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Keeping healthy is an important part of productive ageing but there’s more to life than simply worrying about your health. Emotional and physical wellbeing is just as important and eating well, exercising and taking time to keep your life balanced should all be part of your plan for a long, happy and healthy life.

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Addicted to being busy

When people ask how you are, is your standard response "Good thanks, I'm so busy"?

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Three steps to kickstart your health

These three steps will help you to recognise your rocks and create a holistic health ...

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Stress less through exercise

Friday 24 July is National Stress Down Day. Find out how you can stress less.

How to ditch the tiredness

How to ditch the tiredness

These five tips will enhance your energy and help you to bounce back.

Fitness

Getting back into exercise

Returning to exercise after a long period can often seem a daunting task.

Don’t overdo it

Wearable technology for exercise

Wearable fitness gadgets are the latest trend in technology.

To wear or not?

How to strength train safely

Learn how to do strength training safely and effectively.

Strength-training tips

Nutrition

Which cooking oil is best?

There are many cooking oils available so which one is best?

Cooking oils explained

Focus-boosting foods

These foods will help boost your concentration, memory and mental clarity.

Brain food

Foods that affect your memory

What if it’s your diet that’s really causing memory problems?

Cut out the junk

Alternative Therapies

Can meditation cause you harm?

Could meditation actually do more harm than good?

Know your limits

Paracetamol offers limited benefits

Rose-Hip Vital® is a safe, effective long-term alternative for joint pain and inflammation

A natural alternative

Suffer from arthritis?

There are 3.85 million Australians managing some form of arthritis in their bodies.

What can you do?

Medication

When nature needs a nudge

Nine in 10 Australians experience constipation at some point in their lives.

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Don’t suffer from constipation

It can be difficult to know what is ‘normal’ when it comes to bowel movements.

Relief is easy

Five facts about blood thinners

Here are some facts on blood thinners, should you need to know them better.

Know your medicine

Pain Management

Common myths about chronic pain

Myths about pain can be harmful. So we dispel five common ones about chronic pain.

It’s not in your head

Pain relief beyond the pill bottle

Do you suffer from chronic pain? Why not try to ease your pain without drugs?

Ease pain without drugs

Tips to manage lower back pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common conditions affecting millions of Australians.

Get back to normal

Weight Loss

Seven ways to keep the weight off

These seven lifestyle choices help you to maintain a healthy weight.

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Nine waist-friendly snacks

These nine snacks will look after your waist and please your tastebuds.

Healthy snacks

A mind game to curb hunger

Lose weight using the power of your mind with this ‘game’.

Why not try it?

Pets

Your pet’s home away from home

When you’re away on holiday, PetHomeStay is your pet’s home away from home.

Pet paradise

Free pet treats

As with humans, when animals age they may need a little extra in their diet. Blackmores have created a range of animal vitamin supplements and you can try these for free. Paw4pets.com.au has information on looking after your pet, information on how you can improve their ...

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Pet Pals

People love their pets and some are happy to share the comings and goings on Fido and Tiddles with the rest of the world. If you love your pet and want to share it with other pet lovers, why not give your furry friend their own “Facebook” site. Two new ...

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Discounts

Free seniors reading glasses

Can you still access eye glasses free through VisonCare.

Can you get free eye glasses?

Grandparents

10 clever ways to keep kids busy

These 10 low-cost, low-effort activities will keep grandchildren busy for hours.

Prepare for the school holidays

My house, my rules

How can Audrey reinforce ‘my house, my rules’ when her grandchildren are running riot?

Discover the answer

Grandson’s inappropriate girlfriend

Richard is worried about his grandson’s first girlfriend, who has a poor reputation.

Should he talk to him?

Relationships

Five little ways to show love

These small acts of daily love are more important than any grand romantic gesture.

Little ways to love

How friendships reduce dementia

According to recent research, a lack of friendship can increase your risk of dementia.

Friend therapy

Do sexless marriages survive?

Is sex an essential ingredient for a marriage to survive?

Relationship advice

Product Road Tests

The beauty of Beetox

There's no need for Botox to banish those wrinkles. Try the more natural Beetox for firmer skin.

Banish those wrinkles

Do soapless cleansers kill germs?

Will soapless cleansers clean stains and kill germs as well as traditional soap?

Do they really kill germs?

Product Road Test – Uniback

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Jeff agreed to review the Uniback Back Scrubber for us. He found it easy to install and very useful.

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Parents

Five best family websites

Family is an important part of most people’s lives.

Families come in all shapes and sizes

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