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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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Hazards to your hearing
With the world becoming louder, many people are losing their hearing earlier in life. In Australia, there are more people aged 45 to 64 with a hearing loss than those over 65.
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Pelvic floor problems

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Maintaining a healthy brain

Maintaining a healthy brain

Simple steps that will help you look after your brain.

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Cuddles for cash

Professional cuddler makes $7200 per month.

Five easy ways to be healthier

Five easy ways to be healthier

Here are five tweaks to create healthier habits and a happier life, no restrictive diet ...

Controlling breathing

Controlling breathing

If simple activities cause you to “huff and puff”, learning to control your breathing can ...

Fitness

Does BMI matter?

Body Mass Index may not be the answer to defining healthy weight, according to some scientists.

Weigh in on the argument

When is best to exercise?

Have you ever wondered if it makes a difference what time of the day you exercise?

Get the best results

Five ways to burn more fat

Boosting your metabolism allows you to burn more fat. Here are five easy ways to do so.

Farewell fat

Nutrition

Eating healthy on a budget

With a little extra planning and preparation anyone can eat well on a tight budget.

Save on shopping

Which carbs should you choose?

You need carbohydrates in your diet. So which carbs should you consume?

Eat no evil

Five vitamins from real foods

Experts agree that the best way to get the nutrients your body needs is through food. Here is a list of five vitamins and minerals you can get from real foods instead of supplements.

Natural health is best

Alternative Therapies

Vitamins are medicines too

One in two vitamin consumers doesn't consider the risk of interaction with other medication.

How safe is your multivitamin?

The wonder of natural pain relief

If you think you’re popping enough pills, perhaps you should consider a more natural method of pain relief.

No more pills

Home remedies

Learn how to cure a cold, vanish a hangover, relieve a headache and do away with jet lag with these incredible home remedies.

Cure jet lag, colds, hangovers and headaches

Medication

Sorry honey, I’ve got a headache

The most common types of headaches in women are migraines and tension headaches

Is the treatment right for the headache?

Vitamins are medicines too

One in two vitamin consumers doesn't consider the risk of interaction with other medication.

How safe is your multivitamin?

Pain pills hurt hip pockets

Australians are paying up to five times more for the same painkillers.

What does it mean?

Pain Management

Sorry honey, I’ve got a headache

The most common types of headaches in women are migraines and tension headaches

Is the treatment right for the headache?

Tablets cause injuries

Avoid musculoskeletal complaints commonly associated with the use of tablets and smartphones.

Could you avoid injury now?

Get active to combat arthritis

For the nearly one in five Australians who suffer from arthritis, exercise could be key to helping increase muscle strength, joint movement and most importantly, reduce pain.

Find out more

Weight Loss

Five ways to burn more fat

Boosting your metabolism allows you to burn more fat. Here are five easy ways to do so.

Farewell fat

Walk off weight

How to walk to get active, lose weight and stay healthy

Exercise and health

How not to encourage weight loss

A study of 3000 British adults found that fat-shaming actually made people gain weight.

Cruel to be kind?

Pets

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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Top 10 unusual pets

Maybe you’re looking for something a little more exotic than a cat dog or mouse, how about a Madagascar hissing cockroach, which is only one of many unusual pets. Hermit crabs, potbellied pigs and the “Pac-man” frog all feature in Petplace.com’s Top 10 unusual pets. ...

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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

Discreet online dating

There are some simple techniques to keeping your dating profile private.

Keep your dating discreet

Writing your online dating profile

Optimise your online dating profile to attract your ideal partner with Bettina’s list of dos and don’ts.

Meet your match

Top 10 relationship dilemmas

Our selection of the top 10 YOURLifeChoices members daily dilemmas.

Share your advise

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.

See Jeff's review

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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