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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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Controlling breathing

Controlling breathing

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

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Prescription drug dependence

Prescription drug dependence

A growing section of the population is becoming hooked on over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

Regenerate your immune system

Regenerate your immune system

Fasting for just three days could be enough to regenerate your entire immune system.

Best websites for getting help

Best websites for getting help

Five of the top websites for getting help in any situation, from health advice to ...

Stop winter from weathering your skin

Stop winter from weathering your skin

Cold weather, with its low relative humidity, can leave your skin dry and flaky.

Fitness

Lower your blood clot risk

Seven lifestyle changes which can lower your risk of developing blood clots

Minimise your risk

Is midlife weight gain inevitable?

Weight gain doesn’t have to be a fact of midlife

Is midlife causing your midriff to spread?

Controlling breathing

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

When you’re short of breath

Nutrition

Lower your blood clot risk

Seven lifestyle changes which can lower your risk of developing blood clots

Minimise your risk

Is midlife weight gain inevitable?

Weight gain doesn’t have to be a fact of midlife

Is midlife causing your midriff to spread?

Gluten-free diet myths

There are many myths about the health benefits of eating gluten free.

Is it really a healthy option?

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. Arthritis Awareness Week is a great reminder that 3.85 million Australians suffer from arthritis (Access Economics, 2007), and that 62 per ...

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Weight Loss

Is midlife weight gain inevitable?

Weight gain doesn’t have to be a fact of midlife

Is midlife causing your midriff to spread?

Five weight-loss websites

These five websites will help, whether you’re looking to drop two or 20 kilos.

Battle the bulge online

15 weird ways to burn 200 calories

Did you know that you can burn 200 calories by brushing your teeth 45 times?

You could sleep for three hours

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

Top five first date ideas

To help you enjoy a successful first date, we share our top five first date ideas.

De-stress your date

Just the two of us

Some simple guidelines may ensure you don’t regret your decision to spend more time with your partner after retirement.

The retirement dream

Could online dating work for you?

Online dating is a great way to meet people, and don’t be put off by those who haven’t tried it.

The joy of online dating

Product Road Tests

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. Installation A big plus – it’s easy, and you don’t need an allen-key, fiddly Ikea screwdriver or engineering degree either. The ...

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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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