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Managing your health can take time and organisation but it's often the best way to age gracefully and independently. Preventative health checks and quick action is often enough to keep minor ailments at bay, but dealing with more serious health conditions can be a challenge. YOURLifeChoices has up-to-date information, research and resources on the health conditions you may encounter as you reach your 50s, 60s 70s and older.
Healthy eating is a great start to your preventative regime. Learning more about nutrition is important and often losing weight is the best way to maximise your energy and help your heart health and resistance to Diabetes 2. Read on for specific information for womens health, mens health and mental health. If you have any questionsor queries, post them on the Health & Wellbeing section of our forum.
Main causes of hearing loss
Understanding the different types and degrees of hearing loss and what causes each is the first step to addressing any hearing problems.
Organise your home
Organise My House is a website which offers handy how-to guides to help you get your home and family organised. It explains how to tackle each aspect of your house and how to get your family involved (without the headache).
Unclutter your brain
The Alzheimer’s Australia BrainyApp is designed to decrease your risk of dementia. Using this may help you to improve your focus, memory and problem-solving skills, keeping your mind sharp and clutter-free.
Spruce up small spaces
Apartment Therapy is all about turning small, pokey apartments into enviable living spaces. It offers low-cost design ideas for people without a lot of space, so that you can use the space you do have more effectively while creating a home that feels good to be in.
Make food simple
Simplifried is all about ending mealtime stress. It offers a seemingly endless supply of meal ideas which are tasty, nutritious and easy to make, complete with instructions. You can ask professional cooks questions, hone your cooking techniques or simply find some new recipe ideas.
Keep track of your weight
When the clutter of everyday life gets on top of you, it can be hard to find the time (and the inclination) to eat well and exercise regularly. Weightloss.com.au has a number of handy tools to help you stay on top of your weight, including free eating plans and a body mass index (BMI) calculator.
Plan your travels
Organising your travel itinerary can be tricky, especially if you are flying with more than one airline. TripIt keeps travel planning simple—just forward the confirmation emails you receive from airlines and hotels to TripIt, and TripIt will build you an itinerary which you can access anytime via the internet on your computer or your smartphone.
Keep your money in order
Run by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), MoneySmart has the most up-to-date information about all things money-related in Australia. Learn how to organise your finances, and make your dollar stretch further with the helpful money-saving tips.
Plan for the future
Over 45 per cent of Australians do not have a valid will, but if the worst should happen this can leave your loved ones financially stranded, or may even mean your money and belongings go to the wrong person. Slater and Gordon offers an easy-to-use online will service, as well as advice on the type of will you might need, so there’s really no excuse not to make one.
Stay up to date with Technology
Lifehacker helps you to maximise your time by giving you the latest technology tips. It focuses on free software downloads of programs designed to make you more productive, be it at work, home, or during your leisure time.
Learn to be a minimalist
It is one thing to be organised. It is another thing entirely to be a minimalist. While many of us find increasingly creative storage solutions, minimalists simply pare back what they have, negating the need for boxes under the bed and drawers in the coffee table. Miss Minimalist introduces you to the minimalist lifestyle and explains how you can live with less ‘stuff’.
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