Wellbeing

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.

Reflux drugs linked to memory loss

Reflux drugs linked to memory loss

Reflux drugs linked to memory loss

New research reveals that acid reflux drugs may impair memory and concentration.

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‘Revolutionary’ pain treatment

‘Revolutionary’ pain treatment

‘Revolutionary’ pain treatment

A new class of preventative drugs is offering life-changing treatment for migraine sufferers.

How healthy are your bones?

What you need to know about bone health

How healthy are your bones?

When was the last time you checked on the health of your bones? Here’s why ...

Why seniors are lonely in a crowd

Why seniors are lonely in a crowd

Why seniors are lonely in a crowd

Loneliness rivals smoking and obesity in its impact on shortening longevity.

Air pollution can worsen bone health

Air pollution can worsen bone health

Air pollution can worsen bone health

As smoke from bushfires shrouds our cities, scientists have made a worrying discovery.

Fitness

Why you'd better start walking

This simple exercise is better for you than you may think.

Steppin’ out

Benefits of weightlifting for seniors

A review of 126 scientifically backed articles has concluded that there are 78 benefits of strength training for older adults.

Strong seniors

Your walk can predict Alzheimer’s

The way people walk is an indicator of how fast their brains are ageing.

How fast do you walk?

Nutrition

What’s really in your fast food

Few of us are naive enough to believe that fast foods are doing us any good, but you may still be surprised to learn what’s really in your order.

Fast and fatty

Avoiding the Christmas bloat

A post-Christmas feast recovery guide for the festive season.

Beat the bloat

These health foods have a dark side

When we eat ‘healthy’ food we like to think that we’re doing something good for our bodies. But there is a dark side to many of the foods that we think are beneficial.

The good and the bad

Alternative Therapies

Activity helping dementia sufferers

People with dementia have shown they can flourish in ways that they, their caregivers and loved ones never thought possible.

Therapy with a difference

How to cure a hangover

The festive season heralds a time for joy, cheer and hangovers.

The morning after

Can turmeric improve your health?

Turmeric has long been considered a wonder spice, but does it really work?

Potent powder

Medication

Reflux drugs linked to memory loss

New research reveals that acid reflux drugs may impair memory and concentration.

Reflux results

‘Revolutionary’ pain treatment

A new class of preventative drugs is offering life-changing treatment for migraine sufferers.

Fewer side effects

Don’t set and forget your meds

Doctor warns that it’s critical to review any medicines regularly to see if changes are warranted.

Reviews are critical

Pain Management

The holy grail of pain relief?

Research set to reveal if a new drug is in the making after researchers find fungus that mimics opioids.

Fewer side effects

Miracle arthritis pain vaccine

Researchers have developed a vaccine which can block arthritis pain.

Cure for arthritis pain?

How to be the boss of your pain

Melinda Bowd shares her journey and how she learnt to live with chronic pain.

Getting started

Weight Loss

Why people gain weight as they age

Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now we know why.

Ageing excuse

Yo-yo dieting could be good for you

Repeatedly losing and regaining weight may lead to lower body fat percentages.

Weight cycle

Weight linked to brain ageing

Having a bigger waistline in your 60s may be linked with brain ageing years later.

Weighty issue

Pets

A drug-free way to boost your health

Hundreds of studies across the planet can’t be wrong.

Is your tail wagging?

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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Discounts

Free seniors reading glasses

Can you still access eye glasses free through VisonCare.

Can you get free eye glasses?

Grandparents

The best investment you’ll ever make

You’ve nurtured and prepared your children to be happy and healthy adults. Now they’re grown up with children of their own arriving, there’s different, long lasting support you can provide.

A gift for life

Thoroughly modern grandparents

Tips and fun ideas for spending time with the grandchildren.

Staying in touch

Caring for Mum when the tables turn

Annabelle Carter Short shares lessons learnt while caring for her mother, who has dementia.

Caring for Mum

Relationships

Why seniors are lonely in a crowd

Loneliness rivals smoking and obesity in its impact on shortening longevity.

Fighting loneliness

Rise and rise of the sexy senior

It’s healthy to talk about sex – in all its forms – no matter what your age.

Debunking stereotypes

Time to talk about herpes

We’re getting better at discussing once delicate topics, now it’s time for a candid conversation about herpes.

Minimise the risk

Product Road Tests

How to find the perfect pillow

Having trouble sleeping? Your pillow may be the problem.

Pillow problems solved

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

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

Caring for Mum when the tables turn

Annabelle Carter Short shares lessons learnt while caring for her mother, who has dementia.

Caring for Mum

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

Families come in all shapes and sizes

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