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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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Eat to improve your memory

What to eat or avoid to improve your memory

Eat to improve your memory

What to eat or avoid to improve your memory and mind.

Five steps to a happier life

Five ways to be happier every day

Five steps to a happier life

Five things you can do every day to become a happier person.

Controlling breathing

Controlling breathing

Controlling breathing

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

What makes you happy?

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What makes you happy?

Nothing beats a strong social network and human contact, so how do you get it?

Fitness

Simple steps to slimmer thighs

Three simple steps to slimmer thighs courtesy of fitness guru Emily Skye.

Exercise your thighs

Controlling breathing

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

Breathing properly

Lifting weights will save your life

Strength training helps older adults live 46 per cent longer.

Do you even lift?

Nutrition

Affordable everyday 'superfoods'

Everyday foods that pack a healthy punch without the high price tag.

Everyday superfoods

Time-saving tips with big rewards

Naturopath Sandra Villella offers some time-saving ways you can invest in your health.

Reap the rewards

Foods for maintaining healthy eyes

We’ve compiled a list of foods and nutrients which are great for maintaining healthy eyes.

A ‘see’ food diet

Alternative Therapies

Are natural therapies safe?

When it comes to natural therapies, it’s important to stop and ask: is this safe for me?

Does natural equal safe?

Five ways to get rid of hayfever fast

The sneezy season is almost upon us, and hayfever sufferers are beginning to seek hayfever relief.

Stifle the sniffle

10 homemade dandruff cures

If dandruff is raining on your parade, why not try these 10 natural cures?

Treat your scalp

Medication

Checking medicine interactions

Could natural remedies and prescribed medicines taken together be harmful?

Is herbal always safe?

Do antibiotics and alcohol mix?

When taking antibiotics it’s common to be told not to consume alcohol.

Antibiotics and alcohol

Take charge of your medication

This Be Medicinewise Week, it’s time to take charge and improve your heath.

Understand your medicines

Pain Management

Where’s that pain coming from?

How your everyday actions may be causing you pain.

Sources of pain

What does my headache mean?

Here are five common types of headaches and how to relieve them.

Target head pain

Seven ways to alleviate joint pain

Seven ways to help alleviate joint pain so that you can go on with your day.

Move well

Weight Loss

Do you have the fat gene?

Do you still feel hungry even though you’ve had enough food to sustain your body?

Good or bad genes?

Seven ways to keep the weight off

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

Figure-looking good

What’s your body fat telling you?

The placement of your body fat can reveal hidden truths about your health.

Is your health at risk?

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 ...

Find out more

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 ...

Find out more

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Free seniors reading glasses

Can you still access eye glasses free through VisonCare.

Can you get free eye glasses?

Grandparents

My house, my rules

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

Discover the answer

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

Grandson’s inappropriate girlfriend

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

Should he talk to him?

Relationships

Is she drinking too much?

John is happy in his new relationship, until his partner has a drink that is.

Drinking to excess

Does your family really know you?

Sometimes what makes us so special are the things people don’t know about us.

Share yourself

Enjoy the festive season stress free

Christmas is supposed to be fun but it can bring a lot of stress.

Stop the stress

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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