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.

Are fish oil claims a bit fishy?

Fish oil supplements: A good catch or something fishy?

Are fish oil claims a bit fishy?

The jury is still out on whether omega-3 supplements reduce heart attacks.

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What is misophonia?

Misophonia making you mad?

What is misophonia?

There may be an explanation for repetitive pop music or other sounds that make you ...

Is your home harming you?

Could you have a silent killer in your home?

Is your home harming you?

If there’s mould in your home, you’re at risk, researchers warn.

Palliative ‘self-care’ group

Palliative ‘self-care’ group

Palliative ‘self-care’ group

Staring death in the face, friends tell stories – while they can still be told.

Best and worst foods for your liver

Best and worst foods for your liver

Best and worst foods for your liver

Foods you should both increase and avoid to make your liver love you.

Fitness

Why strength training is critical

Physiotherapist Jason Lee explains what we should be doing to keep our muscles strong.

Get stronger at home

How to … get fit without exercising

Exercise-free fitness … it’s more realistic than you think with these achievable daily changes.

Exercise-free fitness

The best exercise for older people

Recent research shows that resistance training improves the health of over-65s.

Resistance workout

Nutrition

How to satisfy those winter food cravings

Ten healthy alternatives to your winter cravings that both satisfy and nourish.

Substitute and satisfy

Can organic foods cut cancer risk?

Study links organic foods to a reduced cancer risk, but what do the academics say?

Research check

Foods that burn fat

If you’re trying to burn fat faster, make sure you include these 14 foods into your diet.

Fat fighters

Alternative Therapies

Natural cold remedies

Do you use any of these natural remedies that can help both prevent and fight off a cold?

Natural remedies

Herbal supplements to avoid

Because supplements are marketed as natural, they must be safe. Not so ...

Herbal hazards

On the scent of a fix for dementia

A poor sense of smell can signal cognitive decline, but ‘smell training’ could help.

Smell the roses again

Medication

Herbal supplements to avoid

Because supplements are marketed as natural, they must be safe. Not so ...

Herbal hazards

Parkinson’s breakthrough

Scientists discover why a cancer drug is able to alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms.

Closer to a cure?

When will antibiotics kick in?

What you can expect once you start taking medicine for an infection.

The ‘right’ antibiotic

Pain Management

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

Osteoarthritis exercises made easy

Physiotherapist’s video shows four easy exercises for osteoarthritis sufferers.

Ease the pain

Weight Loss

Foods that burn fat

If you’re trying to burn fat faster, make sure you include these 14 foods into your diet.

Fat fighters

Eleven worst foods in your fridge

These common foods found in the fridge might be harming your health and waistline.

Enemies in the fridge

Avoid these mistakes to lose weight

If you’re following a strict diet but not losing weight, this might be why.

Are salads good for you?

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

Caring for Mum when the tables turn

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

Caring for Mum

Babysitting grandparents live longer

Helping out with the grandkids could have significant health benefits.

Fountain of youth

My house, my rules

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

Discover the answer

Relationships

Mother’s Day for Beryl and Joan

Awaiting a family ‘invasion’ – like any other couple.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Who gets custody of the friends?

Coping with lost friends in a divorce can be heartbreaking, writes Elizabeth Quinn.

Unfriendly fire

Why we crave friendship

Friendships fulfil an innate human need, says psychologist Caroline Anderson.

Friendly advice

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

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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