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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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There's so much more to travel than being away from home

How to take travel home with you

The health benefits of travel don't have to end after your holiday.

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I think I need a retirement coach

I think I need a retirement coach

I think I need a retirement coach

The financial plan is in place; now for the hard part.

Are you feeing the cold more?

Are you feeing the cold more?

Are you feeing the cold more?

Seven reasons why coats and scarves may be standard dress.

How to tell if you have bad breath

How to tell if you have bad breath

How to tell if you have bad breath

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How often should you poo?

How often should you poo?

How often should you poo?

How often should you poo each day and when should you worry about it?

Fitness

Get a grip on those love handles

Diet and exercise tips to shed hard-to-remove fat

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Getting the right fit for fitness

Fitness footwear doesn’t have to be expensive – it just needs to fit right.

Footwear fit fundamentals

How to get fit when you hate exercise

Techniques to get fit – even if that wasn’t your New Year’s resolution.

Take it slowly

Nutrition

Healing powers of dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health.

Dark secrets

Smelly start to a serious story

If you’re on the nose, there may be reason to head to your GP.

Beans are mean

Breakfast myths busted

Three reasons why breakfast isn’t always the most important meal of the day.

To breakfast or not?

Alternative Therapies

The healing power of honey

Throughout history, people have used honey as both a food and a medicine.

The sweet stuff

How to manage a healthy gut

How to ensure that your gut bacteria has the right levels of ‘good’ bacteria.

Trust your gut

Is aromatherapy all in the mind?

The medical power of essential oils has been debated for centuries

When oils ain’t oils

Medication

How general anaesthetic works

Sometimes it’s necessary, but you should still know what it does to your body.

Local or general?

Are antibiotics really the answer?

Incorrect use of infection-fighting drugs is alarming the medical world

Rise of the superbug

The perils of painkillers

Counting the cost of long-term use of common drugs

Numbers alarm health experts

Pain Management

Are these scans helpful or harmful?

Our expert advises on how to best diagnose an aching back.

What you should know

Understanding the science of pain

Sometimes it hurts, sometimes it’s a mystery.

Relief at hand

Life without codeine: what now?

Patients living with pain need to seek alternative treatments.

Developing a holistic plan

Weight Loss

How ageing affects your weight

As we age, the way we define ‘healthy weight’ changes.

Take a load off

All about middle-aged weight gain

Our friends at Jean Hailes explain what's really going on in midlife weight gain.

Managing midlife weight

How to get rid of belly fat

Belly fat can be a significant risk factor for serious health problems.

Fighting fat

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

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

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

Relationships

The power of Plan B

Actively preparing an exit strategy saved this marriage.

Take control

TV and me: it’s all-out war

Televisions have their place – behind closed doors in a dedicated room.

Conversation killer

School reunion: to go or not to go

Even if school reunions aren’t your ‘thing’, you might find them fun after all.

A fun class act

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

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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