Wellbeing

   IN THIS SECTION
   Fitness
   Nutrition
   Alternative Therapies
   Medication
   Pain Management
   Weight Loss
   Pets
   Relationships

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.

Mood foods: eating for anxiety

Woman drinking coffee from disposable cup

Mood foods: eating for anxiety

Foods that improve or worsen anxiety, stress and depression.

Top Stories

  1. Five tips to improve your memory
  1. The sin of ‘letting yourself go’
  1. Myths and facts about your skin
  1. How to stop caring about rejection
  1. Yes, you do need a morning ritual

Is cosmetic medicine the answer?

Is cosmetic medicine the answer?

Is cosmetic medicine the answer?

Can cosmetic medicine help reverse the ageing process?

Let’s talk about sleep

Let’s talk about sleep

Let’s talk about sleep

How a regular sleep pattern will help you to function better.

Stretch your Levator Scapulae

Jason Lee explains an easy Levator Scauplae exercise which can help prevent back and neck pain

Stretch your Levator Scapulae

Reduce back and neck pain by learning this quick and easy stretch.

Scientists discover anti-ageing pill

Trials for anti-ageing pills to commence this year

Scientists discover anti-ageing pill

A molecule found in red wine could be the answer to anti-ageing.

Fitness

Seven exercises for better sex

Exercises to help you mentally, physically and, hopefully, sexually.

Seven sexercises

Is walking enough to lose weight?

Want to use walking as exercise? Here’s how to do it.

Better health

Simple steps to slimmer thighs

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

Exercise your thighs

Nutrition

Worst foods to have in your fridge

If you’re on a health kick, then ditch these eight foods from your fridge.

Time for a culinary cull

Steer clear of the Dirty Dozen

For your health’s sake, you may wish to avoid the foods listed in the Dirty Dozen.

Maybe grow your own

How much meat is too much?

A little meat is okay for you. But how do you know if you’re eating too much?

Ease up on the snags

Alternative Therapies

10 homemade dandruff remedies

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

Treat your scalp

Are supplements a sham?

A CHOICE study questions the efficacy of complementary medicines.

Do they work?

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?

Medication

An app to track your medicines

MedicineList+ makes it easier for you to manage your medicines.

Be medicine wise

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

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

Losing 3kg can reduce obesity impact

Small changes to your weight could make a big difference to your health.

Time to trim the fat

Staying slim in your 60s

Once you reach 60, it’s vital that you maintain a healthy body weight.

Ditch the scales

Brain-training app for weight loss

A new app trains your brain to stop consuming unhealthy food and drinks.

Eliminate food cravings

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

Discounts

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

Nine things women wish men knew

Do you want to know what women want from men?

Did we get it right?

The real secret to living longer

Want to know how to live longer? Here’s the answer.

Invest in a friend

Top five holiday fights

No one likes to admit they fight with their travel companion but they are a fact of life.

Trouble in paradise

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

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

Join YOURLifeChoices, it’s free

  • Receive our daily enewsletter
  • Enter competitions
  • Comment on articles

you might also be interested in...

Why you should drink only water

A case for why you should forgo the coffee and switch to water.

How to get rid of hayfever fast

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

Ten early signs of dementia

How do you know if memory loss and confusion are just signs of getting older or are the first indicators that something more sinister is wrong?

How long will you live

David Williams shares how to measure your longevity, and how it shapes your retirement.

Early signs of heart trouble

Early signs and strange symptoms that may potentially indicate heart disease.