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.

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Why so many Aussies are burnt out

Why so many Aussies are burnt out

Why so many Aussies are burnt out

The health conditions that are hurting too many Australians.

‘Keep taking blood pressure meds’

‘Keep taking blood pressure meds’

‘Keep taking blood pressure meds’

The Heart Foundation is urging Australians not to stop taking their medication.

Things to do when stuck at home

woman exercising at home

Things to do when stuck at home

Retirees are usually an active bunch, so what are you going to do with all ...

Experts urge planning not panic

Experts urge planning not panic

Experts urge planning not panic

Experts are urging people to plan for a scenario where they become suddenly unwell.

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

Are sugar substitutes safe?

Sweeteners have become increasingly popular, but what are they doing to your body?

Worse than sugar?

How to fight off the coronavirus

The best weapon we have against the coronavirus is inside us.

Fight COVID-19

Want to stay young? Avoid this drink

Drinking low-fat milk significantly associated with ageing less in adults.

Fountain of youth

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

Update your medicines list now

If you take one or more regular medicines, now is the time to make sure you have an up-to-date list of all the medicines you take.

Update this list

‘Keep taking blood pressure meds’

The Heart Foundation is urging Australians not to stop taking their medication.

Don’t stop medicating

Is that medication right for you?

Antibiotics can be lifesavers, but are you sure you have been prescribed the ones that are right for you?

Lifesaving choice

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

Can pollution make you gain weight?

New study shows poor air quality alters human gut bacteria and can contribute to weight gain.

Dirty air problems

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

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 ...

Find out more

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

Is help available to grandparents?

Martha has heard she may be eligible for some payments and services as a grandparent carer.

Centrelink Q&A

Why men die younger

According to popular theory, men live shorter lives because they take bigger risks.

Mere males

Until debt do you part

Why you need to put finance before romance and do a credit check on your partner.

Credit rated couples

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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