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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.

How to reward yourself

How to reward yourself

How to reward yourself

Rewarding yourself in the right way can have a positive impact on your life.

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Keeping it sexy (without the sex)

Keeping it sexy (without the sex)

Keeping it sexy (without the sex)

This is not an article on sex tips.

Why are more older Australians drowning?

Why are more older Australians drowning?

Why are more older Australians drowning?

We tell you what you need to do to stay safe in the water.

Your body’s amazing balancing act

Your body’s amazing balancing act

Your body’s amazing balancing act

Understanding what’s at work to stop us falling over.

How well do you know your bones?

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How well do you know your bones?

Check your bone health with the Know Your Bones online self-assessment.

Fitness

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

Is your bum starting to sag?

Health experts’ blunt warning on ageing muscles

How to stop the decline

Nutrition

How to make your coffee healthier

Take advantage of your addiction by packing nutrients into your morning brew.

Nutrient boost

Is your food still safe to eat?

How far can you push it before your food becomes unsafe to eat?

Is mould ever okay?

How healthy food can make you fat

Belly fat goes hand in hand with overindulging in healthy fruit

Fruit for thought

Alternative Therapies

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

Home remedies to beat the bloat

Got a Christmas tummy? Here are six home remedies guaranteed to beat the bloat.

Beat the bloat

Medication

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

Codeine clampdown limits choice

What alternatives will there be when codeine is banned from over-the-counter sales?

Pain-free relief

Pain Management

Life without codeine: what now?

Patients living with pain need to seek alternative treatments.

Developing a holistic plan

Don’t wait to improve joint health

New report urges different approach to treating joint pain and discomfort.

Pain management

The answer to your back pain?

This magical medical device could be the answer to your chronic back pain.

Why not give TENS a try?

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 ...

Find out more

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

What your body language reveals

Mind your body language if you don’t want the world to know the real you

Can’t hide a secret

Help! I feel like a doormat!

Anne asks Jo Lamble for tips on how to stop feeling like a doormat.

You matter too

Street ‘happy hour’ hits the spot

It started with a glass of wine on a porch, now the whole street is invited.

The power of company

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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