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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.

The physical effects of loneliness

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The physical effects of loneliness

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How to use stress to your advantage

How to harness stress

Stress is an inevitable part of adult life, but it doesn’t have to hold you ...

Make the most of your mornings

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Make the most of your mornings

Here are seven tips to get your day started the right way.

Mood foods: eating for anxiety

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Mood foods: eating for anxiety

Foods that improve or worsen anxiety, stress and depression.

Grey is the new black

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Grey is the new black

Grey hair is back in fashion so it's time to ditch the dye.


How to lose weight, not money

These handy hints will ensure that you lose weight without wasting money.

Thin waist, fatter purse

Cutting down on caffeine

Can’t get through the day without a caffeine hit? These tips may help.

Kick the habit

What is reformer Pilates?

Physiotherapist Jason Lee explains the benefits of reformer Pilates.

Pilates with a twist


10 spring superfoods

Find out which superfoods are in season for spring.

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Why diets fail

The top five reasons why most diets fail, and how to fix them.

How to shed the kilos

The best cheap cuts of meat: beef

The least expensive cuts of meat can often be the tastiest.

Beef on a budget

Alternative Therapies

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?

Five ways to get rid of hayfever fast

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

Stifle the sniffle

10 homemade dandruff cures

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

Treat your scalp


Take charge of your medication

This Be Medicinewise Week, it’s time to take charge and improve your heath.

Understand your medicines

Best festive medicine cabinet

We offer a handy list of medicines and first-aid items to keep in your medicine cabinet.

Keep these handy

Current osteoporosis treatments

Glenda wants to know about the most up-to-date treatments for osteoporosis.

Not just medicine

Pain Management

How to heal foot pain

We look at some common foot ailments and how to fix them.

Heal your heels

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is not just ‘part of getting older’ – it affects around eight million Australians of all ages. So, what exactly is it?

Treating pain

The pain of tennis elbow

Jason Lee explains what can be done to treat tennis elbow.

No racquet required

Weight Loss

Why you can’t just ‘burn’ fat

Weight loss advice: Losing weight is about more than just ‘burning fat’.

How ‘fat’ works

How to boost your metabolism

Struggling to shift those kilos? Here are some tips to rev your body’s engine.

Rev your body’s engine

Should you have a diet cheat day?

Enjoy your weekend – have a diet cheat day

Is it okay to cheat?


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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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 ...

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Free seniors reading glasses

Can you still access eye glasses free through VisonCare.

Can you get free eye glasses?


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?


Aged care and the sexual revolution

Sexual intimacy in aged care is a basic human right that’s currently being neglected.

A basic human need

How far would you go for love?

Man hospitalised after waiting 10 days at airport to meet his online girlfriend.

The things we do for love

Spotting relationship warning signs

Would you be able to spot the warning signs that your relationships in trouble?

Don't miss the signs

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

Do soapless cleansers kill germs?

Will soapless cleansers clean stains and kill germs as well as traditional soap?

Do they really kill germs?

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


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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