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.

‘Soviet-style’ aged care mess

mature woman ponders aged care

‘Soviet-style’ aged care mess

Many older Australians are not getting the care and support they need.

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Facts about gum disease

The facts about gum disease

Facts about gum disease

Gum disease is common, but too few people understand it.

What is causing your bad breath?

What is causing your bad breath?

What is causing your bad breath?

Everyone experiences bad breath once in a while, but for some people it never stops. ...

Relieve tired eyes

How to … fight eye fatigue

Relieve tired eyes

Seven ways to relieve your tired eyes.

Tackling lockdown – piece by piece

Tackling lockdown – piece by piece

Tackling lockdown – piece by piece

Steve Perkin discovered the ‘joys’ of dissectology during lockdown. He explains.

Fitness

WHO guidelines on physical activity

All adults over the age of 65 should be aiming for 150–300 minutes of exercise per week.

Let’s get physical

Daily stretching the best habit

It’s not just good for your body …

Prevent injuries

Health benefits of yoga

The effects of fitness extend way beyond how your body looks

Roll out the mat

Nutrition

Detox diets – should you do one?

From juice fasts to colon cleanses, is detoxing actually good for you?

Myths and facts

Best time to take probiotics

Research shows the best time is just before a meal

Keep your gut happy

Fish oil or snake oil?

New study evaluates the value of fish oil supplements in guarding against heart disease.

Something fishy?

Alternative Therapies

Brain supplements that really work

Don’t trust everything you see on TV.

Facts and fiction

10 pain fighting foods

Foods that naturally prevent and ease pain.

Natural pain relievers

Seven uses for eucalyptus oil

That little bottle in the back of your cupboard can do more than you think.

The most essential oil

Medication

Drug crisis stalking older Australians

Health experts urge all Australians to wake up to the dangers.

Risky prescriptions

The danger of daily aspirin for over-70s

Accessible painkiller must be taken with care, study finds.

Mind your medicine

Blood pressure drug in cancer scare

Drug’s properties makes skin more sensitive to the sun, scientists say.

Check with your doctor

Pain Management

10 pain fighting foods

Foods that naturally prevent and ease pain.

Natural pain relievers

Your sleep position affects your health

Some of your favourite sleeping positions may be causing you harm.

Favourite position

Mind over matter when it comes to pain

Research shows when it comes to pain, it’s mind over matter.

Mind over matter

Weight Loss

Metabolism and weight loss

If so, can you do anything to boost it?

Speed up weight loss

Weight loss treatments that work

Lifestyle changes alone may not be enough to find a healthy stable weight.

Lose it

Eleven worst foods in your fridge

These common foods found in the fridge might be harming your health and waistline.

Enemies in the fridge

Pets

Are pet owners happier?

For the first time, the HILDA survey quizzed Aussies about pets. This is what they found.

Truth about cat owners?

Dealing with your pet’s hairy problem

Cleaning expert shares tricks of the trade.

Clever cleaning tips

Bizarre facts about cats

Do they really land on their feet? Does their urine really glow in the dark?

Should they drink milk?

Discounts

Free seniors reading glasses

Can you still access eye glasses free through VisonCare.

Can you get free eye glasses?

Grandparents

The long-distance grandparent

Videos and photos add joy to every day.

Cut off but connected

Fun things with the grandkids

Easy projects that are fun for the whole family and encourage kids to be creative.

Get creative

Jean Kittson’s aged care ‘bible’

A guide that makes navigating the age care maze with elderly parents a heap easier.

The golden rules

Relationships

When a spouse retires

What happens in a marriage when one partner retires and the other doesn’t?

Pitfalls to avoid

Most divorceable wedding songs

It’s the ‘little things’ that lead to marriage failure, says first song study.

Happiness or heartache?

How ‘successful’ are dating apps?

The downsides of dating apps, and how to overcome them.

Does a big ‘pool’ help?

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

Celebrate Mother’s Day remotely

Here’s how to show that you care – from a distance.

Send some love

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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