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.

Some aged care homes ‘run like a factory’

aged care run like a factory

Some aged care homes ‘run like a factory’

‘Frankly, there are some places … I wouldn't go anywhere near,’ says professor.

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Combat these health issues with exercise

The best exercises to help combat five common health problems

Combat these health issues with exercise

Regular exercise can help manage symptoms and improve health.

Eat to improve your memory

What to eat or avoid to improve your memory

Eat to improve your memory

What to eat or avoid to improve your memory and mind.

Cholesterol facts and fiction

Cholesterol explained – and how to go about reducing it

Cholesterol facts and fiction

If you have high cholesterol, there are ways to deal with the problem without drugs.

The blanket you’ve been weighting for

Could a weighted blanket help you sleep better?

The blanket you’ve been weighting for

Struggling to sleep but don’t want to take meds? This may be the solution.

Fitness

Health benefits of swimming

It's low impact, meditative and uses your whole body. What more do you want?

Lower your stress levels

10 ways to increase your energy

Are you feeling fatigued? These 10 tips will help boost your energy.

Reclaim your get-up-and-go

Who remembers these exercise fads?

Jazzercise, step aerobics and Tae Bo: step right up if you remember these.

Grab your leg warmers

Nutrition

Eat to improve your memory

What to eat or avoid to improve your memory and mind.

Food to improve memory

Signs that your diet is unsuitable

Six common symptoms that may mean you're not getting everything you need from your diet.

Food for thought

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

Alternative Therapies

Seven uses for eucalyptus oil

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

The most essential oil

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

Relieve your allergies naturally

Spring is on its way – and so is allergy season.

Stop seasonal sniffles

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

Easier access to cannabis oil closer

Soon, you may not need a prescription to buy some cannabis products.

Over-the-counter sales

Manage arthritis stiffness

Mornings are that much harder when your joints are stiff and painful.

Ease arthritic joints

Weight Loss

Fat legs offer health protection

Adults with fatter legs are less likely to have high blood pressure.

Good news for some

Can a late dinner lead to weight gain?

Eating a late dinner may contribute to weight gain and high blood sugar.

Time to eat

Does a big brekkie burn more calories?

Research shows breakfast may play a bigger role in our health than previously thought.

Eat up!

Pets

Bizarre facts about cats

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

Should they drink milk?

Cats that made their mark on the world

When these five famous felines meow, people listen.

Fabulous felines

Happiness on a cold day

Though we may sometimes forget it, it's the little things in life that can make us happy.

Cold enough for you?

Discounts

Free seniors reading glasses

Can you still access eye glasses free through VisonCare.

Can you get free eye glasses?

Grandparents

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

Celebrate Mother’s Day remotely

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

Send some love

Relationships

Keeping your sex life on track as you age

Therapist Lucy Patarcic debunks five common myths about sex and ageing.

Too old for sex?

Sexiest screen stars over 60

Survey reveals the ‘golden oldies’ who get our pulses racing the fastest.

Do you agree?

Is this what’s affecting your sex drive?

Libido levels vary through life: here are some common causes.

Turn-offs

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

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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