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.

Are sex problems between the ears?

Are sex problems between the ears not the sheets?

Are sex problems between the ears?

Good sex may be more about what’s happening between your ears than what’s going on ...

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  1. Why people gain weight as they age
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Need a break? Avoid your phone

Need a mental break? Your phone is not the answer

Need a break? Avoid your phone

Study finds that using a smartphone can lead to mental depletion and poor performance.

Oral health linked to dementia

Oral health linked to dementia

Oral health linked to dementia

Studies highlight the importance of good oral health to preserve wellbeing and limit cognitive decline.

Is it hayfever or just a cold?

How to tell the difference between hayfever and the common cold

Is it hayfever or just a cold?

With hayfever season just around the corner, here’s what you should know.

Seeing eyes, loving natures

Seeing eyes, loving natures – guide dogs in training

Seeing eyes, loving natures

For guide dogs and their owners, trust is everything.

Fitness

Free passport to better health

How parks, forests and green spaces contribute to physical and mental wellbeing.

Out and about

Take control of how you age

Lessons learnt from the Super Agers and other key ageing studies.

Taking control

Why strength training is critical

Physiotherapist Jason Lee explains what we should be doing to keep our muscles strong.

Get stronger at home

Nutrition

Food that ‘subverts’ ageing

Nutritionist Sharon Natoli shares five reasons to eat eggs daily.

Wonder food

Yo-yo dieting could be good for you

Repeatedly losing and regaining weight may lead to lower body fat percentages.

Weight cycle

What’s the big deal with omega-3s?

Nine health benefits you didn’t realise you get from omega-3 fatty acids.

Wonders of omega-3

Alternative Therapies

Folk remedy or real

Folk remedies are often neglected by researchers, but not usually so completely.

An old salt

Seven ways to soothe a sore throat

Seven simple ways to soothe your sore throat this winter.

Sore throat season

How to relieve a headache

Got a headache but don’t want to down a handful of paracetamol or ibuprofen?

No tips, no pills

Medication

Avoid buying meds online

Purchasing medical products online may be a greater risk than you think.

Risky retailers

Herbal supplements to avoid

Because supplements are marketed as natural, they must be safe. Not so ...

Herbal hazards

Parkinson’s breakthrough

Scientists discover why a cancer drug is able to alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms.

Closer to a cure?

Pain Management

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

Osteoarthritis exercises made easy

Physiotherapist’s video shows four easy exercises for osteoarthritis sufferers.

Ease the pain

Weight Loss

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

Weight linked to brain ageing

Having a bigger waistline in your 60s may be linked with brain ageing years later.

Weighty issue

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

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

Babysitting grandparents live longer

Helping out with the grandkids could have significant health benefits.

Fountain of youth

Relationships

What to say to a grieving person

No one wants to say the wrong thing to a person in grief, but we often do.

Language of loss

Are sex problems between the ears?

Good sex may be more about what’s happening between your ears than what’s going on under the sheets.

When the going gets tough

Thoroughly modern grandparents

Tips and fun ideas for spending time with the grandchildren.

Staying in touch

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

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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