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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.

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Five tips to improve your memory

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Five tips to improve your memory

Here are five great ways to improve your power of retention.

The sin of ‘letting yourself go’

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The sin of ‘letting yourself go’

In our youth-centric society, we are all under the microscope.

Myths and facts about your skin

How well do you know your own skin?

Myths and facts about your skin

We delve deep beneath the surface to learn more about the skin we’re in.

How to stop caring about rejection

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How to stop caring about rejection

Fear of rejection? Become a psychopath.


Is walking enough to lose weight?

Want to use walking as exercise? Here’s how to do it.

Better health

Simple steps to slimmer thighs

Three simple steps to slimmer thighs courtesy of fitness guru Emily Skye.

Exercise your thighs

Controlling breathing

If simple activities cause you to “huff and puff”, learning to control your breathing can help.

Breathing properly


High-fibre snacks for weight loss

These five high-fibre snacks taste great and will help you lose weight.

High-fibre fun

Are gluten-free diets a fad?

Dropping gluten from your diet is definitely in vogue, but at what cost?

Is it just a fad?

Is your digestive system too slow?

How long it takes to digest your food really does matter.

The sweet corn test

Alternative Therapies

Are supplements a sham?

A CHOICE study questions the efficacy of complementary medicines.

Do they work?

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


Checking medicine interactions

Could natural remedies and prescribed medicines taken together be harmful?

Is herbal always safe?

Do antibiotics and alcohol mix?

When taking antibiotics it’s common to be told not to consume alcohol.

Antibiotics and alcohol

Take charge of your medication

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

Understand your medicines

Pain Management

Where’s that pain coming from?

How your everyday actions may be causing you pain.

Sources of pain

What does my headache mean?

Here are five common types of headaches and how to relieve them.

Target head pain

Seven ways to alleviate joint pain

Seven ways to help alleviate joint pain so that you can go on with your day.

Move well

Weight Loss

Slimming 60s

Once you reach 60, it’s vital that you maintain a healthy body weight.

Ditch the scales

Brain-training app for weight loss

A new app trains your brain to stop consuming unhealthy food and drinks.

Eliminate food cravings

The only way to lose weight

Dieticians say that Aussies are wasting time and money on pricey fad diets.

Lose weight for good


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 ...

Find out more


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?


Should I have an affair?

George can’t stop thinking about having sex with someone else.

Stray thoughts

My dad is Twitter mad

Jo Lamble helps Carol navigate the social media minefield with her father.

Time to ditch Twitter?

How sex can help you lose weight

These three ‘old-favourite’ sexual positions can also help you to lose weight.

Better than a diet

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

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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