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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.

How well do you know your bones?

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How well do you know your bones?

Check your bone health with the Know Your Bones online self-assessment.

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Poor suburbs can expect hot summer

New study finds poorer suburbs can be 10 degrees hotter

Poor suburbs can expect hot summer

Poor and disadvantaged Australian suburbs risk having urban hotspots.

You could live longer than you think

You could live longer than you think

You could live longer than you think

New research suggests the upper limit on mortality may be higher than 115 years.

Mind what you think

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Mind what you think

Are you a worrywart? Mindfulness can combat those negative thoughts.

How to overcome tiredness

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How to overcome tiredness

These five tips will enhance your energy and help you to bounce back.

Fitness

How to get healthy with no effort

Sometimes getting fit seems too much like hard work. What if there was an easier way?

Fitness made easy

Health secrets of the over 55s

As your body ages, you can expect gradual changes, at your body's own pace.

Healthy ageing

What is a tension headache?

Is the throbbing in your head a migraine or tension headache?

Ease the tension

Nutrition

Five tips for better digestion

To maintain a healthy digestive system and prevent constipation, try these tips.

Better bowel

Low budget healthy eating tips

A nutritious diet and a healthy bank account can be difficult to balance.

Five frugal tips

What you need to know about sugar

We cut through the conflicting information to tell you the truth about the sweet stuff.

Sweet stuff

Alternative Therapies

Apple cider vinegar is the cure

What if an everyday kitchen ingredient could cure what ails you?

What can it do for you?

10 homemade dandruff remedies

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

Treat your scalp

Are supplements a sham?

A CHOICE study questions the efficacy of complementary medicines.

Do they work?

Medication

Codeine clampdown limits choice

What alternatives will there be when codeine is banned from over-the-counter sales?

Pain-free relief

Good medicine just gets easier

Let a pharmacist rescue you from the germ-ridden waiting rooms of doctors.

Fantastic pharmacies

Foods that don’t mix with medicine

How drugs and foods interact in your body can be hazardous.

Meds and munchies

Pain Management

Don’t wait to improve joint health

New report urges different approach to treating joint pain and discomfort.

Pain management

The answer to your back pain?

This magical medical device could be the answer to your chronic back pain.

Why not give TENS a try?

Pain relief beyond the pill bottle

Do you suffer from chronic pain? Why not try to ease your pain without drugs?

Ease pain without drugs

Weight Loss

How to get rid of belly fat

Belly fat can be a significant risk factor for serious health problems.

Fighting fat

Drug leads to dramatic weight loss

New drug for diabetes also shows dramatic weight loss potential in just 12 weeks

End of hunger games

Miracle skin patch dissolves fat

Researchers have created a skin patch that can eliminate fat.

Weight-loss success

Pets

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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Discounts

Free seniors reading glasses

Can you still access eye glasses free through VisonCare.

Can you get free eye glasses?

Grandparents

Babysitting grandparents live longer

Helping out with the grandkids could have significant health benefits.

Fountain of youth

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

Relationships

Clearing out a lifetime’s possessions

After the funeral comes the job of clearing out the house – our tips.

Clearing out the house

Who can you complain to?

When your whole family is dealing with the same trauma, who should you turn to for help?

What is Ring Theory?

How to calm him down

YourLifeChoices’ relationship expert Jo Lamble helps Maria manage her angry husband.

How to calm him down

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

Parents

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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