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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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Are you feeing the cold more?

Are you feeing the cold more?

Seven reasons why coats and scarves may be standard dress.

How to take travel home with you

There's so much more to travel than being away from home

How to take travel home with you

The health benefits of travel don't have to end after your holiday.

How to tell if you have bad breath

How to tell if you have bad breath

How to tell if you have bad breath

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How often should you poo?

How often should you poo?

How often should you poo?

How often should you poo each day and when should you worry about it?

Fitness

Foolproof ways to move more

Jean Hailes offers you foolproof ways to start moving and keep moving for optimum health.

Sit less, move more

Exercise without trying

You can fit exercise into your regular day without having to dedicate extra time to working out.

Easy exercise

Waging war on broken bones

We lose bone mass and strength as we age, but there are delaying tactics.

Wonder of weight-bearing

Nutrition

Are you getting enough calcium?

Most adults only get about half the amount of calcium they need each day.

Healthy bones

Foods to avoid so you stay regular

Constipation can be uncomfortable and your diet may be to blame.

Poo problems

Food to boost gut health

Fresh tomato-based sauces could be doing wonders for your gut.

Sauce of good health

Alternative Therapies

The healing power of honey

Throughout history, people have used honey as both a food and a medicine.

The sweet stuff

How to manage a healthy gut

How to ensure that your gut bacteria has the right levels of ‘good’ bacteria.

Trust your gut

Is aromatherapy all in the mind?

The medical power of essential oils has been debated for centuries

When oils ain’t oils

Medication

Are natural antibiotics safe?

Certain natural substances have antibacterial properties, but which are safe to use?

Home remedies

How general anaesthetic works

Sometimes it’s necessary, but you should still know what it does to your body.

Local or general?

Are antibiotics really the answer?

Incorrect use of infection-fighting drugs is alarming the medical world

Rise of the superbug

Pain Management

Five ways to relieve arthritis pain

With winter comes an increase in arthritis pain. Here’s how to combat it.

Find out more

End of joint pain a few steps away

Avoid these 11 bad habits that weaken your joints.

Minimise joint pain

Are these scans helpful or harmful?

Our expert advises on how to best diagnose an aching back.

What you should know

Weight Loss

Why half of diet attempts fail

Why fad diets continue to entice, and why they often fail to deliver.

Diet fails

How ageing affects your weight

As we age, the way we define ‘healthy weight’ changes.

Take a load off

All about middle-aged weight gain

Our friends at Jean Hailes explain what's really going on in midlife weight gain.

Managing midlife weight

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 ...

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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

A guide to safe sex for boomers

Many older Australians starting new relationships forget about safe sex.

Play it safe

Making friends after 50

Although making friends later in life is difficult, perseverance is worth it.

Friendly 50s

The power of Plan B

Actively preparing an exit strategy saved this marriage.

Take control

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

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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