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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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You could live longer than you think

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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.

How much sleep do you need?

How much sleep do you need?

How much sleep do you need?

Watch this quick video to find out how much sleep you need at different stages ...

Five ways to improve gut health

Five ways to improve gut health

Five ways to improve gut health

Keep your digestive system healthier with these five suggestions to improve your gut health.

Fitness

What’s your waist telling you?

What’s the best guideline to follow for monitoring your body weight?

Tape measure truths

Set goals to kick unhealthy habits

Here are seven positive health habits you can start today.

Back on track for good

Does sex count as exercise?

Sex: it’s fun (while it lasts), but can we really refer to it as exercise? Let’s find out …

Sexy strength training

Nutrition

Foods for fighting pain

Is there another way to alleviate the pain than popping a pill? Yep. It’s food.

Move freely

Seven foods dieticians won’t touch

Find out which unlikely foods dieticians say you should avoid.

Hunger game foes

Vegan fad sliced and diced

Is vegan food the new plate of the day?

Mind your mung beans

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

The truth about painkillers

Today we put to bed three of the most persistent myths about painkillers.

Know your pills

Branded vs generic medications

Is it worth buying branded medicine?

Go cheaper or play safe?

Best supplements for osteoporosis

Jason Lee answers Anne’s question about the best supplements to take for osteoporosis.

To calcium or not?

Pain Management

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

How to manage knee osteoarthritis

Physiotherapist Jason Lee explains how to manage the pain of knee osteoarthritis.

Reduce your pain

Common myths about chronic pain

Myths about pain can be harmful. So we dispel five common ones about chronic pain.

It’s not in your head

Weight Loss

Will your weight kill you?

Being overweight could be more deadly than you think.

What’s your BMI?

Losing weight for your body type

Find out how your body type affects weight loss and weight gain.

Which one are you?

Walk off the weight

How to use walking as exercise, to lose weight and stay healthy.

It’s a walk in the park

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

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?

Relationships

How to get over an ex

If you had to simplify the process of a break-up, here’s how it would be done.

Break-ups 101

Why sex matters to men

Bettina Arndt discusses what men wish women knew about sex.

Why sex matters

Can two live as cheaply as one?

What financial issues should you consider before taking the plunge?

How much will you need?

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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