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.

Food for thought

Remember your 20s and 30s, when your body could bounce back from erratic eating and overindulgence? Those

Get with the strength

Increasingly, Australians of all are converting to strength training. The science comprehensive –

A pain in the heel

Pain in the heel can be debilitating and hard to get rid of, so seek treatment early, advises Jane

Battle of the bulge

In early 2008 Australia gained the title of ‘fattest country in the world'… not the land…

Brain fitness

Brain fitness

November sees the beginning of the seven-day online Brain Fitness Challenge, a competition devised

How to change your laugh

Have you ever been told that your laugh is annoying? Perhaps you just like the sound of someone

Aerobic Exercise

This Mayo Clinic Health Oasis site covers the benefits of aerobic exercise (walking, running, swimming,

Guide From the National Institute on Ageing

This is a comprehensive guide from the US Institute aimed at older people. It covers motivation, what

Be Active Every Day

From the Australian Heart Foundation, here's guidance to physical activity for a healthy heart.

Over 50s Physical Activity

Physical activity for the over 50s. From Victoria's Better Health Channel, covering general

Physical Activity Guidelines

National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians. These guidelines outline the minimum levels


Better Health Channel of the Victorian Government covers pretty what you want to know about walking



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