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The three pillars of wellbeing that can increase longevity

So many of the choices we make that can improve our mental and physical wellbeing in the present are actually things that will improve our longevity.

Fitness

Aerobic exercise can improve memory in older age

Want to boost your mental performance, keep your brain active and reduce your risk of dementia? Cardio could be the answer.

Health News

Sedentary behaviour linked to increased risk of cancer death

Replacing sedentary behaviour with low-intensity physical activity or moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity may be associated with a lower risk of cancer mortality.

Fitness

Experts find yoga can keep seniors young, mentally strong

Observing 90-year-old yoga practitioners has convinced a Flinders University researcher that maintaining yoga exercise is an important means for seniors to maintain youthful agility.

Fitness

I’ve fallen in love with walking – here’s why

Going for a walk can be a lot more than just a stroll around the block. Ms Jenny Stallard gives us her tips for using walking as exercise.

Fitness

Strength training can help protect the brain from degeneration

Brawn can be good for the brain in at-risk older people.

COVID-19

Use it or lose it – a guide to staying active at home

Easy-to-follow exercise advice for older Australians now just a click away.

COVID-19

Even more COVID-19 restrictions eased across Australia

The lockdown is working, the curve is flattening and some states and territories are starting to relax their coronavirus restrictions even more.

Fitness

Why strength training is critical as we age

Regular strengthening and resistance training is beneficial at any age. However, for older Australians, strength training is critical. Physiotherapist Jason Lee explains what we should be doing.

Mind Your Own Retirement Podcast

Best exercises for over-50s

CEO of Fitness Australia, Barrie Elvish joins John to explain how you can access online fitness and exercise classes, and shares the best exercises for over-50s, so you can look after your physical fitness without having to leave your home.

COVID-19

Scientist warns of health risk posed by coronavirus lockdown

Prolonged pandemic-related isolation, physical distancing and workplace closures are leading a McMaster University researcher to raise concern over the health effects of inactivity.

COVID-19

Fitness is your friend – especially now

For older people and those with chronic health conditions, staying active at home is now extra important. Here’s how.

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