Health news

Aussies living longer but in poorer health

An Australian born today is expected to live six years longer than an Australian born 30 years ago, but it isn’t all good news.

Losing Weight

Mediterranean diet improves health more than weight loss

Research concludes that a Mediterranean diet is more important for longevity than whether a person is overweight or obese.

Health & Ageing

Over-70s are fitter and healthier than previous generations: study

People between the ages of 75 and 80 are fitter and healthier than their counterparts 30 years ago, according to a new study.

Retirement Planning

Retirement confidence: It’s about more than the money

With increasing numbers of Australians heading into retirement, those working in the sector must find more compelling ways to engage and assist this group.

Retirement Income

Will your savings go the distance?

It’s important to understand how long your savings need to last for, on average, in retirement. This will help you to plan accordingly, and ensure you don’t either run out.


If you’re 50 and working, your days may be numbered

A Lancet study of healthy working life expectancy in England finds that, on average, people can expect to be healthy and in work for only nine-and-a-half years after the age of 50.


Plan to boost retirement income by 30% and make funding last longer

Government urged to force super funds to offer compulsory longevity risk management to boost retirement income by up to 30 per cent and make it last longer.


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.


Five compelling reasons to keep your life insurance policy after you retire

You may have retired and are thinking that it’s time to retire your life insurance policy. Here are six reasons to keep it.

Health & Ageing

The pros and cons of not having a crystal ball

‘Who would want a crystal ball?’ asks Janelle Ward. There would be too many things we wouldn’t want to know, but it would certainly help retirement planning.


Retire the retirement village

We’re living longer and we’re healthier – time to rethink how our buildings, suburbs and streets are organised.

How much is enough?

Life is for living, while the money lasts

Increased longevity is heaping real pressure on retirees’ finances with 78 per cent of older Australians concerned their finances will not last as long as they do.

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