Wellbeing

How to put insomnia to sleep

Sleep well, insomnia

One of life’s more frustrating opportunities is having the time and a place to sleep, but not being able to. Hello insomnia, it's time to put you to bed. Insomnia for a night or two is common and maddening, but manageable. Long term sleep deprivation has very real ill effects on our health. Poor sleep…

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Fitness for your brain

Mind Exercise can ward off dementia & alzheimer’s according to the latest studies. We can grow new brain cells each & every day with practise. The brain is in a constant state of change, recharging itself, finding new neuronic pathways as it faces challenges. The brains plasticity is a key factor in the study of…

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Caring for ageing pet cat

How to care for your ageing pet cat

My life has been enriched by animals of all types, none more so than my first pet, a cat named Chinny who lived to the grand old age of 22 (that’s over 100 in human years).  Thanks to advances in veterinary science, as well as better nutrition and care at home, this situation isn’t as…

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Baby Boomers Are The Masters of Reinvention

Lorraine Pirihi knows what it takes to reinvent herself as a baby boomer. At 53, she had to turn her world on its head to find a new way to earn a living after a midlife burnout. She is now an author, coach and runs a successful networking group in Melbourne’s Bayside. As a specialist…

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How to start friendships in your 50s and 60s

How to start friendships in your 50s and 60s

Does it feel as though your social life is off taking more regular holidays now that you’re over 50? Prioritise your friendships - good friends are great for your well being. In this article, we’ll explore some ideas to give your social network a boost in your 50s and 60s. What’s happening to your social…

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Seniors caring for ageing parents

How to help ageing parents plan ahead

Living longer, healthier lives means today’s seniors face an almost inevitable challenge of caring for ageing parents, while juggling employment and helping out adult children and their families. How do you manage caring for ageing parents when the rest of your schedule already feels overwhelmingly full? Caring can be rewarding but demanding. Caring for other…

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The Amazing 86 year old Heather Lee

The amazing 86 year old Heather Lee talks to us about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. I remember being 15 years old when an assistant in my Mother’s  business was having her 30th birthday, it seemed to me that being 30 must be really old, little did I realise that one’s thirties can…

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Introducing Beautiful Stretches by June Jones

Regular stretching can provide immense benefits. This is especially true for seniors and the good news is that it’s not hard sweaty work. Stretching should feel pleasurable and when it becomes a daily activity, it becomes a healthy habit. One of the leading members of the Aerobics Oz Style team, June Jones has been in…

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Legionnaires’ disease

Legionnaires’ disease is caused by Legionella bacteria, which are widespread in our environment. They are found in natural water bodies such as rivers, lakes, creeks and hot springs. The bacteria are also found in spas, potting mix, warm water systems and artificial systems that use water for cooling, heating or industrial processes, such as cooling…

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