Happiness doesn’t just have one address

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The kids are gone…finally and suddenly you have to clean a monstrosity of a house which probably doesn’t tie in with retirement being a fun and relaxing time. That is probably one less day of bowls, bridge, golf, etc. and maybe a noose around the neck if you want to travel frequently. Downsizing is a…

Brush up on hand washing and beat the bugs

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As the cure for colds, flus and other seasonal viruses and bacteria continues to elude us, it’s best to avoid getting sick in the first place, and good old handwashing is the cheapest and most effective form of infection control we have. Yet many of us don’t wash our hands when we should and when…

Top excuses we make not to exercise

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Here are some of the top excuses we make not to exercise and how we can overcome them: ‘I don’t have time’ I don’t have to time to exercise translates to I don’t have time to look after my health. If you were to write down a diary of your day, you would find that…

Benefits of Technology

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Rather than being fearful of technology Seniors can find great benefit in embracing all that technology has to offer. Social Connection While no technology can take the place of in-person human interaction, video chat services like Skype, or Internet-based communication channels such as email and social media, can supplement seniors’ social interactions when visits with…

Exercise link to Cancer Survival

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  The impact exercise has on surviving many common cancers can’t be ignored, with Australian research showing the risk of dying may be reduced by nearly a half by regularly walking and lifting moderate weights. A review of more than 100 studies involving tens of thousands of cancer patients worldwide published in the American Journal…

Your Consumer rights in dealing with salespeople

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We’ve all had the experience: you’re at home and the phone rings. It’s a salesperson with a strong desire to sell you something right now and with an almost bulletproof ability to withstand polite refusals. Or there’s a knock on the door and you open it to find the world’s pushiest salesperson with the world’s…

The Blue Zones Diet

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We all know obesity is a dangerous problem in this country, and have heard the dire warnings that some kids today may not even outlive their own parents. Pretty scary stuff. But perhaps solutions can be found in the world’s ‘Blue Zones.’ If you haven’t heard of this concept, it was born back in 2009…

Vigorous exercise could reduce the risk of Alzeimer’s Disease

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Vigorous physical activity could reduce the number of Alzheimer’s cases by up to 30 per cent, according to Professor Nicola Lautenschlager at The University of Melbourne. She calls the benefits to be gained from getting some sweat on your brow ‘massive’. Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder thought to be triggered by the dangerous…

More tinkering with our Retirement

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More tinkering with our Retirement                                          As you may recall a number of superannuation changes were announced in the May Federal Budget. These announcements were extremely unpopular with both parties. So, in September the Treasurer thought he would have another attempt at proposing some superannuation changes. Below I attempt to highlight some of these changes….

The benefits of Fit Ball Fitness

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The simplicity of the Fit Ball translates into balance! Because the ball demands balance, you’ll work muscles you never knew you had or challenge them in a different way. The trial of maintaining perfect posture, on a round and mobile surface can be invigorating, fun and amazingly effective in building functional strength, and challenging your…