Your guide to eating out this festive season

While we all look forward to a good break and holiday over Christmas time, it’s very easy to forget our goals of healthy eating and exercise. The focus on relaxation takes over and we become a little more ‘varied’ with our eating choices. So, before you start celebrating the holidays, here are some handy tips to help you come back from vacation looking as smashing as when you left!

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The party that became a funeral for my career

People approaching retirement should consider how they will feel when putting their career in the rearview mirror. Even if you do a good job maintaining contact with your career friends, your career is over and you may have a period of mourning to go through.

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Preparing to flourish in retirement—part 2

A Wellbeing Survey was published that used Martin Seligman’s five pillars underpinning the ‘flourishing life’ to comment on wellbeing. The survey also revealed a number of self-care activities that help in building wellbeing.

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How Australia’s Centrelink looks at gifting

At Centrelink, the term ‘gifting’ is used when a pensioner gives away an item or money; or sells an item for less than its reasonable value; and for failing to take up an entitlement.

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Moving, clutter, and retirement

Moving at any stage of life can be challenging. There’s so much to think about and do. That includes making lists, advising people, institutions, and companies of your new address, and wondering what to keep, what to donate and what to throw away.

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Preparing to flourish in retirement—part 1

The goal in life should be to flourish. That’s what psychologist and founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, says. In 2016, the Australian Psychological Society reported on an Australian Wellbeing Survey that used his five pillars underpinning the ‘flourishing life’ to comment on wellbeing.

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Keeping fit for retirement by simply stepping out

The rise of activity trackers has been useful for both fitness and health. They not only help keep track of how many steps you’re doing each day, but they’ve been shown to motivate you to get you out of your seat more often. How many steps a day should you aim for? The commonly cited goal is to achieve 10,000 steps a day.

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1/2 + 1 + 5 = A great approach to retirement planning

Over the past few months, I’ve interviewed quite a few people in the ‘industry’ about retirement. This formula (½ + 1 + 5) came up a few times. It makes so much sense that it should become common—as in common sense and common knowledge.

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All hail kale—the green superfood

Kale is a popular health food these days, however, it can also be the butt of many jokes or the subject of trending memes on social media. If you’re trying to improve your diet and health, but also turn up your nose at the thought of a kale salad, here’s why you should give kale a second chance.

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Why Noah built the Ark—and preparing for financial crises

Planning for the future often involves making contingency plans, and sometimes we need to ask ourselves, do we have a contingency plan for a time when the world is in great turmoil?

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