How often should you weigh yourself?

Stepping on the scales is a common practice among dieters who want to shed excess body fat. But how frequently should you weigh yourself when attempting to lose those extra kilos and keep them off?

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3 questions to help discover if you’re ready for retirement

Are You Ready for Retirement? That’s a question investor advisor Ken Heise asks. ‘Retirement is a huge transition,’ he says, ‘much like getting married or having kids. And just like those other life events, it takes preparation.’

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How lack of sleep impacts on life and health, and retirement

Not getting enough sleep? That could be an issue to address. A report from the Rand Corporation declares that insufficient sleep is a ‘public health problem’ in the United States, and beyond.

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4 ways to help keep you ‘active, mobile, and feeling great’

We all know exercise is important for good health. Unfortunately, most Australians aged 55-64 don’t exercise or exercise only in a limited way.

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IT MAY BE HARD TO TALK ABOUT MONEY, BUT IT’S ESSENTIAL

Couples fight about money. In fact, one study discovered it was the ‘number one issue couple’s fight about.’ And it discovered that ‘money fights’ were the second leading cause of divorce—behind infidelity.

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FRUITS AND VEGGIES MAKE FOR STRONG BONES

When it comes to bone health, calcium is a vitally important component of our diet. But what else helps to keep our bones strong and healthy?

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Podcast: Research calls for a whole-of-life approach to retirement

The research says that the best retirements come from a holistic approach to life and retirement. That’s according to Joanne Earl, an associate professor and retirement researcher at Macquarie University. She suggests a ‘six-bucket’ approach that involves an emphasis on all the following: Health; Wealth; Social; Cognitive; Emotional; Motivational. Bruce Manners is the author of Retirement […]

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Does kombucha live up to the hype?

Kombucha is one of the newest health crazes to hit the media. As dietitians, we often get asked if it’s a healthy choice or just another food fad. Read on to see what the science says and decide for yourself. What is it? Kombucha is a fermented tea drink that has become popular as part […]

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You’ve got to laugh—it’s good for you, and your retirement

It’s healthy to laugh. At the Let’s Laugh website you will find a whole list of health benefits of laughter. These include: boosting the immune system, reducing the risk of heart disease, decreasing stress, reducing blood pressure, it can even be a mild antidepressant. These are benefits worth having. Each one of them.

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The truth about chocolate—it isn’t all bad news

When it comes to chocolate, we’ve all heard the message that it causes weight gain. Yet there’s also some conflicting information out there about the antioxidants in chocolate being good for you. So what’s true and what’s false? And can you enjoy chocolate guilt free?

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