A recently-published Finnish study has found that 12 per cent of people adopted ‘risky’ drinking patterns around the time of retirement. The researchers make the point in their report that retirement is a ‘significant life transition’, which brings substantial change. Some adopt this risky behaviour to help them cope.
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?
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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?
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: the author of Retirement Ready?, Refusing […]
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 […]
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.