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It’s a fact – women get better with age

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New research finds that post-menopausal women become happier as they get older, writes Cheryl Critchley.

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Video: 10 Best physio exercises to ease knee pain

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As our joints begin to increase in age, so to does our pain. Most significantly is knee pain. They are holding all our body weight and are constantly on the go, twisting and turning and keeping us stable.

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How to boost your energy levels naturally this winter

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Energy levels can fluctuate at the best of times, even before considering the colder months and the toll they take on us. As we age it becomes increasingly important to make smart health and lifestyle choices to maintain both our wellbeing and energy levels, particularly when the winter months come around. Life Begins At sat down

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Brisk walking each day ‘may cut risk of dying from cancer’

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Brisk walking may cut the risk of dying from cancer, even in more advanced stages of the disease, research suggests.

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Aerobic exercise and tai chi keeps mind sharp for over 50s

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Taking up exercise at any age is worthwhile for the brain, Australian research shows.

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Hold off the fat to ease osteoarthritis

Eating fatty foods could be more damaging to the cartilage in your knees and other joints than everyday wear and tear caused by walking and other exercise, Australian researchers say.

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Melburnians Victoria University needs your dodgy knees

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In a world-first study, Victoria University researchers are investigating what happens to the body when an older person with osteoarthritis of the knees stumbles or falls.

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Top 3 tips for staying positive and productive in the darker months

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As the end of daylight savings can leave Aussies feeling pretty blue with the lack of sunlight leaving many feeling tired, unproductive and lacking in energy. Highlighting the impact of lighting on people’s lives, recent research conducted by Philips Lighting shows that 80% of the nation feel more positive if they live in a light

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Scientists closer to anti-ageing drug

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Scientists are a step closer to unlocking the mystery of how to reverse the ageing process. They’ve discovered that a natural compound found in fruit and vegetables, including avocado and broccoli, can help repair DNA that’s been damaged by ageing and radiation exposure.

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Older Australians urged to count steps and stay out of hospital

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Older Australians can reduce their time spent in hospital by walking an extra 4300 steps, or 3 kilometres per day, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

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