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Blog articles for those 50 years young and over

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Our blogs are provided by our partners at the 60+Club, who specialise in identifying and publishing newsletters, insights and studies tailored to those aged over 60 years. 60+Club also have a bestselling eBook 9 Proven Ways to Improve Your Health & Well-Being for Over 60s.

For a full range of health insights, blog articles and eBooks tailored for those over 60 years, visit the 60+Club website at www.60plusclub.com.au.




16 handy iPhone tricks for the Baby Boomer generation

Functions on a mobile phone have changed dramatically over the last decade. And with so many new devices being released each year it's hard to keep up with all of the features, functions and settings available. Our latest blog will show you some handy tricks that are available on most iPhones, in particular, features that the Baby Boomer generation may find helpful in every day use.

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16 handy iPhone tricks for the Baby Boomer generation | 60plusclub.com.au



11 health benefits of stretching after 60

Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage.

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11 health benefits of stretching after 60 | 60plusclub.com.au



Four ways to stay relaxed around stressful people

Sometimes the negativity and unrealistic expectations of other people can derail your determination to include relaxation as a valuable part of your life. Don’t let that happen. Instead, consider the following suggestions to help you to remain relaxed around non-relaxed people.

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Four ways to stay relaxed around stressful people | 60plusclub.com.au



Over-65s dodge Downsizing Rules contributions using investment property

July 2018 marks the start of the downsizing rules that may help you sidestep the ever-shrinking superannuation contribution caps. But in what will come as a surprise to many, investment property may be eligible for the $300,000 downsizing superannuation contribution.

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Over-65s dodge Downsizing Rules contributions using investment property | 60plusclub.com.au



Investment, dating, crypto scams rip off millions

The Targeting scams report by ACCC reported losses from scams in 2017 amounted to $340 million, an increase of $40 million over 2016 losses. Investment scams topped the losses at $64 million, an increase of more than 8%. Dating and romance scams caused the second greatest losses at $42 million. See the list of scams...

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Investment, dating, crypto scams rip off millions | 60plusclub.com.au



New Zealand hiking at its best | The Routeburn Track

The Routeburn Track is a 40km one-way trail, linking Fiordland National Park with Mount Aspiring National Park. Shaped by successive glaciations into fiords, rocky coasts, towering cliffs, lakes and waterfalls, this trail is guaranteed not to disappoint. And the birdlife is prolific through forested sections of the track; native tomtits, robins, fantails, wood pigeons and bellbirds.

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New Zealand hiking at its best - The Routeburn Track | 60plusclub.com.au



How much does Facebook know about you? Easy steps to extract your Facebook data

In light of the recent Cambridge Analytica Facebook scandal in the mishandling +50 million users’ Facebook data, now is a good time to see just how much information Facebook knows about you. This will not only surprise you, but should definitely concern you, if you are an engaged Facebook user.

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How much does Facebook know about you? Easy steps to extract your Facebook data | 60plusclub.com.au



Key findings from the Survey of Disability, Ageing & Carers (SDAC)

This article looks at results from the Survey of Disability, Ageing & Carers (SDAC) for Over 65s. The key findings include the long-term health conditions of Over 65's, social participation numbers and Australia's population characteristics and geographic coverage of Over 65's.

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Key findings from the Survey of Disability, Ageing & Carers (SDAC) | 60plusclub.com.au



Improve your memory by reducing stress levels

Research has found that chronic and acute stress have adverse effects on memory processing systems. Therefore, it is important to find ways to reduce the amount of stress in your life if you’re trying to improve your memory This article explores 8 ways to help you begin creating a personalised stress-fighting plan.

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Improve your memory by reducing stress levels | 60plusclub.com.au



How to beat depression after being diagnosed with dementia

Dementia is a pervasive collection of symptoms, including memory loss, confusion, personality change, multi-sensory challenges, and apathy, caused by a number of disorders affecting the brain. However, it is often the stigma surrounding the condition that can be more disabling than the condition itself.

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How to beat depression after being diagnosed with dementia | 60plusclub.com.au



14 tips to develop good sleeping habits

Persistent trouble falling asleep at night or feeling sleepy during the day is not a normal part of the ageing process, and something can be done. Some simple lifestyle changes can make a world of difference to your quality of sleep. Here are 14 tips to help improve on your sleeping habits.

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14 tips to develop good sleeping habits | 60plusclub.com.au



5 techniques to avoid stress

As we get older, many fund it difficult to relax. This is a natural development of breaking away from the daily work-life routine where stress, deadlines, and reporting to management has become ingrained from spending most of our adult life working. This blog looks at 5 quick techniques to avoid stress.

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5 techniques to avoid stress | 60plusclub.com.au



Where do most of our baby boomers live?

The latest ABS data has revealed the regions with the highest median age group, local areas with the highest proportion of baby boomers (48-67 years), and the top 50 council areas with the highest proportion of residents aged 65 and over.

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Where do most of our baby boomers live? | 60plusclub.com.au



The rising popularity of Manufactured Housing Estates (MHEs) for the Over 50s, Over 60s & Retirees

Today, Manufactured Housing Estates (MHEs) are the largest and fastest growing target market within the seniors living spectrum. There is a shortage of supply of affordable senior’s accommodation and a growing demand for such affordable houses, as house prices continue to rise, a lot faster than incomes, whilst MHEs are lot less an investment for owners. This articles explores everything you need to know about MHEs.

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The rising popularity of Manufactured Housing Estates (MHEs) for the Over 50s, Over 60s & Retirees | 60plusclub.com.au



Proven truths on what being over 60 is all about

Read about the benefits behind laughter, smiling, the positive links between owning a pets, and ways of beating dementia and mental health. Also learn the truth about exercising when you're over 60 as well as the good and bad alcohol habits.

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Proven truths on what being over 60 is all about | 60plusclub.com.au





Baby boomers 'booming' our economy

Did you know that the job market in the 60-64 year age group has jumped 165%, that employers/self-employment in the 60+ group has increase 49,000 over 5 years, and that there are many 60+ now perceived as 'boomerprenuers'?

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Baby boomers 'booming' our economy | 60plusclub.com.au



Where are the most popular retirement regions in Australia?

The ABS recently published population estimates by age and sex which provides a timely opportunity to look at the housing market performance of those council areas nationally which are most popular with over 65's.

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Where are the most popular retirement regions in Australia? | 60plusclub.com.au



Are there positive links between laughter & health?

Laughter is an essential ingredient to your better wellbeing. Laughter is known to cure diseases, reduces stress levels and generally makes us feel good; taking our mind off all the negatives. So let's explore the links between laughter and health.

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Are there positive links between laughter & health? | 60plusclub.com.au



15 Myths about exercise and older adults

In this article we debunk the 15 common myths that stop older people from exercising, along with a great case study which links physical activity to improvement in brain volume, and reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

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15 Myths about exercise and older adults | 60plusclub.com.au



Vintage images captured throughout history

Historic images captured throughout history, around the globe. From Audrey Hepburn to Elvis in uniform, Grace Kelly on horseback or riding Penny Farthing's. We have a whole range of historic pictures that you'll enjoy.

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Vintage images captured throughout history | 60plusclub.com.au



19 health benefits of extra virgin olive oil

The health benefits of olive oil are unrivaled, and research reveals more benefits nearly every day. This article take a look at 19 health benefits of extra virgin olive oil and why you should incorporate more of it in your diet.

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19 health benefits of extra virgin olive oil | 60plusclub.com.au



Olive oil: Know the varieties + the DOs & DON'Ts

Choosing olive oil at the supermarket can be a confusing exercise, there are far too many brands, too many varieties and "wait, which is the healthiest olive oil?". This article uncovers the varieties, the types you need to avoid, and some surprising factors around the use of olive oil.

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Olive oil: Know the varieties + the DOs & DON'Ts | 60plusclub.com.au



7 exercises to improve your bone health

Always remember, be patient. The bone-building phase in young adults – at its speediest – takes three to four months, and it may take a lot longer if you have osteoporosis or are older. So you won’t be seeing big changes on any bone density tests after your first week of working out. Bones change slowly – but they do change. This blog article explores some of the more popular exercises that will help you improve your bone health and density.

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7 exercises to improve your bone health | 60plusclub.com.au



Improve bone density with supplements & vitamins

Many doctors and specialists will suggest taking supplements and vitamins in addition to exercise and healthy eating in efforts to improve bone density. Such supplements include calcium, magnesium and protein and vitamins such as vitamin D, vitamin K and vitamin E. This blog article explores these supplements and vitamins in more detail.

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Improve bone density with supplements & vitamins | 60plusclub.com.au



11 most common MYTHS of Arthritis

Arthritis is often referred to as a single disease. In fact, it is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, specifically joints where two or more bones meet. Arthritis is a common affliction of the ageing process, with over 3.9 million Australians currently suffering from arthritis, which is expected grow to 5.4 million by 2030. This article looks to separate the fact from fiction. What are the real facts on what causes, cures, hinders, and helps arthritis and joint pain.

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11 most common MYTHS of Arthritis | 60plusclub.com.au



Arthritis – The 3 most common forms of Arthritis

Arthritis is often referred to as a single disease. In fact, it is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, specifically joints where two or more bones meet. Research suggests that early intervention can delay the onset of the disease and may reduce the number of cases of osteoarthritis by about 500,000 within 15 years. While there are about 100 forms of arthritis, the three most significant – osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout – account for more than 95% of cases in Australia.

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Arthritis – The 3 most common forms of Arthritis | 60plusclub.com.au



8 health benefits of a Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean Diet Pyramid is based on the dietary traditions of Crete, Greece, and southern Italy circa 1960 at a time when the rates of chronic disease among populations there were among the lowest in the world, and adult life expectancy was among the highest, even though medical services were limited. However, the word traditional should be emphasised, as many people in that part of the world (especially cities in Greece), have succumb to a Western diet and thus obesity rates are soaring there as well.

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8 health benefits of a Mediterranean diet | 60plusclub.com.au



Osteoporosis and improving bone health

Bone building reaches a peak during adolescence but then slows after age 25. In addition to this natural bone loss, we’re less likely to perform high-impact, bone-stimulating exercises (such as jumping) after age 50. This adds up to an increased risk of osteoporosis and bone breaks and fractures. Taking steps to increase your bone mass and density throughout your life decreases your chances of osteoporosis, bone breakage and fractures as you age.

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Osteoporosis and improving bone health | 60plusclub.com.au



Vitamins & Supplements: How to choose wisely after 60

Scientists don't know whether a daily multivitamin staves off disease, but many people take them to maintain or boost their health. Others take just one vitamin or mineral, like iron, to fill in a gap in their diets. Before you add a supplement or vitamin to your routine, let's go over some questions you should ask your doctor, pharmacist, or registered dietitian.

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Vitamins and Supplements: How to Choose Wisely | 60plusclub.com.au



Alcohol consumption & health – The GOOD and the BAD

There are severe health risks associated to heavy drinking, however, moderate drinking can actually provide some health benefits. "Alcohol does all kinds of things in the body, and we're not fully aware of all its effects," says James C. Garbutt, MD, professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a researcher at the university's Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies. "It's a pretty complicated little molecule." Let's explore the benefits and impacts of alcohol level intake.

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Alcohol consumption & health – The GOOD and the BAD | 60plusclub.com.au



6 tricks to help improve your memory

Let's explore some handy tricks that may help improve your memory as we age.

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6 tricks to help improve your memory | 60plusclub.com.au



12 reasons why green tea is good for you

Consumed for thousands of years, green tea has provided delicious medicinal benefits – weight management, disease fighting, energy boosting and stress reducing – to many cultures around the globe. Studies too show that the components found in such a small little teabag can do wonders for your health. If you look at the ingredients list for any fat burning supplement, chances are that green tea will be on there too.

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12 reasons why green tea is good for you | 60plusclub.com.au



6 health benefits from drinking coffee

Although studies have historically shown the negative side effects of coffee, recent studies indicate that it can actually improve your health – from boosting brain power, to delaying Alzheimer's disease and improving memory as you age. "There is certainly much more good news than bad news, in terms of coffee and health," says Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD, nutrition and epidemiology professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. Read on to learn more about the surprising benefits of coffee on the body and mind.

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6 health benefits from drinking coffee | 60plusclub.com.au



Top 20 music hits of the 1960s

The '60s was the first full decade of rock and roll, and the top twenty singles of the decade reflect a battle between old and new forms. Elvis Presley and Ray Charles, who helped lay the foundation for the explosion of rock and soul in the '50s, each appear on the list; so does the smooth doo-wop of the Four Seasons. Louis Armstrong, the famous jazz musician who had been recording since the 1920s, had one of the biggest hit singles of the '60s.

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Top 20 music hits of the 1960s | 60plusclub.com.au



Most popular voted films released in the 1960s

Top 20 films most voted by the IMDb community, out of 26,978 titles. Time to reminisce on the classics of the 1960s. So brush off the old VHS tape, slide the DVD in the player, pop down to Blockbuster or search through your Foxtel movie channel. It's time to pick your favourite film...

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Most popular voted films released in the 1960s | 60plusclub.com.au



3 quick tips for brainpower

If you're serious about improving your memory and your cognitive function, you'll also want to know about these three important variables for brain health.

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3 quick tips for brainpower | 60plusclub.com.au



13 fascinating facts about our smiles

Here are some fun and fascinating scientific facts about our smiles, and how a simple smile can help change your life and those around you.

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13 fascinating facts about our smiles | 60plusclub.com.au


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