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Retirement anxiety is a global issue

retirement anxiety

When it comes to retirement, people all around the world are experiencing retirement according to a research report from Malvern, Penn.-based investment management giant Vanguard Inc. This is what retirees in four countries think about retirement in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

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Health Check: are naps good for us?

naps good for us

Catnap, kip, snooze, siesta; whatever you call naps, there is no doubt these once frowned-upon short sleeps are gaining acceptance. The increase in popularity is not surprising, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US finding around a third of American adults do not get the recommended seven hours sleep each night.

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4 easy tips to get a better night sleep

sleep

Up to 45% of Australians are affected by sleep related issues, according to a new study. So how can you get better sleep? Here’s four things you can do tonight to improve your slumber.

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Video: Anti-ageing face yoga…?

face yoga

The downward-facing dog – great for the mind, body and soul – but how about some yoga for the face? Youtuber, The Uma Show teaches us her simple face yoga exercise regime, which helps lift, firm, tone and reduce wrinkles. Try this short easy routine a few times a week.

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Australia’s sleep woes worsen study reveals

sleep

Australians remain in a deep slumber on the health benefits of sleep.

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How should you deal with grief?

grief

The pain and sorrow of bereavement is supposed to get easier to bear as time passes. But what if it doesn’t? Psychiatrists call it ‘complicated grief’ – and it can be treated. Andrea Volpe reports.

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Living with obsessive compulsive disorder

obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a serious but treatable mental disorder that affects more than half a million Australians. Movies and TV shows often portray people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) as quirky and comical individuals.

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Card games, crafts and surfing the web shown to ward off ageing brain

ageing brain

Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including surfing the web, playing bridge and socialising can stave off mental decline, new research says.

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Eating disorders not just for young women

eating disorder

Discussions about eating disorders in younger women, especially those in the adolescent- to university-age years, have been a topic of interest for years. But what many of those discussions have left out is the increasing numbers of women in their 40s and 50s who are being diagnosed with this condition. More older women than expected

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7 tips to manage stress

manage stress

Learning to handle stress in healthy ways is very important. Fortunately, it is easy to learn simple techniques that help. These include recognising and changing the behaviour that contributes to stress, as well as techniques for reducing stress. The following tips can help you look after your mind and body, and reduce stress and its

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