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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What lifestyle factors are important for ageing well?

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  • Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a leader in women’s health, supported by funding from the Australian Government. We provide trusted and easy-to-understand information to … View Profile

    Healthy eating, staying physically active, avoiding cigarettes, taking medications as prescribed, having appropriate screening checks. There is also evidence to suggest that social interaction and involvement with your community is linked to disease prevention.

  • Claire Kerslake

    Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE), Diabetes Educator

    Claire Kerslake is a Credentialed Diabetes Educator, Registered Nurse and Health Coach based in Deniliquin in country New South Wales.  Claire is the founder of … View Profile

    I would also add that there is some great research that meditation can make a big difference not just in how you feel but also how you age.  

    Most people do not have the recommended amount of vegetables in their diets, so that might be a great place to start if you are looking to start.

  • Savitri Devi

    Counsellor

    I am a counselor/psychotherapist helping various community members build their self-confidence and resourcefulness in coping with bullying, victimization, loneliness and losses. I help South Pacific … View Profile

    Working frequently with the ageing community has revealed that one of the most important requirement of a senior is social interaction.  Group interaction and ongoing community involvement keeps the ageing person mentally and physically stimulated.  It also helps alleviate depression in the elderly and keeps them motivated for group activities.  Fluids and proper meals are also important for the ageing individuals.  If the person is on medication, the intake must be consistent according to prescription.  

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