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Health advice just a phone call away

Many people don’t know what to do when their local doctor is unavailable and they’re feeling unwell. By calling healthdirect our registered nurses can give peace of mind and advice on what to do next. Listen to our radio ad, and browse links to health information for people over 60 years of age. Read more about Health advice just a phone call away
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Eye health tips for over-60s

Many of us will need to wear glasses or contact lenses by the time we're 65. If you have regular eye tests, wear the right lenses and look after your eyes, there's a better chance your sight will remain clear. See these eye health tips.

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Is your blood pressure healthy?

High blood pressure is common and often has no symptoms. At least one-quarter of adults have high blood pressure. More than half of them are over 60, but many are younger. Read these tips for keeping your blood pressure under control.

 

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Eat well over 60

Your body changes over time. A balanced diet including plenty of fruit, vegetables, fibre, iron and calcium, will help you stay healthy. Here's what to eat, and how to maintain your apetite and keep healthy as you get older.

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Physical activity guidelines for older adults

Adults aged 65 or older, who are generally fit and have no health conditions that limit their mobility, should try to be active daily. This article contains tips on what to do and how much physical activity is required to keep healthy.

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Last reviewed: 
February, 2013