Stay healthy and there is no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy a long and happy life.
After all, Australia has one of the longest life expectancies for women (excepting Indigenous women, who experience much lower life expectancy than non-Indigenous women).
Looking after yourself means taking care of both your emotional and physical wellbeing.
Your emotional wellbeing
Old age is not about emotional decline. In fact, a lot of older people describe themselves as being satisfied with their lives, and less inclined to worry and be irritable. After all, we have spent a lot of time developing coping skills.Learn more
Older women and eating
As you pass through middle age into older age your nutritional concerns may change. Nutrient needs don’t decrease, but your calorie needs and appetite may.Learn more
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