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Reasons for the Elderly and Seniors to Get Outside

Reasons for the Elderly and Seniors to Get Outside

What is the best motivation to get outside and exercise and keep fit?
Yes it's easy the first few days, but after day 7 it can sometimes be hard to find the motivation to exercise and keep fit. It really is more tempting when the weather is bad to sit and watch TV or curl up in front of the fire (or radiator these days) with a good book, and the older we get there is tons of research showing that the older we get, the more important it becomes to stay active...

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Saving money in retirement - nine ideas for older people

Saving money in retirement - nine ideas for older people

If you’ve run a busy family household or even if you’ve lived alone for many years, you’ll be probably be aware of the many ways we save money when shopping.

When we retire, our income may be lower than we’ve been used to in our working lives. All the wisdom you have acquired will pay money-saving dividends in your older years...

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Which is the best price comparison website - USA?

Which is the best price comparison website - USA?

Consumers in the USA with internet access have a wealth of resources for online shopping. It would be great if there was one place where you could find the cheapest price for any product or service.

In a market as wide as the USA - geographically as well as in the width of availability - that is never going to happen.

We have researched the main resources available to shoppers, and here are the main online outlets where you should start your search…

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NHS 111 - when you need medical help

NHS 111 - when you need medical help

Need medical help but it’s not an emergency? If you live in England or Scotland, call 111 - it’s free from landlines and mobile phones in the UK. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You will speak to a highly-trained advisor who will ask you a series of questions to assess the symptoms that you are experiencing. They will either give you the healthcare advice that you require or they will direct you immediately to the local service that can help you best...

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Which is the best price comparison website?

Which is the best price comparison website?

Wouldn’t it be great if there was one website that you could go to give you the cheapest price for any product or service? After all, we live in the era of so-called armchair shopping.

You need to buy something - it could be a product for the home or a service like insurance. You have internet access and a capable device and browser. It should be a breeze to find out where it can be purchased for the best price?

It may not always be so simple...

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Save money on your weekly shopping bill

Save money on your weekly shopping bill

We can all save money on our weekly shopping bill. We just need to approach our visits to supermarkets and stores with a little more care.

These are our tips for saving your hard-earned cash, which could be set aside for holiday plans, or saving for the future...

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Keeping dentures clean

Keeping dentures clean

We should clean dentures as often as we would brush teeth - twice every day, including last thing at night. We need to keep the surfaces clean to maintain their appearance. We also need to make sure that they do not cause bacterial infections.

Here is our guide to looking after your dentures and keeping them in good condition...

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Saving money on dental treatment

Saving money on dental treatment

Firstly, there is no substitute for prevention - in all health matters, prevention is always better than cure. And the body will not re-grow our teeth if we lose them!

What if you need treatment but you have limited or no access to an NHS dentist and no dental insurance plan?

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Are branded medications and painkillers a waste of money?

Are branded medications and painkillers a waste of money?

You may have been in this situation - you are at work or having a day out with friends and a headache is spoiling your day. You want to quickly get a packet of the well-known brand of painkillers that you know well so you pop into the nearest chemist. The helpful pharmacist offers you the well-known brand that you are intending to buy but also points out that there is a generic, own-branded equivalent for half the price. What do you do? Go for the well-known brand or choose the cheaper option?

What is the difference, you may think. After all, the pharmacist tells you that the active ingredients are the same. Can the cheaper, own-brand version really be the same? If the active ingredients are identical, then the answer is almost certainly ‘yes’.

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How to save money when buying glasses

How to save money when buying glasses

It is possible to make a significant saving when buying prescription eye-wear. Most adults should get an eye-test every two years. For some of us it should be more frequent - if we are diabetic, for example. That’s a big market for all the market operators, so there is plenty of competition for anyone who needs glasses for reading, for driving or for any other reason.

We can benefit from this competition and, with a little extra effort, make a saving that you could put towards more expensive frames that you might not otherwise be able to afford; or get a prescription pair of sunglasses for the summer.

There is no substitute for great customer service from a reputable supplier, who will guide you through the whole process from eye test to final fitting. But the savings that are possible are very compelling. Here is our advice if you are looking to save money on your next pair of glasses.

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Money-saving ideas for carers

Money-saving ideas for carers

There are many ways that carers can save money when looking after a family member or other person in their charge.

Many of these are not publicised well so we hope that you will find this a useful resource. Be sure to bookmark this page as we shall be updating it regularly when we come across more money-saving schemes and ideas.

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Eyesight - 5 daily exercises for your eyes

Eyesight - 5 daily exercises for your eyes

Our eyes are precious, miracles of sensitivity that are our window on the outside world. They process the light that we receive into a constant stream of imagery that we use to navigate and interact with our surroundings.

Damage to the eyes can be irreversible so we should look after them as well as any other part of the body. But do we? Many of us will take regular exercise to keep physically fit and eat to regularise our weight, but are we doing enough for our vision also?

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