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Healthy Ageing

At ACH Group, we believe your best self, starts with your best health. Good health is one of the foundations of living a good life as you age. Research around the world has shown that people who are active and socially connected are happier and have a better sense of wellbeing and overall health, regardless of age or health status. That’s why we focus on healthy ageing to assist you to remain physically, mentally and socially active and live a full and active life.

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Downsizing: 5 simple tips to get started

Have you ever looked around the house and felt a bit overwhelmed by the clutter surrounding you? Do you dream of living a minimalistic lifestyle? Is excessive clutter around the house causing you stress and affecting how you live life? Downsizing isn’t a new topic for many of us, especially
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Older couple dancing and staying connected

The importance of staying connected

Feeling socially connected is more important than ever Spending time with happy and positive friends can elevate your mood, while having stronger social ties has been linked with a lower risk of depression, healthier blood pressure and body mass index. Human beings are inherently social creatures. As far back as
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Lesley reignites her passion for art

Lesley Collet has always appreciated and enjoyed creating art and since her diagnosis with Multiple Scleroris (MS),  has been able to reconnect with her passion through her participation in ACH Group ceramics group. It’s Tuesday just before 1pm and the ACH Group ceramics class, which is a dedicated NDIS experience
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Diet for heart health

Diet to improve heart health

Poor diet is a leading risk factor for heart disease in Australia. Having a poor diet can increase your chance of developing high blood pressure and cholesterol, being overweight and diabetes. In turn, these conditions increase your risk of heart disease. Keep reading to learn about eating to maintain your
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Strength training weighs up

Strength training isn’t just for bodybuilders. Incorporating this type of training into your exercise program provides many benefits to support healthy ageing. Strength training, also known as weight or resistance training, involves exercises using your own bodyweight or equipment, like dumbbells, resistance bands, and weight machines, to build muscle mass,
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tips to keep your brain healthy and reduce the risk of dementia

5 tips for brain health

As we age, our brain changes and mental function changes along with it as we get older. Although it is one of the most common consequence of ageing, there are ways you can help to maintain your brain health and keep it healthy. There is growing evidence that people can
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prawn recipe

Paprika Prawns with Romesco Sauce and Lemon Bean

Summer is the best time for alfresco dining, barbecues and picnics galore. It’s a perfect opportunity to make the most of the seasonal produce such as prawns, tomatoes and beans – all at their very best. This refreshing and summer-inspired curry created by ACH Group contributor Callum Hann is perfect
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Spring barbecue salad Callum Hann

5 benefits of barbercuing

Hallelujah! The sun has finally peaked out from behind the dark winter clouds and the chill in the air has started to ease. Now is the time to enjoy the sunshine and what better way to do that than a good old Aussie BBQ. Not only is eating outside a
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Spring hay fever tips for older people

Spring hay fever tips

Spring is just around the corner and with that comes hay fever or pollen allergies. During Spring, trees and grasses release pollen into the air which can trigger hay fever. So what exactly is hay fever and how do you manage the symptoms? What is hay fever? Did you know
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post stroke exercises

Regaining your fitness post-stroke

A stroke can affect how well you move, balance, stand and walk.  Thus, a stroke affects your ability to improve or regain your fitness, along with managing everyday tasks such as dressing, standing from a chair or walking outdoors in the community. Exercise post-stroke will also improve your fitness, your
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Coronavirus: 5 lockdown activities

The Coronavirus pandemic and resultant lockdowns have changed our lives in many different ways. With the latest level 5 restriction in South Australia coming in place, many of us may find it difficult to stay active, healthy and connected. The good news is we can choose to focus on the
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