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Managing your health can take time and organisation but it's often the best way to age gracefully and independently. Preventative health checks and quick action is often enough to keep minor ailments at bay, but dealing with more serious health conditions can be a challenge. YOURLifeChoices has up-to-date information, research and resources on the health conditions you may encounter as you reach your 50s, 60s 70s and older.

Healthy eating is a great start to your preventative regime. Learning more about nutrition is important and often losing weight is the best way to maximise your energy and help your heart health and resistance to Diabetes 2. Read on for specific information for womens health, mens health and mental health. If you have any questionsor queries, post them on the Health & Wellbeing section of our forum.

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Are you drinking too much?

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Are you getting enough sleep?

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Health Checks

The death test

A blood test could soon predict your chances of dying in the next five years.

Would you take the test?

Detecting and treating glaucoma

Glaucoma is best treated when detected early, but just what is involved?

Have you been checked for glaucoma?

Early detection is vital

Many people don’t know what are the symptoms of macular degeneration

Reduce your risk

Resources

Your family genetics

Medical conditions are often passed down through families.

What should you tell your family?

Five unknown painkillers

These five natural pain relievers have been used throughout the centuries to alleviate pain.

But are they dangerous?

Worry or anxiety?

How do you know what is worry or anxiety, and when it is a problem?

Do you worry too much?

Prevention

Tips to lower blood pressure

Lower your blood pressure with a few simple lifestyle changes, and improve your overall health.

Make a change

Stand up for a longer life

Spending less time sitting down may help you live a longer, healthier life.

Stand up for health

Bowel cancer: ‘the silent killer’

Known as the ‘silent killer’, bowel cancer develops with few symptoms.

Know the facts

Mental Health

Do B vitamins stop Alzheimer’s?

It has long been theorised that taking B vitamins may lower your risk of Alzheimer’s.

Do they really work?

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80 per cent of dementia patients living in aged care are restrained with psychotropic drugs.

Is this acceptable?

You think I might be STRESSED?!

Find out what stress is, how to recognise it and different ways to reduce stress.

Learn to manage stress

Men's Health

Viagra helps heart health

Scientists say that Viagra may be good for heart health.

A blue pill for heart health?

Man flu: the truth is out there

Scientific research proves that men suffer worse from ‘man flu’.

The truth behind ‘man flu’

Erectile dysfunction for dummies

Most men experience impotence at some point in their lives.

Would you know when to worry?

Women's Health

Pelvic floor problems

If you have a problematic pelvic floor, here is some information which you might find useful.

Strengthen your pelvic floor

Hidden side effects of menopause

Women suffering from the side effects of menopause are not seeking treatment.

There are alternatives

Is midlife weight gain inevitable?

Weight gain doesn’t have to be a fact of midlife

Is midlife causing your midriff to spread?

Health & Ageing

Turning back the clock

Time is marching on, and it’s marching over your face!

Look as young as you feel

Lower your blood clot risk

Seven lifestyle changes which can lower your risk of developing blood clots

Minimise your risk

Health tips for over 50s

As people move into their 50s, 60s and beyond, health problems may become more numerous and more varied.

Keeping you healthy

Health News

Four foods for cancer prevention

Here are four foods with cancer-fighting properties that you should eat often.

Eat these foods

Are you drinking too much?

Are you worried that you may be drinking too much?

Are you drinking too much?

Sorry honey, I’ve got a headache

The most common types of headaches in women are migraines and tension headaches

Is the treatment right for the headache?

Diseases

Blood test for Alzheimer’s is here

It looks like a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease is finally here.

When can you get tested?

Stroke stats in your postcode

For the first time the full impact of stroke in Australia has been revealed.

Look up your postcode

Diabetes risk test

Take the test to discovering whether you are at an increased risk of developing diabetes.

Are you at risk?

Health Insurance

Affordable health insurance

If you're looking for health cover which is not only affordable but tailored to the over 50s, then you may find Apia health insurance rewarding.

Save your money and your health

Is your health covered overseas?

There's plenty of information out there about health insurance for those travelling to, or visiting Australia.

Are you covered?

No two eyes the same

Vision is a health issue which often declines with age, which is why it's so important for older adults to have frequent eye exams.

Keep your eyes healthy

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