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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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Eating well as you age

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Don’t get up too early for work

Are you or your spouse short-changing yourself when it comes to sleep?

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How to detox after Christmas

Detox your body and spring back to health after your indulgence over Christmas.

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Diabetes and Christmas indulgence

Keep your blood sugar levels in check while still enjoying the holiday season.

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Bigger boobs now cost less

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Should I use ice or heat?

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How to wake up earlier

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Enjoy more freedom & mobility

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Health Checks

Take stock of your health

Give these five online health tests a go and leap into the new year fighting fit.

Free online health tests

Don’t forget about your memory

If you’re concerned that you have recurring or ongoing memory loss, you should take action.

Take action

Accessing podiatry services

Are there any subsidised podiatry services available to concession card holders?

Subsidised podiatry services

Resources

Find a doctor or chemist

Search for your nearest doctor or 24-hour chemist anywhere in Australia.

Doctors and chemists across Australia

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?

Prevention

How to care for your dentures

Learn how to care for your dentures properly to extend their life.

The tooth of the matter

How much sugar fuels diabetes?

Is your sugar intake driving you towards diabetes and its consequences?

The ‘unsweet’ spot

Foods for maintaining healthy eyes

We’ve compiled a list of foods and nutrients which are great for maintaining healthy eyes.

A ‘see’ food diet

Mental Health

Five best ways to improve memory

Five great ways to improve your memory.

Sharpen your mind

Treating depression naturally

We show you the natural ways that help to manage depression.

Tips to beat the blues

Dementia drug one step closer

A Victorian hospital has commenced trials for a breakthrough dementia drug.

Do you qualify for the trial?

Men's Health

Detect prostate cancer early

Keep an eye on the signs of prostate cancer and see your doctor for screening tests.

Improve your odds

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’

Women's Health

Is my body normal?

Ladies, learn whether your body is normal.

Do you know your body?

Get to know your menopause

Ladies, face the symptoms of your menopause, head on.

Symptoms of ‘the change’

Angelina’s Diary of Surgery

Angelina Jolie has written a diary of her recent cancer-beating surgery.

Diary of a surgery

Health & Ageing

Double your protein, build muscle

A study has found we may need to double our protein intake as we age.

Stop muscle wasting

Sex and older women

A new study debunks the myths about older women’s attitudes towards sex.

Are you satisfied?

How your thyroid affects your health

The thyroid gland influences almost all of the metabolic processes in your body.

What you need to know

Health News

Heart disease link goes unnoticed

Many adults aren't aware of the link between high blood pressure and heart disease.

Do you know your risk?

Diabetes growth hits ‘critical mark’

Diabetes will overtake heart disease as the leading lifestyle disease in Australia by 2017.

Are you worried?

Dementia drug one step closer

A Victorian hospital has commenced trials for a breakthrough dementia drug.

Do you qualify for the trial?

Diseases

Arthritis explained

Learn about arthritis, including the symptoms and management.

Learn more, be empowered

Diabetes growth hits ‘critical mark’

Diabetes will overtake heart disease as the leading lifestyle disease in Australia by 2017.

Are you worried?

Cancer can be a result of bad luck

A study has found that cancer comes down to ‘bad luck’ rather than environmental factors.

Bad luck lottery

Health Insurance

Don’t get caught out by increases

Not knowing where to start can mean we often just roll over our policy.

Due a review?

Health insurance premiums to rise

We are facing a considerable hike in health insurance premiums – seven per cent to be exact.

The end of private 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

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