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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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How to detox after Christmas

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

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Bigger boobs now cost less

Lower prices for breast augmentation means Aussie women are staying here for surgery.

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Should I use ice or heat?

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How to wake up earlier

By focusing on these five aspects, with a little effort you’ll be leaping out bed ...

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Enjoy more freedom & mobility

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How not to encourage weight loss

How not to encourage weight loss

A study of 3000 British adults found that fat-shaming actually made people gain weight.

Confusing diet information

Confusing diet information

The smorgasbord of diet information available is confusing

Foods to keep your brain healthy

Foods to keep your brain healthy

Eat your way to a healthier brain and lower your risk of dementia.

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

Could Aspirin prevent Alzheimer’s?

Could Aspirin delay the onset of physical and mental illnesses in older people?

Aspirin vs Alzheimer’s

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

Ten ways to a better brain

Stay healthy, happy and sharp for longer with these 10 helpful hints for a youthful brain

Avoiding Alzheimer’s

Mental Health

Tackling your anxiety

No matter what your age, you are likely to experience worry and anxiety.

Understand anxiety

Ten ways to a better brain

Stay healthy, happy and sharp for longer with these 10 helpful hints for a youthful brain

Avoiding Alzheimer’s

Get active to keep the blues away

Research has found that physical activity reduces the risk of depression by up to 25 per cent.

Get up and chase those blues away

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

New test helps dying with dignity

A new test has the ability to predict remaining life for terminally-ill patients.

CriSTAL clear

How much exercise is enough?

No matter your age, keeping your body fit and strong is important in maintaining your overall health.

Run for it

Ten ways to a better brain

Stay healthy, happy and sharp for longer with these 10 helpful hints for a youthful brain

Avoiding Alzheimer’s

Health News

Pop a pill to feel full

Researchers have developed a brand new weight-loss pill acts as an ‘imaginary meal’.

New weight-loss pill tricks body

Five food myths debunked

The myths surrounding these five foods are debunked.

Myth busted

Tips for summer safety

There are some simple steps you can take to combat the effects of hot weather.

Stay cool this summer

Diseases

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

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

Health Insurance

Health insurance premiums to rise

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

Will it be 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

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?

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