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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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Cholesterol explained

Cholesterol explained

Many myths and fallacies surround cholesterol. Learn fact from fiction.

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Drink less and still have fun

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Eating well as you age

Eating well as you age

There are some foods that are best avoided as you age, while others need to ...

Don’t get up too early for work

Don’t get up too early for work

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

How to detox after Christmas

How to detox after Christmas

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

Diabetes and Christmas indulgence

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

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

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Health Checks

What your mouth says about you

Your mouth can say a lot about your overall health.

Your mouth says it all

Should you have your eyes checked?

How often should you have your eyes tested?

Look out for your eyes

How to manage your cholesterol

Learn how diet and lifestyle can help you manage high cholesterol levels.

Lower your levels

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?

Prevention

Seven top tips for tackling anxiety

Seven ways to help you to tame your worries and release the pressure that anxiety can cause.

Chill out this winter

How to manage bladder problems

Lesh relays some tips offered by medical experts on how to manage your bladder control.

Improve bladder control

Can green tea prevent a cold?

If you are prone to winter coughs and colds, this will come as good news.

Avoid a cold

Mental Health

Seven top tips for tackling anxiety

Seven ways to help you to tame your worries and release the pressure that anxiety can cause.

Chill out this winter

Alzheimer’s linked to blood type

How your blood type could be important in maintaining a healthy brain matter.

Are you at risk?

Ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s

Early detection is the best way to halt the progress of Alzheimer’s.

Early detection matters

Men's Health

How to prevent male hair loss

Hair loss is a problem for many men. So how do you look after what you still have?

Care for your hair

Top men’s health issues

Here are the top 10 threats to men’s health and tips to help prevent them as you age.

Take action

Dealing with Erectile Dysfunction

If you’re dealing with Erectile Dysfunction, these tips may help you get back up again.

Defeat impotence

Women's Health

Savvy woman’s guide to menopause

While menopause is a natural part of ageing it’s not a ‘use by date’.

Remove the myth

Ovarian cancer explained

As today is World Ovarian Cancer Day, we explain this serious condition.

Increase your awareness

Is my body normal?

Ladies, learn whether your body is normal.

Do you know your body?

Health & Ageing

Is retirement bad for your brain?

Would postponing your retirement help with maintaining your mental acuity?

Should you delay?

How to age well

These lifestyle tips will help you maintain a good quality of life as you age.

Sustain quality of life

How to live longer

These four proven tips confirm you can do more than the usual to live longer.

Find out more

Health News

Stave off colds and flu

A healthy immune system is key to staving off colds and flu.

Immunity-boosting tips

Free flu vaccinations 2015

Find out if you are eligible for a free flu vaccination in 2015 and avoid the winter lurgy.

Flu season is coming

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?

Diseases

Is it the cold or flu?

The common cold and flu are not one and the same. Discover the difference.

Know the difference

Free flu vaccinations 2015

Find out if you are eligible for a free flu vaccination in 2015 and avoid the winter lurgy.

Flu season is coming

Arthritis explained

Learn about arthritis, including the symptoms and management.

Learn more, be empowered

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.

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