Health

Maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing as you get older is vital to enjoying your later years. YourLifeChoices understands this and we bring you up-to-date information, resources and relevant feature articles on the health checks you need, nutrition, managing pain, choosing health insurance, the ins and outs of grandparenting and which alternative medicines may give you the health boost you need. We also explain how aged care works, including residential aged care, aged care services delivery and health and ageing.

Lower your risk of chronic illness

Lower your risk of chronic illness

Lower your risk of chronic illness

Small increases in our physical activity could have huge health benefits.

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Why it’s okay to have a good cry

Why it’s okay to have a good cry

Why it’s okay to have a good cry

Three reasons why you should have a cry next time you’re sad.

Which state has worst healthcare?

Which state has worst healthcare?

Which state has worst healthcare?

The quality of healthcare outcomes has major discrepancies around the nation.

Renewed push for sugar tax

Renewed push for sugar tax

Renewed push for sugar tax

Health organisations are pushing for a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks.

Drinking lowers diabetes risk

Drinking lowers diabetes risk

Drinking lowers diabetes risk

To drink or not to drink. That is the question. The answer seems to change ...

Self-medicating against dementia

Self-medicating against dementia

Self-medicating against dementia

Australians are using video games to deal with health issues such as stress and dementia.

Australia’s healthcare second best

Australia’s healthcare second best

Australia’s healthcare second best

Despite some faults, our system is among the best in the developed world.

Your Health

Need help to prepare for knee surgery?

Our physiotherapist tells you what exercises are best before knee surgery.

Key exercises explained

What your hair says about you

Hair that is thinning or dry could be a clue to other health problems.

The mane game

How to overcome tiredness

These five tips will enhance your energy and help you to bounce back.

Enhance your energy

Wellbeing

Your body’s amazing balancing act

Understanding what’s at work to stop us falling over.

The fall guys

How well do you know your bones?

Check your bone health with the Know Your Bones online self-assessment.

Know your bones

Poor suburbs can expect hot summer

Poor and disadvantaged Australian suburbs risk having urban hotspots.

Hot in the city

News

Wonder balm relieves arthritis pain

Here’s a guaranteed way to provide temporary relief from arthritis.

Natural pain relief

The empty chair at Christmas

Five suggestions to deal with the loss of a loved one.

Christmas without a loved one

Experts call for dementia action

Dementia Australia disappointed with Government’s response to dementia report.

Time to act

Hearing

Top three hearing myths explained

To help you understand hearing loss, we’ve explored the most common misconceptions.

True or false?

Your hearing health explained

Diminished hearing can have a huge impact on your way of life and general wellbeing.

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Focus exercises for hearing

There are a few things you can do yourself to help you maintain better hearing.

Improve your hearing

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