Your Health

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 money woes affect ageing

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Health benefits of yoga go beyond the mat

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Seven ways exercise is good for your immune system

What exercise does for immunity

New research shows exercise helps maintain a healthy immune system.

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A urologist’s guide to healthy pee

A urologist’s guide to healthy pee

Five simple steps to a healthy urinary routine.

How proper hydration affects your body

Here’s what happens to your body when you drink enough water

How proper hydration affects your body

Being hydrated affects your weight, energy and brain function.

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COVID a reminder of zoonotic diseases at home

Zoonotic diseases at home

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Strange sleep phenomena

Exploding head syndrome and other strange sleep phenomena

Strange sleep phenomena

Why do these things happen while we sleep?

Health Checks

Arthritis drug offers COVID hope

Drug used to treat arthritis may reduce elderly COVID-19 patients’ risk of dying.

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What tongue reveals about health

Do you inspect your tongue?

Stick it out

Is that mole dangerous?

What to look out for and when to see a doctor.

Keep your eyes peeled

Resources

Things to do when stuck at home

Retirees are usually an active bunch, so what are you going to do with all that extra time at home?

Stay at home tips

Find a doctor or chemist

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

Doctors and chemists across Australia

Could you save a life?

Are you prepared to administer first aid in case of emergency?

Real first aid

Prevention

Getting enough vitamin D

Are you getting enough of the sunshine vitamin?

Are you deficient?

Don't make these sunscreen mistakes

Protect your skin and avoid painful sunburn

Stay sun safe

Lower your risk of oral cancer

How to lower your risk of developing one of Australia’s most common cancers.

Risk reducers

Mental Health

Spring clean your mind

How to harness the power of positive thinking.

Banish negative thoughts

Daring to confront our inner self

How we hide the truth from ourselves and how to achieve psychological freedom.

How we hide

How to breathe for joy and vitality

Psychologist Dr Greg Smith shares his tips for deep, calm and joyful breathing.

Breathing better

Men's Health

Good news for men with 'dad bods'

Women reflect on images of ‘hot’ men – and it’s good news for those with ‘dad bods’.

How ‘hot’ bods rate

Masturbation – is it good for you?

Therapist Lucy Patarcic gives a brief history of masturbation and tells what we now know.

Find out more

Nine health mistakes men make

Want to live longer? Well here are nine health tips you fellas shouldn't ignore.

Wise up guys!

Women's Health

Masturbation – is it good for you?

Therapist Lucy Patarcic gives a brief history of masturbation and tells what we now know.

Find out more

What do night sweats mean?

What are night sweats, and what can you do about them?

Sweaty symptom

Good health may just mean moving more

One person’s story on the scare that made her put her health first.

Getting motivated

Health & Ageing

Why you bruise so easily

Are you always covered in bruises? Here’s why.

Bumps and bruises

How menopause affects skin

Many women claim to be uninformed about what can happen.

Care for your skin

What Aussies really think about ageing

Attitudes towards older people generally positive, not so for aged care.

Attitudes towards ageing

Health News

Reduce your risk of dementia

It's possible to influence your risk of the disease.

Educate yourself

How money woes affect ageing

Adults who spend four years in economic hardship are at risk of accelerated ageing.

Financial ageing

Not responsible for deaths, says minister

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Portfolio ‘a gift’

Diseases

Are night sweats anything to worry about?

They can be perfectly harmless – or a sign something’s not quite right.

Ask a doctor

Why you bruise so easily

Are you always covered in bruises? Here’s why.

Bumps and bruises

Younger onset dementia

A diagnosis of younger onset dementia can be devastating, but specialist service can help.

Diagnosing dementia

Health Insurance

Gold health cover doesn’t always shine

Here’s why gold health cover doesn’t always shine.

Get a better deal

Baby boomers are missing out

Baby boomer? Here’s why you could be missing out on health insurance savings.

Misplaced loyalty

Health insurance changes catch out many

Members warned after changes mean many may have different exclusions than they once did.

Check your cover

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