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.

 

Seven facts to know about the body

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Seven facts to know about the body

What’s going on your body when you’re not paying attention?

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Your health – who’s in charge?

Your health – who’s in charge?

Your health – who’s in charge?

Lesh offers you a ‘no excuses’ approach to own your wellbeing.

Is your skin sensitive?

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Is your skin sensitive?

Find out if your skin is on the sensitive side.

Managing pain after knee surgery

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Managing pain after knee surgery

Is more rehabilitation or better medication the answer after a knee replacement?

How farting is good for your health

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How farting is good for your health

How farting can help prolong your life and improve the health of those around you.

How Alzheimer’s changes your body

Alzheimer’s disease – how it changes your body

How Alzheimer’s changes your body

It doesn’t just affect memory: Alzheimer’s also has a physical affect on your body.

How to ditch the tiredness

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How to ditch the tiredness

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

Natural remedies to ease sinus pain

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Natural remedies to ease sinus pain

These natural remedies may relieve the pain of sinusitis.

Five common eye problems

Five common eye problems

Five common eye problems

On World Sight Day, we share five common eye problems of which you should be ...

Health Checks

Five best health check websites

When should you be tested for breast cancer, diabetes or prostate cancer?

Should you be tested?

Should you worry about that mole?

Discover the ABCDE method of mole checking.

Safe or scary?

The dangers of 'Doctor Google'

Discover the real reasons you should never Google your symptoms.

Avoid Doctor Google

Resources

Find a doctor or chemist

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

Doctors and chemists across Australia

Handy mental health resources

Help is just a click away with our list of handy mental health resources.

Help, just a click away

Prevention

Get ready for allergy season

Natural remedies for hay fever and ways to ready your home for spring.

Fight the fever

Seven ways to beat pre-diabetes

If left untreated, pre-diabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes.

Reduce your risk

The importance of core strength

Physiotherapist Jason Lee discusses the importance of core strength.

Adore your core

Mental Health

UK confirms new PM Theresa May

This morning Queen Elizabeth confirmed Theresa May as Britain's new Prime Minister.

New PM

Could infections cause dementia?

A new study shows that the brain’s response to infections could be the cause of Alzheimer’s.

Big news for Alzheimer’s

10 ways to avoid carer stress

Here are 10 ways to help fill your cup so can continue caring.

Do you care?

Men's Health

Play Peeball for prostate health

We have 10 Peeballs to give away to help men identify their risk of prostate cancer.

Ready, aim, fire

Detect prostate cancer early

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

Improve your odds

How to boost low testosterone

Discover the symptoms of low testosterone and natural ways to boost it.

Put the zing back in

Women's Health

How to cope with painful sex

Everything you wanted to know about painful sex ... but were too embarrassed to ask.

Ask Jean Hailes

Eating for healthy bones

Keeping your bones strong is not just a goal for later years.

No broken bones

How to strengthen your pelvic floor

Learn about pelvic floor health and strengthening exercises.

Improve your bottom line

Health & Ageing

How healthy is your brain?

Find out if your brain is healthy and how you can improve its function.

Do you tick the boxes?

Who cares for the carers?

The Sandwich Generation seeking help to manage care for older parents.

Sandwich Generation

Osteoarthritis explained

How you can manage your symptoms and keep yourself moving with minimal pain.

Understand and manage

Health News

Are you too dependent on alcohol?

There is a difference between drinking for enjoyment and being dependent on alcohol.

Know the signs

Seven secrets to avoiding sickness

Seven secrets of people who don’t get sick.

What’s the secret?

Make the most of your mornings

Here are seven tips to get your day started the right way.

Make the most of your day

Diseases

Bad teeth can cause heart disease

If you think oral conditions only ruin the health of your mouth, think again.

Find out more

Could your blues lead to dementia?

A Dutch study finds that severe depression could lead to dementia.

Which comes first?

Hope for young stroke survivors

One in every four strokes now occurs to people aged 65 years and under.

Hope for stroke survivors

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

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?

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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