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.

 

Are fish oil claims a bit fishy?

Fish oil supplements: A good catch or something fishy?

Are fish oil claims a bit fishy?

The jury is still out on whether omega-3 supplements reduce heart attacks.

Top Stories

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How diet choices can ruin our lives

The diet choices that can ruin our lives

How diet choices can ruin our lives

Camilla Fayed is putting the focus on nature, simplicity and balance in our food choices.

When the plumbing gets blocked

Natural ways to unblock the plumbing – your plumbing

When the plumbing gets blocked

Natural ways to get moving again – in the toilet, that is.

The factors linked to better memory

The factors linked to better memory

The factors linked to better memory

Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age.

Diet can lower heart failure risk

Diet can lower heart failure risk

Diet can lower heart failure risk

Reduce your risk of heart failure by adhering to the DASH diet.

‘How much longer do I have?’

A straight answer, please, on critical health question

‘How much longer do I have?’

Surveys show older people want straight answers to one of life’s weightiest questions.

Warning signs of a blood clot

Four tell-tale signs that you may have a blood clot

Warning signs of a blood clot

Blood clots can be very dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Know what to look for.

Is your home harming you?

Could you have a silent killer in your home?

Is your home harming you?

If there’s mould in your home, you’re at risk, researchers warn.

Best and worst foods for your liver

Best and worst foods for your liver

Best and worst foods for your liver

Foods you should both increase and avoid to make your liver love you.

Health Checks

Major parties unite on heart checks

Both sides of politics have announced their support for comprehensive heart health checks.

Healthy heart

Aussies dropping dental visits

Two in five Australians (39 per cent) did not visit a dentist at all last year.

Delaying dental

Signs you may have a brain tumour

Your skull is hard and your brain is soft, so as a tumour grows it has nowhere to go.

The tell-tale signs

Resources

Could you save a life?

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

Real first aid

Do you need a My Health Record?

Should you get a My Health Record? Here’s what you need to know.

Your medical history

Time to get to know your bones

Find out if you're at risk of osteoporosis with this simple assessment.

What's your risk?

Prevention

Diet can lower heart failure risk

Reduce your risk of heart failure by adhering to the DASH diet.

Lower blood pressure

Do you have heart risk factors?

Heart Foundation data reveals more than two-thirds of Australians at risk of heart disease.

Unhealthy hearts

Tips for a healthy heart

Make sure you are doing everything to keep your heart healthy.

Heart-felt

Mental Health

Phone game predicts Alzheimer’s

A simple smartphone game can help with early Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

What can’t your smartphone do?

Nine ways to quiet your mind

Need to de-stress, calm down and reconnect with where you are? Here’s how.

Peace of mind

Health issues that mimic dementia

health, dementia, symptoms, alzheimers, mimic, misdiagnosis,

Time for a second opinion?

Men's Health

Pelvic floors and bladder myths

Is it too late to start now? Is a little leaking okay? All is revealed.

To hover or sit

Men now turning to plastic surgery

Men are starting to take their body image seriously and are doing something about it.

Plastic fantastic

Push-ups linked to heart health

Men able to complete more than 40 push-ups have a lower risk of heart disease.

Heavy lifting

Women's Health

Pelvic floors and bladder myths

Is it too late to start now? Is a little leaking okay? All is revealed.

To hover or sit

Hot flushes linked to cancer risk

A new study finds a link between hot flushes and the risk of breast cancer.

Not so flash

Foolproof ways to move more

Jean Hailes offers you foolproof ways to start moving and keep moving for optimum health.

Sit less, move more

Health & Ageing

The factors linked to better memory

Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age.

Working memory fix

Over-50s strip to protest ageism

Six over-50s chose to strip naked to protest against ‘everyday ageism’.

Baring all for ageism

Stereotyping generations

Do you think younger people have it easier than you did?

Friday Flash Poll

Health News

The factors linked to better memory

Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age.

Working memory fix

Diet can lower heart failure risk

Reduce your risk of heart failure by adhering to the DASH diet.

Lower blood pressure

How to save money with DIY beauty

Here are five fabulous potions and lotions mostly made with cheap, basic ingredients.

DIY potions and lotions

Diseases

Is it tiredness or sleep apnoea?

Sleep apnoea should be on your radar if you wake up feeling tired.

The tell-tale signs

Caterpillars hold key to arthritis cure

A fungus that infects caterpillars could offer new hope for arthritis sufferers.

Caterpillar cure

What is ankylosing spondylitis?

Do you have the signs and symptoms of this incurable autoimmune disease?

Bad back?

Health Insurance

Is it time for universal dental care?

Calls for introduction of a Medicare-style universal insurance scheme for primary dental care.

Filling the gap

Aussies dropping dental visits

Two in five Australians (39 per cent) did not visit a dentist at all last year.

Delaying dental

Health insurers should be wary

The government saved private insurers, and now it needs to put them in the spotlight.

Action needed now

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