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.

 

Is your skin sensitive?

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Is your skin sensitive?

Find out if your skin is on the sensitive side.

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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.

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.

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 ...

Give nature a nudge

Give nature a nudge

Give nature a nudge

Constipation is a common problem, even among otherwise healthy adults.

Health Checks

The dangers of Google doctor

Discover the real reasons you should never Google your symptoms.

Avoid Doctor Google

Are your vaccinations up to date?

Due to lapsed vaccinations, the health of one in four Australians aged 60 and over is at risk.

Should you get a shot?

Skin cancer: what to look for

This is what to look for when checking your skin for any signs of skin cancer.

Check your skin

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

Early signs of heart trouble

Early signs and strange symptoms that may potentially indicate heart disease.

Signs and symptoms

What does a rumbling tummy mean?

Find out whether a rumbly tummy could indicate a serious underlying condition.

Check your symptoms

Health: tricks to get rid of…

We provide you with the best natural cures for common health ailments.

Natural remedies

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

How to boost low testosterone

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

Put the zing back in

Dementia: are men seeking help?

Of all the calls to the National Dementia Helpline, only one in five callers are men.

Seek help

The pitfalls of using ED meds

We take a look at the pitfalls of ED meds and why they won’t magically fix your sex life.

Pills, thrills and pitfalls

Women's Health

How to strengthen your pelvic floor

Learn about pelvic floor health and strengthening exercises.

Improve your bottom line

Foolproof ways to move more

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

Sit less, move more

The delicate balance of down there

The health of 'down there' depends on balancing huge populations of bacteria.

How to keep 'down there' happy

Health & Ageing

Nine tricks for thicker hair

Your hair may get thinner as you age, but there’s still a lot you can do to keep it healthy.

Maintain your mane

Early signs of heart trouble

Early signs and strange symptoms that may potentially indicate heart disease.

Signs and symptoms

How Australians die

Can you guess the top five causes of death in Australia?

Cause of death

Health News

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

Why do you feel the cold more?

The scientific reason why some people feel the cold more than others.

Feel the chill

Diseases

Test detects Alzheimer’s early

New blood test can accurately detect Alzheimer’s 10 years before symptoms.

Are you at risk?

IBS explained

Learn about the symptoms of IBS and how to manage it.

Digestive health

Pancreatic cancer explained

Increase your awareness of the symptoms of pancreatic cancer.

Improve survival rates

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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