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.

 

What your hair says about your health

What your hair says about your health

What your hair says about your health

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

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How to overcome tiredness

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How to overcome tiredness

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

Cholesterol explained

Cholesterol explained

Cholesterol explained

Many myths and fallacies surround cholesterol. Learn fact from fiction.

How to stop snoring

How to stop snoring

How to stop snoring

Try these natural anti-snoring remedies.

Keep your kidneys healthy

Keep your kidneys healthy

Keep your kidneys healthy

Healthy kidneys are vital to our wellbeing.

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 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.

Let’s talk about sleep

Let’s talk about sleep

Let’s talk about sleep

How a regular sleep pattern will help you to function better.

Reducing the risk of arthritis

Reducing the risk of arthritis

Reducing the risk of arthritis

These five tips can help reduce your risk of arthritis

Health Checks

The skin check mistake I made

Lessons I’ve learnt after being diagnosed with melanoma.

Do. Don’t think. Do.

Milestone health checks

Your doctor won’t always tell you when it’s time to start getting tested.

Find out what you need to do

How to prevent a stroke

Understanding the risk factors and some minor lifestyle changes could help prevent a new or recurrent stroke.

Find out the risk factors

Resources

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?

Handy mental health resources

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

Help, just a click away

Prevention

10 things you need to clean more

What under-the-radar areas are you missing when you clean?

That’s disgusting

Is mouldy food safe to eat?

If your loaf of bread is sprouting a few specks of growth, can you still eat around it?

What is safe?

How to get a better night’s sleep

It’s 2am and you’re awake – again. We explain why and tell you how to get zzz-ing again.

You can sleep on this

Mental Health

Quick tips to fix a bad mood

Instead of waiting for the dark cloud to lift, be proactive and take control of a bad mood.

Shake it off

Understanding dementia to save lives

Few people understand the real nature of dementia.

Redefining dementia

Tips for forgetful people

Feeling forgetful? Here are 10 simple tips to allay absentmindedness.

Memory matters

Men's Health

How to fix your prostate problems

An enlarged prostate is a problem for many men over 50, but the fix is not difficult.

Find out more

Top men’s health issues

Here are the top 10 threats to men’s health and tips to help prevent them as you age.

Take action

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

Getting to know your breasts

Our friends at Jean Hailes discuss how breasts change with age.

Be breast aware

How to fight middle-age spread

What can you do about the extra roll of fat you develop around menopause?

Be spread free

Research identifies your cancer risk

A new study of 10,000 women has accurately identified the cancer chance for women.

Are you at risk?

Health & Ageing

Easing painful hips and knees

Joint pain can be debilitating but there are things to try before surgery.

Sweet relief

How to cope with chronic pain

Is your pain all in your head? Learn how to manage chronic pain regardless of its origins.

Control chronic pain

How to reduce overnight toilet trips

If you want a better sleep, try these tips to strengthen your bladder.

Sleep soundly

Health News

Exercise increases memory function

Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age.

Body and mind

CMO refutes cheap flu vaccine claim

Chief Medical Officer has slammed claims Australia received a 'cheap flu vaccine'.

‘Utterly false’

Your guide to laser eye surgery

Tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? Laser eye surgery might be ideal for you.

Tired of your glasses?

Diseases

Diabetes doubles chance of death

Australians with diabetes experience much higher death rates than those without.

Risk increasing

New tool spots Parkinson’s early

A tool that can diagnose Parkinson’s disease even when there are no physical symptoms.

World first breakthrough

How to prevent diabetes

Six ways you could be increasing your risk of diabetes without even knowing it.

Diabetes no-nos

Health Insurance

Do you need your extras?

Private health insurance is increasingly expensive; are your extras giving you value?

Finding value

Managing the costs of healthcare

Medical costs are a great worry to retirees, especially those facing failing health.

High cost of health

Private health reforms snub seniors

Health insurance overhaul largely ignores seniors, unless they have a bad heart or hip.

Older Aussies ignored

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