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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Can we blame the cold for these aches?

How colder weather affects our muscles and joints

Can we blame the cold for these aches?

If your joints and muscles ache more in winter, this is probably why.

When dignity comes second

When dignity comes second

When dignity comes second

Older and wiser, Peter Leith offers his handbook on stairs.

Poor sleep linked to heart disease

man clutching at his heart

Poor sleep linked to heart disease

Sleep scientists tie disrupted slumber to the deadly plaque build-up known as atherosclerosis.

Better health at your fingertips

Better health at your fingertips

Better health at your fingertips

COVID-19 spurs use of remote monitoring program.

Keep our borders closed, says member

Keep our borders closed, says member

Keep our borders closed, says member

‘The tourism losses may seem terrible, but better to lose them than our lives.’

Cannabis could combat COVID death

Cannabis could combat COVID death

Cannabis could combat COVID death

Cannabinoid medicines could be the key to combating COVID-19 deaths.

Are your medications killing you?

Are your medications killing you?

Are your medications killing you?

Too many older Australians are taking multiple medications, study finds.

When hoarding takes over

When hoarding takes over

When hoarding takes over

It’s often misunderstood and can be tricky to tackle, but help is out there.

Health Checks

Are skin tags dangerous?

What you didn’t know about these common tumours may surprise you.

Tumour risks

Family history of heart disease?

Many factors contribute to heart disease, according to medical experts.

Know the risks

‘Ticking time bomb’ being overlooked

Fatal but forgotten: Australians are overlooking high blood pressure threat.

Serious health threat

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

Exercising for brain function

Exercising helps your brain health and function in a number of ways.

Exercise your brain

GPs sound warning as checks plummet

Massive drop in cancer tests has medicos fearing late diagnoses may be too late for some.

Deadly delays

Keep our borders closed, says member

‘The tourism losses may seem terrible, but better to lose them than our lives.’

Do you agree?

Mental Health

Pros and cons of being a night owl

A good night's sleep or a productive night's work?

Which are you?

Negative thinking linked to dementia

Here’s how to break the cycle and plot a path to positivity.

Rewire your thinking

Why solo cinema outings are the best

It's traditionally a group activity, but here's why you should try watching a new release alone.

Ultimate self-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

Is ED a certainty?

Does ageing make it inevitable? Are there ways that you can avoid the dreaded droop?

What are the odds?

Disturbing stats for this sex

Here’s how you can reduce your likelihood of becoming a cancer statistic.

What you can do

Women's Health

A helping hand through menopause

The adage, you are what you eat, is never more true than during menopause.

Diet explained

Deadly bugs in your make-up kit

The majority of in-use make-up products are contaminated with potentially life-threatening superbugs.

Check the expiry date

How much hair loss is normal?

Hair loss is not just a men’s health issue – plenty of women worry about it too.

How much is too much?

Health & Ageing

Exercising for brain function

Exercising helps your brain health and function in a number of ways.

Exercise your brain

How often should you poo?

How often should you poo each day and when should you worry about it?

Poop check

A helping hand through menopause

The adage, you are what you eat, is never more true than during menopause.

Diet explained

Health News

Drinking may protect brain function

Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age.

Drinking rethink

Inactivity linked to cancer

Inactivity is associated with a higher risk of dying from cancer, study finds.

Move it or lose it

Where healthcare thrived – and failed

Seven lessons for Australia’s health system learnt during the coronavirus upheaval.

Verdict on telehealth

Diseases

Not just Alzheimer’s

Research highlights a complex and under-recognised form of dementia.

New bad guy

Foods that help psoriasis

Your diet can either trigger or reduce inflammation, affecting psoriasis flare-ups.

Anti-inflammatory foods

Why your pee may smell funny

If your urine smells odd, this may be why.

Pee-ew

Health Insurance

Spring into action and save

There’s no better time than now to review your health insurance

How much could you save?

How telehealth optometry works

How you can use your optometry health fund extras during COVID-19.

Remote consultations

Million Aussies cut from hospital network

Failed talks see 42 private hospitals cut from funds’ lists.

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