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.

 

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.

Top Stories

  1. Seven facts to know about the body
  1. Your health – who’s in charge?
  1. Is your skin sensitive?
  1. Managing pain after knee surgery
  1. How farting is good for your health

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

Do soapless cleansers kill germs?

Man washing hands with soapless cleanser at sink

Do soapless cleansers kill germs?

Will soapless cleansers clean stains and kill germs as well as traditional soap?

Diet linked to mental health

Diet linked to mental health

Diet linked to mental health

The Mediterranean diet may be the key to tackling mental health problems.

Should I use ice or heat?

Should I use ice or heat?

Should I use ice or heat?

Read this before you reach for an ice or heat pack next time you’re injured ...

Time-saving tips with big rewards

Time-saving tips with big rewards

Time-saving tips with big rewards

Naturopath Sandra Villella offers some time-saving ways you can invest in your health.

Does red wine really cause gout?

man with a worried look on his face drinking red wine

Does red wine really cause gout?

Gout is associated with rich living. But does red wine cause gout?

How to make or break a habit

Man's hands  breaking cigarette to break smoking habit

How to make or break a habit

Learn to make or break a habit in three steps.

Natural remedies to ease sinus pain

Mature woman with sinusitis awaiting a natural remedy

Natural remedies to ease sinus pain

These natural remedies may relieve the pain of sinusitis.

Health Checks

The dangers of 'Doctor Google'

Discover the real reasons you should never Google your symptoms.

Avoid Doctor Google

When to worry about a lump

When should you worry about your lumps?

Lumps and bumps 101

Spotting the signs of skin cancer

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

Check your skin

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

Coping with soaring blood pressure

When you feel your blood pressure start to rise, try these five strategies to lower it.

Reducing blood pressure

How old are your bones?

A routine bone scan delivered Jill news that she certainly wasn’t expecting.

Don’t dismiss a break

Diet drinks may increase stroke risk

Drinking at least one diet soft drink per day may increase your risk of stroke or dementia.

Are you worried?

Mental Health

Understanding anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia.

Learn more

The media and mental illness

Whilst undergoing mental health issues, Grant Hackett doesn’t need to be hounded.

Give Grant some space

Improve your memory with these five tips

Here are five great ways to improve your power of retention.

Sharpen your mind

Men's Health

Love your nuts

Here’s how to carry out a testicular self examination.

Feel for lumps

Is ED a certainty?

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

What are the odds?

All-time famous moustaches

The best moustaches of all time – from Australia and around the world.

Grow your mo

Women's Health

Five deadliest diseases for women

We know the two big killers for women, but what else should be on your radar?

Tips to stay healthy

Ovarian cancer: early warning signs

Scientists have identified 12 new genetic drivers that can signal ovarian cancer.

Know the signs

Curve Lurve breast awareness app

A breast health awareness app designed to help women ‘take care of their pair’.

Lurve your curves

Health & Ageing

Are Aussie women ageing faster?

A study found Australian women report signs of facial ageing sooner than the US.

Does it stack up?

Reducing the risk of arthritis

These five tips can help reduce your risk of arthritis

Avoid arthritis

Can Virtual Reality treat dementia?

An aged care home using VR as entertainment made an unexpected discovery.

Memory triggers

Health News

Five things to know about vertigo

Everything you ever wanted to know about vertigo, but were too dizzy to ask.

Balancing act

Blood type linked to heart attack/stroke

Your blood type may influence your likelihood to have a heart attack or stroke.

What type are you?

Your money or your health?

By focusing too much on our retirement income, it’s likely we’ve overlooked a more critical challenge; staying alive.

Health matters more

Diseases

Stomach cancer: early warning signs

The early warning signs of stomach cancer may, at first, seem harmless.

It’s what’s inside

Parkinson’s: early warning signs

It can be difficult to tell if you have Parkinson’s. Here are the symptoms.

World Parkinson’s Day

Does red wine really cause gout?

Gout is associated with rich living. But does red wine cause gout?

All about gout

Health Insurance

Health funds bank huge profits

Health funds' profits in the year to 1 April have increased to $1.3 billion.

What price health?

Five tips to save on health insurance

Five top savings tips for those looking review their private health insurance.

Save on health insurance

Happy with your health insurer?

Many Australians are planning to cancel their private health insurance policies.

Time for a change?

Join YOURLifeChoices, it’s free

  • Receive our daily enewsletter
  • Enter competitions
  • Comment on articles

you might also be interested in...

Why you should drink only water

A case for why you should forgo the coffee and switch to water.

How to get rid of hayfever fast

The sneezy season is almost upon us, and hayfever sufferers are beginning to seek hayfever relief.

Ten early signs of dementia

How do you know if memory loss and confusion are just signs of getting older or are the first indicators that something more sinister is wrong?

How long will you live

David Williams shares how to measure your longevity, and how it shapes your retirement.

Early signs of heart trouble

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