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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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?

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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

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How to make or break a habit

Learn to make or break a habit in three steps.

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.

Seven facts to know about the body

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Seven facts to know about the body

What’s going on your body when you’re not paying attention?

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.

Is your skin sensitive?

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Is your skin sensitive?

Find out if your skin is on the sensitive side.

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?

Health Checks

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

What’s your body fat telling you?

The placement of your body fat can reveal hidden truths about your health.

Is your health at risk?

Resources

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

Find a doctor or chemist

Search for your nearest doctor or 24-hour chemist anywhere in Australia.

Doctors and chemists across Australia

Prevention

Eating for type 2 diabetes

Does a diagnosis of diabetes mean saying no to sugar?

Fight diabetes naturally

Foods for maintaining healthy eyes

We’ve compiled a list of foods and nutrients which are great for maintaining healthy eyes.

A ‘see’ food diet

Five tips to care for your liver

What does your liver do and how do you care for it properly? We have the answers.

Love your liver

Mental Health

Eat to improve your memory

What to eat or avoid to improve your memory and mind.

Food to improve memory

Holiday hints for Alzheimer's carers

For those with Alzheimer’s disease, this extended period of contact can be very enriching.

Tips you need

10 curious facts about your brain

Ten facts about the complex mass of cells and fibres in your head.

About your grey matter

Men's Health

All-time famous moustaches

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

Grow your mo

Play Peeball for prostate health

We have 10 Peeballs to give away to help men identify their risk of prostate cancer.

Ready, aim, fire

Detect prostate cancer early

Keep an eye on the signs of prostate cancer and see your doctor for screening tests.

Improve your odds

Women's Health

How your thyroid affects your health

The thyroid gland influences almost all of the metabolic processes in your body.

What you need to know

How do hormones affect your sleep?

How much do hormones affect other parts of life – such as sleep?

Sleep problems?

The vagina diet

The vagina diet: Foods for a healthy, happy vagina.

Foods for ‘down there’

Health & Ageing

One-minute anti-ageing tips

You don't need fancy lotions and expensive concoctions to make you look younger.

Look younger and feel better

How your thyroid affects your health

The thyroid gland influences almost all of the metabolic processes in your body.

What you need to know

Holiday hints for Alzheimer's carers

For those with Alzheimer’s disease, this extended period of contact can be very enriching.

Tips you need

Health News

Could too much sleep be killing you?

Did you know that too much sleep could be very dangerous?

Get it right at night

Are you too dependent on alcohol?

There is a difference between drinking for enjoyment and being dependent on alcohol.

Know the signs

Seven secrets to avoiding sickness

Seven secrets of people who don’t get sick.

What’s the secret?

Diseases

Does red wine really cause gout?

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

All about gout

Do you have lung cancer?

We share the causes and symptoms of Australia’s highest killing cancer.

Spot the signs

How to prevent diabetes

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

Diabetes no-nos

Health Insurance

Happy with your health insurer?

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

Time for a change?

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?

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