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.

 

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.

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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

Couple with the covers drawn up against farts

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

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?

Health Checks

What your mouth says about you

Your mouth can say a lot about your overall health.

Your mouth says it all

How to manage your cholesterol

Learn how diet and lifestyle can help you manage high cholesterol levels.

Lower your levels

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

Are you raising your dementia risk?

Recent studies link some everyday medications to brain function.

Medicines to watch

Quick facts about bowel cancer

Did you know one in 13 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year?

Screening saves lives

How to beat bad breath

Halitosis is a common problem. Ben looks at how to get fresher breath.

Breathe easy

Mental Health

Five quick pick-me-up tips

If you’re feeling stressed or down, why not try any of our five quick pick-me-up tips?

Stress-busting moves

Could cannabis stop brain rot?

Could cannabis restore memory and reverse the effects of ageing on the brain?

Stoner science

Poor sleep linked to Alzheimer’s

Study shows that poor sleep may be linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

How do you sleep?

Men's Health

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

Foods for your ‘little fella’

Here’s a list of foods that can help men with ED and prostate issues.

Eat well, play hard

Women's Health

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?

Symptoms of ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer death in women.

Know the signs

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

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

Old drug, new cure

Asthma remedy may one day help patients avoid pneumonia.

Lifesaving discovery

Nine reasons you should drink beer

Drinking beer in moderation can actually have a multitude of health benefits.

Cheers to good health

Diseases

How to prevent diabetes

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

Diabetes no-nos

IBS explained

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

Digestive health

Stomach cancer: early warning signs

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

It’s what’s inside

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?

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