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.

 

Which is the best sleep position?

Which is the best sleep position?

Which is the best sleep position?

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Need help to prepare for knee surgery?

Need help to prepare for knee surgery?

Need help to prepare for knee surgery?

Our physiotherapist tells you what exercises are best before knee surgery.

What your hair says about you

What your hair says about your health

What your hair says about you

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

How to overcome tiredness

Tired mature man yawning

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

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.

Health Checks

Where can I find a bulk billing GP?

Finding a bulk billing doctor just became much easier.

Save on health costs

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

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

Government spends $31m to fight flu

The Government announces a $31m program of free flu vaccinations for over 65s.

Free flu shots

The dark side of blue light

What price are you paying for being constantly immersed in light?

Got night-time blues?

How to manage a pain in the neck

In the majority of cases, neck pain can be treated at home.

Don’t neck it

Mental Health

Defend yourself against dementia

Luckily, there’s a way to delay or reduce your risk of dementia by one-third.

Make the change

Why am I forgetting things?

Not all memory loss is a result of ageing, but when should you worry?

Memory matters

New blood test for Alzheimer’s

Scientists develop a simple and cheap blood test to help identify people with dementia.

Hope is on the way

Men's Health

How your penis changes with age

Your penis goes through a series of changes over your lifetime.

An ageing old fella

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

Women's Health

Menopause is normal, so talk about it

With the right help, you can turn menopause into a positive phase of your life

Focus on the “pause”

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

Health & Ageing

Is your body older than your age?

Take this quiz to see how old your body really is and how to keep it healthy.

An apple a day?

Why does my body ache?

Body aches are common but they can be an early warning sign for more serious problems.

When to worry

Easing painful hips and knees

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

Sweet relief

Health News

Frailty warning for seniors

Older Australian women are most at risk of frailty, according to new research.

Fight frailty

Flu spreads by just breathing

A new study has revealed that 'just breathing' is enough to spread the flu.

Hold your breath

Can marriage save you from dementia?

Lifelong singles and widowers seem to be at heightened risk of dementia.

Ball and brain

Diseases

Dementia drug leads to early death

Geriatricians warn antipsychotics are causing early death for dementia patients.

Dangerous antipsychotics

Experts call for dementia action

Dementia Australia disappointed with Government’s response to dementia report.

Time to act

Can marriage save you from dementia?

Lifelong singles and widowers seem to be at heightened risk of dementia.

Ball and brain

Health Insurance

Private health system blasted

Investment bank analysis talks up public healthcare system.

Big profits, declining cover

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

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