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.

 

Reduce your risk of dementia

Reduce your risk of dementia

Reduce your risk of dementia

Ten lifestyle changes you can make today to significantly reduce your risk of dementia and ...

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Sleep disorder linked to Alzheimer’s

Sleep disorder linked to Alzheimer’s

Sleep disorder linked to Alzheimer’s

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A masterclass in crisis leadership

A masterclass in crisis leadership

A masterclass in crisis leadership

New Zealand’s prime minister is showing the world’s how it’s done.

Race to identify those most at risk

Race to identify those most at risk

Race to identify those most at risk

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See your doctor online via telehealth

See your doctor online via telehealth

See your doctor online via telehealth

How to embrace the new telehealth regime and consult your doctor by phone or computer.

Aussies discover virus-killing drug

Aussies discover virus-killing drug

Aussies discover virus-killing drug

An Australian study has shown that an anti-parasitic drug kills the COVID-19 virus in vitro.

How to offer digital support

How to offer vital digital support during the coronavirus crisis

How to offer digital support

Neighbours, friends and work colleagues should offer older people digital support.

Virus’ ‘silent spreaders’

Virus’ ‘silent spreaders’

Virus’ ‘silent spreaders’

Experts say infected people who do not display symptoms are a major driver in the ...

Should you be counting your drinks?

Should you be counting your drinks?

Should you be counting your drinks?

Staying isolated can be tough, here are some tips to help you stay within the ...

Health Checks

How telehealth can keep you safe

Coronavirus telehealth measures are vital for both doctors and older Australians.

Medical help in isolation

Barriers to accessing healthcare

Nearly a quarter of Australians do not see a doctor when they feel they need to.

Health problems

Retirement health checklist

Retirement planning is about so much more than just money.

Planning later life

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

A masterclass in crisis leadership

New Zealand’s prime minister is showing the world’s how it’s done.

How it’s done

Chronic illness and COVID-19

Anyone of any age with a chronic illness is just as vulnerable as an older person with the same chronic health condition.

Take care

Tips for at-home allergy relief

Everyone who experiences allergies needs to know these nine housecleaning tips.

Avoiding allergies

Mental Health

How to filter news in a crisis

The quickest way to increase stress and anxiety is habitually checking news and social media reports on coronavirus.

Watch what you watch

A bigger problem than COVID-19?

Psychotherapist Noel McDermott tells how to manage the anxiety created by the coronavirus pandemic and the 24-hour news updates.

Understanding anxiety

Coping with coronavirus stress

Some people may be more susceptible to coronavirus than others, but none of us are immune to the pervading sense of anxiety the virus has caused.

Coping with COVID-19

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

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?

Conditions that can harm sex life

A long-term health problem can take the joy out of sex.

Finding solutions

Health & Ageing

How to retrain your brain in a crisis

If things get overwhelming, it’s important to take care of yourself and your brain.

Calm in a crisis

How to handle cataracts

If you’ve noticed the world is becoming a bit foggy, you may be developing cataracts. What now?

Ask an expert

Improve your skin after 50

Improve the health of your skin and you’ll also lift its appearance.

Healthy skin, happy skin

Health News

Welfare checks for older Australians

Government determined to stop older Australians ‘falling through the cracks’

Do you need support?

Infection rate ‘dramatically’ higher

The true number of infected people may already have reached tens of millions.

Our testing rate

Sleep disorder linked to Alzheimer’s

Researchers identify why sleep apnoea increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

Sleep solution

Diseases

Reduce your risk of dementia

Ten lifestyle changes you can make today to significantly reduce your risk of dementia and futureproof your health.

What you can change today

Sleep disorder linked to Alzheimer’s

Researchers identify why sleep apnoea increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

Sleep solution

Race to identify those most at risk

Scientists aim to preserve intensive care beds for those at greatest risk as trials of new test continue.

Crowdfunding plea

Health Insurance

Why do you have health insurance?

What you want – and need – from a health insurer.

Why do you have it?

Alarm over health fund exclusions

The majority of hospital treatment policies held by Australians now contain exclusions.

Situation worsening

Health premiums should decline

Health insurers are paying considerably less for medical equipment, so why are prices rising?

How is this fair?

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