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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Do soapless cleansers kill germs?

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

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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?

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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.

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?


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


What is pre-diabetes?

What is pre-diabetes? Can you stop it from becoming type 2 diabetes?

Are you at risk?

Understanding cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease doesn't need to be a killer if you know how to manage your risk.

Are you at risk?

How to cope with sensitive teeth

Simple things you can do every day to help minimise the discomfort of sensitive teeth.

Saving sensitive teeth

Mental Health

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

Eat to improve your memory

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

Food to improve memory

Men's Health

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

Play Peeball for prostate health

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

Ready, aim, fire

Women's Health

Help for post-menopausal women

Good news for women looking for an alternative in post-menopausal treatment.

Feel better

Ovarian cancer explained

February is ‘Ovarian Awareness Month’, organised by Ovarian Cancer Australia.

Be ovarian aware

How your thyroid affects your health

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

What you need to know

Health & Ageing

Dizzy spells linked to dementia

Your dizzy spells may lead to dementia or cognitive decline.

Dementia risk

Ageing: what’s normal, what’s not

Our bodies changes as we age, but what’s normal and what’s not normal?

Should you be concerned?

Common eye myths: fact or fiction?

Which of these common eyesight myths are fact and which are fiction?

Look at this

Health News

Why do blood groups matter?

You may know your blood type, but what does it mean?

Do they matter?

Why am I losing my hair?

It’s understandable that hair loss or thinning can be quite distressing.

Hair loss explained

Dealing with dizziness

Feeling dizzy can often be an indication that something is out of kilter.

Help the feeling pass


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

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?

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

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