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

How to prevent a stroke

Understanding the risk factors and some minor lifestyle changes could help prevent a new or recurrent stroke.

Find out the risk factors

A twist on tummy troubles

Professor ‘prods’ doctors to rethink irritable bowel diagnosis.

Good news for your gut

Is your hearing loss preventable?

Around 3.6 million Australians are affected by hearing loss, a lot of it preventable.

Listen up

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

Five foods that stain your teeth

Discoloured teeth can be unsightly, but you can keep your teeth white with your diet.

Don’t dim your grin

Five questions to ask your doctor

Rising concern about over-diagnosis can see healthy people treated as sick.

Second opinion

Australia not ready for flu outbreak

A record-breaking 105,000 flu cases have been confirmed nationally.

Are you safe?

Mental Health

School kids demystify dementia

School children in frontline to battle dementia stigma.

Class act

Six tips to exercise your mood

Depression is common among Australia’s senior population, but exercise can help.

Exercise your mood

The great dementia disconnect

Why do people with dementia and their carers feel strongly disconnected from society?

Alzheimer’s awareness

Men's Health

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

How to boost low testosterone

Discover the symptoms of low testosterone and natural ways to boost it.

Put the zing back in

Women's Health

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

Research identifies your cancer risk

A new study of 10,000 women has accurately identified the cancer chance for women.

Are you at risk?

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

Could you have ADHD?

The six questions that could identify attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

When to worry

New drug helps fight melanoma

Researchers have created a new treatment that prevents melanoma from spreading.

Miracle drug

Walk away from bunion pain

Innovative surgery and foot flexing stomp on bunion pain.

Find your happy feet

Diseases

New tool spots Parkinson’s early

A tool that can diagnose Parkinson’s disease even when there are no physical symptoms.

World first breakthrough

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

Health Insurance

Do you have ‘junk’ insurance?

AMA calls on the Government for healthcare policies to contain a minimum level of cover.

What is junk 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

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