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.

 

The superfood beating asthma

The superfood benefiting asthma sufferers

The superfood beating asthma

Study finds a correlation between eating oily fish and improved respiratory health.

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Caterpillars hold key to arthritis cure

Caterpillars hold key to arthritis cure

Caterpillars hold key to arthritis cure

A fungus that infects caterpillars could offer new hope for arthritis sufferers.

How to treat chronic pain

Painful facts: How to treat chronic pain

How to treat chronic pain

The burden of chronic pain is unrelenting for many Australians. Here’s how to treat it.

Is it time for universal dental care?

Is it time for universal dental care?

Is it time for universal dental care?

Calls for introduction of a Medicare-style universal insurance scheme for primary dental care.

What is ankylosing spondylitis?

What is ankylosing spondylitis?

What is ankylosing spondylitis?

Do you have the signs and symptoms of this incurable autoimmune disease?

Bad news for egg lovers

Bad news for egg lovers

Bad news for egg lovers

Cancel the cheese omelette. There is sobering news for egg lovers.

How to keep your liver happy

How to keep your liver happy

How to keep your liver happy

What do a happy liver and safe sex have in common? Here are eight healthy ...

Why we crave friendship

Psychologist explains the power of friendships

Why we crave friendship

Friendships fulfil an innate human need, says psychologist Caroline Anderson.

An easy fix for constipation

An easy fix for constipation

An easy fix for constipation

With constipation affecting one in five adults it’s time we got to the bottom of ...

Health Checks

Major parties unite on heart checks

Both sides of politics have announced their support for comprehensive heart health checks.

Healthy heart

Aussies dropping dental visits

Two in five Australians (39 per cent) did not visit a dentist at all last year.

Delaying dental

Signs you may have a brain tumour

Your skull is hard and your brain is soft, so as a tumour grows it has nowhere to go.

The tell-tale signs

Resources

Could you save a life?

Are you prepared to administer first aid in case of emergency?

Real first aid

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?

Prevention

How to make your feet feel and look their best

As we mature, our feet require more maintenance to keep them healthy and happy. Here’s how.

Tips for toes

Do these things cause cancer?

There are just as many myths as facts about the things that can cause cancer.

Myths and truths

How you can sit out backache

You can drive or sit for long hours and avoid backache … if you follow these rules.

Pain-free sitting

Mental Health

Nine ways to quiet your mind

Need to de-stress, calm down and reconnect with where you are? Here’s how.

Peace of mind

Health issues that mimic dementia

health, dementia, symptoms, alzheimers, mimic, misdiagnosis,

Time for a second opinion?

Movement can prevent dementia

New findings suggest more daily movement can prevent dementia in older adults.

Prevent dementia

Men's Health

Men now turning to plastic surgery

Men are starting to take their body image seriously and are doing something about it.

Plastic fantastic

Push-ups linked to heart health

Men able to complete more than 40 push-ups have a lower risk of heart disease.

Heavy lifting

How to … naturally boost testosterone

Try these 12 natural ways of combatting falling testosterone levels

Tackle testosterone drop

Women's Health

Hot flushes linked to cancer risk

A new study finds a link between hot flushes and the risk of breast cancer.

Not so flash

Foolproof ways to move more

Jean Hailes offers you foolproof ways to start moving and keep moving for optimum health.

Sit less, move more

Are you feeing the cold more?

Seven reasons why coats and scarves may be standard dress.

Cold hard facts

Health & Ageing

How much TV is too much?

Watching television for more than three and a half hours a day linked to poorer memory.

Too much TV?

The best exercise for older people

Recent research shows that resistance training improves the health of over-65s.

Resistance workout

Arthritis discovery gives new hope

Researchers have identified an unexpected contributor to rheumatoid arthritis.

New hope for arthritis

Health News

Caterpillars hold key to arthritis cure

A fungus that infects caterpillars could offer new hope for arthritis sufferers.

Caterpillar cure

Is it time for universal dental care?

Calls for introduction of a Medicare-style universal insurance scheme for primary dental care.

Filling the gap

Bad news for egg lovers

Cancel the cheese omelette. There is sobering news for egg lovers.

This is not a yolk!

Diseases

Caterpillars hold key to arthritis cure

A fungus that infects caterpillars could offer new hope for arthritis sufferers.

Caterpillar cure

What is ankylosing spondylitis?

Do you have the signs and symptoms of this incurable autoimmune disease?

Bad back?

Science cracks Alzheimer’s mystery

One of the great mysteries of neuroscience may finally have an answer.

Medical breakthrough

Health Insurance

Is it time for universal dental care?

Calls for introduction of a Medicare-style universal insurance scheme for primary dental care.

Filling the gap

Aussies dropping dental visits

Two in five Australians (39 per cent) did not visit a dentist at all last year.

Delaying dental

Health insurers should be wary

The government saved private insurers, and now it needs to put them in the spotlight.

Action needed now

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