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.

 

Why you must care for your feet

Why you must care for your feet

Why you must care for your feet

Five common foot problems and how to treat them.

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Heart attack signs to never ignore

Heart attack signs to never ignore

Heart attack signs to never ignore

When every minute counts, it’s important to know the signs of a heart attack so ...

Health secrets your hands hold

Health secrets your hands hold

Health secrets your hands hold

As if they weren’t useful enough, your hands can also ‘diagnose’ sinister illnesses.

How to reduce leg veins

Answer to your varicose veins is hiding in your pantry

How to reduce leg veins

There are many home remedies that can help minimise the appearance of leg veins.

Blame poor health on being spanked

Blame poor health on being spanked

Blame poor health on being spanked

Try this quiz about your childhood to understand why you are sick today.

Leading cause of disability is …

Leading cause of disability is …

Leading cause of disability is …

If you’ve never experienced this pain, you’re in a very select group.

Is incontinence a laughing matter?

Is incontinence a laughing matter?

Is incontinence a laughing matter?

Foundation to launch campaign to get sufferers talking about incontinence.

Act now to cut your dementia risk

Act now to cut your dementia risk

Act now to cut your dementia risk

Don’t take a chance, these simple strategies can help.

How to tell a cold from the flu

How to tell the difference between a cold and the flu

How to tell a cold from the flu

If you have the dreaded flu lurgy, you could be out of action for at ...

Health Checks

How to spot bad circulation

If you have poor circulation, it is possible that some of your organs are being starved of oxygen and other nutrients.

Go with the flow

Dial a doctor for good medicine

If you want to avoid germy waiting rooms, dial up a doctoroo consultation

Doctoroo always on call

Easily overlooked cancer symptoms

What may seem like innocuous health issues could be a sign of something worse.

Keep close watch

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

Keep an eye out for cataracts

Cataracts are on the rise and one expert warns that early signs shouldn’t be ignored.

Revamp your vision

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

How to avoid common injuries

As we age, our ability to care for ourselves begins to diminish.

Be prepared

Mental Health

Homeliness leads to healthy minds

Residential makeovers prioritise the mental health of elderly Australians.

Harmony at home

Sugar to blame for brain fade?

Study finds that too much sugar could be adversely affecting memory.

Bitter sweet science

When is memory loss a concern?

Forgetfulness might be normal or it might be something more serious.

Remember when

Men's Health

Is your sex life ageing well?

Being older doesn’t necessarily mean your sex life has to go stale.

The secret of sex over 55

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

Women's Health

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

Is your sex life ageing well?

Being older doesn’t necessarily mean your sex life has to go stale.

The secret of sex over 55

Health & Ageing

The truth about midlife weight gain

Can we blame menopause or is it simply a consequence of getting older?

The weight of midlife

Arthritis linked to lung disease

Rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of developing lung disease.

Bad combination

Are these scans helpful or harmful?

Our expert advises on how to best diagnose an aching back.

What you should know

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

How to prevent diabetes

Six ways you could be increasing your risk of diabetes without even knowing it.

Diabetes no-nos

Arthritis linked to lung disease

Rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of developing lung disease.

Bad combination

What is 'Parkinsonism'?

An often-overlooked disease related to Parkinson's deserves a little more awareness.

Shake it up

Health Insurance

Bupa’s policy ‘detrimental’

The Ombudsman slams Bupa over dumping benefits so it can claw back costs.

Benefits feel cruel cut

Saving hundreds on your health cover

When you make health cover part of your tax-time review you can save an average of $320.09. Don't wait until it's too late!

Health cover

Rush to quit private health cover

Survey finds big jump in the number of Australians abandoning their cover.

Cost the key issue

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