Healthy Lifestyle

Midlife and beyond is a time of great change for women. It is a time to appreciate your life experience, reflect on your achievements and seize new opportunities – but it can also be a time of stress and uncertainty.

By taking action to boost your mental health, you can better manage the challenges you experience at this time in your life and improve your overall wellbeing.

We examine the claims about this latest health trend to see how true they are.

Women's Health's communications team leader Lorraine Pacey sorts fact from fiction when it comes to the emergency contraceptive pill.

Energy drinks might 'give you wings' but they also have some nasty side effects.

We sink our teeth into the new Australian Dietary Guidelines to reveal the science behind eating well and staying healthy.

The multitude of labels on supermarket products can be confusing. Here is our guide to common food label claims.

The frozen berry scare has left many concerned about the food they are eating and where it comes from.

How nutritious are frozen dinners? We examine different dinners to find you the best options.

Simon James, CEO Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local explains how women can take control of their health with an eHealth record.

A guide on how to save money at the grocery store

Concerns about the negative impacts of social media have dominated public debate however recent studies show there are clear health benefits to being online and connected.

When we first meet someone everything can seem perfect but there are often early signs that the relationship is unhealthy.

If your New Year's resolutions have come unstuck, here's how to get back on track.

There's a lot more to being healthy than being physically in shape.

They might be quick but they can also be unhealthy. Read how you can improve this popular snack.

The Heart Foundation's nutrition manager, Deanne Wooden, questions whether the proof is in the pudding when it comes to the health risks of sugar.

Japanese food is a popular takeaway option with women. But is it really healthy?

Most women experience a gradual weight gain as they get older but this is not inevitable.

We examine popular natural sweeteners to see how healthy they really are.

Q I have heard that in the near future women are only going to need to have Pap smears every five years. I am 33 and my Pap smear is overdue by about 12 months. Should I just leave it now and have it when the new program starts?

New physical activity guidelines were released early in the year but who is really meeting them?

Having regular health checks throughout life can help keep the doctor away.

Probiotics are a hot topic at the moment. We explain what they are and why they are good for you.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says they cause cancer but are they all that bad?

Our favourite savoury sauces and condiments are hiding loads of sugar.

Why we love it and why we need to stop drinking it.

Read our tips on how to prevent holiday kilos.

Maintaining a healthy pelvic floor can help keep you in control of your plumbing.

Why you can get sunburnt despite using sunscreen

Australians are turning to technology for mental health support more than ever before. As a result, the Australian Government launched the new e-Mental Health Strategy in July.

Our nutritional requirements change as we age. Here are ten ways seniors can ensure they maintain a healthy diet.

While we acknowledge the importance of sleep for children we often fail to recognise its importance in adults' lives.

When a woman loses her lifelong partner, it can affect her health in many ways.

With the introduction of the Health Star Rating System, food labels are even more confusing. We outline what to look for.

We examine five popular take-away options to determine which is the healthiest.

Question: I have been hearing a lot about how we should eat more wholegrains. Can you tell me what wholegrains are?

The barriers to girls staying active and how we can overcome them.

The risks of smoking are well recognised but are we ignoring the impact of alcohol on our health?

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