Women's health 60-plus

Exercise as you get older

How exercise can help older adults stay healthy, energetic and independent well into old age.

Top diets review for 2016

Find a weight loss plan to suit you with our review of the most popular diets.

Is your blood pressure too high?

Avoid high blood pressure by making some simple lifestyle changes.

'I started bleeding after the menopause'

Gabrielle describes how early diagnosis and treatment of womb (endometrial) cancer saved her life.

The top 5 causes of premature death

Reduce your risk of early death from one of the 5 big killers: cancer; heart disease; stroke; lung or liver disease.

Physical activity guidelines for older adults

Guidelines for older adults aged 65 and over, for general health and fitness.

Lower your cholesterol

Foods you can eat and those you should avoid to help lower your cholesterol.

Eye health tips for older people

How to keep your eyes healthy after the age of 60 with NHS eye tests, prescription lenses and lifestyle changes.

'Hearing loss isn't funny'

Actress, Rula Lenska, lost her hearing after an ear infection on a diving holiday. She now wears hearing aids in both ears

Living with incontinence

How to cope with incontinence, including advice on travelling, sex, skincare, hygiene and emotional wellbeing.

Keep your bones strong over 65

It's never too late to look after your bone health – just follow these practical tips.

Breast changes in older women

How your breasts change after the menopause, including abnormal breast lumps, sagging and shrinkage

Foods to avoid if you're over 65

Find out why over-65s are at higher risk of food poisoning and what foods are risky.

Loneliness in older people

How to combat loneliness in later life, including making the effort to stay in touch using computers, social clubs and volunteering.

Flu and the flu vaccine

Your guide to flu symptoms and the flu vaccine, including who should have the vaccine this winter.

Foot care for older people

If you're having trouble with tasks such as cutting your toenails, talk to your GP about footcare services.

10 surefire ways to ease pain

Practical ways to beat pain including relaxation tips, breathing exercises and helplines

Hearing aids

Today’s NHS hearing aids are slimmer, lighter and smaller than ever before. They come in funky colours, too.

Lung cancer in women

How lung cancer affects women, including why female smokers are more at risk than male smokers.

'I exercise to stay mobile and supple'

Maggie Nicholls, 62, says for her, exercising is about much more than being physically fit.

Which painkiller?

The benefits and side effects of painkillers, and how to choose the best painkiller to fight your type of pain

'I had breast cancer and then cervical cancer'

Juanita explains the impact of cancer on her life, and how charity work helps others and brings her happiness.

'I want to exercise till I'm 100'

Betty Shaw, 93, says exercise has been the key to helping her to continue living independently.

Keeping your weight up in later life

You may lose weight as you grow older through illness or loss of appetite. Find out how to boost your calorie intake.

Life after cancer

Get advice on adjusting to life after cancer, including how to cope with fatigue, changes to your body and difficult emotions.

Ask the sex doctor

Is sex safe after a heart attack? Do over-60s need to worry about STIs? Dr Anne Edwards has the answers.

'How I beat osteoporosis'

Read how Judi Paxton beat osteoporosis by making some simple changes to her lifestyle.

Are you at risk of falling?

Take this simple test to work out if your risk of falling is considered ‘low’, ‘medium’ or ‘high’.

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Call your GP today

If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor. Call your GP today

Call your GP today

1 woman in 3 who gets breast cancer is over 70. If you notice any changes in your breasts, tell your doctor straight away

Your NHS Health Check

Millions of people have already had their free "midlife MOT". Find out why this health check-up is so important

Losing weight - Getting started

Develop healthier eating habits, be more active and get on track to start losing weight with our 12-week weight loss guide.

Weight loss pack

Staying active over 60

As we get older, exercise is incredibly important to our overall health. Active older people talk about how physical activity has enhanced their lives and experts give their advice.

Media last reviewed: 18/06/2015

Next review due: 18/06/2017

Women's health 60-plus

Healthy lifestyle information and advice for women aged 60 and over