Self check and assess your current state of health and look for any symptoms you may have for a variety of physical and mental issues.
The Healthy Ageing Quiz helps you decide if your current lifestyle choices are helping you to age well.
How active are you? Quiz helps you work out if you’re exercising enough, then whether you need to work out more.
Self check your body weight, eating and drinking habits and anxiety levels or complete more specific checks on such illnesses as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.
All checks will give you a good indication of your health and enable you to implement strategies to support your health while travelling.
Each check should not take longer than a few minutes to complete.
Simply click on the links below and start checking.
Assess Your DrinkingAlcohol use is an accepted and often enjoyable part of our lives and Australian culture.
It is used to relax, to socialise, to celebrate, to commemorate those who have made sacrifices, to mark anniversaries, and to commiserate after a loss.
But research suggests that too many people are drinking to cope with emotions and situations that are difficult to manage and also to deal with feelings of anxiety and depression. It may be a multi-purpose substance, but it is not a good medication.
The message is simple - get the right mix and achieve a balance with alcohol and a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.
Click here to access the tool and see how risky your drinking is and how ready you are to change.
Australian Absolute Cardiovascular Disease Risk CalculatorAbsolute risk calculates your chance, as an individual, of getting cardiovascular disease (which includes all heart, stroke and blood vessel diseases).
It can be hard to know whether you are at risk of getting cardiovascular disease, because sometimes you can’t feel any symptoms.
If you are between 45 and 74 years old (or 35 years and older if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background) you can use the cardiovascular disease risk calculator to find out your absolute "heart and stroke" risk score.
Your score will tell you your chance of getting heart, stroke and blood vessel disease in the next five years.
When you find out your score, you will need to ask your general practitioner what it means and how you can take steps to reduce your chance to getting cardiovascular disease.
Click here and calculate your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Check your weightThere is more to staying healthy than being a certain weight, size or body shape.
There are some simple tools available to assess your current body weight and determine whether you are at high risk of illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some form of cancers.
The Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator is a guide to what is considered a healthy weight for your height.
It is quick and easy to use, and will provide you with a guide to whether you are underweight, at a healthy body weight or overweight.
The results will provide you with an indication of your health status to help point you in the right direction.
Click here to check your weight.
Goldberg Anxiety QuizEverybody experiences anxiety at some time.
Anxiety can vary in severity from mild uneasiness through to a terrifying panic attack.
1 in 10 Australian adults suffer from an anxiety disorder but do not realise there are many treatments which can help them to lead a better life.
Click here to complete the quiz to assess your level of anxiety.
While the quiz can not provide a professional diagnosis, it may assist in determining whether you should consult with your general practitioner to obtain a proper diagnosis and find out if you do have an anxiety condition.
Healthy Ageing QuizThis quiz will help you determine whether your current lifestyle choices are helping you to age well.
If you are aged 50 years or over, male or female, this quiz is for you.
It is recommended that you take your completed quiz to your general practitioner to see what he/she advises for improving your health.
Click here to complete the quiz.
How active are you? QuizA lack of physical activity is linked to an increased risk of serious chronic diseases.
Research clearly shows that higher levels of physical activity throughout life result in a:
- a reduced the likelihood of early death, caused by cardiovascular disease
- a reduced the number of new cases of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes
- lower body weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels
Click here to complete the quiz and find out how active you are.
How well do you eat? QuizYou are what you eat!
Eating well is about enjoying the food you eat and getting the right balance between sensible food options and the right portion size.
Do you have the right balance between the types of foods you eat?
Click here to complete the quiz and find out how well you eat.
Know your medicines
Do you know your medicines? Are you medicinewise?
According to the NPS, there are 3 steps to being medicinewise:
- Know it’s a medicine: What medicines are you taking?
- Find the active ingredient: What do you know about your medicine?
- Ask the right questions: Do you have any questions about your medication?
For further information on your medicines please visit NPS at http://www.nps.org.au/
One-Minute Osteoporosis Risk TestOsteoporosis, which literally means "porous bone" is a disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced.
As the bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fracture is greatly increased.
The loss of bone occurs "silently" and progressively. Often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs.
The good news is that osteoporosis is now a largely treatable condition and, with a combination of lifestyle changes and appropriate medical treatment, many fractures can be avoided.
The Osteoporosis One- Minute Risk Test consists of 19 easy questions to help you understand the status of your bone health.
Click here to complete the test and find out the status of your bone health.
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment ToolMany Australians, particularly those over 40, are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes through lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity.
Family history and genetics also play a role in type 2 diabetes.
Click here and complete the assessment tool to find out your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next 5 years.