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A month-long challenge that will change your mind and body

Not planning to partake in Dry July? Here’s an alternative challenge for July that’s likely to leave you weighing less and feeling better. About everything.  Read this post

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

What we need to know about cardiovascular disease

A new report on cardiovascular disease in women provides important information for all of us.   Read this post

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

It's official: old dogs CAN learn new tricks

It’s common to assume that with age we get more set in our ways and that our brains don’t work as well as they used to. But MRI scans show something interesting: older brains work in a more integrated way.  Read this post

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Winter meals that boost our skin, muscle and joints

Surely one of the best things about winter is winter food. And it’s not just the heartiness of it. It’s that it provides terrific nutrients for older bodies.   Read this post

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Tips for a longer, healthier, happier life

Two UK women in their 50s who’d seen family members succumb to diseases such as cancer and dementia resolved to do what they could to avoid the same fate. For five years they studied the latest research and applied it to their lives. Now they’ve published a book based on their findings.  Read this post

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Can you get enough exercise without 'exercising'?

You’re not into gyms, exercise classes or personal trainers. You don’t want to put on a special set of clothes and take time out for those things. But you’re happy to move, especially if you can slot it into your daily routine. The good news is you can largely stay fit by making your days more active.   Read this post

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

How to keep your thyroid healthy

Although thyroid issues are more prevalent in older women, this little butterfly-shaped body part is still a mystery to most of us. Here are a few basics we should all be aware of.  Read this post

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

The art of cooking for one

We recently had a fabulous lamb dinner at a friend’s place. She’s divorced, in her early 60s and lives on her own. “I love cooking,” she said, “just not for one.” I hear that a lot, so I asked her to help me come up with suggestions that might help other women in the same situation.  Read this post

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Why a house with stairs can be a bonus

How often are older people encouraged to move into a house that has no stairs? Simply because they’re older. That mightn’t be good advice.  Read this post

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Exercise or drugs? Where to start in reducing blood pressure?

High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for heart disease, stroke and dementia, so keeping it healthy is vital. But where should you start?  Read this post

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson