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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

How to help yourself when you're recovering from injury

Whether you did it in grand style traversing the slopes on your skiing holiday or pulling weeds in the garden, at some stage we all manage to hurt ourselves and need to recover. There are a few basic things we can do to help that along.  Read this post

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

It pays to be frugal with fruit

Fruit is healthy, but here’s why it’s also smart to limit the amount we eat.  Read this post

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Can we cut back on carbs and still get enough fibre?

A New Zealand study has linked fibre with a lower incidence of diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. But when the study leader says this means we should think twice about low-carb diets, I think he’s barking up the wrong tree.  Read this post

Monday, March 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Is the hare or the tortoise better at burning body fat?

The moral of the Aesop fable is that slow and steady wins the race. In recent years though it’s been high-intensity intervals that have won all the accolades. But are intervals more effective when it comes to fat loss?  Read this post

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Prepare now to avoid this winter's flu

You might’ve heard that there was more flu than usual around this summer and that hospitals are preparing for a big winter season. So give some thought now to how you’ll protect yourself.  Read this post

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

My experience with bioidentical hormones

Mainstream medicine advises against bioidentical hormones, but for some of us they could still be a useful part of our healthy ageing kit.  Read this post

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

A cardiologist's formula for keeping a young heart

ABC radio’s Amanda Smith recently interviewed American cardiologist Ben Levine who outlined his method for keeping our heart and blood vessels ‘young’. A young heart is a supple heart.  Read this post

Monday, February 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Basic foods provide top nutrition

When Welsh researcher Zoe Harcombe discovered that the Brits and Americans consume around 1100 calories a day from just two ingredients — sugar and flour — she set out to match that number of calories with real food items that would meet the recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals. Here’s what she came up with.  Read this post

Monday, February 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson