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A new guide to walking pace

Walking is still our favourite exercise, and we’re told to walk briskly for our health. But what’s ‘brisk’? The usual advice is that it’s a pace where we can talk but not sing. Now though, there’s a practical guideline.  Read this post

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Vigilance is needed with medication, even common ones

Drugs are prescribed to correct imbalances, but often they trigger other imbalances.  Read this post

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Pass on your food skills - they're a gift

Want to contribute something important to the young people in your life? Teach them to make their own food.   Read this post

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Beware the cholesterol bandwagon

Last month I wrote about tackling high cholesterol, including shifting our diet. Food manufacturers haven’t missed the opportunity to cash in with cholesterol-lowering products. But we need to be discerning.  Read this post

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

You're cooking what?

There’s a secret ingredient in this fry-up, and since you’ll never guess what it is, I’ll tell you: it’s green banana. Here’s why it’s in there.  Read this post

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Body wisdom around the house

Last weekend I was up a ladder cleaning. It reminded me that these days especially, I need to be smarter about how I use my body.  Read this post

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

My cholesterol's high, what can I do? (without statins)

After menopause we’re more susceptible to high cholesterol. And while cholesterol may be more a symptom than the real problem, it’s wise to get your numbers in the healthy range. But how do you do that, especially if you don’t want to take medication?  Read this post

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

To stave off dementia, start early

Dementia is now the main cause of death for Australian women, and the message on prevention is to start in middle-age.  Read this post

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Is fish oil still worth taking?

While fish oil has had a reputation for helping to keep our hearts and brains healthy, lately we’ve seen headlines telling us that it doesn’t do much for our hearts at all. Why is that? And is it still worth taking?  Read this post

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Think you know how much alcohol you can safely drink? Think again.

A big English-led study using data from around 600,000 drinkers from 19 countries has made new recommendations on safe drinking levels. It’s a game-changer for two reasons.  Read this post

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson