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How to react to the latest stories on vitamin D

You’ve been diligently taking vitamin D for your bones and recently you’ve seen more headlines saying that supplements don’t improve bone health. What should you do?  Read this post

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Summer sun: find a sensible balance

With temperatures starting to sizzle, sun exposure’s back on our radar. But for all our slipping, slapping and slopping, it’s worth reminding ourselves that sunlight is good for us — and, it seems, in more ways than just vitamin D.  Read this post

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Should anyone take fish oil?

Harvard Medical School researchers have shown that it doesn’t substantially reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke or death from cardiovascular disease. So if you take a supplement should you stop?   Read this post

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Self-care in December

At this time of the year it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlpool of Christmas parties, break-ups, end-of-year drinks, concerts, speech nights, and general ‘let’s catch up before Christmas’ engagements. Remember that it’s OK to say no.  Read this post

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Good cholesterol is key to a healthy brain

For 20 years a research unit at the University of Melbourne has been studying women’s brains as they age, looking for clues as to what we can do to avoid dementia. Having good levels of HDL cholesterol seems to be important.  Read this post

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

10 commandments of keeping a healthy weight when we're older

Sydney-based fitness writer Michael Jarosky recently wrote an article for the boot camp set using the 10 commandments idea. I’ve stolen it and rejigged it for middle-aged and older women.  Read this post

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Get what you need from your health care

Our medical system is overloaded and that’ll only increase in future. All the more reason why we need to be adept at getting our needs met.  Read this post

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

How to provide a urine sample and avoid unnecessary antibiotics

Earlier this year I wrote a post on having had several urinary tract infections in the summer. With another summer on the way I’m keen to avoid a repeat, so this month I sat down with an infectious diseases specialist who’s adamant that too many of us are being misdiagnosed with UTIs. Here’s what I learnt.  Read this post

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Four things you can do right now to finish 2018 in a healthier place

After New Year, September may be the other most likely time of the year for making a change to the way we take care of ourselves.   Read this post

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Help stamp out pikelet bottom

Three years ago I wrote a post asking ‘Does your bottom look like a pikelet?’ The importance of keeping a strong bottom as we get older is one of those messages that can’t be reiterated too often.  Read this post

Monday, September 24, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson