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Why drinking water is even more important with age

Lately I’ve heard of two women in their 60s and 70s who’ve gotten dehydrated, to their surprise. But as we get older dehydration is a greater risk.  Read this post

Monday, January 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

How too many women sacrifice their health

Here’s a fascinating yet completely unsurprising observation about women’s health behaviour, and it goes to the core of why so many of us don’t seem to take our health more seriously.  Read this post

Monday, January 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Susceptible to non-melanoma skin cancers? Here's a supplement you should know about

As someone who started the year by having a mole removed from my back, my ears pricked up when a client said her doctor recommended taking vitamin B3 to help prevent her BCCs (basal cell carcinomas).  Read this post

Monday, January 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

An update on salt

I wrote a post on salt a couple of summers ago, and it’s a topic worth revisiting, especially since the research of late has scientists shaking their heads.   Read this post

Monday, January 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

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