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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

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