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The benefit of 'better than nothing'

When it comes to our health habits, sometimes we just need to lower our expectations.  Read this post

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

"I wanted to take control..."

June is 65 and a regular at the gym that I go to. She’s there most days and she’s intentional with her exercise. One day she mentioned that until recently exercise hadn’t been part of her life at all. I was keen to know what shifted.  Read this post

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Sex and the older woman

There was a lot of media coverage this month on research published about the sex lives of UK women aged 50-75.  Read this post

Sunday, July 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

A month-long challenge that will change your mind and body

Not planning to partake in Dry July? Here’s an alternative challenge for July that’s likely to leave you weighing less and feeling better. About everything.  Read this post

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

It's official: old dogs CAN learn new tricks

It’s common to assume that with age we get more set in our ways and that our brains don’t work as well as they used to. But MRI scans show something interesting: older brains work in a more integrated way.  Read this post

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

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

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

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

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

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