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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

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

Why the easiest way mightn't be the best way

I recently read an article by an 81-year old Californian woman called Joyce. The way she moves around her house might give you food for thought.  Read this post

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Why we've been going to yoga for decades

I’ve been going to the same Friday morning yoga class for about 35 years. But a few of the others in the group have also been there about as long as me. So I asked five of them why they keep turning up each week.  Read this post

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

So you think you know how to walk

We all do. And as far as exercise goes, it’s our favourite. But what if I told you that walking can improve not only your physical and mental health, but your posture and body shape too? It’s all in the way you do it.  Read this post

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

What's new in research? Frailty

Avoiding frailty might be one of the most important challenges of our increasingly long lives.   Read this post

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Five ways to save your knees

If we want to live full, healthy lives we need healthy joints. But when it comes to knees, many of us have degenerative problems such as arthritis or meniscal tears.  Read this post

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Keep active. But stay strong too.

You probably know that the recommended minimum amount of exercise for staying healthy is 30 minutes — at moderate intensity — five days a week. But for older women there seems to be more to it.  Read this post

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson