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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

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

A cardiologist's formula for keeping a young heart

ABC radio’s Amanda Smith recently interviewed American cardiologist Ben Levine who outlined his method for keeping our heart and blood vessels ‘young’. A young heart is a supple heart.  Read this post

Monday, February 25, 2019 | 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

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

You can be 'fit' and still lose muscle

Jane Brody’s been a health writer for the New York Times since 1976. At age 77 she does two physical activities a day — alternating between walking, cycling and swimming — plus exercises for her back. But she was recently diagnosed with sarcopenia, i.e. the loss of muscle and strength.  Read this post

Sunday, September 23, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Notes from a healthy lifestyle conference

I recently attended a ‘lifestyle medicine’ conference where presentations were based around three themes: health technology, gut health and brain health. Here are a few interesting snippets from it.  Read this post

Monday, August 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Exercise and our immune system

We know it builds muscle and bone, and it’s good for our heart and brain, but exercise also seems to boost our immunity.  Read this post

Monday, August 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson