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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

Posture and your mind

In the previous post I mentioned the physical benefits of good posture, but the way we hold ourselves is also linked with our state of mind.  Read this post

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Five things I've learned about my body in the last 10 years

Today I’m 60. Looking back on the last decade there are a few things I’ve learned about my (older) body in that time. Here are five.  Read this post

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

The exercise we too often forget

We’re cottoning on to the connection between exercise and healthy ageing, but there’s one valuable type of exercise that’s easily overlooked.  Read this post

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson