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Blood pressure and your brain

You probably associate blood pressure with heart health. And fair enough. But you mightn’t realise that heart health is a risk factor for brain health. So now we’re looking at whether blood pressure that creeps up in middle age could be a red flag for dementia.   Read this post

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Are you fit for surgery?

If you need an operation, don’t leave everything up to the surgeon. Hopefully they’re wonderfully capable, but there’s plenty you can do to ensure a good outcome.   Read this post

Monday, April 24, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Life After Menopause. My book is here!

The full title is Life after Menopause: 5 Key Habits of Healthy, Vital Older Women Read this post

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Depression: maybe it's not a chemical imbalance after all

That’s been the standard explanation for a long time. Our serotonin levels are too low. The reason for the imbalance is often a mystery, but there’s a lot of it going on.   Read this post

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

80 can look like this

If you think life as an 80-year old is about decline, take a look at this man. You might have seen him in the media recently strutting his stuff on the runway for Fashion Week in China.  Read this post

Thursday, November 10, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

There's a lesson for all of us in my dad's death

The third one along in this photo is my sports-mad dad in his 20s. He also played rugby league, rugby union, tennis, badminton, table tennis and golf. Yet he fell a couple of weeks ago, broke his thighbone, and didn’t survive the aftermath of the operation to pin it. He was 88.  Read this post

Thursday, November 10, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Avoiding a 'dowager's hump'

Images of older women with bent-over backs are used to depict osteoporosis. But osteoporosis mostly doesn’t look like that.  Read this post

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Is cortisone the best answer for damaged joints?

If you have joint soreness such as ‘tennis elbow’ doctors often recommend a cortisone shot to reduce the inflammation and pain. But what if you just left it alone?  Read this post

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Stay healthy by 'snacking'

A Brisbane yoga swarmi recommends ‘snacking’ on yoga throughout the day to stay well-balanced physically, mentally and emotionally. We can apply that idea to movement in general.   Read this post

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Risk factors for breast cancer

Next month is breast cancer awareness month. Until relatively recently the standard line about the causes of breast cancer was ‘we don’t know what causes it’. Thankfully that’s changed.  Read this post

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson