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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

A key to better sleep?

The hormonal fluctuations of menopause have been linked to more disturbed sleep, but sleep issues often last well beyond that. It’s not always easy to pinpoint why, but one factor stands out.  Read this post

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Do you know what moderate exercise feels like?

We all know that moderate exercise is good for us, but a Canadian study raises the question of whether we have a handle on what it means.  Read this post

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Better posture... by lying down

This photo is a reminder that we all had pretty good posture in the years BC (Before Computers — and ipads and smart phones… oh and yes, before high heels).  Read this post

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

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