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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

Fit loses out to Fat with type 2 diabetes

Six months ago I wrote a post that revisited the old question of fitness vs fatness. Most research has concluded that overweight or obese people who stay fit have less chance of dying than their slimmer but unfit counterparts. But that's not the whole story.  Read this post

Sunday, September 18, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Are statins good for us after all?

The Lancet is a prestigious medical journal and this month it published a big review of the research on statins (cholesterol lowering drugs). The conclusion: they do more good than harm. But we need to be clear who for.  Read this post

Saturday, September 17, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Can the Sit-to-Rise Test predict how long you'll live?

If you saw the recent two-part BBC TV series How to Stay Young, you might be wondering whether what they said about the sit-to-rise test is true.  Read this post

Saturday, July 23, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

The healthy way to carry your handbag

We carry so much in our handbags that we can give ourselves neck, back and shoulder pain. But carrying your bag well is actually good exercise.   Read this post

Sunday, June 26, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson