Stay up to date with Fit and Well subscribe to my free newsletter.

Captcha Image

Does Fit still trump Fat?

For many years studies have shown that people who are overweight or obese but fit have less chance of dying than people of normal weight who are unfit. Most of these have been done on men, but a few include women as well.   Read this post

Saturday, March 12, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

The best exercise to lower blood pressure?

As we get older we’re more susceptible to high blood pressure or ‘hypertension’. Two important lifestyle changes that reduce it are cutting out processed food and exercising. But what’s the best exercise?  Read this post

Monday, January 25, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Is sitting really the new smoking?

This comparison between sitting and smoking gets bandied about a lot at the moment. Is it fair?  Read this post

Sunday, January 24, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Our health in 2015: a brief look back

Here’s a quick summary of some of the hot health topics of this last 12 months:    Read this post

Monday, December 14, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Three exercises for healthier feet

As the song reminds us, the foot bone's connected to the ankle bone, the ankle bone's connected to the leg bone, the leg bone's connected to the knee bone, and on up the body. So if we want to stay mobile and independent we need to look after our feet bones.   Read this post

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Is the health of your brain linked to the power of your legs?

In a recent UK study, 324 twin sisters aged 43 to 73 (average age 55) had their health monitored over 10 years. They were tested twice – at the start of the 10 years and at the end.   Read this post

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

What's better: walking 10,000 steps a day or interval training three times a week?

If you saw the ABC’s recent Catalyst program on interval training you might be wondering.   Read this post

Friday, October 23, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

An under-rated but great form of health insurance

When you think of health insurance you probably think of companies like Bupa or HCF. But one of the best forms of health insurance for 50-plus women has nothing to do with them.  Read this post

Saturday, August 29, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Finding the motivation for winter exercise

Struggling to get out and exercise on grey chilly days?  Read this post

Saturday, July 25, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Are your knees noisy when you squat?

That crackling noise can be disconcerting. It’s called ‘crepitus’ and you hear it because the cartilage in your knees isn’t as smooth and tidy as it used to be.   Read this post

Friday, July 10, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson