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Losing our 'old lady' posture

Many of us over 50 look the same: our head pokes forward, our shoulders and back are rounded, and our belly sticks out. While it doesn’t look good, it doesn’t feel good either. This kind of ‘old lady’ posture restricts our breathing — and consequently our vitality — and makes us susceptible to neck, shoulder and back pain.   Read this post

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson

Exercise: sometimes it pays to work in, not work out

Our summery weather gets some of us feeling we ought to be doing more exercise. On one hand that’s a plus since our bodies need regular and consistent movement to stay healthy. But there are times when more exercise isn’t smart.   Read this post

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson

One of the most valuable exercises you can do

Regardless of our age there are basic movements that we all need to master to live. One of the most important is squatting. You need to be able to squat to sit down, garden, pick things up from the floor, get into a car, and yes, go to the toilet.  Read this post

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson

Exercise as medicine for women over 50

While the last post highlighted food as medicine, exercise can also be seen that way.  Read this post

Monday, August 25, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson

The most important thing you can do for a healthy heart

You might expect that I’m talking about losing weight, changing your diet, reducing your blood pressure, or quitting smoking. But you’d be wrong.   Read this post

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson

Caring for your most neglected body part

I’m talking about feet. Although they carry us around for a lifetime we rarely give them much thought unless they hurt. They’d love a good stretch or massage but we rarely oblige. Instead some of us shove the poor things into high heels that shorten our calves, strain our backs and squash our toes.   Read this post

Friday, March 21, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson