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More on why sleep matters (for our minds)

I’m reading a fascinating book on the formation of good habits by New York Times writer Gretchen Rubin (Better than Before: mastering the habits of our everyday lives). One of the areas she talks about monitoring is sleep, and I was so struck by her explanation of why it’s vital for our mental health, that I’ve provided a couple of pars for you.  Read this post

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Got a chemistry set under your sink?

One of the keys to staying healthy and hormonally balanced is to avoid excess chemicals. Yet some of us almost keep a chemistry set under our kitchen sink or in the laundry.  Read this post

Monday, April 27, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Findings on exercise from the 45 and Up Study

Recent Australian research shows that people over 45 who do at least some vigorous exercise live longer than people who do moderate intensity exercise. But what does this mean for you?  Read this post

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Seminar on Women, Ageing & Weight, Saturday 7 March

Last month I included a post about a 4-month program I’m looking to run for women over 50 who want to get healthy and lose weight. I’ve decided to run a seminar on this topic on the afternoon of Saturday 7 March from 1-4pm.  Read this post

Friday, February 27, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

We need new ways of looking at ageing

American women’s health physician Dr Christiane Northrup says that if we’re going to be wonderfully healthy older women we have to “stop saying stupid things like ‘I’m having a senior moment’”.  Read this post

Friday, February 27, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Get healthier and change your outlook. You might even lose your belly.

From early March I’m running a 4 month program for women over 50 who want a healthier body and mind and as an outcome of those, a flatter belly.   Read this post

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Exercise is an investment in our future

Exercise is about way more than fitting into our clothes: as we get older it is one of the biggest factors determining our quality of life.  Read this post

Monday, December 15, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson

We need a range of strategies for better bones

Deakin University has become a key location for osteoporosis research. And they’re coming up with some interesting findings.  Read this post

Monday, September 22, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson

Surprise stats on women drinkers

The group of women who most risk their health from drinking are young women who binge drink, right? Guess again.  Read this post

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson

Three common drugs a doctor wouldn't take. What about you?

US women’s health specialist Dr Christiane Northrup wrote recently that there are three widely prescribed drugs she wouldn’t use herself. As she said, drugs treat symptoms rather than address the real problem, and in suppressing symptoms they produce side-effects.   Read this post

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson