Healthy ageing for women

Hi Fitandwell Profile New

Hi, I’m Dr Rhonda Anderson, a Brisbane-based exercise physiologist specialising in women’s health and healthy ageing.

Why I started Fit and Well

Three reasons

First, I don’t think older women’s health gets enough attention. Until recently there wasn’t even much research in this area, so it’s been hard for women to educate themselves. I wanted to create a business where older women’s needs are front and centre.
Second, too many women miss out on precious years of their life because of disease and disability. They commit so much of themselves to others, and when finally it can be their turn, many are dealing with chronic illness. As the research shows though, we can do a lot to prevent this.
Third, I’m an exercise physiologist and for decades I’ve been struck by the difference that exercise and movement can make, mentally as well as physically. It’s like a wonder drug. Yet most older women either don’t do it, don’t do enough of it, or don’t do what they need.

To sum up, I wanted to provide education and exercise for older women, to give them choices in how they live the second half of their lives.

Problems I solve

Hi Oval2
Hi Oval1
Hi Measurement
Hi Book

Life After Menopause

5 Key Habits of Healthy, Vital Older Women

Our older years can be some of the best of our lives, as long as we’re healthy. So what does it take to be a healthy, vital older woman?
Good habits.

This book outlines those habits and steps you through them. It includes interviews with women who’ve successfully put them into practice, and a quiz to help you identify what you need to focus on.
I’ve had women tell me it’s their bible.

Listen to 'The #1 Habit of Vibrantly Healthy Older Women
- and How to Develop it'

Blog posts

Bigstock Cheese Resized

Understanding the dairy and bone relationship

Dairy can be a mixed nutritional bag, and there have been different views about its benefit for bone. But an Australian study on people in their 80s concluded that it improved bone density and reduced falls.
Grilled Sliced Skirt Beef Meat Steak On A Cutting Board With Her

Should you cut down on red meat?

Maybe you already have. But was it a wise move? That depends.
Happy Elderly Woman Doing Exercise On Beach

We CAN get better as we get older

This month I did a batch of standard health tests — a general blood test, a bone density scan and a sun cancer check — and for possibly the first time in my adult life I felt I came out on top in all of them. In my mid-60s.

Share This

Select your desired option below to share a direct link to this page