Healthy ageing for women

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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

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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.
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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.
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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

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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

Lovely Group Of Three Active Senior Woman On Their 60s Walking,

Secrets of Women’s Healthy Ageing

26/10/2021
That’s the title of a recent book by Melbourne medical professor Cassandra Szoeke. After 30 years of collecting and analyzing data on women’s health, here are some of her key observations.
Cheerful Senior Woman With Walking Frame Looking At Camera Outdo

How to avoid a downward health spiral

26/10/2021
Sometimes life lives up to the saying ‘it never rains but it pours’. This woman explains how falling set off a string of health problems. But what could she — and all of us — do to sidestep that?
Medical Pills, Inscription Vitamin D And Accessories For Sunbath

Can vitamin D protect your brain?

26/10/2021
Vitamin D is often linked to bone health but researchers with the Women’s Healthy Ageing Project in Melbourne think it’s also vital for brain health.

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