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10 Best Affordable Small Exercise Equipment for Home in 2020

Everyone is exercising at home right now so what’s the best small exercise equipment for home? I’ve selected 10 ways to solve your biggest exercise challenges. First though, I want you to know that I never start with a prop. I start with goals, condition, and limits. I recommend you do the same. Be clear

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Immune Boosters I Add to My Daily Smoothie

My daily smoothie is a gold mine of immune boosters. Immune boosters are on everybody’s mind right now. When they’re not again and we relax into a new normal readers here will still want natural hormone balance support. Every reader here who wants to avoid muscle loss and the metabolism slow down that accompanies it

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Should You Lift Weights Every Day? What’s Best for Your Metabolism?

Should you lift weights every day? This post answers this question I get regularly enough that I need to clarify what is “lifting” and what works. Especially now, while we want routine and a channel for the adrenaline. There’s never been a better time to focus on strength training. It’s a positive use of small

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How to Get (and Stay) Motivated to Workout After 50, 60 and 70

You’ve been alive long enough that there was a time we thought exercise was optional. You were around when Jim Fixx wrote The Complete Book of Running, and also when he died running. Then Kenneth Cooper wrote Aerobics and opened his clinic, and Covert Bailey wrote Fit or Fat. It used to be just the geeky

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Reasons to Exercise After 50 That Have Nothing to Do With Weight Loss

Because weight loss from exercise is so slow, it’s a crazy non-motivator that makes most midlife women frustrated – even if they feel good, clothes fit better, and they’re getting compliments – getting on the scale to see zero change in weight feels like slap in the face. I’m not going into the science of

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50 Little Fitness Changes to Make After 50

Many of the items on this quick fitness changes list come from Hot, Not Bothered: 99 Daily Flips for Slimmer, Fitter, Faster So You Can Master Metabolism Before, During, and (long) After Menopause. The book references include hundreds of cited studies featuring subjects who are in perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause. Why is that important?

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3 Labs I Love | Lab Tests For Fitness That’s Very Personal

Lab tests can inform a coach or personal trainer how to adjust your exercise program optimally and dial in your personal best program. How should you test? Which tests matter? What should you share? I’m addressing it here and now at the beginning of a New Year (and decade) for good reason. As a middle-aged

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How Can DNA Testing Improve Your Fitness?

DNA testing and genetics are the topic of conversation these days. For good reason. If you know what your genetics are you know how you can change their expression. That means you can make sure you optimize expression of good genes. You can also choose behaviors that suppress negative genes. There are so many areas

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12 Reasons Why You Should Try a Women’s Retreat

Wonder if you should try a women’s retreat? What’s all the hype? They’re everywhere from girlfriends, to work, to fitness and health. And that’s what I’m talking about in this post. Thinking about it seriously? Don’t delay. Check out the details here and then contact me about any spots left. #1 A retreat is a

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Top 10 Most Popular Flipping 50 Podcasts of 2019

It’s an annual tradition to do a top 10 most popular podcast episodes list. So here’s the 2019 edition just in time for you to launch your 2020. These are based on the number of downloads.At the end of this post, leave a comment about what you’d love to hear more of in 2020. I’d

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5 Last Minute Gifts Over 50 Women Will Love

Time is running out. Last minute gifts are the topic of the day! Please tell me I’m not the only one doing some last minute shopping this weekend? Or responding to “what do you want for Christmas?” from others? My personal list is really short this year. There isn’t really a list of things anyone

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