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5 Myths About Strength Training: 5 Reasons Now is the Time

Warning! If you believe any of these myths about strength training, my goal is to turn your thoughts before you’re finished listening. If you’re here, happening to read the show notes, and you’re not strength training, I made this with you in mind. But, there are three other women that I want to reach. Are you

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What Happens to Your Body During a Workout?

What happens to your body during a workout? Well, pull up an exercise ball and I’ll tell you. You’re going to like it. In this post, I’m answering these questions: Are you one workout away from a better mood? What changes does a single session of exercise make? What happens to your brain and body

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Why Your Fat Loss Slows No Matter What You Do

Fat loss slows… 1. When you eat meals and snacks  grazing through the day. 2. When you over exercise – even if it doesn’t feel like a lot – and you’re already exhausted, or “under fueled.” It’s a concept called energy availability. If you don’t have any, you’re creating a status not conducive to your

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Matcha Brand Comparison Taste Testing

By accident I realized a matcha brand comparison taste test was in order. This post is about my blind test. Look, it’s no secret that I’ve been a huge fan of Pique Tea for two years. Before that, well it’s about as embarrassing as admitting that when I started using protein powder I didn’t know

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Training Women Different in Menopause or at Any Age

Training women different than men is an absolute must. This post originally appeared in Facebook on the Flipping 50 page. I share it here so that it has more longevity. There is some much-needed information here that you need to have. I’ve been “behind the scenes,” in every possible aspect in the fitness industry since

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The Ultimate Guide to HIIT in Menopause (and Beyond)

In this Guide to HIIT in Menopause it’s important to consider that there are different phases of menopause and that each woman’s journey is unique. The best way to gage your own need is to monitor your signs and symptoms. Hot flashes and night sweats are the most easily identified symptoms, but 34 symptoms are

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HRT to Avoid Muscle Loss After Menopause? Is It the Answer?

How can you avoid muscle loss after menopause? A 2020 study proved Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) could prevent or slow sarcopenia (muscle loss) for women in post-menopause. This post addresses when and what to consider regarding HRT as a supplement to exercise, nutrition, & lifestyle changes for menopause. Here’s the spoiler alert if you want

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Menopause Exercise and Immunity | Your Next Workout

No matter how you feel about vaccines how and when you do your next workout is a key to menopause exercise and immunity. It’s here today and it’s free. Rewards Now and Later Even a single high intensity exercise session (less than 60 min) compared to being inactive stimulates highly active immune cell to strengthen your

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