Articles on nutrition, exercise, wellness and being fabulous after 50
So, you want fast healthy food but you hate to cook? I hear you. I love to cook, but right now in life so many other things push that way down on my priority list. Yet, my health and energy is at the top of that list or none of the rest of it gets
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
Topping fitness trends for 2021 is online training. Moving from number 26 in 2020’s survey to #1 for 2021, this is no surprise during a pandemic when so many more of us began to spend more time than ever gathering online for everything. The trends survey this year has much more to do with how
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
This post is in response to studies that suggest physical activity alone will help maintain muscle mass in midlife (and older) women. It can be all too easy to take a study (or what the media says about it) at face value. In midlife and beyond, we’ve got to pull out all the stops. That
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
Muscle and bone losses during menopause… are compounded by the pandemic. Or, is it that muscle and bone losses during the pandemic are compounded during menopause? Regardless, this is a topic that could affect the long term health of aging women more than anyone else. It’s more than just the “quarantine 15” and too much
Follow this at home facial step-by-step to shape up your skin and enjoy a little well-deserved R & R for all your workouts this year. It’s a legit question! Do you have tone? Good circulation? Feeling flat and dry and weathered? Skin is your outermost organ. Skin care is pretty important in your overall health.
Recent studies are suggesting that menopause hormone replacement is a worthy option to combat belly fat in menopause. Hormone therapy reduced levels of belly fat compared to women not using hormone therapy. In a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism both total fat and belly fat were reduced with menopause hormone therapy.
Upper body strength is lacking for many women. If you use your lower body to walk, run, bike, hike you may find you have a fairly strong lower body. If you’ve been more sedentary since COVID? It’s time to get moving. Yes, a few squats and lunges, hiking up hills, or substituting bridges and hamstring
Great workouts start with a great warm up. Skip either of your 2-part warm up and you miss opportunities to get a better workout, reduce risk of injury, enhance oxygen delivery (to burn more fat), and feel better doing it. The two parts of ideal warm-ups: Core temperature elevation (doing low level of the exercise
Fitness professionals are generally fit-looking, attractive, and wear revealing clothing, if under the guise of showing their movement for demonstration purposes. Is it real or fake? Does it matter? Before you read further, you might want to pause. How does it make you feel, really make you feel when you see a perfectly-polished body with