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Is Your Exercise Creating a Fast Twitch Muscle Problem?

Do You Have A Fast Twitch Muscle Problem? Muscle losses due to the aging process begin as young as 30 unless your exercise program has included resistance training exercise. Let’s get specific though. Between the ages 20 and 75 50% of Fast Twitch muscle fiber is lost. What does that mean? In addition to your

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5 Easy Time-saving Flips so you can Make Time for Exercise

5 Flips so you can Make Time for Exercise If you’re trying to make time to exercise in an already full day, this is for you! It’s realistic and sane. It’s not about freeing up hours or dumping something else important to you – though that might be something you want to consider. This post

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Build a Better Butt Without Squats or Lunges

A Better Butt is More Than Vain Its not just how good you look in those jeans. It’s injury prevention. So go ahead and indulge in those exercises that might look a little fluffy at first glance. Squats and lunges alone won’t get to these muscles and if you’re limited by knees that don’t allow

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The Best and Worst Exercise for Belly Fat and Fatigue

If you’re battling belly fat and or fatigue, it’s even more frustrating if you’re feeling like you’re doing everything right! Some of the best intentions can put you two steps back, however. So here’s a reminder for how to deal with the two more common complaints from students and clients. Consider this your quick guide

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50% of Women Don’t Know How to Build Bone Density, Do You?

If you want or need to build bone density, this post is for you! This is a July 2021 update to a 2019 (pre-pandemic if you can remember back) quiz. More than 1000 women completed the quiz, all over 45. I’m sharing updated (July 2021) results from this recent Flipping 50 community quiz. Miss it?

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6 Easy Exercises for Agility You Need Right Now

Easy Exercises for Agility So you’ve got your strength training sessions build into your week. You’re walking most days, maybe doing those intervals, and practicing that tough yoga balance pose. You’ve covered all your bases and you’re feeling pretty smug. Hold on just a minute. There’s something you’re missing. I know you may be thinking,

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Could Fasting Improve Your Sleep?

This post covers the relationship between fasting and sleep, and my own experience regarding those topics. This post is sponsored by the good folks at Sleep Number. As always, all thoughts are my own. Improve Your Sleep with Fasting? You Must Be Kidding!Fasting can help, but before you do that, a great option can be

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5 Ways Your Workouts Can Make Menopause Better

Can You Make Menopause Better? Yes. In the gym and in the kitchen you’ve got a dozen ways to make menopause better. Your trip through menopause can be easy and enjoyable. Here’s how the exercise you do can make menopause so much more pleasant! #1 Reduce Stress Let’s face it there are so many ways

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The Between Workouts Checklist to Faster Fitness After 50

How does faster fitness after 50 sound? That’s what I’m serving up today. We so often focus on the sessions, the workouts, the exercises. We often don’t pay enough attention to what happens between workouts that boosts your fitness level. As a fitness instructor, trainer and trainer of trainers for 34 years, I’ve witnessed that

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How I Stay Motivated to Exercise

Get and Stay Motivated to Exercise “How do you stay motivated to exercise?” It’s one of the most common questions I’m asked. I know my successful clients and friends who are committed are often asked this too. The truth may be we’re not all that motivated. We committed to it and we go because we

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5 Ways to Exercise in the Heat Safely After 50

Summer may be over, but the heat is still on potentially. Exercise in the heat is an important consideration since stress and hormones can change the way you tolerate heat and the way your natural cooling system works. I include some of the things I use below – no relationship with any of these companies.

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AARP’s Best Podcasts After 50 List | The Flipping 50 Podcast

We Made the Best Podcasts After 50 List! AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age, recently recognized the Flipping 50 podcast as one of nine best podcasts after 50. I’m thrilled. I’m thrilled for the guests that join me on

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