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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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Muscle and Bone Losses | The Effects of Pandemic + Menopause

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

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How Fit Is Your Face? At Home Facial Step-by-Step

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.

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Effects of Hormone Replacement on Belly Fat in Menopause

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. Further,

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Upper Body Strength for Women | Pull Ups After 50

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

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3 Warm-Ups for Your Best Workout | Exercise in Menopause

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

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Beautiful Ageless Bodies of Fitness Professionals: Authentic or Artificial?

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

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Exercise Lies for Women in Menopause | My Almost Banned TEDx

Let’s talk exercise lies for women in menopause! Did you know my TEDx talk was not only a victim of COVID19 for 7 months (yes, crazy wait from Nov 10 to June to have it released), but it was almost banned. It’s not easy to swim upstream. Meaning when you have a strong message that

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Is Your Workout Costing You Muscle, Bone, and Metabolism?

What if your workout is costing you muscle bone and metabolism? How easy it is to be swayed or confused by information if you’re not asking the right questions. During research for a master class recently I came across an article that prompted this post. My hope with this post is two fold. 1) You’ll

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13 Reasons the Right Exercise Matters More in Menopause

During menopause you’re more susceptible to negative effects of stress. Avoid the wrong exercise (that will worsen stress) and do the right exercise and you can reduce or eliminate symptoms of menopause. There are at least 34 symptoms associated with menopause. This short list of 13 pesky symptoms can be supported by the right exercise.Hot

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Hot Weather Skin Care I’m Loving Right Now

Hot weather skin care problems? I get you. I’ve got answers. This post is filled with my favorite way to pamper my skin right now. Hot Weather Skin Care Solutions If all the talk about masks has got you crazy, this post will come as a welcome reprieve. I’m a mask girl. One of my

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Hot Weather Hydration for Hot Flashes | What I’m Drinking

Hot weather hydration is a must whether you’re 20, 50 or 80. But listen, if you’re drinking coffee and wine with regularity, chances are you’re not even close to getting enough. That’s a conversation for another post, but this one is about finding the “goldilocks” of hydration AND doing it as naturally as possible by

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