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My Fittest Year | My Ironman without Training

My Fittest Year… Really? My fittest year declaration for 2019 became much more my fittest year under crazy circumstances. It was a year ago almost exactly, Thanksgiving week in fact, that I decided to really see what my body could do. I started testing so I could benchmark in mid December. The wheels fell off

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8 Fitness Lies About Menopause | How to Spot Them

This post about fitness lies about menopause in an article I found purely by accident one morning. I didn’t intend for this to be a post I was working on this month. Yet, as I publish this, and you read it, our thoughts turn to getting or staying moving optimally, during busy times or heading

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Workouts After 50 – What I’m Doing Now

I get asked quite a bit, sometimes on podcasts, what my day is like and what workouts after 50 work for me. So here it is. One woman’s response, was “this is for someone who lives a life of leisure.” As I wrote in You Still Got It, Girl!, If you’re crazy-making I’m not going

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10 Things to Stop Saying to Make Exercise Habits Stick (and Nutrition)

Want to make exercise habits stick? Most of the time when you want to create a habit- an energy-flipping, health happening, metabolism-boosting, feel-good habit … you focus on starting things. I’m hear to tell you that much of the time the reason you’re not successful is that you don’t stop doing something else. You’ve got

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50 vs 5 Pound Weight Loss After 50 | The Difference

Is weight loss possible after 50?  Do you wonder that? If you’re just trying to lose those last few pounds that came on during stress or hormone change, what does that take? How is it different than if you have 50, 100, or even 20 pounds to lose? [Originally published in August 2017, this popular post

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Two Easy Tools to Beat Constipation Over 50

When you’re walking around feeling like you’re carrying a few too many, and life just feels really heavy… Are they extra pounds or is that just poop? You’re not sure, but let’s face it, you try to drop them but they just aren’t cooperating the way Mother Nature intended.  Why is it like this for

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20 Reasons Strength Training Should Be Mandatory for Everyone Over 29

Strength training is the fountain of youth. You may love your yoga, Zumba, running or _______, and that’s awesome! Stronger muscles will keep you doing it for longer. Here are just 20 (not all all-inclusive, but a good reason to re-examine how you spend your exercise time. 1) Prevent Muscle Losses Muscle mass peaks at

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Should You Be Doing Blood Flow Restriction Exercise?

What do you think of when I say blood flow restriction exercise? Without checking Google, most of our Flipping 50 tribe would think this sounded like something terrible. It sounds like something that happens in a lab and not on purpose in a workout session. If you think it sounds like there’s risk involved and

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Flipping 50 Early Fall Fitness & Wellness Events

Fall fitness is in full swing and I gathered a few of the events that have been popular among our community members here. If you’re seeking a little mojo or want to learn more about how to feel your best. 50 Ways to Women’s Wellness This free, online 50 Ways to Women’s Wellness Summit taking

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Exercise in Hormone Balance: Easy Moves, Amazing Results

Exercise in Hormone Balance: more than going for a walkWhat’s the role of exercise in hormone balance, exactly? We know these facts. Exercise influences hormones. Hormones influence exercise. You, already know this. I’ve said it before here at Flipping 50. But you already know because there are days you don’t feel like exercising, or you

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