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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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EXHAUSTING FITNESS Won’t Help YOU LOSE WEIGHT and BELLY FAT

Weight and Belly Fat Truths During Menopause and Beyond Are stubborn weight and belly fat not responding to the rigorous exercise you’re doing? Or maybe it’s just habitual exercise? that 4 mile walk you do every day not doing it any more? Maybe even making you more tired? “I’m tired all the time” “I’m exercising

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HOW STRESS CAN SABOTAGE FITNESS (and what to do)

How (and What) Kinds of Stress Can Sabotage Fitness Could your argument at breakfast sabotage fitness benefits? Could the project you have due at work disrupt your training progress? Even if you exercise to get rid of stress… could your lack of progress be about stress? Yes. And more. Just about everything you’re exposed to

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Glowing Skin After 50: How to Get It and Keep It

“Your skin is glowing.” Glowing skin is enviable at any age. But at a time where you look in the mirror and seemingly detect new signs of aging daily, a compliment like that is gold. Gotta say I did not hate that. I heard this half a dozen times the past weekend. It made me do

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Strength Training for Hormone Balance: 1, 2, or 3 sets Results

Strength Training for Hormone Balance Should you do 1, 2, or 3 sets of strength training for hormone balance? Research about strength training for women in menopause has answered that in a recent study. This study adds to mounting evidence of the best methods to support hormone balance and optimal aging. In a true Bruce

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