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Workouts for Women Over 50 | What’s a METCON Workout?

In this post I’m discussing workouts for women over 50 and defining a term that has been around yet may be just making it’s way to you and conversations of workouts for women. If you’re a Crossfitter, you may have heard of them. Here’s the answer to what are they, why do you care, and

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Best Books for Women Over 50 | Escape Summer of 2020

I’ll admit Best Books for Women Over 50 may be a slight exaggeration. But I can say these recommendations were without a doubt recommended by the best. I made a plea based a soon-to-be-naked nightstand and here were the results. >>Download the list instantly.>> Flipping 50 Community Book Recommendations Recently I asked (and you answered)

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Menopause Exercise: The Depression or Well-being Determinant?

Wonder if your menopause exercise prescription makes a difference? It turns out your hormone ride during menopause deems exercise more necessary than ever. Your hormones reveal more than your likelihood to store belly fat or hot flash. Brand new research published in the Menopause Journal says your likelihood of being depressed or feeling positive lies

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6 Protein Powder Questions Answered for Women Over 50

Do you have protein powder questions? In a recent Flipping 50 Master Class (are you getting the announcements about these?) I discussed protein needs or women over 50. It was a packed class and it seems many women over 50 are just realizing the benefit and need for protein in order to sustain optimal health.

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10 Best Affordable Small Exercise Equipment for Home in 2020

Everyone is exercising at home right now so what’s the best small exercise equipment for home? I’ve selected 10 ways to solve your biggest exercise challenges. First though, I want you to know that I never start with a prop. I start with goals, condition, and limits. I recommend you do the same. Be clear

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Immune Boosters I Add to My Daily Smoothie

My daily smoothie is a gold mine of immune boosters. Immune boosters are on everybody’s mind right now. When they’re not again and we relax into a new normal readers here will still want natural hormone balance support. Every reader here who wants to avoid muscle loss and the metabolism slow down that accompanies it

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Should You Lift Weights Every Day? What’s Best for Your Metabolism?

Should You Lift Weights Every Day? What’s Best for Your Metabolism? Should you lift weights every day? This post answers this question I get regularly enough that I need to clarify what is “lifting” and what works. Especially now, while we want routine and a channel for the adrenaline. There’s never been a better time

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How to Get (and Stay) Motivated to Workout After 50, 60 and 70

You’ve been alive long enough that there was a time we thought exercise was optional. You were around when Jim Fixx wrote The Complete Book of Running, and also when he died running. Then Kenneth Cooper wrote Aerobics and opened his clinic, and Covert Bailey wrote Fit or Fat. It used to be just the geeky

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Reasons to Exercise After 50 That Have Nothing to Do With Weight Loss

Because weight loss from exercise is so slow, it’s a crazy non-motivator that makes most midlife women frustrated – even if they feel good, clothes fit better, and they’re getting compliments – getting on the scale to see zero change in weight feels like slap in the face. I’m not going into the science of

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50 Little Fitness Changes to Make After 50

Many of the items on this quick fitness changes list come from Hot, Not Bothered: 99 Daily Flips for Slimmer, Fitter, Faster So You Can Master Metabolism Before, During, and (long) After Menopause. The book references include hundreds of cited studies featuring subjects who are in perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause. Why is that important?

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3 Labs I Love | Lab Tests For Fitness That’s Very Personal

Lab tests can inform a coach or personal trainer how to adjust your exercise program optimally and dial in your personal best program. How should you test? Which tests matter? What should you share? I’m addressing it here and now at the beginning of a New Year (and decade) for good reason. As a middle-aged

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How Can DNA Testing Improve Your Fitness?

DNA testing and genetics are the topic of conversation these days. For good reason. If you know what your genetics are you know how you can change their expression. That means you can make sure you optimize expression of good genes. You can also choose behaviors that suppress negative genes. There are so many areas

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