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FAT, FIT, HURT: IS HIIT REALLY THE BEST?

Is HIIT really the best … for you? High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), or burst training, has become known as the fat burning exercise mecca. It overcomes the biggest obstacle to exercise: time, and targets the most common goal: weight loss. Countless studies show favorable results using HIIT for caloric burn and fat burning. [I’ll

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Are You Doing HIIT Wrong? Avoid These HIIT Mistakes

In spite of the popularity, and the science behind it, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is not the panacea for fitness. It’s a part of a plan. It punctuates a week of exercise. Now that HIIT has lived beyond trend and fad science is beginning to support the place it has for optimal risk:reward ratio.

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Why Calories Burned from Exercise Don’t Make You Fit

Calories burned from exercise don’t make you fit. They don’t make you thinner or happier. Especially after 50 movement and physical activity is important. However, the decades of conditioning you’ve had for counting calories in vs. calories out could backfire on your desire to be fit. Do you need to exercise to get fit? Yes

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Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

  This winter and spring I’ve gotten this question quite a bit. I’m feeling as if I’ve done far too much research on the topic this cold and flu season for my tastes. As it is I have suspicions that a little mold and stress around the home front has contributed to my 3rd bout of

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Flipping 50’s Ultimate Recovery Day Guide

How To Get Your Recovery Day Right A recovery day is a secret weapon for any athlete, and it’s true for every woman (or man) flipping 50, too. You may have heard me say as I quote Joe Friel, “Exercise provides the opportunity for fitness.” Fitness occurs during quality recovery days. So read on for

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How Improve Your Fitness without Exercise | Sauna Benefits

Wouldn’t it be nice to get fit without exercise? I’ve been asked that one. I may have looked back as if the inquiring mind had two heads, since I love the exercise, need it and crave it like someone else might crave chips. Defining “fit” is an important little detail here. Looking fit? Or Being

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Strength Training Mistakes that Cost Bones and Muscles

Are you making these strength training mistakes? This is a follow up on an ongoing poll of women in our Flipping 50 community. At this point over 1000 women have completed the 3-minute survey. Want to take it before you read further? Click Here.  The news is this. Houston, we have a problem. The more

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Strength Training Program for Hormones, Menopause, and Metabolism

Strength Training Program for Hormones The first and only strength training program for hormones balance during menopause so you can boost metabolism is open for enrollment. With questions coming from so many our our Flipping 50 community members on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and even our Flipping 50 email subscribers who get the inside scoop and

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Why Strength Training for 50+ Women Is A Must

This post was originally published last fall. In light of the overwhelming response and media appearances I’ve done since, I’m sharing it again with a few updates. This is clearly a topic you’re interested in! There’s however a wide continuum of 50+ women who want to get started and don’t know what to do, who

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The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Menopause Belly Fat

The Flipping 50 community tells me what you most want answers to and I respond. Of all the body-part related questions I get about arms, hips, joints, menopause belly fat is by far the most frequently topic. Spoiler alert: Menopause belly fat is common, not mandatory. What Does It Take To Get Flat Abs and

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Should You Be TESTING? Micronutrients, Hormones, and DNA

Testing to Reach Your Health Potential When you were 20 you had your whole life in front of you. You were testing limits. All that really mattered was the weekend. The formal. Who to ask to the formal or who would ask you. The next exam or paper that was due. And you’re workouts were

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Your Hormones and Heart Health

The Connection: Your Hormones and Heart Health During this Heart Health Month post, I look at the hormones and heart health connection. It’s no secret that you are an integrated being. The health of your bones is related to hormones. Your fat storage and fat burning ability are related to hormones. Your muscle definition is

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