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16 RULES TO CHANGE YOUR BODY, MIND, and WORLD

Your fitness after 50 has the ability to decrease your risk of disease, increase your longevity and the number of years you live healthfully (your healthspan). It’s dependent on so much more than whether you go for a walk or lift weights today. This is the big picture. Your fitness after 50 will be influenced not just by exercise but by so many more things. I’m including a comprehensive list here.

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3 Big Ways My DNA Test Improved My Fitness

Before I dive in, I want to remind you who I am. I do love exercise. I wish I had more time to not have to “bookend” workouts with appointments and obligations. I do though. That’s just the moment I’m in and I choose it, so it’s OK! That said, if you don’t have the time to exercise, maybe don’t love it, this makes me a little more like you. I don’t love a lot of things about exercise right now: the shoving it in when I’ve got too many other things to do; the fact that it seems like a chore instead of a pleasure some times. I know and have for 36 years that I never regret it and always feel better/work better/am me better after. Even then I suppose I’m tied to doing rather than being, which… is an entire other post for another day.

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Debating “Real Food” vs. Smoothies?

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9 Best Exercises for Beyond 50 Feeling 30

These exercises provide bone density (when weight selected is heavy enough for overload), and a metabolism – boost through fat loss and lean muscle increase. Collectively, those benefits add up to longevity with your health in tact. We’re not just looking for a longer lifespan, after all. We’re looking for a longer “healthspan.”

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Why Strength Training After 50 Is So Important

Strength training is beneficial at any age. Strength training after 50 should be mandatory. Health concerns that result in medical costs, loss of independence, and early decline could be avoided or reduced with weight training. The list of issues that plagues many adults over 50, including women going through menopause, is almost exactly opposite the

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When Belly Fat Won’t Budge After 50

I’m pulling back the curtain on Flipping 50 programs in this post. Every single belly fat solution here is included in the 28-Day Kickstart and the After 50 Fitness Formula for Women. Whether you want or need to lose weight or it’s just the belly fat won’t budge, OR you want to get your energy

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More Proof Calorie Counting Doesn’t Work

And you thought the politics were on a break. There’s a whole other debate going on. Are you in the calorie counting doesn’t work camp or the calorie counting is king cult? Have you asked any of the following calorie counting questions? How many calories will this burn? What’s the best fat-burning exercise? How many

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WHY I LOVE MY SAUNA

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: I’m a summer girl. I don’t heat the “lower level” in my house unless I’ve got guests and at 8800 ft. elevation, baby, it’s COLD, INSIDE! So popping into my sauna warms my bones…literally. The real reason I love it is this: I’m a two-for-one girl. I

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When You Think You Don’t Have Time to Exercise…

If the holidays are bringing extra decorating, entertaining, shopping, hosting, traveling and fun into your life they may be putting the squeeze on your time to exercise. Time is a limiting factor for any of us any time of year. This post is about how to change the way you think about that. STAT! No

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High Intensity Exercise: How Much is Too Much?

Are you doing too much high intensity exercise? High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has been the holy grail of fitness trends for the past several years. Is it the Holy Grail for YOU? Here’s what a recent study says and how to interpret that if you’re a woman flipping (or wanting to) her second half

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The What, Why, and How of Sauna for Weight Loss and Detox

Do you sauna? Why would you want to?How would you like a passive way to boost your energy?Not to mention detox, improve skin, sleep, heal wounds…And a convenient way to do it at home? In minutes?[Image: me next to a Sunlighten full model last August! Do you recognize fellow fitness pro Betty Rocker sitting inside?]I’ve

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