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A Better Cookie: Protein-Packed Snacks for Holiday Health

Protein-Packed Snacks for Holiday Health I’m flipping traditions with these 4 protein-packed snacks, desserts, even breakfasts in this post! I don’t know about you but in our family the baking began Thanksgiving week. It seems like Thanksgiving evening in fact we used to ice sugar cookies in Santa, stockings, and Christmas tree shapes. Then my

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15 Tips for Active Aging from World Games Athletes

  Getting older is inevitable. Aging and feeling old are optional. Active aging is a choice. Of course, you’re going to have birthdays, but what we know as the aging process is changing. You can change your physical health by changing the way you exercise, eat, and prioritizing quality sleep. In doing so you can

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Is Your Exercise Creating a Fast Twitch Muscle Problem?

Do You Have A Fast Twitch Muscle Problem? Muscle losses due to the aging process begin as young as 30 unless your exercise program has included resistance training exercise. Let’s get specific though. Between the ages 20 and 75 50% of Fast Twitch muscle fiber is lost. What does that mean? In addition to your

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5 Easy Time-saving Flips so you can Make Time for Exercise

5 Flips so you can Make Time for Exercise If you’re trying to make time to exercise in an already full day, this is for you! It’s realistic and sane. It’s not about freeing up hours or dumping something else important to you – though that might be something you want to consider. This post

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Build a Better Butt Without Squats or Lunges

A Better Butt is More Than Vain Its not just how good you look in those jeans. It’s injury prevention. So go ahead and indulge in those exercises that might look a little fluffy at first glance. Squats and lunges alone won’t get to these muscles and if you’re limited by knees that don’t allow

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The Best and Worst Exercise for Belly Fat and Fatigue

If you’re battling belly fat and or fatigue, it’s even more frustrating if you’re feeling like you’re doing everything right! Some of the best intentions can put you two steps back, however. So here’s a reminder for how to deal with the two more common complaints from students and clients. Consider this your quick guide

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50% of Women Don’t Know How to Build Bone Density, Do You?

If you want or need to build bone density, this post is for you! I’m sharing results from a recent Flipping 50 community quiz. Miss it? Take the Quiz now! It takes about 3 minutes. How does my butt look in these jeans? That’s the most common question and motivator! I don’t care how old

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6 Easy Exercises for Agility You Need Right Now

Easy Exercises for Agility So you’ve got your strength training sessions build into your week. You’re walking most days, maybe doing those intervals, and practicing that tough yoga balance pose. You’ve covered all your bases and you’re feeling pretty smug. Hold on just a minute. There’s something you’re missing. I know you may be thinking,

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Could Fasting Improve Your Sleep?

This post covers the relationship between fasting and sleep, and my own experience regarding those topics. This post is sponsored by the good folks at Sleep Number. As always, all thoughts are my own. Improve Your Sleep with Fasting? You Must Be Kidding! As many of my followers and subscribers already know, I don’t advocate

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5 Ways Your Workouts Can Make Menopause Better

Can You Make Menopause Better? Yes. In the gym and in the kitchen you’ve got a dozen ways to make menopause better. Your trip through menopause can be easy and enjoyable. Here’s how the exercise you do can make menopause so much more pleasant! #1 Reduce Stress Let’s face it there are so many ways

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The Between Workouts Checklist to Faster Fitness After 50

How does faster fitness after 50 sound? That’s what I’m serving up today. We so often focus on the sessions, the workouts, the exercises. We often don’t pay enough attention to what happens between workouts that boosts your fitness level. As a fitness instructor, trainer and trainer of trainers for 34 years, I’ve witnessed that

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How I Stay Motivated to Exercise

Get and Stay Motivated to Exercise “How do you stay motivated to exercise?” It’s one of the most common questions I’m asked. I know my successful clients and friends who are committed are often asked this too. The truth may be we’re not all that motivated. We committed to it and we go because we

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