Articles on nutrition, exercise, wellness and being fabulous after 50
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
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
Protein Recommendations After 50 Confusing You? One of the most commonly overlooked parts of fitness after 50 is protein. Strength training is crucial, yet misunderstanding protein recommendations after 50 can sabotage strength training results. Why is it so very confusing to find and follow protein recommendations after 50? I crack open this question in this
Yes, You Can Boost Your Metabolism Over 50If you want to boost your metabolism over 50 you’ve got to avoid these common mistakes. Many of these were born decades ago when we though weight training led to bulk or slashing calories and jumping into aerobics for hours was the perfect solution to fitting into the
Reverse Aging with the Right Exercise Longevity may have been the buzzword in health and medicine last year. From fasting to fitness it was all about increasing the lifespan. Yet living longer without living better isn’t what most of us are dreaming about. If a better “healthspan” is what you’re looking for, you’re in the
Simple Ways to Make Exercise Easier (and get better results) Make exercise easier! I can’t do the workout for you but here’s how I may be able to help! Here’s how to get better at gymming (even at home)! 1. Tie a post-workout meal you LOVE to your exercise. This works for more challenging workouts,
The Predicted Fitness Trends in 2019 The annual survey of the biggest fitness trends in 2019 results are in. This year marks the 13thyear of the survey that polls fitness professionals around the world and asks them what is true and what they expect to continue to be true for their business in the coming
Yes, you can get results in as little as 20 minutes several times a week. In fact, for a woman in perimenopause, menopause, or beyond the answer is often less exercise to balance hormones. These are ways you benefit by finding the right exercise to hormone balances: Increase growth hormone Improve insulin response Increase testosterone Stabilize blood
Counting down David Letterman style I shared 10 of the (just a start on the life-changing benefits of strength training) reasons to strength train after 50 recently on a Facebook live and IGTV. It’s been so popular there I pulled it up for this quick post at the start of the New Year. Any time
Order this not that at Starbucks Instead of your Carmel Mocha Latte >>> Matcha latte with almond milk and stevia You’ll get a natural boost of energy without the sugar, that doesn’t leave you wired and reduce your risk of cancer. Instead of your Smoothie (sugar and sugar with dairy-based whey) >>> Oatmeal (without brown
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.
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.