Insights & tips on food and fabulous health after 50

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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5 Mistakes To Avoid If You Want to Boost Your Metabolism Over 50

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

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How to Use Exercise to Balance Hormones

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

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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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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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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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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!Fasting can help, but before you do that, a great option can be

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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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AARP’s Best Podcasts After 50 List | The Flipping 50 Podcast

We Made the Best Podcasts After 50 List! AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age, recently recognized the Flipping 50 podcast as one of nine best podcasts after 50. I’m thrilled. I’m thrilled for the guests that join me on

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Exercise During Menopause | Your After 50 Fitness Formula

Exercise During Menopause Is exercise during menopause confusing you? Why are you doing it? What have you been doing? How is that working? The right exercise during menopause requires some questions, some reflection, and some honesty. Honestly, it’s easy to fall into the trap of doing what you’ve always done. You know the end of

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Is Your Diet Keeping You Up at Night?

This post about better sleep is sponsored by Sleep Number. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are completely my own. If you’re on a low-calorie diet, you might be missing out on important nutrients. If you’re missing out on important nutrients, it could be interfering with your sleep. This vicious cycle is detrimental to a healthy

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