This time of year is all about parties and having fun and unfortunately, weight gain, but I am going to explain how not to get fat over the holidays. Here are strategies I have used for many years to get through this time of year without going up a size. There’s no reason not to have a great time but there are a few things to keep in mind that will really help keep your weight in check.Read More
When the days start getting shorter it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. Every middle-aged woman I know wants to look great when celebrating. To ensure you won’t wake up on the day of the party with nothing to wear, it’s a good idea to drop a few pounds now. I always pre-plan, whether for a special event or the holiday season. I decide on my end goal (firm up a particular body part, fit into a special dress, or lose five pounds). Then I make a plan.Read More
Going to the gym, especially for the first time, can be an intimidating experience for anyone. But women over fifty usually feel more overwhelmed and uncomfortable than most. There are many ways to reduce your uneasiness in this environment. Here are 10 brilliant ways to feel comfortable in the gym when you’re over fifty.Read More
Just say the word “cardio” to most middle-aged women and watch their expression change. So many of us hate it but I’m going to show you how to take the dread out of cardio. Now I didn’t say that I’m going to make you fall in love with cardio but I do have some ideas on how to make sure you get out of bed and do it!Read More
Exercising in hot weather can be a challenge but with a little thought it can be done safely. Many women over fifty walk or jog as their main form of cardio so it’s important to be able to maintain this activity when the temperature soars. It’s always better to be safe than sorry so here are some general rules for you to follow.Read More
HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY & SUCCEED!
Are you guilty of self sabotage? Are you one of those women who want to improve their health, set goals and then fail miserably at keeping on track? Do you wonder what’s wrong with you that you can’t seem to meet any goal you set? The reasons for self sabotage could fill a book but let’s concentrate instead on actions that can improve success.Read More
Over the last forty years I have spent A LOT of time at the gym and in fitness classes. I have periodically turned to fitness pros like trainers, other fitness enthusiasts I admire, physical therapists and orthopedic doctors for advice. I also get tons of unwanted advice from fellow gym goers. The truth is, good and bad suggestions can come from many sources so I always listen with an open mind.Read More
I just returned from a fabulous Mother’s Day Getaway in Puerto Rico with my daughter Pam. Although separated by almost 34 years, our life experiences during the last year have been strikingly similar. We both started new business ventures and have been working round the clock under tremendous stress. We visited San Juan three years ago and loved it so much we decided to return.
Most women over fifty would like to be healthy and in good shape but unfortunately, getting starting can be difficult. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know how to begin, here are four quick ways to start your fitness plan now! We all lead busy lives and adding one more thing to do usually makes us feel stressed and powerless to act. The truth is adding fitness to your life will actually make you feel calmer and more powerful.Read More
There is so much to read about how to achieve good health over fifty that even I feel overwhelmed by all the available information. I thought I would make it nice and easy by giving you my ABCs of wellness for baby boomer babes. You know I like to keep things simple so here is my list of healthy lifestyle musts!