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!
Life is full of surprises and regardless of how well you plan, often times things beyond your control occur and can ruin the best intentions. There are times that work gets so crazy that even the most dedicated fitness enthusiast can’t get in a workout. Maybe you have an ailing child or parent who consumes all of your time. Or maybe you did the unthinkable and worked out like an 18 year old ninja and injured yourself. But probably you just did what many of us do — you started eating unhealthy and you stopped exercising. The bottom line is it doesn’t matter how you ended up here — what’s important is how you get back on track.Read More
Instead of just focusing on your home, now is actually a good time of year to spring clean your fitness routine. Although important to refresh the yard and wash the windows, I think it’s even more important to reassess your wellness lifestyle and make changes as needed. Here are my top 10 tips on how to hit the restart button on your fitness program.Read More
Prepping your kitchen for weight loss is the first and most important step you must take when you embark on a fitness journey. It is absolutely critical that your kitchen be a safe haven when your are trying to lose weight. Regardless of your will power, if your kitchen is stocked with poor choices it’s almost impossible to resist them when you’re hungry and your belly is screaming “feed me.”Read More
“Is getting fit after 50 a reality? If it is, how do I get motivated?” I am asked this all the time by women over fifty who truly want to get healthy but just don’t know how to get started and stay committed. Getting motivated and staying motivated is hard — even I struggle. These are my best suggestions for baby boomers who sincerely want to make positive lifestyle changes.Read More
Losing weight after fifty is not easy and that’s why I constantly encourage women over fifty to add exercise to their daily routine. Recently I was shocked when a woman asked me “Am I too fat to exercise in public?” My first thought was no way! I’ve been a gym rat for over forty years and I have never viewed anyone as inappropriate for “public viewing.” I struggle with weight just like everyone else and when my weight goes up I would never allow my size to keep me from the gym or an exercise studio.Read More
For all you over fifty women who want it now, here are the 8 most effective ways to look better immediately. You know that I strongly believe in a continuing commitment to wellness but the truth is, sometimes we just need some quick fixes to give us instant results. These 8 life hacks will definitely make a noticeable difference if you do them all and are diligent about doing them!Read More