Most of us think that in order to get a good workout one must either be at the gym or in possession of some good home equipment. The truth is, you are surrounded by one of the best pieces of fitness equipment available: your walls. Walls are a great tool for total body weight strength training and work especially well for toning your arms, the number one concern you share with me.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.
I’m sure you’re aware that I am an expert dieter since I’ve been on one from the age of about ten. With that being said, I have learned that much of what you read and hear is either not true or only partly true. It’s almost impossible to know what to do anymore so I’ve put together 10 little known facts about dieting when you’re over fifty with the hope that this information will put to rest some of your concerns.Read More
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
For those of you who love Italian food, this video will show you how to make the best healthy meatball parmesan hero! I came up with this recipe because I wanted a low-calorie, gluten free version of one of my favorite Italian subs.Watch Video
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!
I have always loved the cold shoulder look and I think it’s currently the hottest fashion trend for women over fifty. “Cold shoulder” simply means “exposed shoulder,” a variation of the off the shoulder look. A cold shoulder garment allows you to expose just a little skin which I think is super elegant and sexy. It gives the illusion of bareness yet covers the arm. Most baby boomer women hate their arms and this look is the perfect solution!Read More
Many women believe that once they turn fifty they are destined to be fat. While it is true that your metabolism does slow down as you age, increasing your activity and concentrating on your nutrition can help keep those extra pounds away. You may not be able to eat everything you want (something I never could do at any age!) but by making some adjustments to your daily routine you will be able to boost your metabolism and stay slimmer.Read More
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