The natural inclination is to stay holed up inside at this time of year but exercising in the cold can be invigorating! If you’re a woman over fifty who has never exercised I don’t recommend starting outside but for those with a current fitness program it can be energizing. Exercising in the cold can burn more calories and also helps to increase your fitness level. But it’s important to be wise because winter weather can be dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken.Read More
We’ve all been there before – you spend weeks pumping yourself up for the commitment you’re going to make towards a healthier diet and regular fitness routine. This time, things are going to be different. You WILL do what it takes to look and feel your best. You’re so motivated, you start off strong! You avoid carbs for three weeks straight. You partake in cardio at least four times a week. Nothing can stop you, you’re doing great! But then, you go out to lunch with a girlfriend and she gets french fries with her meal. You just peck on a few – after all, you deserve it! But those few french fries unlock a craving you aren’t necessarily prepared to deal with.Read More
The holidays have arrived and the fear of fat is mounting! But fear not! No need to pack on the pounds with my 7 ways women over 60 can stay fit over the holidays!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
“Courage is knowing what not to fear.” ~ Plato
By nature I am not the scared type. You could say that throughout my life I have done a lot of really dangerous things with absolutely no thought. Like climbing up the ice-covered frame of the Manhattan Bridge at midnight in the dead of winter. Or riding third on the back of a motorcycle in Germany, touching the ground each time we turned a corner. My college was located in the worst neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, yet I routinely walked around late at night with no fear. And at almost 70 little has changed. I just do not live in fear because fear kills dreams.