Exercise

Ki Browning

Video Highlight: At-Home Yoga Moves for YOUR Needs

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Yoga is NOT just for young, agile tree-huggers! Ki Browning, Certified Yoga Instructor and Fitness Over 50 Specialist, teaches us some basic yoga moves to help you build strength, balance and agility.

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Menopause and the Double “M”: Mood & Memory

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Most of us usually think of menopause as hot flashes, night sweats, and insomnia fostered by changes in the ovaries and uterus. During perimenopause, a variable time 2 to 10 years or more before the final menstrual period, the ovaries lose their rhythmic pattern of estrogen and progesterone release. It is the time of fluctuating more »

Setting Health Goals for Success

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Goals Should be Measurable. How many by when? It might be an easy to remember that you don’t eat in fast food restaurants anymore, but it’s too vague. Set the goal so that there is a starting and stopping point.

Fun Fitness?

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Your fitness program should be fun.  If that sounds foreign to you, consider other activities you love to do.  Do you enjoy music, antiquing, gardening or travel? Reflect on all that you do, think, and remember about these activities, and how you can’t wait to do them again. So, how can you make fitness fun?  more »

The Fat-Burning Zone: What & Where Is It?

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The next time you go to your health club, jump on a cardio machine and take a look at the pre-programmed options. Most often you will find a program called the Fat Burner or something similar. These programs are designed for you to exercise at roughly 50 to 60% of your maximum heart rate. Exercise more »

Exercise for bone health

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Maintaining good bone density is very important at any age, but it is especially important after age 50. Both men and women can get osteoporosis, but it is much more common in women because of declining estrogen levels before and after menopause. When bone density is low, a simple fall can result in fractures of more »

Love your body–get moving!

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For women over 50, exercise is more important than ever. It is critical to keep moving for overall health, from keeping your bones strong to helping provide mental clarity. In this video, Lucinda shares her expert tips on exercise as we focus on fitness after 50.

Exercise for your brain

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One inarguable fact of life after 50—the older we get, the fuzzier our brains get. Whether it’s from hormonal imbalances, years of multi-tasking, or just plain being tired, our memory fades and we find it harder to concentrate on the smallest tasks. We enter a room and wonder “why did I come in here?” We more »

Muscle myths and fat facts

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Have you ever wondered how long and how intensely you would have to train to turn all that loose body fat into toned muscle? When you stop training, how long will it take before the muscle turns back into fat? Do sit-ups and crunches truly get get rid of your belly and leave you with more »

Boost the metabolism in your over-50 body

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Being women over 50 doesn’t mean we give up on our bodies. In fact, the battle over weight gain through menopause is one of the biggest challenges we have. But with all the “miracle products” out there, we have to wonder if any of them really work. In this article, Natasha Turner, ND, explains which more »

Adam vs. Eve hit the gym

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As children we often fought with our siblings, and regardless of gender it was a fair game—our body size and composition were somewhat similar. In fact, there was little difference in our height, weight and even strength. But in no time at all, the onset and progression of puberty began and all of a sudden more »

My Personal Weight Loss Turning Point

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Lucinda’s personal journey to wellness. My personal weight loss turning point came during a Weight Watchers meeting some 10 years ago. After 2 years of “yo-yoing” – trying every diet in the book from Atkins to cabbage soup – I felt exhausted and on the verge of hopelessness. Maybe I was just supposed to get more »

The best exercise for weight loss

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Losing weight is all about expending more calories than you consume throughout the day. It is well known that this may be achieved by eating well and exercising, but it is not commonly understood which exercise program is the best for burning the most calories in a day. The two main programs to discuss are more »

Permanent weight loss strategy #2: Get moving!

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How would it feel to spend some quality time taking care of yourself on a regular basis?  Luxurious! Awesome! Amazing! Loving!  Yes, all of these things and many more.  Improving the way you take care of your health improves the way you take care of others, as well as the way you take care of more »

Workout ap for your iPhone

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Now you can use your iPhone for something productive! There is a new ap from Women’s Health magazine called “Women’s Health Workouts.” It is billed as “everything you need to sculpt a sleek, toned body–in our out of the gym.” For just $1.99, you get 16 complete workouts like “Hot Body Express,” “Lower Body Blast,” more »

Fitness over 50, it’s simple

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I walked in to Barnes and Noble recently, and the first table I saw was loaded with books on “how to lose weight.” Everybody under the sun has a new and improved plan to get you in to shape quickly, from The South Beach Diet Supercharged to The Diet and Fitness Secret of Hollywood’s A-List more »

Vibrant health through movement

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There is roughly twice as much lymphatic fluid in the body than blood.  The lymphatic system consists of capillaries, vessels, nodes and valves which reach all parts of the body much like the blood stream with one distinct difference.  The lymph system has no pump equivalent to the heart to drive its circulation. This begs more »

Permanent weight loss: Strategy #1

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6 Winning Strategies for Permanent Weight Loss Strategy #1  Slow Down “Weight loss that lasts a lifetime takes time.” The biggest mistake people make is trying to lose weight too quickly.  We have all been told that it is safe to lose 2 pounds a week, but did you know that this recommendation is only more »

Exercise for brain power

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I’m always on the lookout for good information on wellness and brain power, as I want to do everything I can to defeat a withering mind before it starts. Recently I heard John Tesh talking about this on the radio, and I just had to share it with you. Another reason to keep moving and more »