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Setting Health Goals for Success

Published on September 27, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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?

Published on August 23, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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?

Published on July 25, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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

Published on March 8, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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 »

Oh, my aching back!

Published on February 9, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Research shows that back pain is one of the biggest reasons people miss work. But is there anything the average person can do to keep his or her back healthy? You bet, say the people at Harvard Medical School (www.health.harvard.edu). Here are their recommendations: Keep fit. This is the most important thing you can do more »

Creating Winning Strategies for Fitness Over 50

Published on October 14, 2010 By Susan Tolles

It is not uncommon for women over 50 to hold two different and conflicting points-of-view about a singular subject. Some of our viewpoints are inherited from our family of origin, some are points of view that reflect our society’s values, and some are very personal and reflect lessons learned through life experience. For example: (1) more »

Muscle myths and fat facts

Published on September 30, 2010 By Susan Tolles

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 »

Adam vs. Eve hit the gym

Published on July 27, 2010 By Susan Tolles

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

Published on July 26, 2010 By Susan Tolles

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 »

Permanent weight loss strategy #3-Hold a vision

Published on June 14, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Strategy #3  Hold a Vision “You must know your destination if you are to ever arrive.” Dissatisfaction with our bodies, the pain of being overweight, the discomfort of poor health, and the fear of disease all push us to pay attention to our weight and health.  We are in constant conversation about health-related issues.  There more »

The best exercise for weight loss

Published on May 10, 2010 By Susan Tolles

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 »

I am not invisible or irrelavant!

Published on May 7, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Here is Jane’s last update as she prepares to run her first marathon Saturday, at the beautiful age of 61. She has pushed through and accomplished her goal, and has been an inspiration to so many.  You go, girl! I haven’t been updating my blog as much as I wanted to this week because there more »

Permanent weight loss strategy #2: Get moving!

Published on March 8, 2010 By Susan Tolles

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

Published on February 16, 2010 By Susan Tolles

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 »