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8 Tips to Remain Healthy After 50

Published on April 3, 2014 By Susan Tolles

 Last month, I spoke at women and heart events, plus co-hosting an event for Go Red! at the Allrecipes headquarters in Seattle. At each of these events I talked about replacing diet with lifestyle, and at the allrecipes event I demonstrated one great grain salad. Using the same quantities, we’ll switch up the salad 5 different more »

Eating the Rainbow!

Published on July 24, 2013 By Susan Tolles

Have you had this experience – You get an email that you must eat these super foods only to open it (in case you’re not eating one) and then find out it’s different foods than you’ve been told before that are “the ones”. For instance, a couple of years ago quinoa was on all these lists. Not more »

Time to Detox!

Published on April 25, 2013 By Susan Tolles

There are a couple times of year that are excellent for doing a detox, spring and fall. After our long winter season (longer for those up north) the body is ready to shed a few pounds and a few layers of clothes!  In two articles, I will talk about some powerful ways to detox your more »

Your Holiday calorie counter

Published on November 18, 2012 By Susan Tolles

For those of us in the United States, Thanksgiving is this Thursday. Many of us are looking forward to traditional family dinners complete with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and pumpkin pie. We are also anticipating–though not as eagerly– those extra pounds that the holidays always seem to add to our bodies. Often, we take a walk more »

Divorced Women: Stop Waiting on Your Weight!

Published on May 16, 2012 By Susan Tolles

“As soon as I lose those extra pounds and fit into my old jeans, I’ll enjoy life again. I’ll finally be able to do the things that I’ve been putting off because of my dissatisfaction with my looks.” Has this ever been you? Don’t miss this article, written for all women of all sizes.

Your #1 Financial Liability? The numbers on the scale.

Published on September 26, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Baby boomers, especially those over the age of 60, are already the sickest and most expensive in terms of medical costs. But, what’s making this even more worrisome is that it’s the fastest growing health issue in the U.S. Therefore, the overall disease burden and economic effects of obesity may be magnified.

Boost Your Metabolism with Sleep

Published on August 29, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Being sleep deprived doesn’t only make you feel tired and ineffective – it may make you feel hungry even when you are full and lead to an increase in fat storage. Are you sleep deprived? Do you fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow? Do you routinely sleep through your alarm? Do 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 »

Shake it up to get your body going in the morning

Published on April 27, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Do you grab a muffin or bagel for breakfast as you rush out the front door every morning? Do you skip breakfast in an attempt to cut calories or simply because you do not feel hungry? If so, you are not doing your body a favor. In fact, a recent study published in the American more »

Healthy living for women

Published on April 22, 2011 By Susan Tolles

  You probably have heard tips on eating for optimum health or the best way to eat to lose weight for your entire adult life. But there really are studies to back up the old adage that “you are what you eat.” Here are some tips from an excellent article  Eat This, Not That: 6 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 »

Top fitness foods for women over 50

Published on January 5, 2011 By Susan Tolles

A focus on “new beginnings” for 2011 brings with is a renewed commitment to nutrition and exercise. Try these foods that deliver the nutrients  needed to build a stronger, healthier body for optimum health after 50. Avocados The cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fat in these green health bombs can help keep your body strong and pain free. more »

How NOT to gain holiday weight

Published on December 10, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Can you believe November is gone? It seems like just yesterday summer was approaching, and now here we are about to face the end of another year. The time between Thanksgiving and the holidays is perfect for a financial health check-up. Spend some time before life gets too crazy to access how your money situation 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 »

Boost the metabolism in your over-50 body

Published on September 17, 2010 By Susan Tolles

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 »

Pear-shaped women prone to memory loss

Published on July 29, 2010 By Susan Tolles

A recent study published in the July 14 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows a connection between memory loss and location of fat in women. Older women who are obese are more likely to experience memory problems, especially if their excess weight is located around their hips, a new study shows. 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 »

Sleep your way to a lean body

Published on July 1, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Achieve your weight loss goals—by sleeping? A good rest has always been called beauty sleep—but how about a lean body sleep? New research shows that individuals who are not sleep deprived have an increased capacity to lose weight and keep it off. Sleep reduces stress hormones, important for fat loss Sufficient rest and recuperation effectively 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 »

Joanne, looking and feeling great!

Published on May 21, 2010 By Susan Tolles

‘Looking & Feeling Great’ is exactly how I feel and want to tell everyone! Let’s start with some background – I am 54 yrs old and have been overweight my entire life. I was having some health issues due to a hernia so couldn’t even go for a walk so exercise was totally out of 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 »

Think Pink for weight loss

Published on April 26, 2010 By Susan Tolles

If you want to trim your waistline, think pink! Did you know that the color pink might suppress your appetite? Research has shown that looking at the color pink has a calming effect both physically and emotionally. With less stress, we tend to eat less. In 1978, while studying at City University in Seattle, Washington, 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 »

Fitness over 50, it’s simple

Published on January 28, 2010 By Susan Tolles

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 »