Category: Fit after 50!

Excercise Excuses and Myths: Debunked

I used to play sports, field hockey and lacrosse, back in high school and college.  At age 55 I embarked on a mission to improve my health and fitness.   I had just entered the obese range and was scared and depressed.  I was shocked that I had let myself get in this condition.  I was […]

Indulged a bit too much? No worries! Here are tips to get back on track!

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Sun, skin and aging

Aging skin is unavoidable. However, exposure to the sun contributes dramatically to the premature aging of our skin resulting in wrinkles, leathery skin, and skin discoloration to name a few. Most importantly it can increase the chance of developing skin cancer.  And as we age our skin is even more susceptible to the detrimental effects […]

Healthy, happy, 4th of July: No regrets!

The long 4th of July weekend is upon us. That means time with family, adorable grandchildren, friends and an outdoor food bonanza! You have been working hard to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle.  Often after a weekend of food, fun and celebration we feel regrets for making not so healthy choices, giving in […]

It takes a Village! It is never too late to make a change!

 They say it takes a village to raise a child and well I think it also is taking a village to help me on this crazy wonderful journey! I have written about my weight loss and have been meaning to share this part of my journey as people have asked but am little nervous.. So […]

I am determined to tone my arms and help those bat wings be less of a wind force! They may never be completely jiggle free but I am determined to feel good in sleeveless shirts, dresses and in a bathing suit! And in doing so to improve my health and fitness by becoming stronger!

Summer is coming, I have been eating pretty well, reaching my weight goals, exercising regularly, but when I was trying on summer clothes and looked in the mirror I definitely saw a menopausal “bat woman”. No cape needed…my arms wiggled and jiggled and flapped enough that I probably could have taken off in flight!    As […]

We have all heard of super foods but what are they? Super foods contain natural ingredients with exceptional nutritional values or protective qualities.

We all know deep inside us that how long we live, how healthy we are is greatly impacted by making smarter food choices. We know we can’t go wrong by following a healthy lifestyle, staying active and eating a nutrient-packed diet. Yes there are other variables, some we can do nothing about, but by eating […]

How drinking water benefits us as we age!

In grade school we learned about Ponce de’ Leon and his search for the fountain of youth. Legends talk of the Fountain of Youth as a spring that restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters.  If erasing the effects of aging was only i as easy as that, I would […]

Laughter is actually a good cardio workout. It gets your heart pumping and according to the Centers for Disease Control, laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn 10 to 40 calories.

I recently attended a conference for orientation and mobility instructors. It was a great conference made even better by the offering of Yoga sessions. I happily marched off to start my days with yoga (I had never been to a yoga class before). In addition there was a Laughter Yoga Session listed in the conference […]

This bloating feeling is just one more symptom of menopause. It is closely related to an increase in intestinal gas and fluid retention caused by, you guessed it, those pesky fluctuating hormones.

Are there days when you just feel fat or fluffy?  Or you start out feeling fine but by the end of the day feel 9 months pregnant?  Or your pants fit fine in the beginning of the day but by the time night rolls around it seems like they shrunk? And let’s not forget being […]