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Gift Giving Guide 2017
2017 has been the year that my coaching changed dramatically.  I have come to believe and teach that deep health goes well beyond fitness and includes great nutrition and healthy habits.  You'll find this new approach reflected in the gift guide and I hope you'll enjoy it! It includes a few [more]
Pilates for Strong Bones
My hope with this post is to simplify the subject of exercise to maintain or even improve your bone health. There are no guarantees that you’ll be able to avoid bone loss or build bone, but it’s important to do what you can to stay bone healthy. The information about osteoporosis preventio [more]
It Must Be My Hormones!
  I am excited to announce that I am now a contributor to the brand new website It Must Be My Hormones.   And I invite you to take a look at my first contribution to the site:  '6 Important Health and Fitness Practices After Menopause'. It Must Be My Hormones was developed to give bo [more]
Something Is Better Than Nothing
  How many times have you said, “I’ll get back into an exercise routine when _____________________."? I don't know about you but I've probably said this dozens of times in my life.  However, the times when all the stars are aligned so that my life is totally on track and without compli [more]
Take a Deep Breath, Or Two – Managing Stress Over 50
STRESS ALERT!   In the last few months money has been tight at my house. OH, we can pay our bills, but there is little left to spread around after the well pump had to be replaced and the winter's propane bill got dropped in our mailbox.   It's nothing new, it isn't all the time and I'm not com [more]
Balance, a Use It or Lose It Proposition
The first thing I want you to do is to stop reading, get up and stand on one foot for 60 seconds. Go ahead.  Try it.  Get up and stand on one foot without holding onto anything. If you were successful, congrats you are on your way to having a great sense of balance.   If not, that’s ok [more]
How To Create A Moving Life
  Getting older is a challenge.  There’s no denying.  Time marches on.  And truth be told, it's not much fun. But because you’re a baby boomer, I have no doubt you’re determined to make your “third act” purposeful and active.  We are a generation of ‘do-ers’ and that does [more]
Strong Women, Healthy Women – Body Weight Exercises To Increase Your Strength
  It’s not pretty.  But loss of muscle mass, decreased bone density and weight gain are all part of the changes we face heading into our 50’s and 60’s. And while it can be discouraging, even depressing, the good news is that there is something you can do about these changes.   You [more]
Flexibility – 5 Stretches Designed to Keep You Moving
I don't know about you, but some days I’m just really stiff and sore.  It might be a stiff back when I wake up, sometimes it’s a sense all day that my joints are just not getting enough lube, kind of like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz.  And then some days I feel nice and flexible. No [more]
Over 50?  Here Are 5 Things You MUST Include In Your Fitness Program.
Let’s face it.  When you hit 50 it seems that every ounce of your body begins to change.  Hot flashes, sleepless nights, weight gain, fatigue - the list is long.  It’s as if your body’s owner’s manual no longer applies and you have to figure out a whole new approach to feeling healthy and [more]
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