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Every Monday and Thursday I tackle topics of interest to women over 50, ranging from belly fat, weight loss, nutrition, fitness, motivation and more.

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5 Traits of an effective, safe, total body workout

Last week I received a press release about a new type of workout: Naked CrossFit. At this point I should just drop the mic and walk off the stage.    Because honestly, what more can I add to that? Here’s the thing. Fitness is one of those topics where (unlike Apple...

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How to overcome fear of anything

I once had a horrible fear of flying. My stomach would do flip-flops the minute I began making travel plans. I’d be a mess from the day I  booked the flight to the weeks leading up to my trip.    Not surprisingly, I was less-than-fun to be around. I tried everything,...

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Abs! A 3-minute routine you’ll love to hate

It’s been many moons since I wrote about ab exercises. It’s not on purpose. I simply put it in the “overhyped” category, along with other things I hear about way too often lately, such as paleo, unicorn anything, and using cauliflower in place of pizza dough for...

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3 Ways to cope with life’s challenges

I received an invitation to my 40th high school reunion this week. This was one of those reality checks I could do without. Reading it was the equivalent of someone taking me by the shoulders, and saying, "Look me in the eye. You, my friend, are no spring chicken."...

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How to firm up inner and outer thighs

I talked recently about my love for sci-fi movies, but I left out one important reason. Sure, drooling, double-jawed space aliens bursting out of people’s bodies are hard to top, but my fixation goes beyond the obvious. Hint: It has to do with zero gravity. Zero...

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7 Rules for working out with knee pain (+ 2 videos)

I have a love-hate relationship with my knees. Without them I couldn’t sit. I also couldn’t walk without lurching around like a circus performer on stilts. With them it's often not much better.   As I try to compose a mental list of “knees: pros and cons,” so far...

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How to stay fit when you’re injured

Every gym has its cast of characters. Regardless of how small, large, or where in the country, you can always count on a few interesting creatures to show up at any gathering place where sweat, spandex and mirrors is involved.  It’s as if they are paid extras who...

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