Linda Melone https://lindamelone.com I help women over 50 firm up, get in shape and lose weight Thu, 04 Jun 2020 20:31:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.3 https://lindamelone.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-cropped-icon-1-32x32.png Linda Melone https://lindamelone.com 32 32 A super simple, fat-burning cardio routine you can do at home (without equipment) https://lindamelone.com/a-super-simple-fat-burning-cardio-routine-you-can-do-at-home-without-equipment/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-super-simple-fat-burning-cardio-routine-you-can-do-at-home-without-equipment https://lindamelone.com/a-super-simple-fat-burning-cardio-routine-you-can-do-at-home-without-equipment/#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:52:23 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15263 On March 16, when our gym officially closed its doors due to COVID-19, I hopped on Amazon and ordered a set of weights (until now I had only a few dumbbells).  I received an email saying the order would “not arrive until April 2 or later.”  “Big help that’ll be, since there’s no way this […]

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5 Things to keep in mind before you start exercising again https://lindamelone.com/5-things-to-keep-in-mind-before-you-start-up-exercising-again/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-things-to-keep-in-mind-before-you-start-up-exercising-again https://lindamelone.com/5-things-to-keep-in-mind-before-you-start-up-exercising-again/#respond Thu, 28 May 2020 00:02:53 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15256 It’s bound to happen.  You’re away on a trip without access to workout facilities… or You tweak your back/knee/shoulder and can’t work out for weeks… or A worldwide pandemic keeps you stuck in your house for three months without access to a gym, a workout partner – or the motivation to get off the couch […]

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A Killer Core Exercise to Challenge You (… and a few words you never want to be called) https://lindamelone.com/a-killer-core-exercise-to-challenge-you-and-a-few-words-you-never-want-to-be-called/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-killer-core-exercise-to-challenge-you-and-a-few-words-you-never-want-to-be-called https://lindamelone.com/a-killer-core-exercise-to-challenge-you-and-a-few-words-you-never-want-to-be-called/#comments Wed, 20 May 2020 20:13:44 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15241 Recently a writer friend of mine posted on Facebook, asking (for a story she was writing) how people over 50 would like to be referred to. (Quick side note: I am rarely on FB anymore aside from managing my private groups. It’s become so scary negative and toxic that I had to step away.) I […]

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7 Ways to Stay Calm and Carry On… when all you want to do is eat chocolate https://lindamelone.com/7-ways-to-stay-calm-and-carry-on-when-all-you-want-to-do-is-eat-chocolate/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=7-ways-to-stay-calm-and-carry-on-when-all-you-want-to-do-is-eat-chocolate https://lindamelone.com/7-ways-to-stay-calm-and-carry-on-when-all-you-want-to-do-is-eat-chocolate/#respond Wed, 13 May 2020 19:17:01 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15221 I made my fourth batch of cornbread yesterday since this pandemic reared its ugly head. Apparently banana bread is the quarantine baked treat of choice. But I didn’t have bananas. So hence, cornbread. (Recipe posting here soon.) Until a few months ago I can’t remember the last time I made cornbread.  In fact, the only […]

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How to get moving when you have 8,000 reasons not to https://lindamelone.com/how-to-get-moving-when-you-have-8000-reasons-not-to/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-get-moving-when-you-have-8000-reasons-not-to https://lindamelone.com/how-to-get-moving-when-you-have-8000-reasons-not-to/#respond Wed, 06 May 2020 22:54:35 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15211 As the most motivated person I know, it’s disturbing to find myself wanting to pull the covers over my head every morning when I realize, nope, it wasn’t just a bad dream. The good news is all my years of battling a panic disorder prepared me for this moment. My fear is certifiably legit. “See? […]

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How to avoid home workout injuries before they happen https://lindamelone.com/how-to-avoid-home-workout-injuries-before-they-happen/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-avoid-home-workout-injuries-before-they-happen https://lindamelone.com/how-to-avoid-home-workout-injuries-before-they-happen/#respond Thu, 30 Apr 2020 00:22:06 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15196 Since gyms are closed due to the pandemic, some now offer home workouts free to the public until this apocalypse runs its course.  Free workouts for everyone sounds like a great idea. And for some people, it is.  My own gym is one of those giving access to complimentary workouts. Since I’m always looking for […]

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3 Thigh Toners that Work – Even for Painful Knees https://lindamelone.com/3-thigh-toners-that-work-even-for-painful-knees/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=3-thigh-toners-that-work-even-for-painful-knees https://lindamelone.com/3-thigh-toners-that-work-even-for-painful-knees/#respond Wed, 22 Apr 2020 21:42:25 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15179 Here’s the thing about extreme sports: “extreme” is a relative term. When you’re in your 20s, activities such as zip-lining over a pond of alligators, surfing 90-foot waves at night James Bond style, or free diving into the Marianas trench all fit the bill. In your 30s and 40s criteria remains high but is slightly […]

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How to roll out tight muscles https://lindamelone.com/how-to-roll-out-tight-muscles/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-roll-out-tight-muscles https://lindamelone.com/how-to-roll-out-tight-muscles/#respond Wed, 15 Apr 2020 22:21:39 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15146 The past few weeks I talked about ways to stay fit and avoid gaining 150 lbs while quarantined with stockpiles of canned ravioli and buckets of cookie dough ice cream.  I’m taking it back. All of it.  Well, except for the canned ravioli comment. That’s literally all of us. Because while I try to remain […]

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7 Tips to Feel Better No Matter What https://lindamelone.com/7-tips-to-feel-better-no-matter-what/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=7-tips-to-feel-better-no-matter-what https://lindamelone.com/7-tips-to-feel-better-no-matter-what/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2020 22:17:06 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15125 I’ve talked before about my obsession with makeup.  As much as I joke around, if you saw my eyeshadow palette collection you’d immediately call Dr. Drew and stage an intervention. Name a color, I have it. Thankfully, social distancing prevents that from happening for a while.  I’ve done some of my own soul-searching and research […]

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