Linda Melone https://lindamelone.com I help women over 50 firm up, get in shape and lose weight Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:59:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://lindamelone.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-cropped-icon-1-32x32.png Linda Melone https://lindamelone.com 32 32 What It REALLY Takes to Burn 1,000 Calories (hint: it’s not easy) https://lindamelone.com/what-it-really-takes-to-burn-1000-calories-hint-its-not-easy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-it-really-takes-to-burn-1000-calories-hint-its-not-easy https://lindamelone.com/what-it-really-takes-to-burn-1000-calories-hint-its-not-easy/#respond Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:41:33 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15355 Here’s the thing about fitness news stories: every day there’s a new diet that enables you to eat piles of butter without gaining weight, high-tech clothing that monitors your body temperature and exertion, and a magic wand that instantly turns fat into defined muscle. (I made up that last one, but it’s only a matter […]

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5 Crazy-Sounding Bits of Fitness Advice… that actually work https://lindamelone.com/crazy-sounding_fitness_advice_actually_works/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=crazy-sounding_fitness_advice_actually_works https://lindamelone.com/crazy-sounding_fitness_advice_actually_works/#respond Wed, 15 Jul 2020 21:36:46 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15343 When it comes to fitness, there’s no shortage of inaccurate, often dangerous and overall bad clickbaity information out there.  Anyone who looks the part can call themselves a “fitness expert,” regardless of their knowledge or fitness background. Problem is, when you’re a woman over 50 who’s trying to get in shape, trying the latest, greatest, […]

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How to flip your fitness mindset to ON https://lindamelone.com/how-to-flip-your-fitness-mindset-to-on/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-flip-your-fitness-mindset-to-on https://lindamelone.com/how-to-flip-your-fitness-mindset-to-on/#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2020 20:09:00 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15324 From the truth about Area 51 to the Jersey Devil, and why leaving the pit in an avocado keeps it from turning brown… we yearn to know the real deal, not theories and mystical explanations.  Because we know someone somewhere knows the truth and we need that tea spilled. But no one’s talking. Ditto for […]

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A super effective core exercise no one does (hardly ever)  https://lindamelone.com/a-super-effective-core-exercise-no-one-does-hardly-ever/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-super-effective-core-exercise-no-one-does-hardly-ever https://lindamelone.com/a-super-effective-core-exercise-no-one-does-hardly-ever/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2020 18:28:28 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15317 Two words are guaranteed to get more attention than almost anything else I write about: walking and abs. Every time I check my website analytics, send out a survey, or otherwise take the pulse of my readers, three things pop up: Ab Workouts come out on top Walking is a close second place No one […]

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How to Boost Your Walking Workout https://lindamelone.com/how-to-boost-your-walking-workout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-boost-your-walking-workout https://lindamelone.com/how-to-boost-your-walking-workout/#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2020 22:08:04 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15297 Our gym reopened this past week after being closed for over three months. As I waited outside at 5 a.m., six feet apart from the other sleepy people, I nearly wept with joy behind my pink camouflage face mask. I was first in line even after I swore up and down I’d “wait and let […]

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How to avoid the most common return-to-your old workout mistakes https://lindamelone.com/how-to-avoid-the-most-common-return-to-your-old-workout-mistakes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-avoid-the-most-common-return-to-your-old-workout-mistakes https://lindamelone.com/how-to-avoid-the-most-common-return-to-your-old-workout-mistakes/#respond Wed, 17 Jun 2020 21:30:49 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15290 Our gym reopens next Monday, June 22. Like everything else, it’s been closed since March 16 from COVID-19. This is the longest time I’ve been away from the gym in over 40 years. So basically since the world was still cooling off from all those volcanoes.  I don’t remember ever missing more than a day […]

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What to do When Hot Flashes Keep You from Working Out https://lindamelone.com/how-to-work-out-when-you-feel-like-youre-about-to-burst-into-flames/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-work-out-when-you-feel-like-youre-about-to-burst-into-flames https://lindamelone.com/how-to-work-out-when-you-feel-like-youre-about-to-burst-into-flames/#respond Wed, 10 Jun 2020 22:14:37 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15273 “I have to warn you,” Susan said. “I’m having horrible hot flashes and may need to stop in the middle of our workout for a few minutes.” The year was circa mid-1990s. I was a new in-home trainer in my mid-30s, ready to set the world on fire. Most of my clients were women in […]

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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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