Linda Melone https://lindamelone.com I help women over 50 firm up, get in shape and lose weight Wed, 08 Jul 2020 20:15:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.4 https://lindamelone.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-cropped-icon-1-32x32.png Linda Melone https://lindamelone.com 32 32 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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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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