Linda Melone https://lindamelone.com I help women over 50 firm up, get in shape and lose weight Fri, 16 Oct 2020 19:02:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Halloween Fright No One Talks About https://lindamelone.com/the-halloween-fright-no-one-talks-about/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-halloween-fright-no-one-talks-about https://lindamelone.com/the-halloween-fright-no-one-talks-about/#respond Thu, 15 Oct 2020 22:59:59 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/clone-of-how-a-halloween-fright-can-scare-off-the-pounds/ The year 2020 can’t be made scarier with the most frightening of Halloween shenanigans. By now you’ve probably adjusted as best as you can. But the only true thing to fear is the Attack of the Fun-Size Candy Bars (insert sounds of screaming and wailing)! These small, miniature treats appear harmless enough. They’re so tiny […]

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3 Things I Learned from 7 Months of Quarantine https://lindamelone.com/3-things-i-learned-from-7-months-of-quarantine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=3-things-i-learned-from-7-months-of-quarantine https://lindamelone.com/3-things-i-learned-from-7-months-of-quarantine/#respond Thu, 08 Oct 2020 18:32:47 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15600 A commercial came on the other night about depression. Because quarantine can trigger it. The narrator asked a series of questions so you could self-diagnose to see if you fit the profile. “Oh, look,” I said to my husband after mentally checking off some of the boxes. “I’m [mildly] depressed. That’s my problem.” In a […]

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My Top 7 Quarantine Fitness Advice Posts https://lindamelone.com/quarantine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=quarantine https://lindamelone.com/quarantine/#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:46:28 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15578 Remember how we complained about 2019 being The Worst Year Ever? Yes, we absolutely did. And before that it was 2018?  Try this: Do a search for “worst year ever” + [year] and you’ll find “proof” that this year is totally the worst.  And then we talk about how we can’t wait! for next year. […]

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4 Ways to Deal with the Worst Days https://lindamelone.com/4-ways-to-deal-with-the-worst-days/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=4-ways-to-deal-with-the-worst-days https://lindamelone.com/4-ways-to-deal-with-the-worst-days/#respond Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:03:09 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15478 “Your father has stopped breathing…” I was listening to the voice of a nurse in the hospital where my dad had been for the past two weeks. “He made it through a medical procedure and was waiting for transport,” she continued. “We’ve rushed him to the emergency room. We’ll update you as soon as we […]

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5 Surprising Reasons You’re Tired All the Time… and how to fix it https://lindamelone.com/5-surprising-reasons-youre-tired-all-the-time-and-how-to-fix-it/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-surprising-reasons-youre-tired-all-the-time-and-how-to-fix-it https://lindamelone.com/5-surprising-reasons-youre-tired-all-the-time-and-how-to-fix-it/#respond Thu, 03 Sep 2020 18:38:12 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15471 Aging is a funny thing. And by “funny” I don’t mean LOL funny. More like OMG what happened? funny. For example… One day you’re Person A, going through your day, running errands, seeing a movie, going out to dinner. You get home, you’re pleasantly relaxed, have a glass of wine, and go to sleep at around […]

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4 Ways to Keep From Totally Losing Your Mind https://lindamelone.com/4-ways-to-keep-from-totally-losing-your-mind/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=4-ways-to-keep-from-totally-losing-your-mind https://lindamelone.com/4-ways-to-keep-from-totally-losing-your-mind/#respond Wed, 19 Aug 2020 22:39:06 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15460 I have anxiety issues. And it started long before COVID-19 made it the Theme of the Day. If you’ve read any of my prior posts (see links below) I’m sure this comes as no surprise. I’ve talked about my battle with panic attacks, which began in my teens when I was rushed to the hospital […]

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The 3-D Approach to Crush Cravings https://lindamelone.com/the-3-d-approach-to-crush-cravings/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-3-d-approach-to-crush-cravings https://lindamelone.com/the-3-d-approach-to-crush-cravings/#respond Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:17:17 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15441 I’ve seen a lot of things in my 20+ years as a trainer. This includes things I wish I could unsee, like a male client’s abdominal surgery scar for which he was way too proud to show me.  And I’ve also heard just about every excuse. From bingeing on cake like a death row inmate… […]

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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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