Linda Melone https://lindamelone.com I help women over 50 firm up, get in shape and lose weight Fri, 18 Sep 2020 21:51:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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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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