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Workout and Diet Advice for Women over 45 We are over 45, and as the Boomer generation we are not slowing down, because “we can still do it all”, right? We don’t like to admit that those ‘kids’ who can bench press more than we can, cycle harder and faster up the hills or can leap higher in dance class, are doing something that we likely wont do as fast/hard/heavy again. Hey we could do this 20 years ago, and we are sure we can do it again…

Privately, however, most of us realize that though we can still ‘do it all’, we have to do it just a little differently; set alternate fitness goals, take care of our joints and bones, Even for that crowd smugly thinking they missed the Boomer generation…… some have already reached 45 and the rest are right behind.

My blog is about and for the women who recognize themselves in this description. The blog addresses women and exercise – with an emphasis on weight-training and body-building – giving some advice, synthesizing relevant research, and mostly having fun.

I know I can still do it - why else would I be taking Break Dance classes!

28 September 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Tips from the Road #3 – Be Flexible (Continued…..)

A few days ago, I wrote about some observations from a recent spate of trips where I wasn’t able to keep to my preferred workout routine.  And the point I made was to be ‘flexible’ – go with the flow and allow you to be open to alternative ways of working out. I listed 7 […]

20 September 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Tips from the Road #3 – Be Flexible (In Your Attitude)

Was thinking about all the “little” things I observed or experienced while on the road; and how to write about them in a way that would be interesting.  It occurred to me that while the observations were really interesting to me – they may fall in the category of ‘you had to be there’  or […]

07 September 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Dried Fruit, Cholesterol and Reaction to Women Working Out

As a change of pace I thought I would share and comment on some interesting items I read this week. First a really positive topic – the value of dried apples.  If you are like most people, dried fruit in general is not part of your daily intake of fruit  -  we have been warned […]

28 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Healthy Tips from the Road #2

This is the second in the series of posts I call “Tips from the Road”.   They were inspired by my extended travel during July, when one business trip started just as another finished.  And while my regular workout schedule and time were disrupted, I got ideas for exercise and or diet, which I thought would […]

14 August 2011 ~ 9 Comments

Healthy Tips from the Road #1

Background:   When I am on the road for business I tend not to eat in restaurants – just a current personal preference and no complex reason.  My go-to place is usually a local or national health food store, where I might pick up a soup and salad or a hot dish (the latter only if […]

07 August 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Shape-Up Shortcuts or Bad Habits to Avoid?

“You’re used to putting in hard work to get a hard body—and that’s a good thing. You have to be committed to health and fitness to see lasting results. But occasionally “cheating” during your workout won’t mess with your fitness goals—in fact, it can even help. The trick is to cheat wisely so that your […]

18 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Abs and Core Exercises – Endurance with Yoga moves

 Build muscular endurance with yoga moves like this one, called “plank pose into chaturanga dandasana.”  Practiced correctly on a regular basis, you will strengthen your chest, shoulders and arms as well as your core muscles.                                                           Begin in a straight-arm plank position.  This is more difficult than the regular plan we’ve spoken about in other posts.  In […]

08 June 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Eating for your Brain

If you having trouble motivating yourself to eat right for your body, how about eating right for your brain?  How you eat can affect your mind at a fundamental level. Our minds are profoundly affected by what we eat.  Often the effect is within minutes, hours or a couple of days, (whereas our bodies may […]

20 May 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Abs and Core Exercises – Beyond the Basic Plank

You’ve now moved beyond the basic plank from previous posts (or you were already doing the Plank anyway).  Here are some more interesting and more advanced Core exercises. These will help you to flatten your abs; work the core beyond your sixpack – such as the obliques (see the side plank); and also make you […]

12 May 2011 ~ 10 Comments

Dynamic Stretches – for Pre-Workout

The recent post discussed the difference between Dynamic and Static Stretching.  Dynamic stretching does  a great job of improving dynamic flexibility for your workout. I said I would follow up with a  set of Dynamic Stretching exercises that you can use before your workouts.  I also mentioned that the Dynamic stretch is much like our […]