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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!

30 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Are You (or Someone you Know) a Health Snob?

Do your workout friends (over) share their views on the “right way” to live/eat/workout?   Are they critical of your and others’ choices of food/exercise/lack of exercise etc?   Does this describe you? And the question is are they, and you, driven by real concern for the person being proselytized to, or is it something else?  It […]

28 November 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Creative ways to use Green Tea

Creative ways to use Green Tea

We all know Green Tea is healthy, has antioxidants, helps melt body fat, and keeps teeth healthy.  Well if you didn’t know you do now.  Plus the amount of caffeine in Green Tea is much lower than in coffee – up to 2/3 lower. In terms of antioxidants, Catechins are what make green tea special. […]

14 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

20 Second Fitness

It had to happen.  We were just discussing the Tabata high intensity workout regime  in these pages –  and what did I see on late night TV  “The 20Second Fitness” workout Infomercial.   Could  hardly believe it.  (I was traveling and the hotel TV is usually background noise when I am getting ready for bed.  This background […]

25 October 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Exercise Tips from Hikers – Part 2 of 2

Continuing the review of the exercises I found in the BackPacker Magazine.   In the previous  blog post I commented on 6 of the 11 or so exercises.  So, starting in the left top corner and going clockwise we ended at the bottom of the page (Treating Muscle Cramps).  Moving on clockwise: 7.      Banishing Blisters.  Always good […]

17 October 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Exercise Tips from Hikers – Part 1 of 2

 I found these exercises in the BackPacker Magazine.   It really seems to me that they are valuable regardless of the type of exercise/sport one engages in.  Taking a look starting in the left top corner and going clockwise:  1.   Building Lung Power.  The approach is to train using “Intervals” – three minutes all out then […]

12 September 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Tabata – Ultra-High Intensity Interval Training

4 minute Workout??  In 4 minutes you can burn fat, increase power and endurance, and improve your fitness level.   No this is not another one of those ‘all you need is 10 minutes a day to get in bikini shape’ article.  This workout is definitely not for people just starting to exercise.  The regimen of Tabata training is […]

30 July 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Yoga for Abs

  Looking for something a little different this week I found a set of poses (courtesy of Self.com online magazine) that make you work your core.  Nothing revolutionary, but useful and it came with some nice illustrations.  I have edited where I thought a little more explanation was needed.  Remember, tighten your abs to hold […]

24 July 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Are you a Cardioholic – Part 3 – The Very Real Health Risks

In the first part of this three part article, I introduced the concept that too much of a good thing like exercise is not always a good thing.  In part 2, I outlined the signs of the addiction associated with the “runner’s high” – much like a high associated with a drug.  In case you […]

12 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Are you a Cardioholic – Part 2 – the Signs of Addiction

Following on from last week’s post – I don’t want to give the idea that I see lots of exercise as a negative.  I am all for lots of exercise, just as I am all for healthy eating.  However, becoming obsessed with what you do and do not eat, or becoming obsessed with exercising are […]

05 July 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Are you a Cardioholic?

Your friend says:  “I am addicted to cardio” – and you think Wow, that is a good thing to be addicted to, as you think of Belgium chocolate as the something you would normally associate with “addiction” – or worse, alcohol or drugs! First let’s look at the definition of addiction.                          Addiction is doing something […]