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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!

27 June 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Vegan Diet versus Diabetic Diet

From and article on WebMD (Oct 2008) and a more recent article in the IDEA magazine it would seem that studies show that a vegan diet may do a better job of reducing cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients than a diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). In the 2008 study, participants followed either […]

07 June 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Staying Young While Growing Old

What do you think keeps you from staying young, as you get older?    Besides the too obvious answer of “age”……!    Stop and think a little.  The answer I am heading toward may surprise you – in a word muscle tissue (OK that’s two words).  And it is the lack of muscle tissue that makes the […]

24 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Mind over Matter Revisited

More on how to change your attitude! A University of Chicago Booth School of Business research study had one group of participants visualizing eating an unpleasant food and the other group visualizing avoiding the unpleasant food. You guessed it – the first group formed a more favorable opinion of the food, the second group, nothing. […]

04 April 2010 ~ 2 Comments

New information on Allergies and Autoimmune ‘Disease’

A slightly unusual blog post today – Allergies and new theories around them.  People in developing countries don’t have all the allergies and autoimmune diseases that we have.  So what is different?  One view that seems to be gaining support is that have created such a ‘clean’ environment around us and in our bodies, that we have […]

25 March 2010 ~ 2 Comments

The 15-Minute Workout Routine – Part 4

In Parts 1, 2 and 3, I covered the leg workout, the chest and front delts workout, and the back and rear delts workout respectively, that I do in 15-20 minutes.  I add in 15 minutes to warm up and stretch, so in 30 minutes I can get a good workout when I am pressed […]

17 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The 15-Minute Workout Routine – Part 3

In Parts 1 and 2, I covered  the leg workout and the chest and front delts workout that I do in 15-20 minutes.  I add in 15 minutes to warm up and stretch, so in 30 minutes I can get a good workout when I am pressed for time. This is part 3 of the […]

04 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The 15-Minute Workout Routine – Part 2

In Part 1, I outlined the leg workout that I do in 15-20 minutes.  I add in 15 minutes to warm up and stretch, so in 30 minutes I can get a good workout when I am pressed for time. This is part 2 of the four-part series.  And some may find the split I […]

21 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The Truth Behind the Lapband Weightloss Ads

In the LA Times Business section last weekend, Michael Hiltzik had a really interesting article, that anyone considering lap-band surgery should read.  A cautionary tale about selecting your surgeon/clinic carefully.  Read More

16 February 2010 ~ 1 Comment

The 15-Minute Workout Routine – Part 1

Short on time? Don’t miss your workout, ladies. Take these suggestions for a 15 minute workout.

19 January 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Women and Personal Trainers – Part 3 – When is it Time to ‘Fire’ your Trainer

In my previous blog post I discussed getting the most from your trainer; how to do it and what your responsibilities are as a client. So why are we talking about whether to end the relationship with the trainer? Fact is, like any relationship, things can feel ‘old and stale’, or we reach the point […]