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Why You Need Good Balance in Midlife and Beyond

Have you seen an article in your facebook feed telling you that a simple sitting test can predict how long you'll live? Unlike so many of the Facebook tests you find in your feed, this one, believe it or not, has some validity. So let's see how long we have left, shall we? The test itself is fairly simple. Stand in...

How to Lose Weight after Menopause: Why You Gain Weight and How You Can Lose It

It’s unfortunate but true. Most women gain weight after 50 when their body goes through menopause. But there’s good news! If you know the facts about what causes weight gain during menopause you can learn how to lose weight after menopause. Here are some causes of weight gain in menopause and perimenopause and what’s worked for...

This Test Will Accurately Measure Your Metabolism

It’s January and like so many people after the holidays, I’m looking to drop a few pounds. Between holiday indulgences and my postmenopause metabolism, I currently weigh more than I ever have and I’m just tired of carrying the extra weight.  But, I’m not going on a juice cleanse or following a fad diet. Instead, I’m focusing on two...

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Balance in Midlife

On Monday, we talked here on the blog about how important it is to maintain your balance as you age and an easy way to test how good your balance is right now. Did you see room for improvement? I know I did. Here are five simple ways we can work on improving our balance. Stand on one leg The simplest...

Getting Started with High Intensity Interval Training

I'm pleased to offer a guest post today from McKenzie Brower, a contributing writer and media specialist for Orangetheory Fitness. High-Intensity Interval Training has been shown to be very effective for weight loss but can be a little intimidating. It's intimidating to me at least so I was thrilled when McKenzie offered to share some tips on getting started with...