Lift something heavy. Peas, purse or pumpkin.

Lift something heavy. Peas, purse or pumpkin.

If you’re determined to be healthy, strong and independent as you age, you need to be lifting something heavy on a regular basis. How heavy? That depends on your current health and fitness, but almost everyone can lift something. Start with a can of peas....
What are you doing to your toes?

What are you doing to your toes?

The sad truth: I have osteoarthritis in both of my big toes. For 20 years I taught step aerobics and I’m pretty sure the repetitive motion of that activity is what burned out the cartilage between those toe joints. At least I had a really great time doing it. But...
8 Reasons Women Need Weight Training

8 Reasons Women Need Weight Training

The verdict is in: Women need more weight training. Cardio workouts are fun. Don’t get me wrong, I love Zumba and Country Heat and Cize, and almost anything that gets my body moving to the music. But my goal is to be strong and healthy as I age so I can remain...

Why we gain belly fat as we age

Are you sometimes frustrated with the way your clothes fit or discouraged that your stomach sticks out more than it used to? Here’s why our bellies get bigger: 1. Stress often results in overeating and late-night eating, when we use food to unwind. It...
Motivated to Move

Motivated to Move

I hate to lose a contest, don’t you? That’s why I usually always jump into the latest FitBit challenge with my friends. When I see I’m losing, it makes me more motivated to move. Don’t get me wrong, I exercise almost every single day. But...
Gotta Have Variety

Gotta Have Variety

I’m an early adopter of technology and fitness gadgets – you can usually bet I have the latest iphone or i-whatever. (hold on, my watch is talking to me) When the first TRX system came out, I had to have it. Not ever really seeing one in action (why...