Five easy ways to add more health benefits to our walks: add a backpack or weighted vest; use walking poles to involve the upper body and core; gradually increase step count; vary the terrain and movements; and exercise and stimulate our feet
Water Aerobics and Aqua Zumba: Keep Playing in the Water This Fall! 💦
Water exercise and Aqua Zumba classes build aerobic fitness and strength (more than you might think!) without joint stress, are super-fun with music and social connection, and provide additional health and mood benefits just from time in the water. Here’s my take on them and some interesting (I hope) tips and info!
“Train for Life” (and don’t wear flip-flops!): Wisdom for women over 45 from my fabulous sports chiropractor Dr. Anne Sorrentino
Sports chiropractor Dr. Anne Sorrentino explains how women can move and feel better at 51 than they did at 31
Protein: A Secret Weapon for Women (and Men) Over 45 🧐
Why is protein a secret weapon for women (and men) over 45? There are at least two really good reasons. Here’s why you might consider bumping yours up a bit, in a healthy way.
Despite COVID, We’re Still Working Out in the Woods
In spite of the pandemic, my “Fierce in the Forest” group has continued exercising outdoors every Saturday morning. We throw things, drum with sticks — and protect our mental health during this stressful year.
Why I’m Going Back Into the BodPod
My weight and my body mass index are fine, according to the charts. But if you take a deeper look inside my body, things don't look so great. I was never very strong to begin with (opening jars of Talk O'Texas Crisp Hot Okra Pickles has always been a struggle). It's...
Body Positivity, Body Neutrality
What if you truly loved your body just as it is right now, celebrating what it can do, like a three-year-old joyfully running through a lawn sprinkler? What if you had no judgmental thoughts when you looked in a mirror, viewing your own wrinkles (for instance) as you...