Last weekend’s BAM – Bloggers at Midlife conference – was the first time I’ve been around a large group of people my same age since my 10-year high school reunion in the 80s. I enjoy being with people of all ages, yet there is something to be said for spending time with people who have similar concerns, interests, cultural references, histories, fears and joys.
To get the hormone bullies off your playground, discover your GPS for stopping the way hormones plot against your best efforts. Here’s how you can put up the good fight. No mo’ ho’s wrecking your plans for energy and vitality.
A reader writes, “I’ve gotten fluffy. I need to be bikini worthy in 7 weeks — when I’ll be in Hawaii. What are the top weight loss tips you can suggest?” Is this midlife woman’s goal possible? Safe? Sustainable? If not, then what?
After we reach age 50, are there still some things that mom knows best? Well, as you’ll see in this funny video “The Other Talk”, the answer is a resounding YES, especially when it comes to post menopause. “The Other Talk” uses the premise of ‘the talk’ recognized as a cultural event in life where mothers talk with their teenage daughters about sex. “The Other Talk” expands this coming of age tradition to the next generation with a hilarious take on how that conversation unfolds some 40 years later
Over time things change, including our red hair. Rather than curse the grey, we took a trip to the Sally Hershberger Salon in West Hollywood. We’ll let you decide if we ended up looking younger and more alike than usual.
Part of active aging is taking care of your feet and face, especially if you walk outdoors as often as I do. If your feet are in pain, you won’t want to walk, dance, stand, run, or anything else that is upright. And I’m fairly vain, so I want to have skin that is sunburn-resistant and elastic. Dry and wrinkly is a great way to advertise raisins, not faces.
The link between self-confidence and weight/ health is so strong that it was disheartening at the recent BlogHer conference to see women down-talking themselves and crying at the magic mirror that encouraged women to embrace the “I am enough” concept. But that won’t be YOU!
A woman in her mid-40s who is exercising and eating right asks if there’s anything she can do to “hypercharge” her metabolism so that she can lose weight more efficiently and quickly. And of course, we have some suggestions.
Want the Ultimate Baby Boomer Body? Personally I am ok with the “Ixnay on the Bikini, but I’ll Still Wear a One-Piece” Body. To get either version, you’ll need to incorporate 7 important, midlife-specific training principles into your workout routines. First find out the 6 ways midlife women are unusual when it comes to exercise.
Trying to lose weight? Like me, were you lean and easily able to maintain a stable, healthy weight until menopause came around the corner and body slammed you? Have you restricted calories, increased your strength training, cut fat from your diet, yet seen no weight loss? Turns out, the above “solutions” don’t really work. But what does?