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About Linda Melone

Linda Melone, 59, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified trainer and award-winning health and fitness writer. She specializes in helping women over 50 get in shape and lose weight. You can visit her website for more information http://lindamelone.com
Latest Posts | By Linda Melone
3 Ways to Start Exercising After 60: A Guide for Beginners
1 week ago

3 Ways to Start Exercising After 60: A Guide for Beginners

If you’re the one person on the planet who’s not on Facebook, congrats.

You’ve saved yourself from debilitating bouts of FOMO (fear of missing out) due to viewing travel photos from exotic locales, idealistic visits with perfectly well-behaved grandchildren and other fairy tale visions suitable for a Disney movie. Read More

5 Easy Ways to Ditch Nighttime Eating and Drop Weight for Good After 60
1 month ago

5 Easy Ways to Ditch Nighttime Eating and Drop Weight for Good After 60

It would be great to find an effortless, fun, easy and irreversible way to [insert your biggest wish here]. Like finding that perfect shade of lipstick, a dress that makes you look like a princess, or a chocolate dessert with fewer calories than celery. We can dream, right? Read More

6 Ways to Create Lifelong, Healthy Habits that Stick
3 months ago

6 Ways to Create Lifelong, Healthy Habits that Stick

Here’s the thing about striving to get fit or lose weight after 60: As you run around spending wheelbarrows full of money on ab devices and diet plans that end up in the garage under an inch-thick pile of dust, you usually end up right back where you started. Read More

5 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results from Fitness After 60 – and How to Fix Them
4 months ago

5 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results from Fitness After 60 – and How to Fix Them

I started working out at age 21, otherwise known as the Dawn of Time. I was present for the birth of aerobics classes and the cult-like following of Atkins. Read More

How to Roll Out Muscle Kinks, Knots and Soreness with Foam Rolling
6 months ago

How to Roll Out Muscle Kinks, Knots and Soreness with Foam Rolling

It starts simply enough: You graciously help a friend move, go on a ‘short’ hike that becomes an all-day event, or simply wake up and – surprise! – something new hurts. Read More

5 Non-Negotiable Rules of Strength Training for Women Over 50
7 months ago

5 Non-Negotiable Rules of Strength Training for Women Over 50

Here’s the thing about fitness information: It changes constantly. New research, trends and fads steer us in directions we believe will be The Answer to whatever fitness problem ails us. Read More

4 Proven Ways to Get Rid of Belly Fat After Menopause
8 months ago

4 Proven Ways to Get Rid of Belly Fat After Menopause

It strikes without warning. One day you’re strolling along, thinking you’re finally getting the hang of this thing called ‘life,’ when – BAM! – it hits you as you try to zip up your pants. It’s a reminder that you are not yet done with every challenge.

Can you guess what ‘it’ is? Yup: belly fat. Read More

Healthy Eating During Holidays: 5 Ways to Stay on Track This Year
9 months ago

Healthy Eating During Holidays: 5 Ways to Stay on Track This Year

As a child, I wanted nothing more than to sit with the grown-ups at the holiday table. But as the oldest of my four cousins and one brother, that was not possible. I was the designated President of the Little Table; the gatekeeper, if you will, between the two worlds. Read More

6 Ways to Find Humor in Everyday Life After 60 (And Why You Need It!)
10 months ago

6 Ways to Find Humor in Everyday Life After 60 (And Why You Need It!)

By  •  Lifestyle

After 37+ years of regular workouts, my body has decided to defend itself by developing osteoarthritis. Every workout is now a rousing game of Will It Hurt If I Do This? Oh, what fun. Read More

7 Tips for Creating and Sticking with a Home Workout Plan After 50
2 years ago

7 Tips for Creating and Sticking with a Home Workout Plan After 50

Exercising at home sounds like the perfect way to get in shape. No driving to a sweaty workout facility filled with Spandex-clad people taking selfies in front of mirrors, gossiping about the new hot Zumba instructor.

Or maybe that’s just my gym. Regardless, home workouts can be ideal. Or not good. Read More

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