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Weight Training for Seniors Shocker: I Hated Weight Lifting, Until I Discovered This!

By Jacqui Hook March 21, 2022

I used to detest lifting weights. I thought it was boring, pointless, and, well, hard. I’d much rather run or do yoga or go surfing. Then, last year, my son Chris, a fitness expert and record-holding powerlifter, asked me if I’d like to compete…

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4 Painless Steps to Starting Weight Lifting for Seniors

By Linda Melone September 21, 2020

Let’s do a quick word association game: What comes to mind when you think of weight lifting? If you’re like most people, one or more of the following popped into your head: Big beefy muscles; Lots of grunting, sweating, and strutting…

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Sober But Still Not Slim? How to Kickstart Your Weight Loss

By Janet Gourand February 01, 2024

Many of us manage to quit drinking and we feel better than we’ve felt for years. As we regain our health, some of us dream of also regaining our figures. We think fondly back to the shape we were in in our 20s when we only drank socially, before we got…

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Losing Weight After 60 is Possible! Just Get Rid of These 8 Things

By Margaret Manning May 02, 2023

Many women are trying to lose weight after 60. Unfortunately, with nature playing tricks on our metabolism, it feels like we have to work twice as hard to move those pounds. Most of us have found out that diets don’t work…

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4 Power Foods That Can Lift Your Spirits After 60 – Say Bye-Bye to Gaining Weight!

By Peg Doyle March 24, 2023

Who among us hasn’t reached for a fatty bowl of ice cream or a double chocolate brownie when feeling anxious? We all know how good either of these can make us feel. Those initial feelings of pure pleasure, the cool creaminess…

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5 Reasons Older Women Should Lift Weights

By Jane Thurnell-Read December 26, 2022

Many older women think weightlifting is for men, or (at the very least) for younger women. However, the benefits of weightlifting for older women are striking…

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The Best Question to ask yourself When Losing Weight after 60

By Wendy Irvine June 05, 2022

After losing 55 lbs. in my 40s and keeping those pounds off for 16 years now (I’m 57 today), there was a reliable go-to question that I asked myself almost every day, and I want to share its power with you. When my husband – mostly lovingly known…

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Weight Loss for Accomplished Women Over 60 Tired of Feeling Obsessed with Food

By Cassie Christopher May 21, 2022

If you’re an accomplished woman over 60 who is tired of feeling obsessed with food, but wants to lose weight, you will learn the 3 steps to weight loss in this article.

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How Muscle Building Exercises Help You to Lose Weight After 60

By Peg Doyle February 18, 2021

Your base metabolic rate is the amount of energy needed to support the basic requirements of being alive. That includes pumping your heart, expanding and contracting the lungs, as well as powering your digestive system…

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Losing Weight After Menopause Isn’t Fair – But, it’s Still Possible

By Margaret Manning October 22, 2019

If life was fair, losing weight after menopause would be just as easy as at any other stage in our lives. Unfortunately, life isn’t fair. When I was in my 20s, I could look at a pair of walking shoes and drop 5 pounds. Now, in my 60s, it feels like I could run a marathon and gain weight from the water that they served along the way. Read More