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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
4 Rules for Safe Exercising with Osteoporosis
2 months ago

4 Rules for Safe Exercising with Osteoporosis

On the list of “fun things to do,” medical tests of any kind don’t usually make the top 10. Some, however, are notoriously worse than others. For example, I’d rather have my body cryogenically frozen…
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3 Reasons Why Your Workout Isn’t Working (and How to Fix It)
4 months ago

3 Reasons Why Your Workout Isn’t Working (and How to Fix It)

If I had a dime for every time someone told me, “I’ve tried everything and still can’t lose weight / get fit / tone my arms!” I’d be writing this from my own private island in the middle of the South Pacific. Read More

6 Ways to Create Lifelong, Healthy Habits that Stick
4 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

4 Everyday Bad Habits You Don’t Know You’re Doing (That Can Wreck Your Health!)
4 months ago

4 Everyday Bad Habits You Don’t Know You’re Doing (That Can Wreck Your Health!)

I admit, I love people-watching. Not peeking around corners, creepy-stalking but waiting in line or hanging out and watching my fellow humans being themselves. 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

4 Proven Ways to Get Rid of Belly Fat After Menopause
5 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

3 Best Exercises to Tighten Your Abs and Firm Your Core After 60
6 months ago

3 Best Exercises to Tighten Your Abs and Firm Your Core After 60

Core and abs are two words that get thrown around more than reality show drama. They are, in fact, different. Here are three things to know: Read More

3 Age-Related Exercise Myths That Hold You Back: Do You Believe Them?
8 months ago

3 Age-Related Exercise Myths That Hold You Back: Do You Believe Them?

It’s been 24 years since I earned my first of four personal training certifications in 1995. As I proudly displayed the American Council of Exercise (ACE) certificate on my wall, I thought I had all I needed to help people get fit. Read More

Healthy Eating During Holidays: 5 Ways to Stay on Track This Year
8 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

3 Cardio Myths That Sabotage Our Weight Loss Results After 60 (You’ll Be Surprised at #2)
9 months ago

3 Cardio Myths That Sabotage Our Weight Loss Results After 60 (You’ll Be Surprised at #2)

Many moons ago, long before the existence of the Internet, no one thought much about cardio. Read More