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

2 months ago

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

I survived Flashdance fashion and Jane Fonda high-rise leotards, and endured a stress fracture from many months of high-impact cardio on unforgiving, cement gym floors. In short, I’ve been an eyewitness to trends, cults, and rises and falls of everything fitness…

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2 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…

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3 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: Exercising one does not necessarily engage the other. Nothing “automatically” strengthens your core…

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5 months ago

3 Cardio Myths That Sabotage Our Weight Loss Results After 60

Many moons ago, long before the existence of the Internet, no one thought much about cardio. We were too busy fetching water down by the stream, hunting down our next meal, and worrying about whether the pony express…

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6 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…

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1 year 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…

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1 year 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. One day we’re squeezing the life out…

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2 years ago

4 Painless Steps to Starting Weight Lifting for Seniors

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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2 years 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. In addition to the airport and Starbucks, observing people at the gym…

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2 years 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