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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 Painless Steps to Starting Weight Lifting for Seniors
1 month 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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5 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results from Fitness After 60 – and How to Fix Them
6 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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4 Everyday Bad Habits You Don’t Know You’re Doing (That Can Wreck Your Health!)
6 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. In addition to the airport and Starbucks, observing people at the gym…
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3 Reasons Why Your Workout Isn’t Working (and How to Fix It)
6 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

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

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

Exercising at home is fraught with obstacles you won’t encounter if you leave the house to get in shape. For example, lying on your back doing crunches at the gym does not usually inspire you to look for cobwebs over your head…
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4 Rules for Safe Exercising with Osteoporosis
7 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 Best Exercises to Tighten Your Abs and Firm Your Core After 60
8 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

Healthy Eating During Holidays: 5 Ways to Stay on Track This Year
10 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

Don’t Overthink Getting Fit After 60! These 7 Ideas Will Help
1 year ago

Don’t Overthink Getting Fit After 60! These 7 Ideas Will Help

How many decisions have you made so far today? Maybe you made the choice to get up early and feed the cat rather than listen to meowing for the next 15 minutes, sprayed dry shampoo in your hair to save time…
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3 Simple Tips to Fit Any Exercise Program to Your Fitness Level After 60 (#3 Will Reduce Pain)
1 year ago

3 Simple Tips to Fit Any Exercise Program to Your Fitness Level After 60 (#3 Will Reduce Pain)

I recently watched a YouTube video makeup tutorial created by a 30-year-old makeup artist. She lamented about how she couldn’t believe she was “that old” and how depressed she felt over her ancient-ness. Read More