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

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

4 Proven Ways to Get Rid of Belly Fat After Menopause
3 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

4 Painless Steps to Starting Weight Lifting for Seniors
3 months 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…
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A Super Simple Way 60-Somethings Can Lose 30 Lbs Without Dieting (Yes, for Reals!)
4 months ago

A Super Simple Way 60-Somethings Can Lose 30 Lbs Without Dieting (Yes, for Reals!)

Remember life before the Internet and smartphones? Me either. Let’s have a moment of silence for those days before the era when people developed the posture of candy canes…
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4 Rules for Safe Exercising with Osteoporosis
5 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)
7 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
8 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!)
8 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