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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 Proven Ways to Get Rid of Belly Fat After Menopause
11 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
12 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!)
12 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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6 Ways to Create Lifelong, Healthy Habits that Stick
1 year 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

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

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

3 Ways to Start Exercising After 60: A Guide for Beginners
2 years ago

3 Ways to Start Exercising After 60: A Guide for Beginners

If you’re the one person on the planet who’s not on Facebook, congrats.

You’ve saved yourself from debilitating bouts of FOMO (fear of missing out) due to viewing travel photos from exotic locales, idealistic visits with perfectly well-behaved grandchildren and other fairy tale visions suitable for a Disney movie. Read More

How to Roll Out Muscle Kinks, Knots and Soreness with Foam Rolling
2 years 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. Read More

5 Non-Negotiable Rules of Strength Training for Women Over 50
3 years 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. Read More

6 Ways to Find Humor in Everyday Life After 60 (And Why You Need It!)
3 years ago

6 Ways to Find Humor in Everyday Life After 60 (And Why You Need It!)

By  •  Lifestyle

After 37+ years of regular workouts, my body has decided to defend itself by developing osteoarthritis. Every workout is now a rousing game of Will It Hurt If I Do This? Oh, what fun. Read More