How to Exercise After Age 50 – It’s Easier Than You Think!

Happy New Year! Did you stay up to watch the ball drop? Most of my friends did not. I watched the Sydney, Australia fireworks on You Tube and then went to bed. We don’t stay up as late as we did when we were younger. Patterns and habits change as we age. Mostly that’s good…

Fascia is an intricate part of our body systems!

In recent weeks, I’ve written about the best exercises and food for 50+, and today I want to discuss fascia. I have been talking with my students about fascia for the last several years, and specifically, how we can keep it strong and flexible with certain exercises in my Pilates and Yoga classes. What is…

Best Exercises to Build Muscle when 50+

Building muscle is one of the most important things that those of us over 50 need to incorporate into our weekly exercise routines. Since muscle loss begins around 30, we’ve already been losing muscle, and we don’t want to become frail. In fact, most of the 50, 60, 70 yr. olds that I know are…

Fall is a good time to get hiking!

It’s Labor Day, and fall is in the air! Personally, I feel that we didn’t get much of a summer this year, but some years are like that. Here are a few things about fall that I love: Mosquitoes are gone! Hot cider by the fire! Foliage is fabulous! Pumpkin Pie! (NOT pumpkin everything else!)…

Physical Strength – Human vs. Machine

This week, let’s talk about human vs machine, specifically, our human interaction with machines to achieve our strength goals.  When we’re looking to increase our physical strength, there are gyms that have everything from Pilates Reformers and weight machines, to indoor bikes and treadmills. And there are personal coaches/trainers who are there to teach us…

Age Related Muscle Loss – Can You STOP It?

All the trees are fully covered in pretty leaves now, and my tulips are (at last) blooming! Perhaps this time it’s truly the start of spring weather? Fingers crossed… Today, I’d like to talk a bit about the “age related” muscle loss that we experience during and after menopause. And, more importantly, what we can…

What Post Menopausal Women Don’t Know About Bone Loss Prevention

My niece recently mentioned that she is taking Boron for her Osteopenia and that when she did a bit of research, had discovered that there has been evidence at least since the 1960s of the benefits of Boron for bone health. Of course, this made me curious and I did my own research which is…