Your Heart is the Most Amazing Muscle in Your Body

Your Heart is the Most Amazing Muscle in Your Body

Did you know that your heart beats about 40 million times a year? Think about that. By the time you are 70, your heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times. Keeping our heart healthy as we age is key to aging well. Considering that Cardiovascular disease is one...

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It’s Not Just Your Body That Needs Attention

It’s Not Just Your Body That Needs Attention

This post may contain affiliate links, read my disclosure for more info. Purchasing from these links helps me create more epic blog content for you. Thank you for your support! I love the ocean. As a lifelong outdoor enthusiast my passion is to be in, on or under the...

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Top 10 Strength Training Products for Your Home Gym

Top 10 Strength Training Products for Your Home Gym

You don't have to spend a fortune to get a great workout in. You may be throwing your money away for a gym membership that goes unused. In USA Today, their research shows that 67 percent of gym memberships go unused. Putting that $60/month on average that people pay...

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The Inspiring Story Of Serena Williams

The Inspiring Story Of Serena Williams

The Inspiring Story Of Serena Williams When we write about success stories, the idea is typically to point to women over 40 who have overcome health obstacles or demonstrated outstanding fitness that the rest of us can be inspired by. This post is a little...

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The Top 5 SuperFoods for Increased Energy & Total Health

The Top 5 SuperFoods for Increased Energy & Total Health

Stop taking petroleum-chemical-based vitamin and mineral supplements and start eating these super-concentrated, nutrient-rich foods. What are “SuperFoods”? SuperFoods have the ability to tremendously increase your energy levels, they boost the immune...

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Hi, My Name is Impossible

Hi, My Name is Impossible

I was sent a message though Instagram from a follower who was asking me questions about my diet and workout regimen. She proceeded to tell me that she showed her certified nutritionist pictures of me saying she wanted to look like me. Her nutritionist told her that results like that at my age are “impossible”. I would just like to shake her hand and say, “Hi, my name is Impossible”.

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Invaluable Secrets to Success by Two Leading Ladies Over 40

Invaluable Secrets to Success by Two Leading Ladies Over 40

(image: Coach Magazine) Hitting your 40's is no reason to give up an active lifestyle. This transitional age is when the body’s ability to convert food into energy slows down significantly. Having a sedentary lifestyle coupled with poor nutrition will aggravate that...

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Why this is the number one way to get rid of belly fat

Why this is the number one way to get rid of belly fat

Why this is the number one way to get rid of belly fat Have you ever wondered why – despite all your dieting efforts – you keep gaining belly fat? As you age, it becomes more challenging to keep excess inches off your abdomen and abdominal fat is fat you don’t want...

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Best Body Weight Workouts for Beginners

Best Body Weight Workouts for Beginners

Body Weight Training for Beginners FREE 4 Week Program for BEGINNERS Featuring Jen Sinkler. She has 13 years as a fitness editor, writer and personal trainer, with another two full decades also training as an athlete (many of those on the U.S. national rugby team)....

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The 10 Habits of Reasonably Fit Women Over 40

The 10 Habits of Reasonably Fit Women Over 40

The 10 Habits of Reasonably Fit Women Over 40 Defining fitness is not an easy task. Everyone it seems has their own interpretations and definitions. There are lots of lists which promote the best habits of those who are already fit. Basic ideas such as “eat breakfast...

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Interview with Bonnie Sprinkle

Interview with Bonnie Sprinkle

Bonnie's Story Tell us briefly who you are, how “young” you are and how you got started in your fitness journey. I’m 65. Started doing a weekly stretch & tone aerobics class when I was about 30. Did these little classes for about 3 years until a gym opened in my...

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Paleo Works, but only if you do it

Paleo Works, but only if you do it

"Paleo works, but only if you do it", says Robb Wolf one of the leading authorities on the Paleo Solution, the Original Human Diet. One of the questions I can imagine "healthy" people might ask ( like I did) is why do I need to this "diet" and what will the benefits...

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Want to Get Fit? Choose the Right Fitness Plan

Want to Get Fit? Choose the Right Fitness Plan

If you want to lose weight, stop doing your 5 mile runs or your hour-long treadmill sessions and replace them with high-intensity interval training or Cross Fit training instead. One of the reasons why people continue to struggle with their weight despite engaging in...

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Holistic Tips for Fighting off the Flu

Holistic Tips for Fighting off the Flu

This year has seen a disturbing increase in the number of flu-related deaths in California, and it is a cause for concern, but certainly, not panic. The purpose of this article is to educate and arm you with simple, effective, natural and holistic methods to prevent...

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The High Fructose Corn Syrup Story

The High Fructose Corn Syrup Story

Have you seen the ads by the agribusiness public relations departments describing high-fructose corn syrup as "healthy" and "all-natural"? According to the Corn Refiners Association, high-fructose corn syrup contains the same amount of calories as cane and beet sugar,...

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Your life will be better if…

Your life will be better if…

How many times have you said, “My life will be better if…?” My life will be better IF I had more time to workout, or IF I could lose 40 pounds, or IF I could stop feeling tired all the time or IF I could get motivated to start working out again. What is your IF?...

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Paleo Challenge… I won’t starve to death will I?

Paleo Challenge… I won’t starve to death will I?

My Cross Fit Trainer has this to say in answer to this question..."Many are so wedded to their current ways that they will disparage it because it is so threatening to the current prevailing ethos ("everything is okay in moderation," "people just eat too damn much",...

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The End of Overeating: Sugar, Fat & Salt

The End of Overeating: Sugar, Fat & Salt

The End of Overeating: Sugar, Fat & Salt A Book Review There is a new book out called: The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David Kessler, MD David Kessler is a former FDA commissioner who reinvented the food label and...

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Be Thankful, Buy Local & Consume Less

Be Thankful, Buy Local & Consume Less

Back in the day, around 1621 to be exact, it has been estimated that the Pilgrims ate about 550 calories per person on Thanksgiving Day. Today the average person will consume about 2,000-to-3,000-calories for their turkey meal. Even though food was scarce, the...

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Tips for Effective Core Training

Tips for Effective Core Training

Are you sure that you are getting everything you can out of your core routine? With all of the new developments in core training, it’s difficult to keep up with the latest and most effective tools and techniques. Though the core has become a mainstream concept, most...

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I am a grandma & everyone thinks I am her mom instead…

I am a grandma & everyone thinks I am her mom instead…

Danielle's fabulous story of courage and transformation.... "I gained weight after being in an abusive marriage. .I turned to food 4 comfort...I went to the doctor& they said I was morbidly obese & knew I had to take my life back for my kids..I had 2 little...

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Why be upside down?

Why be upside down?

Handstands, hand walking, and pressing to a handstand are excellent exercises to developing your athletic potential. Even my Mom remembers doing handstands & cartwheels as a kid, yet today hand balancing seems to have fallen out of favor. Of course, we think we...

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Why Women Need More Omega-3’s

Why Women Need More Omega-3’s

Most people get too many omega-6 fatty acids in their diet in the form of processed oils and fast foods and not enough omega-3s. Because of this, the majority of Americans suffer from an imbalance of omega-6s to omega-3s. The ideal balance of omega-3s to omega-6s is...

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Start your Fat Burning with a Real Food Detox

Start your Fat Burning with a Real Food Detox

In order for your body to BURN FAT, you need to eliminate the toxins first with a Nutrient-Rich Whole Food Detox. You may be burning fat but if you haven’t done a detox you are not getting rid of the toxins that have built up in your body. The Secret to Eliminating...

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SUCCESS STORY: Tina Smiley

SUCCESS STORY: Tina Smiley

Hi my name is Tina I just turned 47 in March and I'm a Mom, my boys are 24, 21, & 14. My fitness journey began about nine years ago when I started working out in my community gym. Even though I've never struggled with being "overweight," I was still self conscious...

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The Top 10 Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

The Top 10 Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

For thousands of years, indigenous cultures worldwide have understood that cooked & fermented foods are more feeding & nourishing to the body than raw foods. Raw foods are cleansing and detoxifying to the body because they are harder to digest. Whereas,...

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Exercising on an empty stomach can boost muscle building

Exercising on an empty stomach can boost muscle building

Working out on an empty stomach can boost your overall health and fitness. Simply skip breakfast and exercise first thing in the morning and then have a protein recovery meal 30 minutes after your workout. Whether you choose to exercise on an empty stomach or not,...

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Life certainly begins in many ways after 40

Life certainly begins in many ways after 40

This is a follow-up to a story I did last summer on USA Canoe/Kayaker, Pam Boteler. See the article, World-class athlete, activist and raw food vegan at 40. Boteler is the top American woman in sprint canoeing, a high intensity flatwater sport that's a growing craze...

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The Juice of Life – Holly’s Story

Juicing has been used for years to rid the body of toxins, promote physical well-being and encourage mental clarity. Since 95% of vitamins come from the juice of fruits and vegetables, no amount of synthetic medicines or supplements can ever match the power of the...

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Oh No! I’m Sick. What do I do Now?

Oh No! I’m Sick. What do I do Now?

There are many things you can do to recover, too many to put them all in this blog, but I will list a few of my favorites for you. 1] Go to Bed! YOU NEED REST FOR YOUR BODY TO WIN! The sooner you give yourself what you need, the quicker you will heal. It’s really that...

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SUCCESS STORY: Lee Austin

SUCCESS STORY: Lee Austin

Lee Austin from Gympie, Queensland. About to turn 49 and can honestly say lifting weights so far has given me awesome results. Yes nutrition is 70% but with dedication & commitment its all achievable. I am also currently studying to be a Personal trainer here in...

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SUCCESS STORY: Tracey

SUCCESS STORY: Tracey

"Weight training transformed my body. I've been recycling 30-40 lbs for most of my life by yo-yo dieting and exercising."  "Until recently, I have had size 14 clothes in my closet. Now I am a size 2-4. I never found something I could live with until now. I never made...

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SUCCESS STORY : Rose Flower

SUCCESS STORY : Rose Flower

Rose Flower says: "Just wanted to share my transformation."  40 is the new 20! I started my journey in May 2013! So I'm going on 3 years this May! Hard work does pay off!" I started my in May 2013 because of my health my doctor told me in a nice way that I was obese...

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SUCCESS STORY Nancy Reinhardt

SUCCESS STORY Nancy Reinhardt

Nancy Reinhardt is a stay at home mom of 5 turned highly successful entrepreneur. Like many, she lived a fit athletic life in her teens and early twenties. Was a known aerobics instructor and trainer and from there was a successful health club manager. She chose to...

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SUCCESS STORY: Joyce Bell

SUCCESS STORY: Joyce Bell

Joyce Bell - I am a 15yr cardiac nurse I barely exercised because I would become fatigued and hyperventilate with minimal stress I was introduced to a daily nutritional cleansing system that changed my life. With dedicated meal planning, exercise and rest. I went from...

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SUCCESS STORY: AMIEE

SUCCESS STORY: AMIEE

The before was in 2012 at age 39 and left is me now at age 42!! Removed 65 pounds and have kept it off for 2.5 years!   SEE MORE SUCCESS STORIES >>

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