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Strength Training for Runners: 7 Benefits and 6 Exercises

Want to be a better runner? Run faster? Longer? Then you need to be a stronger runner. But how? The answer is strength training for runners. The stronger your body is, the better your runs will be. I'm not talking about being a bodybuilder. Just building specific muscles will help with endurance and the beating your body takes by running…
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Your Guide to Strength Training for Women Over 50

Screw this notion of growing old gracefully and accepting all our impending doom. Instead, I want to fight it gracefully by getting strong and healthy and staying that way. Strength training for women over 50 is not only essential for our bodies, but it's a total brain booster.  Plus, I always feel sexiest when doing something good for my body.…
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Is Strength Training for Weight Loss Effective?

Are you trying to lose weight? Busting your booty by doing loads of cardio only to find the scale isn’t budging and your clothes are too tight? Then, it’s time to start strength training for weight loss.  Keep reading, and I’ll explain why and how to start your strength training routine for weight loss. Let’s begin at the beginning… Strength…
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The Best Healthy Gifts that Don’t Suck for your Favorite People Over 40

It’s that time of year. You know the one where you are racking your brain to find the perfect gift. Well, look no further unless you are looking for booze and chocolates. This year we dug into our favorite gifts for all of our favorite health-conscious readers. That means you! And with so many Holiday Sales happening now, this is…
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Podcast 46: Pilates, Somatic Movement, Strength Training: What Are The Essential Exercises For Women Over 40?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/21yYwTcakw0nujDbQsdaKg?si=22845674799f40ff As we get older, we need to think about the best way to move our bodies for better mind body alignment and function. There is no one size fits all in terms of exercise because each of bodies have been to different places. Physical therapist, Ada Wells, gives us practical advice on what we should do and should not…
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Podcast 43: African Dance + Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet – How Kukuwa of Kukuwa Fitness Stays Young at 62

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4ZD2YbWcxvc1XLOkKUuk5S?si=f108ed8be94f42c1 Kukuwa’s key to a fulfilling and happy life is moving your body, detoxing your body, and eating well. Kukuwa is a dancer, choreographer and founder of Kukuwa Fitness. She is 62 years old and has been dancing since she was 2 years of age. About 40 years ago, Kukuwa created her own dance fusion by combining traditional African dance…
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Over 50 And Want To Stay Young and Healthy? Do This.

Cathy Richards is an expert when it comes to the key things you need to think about when it comes to wellness and aging in a healthful manner. Mindset is a huge determinant of healthy aging. We tend to expect that things can be fixed quickly, but quick changes are not sustainable. It’s all about the small changes and letting…
Podcast Ep 22: Over 40? Over 50? How To Live Healthy, Improve Your Quality of Life and Increase Longevity

Podcast Ep 22: Over 40? Over 50? How To Live Healthy, Improve Your Quality of Life and Increase Longevity

“What good is increasing how many years we have if we are living most of those years in rapid decline?” - Rachel Van Pelt  Dr. Rachel Van Pelt is a healthspan scientist and coach who helps people in midlife increase their healthspan through physical activity, nutrition, sleep, and self care.  I know what you are thinking, but healthspan is not…
Podcast Ep 21: The Importance of Strength Training for Women Over 40

Podcast Ep 21: The Importance of Strength Training for Women Over 40

“Self care includes making sure that your body doesn’t fall apart. “ - Tina Tang. In this episode on Modern Aging, Risa and fitness trainer Tina Tang chat about why it is essential that we strength train especially once we are over the age of 40.  As we get older, we naturally lose muscle mass which is linked to body…