Being Fit Over 50

What makes a Salad healthy?

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The reason I am writing about this is because there are so many people out there that are eating salads thinking they are healthy and really have no idea what’s in them and what nutritional value they hold, if any. I eat salads almost every day but now I know what should and should not be in them. Get rid of the Iceberg lettuce (pretty much worthless when it comes to nutritional value) and 90% water. I am not saying it has no vitamins but it sure doesn’t carry the…read more

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Yes you should be eating Ginger

Posted by in Happiness, Harmony, Health

You may or may not know it but for months I suffered from severe Vertigo. Yes after some eye surgery for some reason I woke up in the middle of the night spinning and sweating. Spinning from the Vertigo and sweating from the panic attack that was setting in. What the hell was going on I thought? My first thought was “oh no they made a mistake on my surgery” and I immediately called the surgeon who had done that eye surgery (since it literally happened 7 hours after the…read more

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Blueberries are the Bomb!

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Anyone that knows me knows that I always have an abundant supply of blueberries on hand. I usually eat them as a snack right out of the freezer, or I thaw them and throw them in my greek yogurt with a little vanilla and some chia seeds. But when I first pick up my blueberries they are the best just eaten out of the container. Now it’s a yearly tradition to go out to the west side of the state in early August and go blueberry picking. If you don’t…read more

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Five Tips to keep you on Track!

Posted by in Fitness, Food, Fun, Health, Motivation

For those of you that don’t know me I am a bit of a perfectionist. I call it a curse sometimes, but it is what it is. I am almost 55 (yikes) but it’s true and I am finally in a place where I am just maintaining what I have. I am not looking to lose weight or gain weight. I just want to stay where I am at and be happy. I truly think it has to be a lifestyle you embrace to be a healthier you. Not that…read more

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The Farmers Market is the Best!

Posted by in Fitness, Food, Health, Motivation

This last weekend I was able to get out the Eastern Farmers Market. It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit and somewhere I have never been before. I had heard so much about it and how great the flowers, produce, and herbs are that I have been wanting to go there for quite some time. Not only was I surprised by the number of people that were there, but I was also surprised at how much produce there was to pick from and at the number of street performers…read more

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Supplements for women over 50?

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I’m going to share with you what I do. Not that I am an expert or a nutritionist. But I do live a healthy lifestyle and get asked all the time what do you eat? What supplements do you take? How do you stay so young? Well that last statement is debatable at best. I appreciate the compliment, but like the rest of you over 50 there are days I just don’t feel so young. Now I guess it’s all in how you look at it. Because I can imagine…read more

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Put down the phone please

Posted by in Happiness, Harmony, Health, Love

Yes I am talking to you. But I am also talking to myself (as sad as that is, it is true). I became acutely aware of it a year ago or so at a family function. With my husband’s family it was more prevalent than ever. I am guessing because of the size of his family it made a bigger impact than usual. We had all sat down for dinner and of course there were numerous phones on the dinner table. Then after dinner I noticed instead of the kids…read more

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Strength training at 40 and 50, or 60 for that matter!

Posted by in Fitness, Fun, Happiness, Harmony, Health, Motivation

So many people are under the misconception that you should not be strength training when you get older. That theory is absolutely ridiculous and I’m here to squash any of that so called thinking. In fact one of best examples out there is a women who didn’t even start training until well into her 50’s. She knows just as I do that age is just a number, and she is now in the best shape of her life. You are never too old to start getting stronger and healthier. I…read more

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Sweet Potato hash with a twist

Posted by in Food, Fun, Health

Well if you’re anything like me you love your breakfasts on the weekend. Maybe there’s a reason I like them so much? Maybe it’s because I’m not the one who usually cooks it? Or maybe it’s because I can take my time to cook and not be rushed. Or maybe it’s because it’s the time when you can enjoy a cup of coffee, and just chat about the important things in life or chat about absolutely nothing? (Now it kind of sounds like a Seinfeld episode to me). Regardless, this…read more

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Should you train differently after turning 50?

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Well one word, absolutely! It wasn’t easy for me, but I have learned to modify my training. People ask me this all the time and yes of course I train differently. It’s not that I don’t train as hard as I used to, but I just train differently. This isn’t my first blog about training and I’m sure it won’t be my last. One thing I do is stretch. When I was in my 30’s and 40’s I just didn’t take the time or know how to really stretch. After…read more

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