Healthy and Fit Over 40

Archive - September 2014

Cheap Equipment for Your Home Gym

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If you don’t have time to hit the gym or prefer to just work out at home, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on exercise equipment to build your own home gym in whatever space is available in your house. The following five pieces of equipment are not only comparably low in price but also not heavy (with the exception of the...

How to Handle Your Health Saboteurs

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Making time for exercise or choosing healthy options at a restaurant isn’t always easy. Obstacles may derail the best laid plans, but what happens when the health saboteurs you’re facing are family and friends, the people you most thought would be in your corner, supporting your healthy and fit lifestyle? According to Michele Kerulis, Ed.D...

Boost Your Metabolism After 40; Try HIIT!

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Are you a woman over 40 who’s finding it hard to lose weight or looking for a workout to boost your metabolism? Do you find yourself crunched for time to fit in your workout goals? Then give high intensity interval training a try! High intensity interval training (or HIIT) workouts are intense and short, typically lasting about 20 minutes. They...

Tips to Stay Healthy After 40 Courtesy of My Puppy

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I didn’t feel like working out this morning. Work and other commitments made me decide to skip the gym today. After all, I reasoned, I did work out yesterday. But my plans to have a take-it easy day changed when my puppy, Xena insisted we go out for a walk. Now, when I say puppy, I’m not talking about a dog that’s less than 2 years old. My...