Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

FASHION FLASH! The BEST OF EVERYTHING in Beauty, Style, Health and More! SPRING 2014 EDITION!

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

FashionFlashNEWlogoI have the double honor of  hosting FASHION FLASH this week AND welcoming a fantastic new woman to our fabulous group of experts!

Debbi O’Shea, founder of the hugely popular site DivaDebbi, has joined FASHION FLASH, and will bring her brilliant POV about fashion and beauty to our weekly online mini-mag. We are thrilled to have her!
Okay . . . back to biz! Aren’t you so so so glad that winter is almost over? Now that we’ve finally pushed the clocks ahead it’s starting to feel like Spring is truly around the corner. And that means it’s time for a bit of beauty, style and health spring cleaning! And what better way to kick off the season where hope springs eternal than by hanging with the FASHION FLASH experts?
But, enough yakking. Now it’s time to kick off your heels, grab that glass of Pinot Noir or cup of green tea, relax and dig into this week’s edition of FASHION FLASH!
AND PLEASE, EVERYONE . . . IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE: READ, LIKE, AND SHARE. YAY!
Diva-DebbiDivaDebbi, our newest Fashion Flash blogger, shares her favorite cleanser from Hada Labo. Debbi says, “I received it in a Glam Media goodie bag. It was so luxe I assumed it would have a price tag to match. It turned out to be both a cheap and cheerful find.” And now, it’s one of her favorites of all time!
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Are you eating like a man and gaining weight like a woman? Did you know that women metabolize carbohydrates differently than men?  Nutrition is the number one strategy for disease prevention and management, so how do we apply these gender differences to a woman’s life? Staness Jonekos, author of Eat Like a Woman, brings the latest science in women’s health and applies it to a practical 3-step 3-week program, so you can drop the pounds and feel better than ever. Watch the Eat Like a Woman book trailer.
Photo of Jodell RaymondBlackCatPlus says retail chain Target adds to its woes with the delay of the launch of its plus size clothing line. Hmmmm. What the heck are they waiting for?

 

FabOverForty logoAre those tired, puffy eyes starting to age you? Dana from Fab Over Forty likes these eye patches to brighten and make the eyes look more youthful.

 

nononsensebeauty logoDeb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog  explores a nutritional rock star.

f40 loggo-1Designers have taken inspiration from the sporting world and created game changing versions of athletic wear. Deborah Boland from Fabulous After 40 shows you how to wear dressed up versions of sporty chic in everyday life.
Moving Free with Mirabai logoTo weigh or not to weigh is the question. Mirabai Holland, Women’s Fitness Expert and founder of Moving Free with Mirabai weighs in with the answer!See if you practice all these etiquette tips for today’s modern woman.
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Jackie Silver from Aging Backwards went straight to the woman who was born into etiquette, Anna Post, great, great granddaughter of Emily Post.
Prime-Beauty logoCindy from Prime Beauty shares her secrets for her Top 10 face, eye and lip primers! 
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And, to close out the great tips you’re getting this week . . . here’s one from me: 5 REASONS YOU REALLY WANT TO DO THE PUSH-UP!
I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! CONNECT WITH ME ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND MY WEEKLY BLOGS ON AARP.org AND HUFFINGTON POST! AND DON’T FORGET TO TUNE INTO MY ORIGINAL SERIES FOR THE AARP YOUTUBE CHANNEL: THE BEST OF EVERYTHING AFTER 50!

Get Out Your Go-Go Boots and Go See the Beatles (sort of!)

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Beatles First US Concert in DCMost people think the Beatles’ first U.S. concert was at Shea Stadium in New York City. But that momentous and memorable event didn’t happen until August 15th, 1965.

Here’s the real scoop: following the fab fours’ victorious stint on the Ed Sullivan Show (February 9th, 1964), the Beatles made their way to Washington DC and performed their very first U.S. concert at the historic Washington Coliseum/Uline Arena.

To commemorate the event, AARP is sponsoring a special tribute to the Beatles–“The Beatles: Yesterday and Today”–which will take place on the exact same day, time and even in the same place as it did 50 years ago! Proceeds will go to the DC Preservation League.

Get details about the program and buy tickets right here. All AARP members get a 15% discount by using this code when buying the tickets online: AARP.

It’s going to be a great big party with music, food, and memorabilia on display, including the iconic photos by Mike Mitchell taken during the 1964 concert.

I’ll be at the AARP booth welcoming everyone to the Best Beatle Bash in the world! Look for me!

Here’s a snippet of an interview I had on DC’s local CBS affiliate station–WUSA9–yakking it up about celebrating boomers, life after 50, and most of all, The Beatles!Barbara & Andrea Roane During Interview

See you there!!

And remember this: We can’t control getting older . . . but . . . we can control how we do it!

I want to hear from you! Tell us what you think in the comments section below. 

Subscribe to The Best of Everything After 50 Web series on the AARP YouTube Channel! For more tips on living your best life after 50 (or 60, or 70…) check out bestofeverythingafter50.com. Find Barbara on Facebook or on Twitter at @BGrufferman.

 

 

Photo credit: Rolling Stone, WUSA9

FASHION FLASH! The Best of Everything in Style, Fitness, Beauty and More for the Week of January 20th!

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

FashionFlashNEWlogoIt’s that time of week again!

Want to know how to keep track of your fitness, what might work better than Retin-A, and how this one exercise might really do it all? Check out FASHION FLASH, which is hosted by Moving Free with Mirabai this week.

But, enough with the chit chat. Pull up a chair, kick off your heels, grab a cup of green tea or a glass of Pinot Noir and dig in! Oh, and if you love what you read — and I know you will — share with your girlfriends!

Yay!

‘FASHION FLASH’ GUIDE TO YOUR BEST NEW YEAR . . . EVER!!

Monday, December 30th, 2013
FashionFlashNEWlogoIt’s that time of year again! If you’re like most people around the world, you’re busy making a lengthy list to make major changes in your life: lose weight, new job, eat better, more sex, and so on.
But, why not do something a little different this year? Try this: throw out your list, sit back, relax, grab a cup of green tea or glass of heart-healthy Pinot Noir, kick off your heels, shoo everyone away, and get into the “Happy New Year!” edition of FASHION FLASH! Yay! (more…)

FASHION FLASH! The BEST OF EVERYTHING in Beauty, Health, Fitness, Style and More . . . for the Week of 12/2!

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

FashionFlashNEWlogoOkay . . . it’s time for FASHION FLASH, the BEST online minimag for women 45+!  This week, FASHION FLASH is hosted by Prime Beauty, the website that brings us the latest info on looking, feeling and being fab . . . no matter what our age.

This week it’s all about keeping you sane, gorgeous, and FIT during the holiday season!

But, enough yakking. Now it’s time to relax, kick off your shoes, grab that cup of green tea or glass of Pinot Noir . . . and dig into the newest issue right here.  Enjoy!

Yay!!

How to Do the Squat . . . So it Works!

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

BHG doing a push-up 2After I turned 50, my body started to change in ways I never thought it would.  In addition, my bone density test showed that, like many women who go through menopause and lose estrogen, my bones were getting thinner, too.

I knew I had to take action.

So, I embarked on a fitness plan a few years ago which includes the basics: push-ups, the Plank, and squats. They are all remarkably efficient and effective . . . but only if you do them correctly. Because with these exercises, form is everything.

I try to do 20 push-ups and 20 squats every day, followed by holding the Plank position for 60 minutes. Then, I take a 10-second “breather” and do them all over again. If I’m up for it, I do it a 3rd time.  Best part? It all takes less than 15 minutes!

This plan, along with running every other day, helped me lose weight, keep it off, build better bones, and feel fantastic!

For my web series on the AARP YouTube Channel, I’ve created several videos to show you how to do these essential exercises correctly. Here’s the one for the Squat. Try your best to push your “tush” as far back as possible as you’re lowering yourself down. That will take the pressure off your knees.

AND REMEMBER THIS: WE CAN’T CONTROL GETTING OLDER . . . BUT WE CAN CONTROL HOW WE DO IT!

 

For more tips on living your best life after 50 (or 60, or 70…) check out www.bestofeverythingafter50.com. Keep me posted on how you’re doing by subscribing to me on Facebook and “tweeting” me on Twitter at @BGrufferman. Check out my web video series-The Best of Everything with Barbara Hannah Grufferman-on the AARP YouTube Channel!

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