Okay . . . 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!
After 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!
I think about money . . a lot. After all, my husband and I are both over 50 and still have one daughter in college and one in high school. This is definitely not the time to waste our hard-earned money on stuff we don’t need.
According to Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Zweig, author of Your Money & Your Brain, when we make decisions about money, our brains often drive us to do things that make no logical sense, but make perfect emotional sense. That doesn’t make us irrational, Jason told me. It makes us human. (You can read the rest of the story on aarp.org. Enjoy!)