Remember in your 20s and 30s when you thought you'd have it all figured out when you were older?
Of course, you’ve learned a thing or two (or a million) along the way. But somehow finding balance still seems so out of reach. And, you're not alone.
We can all relate to feeling stressed out and anxious over one thing or another. Stress is a normal experience. We all have stress and feel anxious from time to time.
Chronic stress and anxiety, however, is a serious problem. It can be detrimental not only to your mental health but your physical health as well.
Healthy hips are so important if you want to stay pain free and active! Hip pain, immobility and sciatica are some of the most common challenges people face.
We all know or are that person that says "I want to get in shape, but [insert reason]" Mostly it's that you have no time or you're waiting until after the holidays or you don't have a gym nearby, and so on.
Let me tell you about my friend. She’s in her 50s, married, raised two kids, is active in her community and built a nice career. She’s busy but comfortable and enjoys a nice life and she wants to work on her fitness goals, but guess what she doesn't do?
It’s time for Valentine’s Day, and whether you’re single, married, or anywhere in between, that means you’re going to be tempted to eat desserts, chocolate and other treats you might regret later.
When did everything start hurting so much? Remember when you could move around without pain? Getting older brings on a certain set of challenges. Aches and pains start happening during simple, everyday activities like walking or climbing stairs. Even just squatting down to pick something up can be tough on the knees as you get older.
When you first search for a weight loss solution, balance is probably not the first thing on your mind. Even so, balance training is something any worthwhile health coach or weight loss program will incorporate. This is especially important as you age.
Having lean, strong legs is a common fitness goal among women. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there and women make mistakes that do not end up working towards achieving this goal.
Cardio, strength training and nutrition play their roles, but in what capacity? How do you use these tools to get those muscles to grow, the fat to burn and that lean look you’ve always wanted?
All inflammation isn’t bad… but chronic inflammation can get dangerous to your health.
When your body recognizes anything foreign it triggers the process of inflammation. This could be plant pollen, a chemical, or a virus. Acute inflammation is completely normal, but when it lasts?
It’s no secret that the New Year, birthdays or any new chapter brings on new inspiration and desire for health. Did you know that less than 10% will still be pursuing their resolution within just a few months.
It's common to give into temptations of your go-to unhealthy snacks, whether it's out of hunger, boredom or just because you love them. This pattern repeats itself over and over again when you're trying to lose weight or just be healthier. Why is that though? Well, have you ever made the choice to start working on a goal and said something along the lines of this: "This is it! I'm gonna be really strict until I get in shape." or "I'm going to diet and go to the gym 6 times a week starting today!" Maybe you haven't said these things specifically, but this all or nothing mindset is really common and will always end up working against you.
Lisa Swanson is an ACE Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Orthopedic Exercise Specialist as well as a certified AASDN and PN level 1 nutritionist. With over 35 years experience helping people turn their lives around, she is on a mission to provide relevant and useful knowledge to help women in midlife reach their goals.
Check out my interview with the Magnificent Midlife podcast on staying fit and healthy long-term.