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The top 2 myths about women over 50

May 14, 2010

 

It really gripes me when I encounter the usual myths about women my age, including these two biggies:

MYTH #1: Women in their 50s don’t care about themselves any more—and that’s why they get fat and sloppy-looking.

Fact: The hormonal changes experienced by women in their 50s make shedding weight and building shapely muscle difficult. Not impossible, but hard enough.

It’s not surprising some women conclude midlife weight gain is inevitable. You might eat what seems to be a healthy diet and you may exercise regularly, but your body fights you!

It’s likely that your old diet and exercise routine may need some tweaking.

Don’t be alarmed! 

It’s often as simple as looking at your dinner plate and adding a little more of this and taking away a little of that!  

MYTH #2: Women over 50 might as well forget about being slim and shapely! (This is, after all, middle age.) 

Fact: You CAN get slim and shapely. You may decide your weight at age 25 is no longer appropriate, but you can get trim, fit, toned and STRONG!

Now, the WAY to do that is to begin a strength-training program, or to upgrade the one you have.

What you don’t need is something designed for a 25-year-old guy who lives in the gym. I hear ya!

You want something…

  • easy to follow and understand
  • not too time-consuming
  • that will give you results

In my soon-to-be-released eBook, Get Strong, Fit and Fabulous, I’ll show you how you can get the results you’re after in 4 strength workouts a week!

Previous weight-lifting experience NOT needed!

Unfortunately, most personal trainers and magazine writers have no clue what women our age should do. Many think “more is better.”

Many more think they have to “take it easy” on us.

The truth is somewhere in the middle.

You need to “push,” but with CARE.

This is what you’re facing:

In your 50s, you are “hormonally challenged.” What I mean by that is that you have dwindling amounts of most, if not all, of your hormones. This makes building muscle (AND losing fat) a challenge for you, because you need the right balance of hormones in order to do either one.

In my next post, I’ll let you in on the 2 things you must do to get a body you’re proud to show off!

Flickr photo on top by Steve Pepple

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 14, 2010 11:24 am

    Bravo to you! We need more media attention paid to us!
    Renee Fisher, co-author
    Saving the Best For Last: Creating Our Lives After 50
    Invisible No More: The Secret Lives of Women Over 50

    • kafe55 permalink
      June 14, 2010 11:55 am

      Thanks, Renee! I agree and can’t wait to check out YOUR blog. Please visit me at my new site: http://www.fabfit50s.com. It will be redesigned by early July, but I’m meanwhile enjoying the “work.”

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