Fitness Over 40

Ask a Personal Trainer: Can Exercise Be Part of My Arthritis Therapy?

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Sat, Jun 02, 2012 @ 08:59 AM

Arthritis is a painful condition that affects millions of Americans. The CDC estimates that 50 million U.S. adults have been told by a physician that they have some form of arthritis (including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus and fibromyalgia). In 2007-2009, 50% of adults aged 65 or older reported an arthritis diagnosis.

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Tags: exercise, senior exercise, functional fitness, flexibility, arthritis

How to Stay Fit Over 40

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Sat, May 19, 2012 @ 07:46 PM

I hear from clients and prospective clients all the time: "How can I stay fit now that I'm in my 40s? I'm insanely busy, my body is going to pot, and I can't handle the kind of workouts I did in my 20s and 30s." The answer is pretty simple, really. You're not the same person you were in your 20s and 30s, so your workout needs to change with you. Your schedule has changed, your body has changed, and your goals and priorities have changed,too.

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Tags: Baby Boomer, lifestyle habits, exercise, functional fitness

5 Reasons Boomer Women Should Lose Weight SLOWLY

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 @ 02:07 PM

When it comes to weight loss, everyone wants a miraculous quick fix. You've probably heard--and maybe even fallen for--the breathless claims: "Lose a dress size in a week!" "Lose 20 pounds in four weeks!" If you have weight to lose, you're right to get started now, but I always urge my Baby Boomer clients to plan for slow weight loss--much slower than they want--because fast weight loss just comes with too many drawbacks.

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Tags: Baby Boomer, exercise, weight loss, bone density, safety, diet

How to Choose the Right Personal Trainer for You

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Thu, Mar 22, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

So you started the year with lots of resolve to get your fitness program back on track, but spring has sprung, and you're no closer to achieving your fitness goals than you were three months ago. You're thinking about hiring a personal trainer to help you meet your goals, but how do you choose from the hundreds of personal trainers in your area? (A search of the American Council on Exercise directory found 840 ACE-certified personal trainers within 25 miles of downtown Denver--yikes!)

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Tags: exercise, personal training, motivation

Exercise and Memory Loss: 6 Things You Need to Know

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Sun, Mar 18, 2012 @ 06:31 PM

As the Baby Boom generation ages, one thing is certain: memory loss, dementia, Alzheimer's disease and related conditions will become the focus of a great deal of attention in American society. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 5.4 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease, and by 2050 as many as 16 million Americans are projected to have the disease.

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Tags: Baby Boomer, exercise, senior exercise, memory loss

Workout Routines for Seniors

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Sat, Feb 18, 2012 @ 09:21 PM

Workout routines for seniors are on the minds of many Baby Boomers who are watching their parents getting older and less able to manage their activities of daily living. Although exercise can't turn back time, it is just about the best fountain of youth we have available.

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Tags: balance, exercise, senior exercise, functional fitness, cardiovascular exercise

Prevent Heart Disease: Know Your Risk Factors

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Fri, Feb 03, 2012 @ 11:27 AM

February is American Heart Month, a campaign sponsored by the American Heart Association to bring awareness to heart disease and prevention.

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Tags: lifestyle habits, exercise, diet, cardiovascular exercise, diabetes

How to Get Motivated to Exercise After the Thrill Is Gone

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 @ 06:28 PM

It's easy to stick with your new exercise program for a week or two at the beginning of the year, but how do you get motivated to exercise once the shiny glow of the New Year has worn off? All that resolve you promised yourself in January is hard to hold on to during the cold, dark days of February. If you're already finding your resolution to exercise regularly is on the back burner, these tips to stay motivated may help you get back on track.

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Tags: lifestyle habits, exercise, weight loss, personal training, motivation

How to Begin a Baby Boomer Fitness Program When You're Out of Shape

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 @ 12:43 PM

The Baby Boom generation is the generation that will never grow old. Or at least that's what we keep telling ourselves. So how did so many of us manage to get so overweight and out of shape? Even if you were an avid athlete in your youth, chances are your life, your career and your family managed to crowd out the physical activities you used to find enjoyable. You may also find that you now have aches, pains, or more serious medical conditions that make exercise difficult or even painful.

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Tags: Baby Boomer, lifestyle habits, exercise, sedentary lifestyle, personal training, motivation

Achieve Your Fitness Resolutions with In Home Personal Training

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Thu, Jan 05, 2012 @ 07:20 AM

Judging from the crowds on the walking and hiking trails and the cars in the parking lots of the gyms and rec centers this month, I'm guessing that lots of Denverites made a New Year's resolution to get more exercise.

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Tags: lifestyle habits, exercise, personal training, motivation

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