Fitness Over 40

Putting the Personal in Personal Training: Your First Session

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Sun, Nov 13, 2011 @ 12:13 PM

When I meet people for the first time, they're often intrigued by my work as a personal trainer, and if they've never worked with a personal trainer before, they often wonder what makes the experience so special. Some people like working with a personal trainer because it adds an extra measure of accountability, and some like working with a personal trainer because they get more interesting and varied workouts than they would on their own. But what I love about personal training is that it's personal; that is, it's a fitness program designed just for you, your abilities, your needs and your goals.

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Tags: exercise, personal training, motivation, safety

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Hire a Personal Trainer

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 @ 08:44 AM

If you've considered hiring a personal trainer to help you get in shape, you've probably already given some thought about what you need to look for in a personal trainer before you hire her. But have you thought about what you need to know about yourself before you begin a new personal training program?

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Tags: exercise, personal training, motivation

Health & Fitness Tips: How NOT to Gain Weight During the Holidays

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 @ 12:39 PM

The Halloween candy has been in the stores for weeks, now, and if you've resisted temptation so far, congratulations! But you know that the season of temptation is just beginning, and you've got weeks of holiday parties and treats to endure. Between the parties, the family dinners and the crazy hectic schedule, it's not surprising that so many of us gain a few (or a few too many) pounds between October and January.

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Tags: lifestyle habits, exercise, weight loss, motivation, diet

Fitness Over 40: What it Takes to Get it Done

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Sat, Oct 15, 2011 @ 06:46 AM

Staying (or getting) fit over 40 isn't the walk in the park it was in your 20s. Chances are your metabolism has started to slow down a bit, the demands on your time are overwhelming, and you may be facing injuries or illnesses that make exercise a challenge.

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Tags: Baby Boomer, lifestyle habits, exercise, weight loss, motivation

5 Things to Look for in a Personal Trainer

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Fri, Oct 14, 2011 @ 07:08 AM

Making the decision to work with a personal trainer is a big one. You know you'll be in for a challenge, it's a significant financial commitment, and it's a lot of time to spend with one person. And chances are, if you're making the choice to work with a trainer, you have some very specific physical and perhaps emotional needs that you hope to address.

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Tags: personal training, motivation

Get Motivated to Exercise: 10 Tricks to Try Out Today

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Fri, Oct 07, 2011 @ 12:56 PM

If you're not a natural athlete or fitness buff, getting motivated to start exercising can be the hardest part of the process. It's natural to want to do things that you're good at, but can you learn to love something that you're not yet good at?

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Tags: lifestyle habits, exercise, motivation

Do Your Part to Save Medicare: Lose Weight!

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 @ 12:40 PM

An article by Jeannine Stein in today's Los Angeles Times reports on a new study by Kenneth E. Thorpe and Zhou Yang in the journal Health Affairs. According to the authors of the study, expanding a successful YMCA diabetes prevention program to a nationwide audience could save Medicare $1.8 - 3.7 billion dollars over the next ten years.

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Tags: exercise, weight loss, motivation, diet

Exercise: The Body Image Miracle

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Sat, Jul 23, 2011 @ 07:43 AM

Show of hands, ladies. How many of you are less than 100% happy with the gal you see looking back at you from the mirror? If you’re like many American women (and a few guys), you have grown up your whole life with body image issues. My chest is too flat, my rear end is too big, my ears stick out. The woman you think you see in the mirror is actually distorted by years of self-talk, family expectations, schoolyard teasing and a barrage of airbrushed images in the media.

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Tags: lifestyle habits, exercise, body image, motivation, strength

10 Essential Habits to Keep the Weight Off

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Tue, Jul 19, 2011 @ 04:53 PM

As if losing weight weren’t hard enough, keeping it off is often even harder. If you don’t want to spend the rest of your life yo-yo dieting, you’ll need to develop good, long-term lifestyle habits. Luckily, there has been a lot of good research done to help you know what works and what doesn’t.

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Tags: lifestyle habits, exercise, weight loss, motivation, diet

How to Get Motivated to Exercise: Seven Simple Steps

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Fri, Jul 01, 2011 @ 03:47 PM

If your exercise program hasn't moved beyond the “thinking about it” stage, you're not alone! Lots of people think they should start exercising, but they just can't take that first step. Here are seven simple tips to motivate you to get off the couch and get moving!

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Tags: exercise, motivation

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