It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

Women Online Mag 40 +Fashion Flash is hosted today by Caryl & Maryl of Second Lives Club, here to help you plan and execute your next life the one that’s the Real You. Click in for Insight and Inspiration. All of us Fashion Flash Bloggers are here for you with everything Fashion, Beauty, Health & Fitness, and Retail Therapy. Happy Monday.

 

 

ASK MIRABAI Q & A

 

rehab-rotator-cuffQ: l’ve recently hurt my left shoulder. My doctor said it was a rotator cuff injury. I went through physical therapy but my shoulder still hurts me. My doctor wants me to do some post-rehab exercise to continue to rebuild the muscles.

What exercises can I do at home? And are there any exercises I should avoid?

A: Rotator cuff injuries can take a long time to heal. While your shoulder still hurts don’t do any movements with your arms higher than shoulder level. Once you get clearance from your doctor, you can try this classic exercise to help strengthen that area. lt’s called external rotation.

Get a resistance band and sit in a chair with arms. Tie one end of the band to the right arm of the chair. Sit up straight facing forward. Hold your left arm in front of you, bent at 90 a degreeangle, palm up. Grab the band in about the middle. Keep your elbow close to your side but not touching. Pull the band laterally away from your body while exhaling. Hold for 5 seconds and gently release. start with 1 or 2  and build up to 8-12 repetitions over a couple of weeks. If you don’t have a resistance band, use a towel or scarf.

Please send your Health & Fitness Questions to askmirabai@movingfree.com

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Fab Over 40 Hosts Fashion Flash Blog

Fashion FlashFashion Flash is hosted this week by Fab Over 40.com. Creator Kari gives you the straight skinny on honest 40 plus beauty maintenance options without injectables or surgery.

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Menopause and Weight Gain: What You Can Do About It

hike-2006A study from the Mayo Clinic has revealed that menopause and weight gain are linked because proteins that store fat do it better when estrogen is lost after menopause.  They also cause fat to be burned by the body more slowly so weight gain after menopause is hard to fight. Something else happens too.  A study in the Journal of Obesity points out that post menopausal women gain about 12 pounds following menopause. And even women that don’t see weight gain after menopause experience a shift in body shape that expands their waistline.

That’s because lower estrogen levels cause fat to shift from hips and thighs to the belly. Belly fat has been linked to higher incidence of heart disease. So menopause and weight gain is a serious health issue, not just a cosmetic one.

So what does one do about menopause and weight gain?

The only way to get rid of that belly fat is to lose weight everywhere and sculpt your body with exercise. Let’s talk calories. 1lb of weight equals 3500 calories. So to lose 1lb a week exercise 200 calories off with about a half hour of moderate cardio a day and eat 300 calories less every day. That 500 hundred multiple by 7 days will get you on the track to lose one pound per week. What can make this process easier is combine cardio with strength exercises. Try this anti menopause and weight gain routine.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday do 30-60 minutes of moderate cardio exercises like Brisk walking, swimming, biking jogging, or dance exercise videos.

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashThis week’s Fashion Flash host is the No Nonsense Beauty Blog by Deb Chase. We all want to look and feel beautiful. But there’s more beauty nonsense flying around than there is polin in  the air. Deb cuts through the beauty blah blah and offers you real solutions to real beauty issues.

The rest of us Fashion Flash bloggers are no slouches either. We’ve got the real deal in 40 + Fashion, Beauty, Health & Fitness, and Real Deals for the Personal Shopper in all of us.

Menopause and Weight Gain: What You Can Do About It 

A study from the Mayo Clinic has revealed that menopause and weight gain are linked because proteins that store fat do it better when estrogen is lost after menopause.  They also cause fat to be burned by the body more slowly so weight gain after menopause is hard to fight. Something else happens too.  A study in the Journal of Obesity points out that post menopausal women gain about 12 pounds following menopause. And even women that don’t see weight gain after menopause experience a shift in body shape that expands their waistline.

That’s because lower estrogen levels cause fat to shift from hips and thighs to the belly. Belly fat has been linked to higher incidence of heart disease. So menopause and weight gain is a serious health issue, not just a cosmetic one.

The only way to get rid of that belly fat is to lose weight everywhere and sculpt your body with exercise. Let’s talk calories. 1lb of weight equals 3500 calories. So to lose 1lb a week exercise 200 calories off with about a half hour of moderate cardio a day and eat 300 calories less every day. That 500 hundred multiple by 7 days will get you on the track to lose one pound per week. What can make this process easier is combine cardio with strength exercises. Try this anti menopause and weight gain routine. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday do 30-60 minutes of moderate cardio exercises like brisk walking, swimming, biking jogging, or dance exercise videos.

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashIt’s Fashion Flash Monday! Today’s host is Deb Chase from No Nonsense Beauty Blog. Deb combines her experience and latest research in both science and beauty to develop a no-nonsense anti-aging beauty plan for all women over 40. The rest of us Fashion Flash Bloggers give you the latest in fab fashion, beauty, and fitness info and deals so you can look and feel your best for Fall.

 

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Q: Is exercise just as effective for depression as Zoloft? Is this real?

A: It’s real all right. The study, published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, comes from Duke University. Professor of medical psychology, Dr. James Blumenthal led the research. 153 women and 49 men, suffering from depression were divided into four groups. The first did aerobic exercise in a group setting. The second got an actual antidepressant drug. The third group did aerobics at home. And the fourth group got a placebo that looked just like a Zoloft pill.

After 16 weeks everybody did better than the placebo group but here’s the kicker. While 47% of the real Zoloft group no longer had depression, 45 % of the group exercisers were also no longer depressed. Almost dead even!

It was found that aerobic exercise is the type that works best. It seems to affect the body’s levels of mood lifting neurochemicals like norepinephrine and serotonin.

So if you’d rather exercise your depression away, it’s worth a try. You may get fit in more ways than one.

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashIt’s Fashion Flash Monday and our host today is Cindy from Prime Beauty. Cindy’s beauty blog is filled with the latest info on skincare, make-up, and product reviews geared specially for women over 40! The rest of us Fashion Flash Bloggers keep you looking and feeling your best with our latest posts on style, beauty, fitness and health.

Click in and tell us what you think!

CAN YOU OVER EXERCISE? TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?

strength-training.jpgA study at the University of Alabama with older women concluded that the exercise sweet spot is about 40 minutes of cardio twice week and a full body strength workout on 2 alternate days. Read more

 

 

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Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashIt’s Fashion Flash Monday! I’m Mirabai Holland of Moving Free with Mirabai, your host this week. Our team of Fashion Flash Bloggers have a passion for Flashing the latest and greatest in 40+ Fashion, Beauty, Health, Inside Info and SHOPPING. All for your immediate consumption! You’re invited to the party right here, right now.

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Best-of-Everything-After-50-logo-for-FF-groupPositive Living Advocate Barbara Hannah Grufferman wants women to have a more balanced life . . . starting with this simple exercise! 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fashion Flash Fitness

As for me I’m enjoying the last few weeks of fall fitness outdoors; and I suggest you do the same.

But if you haven’t been exercising in a while, and you know you have to do something, but you hate the thought of it, I’ve got the solution. Ease-in! Getting fit shouldn’t feel like getting your teeth drilled.

It should be pleasant today so you’ll come back and do it again tomorrow.

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Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashToday’s Fashion Flash host is Cindy from PrimeBeauty for women over 40. Cindy’s site is chock full of info, beauty products and deals. Check out her Frugal Friday featuring affordable, effective beauty products and giveaways. You are sure to find something to help you be fabulous inside and out.

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The rest of us Fashion Flash experts are busy writing about all the best in fashion, beauty, health, fitness and lifestyle for women over 40!

Here is another Q & A from askmirabai@movingfree.com

Q. Dear Mirabai,
I am in fairly decent shape at 56. I stay active and exercise. What does it mean when I hear my bones sometimes ‘crack’ when I do some movements?  I do not ever feel pain. Will the exercise help and maybe stop the popping?
Barbara

A. Exercise is good for both the body and mind, but it probably won’t stop the popping.  People of all ages and fitness levels experience that popping sound and it doesn’t necessarily indicate any abnormal condition.
Your joints are lubricated with a substance called synovial fluid. It contains nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide gasses. The popping sound is actually bubbles of those gasses escaping when you move your joints. This is normal and nothing to worry about. But people who feel pain at those moments should consult their doctors. They may have arthritic joints due to the loss of cartilage.

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashIt’s Fashion Flash Monday and our host is Cindy from Prime Beauty. Get the latest and best beauty advice for women 40 & over. Great deals on skincare, makeup products and more! The rest of us Fashion Flashers have solid  info on beauty, fashion and fitness to help you look and feel fab inside and out.

 

 

 

How much exercise do you need?

The American Heart Association and American College of Sports Medicine recommend that Even moderately intense physical activity such as brisk walking is beneficial when done regularly for a total of 30 minutes or longer on most or all days.

  • You don’t have to do a ½ hour all at once.
  • Every exercise minute counts.
  • Get a pedometer, (you can get one for under 10 bucks) and count your steps throughout the day. It’s a great incentive to keep walking, and those steps really add up.
  • Walking to your favorite music adds Rocky-like inspiration.
  • With the dog days of summer upon us, it can also be a good time to get your fitness wet.
  • Yep, nowadays you can get in a pool or a lake, stay cool, have fun, and get as challenging a workout as you want.
  • We all know swimming is great aerobic exercise and a superb muscle toner, but that’s just a beginning.
  • Water has 12 times the resistance of air yet aqua exercise is easy and fun to do. There are lots of ways you can jump in and get an impact free cardio and strength workout that rivals the gym without breaking a sweat.

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashThis week’s Fashion Flash host is cutting edge beauty expert and writer Deborah Chase. Her site, No Nonsense Beauty Blog is your premiere destination for everything 40 plus beauty minus the nonsense. 

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I often answer emails from women over 40 who have questions about all sort of lifestyle issues. So here is one I’d like to share with you that is a common problem for many of us!

Question: I am in a high stress job. I exercise at the gym at work at least 3 times a week.  I try not to bring work home with me but I am always tense and I have trouble sleeping at night. My mind is racing. Warm milk hasn’t worked, bubble baths make me more tense and I don’t want to take drugs. Any ideas?
Stressed

Answer: You are not alone. Stress is one of the main contributors to aging and disease.
It sounds like you have a build-up of stress so it’s important to relieve tension at work as well as when you are trying to fall asleep.
Try this breathing exercise at work and then again as you are lying in bed. It should help relax you and slow down your thoughts. Start with taking a breath and holding it for three seconds and then exhaling. Repeat and hold for 4 seconds and continue each time holding a second longer until you get to ten seconds. After the last breath, keep your eyes closed and focus on a peaceful memory. A place or time when you felt most relaxed. Stay there as long as you can or at night until you fall asleep.

If you have a question please feel free to send it to askmirabai@movingfree.com

 

 

 

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