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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.

For more info on at home exercise programs for women over 40 visit www.mirabaiholland.com

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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.

 

FAB LOGO 8qpNwg64_biggerHere is a Fabulous Forever Q & A:

 

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.

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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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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashIt’s Fashion Flash Monday! This week’s host, Josephine started her blog ChicAtAnyAge to remind us all that beauty, fashion, and fabulous style have no expiration date.

The rest of us Fashion Flash Bloggers agree. Every week we bring you the last word in 40+ Fashion, Beauty, Health & Fitness and of course Retail Therapy.

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Women Over 40 News: Fashion Flash

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Women Over 40 News: It’s Fashion Flash Monday! Our host today is Jodell from BlackCatPlus. Her site is a real find for plus size women for fabulous fashion, beauty and more.

The rest of us Fashion Flashers give you the latest and greatest in women over 40 news for end of summer fashion, beauty, health & fitness to help you feel and look your best! Check us out.

 

 

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Are you stressed? You might relate to this Fabulous Forever Q & A.

Dear Mirabai,
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

Dear Stressed,
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.

 Send your Fabulous Forever questions to: askmirabai@movingfree.com

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashFashion Flash this week is hosted this week by Pam Lutrell. Her Over 50 Feeling 40 Blog inspires confidence and cultivates a joyous stylish self image. Strength, positive body image and Fashion are just a click away.

Just a click away too are all our Fashion Flash Bloggers.
We’re here for you with everything Fashion, Beauty, Health and of cours Shopping.

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashIt’s Fashion Flash Monday and our host today is Jackie from AgingBackwards.

Jackie emanates beauty and vitality. She shares her anti-aging natural secrets and tips with all of us women over 40. She is the real deal when it comes to fabulous!

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashToday’s Fashion Flash host is Josephine from ChicAtAnyAge. 

Josephine is committed to providing the best fashion and style info for women over 40. She says “Beauty starts from the inside and is expressed in the way we dress. Dress with passion and originality”.  We are thrilled to have her as part of our Fashion flash Consortium.

Click here to get all the best Fashion Flash advice, deals and info!

HPIM0909.JPGI’ve been getting those emails for a month or so asking for advice on how to get on and stay on an exercise program. I get questions about commitment, pushing one’s limits, pain, and quick results. I go a little crazy at this time of year because I’m at odds with a very vocal segment of my industry about how get started on exercise program. They’re sincere, well-educated trainers but I don’t think they remember what it felt like to be de-conditioned. They expect beginners to do too much too soon. I’m beginning to think that years of over-vigorous exercise dulls one’s sense of empathy

I’ve seen it time and time again: determined beginners pushing so hard and either getting hurt and quitting or just quitting because they couldn’t take it any more.

If this sounds like you, don’t feel bad. It’s not your fault. We’ve heard no pain no gain all our lives. We’ve watched contestants push themselves to the brink of disaster on television. We’re inundated with infomercial promises of big results in no time.

It’s enough to make anyone think “ I’ve got to beat myself senseless immediately so I can hurry up, get fit, have the body of my dreams and live happily ever-after.”

By the way, I’m not against vigorous exercise. On the contrary, I love vigorous exercise. But I wouldn’t have loved it nor would I have been safe doing it as a beginner.

In my experience, that approach only works for a few stoic types and sets the rest of us up to fail. So how DO you get started?

I suggest starting by standing up and doing about 5 minutes of gentle limbering movements. Do the same for a few days in a row. You may be surprised at how good this feels and what a wonderful state of mind these simple natural movements put you in.

You may find yourself exercising longer than 5 minutes after a few days because you LIKE it. You may want to go for a little walk, then a brisk walk, then a half hour brisk walk.  Don’t rush it. It doesn’t matter if it takes a couple of weeks, a couple of months, or a year. Once you’re enjoying a half hour brisk walk most days of the week, try a little light weight training for your major muscle groups a couple of times a week. Increase the weight, number of reps and number of exercise days only when it feels too easy.  Build up slowly to weight training about 3 days a week keeping a day off in between sessions. Remember to keep it pleasant. If it’s too intense, it ceases to be fun and there’s a good chance you’ll quit.

This approach takes longer. But it works, and I’ve found it to be much more sustainable than those quick fix pump you up methods.

Those intense emersion exercise programs remind me of the guy who beats his head against a brick wall. When asked why on earth he does that, he says: “because it feels so good when I stop” Ease in and invest in your body. It will pay you back in quality of life.

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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.

Getting fit doesn’t have to feel like getting your teeth drilled.

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 24/7 online access to Six, Ease-in Exercise Videos ranging from 5 minutes – 30 minute plus a 7 minute information video. Start with just 5 minutes – when it feels too easy click on 10 minutes, then 15, then 20, and so on until you’re comfortable doing 30 minutes. NO EQUIPMENT NECESSARY! – You’ll do the exercises in the Strength Segments with a pair of cans from your pantry.

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Fashion FlashThis week my site Moving Free With  Mirabai is hosting Fashion Flash. We’ve expanded our Fabulous Fashion Flash team and it is my pleasure to introduce you to Melanie of Society Wellness, Josephine of Chic At Any Age, Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 and MaryL and Caryl of Second Lives Club.

Click in and enjoy our latest Fashion Flash posts for Women Over 40. We hope to empower you to feel and look your best!

 

 

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 Something many of us over 40 don’t like to discuss but do experience is thinning hair.  There is good news, however. Prime Beauty has found AVIVA, an excellent hair supplement that will  make your tresses longer, thicker and stronger. Read about it an track her progress!

 

 

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 We all have our favorite products we can’t live without. Check out what Fab Over Forty is loving right now

 

 

 

JPG_Aging BackwardshRlogo-_4-14Has one woman discovered the real fountain of youth? Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com introduces you to real food. real life and its products.


 

 

 

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Which is better for your skin– Retin A or antioxidants?  Deb  of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog  has the answer.

 

 

 

society-wellness BANNER_FASHION FLASHWe have a summer challenge for everyone! If you are still consuming soda, pop, diet drinks, colored sports beverages, time to give those up! Society Wellness shares how Soda Sabotage is robbing you of optimal health.

 

 

 

 

second lives club_Fashion Flash copyMaryl of Second Lives Club profiles a women who went from a life in a classroom to a second life on the world stage.

 

 

 

DivaDebbi LOGOThe annual Costume Institute Gala,  is fashion’s biggest night out of the year. This year, it was renamed the Anna Wintour Costume Center. As is tradition, DivaDebbi weighed in on the good, the bad and the fugly.

 

 

BARBARA G BEST OF New LogoPositive Living advocate Barbara Hannah Grufferman wants every woman to know that May is NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS MONTH! And, she wants to share some key tips for keeping osteoporosis far, far away . . . for good!

 

 

 

OVER 50 FEELING 40_FASHION FLASHPam of Over 50 Feeling 40  explores the impact of body  image on our lives.

 

 

 

 

CHIC AT ANY AGE LOGO_Fachion FlashHow to step out of winter neutrals and prepare for the lighter brighter colours of spring. Inspired by pink and white flowers in the market of St.Tropez combining pink and pale neutrals like a chic French woman.

 

 

 

 

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It’s time to take advantage of the warming weather and bring your fitness outdoors. Next time you are out for a walk try stopping to do these easy strength exercises.

 

For more women’s exercise programs visit www.mirabaiholland.com

 

 

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