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Walking Exercise Feature
Fitness

4 Ways to Make Your Walk More Productive

Walking exercise is one of the best and easiest ways to increase your fitness or lose some stress. This post includes four fall walks you’ll love – and they'll love you back. Each benefits your cardiovascular system – and nurtures your hormones – in a slightly different way. You’ve got… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • October 10, 2018
knee exercises
Fitness

5 Knee Exercises to Reduce Pain and Injury

When your knees hurt, it’s hard to exercise. Knee pain that you experience during, or after, exercise can be enough to deter you from even trying. If you’re a woman over 55, you’re at a greater chance for developing osteoarthritis (OA), the wear and tear type of stress that occurs… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • October 5, 2018
crockpot meals
Nutrition

Crockpot Meals are the New Way to Sizzle

If you want to be hot without a flash, you may want to get reacquainted with an old friend. The crockpot has never looked so sexy. You can rock rich flavor without a side order of thighs so easily with this underused kitchen appliance. Line up a date with your… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • September 21, 2018
back pain
Fitness

4 Exercise Mistakes That Could Harm Your Back

The devil is in the details. So it is with exercise! Small mistakes that could be causing back pain often lurk not in the exercises themselves, but in subtle ways you’re holding yourself as you do them. Here are the 4 things you may be doing that can harm your… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • September 1, 2018
resistance training
Fitness

The After 50 Fitness Formula for Women

Dara Torres said she was much more aware of what her body could do as she returned to swimming as an older athlete. It empowered her as long as she listened. She didn’t work any less hard. She just needed more recovery. Diana Nyad, coincidentally, also a swimmer, didn’t dwell… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • August 8, 2018
healthy habits
Wellness

10 Healthy Habits to Start Now

To end well, you must begin well. It's time to focus on the healthy habits that will get you through the day - and the rest of your life, as healthy and happy as possible. Small daily habits can both motivate and boost benefits from your workout routine. Wake Naturally… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • June 29, 2018
weight training exercises
Fitness

5 Weight Training Exercises You Need to Start Now

You should be doing weight training exercises. Period. This post isn’t going to dedicate much of its word count to convincing you. If you want to look better, feel better, and age actively there is not one single exercise activity that will make as much positive difference for you as… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • May 29, 2018
woman sunbathes - wellness retreats
Wellness

Choosing the Perfect Wellness Retreats for You

If you think wellness retreats sound like a dream, you’re not alone. A Forbes article from 2014 revealed even then that boomers were already contributing a significant amount to a growing trend in wellness travel. A growing number of options are women-only. Whether you want wilderness travel or your idea of… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • May 1, 2018
healthy lifestyle
Fitness

Are You Being Health Food Shamed?

You’re hosting guests for the weekend, and you also know they tend to sleep in. Are you still considered a gracious host if you sneak out for your morning exercise class? Will they ridicule you for being "obsessed" with staying in shape and living a healthy lifestyle? How about this… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • April 20, 2018
10 minute workout
Fitness

A 10 Minute Workout Routine You Can Do At Home

Finding time for your workout routine can be a challenge any time of year. This 10 minute workout routine fits into even your busiest days. I’m going to show you how I found 10 minutes without setting the alarm clock any earlier. Even a fitness professional can find herself behind… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • March 7, 2018
how to choose a personal trainer
Fitness

How to Choose a Personal Trainer

We are going to show you how to choose a personal trainer who's right for you by asking the right questions. Whether you’ve got goals of a starting line or you need to exercise safely with arthritis or osteoporosis, there’s a trainer for you. When you first meet a trainer,… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • February 27, 2018
protein powder for women
Nutrition

Do You Know What’s in Your Protein Powder?

Be a Picky Eater Consumer reports found unacceptable levels of heavy metals in randomly tested popular protein powder for women. This is a problem, considering protein shakes are often consumed multiple times daily. You know the program: have a shake for breakfast, a shake for lunch, and a healthy dinner.… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • February 14, 2018

About Debra Atkinson

Debra Atkinson

Fitness expert, author and professional speaker Debra Atkinson, MS, CSCS is the host of The Flipping 50 Show podcast and Flipping 50 TV show as seen on Flippingfifty.com. With more than 30 years experience in the fitness industry, she is also America's Boomer Babe Fitness Expert. Her most recent book, You Still Got It, Girl! The After 50 Fitness Formula for Women, and her keynotes focus on how to win the war on energy and optimal weight at every age, while having a ball doing it. She will highly recommend a midlife crisis to stop settling and start living and laughing more. Visit her at https://www.flippingfifty.com/