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getting in shape after 50
Fitness

Simple 5-Step Plan to Get in Shape

Getting in shape after 50 requires a unique strategy. If you read the first line of most articles on this topic, you’ll learn that it’s harder. My advice? Stop reading them. Thanks to your brain and conditioning since you were born, you’ll tend to avoid anything hard. You don’t need… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • June 28, 2020
weight training - Exercise for Women Over 50
Fitness

The Definitive Guide to Exercise for Women Over 50

You need exercise to be healthy. Regardless of your goals, had your body come with a user’s manual it would have included exercise. Exercise for women over 50 is not the same as for men or for younger women. You have unique hormones, metabolism, and body composition and your exercise… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • May 20, 2020
weights - best exercise for strong immune system
Fitness

Best Exercise for a Strong Immune System

If you’re looking for a silver lining in this pandemic crisis it may be your health and fitness. How ironic that it’s taking a pandemic for the message to be loud and clear that exercise is critical for every individual that wants to be strong and resilient. If you couldn’t… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • April 25, 2020
exercises for better posture
Fitness

Better Posture in 5 Simple Exercises

Better posture can not only make you look like you lost 5 pounds, it is important for so many reasons. Posture expert, Dr. Krista Burns, founder of the American Posture Institute believes your posture can influence your mood, even contribute to depression. Depression doesn't just lead to a rounded posture.… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • February 24, 2020
Fitness

6 Best Butt Exercises to Boost Your Rear View

Your best butt not only looks good in those jeans, it keeps you from injury. Strong "glutes" make a difference in every move you make during your workout and during the rest of your day. Want a strong sculpted booty? A great butt can be yours with the right exercises!… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • February 18, 2020
protein
Nutrition

How Much Protein Does a Woman 50+ Really Need?

You think you eat a balanced diet — grains, veggies, fruit, dairy — but you're questioning what 'balanced' is more and more. So of course when it comes to protein, you wonder if you are getting enough? If you haven't really assessed it for years, you may need to up… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • February 16, 2020
Fitness

Plank For Core: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

It may look like an easy exercise, but the plank can be a beast. That beast is touted as one of the most basic — and most effective — core exercises. There's more to know about this core exercise, however. Yes, it recruits multiple muscle groups — abdominals, hips, lower… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • February 9, 2020
Fitness

Prevent Muscle Loss With 5-Minutes of Strength Training

This strength training workout for home is part of the Prime Women Fitness Challenge. If you haven’t yet, get all the details and learn how you can participate! All you need is 5 minutes a day for 30 days to commit to a healthier you! Debra Atkinson, of Flipping50 leads you… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • January 27, 2020
hiit workout for home
Fitness

5 Minute High Intensity Interval Training Workout for Home

This HIIT workout for home is part of the Prime Women Fitness Challenge. If you haven't yet, get all the details and learn how you can participate! All you need is 5 minutes a day for 30 days to commit to a healthier you! >JOIN THE PRIME WOMEN 30-DAY FITNESS… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • January 22, 2020
Fitness

Losing Weight During the Holidays – It Can Be Done

While every other article this month is addressing how to avoid weight gain during the holidays, let's talk about LOSING weight during the holidays. The reality is, some of the very things you fear about this time of year can actually lead to weight loss. Your first step is to breakdown… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • November 30, 2019
Fitness

The Exercise That Offsets the Effects of Menopause

Have you heard of sprint interval training? For postmenopausal women who are gaining fat, losing muscle, and prone to injuries, sprint interval training, or SIT, could be your new best friend. A recent study done on postmenopausal women showed SIT sessions both decreased fat and increased lean muscle. That’s a… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • November 25, 2019
blood flow restriction training
Fitness

Trick Your Body Into Better Results with Blood Flow Restriction Training

  Heavy strength training takes the lead when it comes to bone density and boosting metabolism. However, you may have circumstances so lifting heavy weights just isn’t possible, or desirable. If you have arthritis, you’re traveling, exercising at home, or you’re simply reluctant to lift heavy weights, blood flow restriction… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • November 13, 2019

About Debra Atkinson

Debra Atkinson

Hormone balancing fitness expert, author and professional speaker Debra Atkinson, MS, CSCS is the host of The Flipping 50 podcast and Flipping 50 TV show as seen on Flippingfifty.com. She's a TEDx speaker: Everything Women in Menopause Learned About Exercise May Be A Lie. Her most recent books include Hot, Not Bothered, and You Still Got It, Girl! The After 50 Fitness Formula for Women, Visit her at https://www.flippingfifty.com/