Author Archives: Debra Atkinson


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
10 minute workout

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 |
  • August 5, 2019

Upper Arm Exercises You Can Do In The Pool

The cool of the pool is calling. Answer with these simple to do upper arm water exercises that target that tough spot in the back of the arms. If you're not a swimmer, don't worry. You don’t even have to get your hair wet. The water itself offers 12% more… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • June 13, 2019
Losing weight after 50 takes rest and balance

10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Reasons you’re not losing weight even when you’re eating healthy and exercising vary from woman to woman. In midlife though, there are some commonalities. Explore these if you can’t get that needle on the scale to budge, despite your best efforts. 10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight #1 Hidden Food… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • June 12, 2019

Mental Health Month: Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Mental health month is a perfect time to reinforce your exercise habit. You may start exercise for your booty, arms, bones or muscle strength. While they’re worthy motivators, the mental health benefits of exercise may be what keep you coming back. Mental Health Facts Anxiety and depression are at their… Read More
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • May 23, 2019

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 36 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/