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Stay in your Prime with strength training, low impact aerobic exercise, Pilates, or yoga with direction from our fitness editors.

Heavy Weight Lifting for Women

Is Heavy Weight Lifting for Women Over 50 a Good Idea?

I was recently at an event for the International Women's Forum. While talking with a small group of women at the event, the conversation turned to wha... Read More

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Sponsored Post Look 10 Pounds Thinner and Feel 10 Years Younger As kids, it seemed like someone was always telling us to stand or sit up straight, a... Read More
What You Need to Know About Stomach Exercises | PRIMEWomen.com

What You Need to Know About Stomach Exercises

First of all, I have to tell you the title of this post is only to get your attention. I have distanced myself from the term “stomach exercises” f... Read More
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Moderate Exercise: Is It Making You Fat?

Moderate exercise has been the go-to standard recommendation for decades. In fact, it’s a hangover effect from the 80s and 90s. Science currently su... Read More
woman using foam roller for exercise

Meet Your Personal Masseuse: The Foam Roller

Meet the new best friend you'll love to hate and hate to love. You've heard about it, and you've seen it at the gym, it's the foam roller. The foam ... Read More
getting in shape after 50

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... Read More
tips for staying fit

Tips For Staying Fit This Summer

As someone who will turn the big 5-0 in just a few short months, I am fully aware of the mixed emotions that number can bring. But while it is a “m... Read More

Muscle Up: Why MUSCLE Matters as We Age

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." - Maya Angelou muscle matters Think about it. At this point in l... Read More
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No Gym? No Problem! Best Home Gym Equipment

There’s nothing like a pandemic to make us pivot and find new ways to go about our daily lives. A large segment of the population has been working f... Read More

Best Exercise Videos for Women

A woman’s body changes after 50 due to hormonal changes and a fitness routine needs to change to adapt. By 50, women know that fitness is a way of l... Read More
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How to Take Care of Your Knees

If your legs feel stiffer when you stand up, or you hear pops and creaks when you bend down, you aren’t alone. When it comes to aging, one of the fi... Read More