weight training - Exercise for Women Over 50

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…
  • Debra Atkinson |
  • May 20, 2020
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 what we were doing or tried new lately. Two of the women excitedly told of their new venture into lifting heavy weights. Weight lifting…
  • Prime Women |
  • August 3, 2020

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 life, essential not only for looking good, but also for health, well-being, and longevity. The best exercise videos for women over…
  • Julie Diamond |
  • June 8, 2020
how to get fit when you hate diet and exercise

How To Get Fit When You Hate Diet and Exercise

As a trainer and fitness instructor, I hear it all the time: I want to get in shape, but I HATE dieting and exercising. In fact, some industries make millions off the fact that the general population would rather have a “quick fix” than actually do the work it takes…
  • Bonny Osterhage |
  • May 8, 2020

Discover New & Old World Wine on a Wine-Themed Rhine River Cruise

Let me take you on my recent Rhine River cruise aboard AmaKristina, hosted by Fred Franks, CEO of famed Dr. Konstantin Frank Wines. Wine & Spirits Magazine recently awarded the Dr. Frank Wines as one of the 2019 “Top 100 Wineries” in the world. These Rhine River regions with their…
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • January 3, 2020
Read the top 10 rime Women articles for women over 50

The Top 10 Articles from Prime Women in October

Did you realize that all of the writers at Prime Women media are nearing or over 50? And they do it because they also believe in the mission of redefining the perception of women 50+? There were some incredible articles published this month. We wanted to make you didn't miss…
  • Prime Women |
  • October 28, 2019
What can you expect as you turn 50.

Physical and Mental Changes That Start at 50

It’s the birthday that many women dread. Turning 50. It’s a sobering thought for many of us. We may be reluctant to acknowledge our passage into our 50s. Women, however, intuitively know that 50 is a milestone birthday. Many of us realize that aging creates physical and mental changes which…
  • Prime Women |
  • October 18, 2019
Women over 50 may need to see different doctors.

What kind of doctors might I need past the age of 50?

As women age, their body begins to change in many different ways. Even if you're active and live a healthy lifestyle, processes begin to slow down and body parts start to show signs of wear and tear. It's sometimes harder to get out of bed and start moving. You may…
  • Prime Women |
  • September 1, 2019
Living a Purposeful Life is a goal we should all have.
Featured Women

How Women Are Living Purposeful Lives

What Really Goes into Life over 50 that Works:   How Various Women Are Living Purposeful Lives Last month we gave you an exercise to determine what is really important to you. This month, I’m sharing examples of friends of mine, all over 50, who are living truly purposeful lives.…
  • Margery Miller |
  • August 28, 2019

The Best Plan for Weight Control After 50 Just Got Better!

Prime Women's PLATE , the first weight management program designed exclusively for women over 50, just got better! We've taken the guesswork out of what to eat every day with our new Meal Planner. In addition to meal selections, you'll also find great recipes with more being added daily. PLUS, for…
  • Prime Women |
  • August 18, 2019
Exercise for Depression

Exercise for Depression: Swimming in Open Water

There’s no doubt that swimming is one of the best forms of exercise for all round physical fitness. What it can also do is contribute to improving mental health including depression. And making the move to swim outdoors in open water can help even more. Here are six reasons why…
  • Elaine Smith |
  • March 30, 2019

How Technology is Helping Women During Menopause and Beyond

If ever there were an argument for developing stasis pods to sleep through a rough patch, the years of perimenopause and through the menopause transition are about as convincing as it gets. Hot (and cold!) flashes, anxiety, fatigue, lack of sexual desire, incontinence – while not all symptoms happen to…
  • Shannon Perry |
  • February 23, 2019