January 22

4 Easy Ways to Test Longevity | Fitness for Women 40+


Is your exercise routine working? Here are 4 easy ways to test longevity and determine if fitness for women 40+ is helping create both a better life now and later.
These 4 tests have each been correlated to longevity. Even mild improvements in any of them can add years on to your life… but most importantly life to your years.

00:00 Dive right into V02 max (Push ups!)
06:57 Walking speed
11:57 Handgrip – total body strength
16:58 Sit to Rise test

Podcast listener? I talked about this in a recent Flipping 50 episode:

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Are you tired of settling for weight gain and fatigue just because you’re approaching or have already passed age 50? You can still get in the best shape of your life, no matter your age!

Debra Atkinson – a 39-year fitness veteran and international fitness presenter, Master trainer to personal trainers, and a former (15-year) University Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology – created this channel to share weekly videos for women to help with hormonal changes in menopause, pro aging nutrition, and strength training for women over 50.

Debra is the bestselling author of Hot, Not Bothered; You Still Got It, Girl! The After 50 Fitness Formula For Women, and Navigating Fitness After 50: Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust, and host of the Flipping 50 podcast and Flipping 50 TV. She is a frequent blogger for Huffington Post and an expert contributor on ShareCare.

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  • So helpful … and thank you for keeping it real and showing your own strengths and areas of challenge. This helps me be less critical and wanting to be pro active.

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