* Jodell of Black Cat Plus helps you exercise in style with on trend plus size work-out clothes
* There is still enough summer left to fit into that bathing suit beautifully. Jackie from Aging Backwards shares one of the best workout routines for a rapid shape-up.
* Can exercise reduce your risk of breast cancer? About 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. New research shows that aerbic exercise seems to change how our bodies break down estrogen. LIFE SAVING information, a must read from Staness on Menopause Makeover.
* Are you working out in the same old baggy t-shirt and sweat pants? Updating workout clothes can make exercsing more fun and more effective. Style expert Deb Boland of Fabulous Afer 40 shares tips to apply when you are updating your work-out wardrobe.
*Finding the proper fitness shoes for your workout is key to sticking with it. Kari of Fab Over Forty tells us what her must-have shoes for her flat feet.
* Dressed and motivated? Now try this video from Moving Free With Mirabai.
* Barbra of The Best of Everything Over 50 wants all women to be strong, lean and fit… for the rest of our lives. One of the best ways to get there is…drun roll please…this basic exercise. And don’t miss Barbara hosting the AARP YouTube Chanel.
Anti-Aging Exercise in 20 Years Younger by Bob Greene
Bob Greene is an exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer– whose most famous client is Oprah Winfrey. His latest book, 20 Years Younger, is the perfect choice for this week’s focus on exercise. Author Greene offers an anti-aging plan that starts with exercise and expands to nutrition, stress reduction and skin care.
The book begins with by sharing studies that highlight the wide range of exercise related benefits including improved mood, increase in brain volume, stress reduction, stronger muscle and bone, reduced risk of heart disease, increased immunity, reduced inflammation and of course everyones favorite, weight control.
His anti-aging exercise plan is ambitious. Part 1 hits all areas of fitness that affects aging– flexibility, strength, stabilization, agility, balance, and cardiovascular endurance. Part 2 allows you to follow s much of the program as feels comfortable. Part 3 integrates what Greene calls lifetime sports into daily life and to make exercise fun and social. Nice touch. He has a small collection of recipes that look tsty, but not the sort of thing you would cook everyday. For recipes, my current favorite is still Small Changes by Teri Gans, but the two books complement ech other.