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The podcast for those approaching 50, 50 and over 50 who want to change the way we age. Fitness, wellness, and health research put into practical tips you can use today. You still got it girl!

The podcast for those approaching 50, 50 and over 50 who want to change the way we age. Fitness, wellness, and health research put into practical tips you can use today. You still got it girl!


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The podcast for those approaching 50, 50 and over 50 who want to change the way we age. Fitness, wellness, and health research put into practical tips you can use today. You still got it girl!




Are You Strong Enough? If the Unthinkable Happens

Are you strong enough? Physically? Resilient to stress? Would you be able to survive and thrive again if any number of tragic things happened? We’ve all weathered some changes in 2020 and been influenced on different levels by stress because of it. What if it was a diagnosis, or an unforeseen accident? One minute you’re thriving, healthy and fit and the next you’ve had it taken away from you. This episode explores just that type of instance. Starting Over Is it time for reinvention? Are...


7 Keys to Navigate ANY Crisis and find Happiness!

Find happiness in the midst of a crisis? This episode is your head start. MY GUEST Dr. Elia Gourgouris is the Founder of The Happiness Center, an organization of world leading experts in the field of Positive Psychology. Together, they have helped thousands of individuals, both personally and professionally to achieve happiness, success, and wellness. Dr. Elia is a Happiness & Wellness expert and the #1 Best-selling author of 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness which has be translated in...


Can You Reverse Thyroid Disease? | Expert Guest

What if there was a simple reason your thyroid wasn’t functioning well and by making a few changes in skincare products and swapping some foods you eat for others you could regain thyroid function? What if there was a book outlining just how to do that? What if the author of that book were here to answer all the questions I can think to throw at him for the next 30 minutes? Well, my friend you’re in luck. I’m Debra Atkinson and you’re listening to Flipping 50.. in today’s episode we’re...


Exercise and Sleep in Menopause | Hormone Balancing Tips

In this episode I share a study dividing post-menopausal subjects in a weight loss program into two groups: Results showed a significant difference in the amount of weight loss and percent of weight that is fat. In this episode I talk about why that is such a significant distinguisher for anyone over 50. Episode sponsor: Flipping 50 Café (two more days til it’s closed again) What happens during sleep that boosts your ability to get fit? How sleep influences your exercise How exercise...


Fasting for Women Over 50 | What Is and Isn’t Fasting Q and A

This episode of Flipping 50 answers several listener questions about fasting for women over 50. I’ve spoken and written about fasting previously as it relates to you and to exercise timing and no doubt will again. This one is here to stay. This episode will help you to decide if it’s appropriate for you, if so what are some basic guidelines, and provide you with a fantastic resource in a good friend if you’re interested. My Guest Cynthia Thurlow is a globally recognized expert in...


Top 10 Flipping 50 Podcasts of 2020 (links to all)

We’ve made it. I analyzed your Flipping 50 podcast downloads to find the top 10 podcasts of 2020. Thank you for being her and sharing this journey with me! Here’s to 2021 one day at a time better. #10 Top podcasts of 2020 Best HIIT Workouts for Women Over 50 The 10th of the top 10 podcasts of 2020 is all about HIIT training for women over 50. I share the details with you to take the guesswork out of why and how. If you’re looking to reduce belly fat, make the most of exercise time, maybe...


Men Over 40: Tips for Energy, Focus, Physical & Sexual Performance

Energy, brain fog, and sexual performance can be a challenge for men over 40 too. Got questions about a man in your life? My guest today share's tips - some of them similar to yours and some of them unique. [I'll link to other episodes you may like too]. If you're a part of his and hers, you've got interest in the health of men over 40. How can you help so as you're working on your own health you can also support his? Men too have hormone changes that can affect their energy and sexual...


Not Your Daughter's Workout | Not Your Mother's Workout

It’s time for some fun in this not your daughter’s workout Not your mother’s workout episode. We spent an hour comparing and contrasting Millennials & Gen X/Boomers (50+). So get your long hike shoes on and be ready for the ride. There are a lot of pearls inside. Moms round up your daughters, in-laws and let’s do this. Are you working out with your daughter? Giving her tips so she can start exercise or get better results? I’m here with my good friend and the Millenial health expert Dr....


Weak Muscles, Flat Butt, and Aging – 3 Muscles to Check

Loss of muscle that begins in your 30’s went unnoticeable for a decade, maybe more. Those weak muscles as a result are likely showing up. More frequent back pain, handing the jar to someone else to open, and neck tension are more signs. Signs you’ve either lost muscle or you’ve got lazy muscles or both. Muscles to Prioritize Glute mass significantly declines by age 40 unless you’ve been extremely active and conscious. Even if you have exercised and trained those gluteal muscles? You’ve...


How to Go to Sleep and Actually Get Some Sleep During Menopause

Wish you could get some sleep during menopause? You’re not alone. Though programs like the 28 Day Kickstart (inside our Flipping 50 membership) have helped some women increase sleep by 2 hours a night, others of you listening I know, struggle either to make the habit changes consistently, or to sleep. This is for you. Sleep during menopause is possible! I’ll go to sleep counting my blessings. Ah, Bing Crosby in White Christmas in case you couldn’t place it! My Guest: Dr. Mona Fahoum...


The Influence of Skeletal Muscle on Aging | Get it, keep it

The combination of menopause and the pandemic may make this topic - the influence of skeletal muscle on aging - one we’re talking about for decades. If you’re a woman within 10 years of menopause or you’re post menopause you want to pay attention. Sponsor Flipping 50’s Master Class on research in 2020 and what it means for your workouts and your post workout nutrition. I’ll soon be announcing the opening of the next STRONGER program for women, to build, rebuild, and make you better at...


Perimenopause: The Signs Symptoms and Circus (special guest)

It’s always nice to know someone you follow, with education and knowledge, also has that one factor that makes her more valuable than anything else. That? Is what I call the “get you” factor. My guest today has it. And stay tuned … your inner I want to join the circus girl may just love today… Do You Have It? But first? That “get you” factor? That’s why my Flipping 50 Fitness Specialist 2.0 program is filling with women who are or want to be health coaches and personal trainers. When you...


How Many Times a Week Should You Strength Train?

This post is a response to a question women ask about "How many times a week should you strength train?" It also aims to clarify confusion about how to progress and mistakes most commonly made by both trainers and exercisers. This episode is sponsored by the Flipping 50 Fitness Specialist 2.0. The 12-month program includes an 8 week course on hormone balancing exercise and a 10-month coaching program for health coaches and personal trainers who want and need to grow their brand and know now...


Laughing Your Way to Better Sex and Thinner Thighs

Better sex after in menopause with laughter? The joke’s on us! Think you’re ready for this episode? It’s all fun and games until… well, no, actually today it is all fun and games in this episode. My Guest: Karyn Buxman is a TEDx speaker, successful author—and a neurohumorist (she lives at the intersection of humor and the brain.) A pioneer in the emerging science of applied humor, Karyn helps high performers expand their influence, strengthen their relationships, and boost their...


Successful Habit Change for Health, Fitness, & Wellness After 50

Successful habit change is the topic of this post. Staying on track during the holidays or stressful times is hard. How do you keep going toward something new as you have more resistance than ever? I want to revisit a topic that is important this time of year as well as in the New Year when so many of us begin to think about. Self-sabotage is something that I regularly talk about, so that you are aware of it, why it happens, and that it in fact is likely to show up for you in some way. Why...


Does Menopause Really Mean Different Exercise?

Does menopause really mean different exercise? That was the question that came after incongruent messages presented to a Flipping 50 follower. It's common. It's the biggest reason it's hard to stick to a program. You constantly get mixed messages and often can't make a decision about starting any program. Be a critical thinker. I was interviewed as an expert for an article the other day. A site where I'd bet $100 that you've read articles and thought you can trust them. However, the...


Exercise During Menopause: From Perimenopause to Post-menopause

Exercise from perimenopause to post-menopause exercise influences the body differently than it ever has before in your life. You won’t get the same benefit from continuing the same routine that once worked. The urgency of your exercise priorities also changes. A 2020 study confirmed accelerated muscle loss for women in late stages of perimenopause. Those losses are not inevitable. You're Immune If... If a woman from perimenopause to post-menopause: The After 50 Fitness Formula for Women...


How to Lose 100 lbs (in your 60s) or Less and the Obstacles Along the Way

Just eat more and exercise less backfired for Jennifer. In fact, she was taking that to the extreme at one point and was sick and injured but not losing weight. Join us for this celebration of how to lose 100 lbs and make the mental changes, or continue to make them along the way. Jennifer Long, golfer, swimmer, Iowa Hawkeye fan, runner, and a member of the I-lost 100 lbs club at age 67. We’re here to celebrate her success and dig into the process of weight gain and loss. On this...


Your Risk of Breast Cancer and Your Hormones

Last month was breast cancer awareness month. Every month, though 1 in every 8 women is diagnosed. This continues a conversation worth revisiting about hormones and breast cancer. Breast cancer. You are on one side of it or the other. You’ve either been there and heard “you have breast cancer.” Perhaps you never have heard those words and tend to skip your mamo or thermo tests thinking it won’t happen to you. Your Breast Cancer Connection No matter which side you’re on, you know someone,...


EVERYTHING ARMS Episode | Upper Arm Toning 911| Women Over 50

Upper arm toning on your wish list? Welcome to the everything arms episode, this is Debra Atkinson you're listening to flipping 50 where I address, your top struggles and concerns and I share what to eat, how to move and how to change your mindset. So you can have the energy and the vitality that you want need and deserve in the second, and better half. If there’s one question that I’m asked most often, it's about core or abs. But frankly, question number two, a very close runner up is...