The Fit Over 40 Health & Nutrition Blog for Women

Simple Steps to Rebuild your Health & Fitness Routine

Let’s get real, for most of us the pandemic had a huge impact on our health and fitness routines.

Over the past year, I’ve talked to dozens of women who keep telling me that prior to the pandemic they ate healthy, worked out regularly and took care of themselves daily.

Once the pandemic hit however … all that went out the window.

And while staying consistent with our healthy...

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The Connection between Blood Sugar, Insulin & Hormonal Imbalances

When it comes to women’s health, there is an intimate relationship between women’s hormones, blood sugar and insulin levels.

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar and it’s job is to capture any sugar that enters the body and then pass it to the liver to store as energy.

With Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas doesn't produce insulin at all. Which is...

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Simple Steps to Boost your Metabolism

What is your Metabolism?

It's interesting. The word "metabolism" is thrown around a lot these days in the weight loss world. For women especially, we stress over our metabolism. When the scale doesn't move, we naturally start to blame our metabolism. So what is our metabolism exactly? How does it work?

Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical...

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Five Simple Ways to Boost your Immune System

health wellness Jul 03, 2020

A healthy immune system is so important right now, especially in the midst of our typical cold & flu season and our not-so-typical coronavirus pandemic. A healthy immune system is like having a superhero in your back pocket: it gives you the strength to be able to fight off viruses and illnesses at best and at worst, mitigate their impact on you so you don't get as sick as you might have...

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The Reason why Fad Diets Don't Work

My diet starts Monday.

Sound familiar? Well it was my mantra for many years as I yo-yo’d through a ton of fad diets. I swapped meals for shakes, I counted points, I obsessed over calories, I measured, I ate meals that left me hungry & unsatisfied and I hated every minute. I started and re-started, always looking for that ‘perfect’ diet and always hopeful that someday I...

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