Always Stay Fit After 40

It's very important after we turn 40 that we don't take our help for granted in that we eat right and exercise for our health and wellness

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Fitness Health & Wellbeing

The Fit at Forty PLUS Club will give you access to videos on using various exercise machines and working out from home

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The Fit at Forty PLUS Club is focused on everyone over Forty. We give tips for exercise and nutrition, for the beginner and the experienced. Check out our blog for information on health, lifestyle, and fitness.

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Train With Irina at Lifetime Athletic

Irina Marchenkova is the host and primary trainer in the Fit at Forty PLUS Club and a personal trainer at Lifetime Athletic in Ajax, Ontario.

Train With Irina at Lifetime Athletic

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Fitness does not have to be boring! Find out how to make it interesting at the Fit at Forty PLUS Club.

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Cardio vs. High Intensity Interval Training


Cardio vs. High Intensity Interval Training for the Over 40 Crowd? I have talked much about all of the benefits to staying fit and exercising daily. There are many risks for those of us who are 40 plus that exercise can reduce. For example, you can significantly reduce your risk for diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and staying fit is good for your skin. We as humans were made to move and we stay healthier by moving. Cardio (Aerobic) Exercise Some exercise is better than no exercise. Cardio is relatively simple to do and there is no doubt that it is

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10 Ways to Commutercise on the Bus or Train (Exercise During your Commute)


Many of us spend nearly an hour going to and from work. Compare that to how much time we spend on exercise. Some of us don't spend any time exercising. So if we can use that 60 minutes effectively, we can add a daily exercise routine and use our commute time more effectively. Here are 10 ways that you can commutercise to increase your level of fitness. These are the types of exercises that don't draw attention so if you are shy or self conscious you can get away with doing most of these undetected.  1. Stand on the bus

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Exercise Anywhere “Commutercising”


“Commutercising” to make better use of your day and improve your health Many of us have busy lives and sometimes it’s difficult to get to the gym to do that 30 to 45 minute workout. The good news is that we don’t have to go to the gym to get a reasonable routine completed. We can workout by going about our daily business from home, the office or even while sitting in the car. Here are some simple tips to get that workout completed while doing simple tasks. I will be going over some of these simple workouts in my

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Bet you didn’t know you can exercise your bones?

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Bones are alive like other tissues in your body. Similar to muscle, bones can get stronger through exercise. Bone density and strength is usually measured by bone mass. We usually have our highest bone mass in our 30's. Going into our 40's most of us experience a reduction in bone mass that continues throughout the rest of our life. Many elderly people experience falls which can result in fractures. Exercising regularly provides the benefits of more energy, strength, and better balance which is a great prophylactic for fractures resulting from a fall. Part of a healthy bone routine is having

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