Episode 63 (MINI CLIP): Why Should You Exercise at Age 50+ – Debra Atkinson

Functional Health Coach, Hormone Balancing Fitness Expert, and Flipping 50 founder Debra Atkinson has helped over 250,000 women “flip” their second half with the vitality and energy they want. She’s the bestselling author of You Still Got It, Girl: The After 50 Fitness Formula for WomenNavigating Fitness After 50: Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust; and Hot, Not Bothered. Debra hosts Flipping 50 TV and the Flipping 50 podcast, an AARP top podcast for 50+. She is a frequent speaker and TEDx presenter of Everything Women in Menopause Learned About Exercise May Be a Lie. 

She has 38-years full time fitness experience, is an International fitness presenter for associations including International Council on Active Aging, IDEA, NSCA, and Athletic Business, and CanFitPro. She’s an American Council on Exercise Subject Matter Expert, and prior Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology at Iowa State University. Debra is also founder of Flippingfifty.com and creator of the Flipping 50 Fitness Specialist program for fitness professionals. She’s a frequent contributor at HuffPost, ShareCare, and other featured outlets and on the Education Advisory Board for Medfit.org.

Topic is good. Questions:

What are the most common health & fitness goals for women over 50?

What are the biggest exercise mistakes women over 50 make with exercise? 

How does that hurt their results? 

What’s the biggest predictor of health aging (independence, brain health/cognition, reduced risk of disease)? 

What’s the “After 50 Fitness Formula for Women”? 

You have 10 Tenets of Flipping50™ can you share a few? 

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