Entries by Amy Van Liew

The BEST Way To Exercise If You’re Over 50!

Let’s all face it, most people over 50 can’t do what they used to do 20 years ago, or if they try they end of hurting themselves.  It’s life, it’s real, but it should not hold you back.  You just have to make some modifications and get the most out of your precious exercise time. […]

Asian Noodle Salad

To stay as healthy as I can, I limit the amount of “white stuff”  white flour, white sugar, white rice that I eat!   My husband is the cook in the house and he is AMAZING at creating recipes using these rules.   This summer he created this recipe and it is sooooo good.    Very refreshing […]

Why Start A Walking Program?

In this blog I want to share a bit of what I’ve been learning about one of the BEST ways to lose weight, feel better, destress, relieve joint pain…. First the bad news. We are a nation of “sitters”. In 2020 The U.S. adult obesity rate was at 42.4%, the first time the national rate has […]

Ed’s Creamy Hummus Recipe

My husband takes my requests for healthy food serious and he came up with the YUMMY hummus recipe.   It is so creamy and the addition of the spice called Harissa gives it such an earthy, exotic flavor.   I have to admit it is so much better than store bought and doesn’t have all the preservatives […]

What’s In Your Peanut Butter?

If I was on a desert island and I could only bring one thing…it would be peanut butter.    It is my all time favorite food and I have some almost everyday.   I’ve tried the other popular nut butters; almond butter, sunflower butter, cashew butter and while I would not turn those away, my favorite […]

It’s NOT about the pasta!

If you recognized the subject line you know one of my guilty pleasures is reality TV 😁.    Do you LOVE pasta?  Are you someone who likes to eat large portions?  If you said YES, then I have a “be healthy enough” option for you…ZUCCHINI NOODLES! My mission is to find healthier options for us over […]

How to Make Easy Zucchini Noodles

You don’t need any fancy equipment (except a mandolin and a knife) to make a healthier replacement for high carbohydrate, highly processed processed pasta – Zucchini Noodles.   Here is the mandolin Ed is using   Benriner Mandolin Slicer In this video my husband shares how he makes quickly make these to replace pasta in any dish. […]

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

Trying to keep the processed carb count down but want the texture and taste of it?   Try Zucchini noodles!   They are so easy to make here is a quick video – How to Make Zucchini Noodles Just sauté them up in a pan with a little olive oil and you are set to use them […]

Benefits of Recovery Days

I used to roll my eyes at the “older” people in my life that told me about their aches and pains or that they couldn’t do the exercises I was doing anymore. What, were they lazy? Then I hit 50 and a funny thing happened…I was that “older” person! My body didn’t respond to exercise […]

6 Common Fitness Mistakes of Women Over 50

My PURPOSE in life is to help Women Over 50 Get Moving and Feel Better!    And I am doing it with over 175 exercise videos designed just for us “women of a certain age 😀”. But I still hear a lot of women say they aren’t seeing the results they expect from the exercise […]

Herbal Tea Guide for Women Over 50

One of my tips to losing weight over 50 is to NOT DRINK YOUR CALORIES.   Herbal Tea is a perfect 0 calorie choice AND it can have some health benefits too. Here are 7 Benefits of Herbal Tea and which teas to choose. 1. It Can Help You Relax Something about having a cup of […]