Strong NOT Saggy

Young people have adopted the “Strong not Skinny” mantra. They want to be physically, mentally & spiritually strong. At Zestizm we believe in the “Strong not Saggy” mantra. We don’t get saggy & weak as we age because of age. We decline in that way because of our lack of activity and poor eating habits. This site shares information for people over 40 looking to be strong in mind, body and soul. Enjoy a zest for life. Join us.

Lew Hollander

Lew Hollander "IronLew" has been taking care of his body for a while. From a very early age (11-12 years old) he took a real interest in his health and everything he ate and did. He is an amazing...
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Annette Larkins

Annette Larkins believes we must eat those things that are conducive to great health. At 74 years old and looking many, many years younger this raw food expert is a shining example of how a...
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Mimi Kirk

Mimi Kirks (born September 1938) is 77 years old and has been a vegetarian and vegan for the best part of 40 years. She vibrates health and wellness (she has been voted 'sexist vegetarian over 50')...
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Sam “Sonny” Bryant

Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr was 70 years old when this video was made in 2013 - that makes him 73 years old now. Like many stories I have read regarding older weight lifters he started lifting in...
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Tao Porhon-Lynch

Tao Porhon-Lynch is a 97 year old yoga master who teaches yoga. Doctors told her that her flexibility would never be the same when she had a hip replacement in her 80s but Tao Porhon-Lynch says...
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What we think of old is changing

I recently watched a documentary on ITV called ‘The Secrets of Growing Old’. It was a positive look at the many...
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Get help re-inventing yourself

This is the third of three articles - the first focused on on how I am re-inventing myself. The second on how you can...
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Going through self-reinvention

This is the second article focusing on re-inventing self - you can read the original article : reinventing myself here...
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re-invent yourself in middle-age

I have a dream of a future that is very unlike my current situation. One where I live in a hot country during the...
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7 Confidence Building Tips

There are many ways to lose your sense of confidence which is why I wanted to include some confidence building tips...
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Being inspirational

When you aspire to live your dream you inspire others to live theirs and for me that’s what being inspirational...
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Setting SMART self confidence goals

Are you familiar with what a S.M.A.R.T. goal is? It is a goal that is set to be specific, measurable, attainable,...
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Self-confidence timeline

A great way to review your life as a summary is by writing out your self-confidence timeline. Doing this will help you...
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Complete your incomplete tasks

You may wonder what having a range of incomplete tasks have to do with raising self confidence but actually it is a...
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Being Assertive Builds Self Confidence

Being assertive and self-confidence are so closely linked that it is difficult for me to say whether you build self...
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My high fat plant-based way of eating

In a forum I belong to a few women got together to work on losing weight until Christmas. I thought the company would be great so I joined in. I added what I was eating to the conversation and someone (who named me Zesty) said “ you have a really healthy diet zesty...

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Favorite green juice

I have been making my favorite green juice today. It is a fairly simple recipe and very light on the 'green' taste. Plus it is economical because you get a lot of juice out of the vegetables. One of the downsides of juicing carrots is you need a lot of carrots to make...

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Eating 5-A-day is easier now

I once read that the problem with our diet (lifestyle) is not in the fact that we don't eat enough protein, or that we are not getting our share of healthy fats but that we don't eat enough fiber. Our real problem is the lack of fiber in our diets. So, when the...

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Lew Hollander

Lew Hollander "IronLew" has been taking care of his body for a while. From a very early age (11-12 years old) he took a real interest in his health and everything he ate and did. He is an amazing man in amazing shape. He likes to workout every day plus he trains for...

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Annette Larkins

Annette Larkins believes we must eat those things that are conducive to great health. At 74 years old and looking many, many years younger this raw food expert is a shining example of how a plant-based diet can help us maintain our health. Annette grows her food in...

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Mimi Kirk

Mimi Kirks (born September 1938) is 77 years old and has been a vegetarian and vegan for the best part of 40 years. She vibrates health and wellness (she has been voted 'sexist vegetarian over 50') and promotes a raw food diet. Something I love to eat but only in the...

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What we think of old is changing

I recently watched a documentary on ITV called ‘The Secrets of Growing Old’. It was a positive look at the many benefits of being older as well as some age defining insights into what ages us and how we can redefine our age. Using some inspirational older people the...

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Sam “Sonny” Bryant

Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr was 70 years old when this video was made in 2013 - that makes him 73 years old now. Like many stories I have read regarding older weight lifters he started lifting in middle-age - he was 44 years old and wanted to relieve the stress of a bad...

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Get help re-inventing yourself

This is the third of three articles - the first focused on on how I am re-inventing myself. The second on how you can focus on your own self re-invention. Get help to succeed When I struggled to figure out the best strength training and weight bearing exercises to...

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Going through self-reinvention

This is the second article focusing on re-inventing self - you can read the original article : reinventing myself here The best way to decide what you want to focus on in the future is to simply take yourself into the future ask yourself a question. "What will I...

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re-invent yourself in middle-age

I have a dream of a future that is very unlike my current situation. One where I live in a hot country during the winter months in England. I live off my passive income from being an online blogger and enjoying the freedom that comes from living in 'paradise'. Getting...

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5 non-food related rewards

I love the idea of giving myself rewards when I reach a goal but it is not always a good idea to make them food related rewards. Here are 4 non-food related rewards I have given myself in the past and one that I am still waiting to achieve: 1. An item of clothing I...

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Tao Porhon-Lynch

Tao Porhon-Lynch is a 97 year old yoga master who teaches yoga. Doctors told her that her flexibility would never be the same when she had a hip replacement in her 80s but Tao Porhon-Lynch says "It's just a matter of putting your mind onto it and you can do it." A...

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Change Transition Transformation

The three terms, change, transition, transformation provide us with a clear sense of how permanent change happens. It is easy to change and then revert back to old habits. This happens a lot during weight loss (for example) but real change only happens when what has...

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7 Day Plant Based Eating Plan

It has been quite difficult cooking this week as I am creating meals I wouldn't normally cook so it has taken a lot out of me, but I kept true to my word and only ate plants. That has given me this 7 day plant based eating plan that I can use to remind me what it is I...

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Plant-based protein

I have found myself learning about plant-based protein because people ask me how I get enough protein if I am following a juice cleanse and plant-based lifestyle. It is a poplar question from people interested in adopting a more plant-based way of life. People are...

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Apple and Carrot Vegetable Juicing

If you want to start simple I recommend you start with apple and carrot vegetable juicing. You can include lemon and ginger too if you like although I find ginger is a little too strong for this delicate dish. One additional extra I do love is celery. Apple, carrot,...

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Using portion control pots to limit over eating

I eat too much. I think this is something I can finally acknowledge. To be honest I wasn't sure about the best way to tackle it until a friend told me about using portion control pots to limit over eating. The specific pots that she recommended were part of the...

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Reactions to a juice cleanse

There are many different reactions to a juice cleanse that our body may go through. It can range from absolutely no adverse reaction at all to being completely bed ridden and unable to move for a few days. What makes the difference? The biggest contributor will be how...

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Tips on how to lose one pound a week

For those of us sick of the ups and downs of losing then gaining weight I wanted to provide some tips on how to lose one pound a week. I am sticking to using my juice cleanse and I am also focused on eating really healthy foods plus monitoring my calorie intake....

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Clean Eating Diet

In February 2014 when I made the decision to change my health the words "clean eating diet" wasn't even in my vocabulary. Its 2015 and it seems that many people are adopting it as a lifestyle because it certainly isn't a diet in the traditional sense. To follow a...

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