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40 Plus Fitness with Allan Misner

Our guest today is so much fun! Lyn Lindbergh is a health coach and the founder of the Couch to Active community.

Strength, balance, and stride are more important than ever.

Embark on a journey of 40 Plus Fitness with myself and Allan Misner. Allan is the host of the 40 Plus Fitness Podcast and author of his new book, The Wellness Roadmap: A Straightforward Guide to Health and Fitness after 40.

If you take nothing else from this podcast, memorize this quote from Allan: “You are in control of you.”

Did you know that there are more people who die each year from accidental falls than guns? Wow.

I left this interview inspired to add a few new habits in my life that require no extra grit, self-discipline, or time. These simple habits might save my life as I age.

  1. Putting on my socks: When I put on my socks in the morning, I’ll do this standing up. This will give me a daily moment of balance practice.

  2. TV Time to Balance: When I watch TV, I’ll take the first few minutes to stand and practice balancing. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy. I’ll simply stand on one foot and then the other.

  3. Lengthen my walking stride: Allan has noticed that as we age our strides very slowly get shorter and shorter. I will remind myself to lengthen my walking stride just a little bit.

If you are also inspired to try out any of these habits above, send me an email at We can be sock buddies! Ha.

Allan tells his story about how striving to perform in his corporate job turned him into a fat bastard and how he broke free and regained his fitness. But what Allan normally doesn’t share is his personal story about the give advice he would give to his younger self. The advice was to quit drinking. It was his decision to shift his focus to his health that in turn resulted in finding a fulfilled life.

This inspired me to give myself a 6-week alcohol-free challenge. I want to see if completely cutting out alcohol for 6 weeks will help improve the chronic illnesses I struggle with. My guess is it will. My challenge is starting today and going through St. Patty’s Day. If you would like to also join me in the 6-weeks of no drinking, let me know at If you are reading this after this challenge is past and you’d still like to try your own 6-week challenge, email me and let me know anyhow. I want to know how it’s going for you and what you experience. Let’s wish each other luck!

Allan Misner has created a special page on his website for us. Check out his webpage below.

The 40 Plus Fitness Podcast

Learn more about COUCH to ACTIVE here.

Get a copy of Lyn’s book on Amazon.

Be my sock buddy! Practice balancing by putting on your socks standing up.

Practice balance work when watching TV.



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