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Exercise and Confidence in Midlife: I Am Enough

The link between self-confidence and weight/ health is so strong that it was disheartening at the recent BlogHer conference to see women down-talking themselves and crying at the magic mirror that encouraged women to embrace the “I am enough” concept. But that won’t be YOU!

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5 Fitness Quotes That Irk Midlife Exercisers

Want to entice baby boomer women into the world of movement and exercise? Don’t scare us off with these 5 painful expressions and unmotivational sayings:

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Exercise and Arthritis

A reader wonders if exercise is an option with an arthritic hip. Luckily, research supports four recommendations, and those are… (click the link to find out)

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Free Health Screenings: Walgreens & the Way to Well Health Tour Came to Fitbloggin’

A few days before flying to Savannah to speak at the Fitbloggin’ conference, I got notice that Walgreens would be a sponsor, offering free health screenings as part of their Way to Well Health Tour that is traveling around the U.S. I totally admit to being a health screenings geek. I love knowing my body’s stats, plus I wear a fitness tracker so I can know even more numbers.

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I’m Only Losing 1 1/2 Pounds Per Week on my Diet; Is that Enough?

A woman in her mid-40s who is exercising and eating right asks if there’s anything she can do to “hypercharge” her metabolism so that she can lose weight more efficiently and quickly. And of course, we have some suggestions.

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Good, Better, Best Bod Yet with DietBet

DietBet is an online game where you lose 4% of your weight in a 4 week span. If you make your weight loss goal, you share in the money pot. Want to join us? Is it too late to join in? No!

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Honor the Isla Vista Murder Victims

This post was scheduled to be a reminder of our DietBet that is starting. But I live in Santa Barbara and teach at UCSB where the six murdered students attended. I am very sad, and all I can think about is the parents of the victims.

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Best Workout Surfaces

As a boomer and group fitness instructor with one reconstructed knee and a fused big toe (both due to soccer), I am always mindful about the surfaces I exercise on. Some surfaces hurt; others feel cushiony and safe. Whether you have an injury or are trying to prevent one, it’s smart to work out on a forgiving, protective surface. I tested out Regupol flooring to see if it met the Three S’s.

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5 Worrisome Challenges Facing Older Adults

What would you do with 30 extra years of life? Give them back due to concern about adding years to your life without adding life to those years? Or make an active aging plan based on 5 key suggestions.

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Can a 55 Year Old Have More Energy Than a 20 Year Old?

I am 55. My university students are about 20. After my 8 a.m. cardio class last week, one of my students asked me how I had so much energy. What do you think I gave as my answer? And where do you think all that energy comes from?

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