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Get Smarter: Learn New Skills

In a feeble attempt to increase her brain power, Alexandra signed up for a photography class. This gave her a new understanding of the benefits of the RealPad that AARP and Intel designed for the 50+ “technologically shy” crowd.

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What Does Your Fitness Future Hold? Two Troublesome Trends from IDEA

What’s in your fitness future? What fun fit facts and trends did Alexandra and I pick up at the recent IDEA World Convention that might affect your active life? Trend one might be painful; Trend two was ….

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It’s My Boomer Birthday and I’m Becoming Less Visible

I’m turning 56 in a few days, right on the heels of attending the IDEA World Fitness Convention. I don’t care either way about tacking on another year, yet I have noticed a trend over the past few years. I seem to be becoming less visible. Or maybe just less desirable. Let me explain.

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Facials, Feet and Fitness

Part of active aging is taking care of your feet and face, especially if you walk outdoors as often as I do. If your feet are in pain, you won’t want to walk, dance, stand, run, or anything else that is upright. And I’m fairly vain, so I want to have skin that is sunburn-resistant and elastic. Dry and wrinkly is a great way to advertise raisins, not faces.

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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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