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What is Your Health Worth?

Alexandra Williams, MA and Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA Retreat to A Week at Sky Ranch Fitness Is a fitness spa or resort vacation in your future? Alexandra: My physical, emotional and mental fitness is important to me. Ever since January, when I wrote about trying to lose the ten pounds  that found me, I’ve been working hard […]

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Should You Burn Your Bread (not Your Bra) to Lose Belly Fat?

Is it possible for menopausal women to eat carbs and not increase our “central body fatness and insulin resistance?” Can we eat bread, yet stay trim and healthy? According to science, it depends!

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Rethink Your Day: Move Just a Bit More

When it comes to getting (or staying) fit, some people add more intensity; others more movement. I reviewed the Polar Loop to see if it would help measure both. Would a fitness activity tracker actually make me rethink my day and how I move during it?

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Can Walking Really Get You to Your (Fit) Destination?

Are you walking for weight loss? Health and longevity? To improve your mood and mental hardiness? Then get in those 10,000 steps per day.

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What’s the Best Morning Workout?

Ever wonder what the absolute BEST morning workout is? There is only one answer, and that is…

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A Workout Plan to Lose Weight When You Are a Caregiver

Is it possible to lose weight if you are working, traveling and providing care to aging parents? Amy and Patti are friends who have pledged to lose 50 pounds between them over a 7-month period. But they don’t know how. And when they aren’t working or traveling for work, they are the caregivers for their parents. Five tips for realistically losing weight and keeping it off when you’re overtired, overworked, stressed out and have no time to exercise.

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Women Over 50: Some Days Just Suck – Angst, Exercise & Optimism

Do you ever get into a mood rut, where you just can’t find your mojo, or passion, or gumption, or meaning, or even your special purpose? Some days, being a woman over 50 sucks. Lately I wake up tired and feeling beaten down, and I don’t know why. Turns out a walk is the magic “happy” pill.

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Most Common Fitness Questions Relevant for Baby Boomers

After 3 decades each teaching fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages, Alexandra and I have had posed to us a lot of interesting fitness questions. As you might suspect, people all over the world have similar concerns and workout goals. And many of the questions repeat. Over time, generations, and borders. Over and over.
Can you guess which questions are the most common?

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Easy Tips to Stay Active While Traveling: Climb Stairs, Hike Paths, Sweat a Lot

Traveling boomers on a bus. Could make your fitness plans go bust. If you sit on your butt. So don’t be a nut. Hike if you must. Climb if you can. Cross that bridge and make a plan. To move when you can. It can be done. And be lots of fun. We advise this plan for everyone. Six simple tips to help you stay active while traveling.

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Walk Your Way to Weight Loss, Health, and Fitness

Small steps lead to big changes! Even a 5 minute walk triggers a bunch of benefits. So open up your front door and get your groove on as you move on! Plus get a peek at the world’s CUTEST DOG EVER IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE

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