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Do You Have a Stuck Metabolism?

Trying to lose weight? Like me, were you lean and easily able to maintain a stable, healthy weight until menopause came around the corner and body slammed you? Have you restricted calories, increased your strength training, cut fat from your diet, yet seen no weight loss? Turns out, the above “solutions” don’t really work. But what does?

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Incontinence, Confidence, Group Exercise, and Big-Headed Babies

Is incontinence interfering with your life, especially as you move through midlife? Hey, don’t laugh. Or sneeze. Or cough. So what can you do? And what did Alexandra’s boys do that caused her to leave a trail from hither to yon?

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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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Fitness Products & Trends That Caught Our Eye for 2014

We went to the IHRSA convention, which serves the health and fitness club industry, to learn the latest, both for products and industry trends. We share with you the products and services that caught our eye, either because they have something that will work for us as instructors or because there appears to be a fun or unique angle.

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Reaching Your Fitness Goals, or How Are Those New Year Resolutions Coming Along

We are one-sixth of the way through 2014. This is about the time when many people give up on their New Year’s resolutions to move more, eat better, lose weight – the list goes on. It’s easy to understand – the weather isn’t cooperative, you aren’t seeing improvements, there’s no time – that list goes on too! Please don’t get discouraged. Keep at it.

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5 Age-Defying Tips to “Youthen” Your Heart

Do you want your midlife body to stay as vital, youthful, and cooperative as long as possible? Then try Frances Largeman-Roth’s age-defying nutrition tips.

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How Do I Kick Back Pain from Kickboxing?

A reader with “killer back pain” from kickboxing asks our advice. And blames beer. What easy tips will improve her form and help get rid of sore back injury?

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What’s the Best, Most Accurate Pedometer?

What pedometer brand or model do we recommend? Does a pedometer exist that accurately counts daily walking steps? If you had one, would you get to 10,000 steps per day?

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What Can You Do to Be Happy This Year? Besides Eating Tuna

Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA Resolve to Be Actively Happy Did you set New Year’s Resolutions? Some years I do; some I don’t. Which got me to pondering why we consider changes and fresh starts each new year. “To become a better person” seems the obvious answer. But to what end? What lies behind the desire to […]

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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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