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How Do You Pick the Best Workout Shoe?

Which are the BEST shoes for working out, walking, taking fitness classes, going to and from the gym, or for feet that are in pain? Use this criteria:

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Top 7 Tips to Get Fit in 7 Weeks

A reader writes, “I’ve gotten fluffy. I need to be bikini worthy in 7 weeks — when I’ll be in Hawaii. What are the top weight loss tips you can suggest?” Is this midlife woman’s goal possible? Safe? Sustainable? If not, then what?

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3 No Cost Ways to Work Out Naturally

Want to live healthier, longer, and happier? At no cost? Then follow the advice from Annie Get Your Gun by “doin’ what comes naturally.” The following activities are all free – preservative free, fee-free, carefree! Look to nature and your body’s natural, internal pharmacy to get you where you want to go.

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Knee Pain? Just Say No … Didn’t Work

Any other baby boomers out there with knee, toe, or other joint-related issues? Track with me as I try more than 7 methods to reduce knee pain and avoid surgery. Can we say so long to chronic joint pain?

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Nepal Adventure Travel: The Ups, Downs, Highs and Lows

Elephants and rhinos and goats, Oh My! Come with me as I hike, ride, and climb my way through Nepal. What inspires you to improve your fitness level? If it’s to travel, where do you want to go?

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Great Gait! Seven Steps to Better Walking

Any time of year is a great time to take a walk, but at this time of year you see hundreds of news reports and blogs touting the benefits of a Thanksgiving Day walk. Have you ever wondered if the WAY you walk is helping or hindering? Read to learn seven steps to a great gait.

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10 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Everyone has great ideas for avoiding weight gain during the holidays. Our ideas actually work. How do we know that? Well, I have been in the fitness industry for over 30 years, I know (and write professionally) about healthy eating, and I have a Master’s in systemic counseling. More importantly, we use these tips ourselves.

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3 Santa Barbara Walks Only Locals Know

No matter where you live, walking outside is beneficial. And the nice thing about where you live is that your town has a few hiking paths that only locals seems to know about. Santa Barbara is no exception. We’re going to share three that will put you “in the know” for the day you come to town: one on the beach, one at a lake, and one in the mountains.

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Miracle Marathon: Walking for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Starting tomorrow and ending on October 12, I have pledged to walk at least one mile per day as part of the Miracle Marathon to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. That is 27 days of me walking and you donating. If you don’t, I might sing in public. Then you will want to pay me to stop.

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How Will You Celebrate Your Next Birthday?

Exercising My Birthday Rites (of Passage) at Rancho la Puerta. Travel, fitness, good books (and their authors), great friends, healthy food – who wouldn’t have a special birthday?

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