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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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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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Kymberly walks tall at Rancho la Puerta

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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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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7 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

It’s Thanksgiving, which means the start of the “Eat Too Much; Move Too Little” season. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We share seven tips to help you avoid turning Thanksgiving into Thanks-gorging!

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Kymberly's pedometer

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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Alexandra Walking stairs

Take a City Walking Tour: Exercise & History Together!

Many people ask us, “I am not ready to join a gym, yet I know I need to exercise. What can I do?” While there are many answers, one that’s really fun is to take a walking tour. You stop so often, and are focused on the history and design of the local sights, so it’s easy to get in a nice long walk without even realizing it…or sweating!

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Hiking at dawn at Rancho la Puerta

Be Inspired to Age Actively: Deborah Szekely at 91

How do you picture yourself at 91? What are you willing to do today, tomorrow, and the rest of your life to be all you can be? What do you still want to accomplish? How much energy will you need for that? How will you make up for any “downsizing” that occurs, literally or metaphorically?

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Exercising with Fibromyalgia

Want to get fit, avoid pain, and know when and what types of workouts to do? What if you have fibromyalgia? Question from a reader; Answer from Fun and Fit plus science and some fun pictures.

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Walking for a Cause

Walking is great exercise. It helps keep you healthy, gets you out in the fresh air and is a wonderful way to relax. It’s also a fabulous way to raise money for your favorite charity. On October 27, I’ll be walking in the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, using my Charity Miles app. Walk On!

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