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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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Seated Abs Exercise: Obliques Circle

If you want an abs move that will make your obliques stronger and help you have a leaner look in the waist, then the Seated Obliques Circle is for you.
Whether you have weak abs or strong, this exercise has a version you can do. And the good news is that it might be perfect for people with bad backs or knees, or even for people who want to avoid lying down.

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Poll results: What Motivates You to Work Out?

What gets you to exercise? We polled you about your top fitness fears and motivators. Wonder what the survey revealed? The top 5 reasons baby boomers work out are ….

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One Way to Avoid Fainting During Cardio Workouts

Why keep your head above your heart during cardio activity? What goes down when your heart rate goes up? Not you, we hope. Oh, and no starting a war for oxygen between your working muscles and brain. Assuming the brain is working….

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Reverse Curls: An Unusual Abs Exercise

Did you know that your abs can do something your other muscles can’t? We’ll give you a hint, and then you can try the reverse curl exercise in our video that targets your lower fibers and strengthens your entire midsection. No neck flexion required. No crunches or planks involved.

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Solving Knee Pain: What Is and Isn’t Working

Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA I knew I was facing at least two knee surgeries. What I wasn’t sure of was when. My plan was to stave off the knife and downtime for sometime in the next decade. (Read part one of my knee saga via this link). Turns out my right knee– the formerly “good” one– […]

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I’m Spa-tacus! No, I’m Spa-tacus, and other Spa Industry Trends

Is the spa industry growing, staying level, or declining? Spa trends offer interesting insights into the direction our wellness culture is taking us. Can you guess at least one trend for 2015 in the spa world?

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Fitness Fears and Motivators: Tell Us Yours

What fears do you have related to your body, mind and aging? What motivates you to be active? Please take our 2 short polls and get your voice heard.

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