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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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It’s National Family Caregivers Month. Are You a Caregiver?

It’s National Family Caregivers Month. As I’m a caregiver, I jumped at the chance to bring you this important public service information from AARP and the Ad Council about some of the resources available to the more than 42 million caregivers in the U.S. If you’re like most people, your mental image of a caregiver is of middle-aged women taking care of elderly parents. For me, only half of that is true. I’m middle-aged (or early Renaissance; medieval if you’re one of my boys). But I’m not caring for my parents; I’m now caring for someone who is only 57 and had a stroke in late September.

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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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Fitness Advice from a 50 year old Mom to her 21 year old Daughter: Guest Post from Taylor Leandro

Guest post: What advice does mom have as I get ready to launch my post-college career? I hope her advice works for you as well, no matter your age or life stage

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Benefits of a Spa: We Went to Glen Ivy Hot Springs & Learned How to Relax (and Have Great Skin)

As a new year begins, many of us resolve to put our health first. Good health includes your mood, skin, ability to laugh, and movement, of course! Purely for scientific reasons (!!!) we went to Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Corona, California to test out the medicinal waters in the 19 pools, plus some of the treatments. Happy New Year to us all!

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Who Inspires You to Live a Fit and Healthy Life?

We were invited by Attune Foods to write about our #FitClean role models. We decided to take them up on it and share who inspired us to live active lives. Both of us stuck close to home for our inspiration choices, while talking about how we then traveled the world with fitness!

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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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Transformative Travel: 11 Helpful Tips for Travelers

How far from home do you have to travel be changed or transformed to a somewhat (or possibly completely) different person? And can travel really change how you think, observe and respond to the world? I say it can and does. In 1973, my mom took 4 of her 5 kids (all teens) backpacking through Europe. Before we left California, she explained that we were ambassadors from our culture/ country, and shared 11 tips that would affect how we view the world.

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Father’s Day: Happiness, Love and Health

What does Father’s Day have in common with exercise? Is there a link between movement and how positively your view your life and relationships? For Boomers, this day can be especially poignant, as we either remember our fathers or contemplate their remaining years.

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Drenched 5K Run is Coming: Ready for Some Summer Fun?

Want a fun activity that is sort of a 5K, but without the actual need to race? The Drenched 5K summer fun run is coming. You don’t even have to run! Our kind of Boomer fun. Family-friendly. A water fight. And a summer party. A fun run. Or walk. Or mosey.

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