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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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Weight Loss and Self-Love

Women, why are we so hard on ourselves? Why will we always look good “as soon as…?” And we all the know the joke about how men who are 30 pounds overweight look in the mirror and see a good-looking guy, while women who have 5 extra pounds see themselves as 30 pounds over! Except it’s not really a joke. Why do we love ourselves less when we weigh more?

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Lose Weight! Gain Friends!

Women over 50 have a higher rate of exercise adherence and weight loss when social support is in place. This includes social media support. Time to help each other stick to our goals, Boomer Chicks! Want to join our online community and say sayonara to those menopause pounds?

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Overweight and Over the Hill: Menopause and Weight Gain

I gained 10 pounds in 10 days. I do not have a tumor. Now I have to lose 10 pounds. I am a fitness pro who moves a lot and eats not a lot. I should not be gaining weight. But I am. Help encourage me, as it’s frustrating. Stupid menopause years.

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Should You Burn Your Bread (not Your Bra) to Lose Belly Fat?

Is it possible for menopausal women to eat carbs and not increase our “central body fatness and insulin resistance?” Can we eat bread, yet stay trim and healthy? According to science, it depends!

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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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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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Meditation, Menopause, and Memory

Who wants to reduce menopause symptoms, decrease stress, minimize weight gain, improve memory, and even boost longevity? All without needing to exercise. So how???

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