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Exercise Advice Depends on Goal: Test Your Knowledge

Exercise at least 150 minutes per week; As little as 10 minutes a day will keep you fit! Arrgh – so much seemingly contradictory advice. What’s an active baby boomer women to do? The best workout advice depends on your goals. Once you know what you want out of exercise, you will know what you have to put in.

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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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Lose Weight Doing House Cleaning

Can cleaning the house burn enough calories to make a difference? A recent study indicates that spring cleaning can burn more calories than running a marathon. Is that possible?

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A Peek Into Vegan Living with Attila Hildmann

Knowing I’m a vegetarian and fitness pro, a P.R. friend of mine recently sent me two books by Europe’s top-selling (almost 1 million copies) cookbook author, Attila Hildmann. The books are “Vegan for Fun” and “Vegan for Fit.” A cross between a healthy lifestyle philosophy and cookbook, these are books worth your time (and appetite).

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Small Steps; BIg Changes

4 Health and Fitness Strategies for Losing and Winning

Whether you wish to gain energy, drop fat, make healthier food choices, reduce stress, cut the need for medications, improve mood, sleep better — to name just a few goals – see whether any of these 4 strategies work for you.

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Do THIS if you want to Get Fit, Lose Weight, Live Longer, Destress

Do you ever feel confused or misdirected by all the fitness advice coming your way? If you ever wanted to know “what’s the best fitness advice for me?” then find your goal in this post and follow the advice for that goal.

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10 Steps to Sustainable Change

To make lasting healthy changes, it’s important to identify the steps that will get you there. Successful change comes from mapping out specific, small, sustainable steps so you can get from 1 to 10, then stay at 10.

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Exercise and Confidence in Midlife: I Am Enough

The link between self-confidence and weight/ health is so strong that it was disheartening at the recent BlogHer conference to see women down-talking themselves and crying at the magic mirror that encouraged women to embrace the “I am enough” concept. But that won’t be YOU!

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Free Health Screenings: Walgreens & the Way to Well Health Tour Came to Fitbloggin’

A few days before flying to Savannah to speak at the Fitbloggin’ conference, I got notice that Walgreens would be a sponsor, offering free health screenings as part of their Way to Well Health Tour that is traveling around the U.S. I totally admit to being a health screenings geek. I love knowing my body’s stats, plus I wear a fitness tracker so I can know even more numbers.

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I’m Only Losing 1 1/2 Pounds Per Week on my Diet; Is that Enough?

A woman in her mid-40s who is exercising and eating right asks if there’s anything she can do to “hypercharge” her metabolism so that she can lose weight more efficiently and quickly. And of course, we have some suggestions.

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