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A Walk is as Good as a Run

Brisk walking may be as good for your heart health as a run if you ….

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Hormone Hell to Hormone Heal: Guest Post by Debra Atkinson

To get the hormone bullies off your playground, discover your GPS for stopping the way hormones plot against your best efforts. Here’s how you can put up the good fight. No mo’ ho’s wrecking your plans for energy and vitality.

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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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Fitness, Weight Loss, and Nutrition in 2015: Get More Sizzle, Less Fizzle

How is your new year starting out? More to the point, how do you want your year to progress? More sizzle, less fizzle? One way to maintain an upwards trajectory is to stay up with the latest and greatest. That includes seeing whether your 2015 goals are part of the top 10 fitness trends.

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3 Ways to Lose Weight without Dieting or Exercising

Ready to lose weight, reduce anxiety, and be more present? What if you knew three ways to reach those goals that don’t require food restriction or exercise?

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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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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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