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Total Gym and Kymberly

Ease Out of Stress

What’s the easiest way to reduce stress in a busy life? And make the answer quick, will ya’?! Take a deep breath and read on for easy, free, stress-reducing strategies

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How Do I Kick Back Pain from Kickboxing?

A reader with “killer back pain” from kickboxing asks our advice. And blames beer. What easy tips will improve her form and help get rid of sore back injury?

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A Rant and Rave: Fitness is Not Just for the Super Fit!

Do you find the following workout saying a turn on or turn off: “Go Hard or Go Home!”? What do you think of the perennial classic “No Pain, No Gain”? Motivating or Scary? What workout words work for you?

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Hula Hoop Workouts Ahead

Exercising with Fibromyalgia

Want to get fit, avoid pain, and know when and what types of workouts to do? What if you have fibromyalgia? Question from a reader; Answer from Fun and Fit plus science and some fun pictures.

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Why Do You Exercise? Is Looking Good Enough?

Why do you exercise? If you said, “to look better,” what will that bring you? Tony Horton has an answer that he shared at the recent FitBlogLA event. I bet you work out to ….

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How Does Exercise Help Your Eyes? | Exercise, Cataracts & Macular Degeneration

Got bad vision? And we mean of the eyesight kind, not the future seeing sort. Could exercise have any positive effects on vision and eye health or at least slow the rate of eyesight degeneration? Alexandra’s surgery gets her looking for answers, though not seeing well.

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Exercise to slow down aging

6 Practical Fitness Tips for Older Adults

Do you plan to continue working out while anticipating and minimizing stresses on your “not getting any younger” body? Adapt your exercise outlook to incorporate 6 tips specifically for active aging adults, aka baby boomers!

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Run In Place with the Pack

Running in Place: Do’s and Don’ts

Want to run in place and not in Bad Company Running with the Pack? Or are you ready to Run Run Run Run Away to a Safe, Effective, Minimal Joint Stress Starship? Are butt kickers the best or the worst for in-place runners and boomers who want to protect their knees? You’ll know once you watch our video.

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Try CranioSacral Therapy to Relieve Pain

As you age, do you have aches and pains that come and don’t go? In fact, a huge percentage of fitness professionals and active women suffer from chronic pain. This pain epidemic seems to be a silent one in the workout world. Are you someone whose ongoing pains affect your ability to exercise, be comfortable in your body, or enjoy once-beloved activities? If so, then consider whether CranioSacral Therapy (CST) might work for you.

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Which Running Surfaces Are Best?

Is there a “best” surface for running? If so, is it grass, sand, concrete, asphalt, an indoor track, a waterbed? Okay, we snuck that last one in. Sort of. This might be a trick question. The answer is “it depends.” Sort of. As boomer women who have given birth, we can definitely say that if we ran on concrete, we’d need Depends.

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