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Exercises That Are Joint-Friendly for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Got sore joints but want to work out? A reader with Felty’s syndrome (a rare form of rheumatoid arthritis) as us what she can do to restart an exercise program after a 5 year hiatus. Her bones ache and body talks back to her, but she does have options.

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Are These Boomer-Friendly Fitness Trends in Your Future?

Which fitness products, trends, and exercises lie in your future active life? Catch highlights from the recent 2015 IHRSA Convention and Trade show. Would you try these new things suited for Boomers (or anyone who wants to age actively, yet has joint aches and pains and limitations)?!

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Seated Abs Exercise: Obliques Circle

If you want an abs move that will make your obliques stronger and help you have a leaner look in the waist, then the Seated Obliques Circle is for you.
Whether you have weak abs or strong, this exercise has a version you can do. And the good news is that it might be perfect for people with bad backs or knees, or even for people who want to avoid lying down.

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One Way to Avoid Fainting During Cardio Workouts

Why keep your head above your heart during cardio activity? What goes down when your heart rate goes up? Not you, we hope. Oh, and no starting a war for oxygen between your working muscles and brain. Assuming the brain is working….

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Solving Knee Pain: What Is and Isn’t Working

Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA I knew I was facing at least two knee surgeries. What I wasn’t sure of was when. My plan was to stave off the knife and downtime for sometime in the next decade. (Read part one of my knee saga via this link). Turns out my right knee– the formerly “good” one– […]

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Fun + Fit + Midlife = Functional Aging Specialists

If you move better, you feel better. And when you feel better, you …. Find out how this relates to the Functional Aging Specialist Certification we are on our way to earning.

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“The Other Talk”: Changing the Conversation about Postmenopause

After we reach age 50, are there still some things that mom knows best? Well, as you’ll see in this funny video “The Other Talk”, the answer is a resounding YES, especially when it comes to post menopause. “The Other Talk” uses the premise of ‘the talk’ recognized as a cultural event in life where mothers talk with their teenage daughters about sex. “The Other Talk” expands this coming of age tradition to the next generation with a hilarious take on how that conversation unfolds some 40 years later

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Knee Pain? Just Say No … Didn’t Work

Any other baby boomers out there with knee, toe, or other joint-related issues? Track with me as I try more than 7 methods to reduce knee pain and avoid surgery. Can we say so long to chronic joint pain?

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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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Can Your Wearable Medical Technology Do All This?

What are some of the technology options midlifers, older adults, and caregivers can take advantage of? The inventions and capabilities are pretty cool and ingenious! In fact, we’ll go so far as to say you can find wearable technology that covers land, water, and air! To assess what is best for your situation, consider the following 7 actions:

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