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Facials, Feet and Fitness

Part of active aging is taking care of your feet and face, especially if you walk outdoors as often as I do. If your feet are in pain, you won’t want to walk, dance, stand, run, or anything else that is upright. And I’m fairly vain, so I want to have skin that is sunburn-resistant and elastic. Dry and wrinkly is a great way to advertise raisins, not faces.

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5 Fitness Quotes That Irk Midlife Exercisers

Want to entice baby boomer women into the world of movement and exercise? Don’t scare us off with these 5 painful expressions and unmotivational sayings:

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Exercise and Arthritis

A reader wonders if exercise is an option with an arthritic hip. Luckily, research supports four recommendations, and those are… (click the link to find out)

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7 Quirky Exercise Options When Traveling

Summer time is travel time. That can also mean spending more time sitting in planes, cars, hotel rooms, and on relatives’ couches. Vacations and travel also disrupt workout and exercise routines. Getting in some movement while on the road or in the air is mostly about looking at options from a new angle. You get 7 easy options for this trip with us!

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Honor the Isla Vista Murder Victims

This post was scheduled to be a reminder of our DietBet that is starting. But I live in Santa Barbara and teach at UCSB where the six murdered students attended. I am very sad, and all I can think about is the parents of the victims.

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Best Workout Surfaces

As a boomer and group fitness instructor with one reconstructed knee and a fused big toe (both due to soccer), I am always mindful about the surfaces I exercise on. Some surfaces hurt; others feel cushiony and safe. Whether you have an injury or are trying to prevent one, it’s smart to work out on a forgiving, protective surface. I tested out Regupol flooring to see if it met the Three S’s.

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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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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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