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What is Your Health Worth?

Alexandra Williams, MA and Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA Retreat to A Week at Sky Ranch Fitness Is a fitness spa or resort vacation in your future? Alexandra: My physical, emotional and mental fitness is important to me. Ever since January, when I wrote about trying to lose the ten pounds  that found me, I’ve been working hard […]

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Lose Weight! Gain Friends!

Women over 50 have a higher rate of exercise adherence and weight loss when social support is in place. This includes social media support. Time to help each other stick to our goals, Boomer Chicks! Want to join our online community and say sayonara to those menopause pounds?

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Overweight and Over the Hill: Menopause and Weight Gain

I gained 10 pounds in 10 days. I do not have a tumor. Now I have to lose 10 pounds. I am a fitness pro who moves a lot and eats not a lot. I should not be gaining weight. But I am. Help encourage me, as it’s frustrating. Stupid menopause years.

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3 Ways to Perfect Your Posture: Tenaya Healthy Living Retreat is One

Discover some tips to help you create and maintain good posture. Plus, you can join us (and get your posture assessed) on the west coast for two events – Sherpa: Your Guide to Life Enhancing Adventures, and Tenaya Lodge: Yosemite Healthy Living Retreat.

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Look Younger and Thinner Instantly with Better Posture

Want to look 5 pounds slimmer instantly? With no needles or sweating involved? Then it’s time to improve your posture! Especially if you have spent many moons pointing your nose and nipples to your toes. Stay until the end to take advantage of our Posture Series in both text and video formats. Sit up tall while viewing!

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Rethink Your Day: Move Just a Bit More

When it comes to getting (or staying) fit, some people add more intensity; others more movement. I reviewed the Polar Loop to see if it would help measure both. Would a fitness activity tracker actually make me rethink my day and how I move during it?

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5 Tips for Working Out When You Don’t Want To

It’s December. You’re busy. You’re tired. You’re stressed. It’s cold outside. And the kids are on school break. There just doesn’t seem to be any time in the day for exercise. Sound familiar? Who are those people who seem to keep going during the busy season? What’s their secret? And can we copy it without too much trouble? Of course we can by following these 5 simple tips.

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How to Sit Less; Move More

Sitting a lot contributes to weight gain. Not just total time spent sitting, but uninterrupted sitting especially. But do you know why? And how to work in movement breaks? Are you finding yourself spending many hours at a computer, desk, or tv wondering how to find time to be active? Do you look at your cell phone in disbelief that you have been sitting for a loooooong time with no break? We have some fitspiration tips for you.

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What’s the Best Morning Workout?

Ever wonder what the absolute BEST morning workout is? There is only one answer, and that is…

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Abs Exercise for Older Adults: No Head or Neck Strain with this No-Crunch Move

Wonder how you can work your abs without lifting your head or straining your neck. Wonder no more, as the “Bug” core move will give you stronger, more attractive abs. Whether you’re a baby boomer, older adult, person with neck or head soreness, or simply someone who wants a great option to strengthen your abdominals without rounding forward into spinal flexion, this video post will show you what to do.

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