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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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What You do vs WHo You Are

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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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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It’s National Family Caregivers Month. Are You a Caregiver?

It’s National Family Caregivers Month. As I’m a caregiver, I jumped at the chance to bring you this important public service information from AARP and the Ad Council about some of the resources available to the more than 42 million caregivers in the U.S. If you’re like most people, your mental image of a caregiver is of middle-aged women taking care of elderly parents. For me, only half of that is true. I’m middle-aged (or early Renaissance; medieval if you’re one of my boys). But I’m not caring for my parents; I’m now caring for someone who is only 57 and had a stroke in late September.

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What Can You Do When Your Joints Ache and Holler?

To live more comfortably in your body, what can you do (besides whine and curse)? Get fitness pro advice on ways to exercise cardiovascularly when your joints are aching!

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What Does Your Fitness Future Hold? Two Troublesome Trends from IDEA

What’s in your fitness future? What fun fit facts and trends did Alexandra and I pick up at the recent IDEA World Convention that might affect your active life? Trend one might be painful; Trend two was ….

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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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