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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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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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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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Prevent Shin Splints: 3 Calf Stretches

The foot bone connected to the ankle bone, The ankle bone connected to the shin bone, The shin bone connected to the knee bone…. .Them bones got up and walked around. If you want YOUR bones to get up and comfortably exercise, you will want to prevent shin splints. An excellent way to do this is to stretch your…

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3 Tips for Preventing Shin Splints

Do you want to prevent shin splints? Of course you do! Whether you are a runner, walker, or simply someone who gives too much love to your calf muscles and neglects your lonely shin muscles, it’s easy to prevent pain. And it’s actually quite easy if you follow our exercise tips. Our first tip is to…

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Preventing Shin Splints

When you go by the name “Splintergirl” it’s probably inevitable that you’ll get shin splints eventually. Amy wants to know the best way to strengthen her shins AFTER she recovers from the pain, but before her upcoming half marathon. Run, Amy, Run…but first click on the title to read our advice!

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Footwear or Not to Wear? That is the Question

High-tops, barefoot slippers, MaryJanes, stilettos – just what is the RIGHT shoe for cardio activity? Why can some people wear the lightweight, flexible shoes and others get injured? Only the foot (and ankle, knee, and hip) know for sure! Click on the title to find out if there’s a BEST shoe.

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Shin Splints S.O.S.

Shin splints hurt. How can you get rid of them? How can you prevent them? Why do so many runners insist on wearing old, crummy shoes?

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