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7 Healthy Living Products You Want to Know About

We are just back from the annual IDEA World Fitness Convention with some food and products that should interest you. I shall share seven that grabbed my attention, from posture improving clothing to water from my past.

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picture of Alexandra and Kymberly in the early 1970s

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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Best hike dog ever

Hiking at Sky Ranch Fitness Spa: My Naughty Dog Story

Are you ready for a low class poop story to reveal how high class the Sky Ranch Fitness Spa experience is? First, to cut to the chase: If you are looking for a beautiful, healthy, intimate spa getaway that emphasizes hiking, movement classes, personal attention and nutritious meals, this is the place for you. Now back to the part of my week that was really stinky!

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Running on the Lancaster Mennonite High Regupol track

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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Kymberly and Alexandra in the 80s

Insider List of Resources to Help You Age Actively

If you want to be more fit inside and out, then check out our suggestions of books and audio resources. Read and listen to what fit pros access.

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Incontinence, Confidence, Group Exercise, and Big-Headed Babies

Is incontinence interfering with your life, especially as you move through midlife? Hey, don’t laugh. Or sneeze. Or cough. So what can you do? And what did Alexandra’s boys do that caused her to leave a trail from hither to yon?

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Looking for Wellness in All the Right Places: Tenaya Lodge Health and Wellness Retreat

Make a worthwhile investment in your happiness and well-being by attending the Tenaya Lodge health retreat in the Ascent Spa. But only if you like walking amongst pines, getting massages, eating 5 star healthy cuisine, and hearing from expert pros on ways to live a healthy, well, enjoyable life. And mints on your pillow.

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Fitness Products & Trends That Caught Our Eye for 2014

We went to the IHRSA convention, which serves the health and fitness club industry, to learn the latest, both for products and industry trends. We share with you the products and services that caught our eye, either because they have something that will work for us as instructors or because there appears to be a fun or unique angle.

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Depend Protective Undies

Time to Leak a Big, Embarrassing Secret About Active Aging

No secret leaking here! What do you do to manage incontinence, especially when exercising, laughing, or coughing? Have you curtailed activities out of pee worry? We suggest …

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Kymberly walks tall at Rancho la Puerta

What’s the Best, Most Accurate Pedometer?

What pedometer brand or model do we recommend? Does a pedometer exist that accurately counts daily walking steps? If you had one, would you get to 10,000 steps per day?

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