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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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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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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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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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Holiday Food Gift Guide & Giveaway

Just as with the first 11 months of the year, it’s important what you eat during the holiday season. Maybe even more so, because the amounts tend to increase (yeah, we know about second helpings and cookie swaps)! We made a handy little list for you of some of our favorite food brands. Oh yeah, and a massive giveaway.

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Offbeat Holiday Fitness Gifts Under $30

You can give the right gift for the active person on your list and avoid the dog house by taking advantage of products we have tested, sniffed, and ferreted out. All for less than $30!

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Aquasana Water Filter System Review & Giveaway

What are the benefits of filtered water? We live up a mountain, so we’re on well water. Not as exotic as it sounds. Luckily, Aquasana sent us water filters to test – a shower filter for Kymberly, and a sink filter for Alexandra.

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Baking and Cooking in Seattle with Miele

Alexandra was invited to Seattle to test out her baking & cooking skills in Miele’s new Combi-Steam Oven. Galettes were involved. So was coffee macchiato. And a trip to Pike Place!!! And do you wonder what’s hiding behind the Combi-Oven control panels?

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