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Special K is More Than My Sister’s Nickname

When we were growing up, my mom only bought healthy cereals for us five kids to eat. Special K was a fairly new cereal then, and we ate it while reading the Los Angeles Times comics.

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I Took a Photo Class and Now I’m Headed to Best Buy

I just finished my beginning photography class at our local community college, and loved it. My original motivation was to learn to take food photos for our blog, so I asked for a good beginner’s camera for my birthday. When I was offered the opportunity to post about three different cameras at Best Buy, I actually got a bit gadget-drooly. Let me tell you about them, and see if you also get the urge to update.I learned about a Nikon, a Sony and a Samsung, all of which come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi.

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Who Wants Perfect Hair? Our Trip to the Sally Hershberger Salon in Los Angeles

Over time things change, including our red hair. Rather than curse the grey, we took a trip to the Sally Hershberger Salon in West Hollywood. We’ll let you decide if we ended up looking younger and more alike than usual.

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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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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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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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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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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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