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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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Released in 2013 State of Slim

Why You Want to Lose Weight Affects Your Success

Is your current weight helping or standing in the way of you realizing your goals and dreams? What would your life be like if you were to lose weight, eat healthfully, and exercise regularly? Get new book, State of Slim to find out once and for always.

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Sleep – How it Affects Your Weight, Brain & Skin

Did you know that your sleep habits affect your weight, brain power and skin? A recent trip to the Technogel Sleep Experience Center in Los Angeles got me to thinking of the reasons we all need a good night’s sleep on a regular basis.

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Food, Glorious Food: Tidbits from the BlogHer Food Conference

Food is a hot topic. Or a hot dish (people from Minnesota will understand). At the BlogHer Food conference in Austin, Texas, we learned about recipes, kitchen tips, food security, writing skills, food photography & more. And we ate! And we learned. Then we ate some more.

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FitnessGlo Home Workout Videos: Work Out Where the Pros Go

Wonder where you might win free membership to a new video home workout website? RIGHT HERE courtesy of FitnessGlo.com. Enter the giveaway after you read this post. But first, be one of the first to find out about FitnessGlo.com, where you’ll find a plethora of home workouts you can tailor to your tastes, schedule, and goals.

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Pack Light and Right for Active Adventure Travel

Whether you’re a Boomer or a youngster, knowing how to pack for a trip is an important skill. Based on our recent trip to Thailand, we have some suggestions for items that will make your trip easier and more enjoyable. Hint: leave the battery-powered fan at home!

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