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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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Natural Products Expo West: Scenes from 3 Days of Food, Natural Products and Friends

Natural Products Expo West is the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry. That means food, skin care, drinks, supplements, ingredients and way, way, way more. We were two of over 60,000 attendees visiting over 3,000 exhibitors. We thought you’d like to see a few pictures from the event.

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Perky Pick Me Up Smoothie

An excellent way to start your day is with a healthy breakfast smoothie. If done right, it’s a blended concoction that is nutritious and delicious! This recipe is full of foods recommended for increasing your brain power. I’m making no promises that you’ll get smarter, but it’s nice to start your day with the potential to boost your brain!

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Water: What is it Good For?

Water provides many health benefits, especially to aging skin. For us boomers, the importance of water increases as we age, for respiratory health, skin care, holistic health, well-being and physical wellness. And how we get that water is important too. Gone are the days of carrying water in buckets on our heads, but as we age, water accessibility, especially in the kitchen, is important too.

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Defining Organic and Sustainable

As a healthy living blogger who cares a lot about fitness and food, I’ve mostly associated the term “organic” with food, and “sustainable” with recycling. I bake and cook from scratch, I have an organic garden, I shop for organic foods, and I recycle and buy used items. That’s always been my interpretation of those terms. But going to IMM Cologne, the international furnishings show in Germany as part of BlogTour by Modenus, helped open my eyes to expanded definitions of both terms.

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Does Coffee Make You Happy?

On January 14, a study was released indicating that people who drink coffee are at a lower risk for depression than those who do not drink coffee. Was it coincidence or serendipity that I was sitting in the lavish Miele booth at the Living Kitchen show in Cologne, learning all about their magical new coffee machine that very same day?

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Food, Glorious Food: What do a Steam Oven and Cologne Cathedral Have in Common?

BlogTour to Cologne and Amsterdam begins on Sunday, and Alexandra is going to learn about the latest home design trends, especially the Miele steam oven. While there, she’ll also dust off her medieval history degree and tour Cologne Cathedral. Then she’ll mangle her knowledge of the Dutch language with a stop in Amsterdam.

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BlogTour: Cologne, Amsterdam and Gifts for Your Home

One of us is headed to Cologne and Amsterdam in January as part of BlogTour by Modenus. As one of 14 international designers and lifestyle bloggers, one twin is going to attend the giant IMM (International Furniture Fair) and Living Kitchen to discover all the best products to help make your healthy lifestyle even healthier, for you AND the planet. Read to learn which sister is brushing up on her Dutch (the other sister is fluent in German)…

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TheraFit Shoes Were Made for Walking: Product Review

Do you have – ahem – problem baby boomer feet, but want happy feet? If so, read, watch, and be entertained by our video product review of the new TheraFit shoes. Find out how you can win your own pair while we work on our plan to get Steve Martin to do the Happy Feet dance with us in our next video.

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Holiday Fitness Gift List

Super Shopping or Super Stressful? The holidays can be both. And they can also be much more. Giving. Gratitude. Guests. Good deals too! Your fitness and health should stay front and center during this season. In the spirit of combining your healthy lifestyle with the desire for finding quality gifts, we offer this list of 5 products that promote an active, healthy life!

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