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I Want to Get Fit, but How to Start?

Susan is a 55-year-old boomer and needs to lose 50 pounds. But she works full-time, then goes home and cares for her aging parents. Did we mention she doesn’t actually WANT to exercise, she just knows she needs to. Wonder what the best way is for her to get started?

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How Do We Leave Obesity Behind?

What do your 70,000 thoughts each day have to do with weight loss and obesity? Can you think your way thin? Is “Eat Less, Move More” an effective and complete piece of advice? And is there a way to bring 30 weight loss experts to your home for free? Better yet, will they do the dishes?

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Healthy Eating – Mind and Body: Notes from the IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Convention

You are what you eat…and what you think about what you eat. At the recent IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Convention, there were sessions that focused on the relationship between our minds, bodies, and good nutrition. As anyone who has tried to lose weight can tell you, the mind controls the body. When it comes to food, our bodies are a result of what our mind thinks, believes, assumes and creates

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Healthy Food Good for Weight Loss

A Workout Plan to Lose Weight When You Are a Caregiver

Is it possible to lose weight if you are working, traveling and providing care to aging parents? Amy and Patti are friends who have pledged to lose 50 pounds between them over a 7-month period. But they don’t know how. And when they aren’t working or traveling for work, they are the caregivers for their parents. Five tips for realistically losing weight and keeping it off when you’re overtired, overworked, stressed out and have no time to exercise.

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FitBloggin: Boomer Health Through Social Media

Are you on a weight loss journey? Are you interested in using social media to help you meet your fitness and health goals? Do you like to travel? Do you like to win prizes and receive gifts from quality brands? Would you like to improve your writing, video, marketing, business and photography skills? Best of all, do you enjoy meeting people who are happy to meet you right back? All of these things occurred at the Fitbloggin’ convention in Portland last week.

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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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Motivation, Fun Fit Facts, and Pretty Pictures for Boomers

Need motivation to get moving now that it’s summer? Whether you are a baby boomer, woman of a certain age, or one day plan to be such, please enjoy the following Fun Fit Facts and Stats. You’ll be ready to lace up your workout shoes once you read this post. For instance, did you know that for every hour you walk you extend your lifespan by ….

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Is Stress Making You Fat?

Recently Alexandra and I attended and spoke at the IDEA Personal Training Institute. One of the many stellar sessions we attended was Professor Len Kravitz’s talk “Stress, Obesity, and Cortisol.” He offered key insights on stress and fat collecting — the collection we don’t want to inherit, pay too much for, nor store for posterity (in posteriors).

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Exercise, Food, Weight Loss & Menopause (and Water for People): Notes From the IDEA Personal Trainer Institute:

What are some of the important upcoming fitness trends? What does the latest research indicate is the “best” way to get and stay healthy? Can someone really give you a cold or are you taking the cold from them? And what do menopause and HIIT have in common?

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Most Common Fitness Questions Relevant for Baby Boomers

After 3 decades each teaching fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages, Alexandra and I have had posed to us a lot of interesting fitness questions. As you might suspect, people all over the world have similar concerns and workout goals. And many of the questions repeat. Over time, generations, and borders. Over and over.
Can you guess which questions are the most common?

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