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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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Exercise and Confidence in Midlife: I Am Enough

The link between self-confidence and weight/ health is so strong that it was disheartening at the recent BlogHer conference to see women down-talking themselves and crying at the magic mirror that encouraged women to embrace the “I am enough” concept. But that won’t be YOU!

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I’m Only Losing 1 1/2 Pounds Per Week on my Diet; Is that Enough?

A woman in her mid-40s who is exercising and eating right asks if there’s anything she can do to “hypercharge” her metabolism so that she can lose weight more efficiently and quickly. And of course, we have some suggestions.

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Ultimate Baby Boomer Workouts: 7 Key Training Principles

Want the Ultimate Baby Boomer Body? Personally I am ok with the “Ixnay on the Bikini, but I’ll Still Wear a One-Piece” Body. To get either version, you’ll need to incorporate 7 important, midlife-specific training principles into your workout routines. First find out the 6 ways midlife women are unusual when it comes to exercise.

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Do You Have a Stuck Metabolism?

Trying to lose weight? Like me, were you lean and easily able to maintain a stable, healthy weight until menopause came around the corner and body slammed you? Have you restricted calories, increased your strength training, cut fat from your diet, yet seen no weight loss? Turns out, the above “solutions” don’t really work. But what does?

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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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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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Weight Loss and Self-Love

Women, why are we so hard on ourselves? Why will we always look good “as soon as…?” And we all the know the joke about how men who are 30 pounds overweight look in the mirror and see a good-looking guy, while women who have 5 extra pounds see themselves as 30 pounds over! Except it’s not really a joke. Why do we love ourselves less when we weigh more?

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Lose Weight! Gain Friends!

Women over 50 have a higher rate of exercise adherence and weight loss when social support is in place. This includes social media support. Time to help each other stick to our goals, Boomer Chicks! Want to join our online community and say sayonara to those menopause pounds?

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Overweight and Over the Hill: Menopause and Weight Gain

I gained 10 pounds in 10 days. I do not have a tumor. Now I have to lose 10 pounds. I am a fitness pro who moves a lot and eats not a lot. I should not be gaining weight. But I am. Help encourage me, as it’s frustrating. Stupid menopause years.

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