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Optimists Walk Faster: Pessimists Die Younger

Feeling optimistic? If you want to live longer, happier, healthier, and maybe even wealthier, then take a look at these Fun Fit Facts drawn from recent studies and surveys. Age actively knowing the benefits optimism brings.

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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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Nature Lovers Live Longer and Leaner

Want to live happier, longer, better, with less stress? Step outside for a moment and contemplate the extent and degree to which nature positively affects you. Whether you hike, walk, run, roll in a wheelchair, or ….

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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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5 Fitness Quotes That Irk Midlife Exercisers

Want to entice baby boomer women into the world of movement and exercise? Don’t scare us off with these 5 painful expressions and unmotivational sayings:

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Exercise and Arthritis

A reader wonders if exercise is an option with an arthritic hip. Luckily, research supports four recommendations, and those are… (click the link to find out)

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Fitness Advice from a 50 year old Mom to her 21 year old Daughter: Guest Post from Taylor Leandro

Guest post: What advice does mom have as I get ready to launch my post-college career? I hope her advice works for you as well, no matter your age or life stage

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Wine, Aston Martins and Beaches: A Santa Barbara Weekend

Santa Barbara, the land of wine, women, and Sean – Connery, that is. In an Aston Martin. Driving through wine country. Ahhhh, such is the life I lead. Well, sort of. This past weekend, Alexandra tasted wine, drove an Aston Martin, toured El Paseo and the Funk Zone, and even got in a beach walk.

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5 Things Wine and Exercise Have in Common

How would you respond if you were asked to speak at a big wine event yet rarely drank wine? Of course, we raised our hands (if not our wine glasses). Then we came up with 5 ways exercise and wine are quite similar. Can you think of others?

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7 Quirky Exercise Options When Traveling

Summer time is travel time. That can also mean spending more time sitting in planes, cars, hotel rooms, and on relatives’ couches. Vacations and travel also disrupt workout and exercise routines. Getting in some movement while on the road or in the air is mostly about looking at options from a new angle. You get 7 easy options for this trip with us!

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