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Get Smarter: Learn New Skills

In a feeble attempt to increase her brain power, Alexandra signed up for a photography class. This gave her a new understanding of the benefits of the RealPad that AARP and Intel designed for the 50+ “technologically shy” crowd.

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What Does Your Fitness Future Hold? Two Troublesome Trends from IDEA

What’s in your fitness future? What fun fit facts and trends did Alexandra and I pick up at the recent IDEA World Convention that might affect your active life? Trend one might be painful; Trend two was ….

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Travel to Tucson

I went on a road trip to Tucson in the middle of August and managed to find some benefits to summer sightseeing. And yes, you can even go outside, if you’re willing to wake up early.

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How Will You Celebrate Your Next Birthday?

Exercising My Birthday Rites (of Passage) at Rancho la Puerta. Travel, fitness, good books (and their authors), great friends, healthy food – who wouldn’t have a special birthday?

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It’s My Boomer Birthday and I’m Becoming Less Visible

I’m turning 56 in a few days, right on the heels of attending the IDEA World Fitness Convention. I don’t care either way about tacking on another year, yet I have noticed a trend over the past few years. I seem to be becoming less visible. Or maybe just less desirable. Let me explain.

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What Do You Enjoy About Aging?

How will you make the most of your second half of life so you can say that aging has certain benefits? Do you agree with our list of the Top 3 Things midlife women love about being “older?”

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7 Healthy Living Products You Want to Know About

We are just back from the annual IDEA World Fitness Convention with some food and products that should interest you. I shall share seven that grabbed my attention, from posture improving clothing to water from my past.

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10 Steps to Sustainable Change

To make lasting healthy changes, it’s important to identify the steps that will get you there. Successful change comes from mapping out specific, small, sustainable steps so you can get from 1 to 10, then stay at 10.

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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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