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3 Santa Barbara Walks Only Locals Know

No matter where you live, walking outside is beneficial. And the nice thing about where you live is that your town has a few hiking paths that only locals seems to know about. Santa Barbara is no exception. We’re going to share three that will put you “in the know” for the day you come to town: one on the beach, one at a lake, and one in the mountains.

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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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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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Can a 55 Year Old Have More Energy Than a 20 Year Old?

I am 55. My university students are about 20. After my 8 a.m. cardio class last week, one of my students asked me how I had so much energy. What do you think I gave as my answer? And where do you think all that energy comes from?

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What’s the Best Morning Workout?

Ever wonder what the absolute BEST morning workout is? There is only one answer, and that is…

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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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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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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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Walk Your Way to Weight Loss, Health, and Fitness

Small steps lead to big changes! Even a 5 minute walk triggers a bunch of benefits. So open up your front door and get your groove on as you move on! Plus get a peek at the world’s CUTEST DOG EVER IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE

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