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3 Food Trends for 2014

For the fourth year in a row, Kymberly and I spent several days at the Natural Products Expo West, sampling delicious (and healthy) food and beauty products, and attending sessions so that we could share the latest news with you. In part 1 of a series, we share three food trends.

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7 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

It’s Thanksgiving, which means the start of the “Eat Too Much; Move Too Little” season. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We share seven tips to help you avoid turning Thanksgiving into Thanks-gorging!

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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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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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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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What Food is Healthy? And a Whole Grain, Wholly Amazing Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway!

“What food is healthy?” This is a question we are asked quite frequently, mostly by our university students, but also by our 60- and 70-year-old students.The answer is quite simple at first glance, yet in practice deceptively difficult. While you’re deciding what’s healthy for you, go ahead and enter our giveaway for a Bob’s Red Mill – Whole Grains, Wholly Amazing gift card.

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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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VitaFusion: Gummy Vitamins for Boomers (and other Adults)

Once you’re past 50, it gets harder to “pass” the blood test at your annual exam. A vitamin and mineral deficit seems to exist for even the healthiest boomer, and it’s common to be advised to start taking multivitamins. For those of us who choke on pills, a chewable gummy vitamin might just be the solution.

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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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Managing Weight As You Age: Guest Post by Jody Goldenfield

Are you frustrated by the weight gain that seems unavoidable with menopause? How do you address its effects on your body without getting too moody or overwhelmed? Guest blogger, Jody Goldenfield shares strategies and some personal stories to hep you minimize weight gain, deal with menopause changes, and move past frustration.

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