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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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Easy Tips to Stay Active While Traveling: Climb Stairs, Hike Paths, Sweat a Lot

Traveling boomers on a bus. Could make your fitness plans go bust. If you sit on your butt. So don’t be a nut. Hike if you must. Climb if you can. Cross that bridge and make a plan. To move when you can. It can be done. And be lots of fun. We advise this plan for everyone. Six simple tips to help you stay active while traveling.

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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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Exercises to Strengthen Your Hip Flexors: Guest Post by Tamara Grand

From about age 30 onward, we lose strength at a rate of approximately 10% each year. Recent studies suggest that in women, the loss of hip flexor and hip abductor strength is significantly more pronounced than that in any other muscle group. While often the focus of intense stretching, the hip flexors are rarely targeted in strength training programs. In this guest post from Tamara Grand, you’ll learn some hip flexor exercises.

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Want Oscar-Worthy Abs? Right and Wrong Way to do Crunches on the Stability Ball

If you want look as good in your evening gown as the Oscar winners did, you’ll want to tone your abs up properly. With that in mind, we have a video that shows 3 tips for doing crunches the right way on a stability ball, and the 3 most common mistakes. Bonus: A strong core will help you keep your balance in case you trip on your dress on the way up the stairs!

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3 Exercises You Never Have to Do Again after 2012

We must, we must, we must build up our bust…and shoulders, and glutes. But not with ineffective exercises. As we say goodbye to 2012, it’s also time to say goodbye to a few of the more common, yet useless, exercises that are more myth than muscle.

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Prevent Shin Splints: 3 Calf Stretches

The foot bone connected to the ankle bone, The ankle bone connected to the shin bone, The shin bone connected to the knee bone…. .Them bones got up and walked around. If you want YOUR bones to get up and comfortably exercise, you will want to prevent shin splints. An excellent way to do this is to stretch your…

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Crank Up Your Metabolism and Digestion

What can you do to crank up your metabolism so you burn more calories and lose weight faster and easier? Well, since you can’t change your parents, height, age or gender (easily), the best method is to …

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Kettlebells or Medicine Balls When Strength Training for a Marathon?

A reader wonders whether she’s better off to increase strength for her first marathon via kettlebells or medicine balls. Bell or ball? “Pie, or fly? Are those the only options?” (Recognize what movie that quote is from?).

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