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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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How to Choose the Right Sports Bra

Want to pick the right sports bra for your shape and activities? You must consider form, function, fashion, compression and encapsulation. Once you do that, you’ll never have to worry about being bouncy and flouncy again!

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Abs Exercise for Older Adults: No Head or Neck Strain with this No-Crunch Move

Wonder how you can work your abs without lifting your head or straining your neck. Wonder no more, as the “Bug” core move will give you stronger, more attractive abs. Whether you’re a baby boomer, older adult, person with neck or head soreness, or simply someone who wants a great option to strengthen your abdominals without rounding forward into spinal flexion, this video post will show you what to do.

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Father’s Day: Happiness, Love and Health

What does Father’s Day have in common with exercise? Is there a link between movement and how positively your view your life and relationships? For Boomers, this day can be especially poignant, as we either remember our fathers or contemplate their remaining years.

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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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