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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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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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7 Quirky Exercise Options When Traveling

Summer time is travel time. That can also mean spending more time sitting in planes, cars, hotel rooms, and on relatives’ couches. Vacations and travel also disrupt workout and exercise routines. Getting in some movement while on the road or in the air is mostly about looking at options from a new angle. You get 7 easy options for this trip with us!

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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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Best Workout Surfaces

As a boomer and group fitness instructor with one reconstructed knee and a fused big toe (both due to soccer), I am always mindful about the surfaces I exercise on. Some surfaces hurt; others feel cushiony and safe. Whether you have an injury or are trying to prevent one, it’s smart to work out on a forgiving, protective surface. I tested out Regupol flooring to see if it met the Three S’s.

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What is Your Health Worth?

Alexandra Williams, MA and Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA Retreat to A Week at Sky Ranch Fitness Is a fitness spa or resort vacation in your future? Alexandra: My physical, emotional and mental fitness is important to me. Ever since January, when I wrote about trying to lose the ten pounds  that found me, I’ve been working hard […]

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Reaching Your Fitness Goals, or How Are Those New Year Resolutions Coming Along

We are one-sixth of the way through 2014. This is about the time when many people give up on their New Year’s resolutions to move more, eat better, lose weight – the list goes on. It’s easy to understand – the weather isn’t cooperative, you aren’t seeing improvements, there’s no time – that list goes on too! Please don’t get discouraged. Keep at it.

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Weight Loss and Self-Love

Women, why are we so hard on ourselves? Why will we always look good “as soon as…?” And we all the know the joke about how men who are 30 pounds overweight look in the mirror and see a good-looking guy, while women who have 5 extra pounds see themselves as 30 pounds over! Except it’s not really a joke. Why do we love ourselves less when we weigh more?

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5 Tips for Working Out When You Don’t Want To

It’s December. You’re busy. You’re tired. You’re stressed. It’s cold outside. And the kids are on school break. There just doesn’t seem to be any time in the day for exercise. Sound familiar? Who are those people who seem to keep going during the busy season? What’s their secret? And can we copy it without too much trouble? Of course we can by following these 5 simple tips.

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Take a City Walking Tour: Exercise & History Together!

Many people ask us, “I am not ready to join a gym, yet I know I need to exercise. What can I do?” While there are many answers, one that’s really fun is to take a walking tour. You stop so often, and are focused on the history and design of the local sights, so it’s easy to get in a nice long walk without even realizing it…or sweating!

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