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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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Why Do You Exercise? Is Looking Good Enough?

Why do you exercise? If you said, “to look better,” what will that bring you? Tony Horton has an answer that he shared at the recent FitBlogLA event. I bet you work out to ….

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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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Midlife Fitness and Health Lessons from My Dog

Want more happiness, better health, and greater fitness? Learn from a Top Dog how we humans can increase our Boom Chicka Boomer midlife quality. Move over menopause; time for puppy paws!

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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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