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5 Foods to Eat to Defy Your Age (And 5 to Avoid)

Diet choices you make affect your aging process. Are you eating to bring youth and vitality to your life? Or could you be ingesting foods that age you? We recently interviewed Registered Dietician nutritionist and bestselling author, Frances Largeman-Roth on our radio show to find out what foods extend our life and which shorten it. We also are giving away a few of items Frances recommends!

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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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Back Saver Sit and Reach Flexibility Test

We were asked to create a video to address this question: “What muscles get stretched when performing the back saver sit and reach test?” Hint: it’s not the back…unless you do it wrong. So what exactly is the back saver sit and reach test? And is that anything like the saving for a rainy day jar?

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Yoga for Boomer Women: Guest post by Lexi Yoga

If you are a woman in your late 40s and up, you are probably at the age when yoga is a great way to look and feel more beautiful from the inside out. This guest post from Lexi Yoga shares some of the internal benefits of starting yoga as a Boomer woman.

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Healthy Heart: Improve Your Circulation and Flexibility

Bonnie Raitt was right when she sang Have a Heart. You probably have a heart, but is it a strong one? And do you also have great circulation and flexible arteries? Having a strong circulatory system and being flexible should be on the top of your “gotta have” list if you want to live a full, healthy life.

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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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Hip Flexor Stretches: Right and Wrong Way to do a Quad Stretch

Who else is eager to find out whether Daniel Craig’s glutes in the latest James bond film, Skyfall are tighter than your hip flexors and quads? One of them needs stretching – the right way, not the common wrong ways we often see. The other needs …..

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Foam Rollers: They Hurt So Good

Foam rollers are an excellent tool for a group fitness class or personal training session, especially for muscle (myofascial) release. In essence, a foam roller can be used for self-massage, using your own body weight. You don’t know how to use the foam roller?! No worries – there’s an app for that!

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Hamstring Stretches: 3 Wrong & 3 Right Ways

Want more benefit from your hamstring stretches? Avoid the most 3 common form faults. Be uncommon and extend! Flexible hamstrings bring you at least 3 benefits if not more. Bad form only brings you ….

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Seated Posture: Part 6 Sitting Pretty

What can you do about your posture if you sit all day imitating the Hunchback of Notre Dame? A few posture and stretching tricks will help you sit pretty plus look younger. Slouch, hunch, and “schlump” no more. We have spoken.

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