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Maureen Hagan

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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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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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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Fitness Health Bloggers Conference: Staying Fit While Traveling

The recent Fitness Health Bloggers Conference (FHBC) was held in Denver, Colorado. I live in Santa Barbara, California. So of course I decided to drive 1,200 miles, each way, rather than fly. And I discovered it is possible to stay somewhat active and eat reasonably well while on a road trip, as long as you…

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Workout for Dads

As our parents (and grandparents) age, they tend to lose a lot of their strength, mobility and balance. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Father’s Day is right around the corner, so this mini-workout is designed to help older dads (and moms) get around that corner under their own power!

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Kneeling Core Move: Ab-Fab-ulous!

Want an exercise to strengthen your abs and core? Try our Kneeling Core Move that has you upright from the knees up, circling right and left, and working out right, not wrong. All right? Ready for an unusual approach that has your core vertical, just the way you use your abs when you ….

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3 Tips for Preventing Shin Splints

Do you want to prevent shin splints? Of course you do! Whether you are a runner, walker, or simply someone who gives too much love to your calf muscles and neglects your lonely shin muscles, it’s easy to prevent pain. And it’s actually quite easy if you follow our exercise tips. Our first tip is to…

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Chin Check: Get Better Posture-Part 7

If you are like most people, you want to get ahead in life. The metaphor exists for a good reason. Many people literally stick their head ahead as they advance in life. Such “get-aheaders” are technically called “forward head thrusters.” Guess what? Odds are good (or would that be “bad”?) that YOU are a forward head thruster. How can you know? And what does it matter?

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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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4 More Useless Exercises

We offer four more useless exercises that seemed oh-so-clever at the time. By “at the time” we mean “BCS – Before Common Sense” as these moves were either plain silly or actually contraindicated (bad for you). Raise your donkey leg to the hydrant if you did these moves!

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