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10 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Everyone has great ideas for avoiding weight gain during the holidays. Our ideas actually work. How do we know that? Well, I have been in the fitness industry for over 30 years, I know (and write professionally) about healthy eating, and I have a Master’s in systemic counseling. More importantly, we use these tips ourselves.

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Lose Weight Doing House Cleaning

Can cleaning the house burn enough calories to make a difference? A recent study indicates that spring cleaning can burn more calories than running a marathon. Is that possible?

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Do THIS if you want to Get Fit, Lose Weight, Live Longer, Destress

Do you ever feel confused or misdirected by all the fitness advice coming your way? If you ever wanted to know “what’s the best fitness advice for me?” then find your goal in this post and follow the advice for that goal.

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3 Santa Barbara Walks Only Locals Know

No matter where you live, walking outside is beneficial. And the nice thing about where you live is that your town has a few hiking paths that only locals seems to know about. Santa Barbara is no exception. We’re going to share three that will put you “in the know” for the day you come to town: one on the beach, one at a lake, and one in the mountains.

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I’m Only Losing 1 1/2 Pounds Per Week on my Diet; Is that Enough?

A woman in her mid-40s who is exercising and eating right asks if there’s anything she can do to “hypercharge” her metabolism so that she can lose weight more efficiently and quickly. And of course, we have some suggestions.

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Best Workouts to Burn Fat For Women Over 50

Do you have a goal to be lower fat? Did you know you don’t have to burn predominantly fat in order to lose fat? Try these 4 workouts called the “Best for Fat Burning.”

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Chicken-Wrapped Bratwurst in Honey Peanut Butter Sauce

Inspired by “The Bee’s Knees” honey peanut butter from Peanut Butter & Co., I created a Memorial Day recipe that I think is a winner – Chicken-Wrapped Bratwurst in Peanut Butter Sauce. We are giving away two jars of “The Bee’s Knees” too!

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DietBetter: 4 percent Weight Loss in 4 weeks

We are about to start a four week DietBetter. You get 4 weeks to lose 4% of your starting weight. At the end of the 4 weeks, whoever’s hit their 4% goal is a winner and splits the money pot. The amount in the shared pot depends on the number of people who join up.

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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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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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