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Run In Place with the Pack

Running in Place: Do’s and Don’ts

Want to run in place and not in Bad Company Running with the Pack? Or are you ready to Run Run Run Run Away to a Safe, Effective, Minimal Joint Stress Starship? Are butt kickers the best or the worst for in-place runners and boomers who want to protect their knees? You’ll know once you watch our video.

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Don't Delay Running or Exercise: Begin Today

World’s Coolest Marathons

What is your ultimate race to run? Which marathons would you choose as your top three? Our guest post author identifies three she calls the “World’s Coolest Marathons.”

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Which Running Surfaces Are Best?

Is there a “best” surface for running? If so, is it grass, sand, concrete, asphalt, an indoor track, a waterbed? Okay, we snuck that last one in. Sort of. This might be a trick question. The answer is “it depends.” Sort of. As boomer women who have given birth, we can definitely say that if we ran on concrete, we’d need Depends.

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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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I Am Awesome: You Can’t Fake Awesome

It’s really hard to say why I trained and then walked a half marathon, because I don’t truly know. What I DO know is that I had foot surgery in July, and walked (and finished) 13.1 miles in October. With proper and safe training and determination, it is possible to chase and catch a challenge dream. I am awesome, what can I say?

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Fun Summertime Fitness Activities & Their Calorie Counts

It’s summertime, so that means Kymberly is teaching at Rancho la Puerta spa, Alexandra is recovering from foot surgery, and our colleague Adrian is here to share some fun summertime outdoor activities. Do you know how many calories you can burn playing Frisbee with your dog?

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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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Don’t Be Still My Beating (Omron) Heart (Rate Monitor)

We tested out the new strapless heart rate monitor from Omron, and discovered it goes great with walking, running, pets and dressy affairs! Counts calories too! Best feature? It’s easy enough for even us to figure out!

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Preventing Shin Splints

When you go by the name “Splintergirl” it’s probably inevitable that you’ll get shin splints eventually. Amy wants to know the best way to strengthen her shins AFTER she recovers from the pain, but before her upcoming half marathon. Run, Amy, Run…but first click on the title to read our advice!

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Running a Half Marathon: Hydration Belt or Water Stations? Gels or Sports Drink?

Running experts know that when it comes to answering questions about half marathons and long distance running, Fun and Fit are no running experts. So we chased some down to help answer Amy’s question about hydration and proper training for race day. Since Amy is from Hershey, PA, chocolate milk had to come into the discussion. Does it also help runners?

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