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Avoid Obesity during the Pandemic: Eating at Home Can Help

How can you avoid obesity during a global pandemic? Before the coronavirus crisis, Mike was dancing through his healthiest period in years – literally. He’d been taking ballroom dance classes for a few months and loving it. Not only was it fun and social, but Mike, 62, also found it great for his weight and …

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What’s Stopping You From Improving Your Life?

What’s Stopping YOU From Improving Your Life? For people over 50 who know they should exercise but don’t, it’s always one thing after another. They say they don’t have the time. Or the money. Or they’re too old… But none of that will keep you independent as you age. It won’t keep you strong enough …

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20 Steps to Your Perfect Vision for the New Year

  What are Your Goals for the New Year? If you want to sharpen your vision for 2020, forget about resolutions, which come with heavy pressure and high failure rates. Instead, I prefer thinking about positive steps you can take every day. Living the life you want to live takes steady, concentrated intention. Why pin …

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5 Ways to Start Getting in Better Shape

  Start Getting in Better Shape – Right Now We’re in the thick of the Holiday Season and many of you are beginning to think about your annual New Years Resolution to start getting in better shape. You know, after the Holidays are over and things settle down. Or, after you get back from where …

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Variety and Fun Are Key to His Healthy New Lifestyle at 69

  Tom Arrington retired from the Navy and US Postal Service five years ago and quickly settled into a daily lifestyle of overeating, happy hours, and couch time. He’d occasionally see a mirror and think, How much longer do I want to go on like this…? Then, at his annual physical, Tom’s doctor pointed out …

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To Regain His Health and His Family, He First Had to Get Clean and Sober

  Getting Clean and Sober – Exercise Can Help   Tony Calderone’s last drink came on his oldest daughter’s 16th birthday, and it led to disaster – punching his ex-wife’s husband and terrifying his kids. It was the end of decades spent drinking too much and using drugs. At 5’ 6” and 220 pounds and …

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Top Ten List: Fitness and How We Spend (or Invest) Money on Ourselves

  Do You Invest Your Money for Health & Fitness? Money is funny. We use it to justify so many priorities, and at least as many rationalizations. So, when people say they don’t have the money to spend on fitness, it’s helpful to pause and ask: Do you not have the money to spend, or …

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How To Stick With It

Starting on the road to fitness or a healthier lifestyle can be challenging enough. But staying on that road for the long haul? Well, that can be another issue altogether. That’s how Clay Lambert feels these days. The 56-year-old journalist is off to a great start in exercising more and eating better. In just three …

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The Power of Knowing Why: What’s Your Main Motivation for Fitness?

What’s your primary motivation for fitness? If you want to get fit or stay fit after 50, you need a good motivator — a primary reason why you want to exercise, eat right, and live a healthy lifestyle. I talk to people about this all the time. Active adults have powerful, compelling reasons why they lift …

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The First Excuse Is the Worst Excuse: Yes, You Really Do Have Time

As a Personal Trainer and Health Coach, the worst excuse people come up with for not keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is “I don’t have time for exercise.” This is basically the grown-up version of “The dog ate my homework.” Worst Excuse “I don’t have time to exercise.” How many times have you said …

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