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Healthy Living – Your Diet Is More Than What You Eat

When someone asks about your diet, you naturally think about food, right? As a professional Personal Trainer and Health Coach who takes a holistic approach to wellbeing, I believe that your diet is more than what you eat. What if we expand our ideas about the word “diet” to include everything we consume in other …

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10 Movement Snacks and Other Small Steps to Wellbeing

Snacking is bad for you, right? Well, not necessarily. Let’s consider the idea of movement snacks. When we use the idea of “snacking” for exercise, or just movement, and other aspects of wellbeing, it can take us far on our daily goals to live better. We still need our full, well-balanced “meals” of gym workouts, …

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Success Story: After a Rough Year, He Makes It Look Easy

Have you had a rough year? You’re not alone! Howard S. had it all. At 66, he was retired from a successful career as a social worker, married and healthy. Then, 2015. Howard’s wife of 34 years abruptly left him. Several family members died. And he had an emergency hip replacement after a fall. (Can …

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Why Your Process Goal Deserves More Focus Than Your Target Outcome

Did you start the new year with a big goal? Many of us do every year, right? We tell ourselves things like “I will lose XX pounds by this date!”  “I will save XX money by that date!”  “I will find my life partner … or my next career move … or set a retirement …

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7 Healthy Habits to Stay Fit after 50

What’s the No. 1 secret to healthy living after 50? It’s not a pill, powder, diet, or anything you can buy. It’s consistency – nurturing healthy habits like exercising and eating right over time. The whole point of habits is that behaviors happen on auto-pilot like they’re second nature. Once healthy habits are established, they …

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Fight Obesity, Even As the Trend Soars

Do you want to fit in and follow the latest trends? Then have another plate full of heavy food and start another TV-binge session! Or would you rather fight obesity, even as that particular trend continues to soar? More Americans than ever are obese – 42.4 percent, according to new research. Fight Obesity It’s been …

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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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