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“Just Walking” is Just the First Step

I’m often asked if just walking is “good enough” exercise for people over 50. The short answer is: Nope. Sorry, but it’s not. Walking IS a great first step – pun intended. So, if you’re thinking of starting an exercise program, then yes – get up and go for a walk. Or, if you’ve been …

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Exercise is Key for Brain and Mental Health

How do you feel today? It’s a simple question that can bring a lot of different responses, right? You might say, “I feel great – had a checkup with the doctor yesterday and everything’s good.”  Or, “I feel kinda crabby… Didn’t get much sleep last night.”  Or even, “I feel tired and sore, and I …

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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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Heart Health: Exercise Helped When a Dreaded Fear Became Real

That Friday evening began like any other. When Deb C. (middle) sat down to watch “Jeopardy!” she had no idea how scary things were about to get. “I started having all the classic symptoms of a heart attack,” says Deb, who was 57 at the time. “I felt like someone was sitting on my chest …

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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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Being Physically Fit Helped Him Recover from Covid-19

You probably already know that exercise helps you stay strong, healthy and independent as you get older. But it also helps when life throws you a curve in the form of, say, an injury or medical treatment common to older people. It can even help you recover from Covid-19. Take it from Andrew, 64, who …

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