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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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Exercise Is A Strong Tool Against Breast Cancer

Exercise and Breast Cancer Every October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month puts a spotlight on the disease that afflicts millions of women. Rickye Lamm is among those who want to make sure exercise is always included in the conversation around prevention, treatment, recovery and support. Rickye, 67, was diagnosed in 2001 and had operations on both …

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Success Story: When Neuropathy Threatened Her Hobby, She Beat It Back with Exercise

  Donna G. loves to hike, especially in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where her sister lives. Three years ago, Donna broke her ankle on a hike. That’s when doctors discovered she has neuropathy – weakness and numbness due to nerve damage – in most of her legs. Doctors told her they couldn’t regrow the …

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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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A Love Story in Fitness: ‘We Just Enjoy Being Together’

Fitness Partners   The couple that exercises together stays together. Just ask Steve and Lisa Jones, who work out at a gym three times a week and hike or run two other days. They’ve been married 40 years and happily recall their Valentine’s story beginning five years before, when they met as teenagers at a …

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Make the Right Investment in Your Health: Exercise for Fun, Function and Your Future

  At 62, Jeff Lasater is dedicated to staying in shape. He lifts weights three times a week, and he runs on the treadmill three times a week. “I don’t want to live to be 80 if I’m not healthy,” says Jeff, who still enjoys his job in sales and was introduced to fitness a …

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4 Most Common Excuses for Not Working Out

Now that January is over, so are most people’s New Year’s Resolutions. They start with the best intentions every year, but the vast majority of folks don’t know how to properly identify what their true goals really are, why those goals are important to them, or how to set up an effective plan to actually …

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SMART Goal Setting for Success (part 2 of 2)

In part one of this series, we looked at our past successes and disappointments, lessons learned, what obstacles prevent us from achieving our goals, what our personal values and negative drivers are, and what roles we play in our daily lives. It’s important to go through all of that prior to actually sitting down and …

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Goal Setting For Success (part 1 of 2)

Now that it’s mid-February and the vast majority of people who made New Year’s Resolutions have already given up on them, it’s time to talk once again about goal setting. If you can master this simple (but not easy) skill, you’ll find success in anything you put your mind to – not just health and …

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