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Guest Post: 6 Simple Things Seniors Can Do for Healthy Aging

The population of older adults is set to increase by nearly 80 percent in the coming decades, and more people than ever are facing the issue of how to age in a healthy and happy way. It can feel a little daunting. Here are a few simple things you can do everyday to help increase the quality… Continue reading Guest Post: 6 Simple Things Seniors Can Do for Healthy Aging

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Alive at 55 and 55 pounds lighter – It’s a Great Day! (originally published 10/2016)

It was July of 1962 and I was a 9-month old baby girl crawling around on the kitchen floor when my 2- year old sister thought I might like to try a peanut (a Spanish peanut with the skin on.)  Due to a series of unfortunate events – no 911, fire department going to the… Continue reading Alive at 55 and 55 pounds lighter – It’s a Great Day! (originally published 10/2016)

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Fight for It!

Gasping for air, I tried to resurface to catch a breath.   But try as I may, I could not break through. It didn’t take long to realize my head was deliberately being held down under water and for a brief moment I wondered, “Is this it?”   Thankfully our coach was on deck and told the… Continue reading Fight for It!

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What Are Your Goals – And It Can’t Be a Number

Imagine if your trainer asked you to get crystal clear about your goals, EXCEPT those goals can't have anything to do with numbers on a scale.  What would you say?  How do you want to FEEL?"Because that's really it, isn't it?  When we start out on any fitness or health journey, whether we know it… Continue reading What Are Your Goals – And It Can’t Be a Number