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Take a Load Off Your Seat #2: Adjustable Stand-Up and DIY-Cycling Computer Desks

A while back, I wrote a blog post about stand-up computer desks and how using one could help improve your health, since many people sit way too much. I’ve used a stand-up computer setup at home for several years. Recently, … Continue reading

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Do-it-Yourself Cooling Towels for Summer’s Hottest Days

Need a way to cool down while exercising or doing yard work on 90-degree days? My thoughtful Zumba instructor showed me how to make a do-it-yourself cooling towel that feels absolutely heavenly. (And better yet – she provides them during … Continue reading

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How to Add a Low-Cost Reading Rack to a Treadmill to Make Walking More Fun

I routinely walk on a treadmill at least twice a week – both at home and in the gym, and as an avid multi-tasker, I always read while walking. It’s great, because if you’re reading a good book the time … Continue reading

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Testing the Water

In the coastal area where I live, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has become very popular. You can sit outdoors on a sunny afternoon at a number of restaurants in the tourist district and watch people standing on flat surfaces that resemble surfboards … Continue reading

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Zumba is Exhilarating!

If you haven’t tried a Zumba class, you should! It’s so enjoyable, you’ll forget you’re exercising. I’m not much of a dancer, and the only dance I ever learned was the cha cha in junior high. Luckily, many of the … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Adult Learning to Swim

I had a rather depressing milestone birthday this year and around the same time, a friend asked if I’d like to participate in a women’s empowerment mini-triathlon in September with her. It sounded like an intriguing idea – just what … Continue reading

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An Embarrassing Childhood Story

When I was about 8 years old and my sister was about 5, we went to a children’s running (race) event in my small town at the ball fields behind the community center. It was the first time we’d ever … Continue reading

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Stand-up Computer Desks: Take a Load off your Seat

Scientific studies have found that long periods of inactivity can cause physical problems for people, even if they exercise daily. While sitting at a desk for hours on end working diligently can increase chances of getting a promotion — it … Continue reading

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Fitbit Fitness Fun

I’ve always heard the advice that walking 10,000 steps every day is really good for your health. Although I’ve worked out at least three times a week for more than 30 years (Body Pump, Zumba, treadmill, etc.), I’m a writer and … Continue reading

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