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Stand-Up Computer Desks: Great Way to Get Healthier While Using the Computer

Have you heard? Sitting is the new smoking. Doctors and scientists are encouraging people to get out of their chairs and be more active during the day, even if they work in an office environment. That’s a great reason to … Continue reading

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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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The Only Recipe You’ll Ever See Here: Low Calorie Yogurt Pie

I’m really never been into cooking or recipes at all. (The only exception is baking Christmas cookies.) But I found this super-easy, healthy and low-cal dessert that can be made using only one hand! (My left hand is heavily bandaged … 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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Nothing Makes You Feel Better than a BODY PUMP Workout

OK, the title “NOTHING Makes You Feel Better than a BODY PUMP™ Workout” may’ve been a tiny bit misleading – because I can actually think of one thing that feels better… But the feeling you have after you’ve lifted weights for … 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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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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