Category Archives: fitness

Weight Watchers Now: Wow!

The last (and only) time I was a Weight Watchers member was 14 years ago when they offered a program at work. Got down to my goal and became a lifetime member. But somehow over the years, the weight slowly … Continue reading

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Alexa’s Cool New Feature: Get Fitbit Stats on Amazon Echo

Have an Amazon Echo? Have a Fitbit fitness tracker? Now you can set them up to “talk” to each other. One of the most recent tricks Alexa (the Siri-like speaker on the Amazon Echo digital assistant) can do is give … Continue reading

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The Old Lady Hobble: When You Sit for a Long Time, Then Walk

After sitting for an extended time, when you get up, do you do the old lady hobble for the first few steps?

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7 Things You May Not Know about Fitbit

Fitbits are so helpful in providing motivation to be more active! I’ve been using one for more than two years now and discovered some interesting Fitbit facts you may not know.

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Aerial Adventure Park: A Unique and Exciting Fitness Experience

A trip to an aerial adventure park is something everyone should try! As you perform each of the above-ground challenges, your emotions range from slightly scared to euphoric. It’s an exhilarating experience to put your body to the test and … Continue reading

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Aerial Yoga: A Fun and Uplifting Experience

For a truly unique fitness experience, try an aerial yoga class — stretching and posing using long fabric slings suspended from the ceiling as supports.

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Sports and Hobbies: How Many Can You Squeeze into a Lifetime? 79 So Far…

Recently wrote a blog post about the many crafts I’ve done through the years and realized I’ve also gone through an extreme number of non-craft hobby “phases,” too.

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Exotic Chair Dancing: Not Your Grandma’s Exercise Routine

I took my first chair dancing class at Inversions, a local pole fitness studio, tonight. And am almost at a loss for words to describe it. Let’s just say it’s not grandma sitting on a straight-backed chair watching a nice … Continue reading

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Ping Pong: Not Ready for the Olympics

During September 2014, I published a post called Boost Happiness: Bring Back Fun Activities that Fell Along with Wayside. One of the things I always enjoyed and wanted to take up again was ping pong. Now, most people with that … Continue reading

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Dragon Boating: A Unique and Fun Team Sport

Dragon boating is a unique, fun sport. I recently registered with the Charleston Paddle Club meet-up group and joined some members of the local dragon boat team for an hour-long morning practice session on the Ashley River. (Members compete in … Continue reading

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