Summer is just around the corner. You know what that means: it’s time to rummage through your dresser drawers, pull out that swimsuit and face the mirror. Hiding under sweaters and long-sleeved shirts is no longer an option with all of those pool parties, beach weekends and vacations on the calendar.
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Spring has sprung, and these warm, sunny days make it the perfect season to take your exercise to the great outdoors. Whether you walk, run, swim, play tennis or join your children in a game of tag at the playground, getting fit outside makes it seem more like fun than a regimented indoor workout!
When I was in high school, I had a job at one of the first “all women” exercise facilities. I remember a day when the manager handed out samples of meal replacement shakes. The concept of a “diet shake” was new then—and women went crazy for this seemingly magical solution to weight loss. All you had to do was drink two delicious shakes and eat one meal a day, and extra pounds were supposed to melt right off.
Aging gracefully has become something to be proud of, thanks to celebrities such as Jane Fonda and Sophia Loren leading the way. Getting older means recognizing what’s important (friends, family, Fluffy and Fido) and appreciating the simple joys of life (a sunny day, a perfect rose, a sweet strawberry). There’s just one Catch-22 for many of us: Weight gain.
Need motivation to stick with your exercise routine? The solution may be just a phone call away. When was the last time you worked out with a friend?
Ever gone clothes-shopping with a friend and both fallen in love with the same outfit? Then you both try it on and realize that it looks great on one of you – and doesn’t flatter the other. Diets are the same way. Just because one type of diet works for your co-worker or your cousin doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s your path to weight loss success. Read more →
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