using the knee scooter

No Excuses Fitness: Exercising with a Cast

As I continue to write my book No Excuses Fitness, I have included my experience with exercise and recovery from injury and surgery in this post. Two years ago, while out walking my dogs, I fell and fractured my right hand. I was lucky only to have to wear a wrist brace so I could …

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Shoes were made for walking

No Excuses #Fitness for Extreme Weather

There is no excuse more prevalent than dealing with extreme weather conditions to thwart your plans for physical activity. “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” Henry David Thoreau “But it’s too HOT to exercise!” Everyone In the northern hemisphere, today marks the summer solstice, the first day of summer. Here in …

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Finding Your Fitness

Fitness is Still Where You Find It

January is the time of year when folks think and do something about their fitness and exercise regimens. It is very easy to give up on attempts at exercise when the weather is freezing cold or you and everyone around you are dealing with illnesses and colds. Even I have to force myself to get …

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Four New Year's Resolutions to Forget

Four New Years’ Resolutions to Forget

  How are your New Year's Resolutions going? That's what I thought...or perhaps you didn't make any. I don't blame you. But in the interest of focusing on health and wellness by way of better fitness, I've dug out a few old posts I wrote about fitness and will share these each Sunday over the …

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How far will walking take you?

How Far Will Walking Take You?

In the world of physical activity and exercise, how far will walking take you? This quote by Ellen DeGeneres, all kidding aside, implies people who walk daily will reap a host of health benefits. Sources agree that walking boosts memory and battles obesity. In addition, walking helps address other health concerns like diabetes, high blood …

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Three Ways I Right-sized in Retirement

Three Ways I Rightsized in Semi-Retirement

We read a lot about downsizing these days as Baby Boomers are actively pursuing new ways of life as they consider retirement. "Rightsizing" is a process that implies a less than cutthroat approach to restructuring than downsizing. I have been following Kathy's blog SMARTLiving365.com and recently had the opportunity to write this guest post while she was enjoying some travel. Kathy and I …

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