Beauty in the Ordinary

beauty in the ordinary

Do you look for beauty in the ordinary things of life? It’s easy to take “ordinary” beauty for granted. But it’s out there, and will enrich our souls if we …

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Good News about Moderate Exercise and Longevity

moderately active is good

(Updated 1/12/22) Here’s some very good news about the connection between regular moderate exercise and longevity—not just a longer life, but a more enjoyable life! If you really don’t like …

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Why Strength is Key to Optimal Health

strength training

I’ll admit it—I’ve never like strength training! Oh, I know it’s good for me. And I’ve done it in the past. But I decided I needed to revisit strength training …

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Is Being Fit Better than Being Skinny?

woman in blue standing on a mountaintop: "Fit or Skinny?"

On almost everyone’s New Year’s Resolutions List is “getting (or staying) fit” and “losing weight.” And most people only last about three weeks before giving up. The good news? It’s …

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Staying Active with Arthritis


I was recently diagnosed with the beginnings of arthritis in my right foot. The first metatarsophalangeal joint (in other words, my big toe joint). It’s one of those deals where, …

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Why We Need to Get and Stay Fit

cross country skiing

Why is it we can be the most informed, educated people in the history of the world and still don’t do the things we know are best for us? We …

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The Many Benefits of Nature

health benefits of nature

I used to think getting outside was simply personal preference for a few of us who are wired that way. That some of us choose it because we feel a …

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Why Should We Get Outdoors?

oberg mountain overlook

We live on a beautiful planet. We’re designed to respond to its beauty, serenity, power, majesty. We’re also designed to move — a lot! And when our bodies spend a …

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