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Alexandra Williams
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Attended University of California Santa Barbara
Lives in Santa Barbara
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Want to know how to choose the best post-#workout snack? http://funandfit.org/post-workout-healthy-snacks/ #glycemicindex   #healthysnacks  
Please share some examples of slow carb release post-workout healthy snacks please (I'm diabetic). Dear Maxine: Fast release carbohydrates are foods that are quickly broken down into sugars. Slow release carbs are foods that are slowly broken down into sugars.
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How much is enough water if you exercise outdoors in the summer? 
Yay, summer is here. We can all go outside and run (or walk, in our case). In the heat. And possibly where the humidity is high enough to make your body look li
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Tomorrow is Global Wellness Day. How will you celebrate your good health? 
Global Wellness Day is a day to encourage living well. This year it’s on June 13th. The meaning behind it isn’t to celebrate living a high-cost life; it’s to bring attention to living a life of balance and well-being. Founded by Belgin Aksoy of Richmond Nua Wellness-Spa in Turkey, it will be celebrated this year in more than 30 countries on six continents.
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Super easy, delicious #Recipe  for Apple Cinnamon Crisp using Almond Breeze Almondmilk Hint of Honey Vanilla #ad  
Do you ever have people coming over for breakfast, have no idea what you want to bake, then just stare into the fridge for a while until an idea comes to mind? I knew I wanted to use the Almondmilk Hint of Honey Vanilla that Almond Breeze had sent me, but that was as far as I’d gotten. So I stared into the fridge...
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My sis has taken up outrigger paddling. I'll stay home and eat the sea salt off her almonds. Thatnks to  #BlueDiamondAlmonds  for sponsoring her. 
This past Saturday, my outrigger paddling teammates and I set a record. But not the kind we meant to. In hindsight, it was fitting that I powered up on Sea Salt almonds before heading out to sea for my second race. Maybe “fitting” is not the right word and “portending” is. Spoiler Alert: I made it back alive.
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Fun adventures at midlife. Brought to you by +AlmondBreezeUS #ad   #almondMilk   #coconutMilk  
Have you had to make a bunch of adjustments in order to stay active in midlife? Or cut things out that you used to enjoy because they hurt too much or put too much wear and tear on your baby boomer body?
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Want some cute bunny rabbit dinner rolls? #Recipe  #ad
Springtime is a time for baking, which includes bunnies. Not real ones; dinner rolls! You knew that of course. At about the same time Blue Diamond sent me Honey Cinnamon almonds (and Honey Dijon almonds), a friend sent me a picture of rabbit rolls, knowing my love of “creative” baking. Voila! I created Cinnamon Sugar Bunny Rolls.
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The mental benefits you get from an outdoor walk are as compelling as the physical ones. #SantaBarbara   #Health   #WellBeing   #FitFluential   #MidlifeBlvd  
Are you lucky enough to enjoy outdoor walks? Do you live in an area conducive to walking? Do you live where you can see the blue sea? What about the blue sky? In addition to all the physical benefits of exercise, you can also reap emotional benefits by getting outside.
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In just a few minutes, you can assess how balanced you are (pun intended).
Do you have good functional balance control? You can find out in under 2 minutes. Also discover which of your three balancing systems is strongest. Eyes Open?
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My friend +Antionette Blake spotted this ad in the Sunday circular in her area. Recognize the fitness babe? And the left side hottie is +Pamela Lutrell Yup, we are models.  #DependAtWalmart  
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Thinking to rev back up your plan to work out? These tips from an article I wrote for +YoufitHealthClubs should help you. Get your fitness outfit ready!! #TeamYouFit  http://www.youfit.com/blog/five-steps-to-restarting-a-fitness-program/
So you used to work out, but fell out of the habit? You are not alone. In fact, you are just like millions of other people who know they should work out, but are a…
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How would you feel if you unexpectedly became someone's caretaker? 
When you unexpectedly become a caretaker, it's easy to get sucked into the myth of selflessness and "bearing up." I'm here to say that you'll also be pissed off, sad, overwhelmed and guilt-ridden.
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Fitness Professional, Radio Host, Writer, Public Speaker, Emcee, Editor, Social Media
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  • Fun and Fit
    Fitness Expert, present
  • IDEA Health & Fitness Assoc.
    Writer/Editor, present
  • Fun and Fit
    Fitness Professional, Radio Host, Writer, Public Speaker, present
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Santa Barbara
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Hermosa Beach - Berlin, Germany - San Diego, CA - Boulder, CO - Lake Oswego, OR - Rochester, MN
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Santa Barbara, CA
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Healthy Aging for Active Boomers
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Alexandra Williams, MA
Co-owner of Fun and Fit

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I have been teaching, mentoring, presenting, emceeing, editing and writing about fitness for over 25 years. Currently on staff in the Dept. of Exercise Studies at UCSB, I am a contributing editor and writer for IDEA International Health and Fitness Association and frequent guest blogger for numerous online health sites. I co-host the international online radio show, "Fun and Fit"  with my twin sister Kymberly. We also have a blog, Fun and Fit. I am also a former judge for international aerobic championships. My advanced degree in counseling has helped me succeed as a speaker and presenter at professional conventions both in the US and Europe, and as a master teacher for university students and new group exercise leaders. I love people, fitness and a microphone--a winning combination! 
Bragging rights
There's a rumor out that I'm witty. I started that rumor. My two teens would like to end it.
Education
  • University of California Santa Barbara
    Medieval Studies
  • University of Northern Colorado
    Counseling
  • El Camino College
  • Mira Costa High
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