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Stay Sexy ~ Just Dance!

Hate to “exercise?” Don’t want the drudgery of treadmills at a gym? Can’t stand the thought of joining early morning walkers at the local mall when weather is bad?

Just dance!

Don’t know how to dance? No problem – and there are no excuses. Neither did my husband and I, until we were in our fifties. He’d never learned. I’d danced a little – ballet in childhood, some pop culture dancing in my teens, but after that I moved in circles that didn’t go out dancing, and when we’d go out with friends to events with live bands, for sure neither of us had a clue what to do to the music.

That didn’t stop our friends from hauling us out onto the dance floor – even knowing nothing, we had a great time, and that motivated us to invest in learning how. We knew it would burn calories and hoped it would continue to be fun.

Enter Xbox 360 Connect, just released in time for Christmas that year. At the game store we fielded funny comments about how much our grandkids were going to love their present – we just smiled and said “it’s for us.” Dance Central was exactly what we needed. I can’t tell you how many hours – together and separately – we spent in front of that sensor, learning to make limbs move exactly like the avatar’s to precisely the correct rhythm.

Those weren’t dances you could take out on the dance floor, but they gave us confidence, delivered moves we could use, and inspired us to keep learning. We downloaded some great free instructional videos for rock and roll routines, ordered dvd’s for tango and salsa, took some country line dancing and western swing classes, and never looked back.

Maybe it’s obvious, but dancing contributes so much to staying sexy. There’s the exercise and calories burned, of course, and sometimes if it’s raining and we can’t ride our bikes or take a walk, we dance in our tiny motorhome living room for our workout. But there’s so much more – the laughter, the touching, the excitement of getting dressed up and going out dancing, the high that comes from feeling good about what we’re doing.

So I hope you dance – and here’s a link to Lee Ann Womack’s wonderful song by that name: I Hope You Dance.

Have fun, and Stay Sexy!


Stay Sexy ~ From the Heart

Stay Sexy ~ From the Heart

A couple weeks back I wrote about my success with bone density loss prevention, which will definitely help with staying sexy. Today I’m reporting for my other half, who is a cardiac patient.

If he didn’t have heart problems, we probably wouldn’t be writing erotic romance together. The fact that his life has felt at risk gave rise to our motto if not now, when? and has led us to take risks and explore new dimensions we might never have attempted otherwise.

We just spent the past three months in our former Iowa home, putting it on the market and (thankfully) selling it, in order to morph into full time RVers, living in our motorhome to write, edit, market, and travel. Part of our Iowa sojourn included full medical checkups for both of us. The exciting news is that six years after his triple bypass, my husband’s risk of death from heart problems has dropped to equal that of the general population.

Does this mean he doesn’t have heart disease anymore? Not by a long shot: the same genetics that got him in trouble will reach right out and grab him if he doesn’t keep doing, every day, all the things that have led to this miraculous change. So we thought we’d share what those things are:

CARDIO: At least six days out of seven, 30 to 40 minutes (often more) of cardio workout. Sometimes we bike. Sometimes we hit a gym with treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, stair steppers. Sometimes we dance. Most days we also take a 15-30 minute walk.

STRENGTH TRAINING: Two to three days a week, strength training/resistance workouts.

DIET:  We eat very little that comes in a can or box (well, apart from morning whole-grain cereal). Fresh fruit, at least three a day. Fresh veggies – two to three a day, sometimes more. Nuts, yogurt, popcorn (high in fiber, low in fat), nothing deep-fat fried, smaller meat portions. If we have dessert at all, it’s usually fruit, perhaps with yogurt or low-fat milk.

MEDICATION: He faithfully takes his small daily dose of a statin and a beta blocker. To that he adds a few carefully selected supplements.

STRESS REDUCTION: This is a biggie, and also a genetic vulnerability in his family. Taking a mid-day break, finding an occupation he enjoys (writing erotic romance comes to mind), accessing some yoga stretches and poses, spending more time relaxing on purpose and not just by chance.

SEX: Having sex three days a week or more (yes, we practice what we preach, hooray for that!), at least a little sexual contact daily, lots of cuddling, holding hands, physical contact.

He and I have often joked over the last several years that his first and most important job is simply staying alive, making sure he does all the things on this list so we can be together a long time and enjoy each other. I’m thrilled with his job performance – lovin’ the life I live.

Have fun, and Stay Sexy!


Stay Sexy ~ End Boring Sex!

Stay Sexy ~ End Boring Sex

That’s the motto at GetLusty for Couples – a website we’ve featured on our pages before, and for whom we now write occasional content as volunteer columnists.

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Have fun, and stay sexy!

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