healthy lifestyle

Want to feel relaxed more often? Go for a run.

My favorite, most brilliant therapist I know, Renee Branson, wrote a great article on her attempt to relax over the weekend by running through barbed wire, fire and mud. This was not an audition for a Mad Max sequel. She was a contestant in the Warrior Dash: an arduous, 3.5…

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The ability to take it easy is something you earn

If you sat around and did absolutely no physical activity, how quickly would it affect your fitness level? Most people would correctly say, “A whole bunch, Darryl.” Thank you for playing. Now, tell me specifically how quickly and how severely your fitness level would suffer? You can stop saying “um”.…

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Taking a week off isn’t so bad

I am currently on the plane returning from vacation in Ireland. It is the first full week off work I have taken in quite some time. It is also the first time I have not worked out for six days since I probably was about 14 years old. I had…

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More tips and tricks for the gym

I decided that it was time for a sequel to my post on 10 Things You Could Be Doing Better at the Gym. I am not guaranteeing that the sequel is better than the original. Here are some other workout nuggets you may find useful. They include terminology, training tips…

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The nutrition cheat sheet

It takes years and years of schooling to become a registered dietician. I am not one—not even close. However, there are some basic tips and tricks I can share with you that I have picked up over the years that you can use to make sure the food you are…

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Think obesity is not an epidemic?

Take a look at this map and let it load for a few seconds. http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2010/01/07/image6069005.gif We will ALL be paying for this one day, especially if there are major changes to the way health care is provided in the United States. Do your part: Take pride in becoming a healthier,…

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