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4 Tips to Make Behavior Change Last!

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Here is the secret….Are you ready? You can’t buy it or borrow it from a friend, you need to face it. Here is what I learned from coaching over 5,000 people about how to make wellness behavior changes. You need to stop thinking it will be easy. If I recall correctly, I heard “that was…

Holy Eating: A Personal Trainer’s Guide to Eating Gracefully during the Holidays

hol-i-day /’hälǝ,dā/ 1: holy day 2: a day on which one is exempt from work; specifically: a day marked by a general suspension of work in commemoration of an event. Webster’s Dictionary Online Definition #2 is very functional. It describes from a practical point of view what a “holiday” is. Definition #1, however, is the…

5 Ways to Make Your Office Space Healthier

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It’s 2015, and gone are the luxury of short workdays. For blue-collar office workers, seven, eight, sometimes nine hours are spent daily at a desk or cubicle during the week. Such a lengthy sedentary lifestyle can have lasting negative effects on your health. Staring at a computer screen can affect your posture and your eyesight…

A Letter to Obesity Sufferers

Dearest, Liz, Dave, Axlam, Michelle, Steph, Angela, Darius, Ryan, Jessica, Mel, Priyanka, Terrell, Sua, Heather, Kelly, Luis, Jill, Heidi, Nicole, Jason, Sofia, Isabella, Mike, Aasiya, Shanice, Becca, Camila, Rachel, Kimberly, Imani, Julie, Chris, Brian, Rahul, Nia, Jeremy, Alexus, Sakima, Valentina, Sara, Lisa, Aaliyah, Daniel, Chad, Amy, Jennifer, Mathew, Tanvi, and all the unnamed afflicted… We…

5-min Office Workout: Relief for Grumpy Sitters!

Did you do this invigoration? If so please click above. We want to get as many people moving as possible and we are keeping track of our key metric “bodies moved” via Facebook likes. Welcome to this first ever movement ‘invigoration’. An invigoration is not exactly a traditional workout. It is somewhere in-between a workout…

Top Health Tips for Business Travellers

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Research has found that travelling for business is linked to an increase in health risks such as elevated cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and obesity. With factors such as lack of sleep prolonged inactivity and cramped conditions (some airline seats are a petite width of 16.25 inches) – this really comes as no surprise. When on the road,…

The Psychological Benefits of Exercise

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We all know about the physical benefits of exercise — heart health, weight loss, muscle development, cancer prevention, to name a few — but did you know that exercise has been scientifically proven to offer several mental health benefits as well? Exercise releases endorphins, a group of hormones that cause that feeling of accomplishment when…

The World’s Weirdest Workouts

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The Naked Gym in Spain In Spain’s autonomous Basque community the recession has inspired new ways of working out. The owners of Easy Gym in the town of Arrigorriaga just south of Bilbao decided to get creative when memberships took a turn for the worse by dipping into new markets; the local nudists. With a…

6 Tips for a Healthy Holiday

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By definition, holiday means a time of festivity and recreation. It’s a time of year to enjoy gatherings with family and friends and to celebrate the meaning behind religious or spiritual events. While caught up in the spirit of the holiday season we may eat and drink more than normal. After all, many foods are…

Do it at your Desk: How to Relieve the Stress of Sitting at Work

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We all know we’re not supposed to spend nine hours a day sitting. It’s not good for our bodies, and yet many of us can’t avoid it. We commute to work, seated in our car or on a bus or train, and sit down at our desk at 8:55 in the morning — barely moving…

Life is your Gym – An Introduction to Deep Fitness

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We believe physical play is bliss.  How lucky we are to jump, twist against gravity, feel a runner’s high, rough house with our kids, or learn to do a wheelie. We are, however, concerned that gym culture tends to deaden physicality.  When we become over-reliant on machines we become machine-like. Gyms, at their worst, create…

Weight Lifting Can Mean Big Gains for Women

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When it comes to weight lifting, many people stand to gain a lot more than muscle. Recent studies have shown that women in particular can derive serious and sustained health benefits from strength training. Here are a few physical, mental and emotional reasons to schedule some time at the squat rack: 1. Clearer cognitive function….

5 Reasons to Stand Up for your Health

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If I could instill one and only one habit in my clients, it would be to spend less time sitting. Sitting for long-hours is arguably as dangerous to the body as smoking cigarettes. Here are but a few of the reasons why: #1 Sitting too much causes depression. This Huffington Post article examines a study…

Quinoa: The Perfect Food

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Most people aren’t sure of the pronunciation and even more underestimate the greatness of this food. Quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse that is like no other traditional grain. Quinoa is a tiny gluten-free seed that is loaded with minerals and vitamins. Containing all 9 essential amino acids, it is the perfect protein for vegetarians and…

Are you Overweight or just Brainwashed? – Don Draper’s Guide to Female Body Image and the Mass Media

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You know the problem.  We have been hijacked. Women, in particular, are conditioned by marketers to hate themselves. Female body image is owned by the mass media. Billion dollar campaigns of fear have been waged for decades to get you to think you are inadequate.  Because, in this state of mind, you need to buy…

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