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The Good Life

I recently joked that I wanted to give a speech at a high school graduation in which I would site a bunch of depressing statistics about their likelihood to get divorced, dislike their jobs, go on anti-depressants, get addicted to social media, and be obese. I guess it’s not really a funny joke but laughter...
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Slow Your Roll

I find that many people often need to be reminded that fat loss secrets don’t exist. As I was considering this article, I knew that right off hand many people reading are thinking, “yeah man! The charlatans preying on desperate people with magic pills suck!” Yes, they do suck. That’s a boring topic to me though, and one...
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Eat to Be Strong

There are several things to understand when your goal is feeding strength. Number one, like any athlete, you have to consider overall calories. If you not eating enough, you will be weak. Secondly, you have to consider the macronutrients, carbs, fat, and protein. Strength athletes are recommended to consume 1.6 -2.0 g/kg of bodyweight (or...
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Run Slower

Seriously, run slower. Most folks decide to register for some kind of race, generally in the five to ten kilometer range, and hit the road haphazardly thinking that just any kind of running will yield results. For a lot of people, especially the couch to 5k folks, this will work well enough to allow them...
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Don’t Blame the Food

There are many ways people misperceive the role of food in their approach to goal-setting. This is a dog I’ve walked before, but it is a reoccurring phenomenon and I want to expand on some of the wrong approaches people often take as it concerns to manipulating their food intake. Diets  The first way, is the “this...
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Selfish or Selfless: How about both?

Who depends on you? Who depends on you to be healthy, fit, and strong? Who might depend on your physical abilities thirty years from now? Tomorrow? Today? Who depends on your mental and emotional health? Who depends on your example? Now is the time where everybody reevaluates their life over the previous year and vows...
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Fitness That Varies by Degree, Not Kind

Dynapenia is the loss of muscle strength, (rather than muscle mass) and is often associated with older adults. It can have devastating effects on a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Climbing stairs, picking up a grandchild, or quite simply getting out of a chair or the bathtub become barely possible. Additionally, this loss of...
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Eat This Cookie Dough

It’s a new year and time to get back on track. Yayyy, right? Not so fast. It doesn’t mean you have to give up all things tasty and eat only chicken, broccoli, and rice. I wanted to provide for you today something that can ease the transition from ciders, hams, and dressings to your normal...
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AVOID This To Live Longer (3 BS Strength Training Misconceptions)

If you don’t want to keep adding candles to your birthday cake every year then this article is not for you. Still here with us?  Awesome! Have you ever skipped the weights before at the gym? I know I have. The truth is you could be impacting your lifespan without realizing it. How? One of...
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