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STOP Exercising to Lose Weight

Major benefits of exercise in general: Improved heart/blood health Improved mood Improved coordination Improved blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood cholesterol Direct major benefits of pure cardio exercise: Improved cardiovascular endurance Improved resting heart rate Improved performance in cardiovascular events/activities Direct major benefits of strength training: Improved muscle mass/”tone” Improved strength Improved bone mineral densityContinue reading “STOP Exercising to Lose Weight”

Can Happiness and Dieting Coexist?

If by “dieting” we mean – eating with a goal of losing body fat…then yes, it is possible. Unfortunately the word “diet” is often associated with pain, suffering, deprivation, sadness, boringness, restriction, and many other negative choice words. Seriously, when was the last time you heard someone say “oh I’m on a diet and lovingContinue reading “Can Happiness and Dieting Coexist?”

Short Term Pleasure; Long Term Pain…

Recently I was listening to a fantastic podcast from my friends at Relentless Dietetics –> http://relentless-show.libsyn.com/rss In their most recent episode they were discussing higher level thinking – how as humans we can think and plan for long term, where as animals, live in the now and literally only react to what is currently happening, andContinue reading “Short Term Pleasure; Long Term Pain…”

50 Ways to Cut Calories in 2021 (Without It Being Terrible)

Why are these ideas not terrible? Because they don’t involve you completely changing your diet or completely removing every food you love from your life. It’s all about finding moderation and creating awareness of what you put in your body. The fancy stuff that most people focus on only matters once you master the basicsContinue reading “50 Ways to Cut Calories in 2021 (Without It Being Terrible)”

Is This Your Year?

  Happy 2018! We made it! Every year people come up with New Years resolutions, and every year, people give up or fail those resolutions fairly quickly. So what will you do to be different? Will this be your year to make the changes you have been talking about for years? Or finally commit toContinue reading “Is This Your Year?”

#1 Motivational Strategy

Flashback to Jan 1st… The following is my number one tip on staying motivated. It’s not some shock therapy, or deprivation punishment. It’s not a 12 step process to becoming a better person. It is however, the most motivational “person” you will ever meet. More motivational than me, Jillian Michaels, Trainer Bob, that other guy onContinue reading “#1 Motivational Strategy”

Take 15 in 15

Hopefully everyone is feeling great, revitalized, not hung over, and ready to kick off a healthy new year!…or not… As many of you may know, I am all about encouraging others to live happy, healthy, complete lives full-time, not part-time. I am also a huge fan of keeping things simple and not overwhelming others withContinue reading “Take 15 in 15”

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