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Commitment Is The Most Important Pillar Of A Healthy Lifestyle

You and I probably would not argue that being committed is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. By definition, commitment can be either: the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause or activity. To that, we say "Yes!" an engagement or obligation that restricts...

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Entertainment Is Great, But It’s Not Sustainable

The big questions of life have been replaced by entertainment. Everybody is buzzingly entertained but not necessarily progressing. The same holds true in the fitness world: Instead of focusing on the foundational pillars that lead to a sustainable and healthy lifestyle...

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What Does A Life Of Commitment Mean To You?

In David Brooks latest book, "The Second Mountain", he perfectly summarizes the simplest way to make a healthy life sustainable: A life of commitment means saying a thousand noes for the sake of a few precious yeses.  A life of health...

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The Courage To Eliminate The Nonessential

My college soccer coach said that he would rather have us undertrain than overtrain while in-season. By undertrain, he meant that: we finished practice with a bit more left in the tank. we'd take a few more water breaks. his coaching points lasted a bit longer. the...

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Q & A: The Best Fat Burning Tip & Kids Eating Healthy?

What's the #1 tip you'd recommend to burn fat and finally keep it off? Beware of the company you keep.  If you keep good food and drink in your fridge, pantry and at the office, you'll eat good food. When you're surrounded by temptation, eventually you'll crumble. To...

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One Area To “Go All In” If You Want A Healthy Life

Sometimes an all or nothing approach works best.  As Hernan Cortes did in 1519 by "burning the boats", it sends a clear message:  You've crossed a line never to cross back. There's no hedging, no looking over your shoulder. Everything now - all thoughts and efforts -...

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7 Surprising Things My Kids Taught Me About Eating Smarter

I hear from parents that they are struggling with a new diet because their family eats "differently." They are looking for tips and tricks to help resist what the family is eating in favor of some special fat loss formula meal plan. They complain that it takes...

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This Is Holding You Back From Eating Better

April is National Stress Awareness Month and it raises an interesting question: Do we really need an entire month to become aware of the stress we're already swimming in? There's deep psychology that goes along with any weight loss, get-in-shape, eat better journey. And it can add...

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The Sugar Lurking In Your Favorite Healthy Snacks

If you're curious how your favorite "healthy" snack bar stacks up to a serving of your favorite treats, this side by side comparison is going to be a rude awakening. There are more than 100 different names and types of sweeteners and sugar sources out there.  Many of them are...

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Ouch, that was helpful. The Beauty of Feedback

Learning about ourselves can be painful, sometimes brutal. When you're at the office, we call it a "review". When you're with your kids, we call it "parenting". When you're with your spouse, we call it a "loving suggestion". Whatever you call it, feedback is best when it's specific and not...

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