Fitness

Making a Healthy Lifestyle Sustainable in Quarantine

Hard to imagine, but it's been 22 days of being 100% virtual for Avenu. Since the craziness has settled a bit, I thought I'd share with you a few tips that have helped me remain healthy and productive so far. (Actually, I set a goal to finish...

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Make Your Health Sustainable in Good Times and Bad

Avenu's philosophy since day one has been all about sustainability in good times and in bad. Right now is one of those bad times. Right now is your time to do something. Now is not the time to worry about losing weight or training for a race. With all...

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If You’ve Lost Weight and Regained It

I used to put my confidence in my ability to play soccer. Then my playing days were over. Next I put my confidence in my ability to run. Then my body started breaking down. Finally I put my confidence in my ability to build Avenu. Then my health...

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Right now, you need your health more than ever.

Warren Buffet once wrote: "Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked." Right now, the tide around the world is going out: Coronavirus spread Loss of an hour of sleep Global financial meltdown Stress and anxiety everywhere Right now, more than ever, stress...

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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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Obligation To The Freedom You Have

Freedom can be defined differently depending on the stage of life you're in: At 10, you want the freedom to ride your bike down the street At 16, you want the freedom to take the keys and drive. At 21, you want the freedom to have a drink...

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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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One Of The Great Tragedies Of A Sustainable Lifestyle

When it comes to getting your health back or looking like you did back in college, you might seek out something extraordinary to get you there. You might believe that if your training is not over the top, you're not sore everyday or crushing crazy amounts of calories, it's not working. So often...

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Life, Like The Weather, Swims In Uncertainty

Like it or not, life swims in uncertainty.  Few factors epitomize this as much as the Houston weather. Today, we're enjoying cool and stormy Spring weather. Tomorrow, it could be so hot and sticky that we would wish for Summer to be over already. And 10-days from now, it's...

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