Lifestyle

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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