Does Choosing Salads Lead To Eating More Cookies?

Are your healthy decisions throughout the day, choosing a healthy option at lunch or making time for the gym, actually backfiring and causing you to be more unhealthy? Find out how you can combat the desire to reward yourself with the bad stuff.

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The Definitive Guide To Busting Through Plateaus

Tired of spinning your wheels with no progress to show for your effort? This article covers all the possible reasons why your progress has stopped, and what you can do about it.

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How To Stay Active While Working From Home

Working from home presents a unique set of challenges to those used to moving throughout the day. Follow this advice to keep yourself healthy and active throughout the workday.

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How The Scale Deceives You (And Other Measures of Success)

How the bathroom scale lies, and other ways to measure progress in your fitness program.

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The Unspoken Power of Encouragement

Yet, without any words exchanged, here we were. Two strangers; me motivating her to keep going, and her the same to me.

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Why Weight Loss Is Harder Than A College Degree

For many people school isn’t particularly fun. Sure, you get to visit with your friends or you might even have a class or two that pique your interest. This is usually outweighed by the required courses for your degree that bore you to death. (Does anyone actually like bio-chem? Or statistics? How about an entire…

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3 Tips To “Fall” Back In Love With Running

Use these strategies to keep your love for running strong even as the temperatures decline.

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Why Not You? – An Inspiring Weight Loss Transformation Story

An incredible 10-year weight loss transformation story. Extraordinary people are created through daily actions and decisions.

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Follow This Advice to Build Your “FitFam”

Follow these 4 tips to build your fitness support system–your “fitfam.”

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The Secret to Staying Fit While Traveling

[Originally written June 3rd, 2017] I’m sitting in a hotel room in Sacramento, CA, nearing the end of a long week-and-a-half stint of travel. Memorial Day weekend was spent in Toronto for a fitness conference (5-hour drive both ways), arriving back home for a quick two-day break before heading back out on a flight to…

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4 Reasons You’re Wasting Time In The Gym

The number one excuse people have for not exercising: lack of time. U.S. adults are spending more hours at work than ever before. With the majority of our time being spent at work, and trying to balance family and social time, it can seem impossible to carve out the time needed three to five days…

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Gym Etiquette for Beginners: 8 Gym Norms to Follow

The gym can be a very daunting place, especially for a beginner. It has its own culture, and within this culture are acceptable and unacceptable forms of behavior. Part of the anxiety that is caused by going to the gym revolve around not fitting in. One sure way to stand out (not in a good…

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Need to power through a workout? Crank up the tunes.

If you’re having trouble getting yourself to the gym to workout, or find yourself getting really bored while you exercise, then putting together an awesome playlist of your favorite music can help. Listening to music while exercising has been shown to improve exercise performance and adherence.[1,2] This performance enhancing effect is likely caused by a…

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Quit Overeating By Defining Your Happiness

[Article originally published on breakingmuscle.com] How can you differentiate between fulfillment and instant-gratification? How can you use this knowledge to avoid binge-eating and begin to accomplish all the goals you set for yourself? In this video, Mark Zarate and I discuss what happiness actually is, and how most people confuse true “happiness” with the almighty…

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Food Over Family?

I was driving early the other morning, around 5:00am when the cold air felt like the atmospheric version of my alarm clock–unforgiving, annoying, and if it were wireless I’d probably have thrown it across the room. I was listening to some talk radio show on whatever station I had on. One caller had phoned in…

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