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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Follow This Advice to Build Your “FitFam”

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

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Which Should You Do First: Cardio or Weights?

You’ve started a new fitness program, and this new program calls for both cardio and weight training. You don’t want to spend every day at the gym, so you decide to stack some of the weight and cardio workouts on the same days. If you are going to perform both in the same workout then…

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How To Convert Your Loved Ones To A Healthy Lifestyle

What is the single biggest risk factor for being overweight? Being surrounded by other overweight people. This includes friends, family members, and spouses. In fact, the strength of this “social network” risk factor is in that particular order—with an increase in the likelihood of being overweight by 57%, 40%, and 37%, respectively.1 How many times…

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So, You Hate Your Workouts? Here’s How To Beat The Dread of Starting Them. [Podcast]

If you often find yourself procrastinating to start your workouts, to the point of not doing it at all, then this podcast is for you. In this episode I discuss a concept called “affective forecasting” – predicting our future emotional states as a result of participating in some future activity. As it turns out, we’re…

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What Does Your Sweat Say About Your Workout?

Many people feel that they need to be dripping in sweat after their workout in order for it to be effective. The truth is, how much you sweat is not an accurate predictor of how many calories you’ve burned during your workout. What’s the deal with sweat anyways? Why do we sweat in the first…

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Optimize Your Hormones For Better Weight Loss

Hormones play undeniably important roles in the daily functions of our body. However, poor diet and lack of exercise can alter the effects of these hormones, stealing the precious, beneficial effects we get from them. The good news is this: even though a bad diet and no exercise can negatively affect the function of hormones…

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[Podcast] Increase Motivation and Adherence With Morning Workouts

I was stuck in the car on the way to Toronto this past weekend, and with no service on my phone I thought what better way to spend my time then record some new content! Let me start by saying that any time you can complete your workouts is going to be beneficial. If you…

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6 Ways You Are Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Workouts

If you’ve been struggling to see results from your fitness program, it could be a consequence of a series of common mistakes that many beginners make when participating in an exercise program. Here are six ways you might be unknowingly sabotaging your workouts:   Not getting enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep is one of…

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4 Tips For Choosing The Right Personal Trainer For You

Unfortunately, there can be a large discrepancy in the quality of service you receive from different professionals in the fitness industry. The criteria for becoming a personal trainer is neither very regulated nor stringent, leaving a wide gap in the capabilities of those supplying these types of services. Finding a good trainer can mean the difference…

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Fitness Secrets Revealed: Why Is Fitness Easier For Some Than Others?

People often assume that fitness is easy for me: that I’m some kind of unbreakable Superman who can do everything. In fact, a lot of people assume fitness is easy for anyone who is fit. The workouts look effortless, we always seem to be on point with our eating, and temptations don’t seem to faze…

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Benefits of Strength Training for Women

It is quite often that I meet with new female clients who express hesitation to begin a strength training routine, especially one that includes lifting heavy weights. Partially, this is a result of the commonly spread myth that lifting weights will make women “bulky” or “manly-looking.” Other times it is more out of a fear of…

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Does Caffeine Boost Exercise Performance?

Caffeine is the most widely used drug, with 90% of U.S. adults consuming at least one caffeinated meal or beverage everyday. Many people use caffeine to help stay awake in the early hours of the morning, or to help stay focused when their attention starts drifting at work. Caffeine is a stimulant, which means when…

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How To Properly Set Fitness Goals For Maximum Success

Having goals is of utmost importance in fitness. It’s hard work to maintain a good fitness level, and even harder to improve once you’ve lost it. Having a clear finish line can help to keep things in perspective when the going gets tough. Additionally, intention naturally precedes behavior, meaning that before we can hope to…

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“I Think I Can, I Think I Can”: The Ongoing Conversation In Your Head

We all participate in an ongoing conversation in our heads. The content of this “self-talk” can make a difference in the behavior and effort level we put forward. Anytime you’ve talked yourself out of, or justified your decision to indulge in, eating a tempting food that went against your fitness goals, you were participating in…

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