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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Observations From An International-Traveling Newbie

Lessons from an international-traveling newbie.

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Why Your Favorite Sports Team Is Ruining Your Life

The dangers of being a spectator.

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When Being Healthy Becomes Unhealthy

When do healthy behaviors become unhealthy? Find out in this article.

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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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Recipe: Key Lime Cheesecake

Awhile back one of my clients challenged me to create a healthier, high-protein key lime pie that would allow her to indulge in her cravings for pie without ruining progress toward her fitness goals. While I may have colored outside the lines just a bit by creating a key lime cheesecake, I promise it will deliver…

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3 Fat-Loss Myths – Debunked

Have you ever tried losing weight, thought you were doing everything correctly, and still didn’t see the progress you wanted? Sure, there are a number of reasons why you weren’t seeing the results, but what if the changes you made to your diet weren’t actually that helpful–or even downright useless? There are numerous myths surrounding…

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From Fat Kid To Fitness Competitor, Vol 2:

From Liberation To Self-Discovery Discovering that oftentimes it is the growth you experience during the journey that matters far more than the achievement itself. In, From Fat Kid To Fitness Competitor, I wrote about the liberation of an obese kid from his past struggles with weight loss and low self-esteem. This story is the sequel to…

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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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Is A Calorie Just A Calorie?

I have a question for you: Is a calorie just a calorie? Total calories consumed is the most fundamental variable to be considered when striving to lose weight. Quite simply, you can’t lose weight unless you consume less calories than you burn. However, does it really matter where those calories come from? If you indulge in…

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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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