Herd Mentality: How Easily Can Your Friends Sabotage Your Fitness Plan?

Reading Time: 6 minutes How easily could your friends sabotage your fitness plan? Find out how to bulletproof yourself from bad influence.

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Pain, Adventure, & The Mundane: The Identity Shaping Power of Our Experiences

Reading Time: 8 minutes Research suggests that experiences, not material goods, are the key to happiness. They provide a more lasting form of happiness and, as we’ll see in this article, play a key role in shaping our identity.

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Does Choosing Salads Lead To Eating More Cookies?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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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Overcome Negative Thoughts With Socratic Questioning

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you suffer from the negative stories you tell yourself about the world around you? Use this technique from cognitive behavioral therapy to alter these stories and banish negative thoughts.

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How To Stop Letting Setbacks Set You Back

Reading Time: 3 minutes Stop letting setbacks hold you back from your goals. Instead, use them to propel you forward like a sling shot. Read to find out how.

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What Can Comedy Teach You About Leadership & Success?

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can improv comedy help you succeed? Read more to find out.

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Theory of Mind: How To Understand Others’ Behavior

Reading Time: 5 minutes Theory of mind is the ability to understand that others have beliefs, thoughts, perspectives, and desires that are different than our own. It’s our ability to take the perspective of another person. This theory of mind develops in stages over the course of our childhood. (And continues to fine tune throughout most of our lives.)…

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Why Weight Loss Is Harder Than A College Degree

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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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When Being Healthy Becomes Unhealthy

Reading Time: 4 minutes When do healthy behaviors become unhealthy? Find out in this article.

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Quit Overeating By Defining Your Happiness

Reading Time: 10 minutes What is the secret to combatting emotional eating and the shortcomings of willpower? Start by defining who you want to be.

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How To Convert Your Loved Ones To A Healthy Lifestyle

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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]

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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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[Podcast] Why You’re Hardwired To Avoid Change – And How To Fix It.

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Change is the only constant.” – Heraclitus Have you ever realized how hard it is to make better food choices and adopt a regular exercise routine? You aren’t alone. In order to effectively grow and reach your goals, you will have to adopt behaviors and do things you don’t normally do—much of which will be…

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[Podcast] Increase Motivation and Adherence With Morning Workouts

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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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[Video] Insider Look At Alex’s Online Fitness Coaching ‘Strategy Sessions’

Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve recently entered the online fitness coaching market. However, unlike many online personal trainers, I don’t only provide workout templates and nutrition plans. I create custom workout plans based on the needs and lifestyle of the client, I track nutrition via food logs online, and most importantly I complete 20-min Facetime “strategy sessions” with every…

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