Can exercise make you a better person?

 I just started reading the last chapter of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey last night. I highly recommend reading it from start to finish if you haven’t read it. It is truly a life-changing book. It was published in the late 1980s, but every single piece of advice still holds […]

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Don’t even think about eating these vegetables

 For the next five minutes, I want you to focus on anything other than a delicious bowl of greens topped with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. You can think about absolutely anything else—the weather, what you’re going to wear tomorrow, an upcoming vacation. Just don’t think about that yummy salad. Could you do […]

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Is optimism preventing you from reaching your goals?

 I always feel great after I create new goals for myself. Life just looks a little brighter when things are on paper. The possibilities seem endless. While these are wonderful feelings to experience, we need to be sure that we don’t confuse these feelings of optimism with actual success. How many times have you committed […]

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Fall Shape-Up Guide

 It’s hard to believe summer is almost over here in the northern hemisphere. While summer vacations are lots of fun, they also tend to involve a bit too much food and a not quite enough exercise. Fall is the perfect time to recommit to your health and fitness goals. You have three months until the […]

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What to Do When You Just Can’t Seem to Get Started

 Maybe you’re totally new to exercise or maybe you just let your normal fitness routine slide for a few weeks. Whether you’re getting started for the first time or the hundredth time, it can seem like a huge hurdle. You might be telling yourself you’ll start tomorrow, but somehow tomorrow never seems to get here. […]

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