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Are You Wasting Your Money on Supplements?

PillsWhich supplements should you take?

 

There is no substitution for a healthy diet. Want to lose weight? Eat better. Want to gain muscle? Eat better. Once you have that down, you might want to add some supplements to your diet, but there are so many out there making claims and promises. Proponents will tell you that supplements are a must-have and are better for you than most prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Opponents will tell you that most are gimmicks and that supplements are the most un-regulated, un-safe substances we can put in our bodies. A rational stance would be that there are plenty of practical and safe supplements, but there are also some that are untested and potentially harmful. Below is a list of a few supplements that have stood the test of time and are generally accepted as safe and effective. Read more…

 
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Motivational Poetry: Be Confident

Published on September 6, 2013 by in Just for fun

Glen Gosch, Certified Personal Poet? What does a blogger do when he gets writers block? Busts out a motivational poem, that’s what!

Be confidentpoetry

Be confident

Be weird

Be great

Be you

Be the one Read more…

 
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Good news! There is no Secret to Losing Weight!

Fitness Solutions: We have always had the answesecretr

 

The six-pack secrets. The weird new trick. The miracle food. The supplement sent from heaven. How in the world did Jack LaLanne, Arnold Swarzenegger, Joe Weider, Suzanne Somers, and Tony Little get in phenomenal shape and help show others how to do the same in the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s respectively if all the “secrets” are just being revealed today? Hmmm…

 

Yes, there are some new training tools, new fitness equipment, new training strategies, new ways of looking at dieting, new supplements, and all of these things are cool. Okay, not all Read more…

 
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Guest Blog: What Is Your Inner Orchestra Saying About Fitness?

orchestraToday I am excited to have Lore Earley of EatThinkFeelLive.com writing a piece for the site. Lore is friend of mine and we share many of the same views on health and fitness. Her creative and witty writings are always informative and fun to read. Enjoy…

What Is Your Inner Orchestra Saying About Fitness?

by Lore Earley

I work with my clients to help them fine-tune their inner orchestra: the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual quartet.  When our ‘instruments’ are tuned and well cared for, they make beautiful music. We function at our best. When one is off key, it can create a painful experience.

Fitness is one of the tougher areas to address.  Face it, the instruments speak loud and clear:

mental:  “I exercised two days ago and had to walk up the stairs today, so I probably got in enough for today. Plus I still have to (make dinner, pick the kids up…)”

emotional:  “I don’t feel like it today, too tired. And besides, leg squats hurt my knees.”

physical:  “If I just eat a salad for dinner then it will make up for the brownie I ate at 3pm.”

spiritual:  “Yoga?  Too slow and too quiet.  It is full of new-age fluff anyway.”

The problem is Read more…

 
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Your Fitness Efforts Might Fail without This

fAILCreating a fitness environment

What does it mean to create a fitness environment? A beautiful gym? A clean workout area at home with cutting edge equipment? All of those things are cool, but what I am talking about is creating an environment of influences that work for you and not against you and your fitness goals.

Here are a few ways to create an environment that works for you and your exercise routine: Read more…

 
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Try This Easy Technique to Stick with Exercise

scheduleThe Coupling Effect

In the last post I wrote about finding the time to exercise and how to make room for exercise in daily life. But once the time to exercise has been found, how can you stick with it and make it a habit. One way is to apply the Coupling Technique.

What is coupling? In this case, you would essentially pair – or couple – exercise with something that you normally do already. By grouping a habit with a new task, the new task can soon earn Habit Status. Here are a few examples: Read more…

 
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I Just Can’t Find the Time to Exercise

Clock Reading Five O'ClockSo, you don’t have time to exercise?  Yes you do. I’ll prove it.

Here is a tip and/or trick that you can do to magically find the time:

Write down everything you do for 3 days in a journal, daily planner or notebook. Everything. It might look something like this:

7:00 – Woke Up

7:00 to 8:00 – Eat, shower, get ready for work Read more…

 
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5 Simple Things You can do with Your Fitness Why

Published on August 29, 2013 by in Fitness, Motivation

whyWhy do you exercise, or why do you want to start exercising? Once you have a definitive and measurable goal – or why – it can be easier to stay motivated with a fitness routine. Beyond having the why, we need to be reminded of our why to stay on track. How come? Well, a little birdie told me that some people start fitness routines for a few weeks and then quit. Crazy, I know. With that in mind, here are 5 things you can do with your why to help you reach your fitness goals.

1. Hang it up

Write it down, make a goal board (not just health and fitness goals), then hang it up somewhere you can see it daily. Remind yourself that you made a commitment to reach your goal. Read more…

 
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Add this Factor to your Fitness Plan and Get Fit for Life

Question markMany different fitness websites claim to have THE answer for your fitness, diet, six-pack, body-you-want goals. “Do this ‘weird’ trick to lose weight” or “The great six-pack secrets revealed here” are some of the common calls I have heard. What is the answer to all of our fitness and physique dreams? Is it a particular exercise? A certain method of training? A certain type of food or supplement.

While finding a great fitness plan, the right diet, and a few good supplements are all beneficial to reaching your goals – there is something else that needs to be there. It is not a secret and it is not weird. It is the same thing that people have used since Jack LaLanne started the modern fitness movement. The same thing that helps bodybuilders, fitness models, Olympic athletes, and the guy you saw at the beach with a perfect body.

It is Read more…

 
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A Few Things to Turn Your Health Around

Published on August 26, 2013 by in Motivation

EZformulaOften times we look at turning our health around as doing a complete turnaround. A transformation. The one hundred and eighty degree turn. And in many regards it is. Healthy to unhealthy; fat to lean; out of shape to fit – they are all great accomplishments.

But what does it take to get there? Changing your entire life around? Doing everything differently? Having to learn a million new ideas and new formulas to change? Nope, it is none of those.

It involves doing a few things differently. Adding a few new things. Taking away a few old things. Doing a few things that matter in a fraction of your day.

Exercising for 1/24 or 1/48 of your day. 30 to 60 minutes. Trading a TV show for a workout. Read more…

 
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