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  1. Intermittent Fasting: A Primer

    If you haven’t had a client ask about it yet, you will soon. Intermittent fasting has hit the mainstream, and a lot of peo- ple are taking notice. Proponents claim that intermittent fasting causes more rapid weight loss than other approaches; that it makes dieting easier; and that it improves blood glucose control and blood lipids. Does th...

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    • Mohit Tiwari

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      Commented Aug 07, 2020
    • Dwight McBrayer

      Cortisol is going to metabolize any non-essential muscle mass if you try to diet your way into a great physique without stable carb intake.

      Commented Aug 21, 2020
  2. CrossFit's Dirty Little Secret

    Please allow me to introduce you to Uncle Rhabdo, CrossFit's unofficial and disturbing mascot. Uncle Rhabdo is a cartoon commonly referenced in CrossFit literature and representative of a troubling trend among CrossFitters. He's a clown. Literally. The "Uncle Rhabdo" cartoon depicts an exhausted, yet well-muscled clown, connected to a dialysis machine standing next to some workout equipment.

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    • Evan Clack

      To follow. I am not advocating for rhabdo inducing activities. I'm advocating for not making rash statements to sway people's opinions and beliefs on an important aspect of health and performance that... see more

      Commented Aug 29, 2019
    • For purposes of general fitness and health x-fit is a sensible, efficient, great concept. I have created a 4 week 16 class fitness cycle programme inculcating strength aerobics (slower aerobic movmen... see more

      Commented Nov 06, 2019
  3. The cost of getting lean: Is it really worth the trade-off?

    Six-pack abs. Tight butts. Lean, vibrant, flawless health. That's the image the fitness industry is selling. But have you ever wondered what it costs to achieve that "look"? What you have to do more of? And what you really have to give up?

  4. Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon

    The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you're a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it down.

  5. Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition

    There is a lot of misinformation circling around in mainstream nutrition. I have listed the worst examples in this article, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are the top 11 biggest lies, myths and misconceptions of mainstream nutrition. 1.

  6. 5 Immune System-Boosting Foods

    It doesn't have to be flu season for the body's immune system to need immune-boosting nutrition to fight off the latest bug. Learn why including a variety of healthful and nutritionally dense foods in your meals, combined with regular exercise, is an effective way to stay healthy all year long.

  7. Surviving Whole Foods

    Whole Foods is like Vegas. You go there to feel good but you leave broke, disoriented, and with the newfound knowledge that you have a vaginal disease. Unlike Vegas, Whole Foods' clientele are all about mindfulness and compassion... until they get to the parking lot. Then it's war.

  8. 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy | Purpose Fairy

    Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering - and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy - we cling on to them.

  9. Everything You Need to Know about Rest

    You realize the importance of getting enough sleep each night, but did you know there are other components of rest that are key to your health and wellbeing? Learn the four key components of rest and why each one plays an important role and can significantly impact your health, wellness and fitness.

  10. 8 Foods Even The Experts Won't Eat

    We asked them a simple question: "What foods do you avoid? Experts from different areas of specialty explain why they won't eat these eight foods. Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals. The experts offer some simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health.

  11. 5 Daily Moments to Make Better Decisions for Your Health

    Your daily health choices might seem trivial in the moment, but all those small decisions add up to either positive behavior change or a string of potentially health-harming habits. Here's how to make the most of everyday opportunities to eat well and stay (or get) in shape.

  12. 6 Brain-Boosting Foods That Should Be In Every Kitchen

    How To Sneak Veggies Into Dessert Most people know that eating a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables is key to attaining well-balanced nutrition and maintaining a healthy body.

  13. 35 Body-Positive Mantras to Say in Your Mirror Every Morning

    As babies, we're fascinated with our bodies-we can spend hours just checking out our toes. (Wow, there's so many of them! And they fit in my mouth!) And as children, we confidently attempt handstands and skateboard ollies, and launch into impromptu dance parties, having fun and not thinking much about our appearances.

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    • Stacey Penney

      There are some really supportive mantras for your clients in this article!

      Commented Feb 25, 2020
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  14. How much sugar is in your food?

    In our modern and fast-paced lives, it may be difficult to keep a healthy balance of nutrients in our food. Sugar is one of these nutrients, and the cells in our body would die without it. Consuming too much sugar, however, raises the risk of several problems, including poor dental health, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

  15. Small Steps That Can Improve Your Health

    Want to make some healthy changes? Setting health-related goals and then breaking them down into smaller, realistic steps has proven to be an effective approach for creating healthy habits and achieving long-term changes in behavior. Learn how to make small, daily changes that will, over time, become established habits that will bring you closer to your health and fitness goals.

  16. Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

    For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more. Particularly for entrepreneurs, numerous articles talk about critical characteristics of mental strength-tenacity, "grit", optimism, and an unfailing ability as Forbes contributor David Williams says, to "fail [...]

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  17. 10 Signs You're Gluten Intolerant

    More then 55 diseases have been linked to gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. It's estimated that 99% of the people who have either gluten intolerance or celiac disease are never diagnosed. It is also estimated that as much as 15% of the US population is gluten intolerant.

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    • @MangoFitness

      10 Signs You're #Gluten #Intolerant by @AmyMyersMD via @mindbodygreen

      Via: Sep 17, 2015
    • From the research I have done it appears that the gluten problem in the US is caused by the US. I have so many clients that were diagnosed with gluten issues but when they bough their flour from overs... see more

      Commented Oct 30, 2019
  18. The No-equipment Needed Workout

    No equipment? No excuses. This fun and effective equipment-free workout combines six creative exercises into one complete total-body workout that will improve your fitness using nothing more than your own bodyweight. Complete this workout on two or three non-consecutive days a week, performing each exercise in the order given, resting no more than 30 to 60 seconds between exercises.

  19. 9 Exercises You Didn't Know You Could Do With a Barbell

    People often think you need an entire gym to get in shape or target every part of your body, but using one piece of equipment per workout can also be effective. The barbell, for example, is a highly versatile and functional method for everything from increasing flexibility to body building.

  20. Why Every Athlete Should Do Yoga

    Just the other day I was having dinner with an old swimming buddy of mine, Mark Henderson, a former world record holder and Olympic Gold Medalist in the 4x100 Medley Relay at the Atlanta Games. In other words, a phenomenal athlete. Sure, we talked about swimming. Then our conversation turned (quite unexpectedly) to yoga.

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      Via: May 31, 2016
    • @nadineb01

      Why every athlete should do yoga?! Just launched the event, perfect timing to share Rich Roll's article again :-)...

      Via: Jun 12, 2016
  21. Should Your Workout Crush You?

    From HIIT, Tabata training, and CrossFit to fast-paced group fitness classes and even, uh, high-intensity yoga, incredibly demanding workouts that leave participants in a sweaty heap are popular and don't seem to be going away anytime soon. But should every workout leave you gasping for breath and jonesing for naptime?

  22. The Nuts and Bolts of Personal Training - A Free Course from thePTDC

    Day 1} - Introduction and delivery of the Start a Fitness Blog Blueprint, Facebook Marketing for Fitness Pros, and a few surprise bonuses.

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    • @PryceHoward

      #personaltrainer. FREE short course and tools to help do a better job make more and more clients --> via @jon_ptdc

      Via: Dec 30, 2015
    • management software is mandatory for any fitness industry business. i would suggest you wellyx.

      Commented Jul 09, 2020
  23. Pre- and Post-workout Nutrition for High-Intensity Interval Training

    If you use high-intensity interval training with your clients or your own workouts, it's important to understand the nutritional needs to support it from start to finish. While nutritional needs do vary by individual and training program, these nutrition plans and meal ideas for pre- and post-workout nutrition can help.

  24. 6 Benefits of Using Foam Rollers

    Foam rollers are an effective method of reducing tension and increasing muscle length for either a pre-workout warm-up or post-exercise active recovery. While your clients may be less interested in how it works, they definitely want to know why they should be foam rolling on a regular basis.

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    • 6 Benefits of Using Foam Rollers

      Via: Nov 20, 2017
    • Amber Si

      The foam shaft is an excellent way to relax after a workout, allowing tight muscles to be stretched.

      Commented May 25, 2020
  25. Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain's Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

    Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University. The study was led by a Harvard-affiliated team of researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the team's MRI scans documented for the very first time in medical history how meditation produced massive changes inside the brain's gray matter.

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    • @ifigeniachalkia

      Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain's Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

      Via: Jan 08, 2017
    • Have you been considering taking up meditation but want a little more info. Well, there is tons out there and...

      Via: Feb 26, 2018
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