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Are you getting enough quality sleep?

This is a topic near and dear to my heart. Sleep. Why do we need sleep? How much of it do we need? How do we get the best quality sleep possible? These are all questions that I’ll cover in today’s post. But before I get to those questions, I want to address some...

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Overcoming your fear of the gym

When it comes down to it, much of what prevents people from embarking on a journey to become more fit and healthy is FEAR: Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of getting injured, fear of not fitting in, fear of embarrassing yourself… Much of this fear may be...

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Do you read food nutrition labels?

Have you ever wondered how to decipher a food nutrition label? Or did you even know that these nutrition labels exist? Perhaps you do, but you decide to buy that particular item you’re staring at on the shelf in the grocery store because it’s on sale and you think to...

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Self-Esteem, Health, and Fitness

One of the most interesting things that distinguishes humans from the rest of the animal world is our awareness of the self—and our ability to form an identity. And once we do, then we decide whether we like that identity or not. Unfortunately, humans have a capacity...

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3 mobilizations you should be doing daily

If your New Year’s resolution doesn’t include more mobility on the reg...well, it should. Unfortunately, our modern way of life predisposes us to being more sedentary than human beings were designed to be. Many of us are stuck in the same position due to what is...

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Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean it’s effective

One of the biggest misconceptions I have witnessed when it comes to concepts people embrace about what is helping their fitness is that they need to feel crushed, destroyed, and sore all over from a workout for it to have been an effective day at the gym. I’ve heard...

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Cognetivity: What is it and how does it relate to you?

As the cliche goes, “Prevention is the best medicine.” It sounds so simple, and we have all heard the advice before. Eat a healthy diet most of the time, workout regularly, don’t smoke, and you’re likely to prevent dire health consequences in your future. But then...

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Why CrossFit is for everyone: A coach’s perspective

As a CrossFit coach, naturally, I speak to many people about CrossFit. Not in the sense of how great I think it is or which brutally difficult workout I “crushed” the other day, but in the sense of how I believe it can change a person’s life, in more ways than merely...

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Social Comparison and Personal Improvement

PRs come in all forms: Don’t let what others are doing rob you from your celebration   Ever heard of social comparison theory? This was initially proposed by a social psychologist named Leon Festinger in the 1950s. Basically, it says we tend to compare ourselves...

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Instant Gratification or Long-Term Results?

Have you ever wondered why you keep falling off your diet and workout plan? Have you ever done something you knew was a bad idea, but did it anyway? Do you ever wonder why we continue to do things we know are bad for us—be it eating sugary food, drinking too much...

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