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6 Stretches for Walking or Waiting in Line

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6 Stretches for Walking or Waiting in Line

      How can you improve your flexibility and feel looser and more relaxed in five minutes while you’re on the move?   Try Walking Mobility.    I’m that guy that uses his shopping cart as a stretching device at the supermarket.  You don’t have to perform this routine in public, but you’ll see…

Habit – Sprints

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Habit – Sprints

    Introduction How do you improve cardio, strength, and insulin sensitivity with no equipment in ten minutes or less?   SPRINTS!   When you’re time constrained or lack equipment, run like a cheetah from a lion to reap major health benefits.  Performing the One-Minute Workout below 3 times per week (30 minutes total with warm-up/cool-down) has…

4 Easy Ways to Battle the Sugar Drug

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4 Easy Ways to Battle the Sugar Drug

For the story on how I reduced my sugar consumption, read this post. Introduction Sugar consumption skyrocketed in the last 160 years along with obesity.  Some studies show correlation between obesity and sugar consumption like the image below.  Causation is harder to prove.  I’m not taking chances, given that many studies show sugar as a main driver…

Habit Strategy Contrast

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Habit Strategy Contrast

Story Jamie stepped off the scale, “172 again?  That’s it.  I’m done.”  In that moment Jamie closed the books on another attempt at weight loss.  It was February 1st, exactly one month after Jamie started a strict diet and hour-long cardio classes four days per week.  Every other year for the last ten years Jamie tried a new…

Sleep – Habit

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Sleep – Habit

If you want to read the story on how I went from a “night person” to an early morning amateur, check out this post.     Introduction  Sleeping is a short death that creates your quality of life.  Maybe you’re a glutton who loves sleep.  Maybe you’re a  workaholic who hates shutting down.  Most likely you’re…

Start Journaling – Habit

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Start Journaling – Habit

Keep a notebook.  Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter. And lead pencil markings endure longer than memory. – Jack London     Are you primed for success? Are you maximizing your effectiveness and learning each day?   Do you need to…

Walk More – Habit

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Walk More – Habit

Walking is man’s best medicine. Hippocrates       Read part 1 for the story behind why I started walking more.   Walk more to jumpstart your journey towards improved health. Walking is a low impact way to exercise without triggering massive hunger cravings that often counteract the benefits of training.  If you’re already exercising…

Become Your ‘Best Self’ – Habit

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Become Your ‘Best Self’ – Habit

  Every day there’s a moment when you are completely free of your past and you could be anyone you want to be.  When is that moment?     As your eyes open in the morning with your mind groggy and body stiff, your memory hasn’t quite loaded yet.  You wouldn’t notice this moment as…

Eat More Veg – Habit

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Eat More Veg  – Habit

Vegetables pack more nutritional density per gram than any other food group.  By increasing your ratio of vegetables to grains and starches you’ll not only reduce blood sugar swings as described in my story, but you’ll get all the benefits of better nutrition like reducing the risk of disease and obesity and increase your energy…

Read More Deeply – Habit

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Read More Deeply – Habit

If you haven’t read part 1 of this post, check out this link for more context and Step 1 of this process for how to examine your information sources.   Step 2 – Use Filter Questions to Save Time and Your Brain  Our brains are wasted by constant mindless reading.  Do you ever feel like you’re in…

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