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The 10 Pound “Gateway”

I’ve been studying weight loss and fitness for a long time. Over that time, I have tried just about every approach there is to help people get healthier: Mindset training Science based workouts A wide variety of nutritional approaches Adding this… Taking away that…...

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Relieving Mild Depression – Without Meds

It is not uncommon for many men and women to go through episodes of mild or moderate depression as they age. In general, the first reaction is to get on medication. But, as many of us are aware, these medications are not free of side effects: dry mouth, dizziness,...

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Motivation lasts about a minute.

I’ve been talking about what really drives people to succeed for a long time. The research shows that self-discipline and “motivation”, as most of us think about it, is a very fleeting thing. And it’s true. I can go listen to someone like Tony Robbins (I’ve actually...

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Never miss a chance to make yourself a priority

I have a short, simple point to make today… It’s this: Some people think they’re being selfish to put themselves first. It’s like the first time you hear the flight attendant say, “Please put on your own oxygen mask first before helping others.” It just sounds really...

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So…Let’s talk menopause

Nothing like a conversation about menstrual cycles and menopause to start your day…but I think you’ll find this one interesting. There are a LOT of factors that go into determining when a woman starts menopause.  Genetics play a large role, as does ethnicity,...

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Why we lose muscle mass as we age

A new study came out with a clearer explanation as to why we lose muscle mass as we age. Of course, if you sit around and don’t do anything…that’s a good way to speed up the process, but that’s not what I’m talking about. This new study shows that the nerves that...

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There is no such thing as “bad” cholesterol

In fact, one expert on the topic goes as far as to say that the disease of “high cholesterol” came about only after the medical field figured out how to measure cholesterol at all. Cholesterol is one of several indicators of inflammation in the body. Cholesterol is...

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Is your boss making you physically ill?

As you may or may not know, I do a lot of work with corporate wellness; and since my primary “audience” is folks over age 45, I thought I would combine the two, and do a bit of research on workplace health. This study jumped right out of the page at me. What I found...

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The link between your community and your life span

For a long time, scientists have seen the connection between the social interactions an individual has and how long they live. The oversimplified version goes like this: The more isolated a person is, the shorter their lifespan is likely to be. People with longer...

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The BS (and irony) of the “no time” excuse

I’m sure not everyone is going to be entirely “comfortable” with what I say here, but sometimes a little call out is a good thing. Arguably, the single most common reason why people don’t start or stick with any health planning (diet, workout, etc.) is the “I just...

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I love it when a plan comes together…

Well, what I mean by a “plan” is when a popular food many of us eat is proven to do something good for us as well….and especially when chocolate is involved. Everyone wins. Good plan Mother Nature! Such is the case with our old friend, dark chocolate. I have...

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On Nutritional Simplicity

I’ve stated previously that humans have managed to take something that should be incredibly simple – like eating - and made it wildly complex. There are many reasons for this complexity… Government policies influenced by the food industry Unqualified celebrities using...

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