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Stop PLANNING! Start DOING!

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It’s time to stop planning and start empowering yourself. The time to move is now, and a group personal training is the perfect way to get started. Exercising by yourself can be tough. Nobody knows if you skip, there is no one to push you a little harder, and you don’t have a commitment to anyone else. One day off turns into two, and before you know it, weeks have passed without you even raising a sweat. Getting fit in isolation can be done, but it’s much harder and requires a resolve few of us have. That is perhaps why the popularity of group personal training programs is exploding: people sign up for them because they work.

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School’s In! Why You Need to Keep Learning!

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The end of the school semester is always a time of relief. After months of reading and learning and working under pressure, finally it’s break time. The mind can relax and not have to think about anything. Ahhhh. Blessed idleness. Idleness after an intense period of work or study is fine—even helpful and rejuvenating. But ongoing idleness is never a good idea. In order to stay on the cutting edge of your field, you must look at learning as a necessity, not as an option.

What is continuing education?
Continuing education is simply intentional learning that takes place after the formal years of schooling have ended. It can be as structured as an additional degree or as informal as reading books and attending conferences that sharpen your skills and keep you abreast of new developments and concepts.

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Don’t Stop Resistance Training IF You Want to Lose Weight!

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Now that the weather is getting nice, you may be tempted to forgo your resistance training and head outdoors for some aerobic exercise in the fresh air. But beware: if you give up your resistance training, you will be giving up more than you bargained for. Why resistance train? Resistance training is critical for true fitness. Without it, your muscles will atrophy. If you aren’t building muscle, you are likely losing it. And if you are 20 or older, you are definitely losing muscle, unless you are working hard to build it. Beginning at age 20, we begin naturally losing muscle mass every decade. The old liché holds true for muscle mass: if you don’t use it, you lose it.

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DEADLINES: Your Keys to Fitness Victory

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Deadlines create a sense of urgency. They help you position yourself to succeed, because that final date is always staring back at you. It forces you to prioritize and strategize. Otherwise, you will let things slide…you will keep putting off the workout, and insisting that tomorrow you will start eating better. Without a deadline, tomorrow never comes. It’s time to shake things up

If you keep doing what you have always done, you will get the results you have always gotten. It’s time to do something different. Ask yourself this question: If I keep doing what I am doing right now, will I achieve what I want to achieve? If you answered no, then it’s time for a change. Get your calendar out and decide when you want to see your first wave of results. Be realistic: make sure you give yourself time to really dig in and see changes. But challenge yourself too—make it a little tough so you can take full advantage of the power of urgency. Prevent deadline-creep: get competitive

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Fueling Your Body For Optimal Performance

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From weekend warriors to Ironman finishers, performance is directly tied to diet. If you want to train at the peak of your ability and recover quickly, you must be intentional about what you eat, taking care to feed your body what it needs. Trying to work out with a body that is starving for essential nutrients will end only in frustration; and frustration eats your momentum and resolve with a voracious appetite. Make the most of every minute you work out by fueling your body sensibly.

Let’s look at the basics.

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Power Over Habits: Why Mindset Matters

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If you have ever tried to ignore a box of doughnuts at work, you know how hard it is to keep your hands to yourself and walk on by. And once you walk on by, the battle isn’t over. Even if you are in a different room and down the hall, you can’t stop thinking about those doughnuts.

Why is it so hard to resist something as small and seemingly innocent as a doughnut? It has to do with habit—and mind set. Hardwired habits…The draw you feel from that doughnut goes way beyond just a mild interest: you are wired to want it, and resistance is hard. In his book, The End of Overeating, Dr.

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Fight Muscle Loss: Lift Weights

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When you think of a typical older person, one thing likely comes to mind: frailty. Even if you can’t really identify any obvious illness, there is something about most elderly people that communicates frailty and weakness. They probably walk slowly, move carefully and let others do many things for them, rather than doing those things themselves. What is it?

It’s muscle loss, otherwise known as sarcopenia. And if you are 25 years old or older, it is happening to you already. But you don’t have to take it sitting down (pun intended).

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What You Need to Know About Adrenal Fatigue

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Chances are you have heard of adrenal fatigue, but you may not be quite sure what it is. Understanding this condition is important however, because some experts suggest that 80% of the Western world will be affected by adrenal fatigue at some point in their lives. The adrenal glands are located above the kidneys and are responsible for secreting more than 50 different hormones that are essential for life. Among these are adrenaline, cortisol, progesterone and testosterone.

Because they regulate so many important hormones, their proper function is critical for many functions essential to life such as producing energy, balancing electrolytes and storing fat. These glands also help you deal with stress. When you are under stress, the adrenal glands engage many different responses in your body to make it easier for you to handle that stress.

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