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Commit to be fit

As with anything, fitness starts in your mind.  Ask any athlete or fit person what the number one secret is to their success at fitness, and they will tell you it is commitment. Commitment means that you are in it for the long haul.  Commitment rises above bad days, hectic schedules and volatile emotions.  Commitment hangs in there when you don’t want to do it, when you don’t feel like doing it and when you don’t have time to do it.True commitment doesn’t depend on how you feel.  It depends on your integrity and on living for the purpose you have set for yourself.Are you committed to get fit?No Weekend WarriorsCommitting to be fit eliminates the weekend warrior syndrome.  You...

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Eating: Wants & Needs

Are You Hungry? Have you ever actually stopped before eating to check in with your body to see if you are actually hungry? Chances are if you practice some mindfulness around your eating, you would discover that often we reach for food out of boredom, loneliness, anxiety, sadness, or a feeling of being under stress and overwhelmed. This is referred to as “emotional eating.” Because we “feel” with our gut as well as the rest of us, it can be easy to confuse emotions or other physical sensations with hunger.   Wanting to Eat vs. Needing to Eat   True hunger is general and non-specific. It can be an empty, growling stomach, lightheadedness, or irritability. Hunger comes and goes, often...

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Adding movement to your day

Too much time in a chair can cause cancer, blood sugar spikes, heart disease, mental health problems and even early death.  Reading that, may make us want to toss the chairs out of our homes and offices, but of course that's not practical.   Working out every day doesn’t completely solve the problem either.  As it turns out, the problem has more to do with how long our muscles are inactive rather than how much time we spend working out. So what is the answer?  Our lives are very sedentary—much more sedentary than our parents’ or even our grand parents’ lives.  And as a result, we are a more sick society.  Is there a way to fight the threat of our chairs?...

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