Category: Motivation

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5 Reasons to Love the Sun

In our fear of cancer many of us have begun to avoid sun exposure entirely or slather ourselves and our kids with sunscreen. Experts are beginning to suspect some of our chronic conditions are caused by or exacerbated by this. One recent randomized trial — with those using and others not using sunscreen — showed by the end of the period there was no difference in the share of people diagnosed with skin cancer, though there was evidence of a smaller number of squamous cell tumors in those using sunscreen. In the case of melanoma, the more dangerous form of...

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How to Lose Weight and Maintain – A Success Story

In the same way that the best exercise is the kind you do, the best diet is one you stick with. That said, there are only 3 ways to lose weight: You can limit the amount you eat. Pro: the world and its products are set up to help you track calories. Con: a calorie is not just a calorie so this choice sounds logical but doesn’t account for hormonal effects of different macronutrients You can limit what you eat. Pro: removing processed foods has all the good research behind it Con: politics drowns out the science by virtue signalling for...

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Fit for Summer – Five Tips for Success

It barely feels like spring here in Iowa, let alone summer. But since it IS Iowa, you know it might be summer weather by the weekend. So be prepared. There’s nothing worse than shifting clothes from winter to summer when you’re fat. I know. I was obese for years. The big soft sweats kept me pleasantly oblivious in a way that summer spandex couldn’t. I felt my belly more as I moved to jeans and shorts. Ugh. But don’t despair. Making progress from fat to fit is as close as the next step. It’s as close as the next thing...

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2018 Resolution – You Have NO EXCUSES This Year

As I posted awhile back, I’ve been doing the Crossfit AMRAP (as many reps as possible) work out Cindy a few times week. This work out is perfect for me. It’s 20 minutes of nonstop exercise using bodyweight. You do a circuit of 5 pull ups, 10 push ups, and 15 squats and repeat for 20 minutes. That’s it! You can modify the exercise as needed — I mean, few of us can do strict pull ups, right? Do jumping pull ups or suspension pull ups (my favorite is using the TRX). Try to throw in full pull ups and...