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How to Say Goodbye to Self-Destructive Thoughts

There are thousands of articles, companies, products and individuals out there offering advice on how to lose weight, gain strength, get that beach body, cook healthier and so on. These are all sources of information, which can improve knowledge, but knowledge doesn’t always translate into action. 

Ask Well: Can You Drink Too Much Water? By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Absolutely, and if you do, you can develop a dangerous condition called 

Exploring Why Some People Get Fitter Than Others - Part 4


Exploring Why Some People Get Fitter Than Others - Part 3

  By the end, the rats bred to respond well to running had increased the distance that they could run before tiring by about 40 percent. The other rats were much more resistant to training, generally losing about 2 percent of their endurance during the training. Next the scientists examined the animals’ hearts, since differences in cardiovascular responses to exercise could be expected to originate there. 

Exploring Why Some People Get Fitter Than Others - Part 2

 In a telling study published in March, for instance, 95 older, overweight men and women began five months of endurance or weight training. By the end of that time, the volunteers were, on average, 8 percent stronger or more aerobically fit (depending on which program they had followed). But 13 percent of those in the endurance group had lost aerobic capacity, and 30 percent of those in the strength-training group were weaker. 

Exploring Why Some People Get Fitter Than Others - Part 1

Anyone in a running group or gym class has likely noticed that some of the participants annoyingly become much fitter than others. But exactly why some people’s bodies respond well to working out and others do not puzzles scientists. 

Fighting Stress With Food

A little stress in our lives is beneficial (Aschbachar et al. 2013). However, feeling too much stress too often or for too long is clearly harmful.

Tuesday Tune Up

Ok, so it is Tuesday, we are well rested from our week and should be in full gear for the challenges ahead. Is it too soon to encounter any stumbles, obstacles or road blocks that will keep us off task? Just remember, plan your day, plan ahead and plan for results. We may not have total control over every situation, which is good. This is where trust and positive thinking come into play. Always be ready to succeed without anything or anyone holding you back!

Friday Food For Thought

How are you going to measure success for today.  I am going to visit my list of priorities, including faith, fitness, food and most important, family.  The Big 4, have a great weekend everyone!

March Madness Monday

Ready, Set, Go... Typically March Madness is associated with NCAA College Basketball, where teams vie to get into the coveted Final Four and NCAA championship game.  Well, for me March Madness is a time to revisit what I had planned at the beginning of the year.  It also means the 1st quarter of the year is coming to an end. It is a great time to ask 'what have I accomplished this year', are you on pace to your overall goals, have you reached any milestones. 
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