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Methodologies for Weight Lifting and Laser Focus

Hey everyone!  So, a couple of thoughts came to mind this morning upon waking up.

Granola Bars/ Energy Bars/ Protein Bars

The major food manufacturers have done a great job offering American consumers a huge variety of granola bars, energy bars and protein bars. Unfortuntately, just like their products most of them are questionable on their nutritional quality. If you look at their ingredient list and nutritional information, they are loaded with added sugars and ingredients that I cannot even pronounce. How do you know when a granola bar, energy bar or protein bar is of good nutritional content? Look at the ingredient list, the fewer ingredients the better.

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What are the Pros and Cons of Using a Pacifier

The subject of pacifiers can be contentious, and quite a few parents worry about whether to provide their child with one. In fact they do have their place, and the Academy of General Dentistry has concluded there are benefits and downsides to using pacifiers to comfort young babies and children.See: Common Pediatric Dental  Problems

Pull-ups VS Chin-ups

 Good morning! I hope that you all had a great summer.  I am very excited to be starting up my weekly blog again!  For any new readers, each week throughout the fall, winter, and spring I will write an article on a different fitness-related topic.  As the weeks go on, feel free to let me know of any topics you would like covered.  I am even willing to research your particular topic so that I can write about it for you as comprehensively as possible!  Enjoy. 

The Massive Fitness Trend That's Not Actually Healthy at All by Jonathan Angelilli

The world can be a crazy place, we all know that. And giving in to the fear that is endlessly manufactured by the media is a constant temptation on the path to fitness greatness. It’s also true that sometimes sh!t gets real, and we need to be prepared to adapt instantly. Why? Because…

The Art of Setting and Achieving High Expectations

The top educators in the world list "Setting High Expectations" as a priority step to reaching great achievements: a belief that WONDERFUL THINGS ARE going to happen to you!  From your first hot air balloon ride, to switching careers, to changing your health habits: aim high to reach high in your life.  Once you set a high expectation, plan 1. Resources, 2. Timed Steps, and 3. Support to move from belief to reality.  

Early morning workouts

Believe me when I tell you that I was the first to say 5-7 years ago, "it's too hard to wake up early in the morning to do my workout." Thats not to say that I did not work out in the morning when I had the chance, but those workouts occurred after I woke up naturally without an alarm. The benefit of a early morning workout is the spike in your metabolism and the increased calorie burn throughout the day. However, I can now say that I am a big fan of working out early in the morning with the alarm going off at 4:15-4:30.

How does fiber lower cholesterol?

The body is an amazing thing. It is designed to take care of itself. Now, we all here that fiber is good for lowering cholesterol. True, but how?