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Is It Time to Eat Yet?

June 14, 2018

In life, timing is everything. We’re ruled by the clocks on our collective wrists, walls and smart devices. We count minutes on treadmills and then calories afterward. We race to business meetings, doctor’s appointments, trains and dinner dates. Time-starved, we somehow manage to crowbar in a quick power walk or a brief call with a friend. Sitting down to eat becomes mission impossible in our category 5 “hurry-cane” of mindless grabbing and going, dashboard dining, stuffing our face on the job, skipping meals, guzzling gallons of sugary caffeine, and nighttime binging.

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Fit to Survive

March 13, 2017

It is not the strongest of the species who survives nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.

You're waiting for the elevator on the 10th floor of an office building when the fire alarm blares. Then a security announcement orders you to immediately evacuate the building, avoid the elevators and use the stairs.

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Food and Addiction: The Dopamine Made Me Do It

September 20, 2012

Two human behaviors explain why we’re still here: engaging in sex and consuming food. Both are inextricably linked by dopamine, the neurotransmitter associated with reward and pleasure. It’s what motivates us to read all three volumes of Fifty Shades of Grey or to inhale a plate of mom’s homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. To date, procreative activities have maintained their primal prerogative without too much deviation from nature’s blueprint.

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Integrative Fitness: The New Science of Body-Mind Medicine

May 31, 2007

Most fitness professionals have realized by now that their mission as teachers and mentors is not just about helping clients achieve hard bodies. Instead, engaging and training the mind to achieve optimal body-mind performance has become the new challenge. There’s lots of talk about maximizing mental and physical fitness by “making the body-mind connection.” But if you’re like the many other personal fitness trainers, coaches and movement therapists struggling to reach this goal, you’re in for a surprise: There is no body-mind connection. There never was.

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