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The word ‘motivation’ originates from the Latin word ‘movere’—meaning “to move.” Motivation itself is, broadly, a force that activates or arouses a person into pursuing goal-directed efforts.   I recently met ...
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic1, a non-profit academic medical center in Cleveland, Ohio, retrospectively studied 122,007 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing at the clinic between Jan. 1, 1991, and Dec. 31, 2014, to measure all-cause mo ...
The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, baseball season is over, and football is in high gear. It’s official, the holidays are here. Really, they have been for a while. The official kick-off, pumpkin spice season, has been here since early Septemb ...
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) was the number one fitness trend of 2017 (according to the American College of Sports Medicine). Over a year later HIIT seems to be as popular as ever, reducing low-intensity, steady/sustained state training (LISS) ...
Change is difficult. We become so wrapped up in being comfortable that we forget that change is what creates the next level in our lives. On September 26, 2017, I received an email from an individual who was a bit hesitant to make the changes needed to cr ...
“Life got in the way.”   How many times have we used that excuse because we didn’t race the way we wanted to? Maybe we had a DNF or maybe even a DNS. We blame life for it. Let’s face it, you didn’t do the work. You made ...
A basic tenant of Crossfit training is to “keep workouts short and intense.” Why, then, did I sign up for a full/half marathon row modeled off the recent Games event? Great question.   I regretted my decision almost immediately after comm ...
In a first of its kind study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine1, data from a nationally representative sample of US adults were used by investigators to link low-to-moderately frequent muscle-strengthening exercise (MSE) with fewer reported h ...
You may have been caught in the middle of the following lover's quarrel:   “You know what that chicken on your plate has been through right? Meat is bad for you! It gives you cancer. It is pumped with steroids and hormones that will make yo ...
Stuffed carnival squash is a one pot wonder that has all of the taste in half the time. Cooking a whole squash is time intensive but using an Instant Pot pressure cooker allows you to throw together a complete meal or fancy side dish all at once and much ...
Photography by Bev Childress of Fort Worth, Texas   Running involves more than just the legs and in fact, doing it regularly can lead to many injuries. These injuries may happen because of biomechanical irregularities, specifically, imbalanced hips, ...
  In 1940, researchers at Harvard set out to determine what characteristics led to happier, more psychologically well-adjusted lives. In one study, 130 sophomore males were subjected to the Harvard Treadmill Test. In addition to a battery of other m ...
The best thing about cooking a meal in a pressure cooker, such as an Instant Pot, is the ability cook a side dish and your main protein portion of the meal in one pot at the same time. Not only is this a time saver, but it’s also easy and quick for ...
When you’re out of the habit, finding the motivation to get up and get moving can be difficult. If you’re feeling out of shape and don’t know how to get started, just the thought of starting to exercise can be paralyzing. So what should ...
I’ve just about introduced my whole gym to black rice. It may have been “forbidden” to commoners in Ancient China, but for me and my household, it’s a staple. I came across the idea of doing fried rice with a twist out of my curios ...
Obstacle course racing (OCR) used to be a novelty. Running up a mountain, parading through the woods, and rolling in mud was out of the norm and considered “crazy.” Now OCR is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Companies like Spar ...
We hear the word "hormones" get thrown around constantly and it seems that everyone agrees–not only are hormones important but having balanced hormones is crucial for overall health.   Before we talk about disease processes and the re ...