How to Hack Your Brain to Love Exercise (Yes, Really!)
Jul17

How to Hack Your Brain to Love Exercise (Yes, Really!)

Exercise can feel like torture. When you work out, you get sweaty, you can’t breathe, you stink, you ache, you’re weak and shaky and exhausted…. You’re well aware that regular exercise is absolutely crucial to good health, but with that much misery involved, how can anyone expect you to keep it up—let alone to ever enjoy it? Fear not, friends! You can learn to love exercise, and it’s easier than you think: All it takes is an attitude...

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Speed Up Your Metabolism for Weight Loss Success
Mar22

Speed Up Your Metabolism for Weight Loss Success

In our last post, we explained how skipping meals is a surefire way to sabotage your own weight loss efforts. Now that you know what not to do, let’s talk about what you can (and should) do to boost your metabolism for weight loss success—but first, let’s gain some clarity. What is Metabolism, Anyway? Your body doesn’t just need energy for physical and mental activity; it also needs energy for all the “invisible” processes that...

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Why Skipping Meals is Sabotaging Your Weight Loss
Mar08

Why Skipping Meals is Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

Detour to Disaster Sometimes we get impatient on the path to weight loss and start looking for shortcuts. It’s understandable that when you have someplace you really want to be, you want to get there as fast as possible. But rather than being a weight-loss shortcut, skipping meals is more like a bad detour—the kind that sends you in the opposite direction over a much bumpier path.  Why Skipping Meals Doesn’t Work for Weight Loss...

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Burning Calories The NEAT Way!
Mar19

Burning Calories The NEAT Way!

  Do you like to wiggle or tap your foot when you’re in a meeting or waiting for something? Do you pace back and forth when you are on the phone or find it hard to sit still? Despite what your mother (husband/wife/father/teacher/boss) has said, fidgeting may be a good thing! Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) is simply energy that is expended by daily activities other than planned exercise.1 Two different studies have...

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