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Successes that Surprise You

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What often gets you the most excited about fitness is when you find yourself doing something you didn’t set as a goal and weren’t sure was even possible.  When you get fitter it happens broadly, making so many little things better that it is impossible to predict what they will be.  We have our stated […]

Ignite Talk – Get a Crush on Exercise

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When you only have 5 minutes, time really flies if you’re having fun. As a kid when you were playing or doing something so fun your entire soul, body, and mind are into it and your parents tell you it’s time to stop, you’d often beg for “five more minutes.”  But what if you only […]

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Lose Some Snooze; Feel Like You’ve Boozed

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“You snooze you lose” has never made much sense to me.  There are few feelings better than the feeling of being well-rested.  If you’ve ever had a few days of not getting enough sleep and then you get enough, it can feel like a performance-enhancing drug. Sleep Deprived or Drunk? As little as 17 hours […]

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The Great Halloween Problem Solved!

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I love this time of year.  How could you not?  Crisp fall air, changing leaves, and Halloween on the way.  It’s the only time of year that it is acceptable to decorate with skulls and play heavy music!  It’s so much fun. When I began my fitness career, I really struggled with Halloween.  It is […]

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Fly Funtensity Airlines

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Exit row seats and emotional service animals gave me an idea for a new airline. On a recent flight, I had an exit row seat. You likely know what this means: the flight attendant will issue the usual statement that you must be willing and able to perform the duties required of an exit row […]

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Brain-jacking

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Taste has by far the most direct connection to your body’s reward system. It is hardwired to brain cells that respond to pleasure and prompts the strongest emotional response. Funtensity is about using our ever-growing understanding of the brain to live lives where what we enjoy is also what is good for us and what […]

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Sleep Like an Elephant; Look Like an Elephant

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Elephants need only 3-4 hours of sleep a night, while mice sleep 14 hours.  Humans are somewhere in the middle, but some of us push it and try to get by on “elephant sleep.”  Funtensity is about optimal brain function now and brain fitness later. And sleep is an essential part of achieving that. The […]

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Do You Worry Too Little?

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Many people worry a lot, but do you worry too little? As it turns out, the “don’t worry, be happy” people tend to die earlier.  Conscientious people live longer. In looking at a group of people that were followed for 80 years, this is the conclusion drawn from the data by Leslie Martin and Howard […]