We Got Up, So We Need To Keep Getting Down!

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We are our own worst enemy at times.  Walking on all fours wasn’t good enough. We had to get up on two legs to get a higher view of available resources.  It created a shift both in how we move (and use our brains to control movement) and how we process information we take in […]

Is 149 Minutes Enough Exercise?

149 Minutes

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Is 149 minutes enough? Apparently not. The mismatch between the objective of guidelines we are given and the way our brain perceives those messages creates trouble.

Zero-Second Rule Diet

The Zero-Second Rule Diet

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The 5-second rule works (not really though) for hard junk foods. A Zero-Second diet should lead you toward healthier food options since most healthy foods would pick up a lot of gross stuff if it touched the floor at all.

Frustrated? Confused? Confrustrated?

More Exercise, More Obesity, Twice the Guidelines!

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More people than ever are obese. More people than ever are meeting government guidelines for exercise, and the government guidelines for physical activity just doubled from what they used to be.  Confused? Frustrated? Confrustrated? When I read stories about health, fitness, and obesity in the media, I understand why many people throw their hands up […]

Post-Funtensity Glow

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 […]

Change is Hard Unless It is Easy

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The “facts” of fitness aren’t hard to figure out.  The “how” is relatively easy to access.  It’s available in countless books, websites, and apps.  But it’s long, hard, and boring. So a lot of people struggle. The perception that to get in shape, you have to give up everything that tastes good and is fun, […]

The Secret to Getting in Shape? You can’t

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“I need to get in shape.”  Good. I’ve got the secret for you.  Stop trying. You can’t “get in shape.” Because you don’t care about getting in shape.  To help you care, you don’t need an answer, but rather a question – or three. What does “get in shape” look like and feel like to […]

Are you a Toe-Dipper?

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Do you often have an all-or-nothing approach to fitness?  Does this keep you moving forward and backward – never really making any real and lasting progress.  It could be that you’re not following your own instincts about how best to try new challenges. We are all familiar with many of the popular motivational slogans such […]

Fungevity – It’s like longevity for your fun

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What’s your Fungevity?     “Wait, what is fungevity?” While we were both speaking at an event, I had a conversation with Tony Horton – creator of P90X – and without realizing it, he dropped a bombshell on me. We were discussing the common reasons people say they exercise.  One of which is to live longer – […]