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 […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]

Sundae, Sunday, or Someday?

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“I need to make major changes.”  I hear this all the time. Usually it’s from someone who is at a low point in fitness and is frustrated/disgusted/tired from wanting to feel and see changes in fitness but never experiencing any. If you’re out-of-shape, unhealthy, or otherwise struggling for fitness, you might think that major changes […]