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Why habits (not goals) are the key to success

“Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.” ―Stephen Covey Habits account for roughly 45% of our daily activities — and success, or lack thereof, is a culmination of strong habits over time. There is no such thing as overnight success;…

Why obesity might be the biggest pandemic we face

While the world is currently focused on a higher-profile pandemic, there is another, quieter one that kills over 2.8 million people globally each year: obesity. In fact, studies suggest that obesity is the leading controllable cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 18% of all deaths of those between age 40 and 85; it’s…

Is COVID-19 the Tipping Point for Healthier Living

The coronavirus crisis has become the “new normal,” and so far, local leaders are using the strategy of imposing social distancing restrictions to contain the spread until a cure can be found. But even in the best-case scenarios, developing a vaccine will take a long time — if it’s possible at all. And there’s no…

We’re staying home, but are we staying healthy?

Key Points Shelter in place orders have created the unintended consequence of people living unhealthier lives An unhealthy lifestyle compromises your immune system and can lead to higher risk of catching COVID-19 or increasing the severity of its symptoms Social distancing will likely end before a vaccine is available. Until then, your best protection to…

You can and should eat carbs at night

There are several myths in the nutrition and fitness world surrounding carbohydrates (or “carbs”) and their effect on our health. Most people believe carbs are “the devil” — the reason they gain weight. One of the biggest myths we hear is that if you eat carbs at night, they will turn to fat.  There is…

5 Tips for Successful Goal Setting

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Goal setting can be intimidating, but then again so can our goals. That does not make them any less achievable. We all have desires in life, whether in fitness, business, or relationships. Without goals, you can lack focus and direction. Setting personal…

Discover Your Fountain of Youth

Getting older sucks!  With each year, you notice more aches, have less energy and feel weaker. Will you concede to old age or will you do something about it? Recent studies have shown that loss of muscle may be the one of the most significant contributors to your decrease in quality of living and life…

How to Create Lifelong Fitness Goals

by Mackennon Klink, CSCS, PN1 It’s one thing to know what to eat, which exercises to do, and how to do the exercises, it’s a completely another thing to actually do all that – consistency.  If you have tried and failed to establish a long term, healthful habits, then you know all too well what…

Three Super Top Secret Reasons Why You Need to Add Yoga to Your Fitness Regime

You’ve likely heard of the health benefits of yoga: reduces stress, improves posture, increases flexibility, and much, much more. You may have even heard some things that may be questionable…however, regardless of your age or fitness level , or what you may or may not be training for, yoga is one of the best things…

Five Fitness Principles for Long Term Success

The health and fitness industry is full of myths and misconceptions. Everyday we are bombarded with ads, instagram videos, and articles claiming they have discovered the new diet or exercise.  There’s so much conflicting information on what we should and shouldn’t do.  That is why I wrote this article.  I wanted to cut through the…