If There Was a Magic Bullet to Being Healthy, Would You Take It?

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What if it was completely effortless to stay fit? I’m talking a parallel universe: goodbye, healthy food choices and active lifestyle; hello, anything goes! Contrary to advertising B.S., there is no magic bullet or single supplement that can keep a body fit, but what if there was? Would you take …
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The 1% Workout

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Attitudes are changing --- slowly, but the prevailing opinion of the masses is that one has to be some kind of exercise fanatic or food extremist to commit to a healthy lifestyle. A 5 a.m. workout is not mandatory; neither is a tearful farewell to your last ever French fry. The truth is it …
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I’m About to Lose Control and I Think I Like It

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Clearly the ultimate 80s workout song competition is getting in my head because for the last week I've had "I'm So Excited" in my head. And with pretty good reason. That line about losing all control and liking it? Well, that's pretty much been me recently. And it's been ... okay. Kind of essential …
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Counting Smiles Rather Than Steps

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I love the way activity trackers keep people aware and accountable when it comes to staying active. I feel like, at least in my circle of friends, it's far more likely for someone to be proud of hitting 10k steps every day for a week or running a new distance rather than, say fitting into a certain …
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That Company You Keep

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Proverbs, Plato, Confucius, poets, self-help gurus and a slew of motivational speakers agree: "You become like those whom you spend the most time." And nowhere is this premise more apropos then when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. You may think you’re a strong-minded individualistic sort, …
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Walking With Luck

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Dogs have got it figured out. They don’t run, play and generally move their furry little bodies because they have to. Daily exercise for our canine companions is not a study in tedium or a necessary chore; it’s a thing to celebrate. For my dog Lucky (aka Luck, Lou, Lucky Lou, Lubus, the Lubasonic …
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