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Embarking on a crazy new challenge

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3 mentions2 days ago
It’s no secret: I have an enormous passion for goal setting. A vision boarding nerd, a Pinterest quote junkie, and a bucket list maker, I love the feeling of accomplishing a big goal and just as much as the thrill of the chase that comes with getting there.

Why Spending Time on Hobbies Makes You a Better Person

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THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Creative activities outside of work may help boost your job performance, a new study suggests.Personal endeavors after-hours help employees recover from on-the-job demands and improve skills such as problem-solving, the researchers report in the April 17 issue of the Journal of ...

For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone : Shots

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It's not just kids who are overdoing screen time. Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail — and the consequences for their children can be troubling.Dr. Jenny Radesky is a pediatrician specializing in child development. When she worked at a ...

Weight loss inspiration: Woman ditches diets, loses weight

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Nina Osegueda was 19 and around 180 pounds when she remembers her boyfriend saying the thing no boyfriend is supposed to say.Alanna Gerwitz-Stern hadn't worked out a day in her life. But after having her first son, Jacob, she couldn't seem to get her body back. Fried chicken.

14 Habits Of People With A Healthy Relationship To Food

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12 mentions5 days ago
There's a fine line between thinking carefully about what we put into our bodies and obsessing over it or restricting it dangerously.Whether our particular issue is emotional eating, binge eating, disordered eating or we just can't seem to get a handle on the whole nutrition thing, we can ...

Sprouting Seedlings in Eggshells

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Featured Article This week, ground pork is shouldering your dinner.Featured Recipe Pan-Seared Lamb Chops with Rhurbarb Agrodolce with Raisins, Parsley + Walnuts submissions Your Best Recipe with Scallions Latest Collection Spring/Summer Weddings By Anna Hezel • April 16, 2014 • 5 Comments Every other week, Anna Hezel talks ...

The Power of a Positive Attitude

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4 mentions3 days ago
Do you think you’re a positive person? A positive mental attitude can improve your health, enhance your relationships, increase your chances of success, and add years to your life.The fact is, most people are bombarded by negativity each day. Sure, it’s easy to cast blame by saying you’re ...

They Were Skeptical At First, But This 80-Year-Old Went On Stage And Blew Everyone Away! Amazing!

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3 mentions4 days ago
Nobody expected 80-year-old Paddy and her partner Nico to blow their socks off when the odd pair walked on stage. In fact, you can spot people ready to laugh or be completely bored out of their minds. But the exact opposite happened..

30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself. #4 Is Absolutely Vital.

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Marc and Angel are the authors of 1000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently. Here’s their amazing list of 30 things to start doing for yourself. If you enjoy this, be sure to visit their website for more inspirational advice and tips for life.#1. Start spending time ...

19 Ideas for a Healthier Easter Basket

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3 mentions5 days ago
The Easter Bunny is the bearer of all things sweet, delicious, and right with the world. But this holiday doesn’t have to induce the same sugar high as Halloween. Instead, fill those Easter baskets with some healthy alternatives. (Yes, we’ve included veggies and fruit, but we promise chocolate ...

Dear Kirstie Alley

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http://brookenotonadiet.com/ Brooke: Not On A DietI saw your recent commercial for Jenny Craig where you ask Jenny if you can “come back home” to her program and exclaim that you’re not “Circus Fat,” you “just” want to lose 20 lbs. In your interview with DietsInReview.com [here], you try ...

Body Transformation: Mid-Life Crisis Becomes A Ripped Midsection

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3 mentions7 days ago
I grew up being active and played high school sports. I always had free time to engage in physical activity. As I became more engulfed in college, marriage, and my career, time to myself became rare. After I got married, I gained 30 pounds in the following months.Life ...

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Roseann Sdoia's Recovery

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3 mentions1 week ago
Roseann Sdoia, 45, lost her leg in last year's Boston Marathon bombing. On March 13, 2014, she told her inspiring story to Cristina Goyanes for Shape.com. Here is her moving account of survival, recovery, and unrelenting strength.“Next year, I'm going to run the Boston Marathon” is something I ...

24 People Who Applied for the World's Toughest Job Were In for Quite a Surprise

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Here's a pretty cool project from Mullen for a client we won't immediately reveal, lest we spoil the surprise. (Scroll down to the bottom of credits, or watch the video to find out.)The Boston agency posted this job listing online for a "director of operations" position at a ...

Why We've Become So Obsessed with Judging Others' Food Choices—and Our Own

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3 mentions1 week ago
I'll never forget the time that a co-worker at a former job invited me to go to our office cafeteria with her one afternoon to get an ice cream sandwich (it was the featured snack for the day, and the kitchen staff were making each sandwich by hand).

50 Bloggers Making a Difference in Fitness, Health, and Happiness

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5 mentions1 week ago
The Internet is a beautiful thing. Everyone and anyone can have a slice of the pie, which means there are hundreds of thousands (if not millions!) of blogs cropping up every day. The number of fitness, health, and happiness blogs out there can be overwhelming: How’s an average ...

Everyone's a Health Nut on Monday

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3 mentions5 days ago
New research shows that people are more health-conscious at the start of each new week, so health advocates are encouraging everyone to harness the psychological power of Mondays.Tradition suggests that January 1 is the perfect time to decide to improve your health. But our collective success rate there ...

The 1st Myth of Modern Day Dieting: It's About Willpower

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Any medical discussion on this page is intended to be of a general nature only. This page is not designed to give specific medical advice. If you have a medical problem you should consult your own physician for advice specific to your own situation. The mission of this ...

Kim Changed Her Eating Habits and Made a Commitment to Exercise to Drop 95 Pounds!

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2 mentions1 week ago
By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger, SparkPeople Blogger 4/6/2014 12:00 AM:26 comments:5,650 Views

Woman tackles world's longest triathlon

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2 mentions5 days ago
Thirty miles into her attempt to set the record for the world's longest triathlon, Bastidas, 47, had to start over due to a GPS malfunction. The saltwater off Cancun, Mexico, was eating away at her gums and throat. Her face was sunburned. She'd been stung several times by ...

Kelly Therieau Lost 113 Pounds But She's Not Focused On The Number

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Kelly Therieau isn’t striving to reach a magical number on the scale, she just wants to be a better, healthier version of herself. After losing 113 pounds, she’s well on her way. Today, Kelly opens up about the “light bulb” moment that created clarity for her “cold turkey” ...

'Year Of No Sugar': The Schaub Family Went Sugar Free For An Entire Year

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2 mentions1 week ago
Inspired by research and writings by prolific food-industry researchers like professor Robert Lustig, M.D., and journalist Michael Moss, Eve Schaub decided to try an experiment. She, along with her husband and daughters Greta and Ilsa, spent all of 2011 eating no added sugar.They combed packaged foods for other ...

How Changing Your Mind Can Change Your Life

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2 mentions1 week ago
There's always a way to do what you want to do in your body. Which means there is nothing wrong with your body.Have you ever put yourself in a position where you can't move, and then get mad at your body for being so immovable? Do you ever ...

Getting Back on Track

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
With the spring season quickly approaching, people often want to get back into their exercise routine but aren’t sure where exactly to start. In this blog series, we’ll help you get back into your routine with some great information and tips!Getting back into an exercise routine is challenging.

The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail: Learning to Let Go of Fear

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
"Which heart condition do you have? Does it ever scare you? You always seem so confident and calm. I admire your strength and motivation so much"So first of all, I appreciate that you think I am “calm and confident”. I am not so sure I would agree. I ...

10 Tips to Get or Stay Motivated to Exercise

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1 mentions2 weeks ago
It’s not necessarily that I don’t have time- I could probably workout while he is napping– it’s that I haven’t been motivated to workout.I’ve finally broken through my fitness rut, and now that the weather is getting pretty again, I’m itching to get moving again. Set a time ...

The Key to Lasting Behavioral Change: Think Goal, Not Tactic

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5 mentions2 weeks ago
Why can’t I force myself to go to the gym before work? Get my high-priority work done before I check my email? Stop letting my expense reports pile up? Why am I so bad at changing?Even the most motivated people can get stuck, frustrated, and lose hope during the process of behavioral change. As a time coach, I see this happen when clients become so fixated on specific tactics — getting up at 5 am, say, to make time for the gym, or a hard-and-fast rule that they never check ...

Trying to lose weight? Willpower is more than saying 'I won't'

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5 mentions2 weeks ago
A trick of trying willpower is that if you start thinking about how you don't want to eat doughnuts, you'll start thinking about doughnuts. (Daniel Hurst / Getty Images)Each time health psychologist Kelly McGonigal teaches her Science of Willpower class, she asks students to select a willpower challenge ...

How to Break Through the Wall of Your Comfort Zone

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
The reason nothing has changed or seems to to work is because you’ve hit an invisible wall. The invisible wall is the place you reach when you come to edge of your comfort zone. So, don’t feel bad or as if you weren’t meant to achieve your goal.

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Also #10, John Lennon used it as a lyric in the 80′s (I beleive) so usually is credited for this but Allen Saunders coined the phrase in the 50′s.All of these quotes are quite inspiring, but I would go with number 20: Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to ...

Sick Kids Use Google Glass to Virtually Visit the Zoo

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With all the talk of Google Glass' supposed image problem, it's easy to forget that the technology can enable some wonderful things.For proof, look no further than a children's hospital in Houston that is is taking advantage of Glass to bring some happiness to sick kids. Children’s Memorial ...

Does Nature Make Us Happy?

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Few would disagree that our natural and cognitive worlds have grown disconnected. Most of us, particularly children, spend far less time in nature today than in recent decades. There are no required classes in nature connectedness in our schools, nor is nature a well-utilized tool for teaching kids ...

Moving through life transitions

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7 mentions3 weeks ago
Balancing life, family and fitness - easy right? Now always! Get stories that inspire you to breathe deeply and make mindful choices by subscribing to my blog by email.I can feel the first bead of sweat gathering between my eyes, sending a prickly sensation throughout my body. It’s ...

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

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Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really dislike. But as I've come to learn over the years, you can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it ...

Disrupting Your Negative Thoughts

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
Jacinta has sent her proposal to her boss. She has worked over the weekend on this proposal making sure all the details had been covered and that there is no room for any errors. On Monday late morning she gets a call from her boss asking her to ...

New Makeup Ad from Dermablend

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1 mentions3 weeks ago
Dermablend recently released the latest ad for its corrective cosmetics, and in one fell swoop, it did something that's proved impossible for most other makeup brands: It produced an ad that is inspiring, relatable, and genuinely real.It may seem a little counterintuitive, but because the brand is often ...

Where's the Beach?: Measuring Progress Without a Scale

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When you set up goals for yourself, how do you measure progress? I imagine that it varies depending on the goal. It likely often includes some sort of number, like a dollar amount, a certain weight at the gym, a certain distance for running, etc. As a personal ...

8 habits of highly fit people you can incorporate into your life

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
Former NBA player Bruce Bowen, right, checks out the arm strength of Marquis Taylor, a kindergartner at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School, as Bowen and other former and current NBA and WNBA players help inspire students to eat healthy and exercise as part of an NBA Cares FIT ...

Visualization Weight Loss Tips for Women

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1 mentions3 weeks ago
While there is no one “best” way to lose weight, there is one thing you should absolutely do before starting a weight-loss plan to help you reach your goals: Go deep into your thoughts and shift the mental image you have of yourself.The idea may sound a little ...

5 Ways to Turn an Unproductive Day Around

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The way you start your morning sets the tone for the rest day. Waking up and starting the day productively, most likely results in a productive day. But…start a day with a bad mood and it can spiral out of control and you’ll get nothing done at all.I ...

What I’ve Learned in 5 Years of Marriage (and How I Still Don’t Know Anything)

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3 mentions3 weeks ago
Two weeks ago, I launched my most honest and open project yet–the #GetBetter Mindset Guide. In it, I address not only many of the psychological and mindset topics we discuss often here at JillFit, but quite a bit on the topic of relationships–both with ourselves and interacting with ...

56 Pounds Lost: Tina 'Started Over' One Last Time

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1 mentions4 weeks ago
My mom actually approached me (very kindly) and asked me if I’d be interested in attending a Weight Watchers meeting. I never considered trying to lose weight before that, but when she asked me that, I knew I needed to start.I first started trying to lose weight in ...

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

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I read a heck of a lot of business books every year (see this article and this one). But my favorite book of last year was Adam Grant's Give and Take. Many business books (including my own), focus on anecdotes and stories and the lessons learned from them.

MOTIVATION FOR WOMEN: Strong Women Lift (each other up)

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Yesterday I saw a post from one of our struggling future first-time competitors in our private Bikini Boot Camp group on facebook. She has been totally rocking, her body is leaning out, she looks amazing, but since life happens (and all the junk that comes with it), she ...

Religion, spirituality influence health in different but complementary ways

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Religion and spirituality have distinct but complementary influences on health, new research indicates. A new theoretical model defines the two distinct pathways. "Religion helps regulate behavior and health habits, while spirituality regulates your emotions, how you feel," explains one of the authors.Religion and spirituality have distinct but complementary ...

Amber Lost 100+ Pounds and Found Confidence in Herself

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By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger, SparkPeople Blogger 3/23/2014 12:00 AM:15 comments:8,155 Views

12 Toxic Thoughts You Need To Drop For A Better Life

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One of my mottoes is “Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life!” I’m a big believer that our thoughts and emotions shape our experiences. The problem is that most people aren’t even aware of their negative thoughts. It’s almost like they have just become a habit, so it seems ...

Try This If You Hate Working Out

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Is that you? Be honest. If it is, don’t worry, you’re not alone. 70% of the people I work with have made similar comments to me.I love to run, but for most running is a hate discipline. Those who hate running and yet limit their workout options to ...

My Addiction to Exercise Permanently Damaged My Body. But It Also Taught Me How to Love Myself

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Exercise has always been an outlet for me. Whether heading to yoga after a long day at the office or jogging outdoors to unplug from my hyper-connected life, physical activity has always been my go-to method of winding down and re-centering. But while the benefits of exercise—staying in ...

More Happy

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5 mentions4 weeks ago
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Hope you had a marvelous weekend and are ready to take Monday by storm! I had a great run on Saturday with my longest distance since November. Eight miles felt great!I’m generally a very happy, optimistic person. The name of my blog is HAPPY Fit Mama after all!
 

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