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How Stress Affects Fat Loss (and How to Not Let It)

How Stress Affects Fat Loss (and How to Not Let It)

You probably have all the nutrition related information you could ever need to lose fat. You already know that to lose fat you should eat less of that and more of this. Often the question is not what to do to lose fat, but how to stick to doing what you already know you should do. And it’s often the underlying (or overpowering) and unmanaged stress that makes following healthy eating habits a challenge. Stress pushes hormones on to a…

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Maybe The Flexibility Exercises Are Not Working Because…Stress

Maybe The Flexibility Exercises Are Not Working Because…Stress

Ever feel like no matter how much flexibility or mobility work you do you’re just not getting any “looser”. The tension and pain in the body restricts you from doing certain things. Like, when walking around town you feel like a cowboy who just shat their pants and now tries to act cool like it didn’t happen. Well, it did happen. And it doesn’t look cool. Maybe it’s not the flexibility exercises that are wrong, or that you’re not doing…

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Noticing

Noticing

The purpose of training our body at the gym is not to become better at training at the gym. No, we train so we can live a better, more fulfilling life outside of that space of bright lights and soulless pop music. Similarly, the reason for meditating is not just to get better at being present during the daily 10 minutes of practise. The reason we do it is to have the benefits of the practise spill into the rest…

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Louder Than Love

Louder Than Love

You’ll always remember where you were when you heard something happening to a person close to you. When the good and the bad happens to friends and family you’ll always remember where you were and who you were with when you heard the news. As most of you know, music is a major part of my life. When someone whose art has impacted me passes, I feel sadness. It’s different form of sadness compared to when someone I personally know dies, but it’s…

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It’s OK to Let Go During Holidays (or any other time)

It’s OK to Let Go During Holidays (or any other time)

Most of us are in the crazy Christmas mode. There’s parties to attend to, a lot of food in offer and a way too much alcohol lying around that is begging to be drank. Oh, that devil’s sweet elixir ruining all your hard work in the gym and asking you to commit unthinkable things at the office Christmas party. All in the name of a baby Jesus.

Quest for More Clarity

Quest for More Clarity

When I penned the first words for this post few months back I was struggling with clarity (more than usually, that is). But not necessarily in a way of “what’s the meaning of life?” or “who is Jon Snow’s father?”– kind of level. No, rather that my mind was just a jumble of ideas, thoughts, goals, action steps and anything and everything in between. I felt as there wasn’t enough time in a day to get shit done. And it…

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Men, We Need To Change

Men, We Need To Change

September 8th was the R U OK? Day and September 10th is the World Suicide Prevention Day. The statistics are sad to read and building awareness is important. Let’s do some deep thinking here. Quick search for synonyms for the word “manly” on Thesaurus.com will return words such as “bold”, “heroic” and “self-reliant”. It’s no wonder that the society portraits a typical man as tough and unbreakable. Don’t show your emotions for the risk of getting labelled as “weak”, an antonym…

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How to Reduce Stress and Increase Contentment

How to Reduce Stress and Increase Contentment

Most of us have a tendency to spend at least some parts of our days worrying and stressing about situations that are beyond our control. And while doing so we waste time dwelling in unnecessary negativity that affects our health and how we interact with people around us.

The Value of Play and Mental Deload

The Value of Play and Mental Deload

  What gives me the right to write about ways to improve life? I am 32 years of old and that doesn’t quite qualify me as a “wise old man” with all the answers. Yet I learn as I go and find importance in things. I only write about what I’ve tried. I only write about what works for me or my clients. My end goal still is to help as many people with their health as possible and I believe,…

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Why Most People Struggle with Diet and Training Consistency

Why Most People Struggle with Diet and Training Consistency

Long-term consistency and therefore success with training and diet doesn’t come from willpower. No, consistency happens while marching on a road paved with positive habits that align with your goals, lifestyle and values. But there’s a major factor that doesn’t get talked about enough. It negatively affects all of us, but especially those with type-a personality.