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Do you have intrinsic or extrinsic motivation?

In my last blog, I talked about time management. Hopefully I have opened some eyes about how you choose to spend your time. There is one other aspect, however, that goes along with time management, and that’s motivation. Motivation has an enormous effect on us every day. Motivation helps us make important decisions day in and day out. So why not use motivation to get …
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“I don’t have time to exercise!” – Really?

Most people would like to be active and stay fit, but I know sometimes it can seem like only a dream. For most of you, time is the number one excuse for not being able to get in exercise. And this is understandable, but also fixable. All it takes is time management. Waking up earlier, exercising during lunch, and making time after work are just …
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Is plyometric training right for you?

Whether you are an experience lifter or just starting out, plyometrics is a great form of exercise that can be incorporated into your routine. For those of you that do not know about plyometrics, it is a training technique designed to increase muscular power and explosiveness. Plyometric training conditions the body with dynamic resistance exercises that rapidly stretch a muscle and then rapidly shorten it, …
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Childhood Obesity – A Dangerous Epidemic

Sadly enough, it is reported that in the past 30 years obesity in children has doubled and even tripled in adolescents. This is a scary statistic considering how many risk factors come along with being obese. Increased risk for cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol are just two huge risk factors that affect your health. Not only does being overweight affect …
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Sodium – It’s important, but how much is too much?

Sodium is an essential part of our lives. It helps your muscles function, allows your nerves to send impulses throughout your body and helps regulate the balance of fluids in all of your tissues. Too much sodium, however, can lead to many health issues. Managing your sodium intake is very important to maintaining your health and overall well being. Since sodium attracts water, your body …
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