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The Problem with Plugged-in Fitness (and How to Cut the Cord)

The Problem with Plugged-in Fitness (and How to Cut the Cord)

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When I first moved to Colorado, I frequented a lot of coffee shops to work, write, and even go on the occasional date. Picking a coffee shop to patronize seems like a simple enough task, but as a writer, night owl, and java snob, I had three important prerequisites: one that didn’t close early, offered great coffee, and, of course, Wi-Fi.…

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How to Know What You're Changing on the Inside (In Just 6 Weeks)

How to Know What You’re Changing on the Inside (In Just 6 Weeks)

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You know that the Whole Life Challenge is about much more than what you see on the scale and in the mirror. It’s about taking control of your health for a better, longer, and more enriched life.

And yet, if you are a little Type A like we are, you are likely seeking all the ways you can count, track, and measure your progress over the Challenge in order to frame what success looks like.…

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Everything You Need to Know About Baby Goat Yoga

Everything You Need to Know About Baby Goat Yoga

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Lately, a new trend has taken the yoga world by storm: baby goat yoga. Also known as caprine vinyasa, baby goat yoga has gotten hundreds of people practicing their asanas in the company of adorable…baby goats.

Ever since I first saw the baby goat yoga class report pop up in yogi circles, I was double intrigued:

  • First, it was a new type of yoga that focused on creating a balance between the yogi and nature.
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    Jalapeno Chicken Burger with Jicama Slaw

    Jalapeno Chicken Burger with Jicama Slaw

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    Let’s start with “What in the world is jicama?” Jicama is a Mexican root vegetable akin to a yam or turnip. However, it tastes and crunches more like a fruit — kind of like an apple.

    Mixing jicama with a few other chopped veggies and a light dressing produces a wonderful slaw. We love a good slaw and this jicama version makes for a great unique twist.…

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    Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 31

    Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 31

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    Welcome to my living room workout series! Each week, I share a workout from my personal exercise routine — and then do it in real time so you can follow along. These workouts are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your daily exercise.

    Living Room Workout 31

    This week’s workout is a little different in that we’re not working with any sort of interval.…

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    Laughter: Well-Being Practice

    Laughter: Well-Being Practice

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    Practice Laughter as a Daily Element of Life

    Simple Instructions:

    1. Find a way to make yourself laugh today until you are satisfied.
    2. There is no amount of time you have to laugh for, it just must be an authentic laughter experience by your estimation. If you say you did it, you did.
    3. Some suggestions: Watch videos that make you laugh (animals get me all the time), get together with people who you typically find funny, or laughter meditation.
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    Beginner Vinyasa Flow Yoga Follow-Along with Brett Larkin

    Beginner Vinyasa Flow Yoga Follow-Along with Brett Larkin

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    Welcome to this six-week series brought to you exclusively by Whole Life Challenge in partnership with Brett Larkin. Each week, Brett will guide you in an exploration of a different style of yoga.

    These yoga practices are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your daily mobility, and are intended to help you explore both your body’s potential and the world of movement.

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    What You Need to Know About Home Health Tests and Your Goals

    What You Need to Know About Home Health Tests and Your Goals

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    Our bodies don’t lie.

    Seriously.

    The way we feel, move, and look can tell us so much about whether the choices we’re making are enhancing or hurting our overall well-being. Factors like energy level, skin quality, sleep quality, lean body mass, blood pressure, resting heart rate, and even sports-specific parameters like VO2 max (for those of us who love to geek out with a personal trainer) can be valuable tells alerting you to areas of your health you can adjust or improve.…

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    How to Stop Worrying and Actually Have a Relaxing Vacation

    How to Stop Worrying and Actually Have a Relaxing Vacation

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    On the first day of our family vacation in Vancouver, Canada, the city was experiencing a heat wave, with highs in the mid-80s. We’d arrived late the night before and none of us had slept well. After getting breakfast, we decided to walk downtown, instead of figuring out a bus or worrying about parking. The owner of our rental house told us it was a manageable walk for our kids, ages ten and twelve.…

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    The Quiet Eye: How to Train the Way You Gaze (and Why)

    The Quiet Eye: How to Train the Way You Gaze (and Why)

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    Pick your favorite sport, any sport. Imagine the player you most admire walking up to the plate, getting ready for a jump ball, or prepping for a rope climb. What is the one thing they all have in common?

    For starters, they are definitely not texting on their smart phone.

    Jokes aside, no matter who you’re picturing, these athletes typically share an incredible ability to focus and concentrate that conveniently also makes them appear quite intimidating to their competitors.…

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    Skirt Steak with Chimichurri, Mixed Peppers, and Onions

    Skirt Steak with Chimichurri, Mixed Peppers, and Onions

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    For our money, you just can’t beat grilled beef paired with a simple condiment. That means the flavors of a good skirt steak mixed with tangy chimichurri make this one savory dish.

    We use chimichurri as a condiment or dipping sauce for this skirt steak recipe. Marinating with chimichurri is delicious, too, but we feel this steak stands on its own.…

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