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How to Keep Eating Healthy When You Travel

How to Keep Eating Healthy When You Travel

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My job involves a lot of travel. In fact, I am on a plane heading to coaching and teaching engagements every second week or so. I know firsthand that it can be tough to eat right when you are on the road.

When you are traveling, it is important to be mindful not only about what you eat, but also about when you eat.…

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DOMS 101: What It Is and How to Deal with It

DOMS 101: What It Is and How to Deal with It

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If you’re new to the fitness world, you may not have heard of DOMS before. But chances are decent that you will experience it firsthand at some point in your health and wellness journey. As you become more experienced at exercise, you’ll get better at gauging your intensity and workload, but in the beginning, you may overshoot — and DOMS may be the result.…

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Apple Walnut Fennel Salad

Apple Walnut Fennel Salad

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So often during life, we use travel as a reason for our diet and lifestyle to suffer from bad choices and improper self-care. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

I live my life on the road, basically moving every few days. This has been my reality for the last year and will continue to be for several more. This is because I believe so much in the power of diet and lifestyle to transform people’s daily experience that I have been taking my personal knowledge to the streets to share this journey with others.…

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Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 1

Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 1

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Welcome to my new eight-week video series! Each week, I’ll 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 ten daily minutes of exercise.

Living Room Workout 1

Welcome to my living room!…

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The Purpose of the Phase 3 Assessments: Blood Lipids and Blood Glucose

The Purpose of the Phase 3 Assessments: Blood Lipids and Blood Glucose

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Want to know how far you’ve come? You need to know where you started.

Self-assessments are an important part of the Whole Life Challenge. Measurements at the beginning let you know what kind of progress you’ve made, and provide an objective picture of your health.

The Whole Life Challenge includes three assessment phases.

  • Phases 1 and 2 include baseline measurements: weight, waist and hip size, and fitness tests.
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    95: Kara Benz — Bullet Journaling for Creativity and Growth

    95: Kara Benz — Bullet Journaling for Creativity and Growth

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    Journaling is as old as language. While journaling may have begun as a way to simply keep a record, it has evolved into a method used by millions of people to clarify their thinking, increase creativity, and even become better leaders. Our guest today is an online teacher and somewhat of a celebrity in one of those journaling systems known as “bullet journaling.”

    There are plenty of bullet journaling websites around, and plenty of buzz around the idea of bullet journaling.…

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    Journaling for 10 Minutes: Lifestyle Practice

    Journaling for 10 Minutes: Lifestyle Practice

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    Practice 10 Minutes of Journaling Each Day This Week

    Simple Instructions:

    1. Sit down for 10 minutes each day and write in a handwritten journal.
    2. Use any kind of journaling you like. Choose something that suits your needs and personal style. Some examples are a diary-type reflective journal, stream-of-consciousness, “free form” writing, or Artist’s Way morning pages.
    3. You can also use any of the journal cues provided below.
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    MovNat Follow Along Mobility Practice: Week 1

    MovNat Follow Along Mobility Practice: Week 1

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    Welcome to this eight-week video series brought to you exclusively by Whole Life Challenge in partnership with MovNat. Each week, coach Danny Clark will teach you new movements designed to increase your mobility. These practices are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your ten daily minutes of mobility.

    MovNat stands for “moving naturally.” Therefore, what we’ll be doing over the coming weeks is developing our mobility through a variety of movements the human body was designed to perform.…

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    How to Reduce Overwhelm and Get Your Life Back

    How to Reduce Overwhelm and Get Your Life Back

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    Have you ever had that “Gaahh!” feeling? Like there’s too much on your plate, your brain is frozen, and you’ll tip over the edge if someone asks you to do one more thing?

    If so, you’re not alone. Life feels overwhelming at times. Each day can pass in a flurry of activity without ever feeling like you’re getting things done. With so much left to do, you’re not sure how you’ll get through the day, week, month, or year.…

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    Mango, Grapefruit, and Strawberry Guacamole

    Mango, Grapefruit, and Strawberry Guacamole

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    I’m a fan of taking recipes I already like and making simple changes to make them a little different. I love me some traditional guacamole, but when I added mangoes, strawberries, and ruby red grapefruit to it, it took it to another level.

    This recipe is not only beautiful and perfect to serve at dinner parties, but it’s also incredibly tasty and healthy.…

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    Learn to Play the 3 Flavor Notes: Home Cooking Boot Camp Lesson 8

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    In science, an “elegant theory” is one that explains a lot with very little. It’s simple and powerful. For instance, Einstein’s most famous equation E=MC2 presents in just five symbols what amounts to a doctorate-level understanding of the relationship between energy and mass.

    In cooking, a dish is said to be elegant when it uses as few seasonings as possible to achieve jaw-dropping results.…

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