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Strength Training for Women: 9 Things That Bust the Myths

Strength Training for Women: 9 Things That Bust the Myths

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I admit I cruised through school as a full-time nerd with no time for sports. In my senior year of college, I finally discovered the world of strength training at an all-women’s gym. That’s right, all female members, all female trainers. And I can still tell you the names of each of the women who showed me how to correctly lift weights, whether it was by volunteering to be my workout buddy or sharing new workout programs.…

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How to Stop Overthinking and Start Living Instead

How to Stop Overthinking and Start Living Instead

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Do you spend much of your life “in your head,” analyzing decisions you’ve made, going over things you could have done better? Do you rehearse upcoming conversations, try to anticipate others’ reactions, or attempt to plan future activities down to the smallest details? Do you feel exhausted by this drain of mental energy, and find yourself unable to make decisions?

If so, chances are you’re an overthinker.…

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How to Roast Vegetables the Quick and Easy Way

How to Roast Vegetables the Quick and Easy Way

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I call this an “un-recipe” because really it’s a guide to roasting vegetables more than it’s a single recipe. If you get good at this technique, you can apply it to all kinds of vegetables. Keep reading for the easiest and most successful roasted vegetables you’ve ever made.

An Important Distinction Before We Begin

For our purposes we are going to break vegetables up into two groups:

  • Group 1 – With Skin: Winter squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, beets, onions, garlic, etc.
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    Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 14

    Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 14

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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 14

    Today we’re in the garage, but you can do this workout anywhere you have a patch of floor space.…

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    Lorin Roche

    113: Lorin Roche — You Might Already Be Meditating

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    Warning: This podcast contains sexually explicit language that may not be suitable for all listeners.

     

    “For people who live in the world and other people depend on, the goal of meditation is adaptation. It’s so that you thrive in your daily life.” – Lorin Roche

    Did you realize that every time your breath cycles, you’ve experienced a tiny meditation cycle?…

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    10 Minutes of Meditation: Lifestyle Practice

    10 Minutes of Meditation: Lifestyle Practice

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    Practice 10 Minutes of Meditation Each Day This Week

    Simple Instructions:

    1. Find a quiet place to sit, free of outside distractions.
    2. You may use any form of silent contemplation you are comfortable with. Some options: a meditation practice you already have; sitting quietly and observing your body, thoughts, and surroundings without judgment; silent prayer or contemplation; or simply observing yourself breathing in and out.
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    This Easy-To-Make Veggie-Lentil Soup Will Rock Your World

    This Easy-to-Make Veggie Lentil Soup Will Rock Your World

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    I don’t eat meat anymore. Which means, I no longer eat my mom’s amazing chicken noodle soup or beef stew. But, I was raised in a home where soup was a staple food — a Scottish comfort food my mom would make to warm the bones during cold Cleveland winters.

    But, as I got older and chose to remove meat from my diet, I longed for a soup that would provide the same kind of coziness without sacrificing nourishment — I love you brocolli cheddar, but your dairy-ness brings me down.…

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    Jill Miller Follow Along Mobility Practice: Week 5

    Jill Miller Follow Along Mobility Practice: Week 5

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    Welcome to this eight-week video series brought to you exclusively by Whole Life Challenge in partnership with Tune Up Fitness. Each week, coach Jill Miller will teach you new movements (and a few things about your anatomy) so you can increase your mobility (and your connection to your own body). These practices are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your ten daily minutes of mobility.

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    How to Create an Exercise Plan You Actually Enjoy

    How to Create an Exercise Plan You Actually Enjoy

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    If you’re like me, odds are you have at least one type of exercise you love and at least one type you hate. And, if you’re like me, I’m betting you tend to choose to do the exercise you love far more often than the one you can’t stand.

    It’s long been my assertion that to find true success in fitness, you need to find a way to move your body that moves you.…

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    Know What You Want and Forgive Yourself Along the Way

    Know What You Want and Forgive Yourself Along the Way

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    I recently attended a popular fitness conference that I go to every year. The presentations and workshops are always great, but often the best learning experiences come from casual conversations.

    When we’re at this conference, my wife and I love waking up early and enjoying the hotel hot tub. One morning, we started talking to a gentleman who made a career switch later in life to become a personal trainer.…

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    Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 13

    Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 13

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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 13

    All you need for this workout is enough space for your body, some workout clothes, and a good attitude.…

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