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Create Your Future: Lifestyle Practice

Create Your Future: Lifestyle Practice

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Create Your Future by Declaring Your Goals Each Day

Simple Instructions:

  1. Identify three goals at the beginning of the week. We recommend picking one short-term, one medium-term, and one long-term goal.
  2. Use present tense language when you identify your goals, as in “I can do a pull-up” or “I am living in Costa Rica.”
  3. Rewrite these same three goals each day.
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MovNat 10-Minute Mobility Practice: Week 1

MovNat 10-Minute 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.

Strength, mobility, power, and speed are all qualities innate to human beings – assuming we practice movements that are natural to humans.…

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Evolution Fresh and WLC Team Up

Evolution Fresh and the Challenge: 8 Recipes to Restart Your Resolution

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Recently, our friends at Evolution Fresh came to us with a very interesting (and sobering) statistic — after running a survey of 1,001 adults regarding their New Year’s resolutions, they found that 53% of them had abandoned their resolutions by the third week of January.

While we’re not super surprised (because change can be difficult), we’ve decided to help alter the pattern with a very simple solution — a downloadable collection of recipes and smoothies to help people get back in the groove of healthy eating, created to go hand-in-hand with Evolution Fresh’s National Green Juice Day.…

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How to Use Discipline to Add New Habits and Gain More Time

How to Use Discipline to Add New Habits and Gain More Time

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By the time this article hits your eyes, we will be almost a month into the new year. 2017 — sounds beautiful, doesn’t it? A fresh start, new beginnings, and a worldwide surge to becoming the person you always wished to be. No matter your resolution for this new year, there is one solidifying factor that resonates throughout all our goals: discipline.…

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Leverage: The Simple (But Not Easy) Element of the Challenge That Changes Lives

Leverage: The Simple (But Not Easy) Element of the Challenge That Changes Lives

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I’ve been in the fitness coaching business for over 25 years, and in that time, I’ve tried many strategies to gain leverage over people. Why do I need leverage? Because when left to their own devices, people invariably make choices that undermine their own best intentions to get fitter and healthier.

It’s easy to make the “right” choices in the presence of your coach or trainer, but it’s a different story when you’re back at work, at home alone, at a party, or opening the freezer for a midnight snack.…

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Hazelnut Parsnip Soup

Hazelnut Parsnip Soup

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Winter soups are a fantastic way to feel satisfied and healthy without doing too much work. Unlike many healthy meals, they tend to garner fewer objections from the pickier members of your household. And if you live solo, they’re a great way to spend less time cooking and have plenty of leftovers to reheat.

Winter soups also provide a fantastic opportunity to do a little vegetable exploration.…

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80: Ryan Hurst — How to Exercise with Purpose and Playfulness

80: Ryan Hurst — How to Exercise with Purpose and Playfulness

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Reminder: I’m starting every podcast episode by addressing one topic or answering one question that you bring to my attention via our WLC Podcast email address: podcast@wholelifechallenge.com. Send anything you think would be of value for me to see or any thought or question you’d like me to talk about or answer. While I can’t guarantee your question or topic will get addressed on the podcast, I do promise to read what you send!

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How the Whole Life Challenge Taught Me Impulse Control

How the Whole Life Challenge Taught Me Impulse Control

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Over the years and through trial and error, I’ve discovered the ways in which I move best through this world. I now have blanket policies that instruct me to avoid intense math at all costs, refrain from engaging in political posts, and resist correcting my friends’ grammar via text.

Thanks to my many shots at the Whole Life Challenge, I’ve also learned that I need accountability to control my impulses and stay in my healthy-eating lane.…

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A Friend Indeed: Off-Season WLC Skill Practice

A Friend Indeed: Off-Season WLC Skill Practice

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The Off-Season WLC Skill Practices are mini-challenges intended to help you fine-tune different aspects of your health and wellness. Offered between Challenges, these weekly practices address fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, productivity, and personal connection — because health is about far more than food and the gym (and we could all use a little practice)

This Week, Take Time Each Day to Connect with a Friend

Simple Instructions:

  1. Each day this week, reach out to a friend.
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Plank

Can’t Do Sit-ups? 3 Awesome (and Fun) Ab Workouts for You

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After running a gym for a while, I noticed that many women who have had children can’t do sit-ups anymore. Now there’s a strange gap in evolutionary pressure! I won’t dispute that we were “born to run,” but I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest we were not “born to do sit-ups.”

Which isn’t really a problem, since you don’t need to do sit-ups to get great abs.…

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How to Create a Winning Team of Voices in Your Head

How to Create a Winning Team of Voices in Your Head

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Fielding a great team is crucial to winning on any playing field. The same is true in building long-term, sustainable health and fitness.

But I’m not talking about your friends, family, co-workers, and gym buddies who are there to help keep you motivated and accountable. Those people are important — but just as important, if not more so, is the team that is with you 24/7, giving you advice, encouragement, or, alas, discouragement no matter what you’re doing.…

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The Importance of "Whole" in Your Whole Life (Challenge)

The Importance of “Whole” in Your Whole Life (Challenge)

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In the early 2000s, the pomegranate was the new super food. This antioxidant-rich miracle fruit was said to improve cardiovascular health, fight prostate cancer, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Soon, the refrigerators of most health-conscious people contained POM Wonderful pomegranate juice in those funny, double-bulb shaped bottle.

The Super Food That Wasn’t

POM Wonderful, the company, was founded in 2002 by the billionaire couple Stewart and Linda Rae Resnick.…

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