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FOMO vs. JOMO: How to Embrace the Joy of Missing Out

FOMO vs. JOMO: How to Embrace the Joy of Missing Out

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The world is our buffet. In our hyper-connected society, we’re presented with so many opportunities to “do” — to connect online, to keep up with social media, to attend social events, parties, sporting activities, and webinars. We can learn new things, meet new people, network, and do whatever our hearts desire (including things we didn’t even know we wanted to do).…

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Crispy Paleo Buffalo Chicken Wings

Crispy Paleo Buffalo Chicken Wings

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In the year 2006 B.W.L.C. (that’s “before Whole Life Challenge”) I had a bit of an issue with chicken wings.

(And if I’m honest, Trader Joe’s wine.)

I’d order a bunch of takeout wings, quaff a bottle of red, and generally descend into a buffalo sauce-driven coma. And then I’d pay for it, because Two Buck Chuck and sugar-filled wing sauce is the world’s most effective hangover recipe.…

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Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 6

Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 6

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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 6

This week, my son joins us for a workout I call “The Easy 2.” The workout itself is not easy, but the way the intervals are set up is.…

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Jeff Tucker

100: Jeff Tucker — Firefighter, Gymnastics Coach…Cheerleader

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NOTE: This podcast contains adult language.

 

Jeff Tucker, a former Fort Worth, Texas, firefighter, bomb tech, and arson investigator for twenty years, has spent the last ten years as director of CrossFit Gymnastics. Jeff got his start in gymnastics as a competitive gymnast in the 1970s.

“Tucker,” as he is known to his friends, was a guest speaker for United States Gymnastics Association congress, coached gymnastics and cheer for six years at Texas Christian University (TCU), and is the CEO of GSX Athletics and GSX CrossFit.…

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Do Something You Love: Lifestyle Practice

Do Something You Love: Lifestyle Practice

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Do Something You Love Each Day This Week

Simple Instructions:

  1. Take at least 10 minutes each day to do something you love.
  2. It does not need to have any practical purpose. You can do it simply because you love it.
  3. You can choose something different each day.

Watch this video for an explanation of this Lifestyle Practice from Whole Life Challenge co-founders Andy Petranek and Michael Stanwyck.

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MovNat Follow Along Mobility Practice: Week 6

MovNat Follow Along Mobility Practice: Week 6

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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 Cook with Fats and Oils for the Healthy Eater

How to Cook with Fats and Oils for the Healthy Eater

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There are so many different types of fats and different ways they affect our systems when we consume them. These differences are even more enhanced when we look at the way these fats are produced, how refined they are, and how we use them for cooking.

Most of us understand the basics of which fats to consume, but when it comes to how to cook with fats and oils, things get more complicated.…

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How to Build Strong, Healthy Feet with a Barefoot Workout

How to Build Strong, Healthy Feet with a Barefoot Workout

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There are so many things I love about living at the beach: sunny weather, a laid-back lifestyle, fresh seafood every day, nice people (just try to be grumpy here). It’s all so good.

For me, maybe the best part of beach life is being able to go barefoot most of the time. Most stores and restaurants allow ’flops and sandals, and the closer you get to the water the more liberal the “no shirt, no shoes” policy becomes.…

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Chipotle Sunflower Seed Dip

Chipotle Sunflower Seed Dip

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If you’re like me, you need to do a lot of snacking to stave off hunger. And it’s easy to enjoy your snacking habit and still stick to a sensible nutrition plan if you have healthy, flavorful, and accessible options to keep you going.

So many dips start with beans or cheese, but this hearty nut- and seed-based dip will keep you full and satisfied through to your next meal.…

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Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 5

Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 5

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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 5

The two movements in today’s workout are simple, but the scheme is a bit different.…

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Brain Toss: Lifestyle Practice

Brain Toss: Lifestyle Practice

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Practice a “Brain Toss” Each Day This Week

Simple Instructions:

  1. At any point during the day, when you find yourself with at least one or two things rolling around in your head that you can’t or don’t want to act on immediately, stop and make note of them — “toss” them out of your brain.
  2. Once you start your “brain toss,” give yourself about five minutes to dig for anything else that might come to mind.
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99: David Allen — The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

99: David Allen — The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.”—David Allen

Do you find yourself wondering where all the time is supposed to come from to meet your commitments? How about time for yourself, your family, and friends? And just when you think you’ve got a handle on all that, something else comes up!

How do the world’s busiest people handle it all?…

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