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7 Pieces of Advice for Working Out After Injury

7 Pieces of Advice for Working Out After Injury

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“Pop.” I felt the pain immediately in my low back. I stood up from the stability ball. It was just a stupid core exercise, a simple bodyweight back extension.  Then came the realization I could not set my left foot on the ground without a sharp, shooting zing of pain through my hip. [Insert expletives here.]

I did what many of us do after injury: tried to walk it off, then sleep it off, then ignore it.…

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Spring Veggie Scramble

Spring Veggie Scramble

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It’s hard to improve on basic scrambled eggs. They form the cornerstone of nutritious breakfasts the world over. But if you were to try to improve the classic scramble, an easy way to do it would be to add vegetables. That way you skyrocket the vitamin and mineral content while adding a hearty crunch to each bite.

Why not make an omelet instead of a veggie scramble?…

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139: Michael Gervais

139: Michael Gervais – On Unraveling the Secrets of Masters

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Throughout his career, Dr. Michael Gervais has followed a central question: Is there a common thread connecting those who change how we understand how the world works?

As a high-performance psychologist, published, peer-reviewed author and recognized speaker on optimal human performance, Michael Gervais works in the trenches of high-stakes environments, where there is no luxury for mistakes, hesitation, or failure to respond.…

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Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 29

Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 29

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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 29

This week’s workout is called a “Tabata mash-up.” That simply means we’re going to work for twenty seconds at a time, and we’re going to alternate between two movements.…

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How to Breathe to Cool Down Your Mind

How to Breathe to Cool Down Your Mind

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Welcome to our six-part breathing technique series. Each of these videos is only two to three minutes in length. In each, we share a simple, but powerful breathing exercise. By bringing an awareness to your breathing, you can take charge of your body, energy, and life.

Using Breath Work to Cool Down Your Mind

This final breath in our series is one of my favorites.…

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Jar of Awesome: Well-Being Practice

Jar of Awesome: Well-Being Practice

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Put Something in Your Digital Jar of Awesome Each Day

Simple Instructions:

  1. Create a “Jar of Awesome,” either physical or virtual — a mason jar or something like it would be perfect, but so would a note in Evernote, a note pad, or an email to yourself. You can leave your jar plain or decorate it like crazy. It may also help to keep a small scratch pad and pen next to it.
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HERO Movement Mindful Mobility Follow Along: Week 6

HERO Movement Mindful Mobility Follow Along: Week 6

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Welcome to this six-week series brought to you exclusively by Whole Life Challenge in partnership with HERO Movement. Each week, Luke Jones will take you through a brand-new video. These practices are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your ten daily minutes of mobility.

HERO Movement Mindful Mobility Week 6: The Whole Body

It’s time to bring it all together.…

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How to Prevent Low Back Pain with 3 Simple Mobility Practices

How to Prevent Low Back Pain with 3 Simple Mobility Practices

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About 80% of adults in the U.S. experience some sort of low back pain in their lives and many of them suffer from chronic pain.

The result of this widespread problem is that many people live unfulfilling lives due to pain and limited range of motion. They can’t participate in sports and activities like playing with their children or grandchildren. They are often limited in being able to perform simple chores such as grocery shopping and cleaning the house.…

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Grilled Tomato Bruschetta with Zucchini Noodles

Grilled Tomato Bruschetta with Zucchini Noodles

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Our tomato bruschetta recipe is one of the best ways to enjoy the bounty of the warmer seasons. First, you infuse the tomatoes with the flavors of basil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar. Then, you meld those flavors and unlock the sweetness of the tomatoes with a quick spin on the grill.

When you serve this tomato bruschetta with zucchini noodles instead of the standard bread or toast, you’ll still get that satisfying crunch underneath the classic bruschetta flavors.…

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Kristin MacDermott

138: Kristin MacDermott – On Learnable Resilience Skills to Improve the Quality of Your Life

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Kristen MacDermott is a consultant and performance coach who has created resilience training programs for some of the highest performing people on the planet, including Naval Special Warfare Command (Navy SEALs) and the Los Angeles Police Department. Kristin’s programs have also been used in more than 20 hospitals across the country, in the Duke Cancer Institute, and in the National Institutes of Health among others.…

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