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Habits shape every area of your life. If you are overweight, pre-diabetic, and at risk for developing heart disease, your habits are counterproductive for good health. On the flip side, if you are fit and healthy, you have implemented habits that support a healthy lifestyle. However, you don’t need to hit the gym every day …

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How would you feel if you’d achieved your fitness and health goals? Imagine having a lean and muscular body that is flexible, pain-free, and moves quickly. Imagine receiving compliments for your athletic physique and healthy lifestyle. Imagine accomplishing significant athletic feats – finishing that marathon or standing on that bodybuilding stage. If you are like …

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One area I struggle with is focus. My hyperactive brain likes to overthink, double-check, and question every decision I make. I find it hard to discern the most important activities and lose myself in working on details for too long. I get lost in planning and can spend hours crafting a perfect day, designing my …

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When my brother got married this year, he and his girlfriend decided to celebrate with a Rockabilly-inspired party. This set the tone for the whole wedding, and everyone who attended knew in which direction the party would go. The defined theme of the party helped me make the appropriate choice for the dress – I …

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Quick question. What would you say if I asked how you would describe yourself as a runner? Would you tell me that you are “not a real runner” because you are slow? Would you tell me that you are a “back of the packer” or permanently injured? Would you tell me that you hate strength …

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I fell in love with running in my 20’s. At that time, I was an exchange student in South Africa and wanted to lose weight. It wasn’t long before I discovered running’s powerful positive effects on my mental health. My relationship with my body changed from self-criticism and fault finding to one of thankfulness and …

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When I started blogging about running this year, the voice in my head was my biggest enemy. It was constantly nagging, trying to convince me that I was not good enough to be writing about running. This voice told me that I am not a good writer, that I don’t know enough about running, and …

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“I have no time” may be the recreational runner’s favorite excuse to avoid strength training. Despite studies showing how a strength training routine can reduce running injuries and improve running performance, many runners skip strength training. Chances are, you too are juggling your training, a full-time job, family responsibilities, and community commitments. And chances are, …

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Do you set running goals? Which ones? Maybe you decided you want to be able to run for 30 minutes without stopping, or you have your eyes set on finishing your first marathon. Now think about how you felt about those goals when you set them. Did they seem realistic to you – or, as …

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