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  • 5 TRICKS TO AVOID OVERINDULGING ON HALLOWEEN CANDY

    5 TRICKS TO AVOID OVERINDULGING ON HALLOWEEN CANDY

    For all too many of us, yesterday’s Halloween festivities mark the beginning of junk food season. You know, the time of year when we throw out all of our healthy eating habits because it’s the holidays. We get it…It isn’t exactly popular to eat healthy on Halloween and throughout the holiday season. Nobody wants to hear about your ultra-restrictive, no fun, carbohydrate-free diet this time of year. But that doesn’t mean you have to completely fall off the wagon. So, we’ve put together a list of 5 wickedly effective strategies to help you avoid some of the usual difficulties associated with junk food season. And the best part is you won’t ....

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  • Here’s what your dad wants for Father’s Day!

    As you probably know, Father’s Day is coming up … and if you don’t know what to give your dad this year, I have some healthy(-ish) ideas for you. In fact, I conducted a little poll of some of my dad friends before I wrote this email, and the same thing was at or near the top of all their lists! They all said they wanted to to spend time with their kids – going fishing, bowling, to a movie, hitting up the batting cages or golf course, whatever. The bottom line is that the activity itself is beside the point – it’s all about doing something together. If you live near your father, definitely consider scheduling some quality time together! And ....

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  • 4 REASONS WHY PRIORITIZING SLEEP IS ESSENTIAL TO YOUR HEALH & FITNESS GOALS

    4 REASONS WHY PRIORITIZING SLEEP IS ESSENTIAL TO YOUR HEALH & FITNESS GOALS

    I don't know about you, but back in the days when taking a nap was a required part of your daily schedule (like in kindergarten), it was always the last thing I wanted to do.After all, playing duck duck goose or tag were much more important activities. But now that I'man adult and "nap time" isn't necessarily a required daily activity, I find myself wishing I was back inkindergarten again, only this time around I would be sure to take full advantage of nap time! Here's why naps aren't just for toddler's - A good nap can get you out of that mid-day slump,recharge your energy, and leave you more alert and in a better mood. How often do you hear someonetell you, "I had an awesome ....

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  • 3 TIPS TO PREVENTING WINTER WEIGHT GAIN

    3 TIPS TO PREVENTING WINTER WEIGHT GAIN

    Today, we’re taking a cold, hard
    look at winter weight gain {no pun intended}.It’s a common problem—people tend to pack on a few pounds during the winter months. But we want to give you a few tipsthat will help you fight backagainst wicked ole Mrs. Winter! Let’s waste no time, that way we’ll have less to deal with when the warm breezes start blowing! The good, the bad…and the solution. Although winter weight gain varies from person to person, research shows the average gain to be five to seven pounds!Some people gain this extra weight because they have Seasonal Affective Disorder—a type of winter depression.But most of ....

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  • HOW TO FUEL YOUR BODY TO GET THE BEST RESULTS

    HOW TO FUEL YOUR BODY TO GET THE BEST RESULTS

    Whether you're new to working out or you consider yourself well-versed in the world of exercise, performance and diet go hand-in-hand.
    In order to be able to train at the peak of your ability, get the most out of your workouts, and also recover quickly, you must be intentional about what you eat, making sure you feed your body what it needs. Let's talk aboutcars for a second -- Your car requires gas in order to run, andyou have a choice of gasoline gradesto put in your car depending on the performance you want out of it. Likewise,your body requires fuel for energy, and just as there are different grades ofgasolinethere are different types of food to fuel yourbody. Trying to work ....

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  • JANUARY DEADLINES AND CONTESTS: YOUR KEYS TO FITNESS VICTORY


    Have you ever told yourself that you are going to lose weight and get fit in time for spring, only to be frustrated when warm weather rolls around? It’s easy to hide behind heavy winter clothes, but when the mercury starts climbing, the clothes get lighter and we can’t hide any more. “ Why didn’t I start working out weeks ago ?” we ask ourselves. “ If only I had started sooner !” Regret-proof your spring: set a

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    The best way to protect yourself from a regret-filled spring is to set a deadline and start NOW. Deadlines are powerful motivators. Without a deadline, you really have ....

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  • 8 HOLIDAY PARTY TIPS TO KEEP YOU ON TRACK WITH YOUR HEALTH & FITNESS GOALS

    8 HOLIDAY PARTY TIPS TO KEEP YOU ON TRACK WITH YOUR HEALTH & FITNESS GOALS

    We want you to just bring chicken and broccoli to all holiday parties this year -- the end. Just kidding! We like to eat just as much as you do so let's take advantage of the holiday foods and pair them with workouts. As you probably know by now, working out prior to eating, especially sugary foods, can help offset the calories and put them to good use for recovery. Now, you can't go hogging down the entire dessert table, but splurging after doing a workout at Stax is our best advice. We also urge you to treat holiday meals like any other meal of the day. Do your best to stay within your goals and guidelines. Follow these other holiday party tips to enjoy the company of your friends ....

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  • 7 WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF (WITHOUT CHANGING YOUR LIFE)

    7 WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF (WITHOUT CHANGING YOUR LIFE)

    A ccording to Science Daily, the top 4 reasons why dieters don't lose weight are: 1) Underestimating Calories Consumed 2) Overestimating Activity and Calories Burned 3) Poor Timing of Meals 4) Inadequate Sleep But in reality, it goes far deeper than those reasons. The underlying issue is that the dieting measures most people take are overly restrictive. Many of us associate dieting with restrictionandsacrifice - doing things we don't want to do in order to improve ourselves. That association (and the subsequent actions we take as a result) is typically what causes issues when it comes to losing weight. But trust me when I ....

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  • HOW TO GET BACK TO THE GYM AFTER A LONG BREAK

    HOW TO GET BACK TO THE GYM AFTER A LONG BREAK

    HOW TO GET BACK TO THE GYM AFTER A LONG BREAK

    Life has a strange way of surprising us and derailing our carefully thought out plans. We’ve all been there before, and trust us when we say, we know the struggle is real. You were going to the gym and really putting in the sweat equity towards reaching your health and fitness goals. You had your workout schedule worked out perfectly and you were totally in your groove feeling awesome. But then something came up and you started missing workout sessions. Maybe it was a vacation or a holiday. Or maybe you came down with the flu. Maybe you got injured or had a stressful work deadline. Or maybe it was simply because your schedule ....

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  • 10 WAYS TO FIGHT OFF NIGHTTIME SNACK ATTACKS

    10 WAYS TO FIGHT OFF NIGHTTIME SNACK ATTACKS

    Remember that old saying your parents used to say to you as a kid: “Nothing good happens after midnight”? They probably weren’t referring to the nighttime snack munchies, but in this case, that’s exactly what we’re referring to. We’ve all been there before; we’re sitting on the couch watching our favorite t.v. show after a long day of successfully keeping our willpower on high, and all the sudden we drop our guard and fall victim to the dreaded nighttime snack attack. Where one handful of those powdery cheesy puffs leads to another and before you know it, you’re reaching for the bottom of the bag. Ugh it’s the worst. That’s ....

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