Category Archives: Sleep

Contribution, Connection, Vitality – What Bucket Are You Neglecting?

Time is the #1 excuse for not exercising and discipline is the #1 reason for stopping. Which is sad when you recognize that (in most cases), this behavior stems from the false belief that exercise should focus on “burning calories.” And thus, requires excessive amounts of steady-state aerobic activity (aka cardio). We won’t get into…

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Research Recap – May 2016

Before we dive into the research, I think it’s important to share a disturbing statistic with you. A recent report in the journal Obesity used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to determine that 17.4% of children (aged 2-19) met the criteria for class 1 obesity in 2013-2014. The sad part being,…

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Moving From Healthy to Healthier in The New Year

Recently, I posted an article called 6 Simple Steps for Success in the New Year. Which was great for those looking to turn their health around in 2017, but wasn’t much help for those already ‘Living It.’ If that’s you, and you’re looking to make the jump from ‘healthy’ to ‘healthier’ this year, here are…

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6 Simple Steps to Success in the New Year

There’s evidence to suggest that every diet works. Which is largely driven by the fact that people start eating better than crappy, and making a conscious effort to move a little more than they used to. The problem is, not every diet lasts. And it’s usually because the restrictions are unrealistic from the outset. Leading…

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Sleep Loss = Muscle Loss (Bro!)

Recently I posted an article for T-Nation called “4 Ways Modern Life is Making You Fat” that covers the negative consequences of excess sitting, stressing, screen time, and insufficient sleep. With the underlying message that you can be doing everything right with respect to diet and exercise, while these lifestyle factors put a giant wrench…

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10 Red Flags You’re Unhealthy That You Call “Normal”

Doctors use symptoms to diagnose illnesses, and one could say a symptom is your body’s way of communicating something is wrong. The problem is, some of us have lived with these symptoms for so long, they’re no longer classified as symptoms anymore. They’re simply classified as “normal.” Many times these problems are treated with medication,…

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Can’t Sleep? Blame Technology

You get home from a busy day at work, and after a nice dinner with your wife, you’re anxious to sit down to some mind-numbing entertainment. It’s been dark out since 6pm, but it’s hard to tell in your nicely lit home, with the 60-inch screen blasting bright images back at you and your wife…

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From Chronic Inflammation to Chronic Disease – 10 Ways to Prevent It

Not all inflammation is bad; as the very reason our body has an inflammatory response is to protect and heal itself. Whether that’s swelling, warmth, and redness for an acute injury, or the secretion of T-cells to destroy harmful pathogens. But chronic (or systemic) inflammation is bad. Since unlike burns, cuts, breaks, and bruises, or…

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