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Level Up Your Life — Free eBook!

Do any of these sound familiar? You seem to keep losing and gaining the same 10-20 pounds. You’ve gone on a very strict diet, managed to lose some weight, and gained it all back afterwards. You don’t want to go on a diet because you don’t want to give up your favorite foods. You worry that you’re eating too little …

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Let Fandom Fuel Your Fitness

I have a lot of friends who are self-identified nerds. I have a lot of friends who make physical fitness a priority in their lives. The overlap between these two groups is minimal at best. I still haven’t quite figured out why this disconnect exists. Maybe it has something to do with lingering memories of being bullied by jocks in …

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Stop Sabotaging your Goals Once and for All!

It’s half-way through January. How are your resolutions doing? Still going strong or is your stride starting to stumble? Maybe you were a little bit ambitious swearing off all sweets! Or the gym schedule you set was a little too intense. Change is hard, but how you change makes all the difference. “There goes my resolution,” my coworker declared, taking …

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Use The Force (to destroy Diet Culture)

When I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I left the theatre feeling like glitter had exploded inside of me. A powerful, child-like awe had consumed me with a single, joyous determination: “I want to be like Rey when I grow up!” This must have been how a whole generation of kids felt when they saw Luke Skywalker on the …

Motivation vs. Inspiration

Ever shaken off your champagne hangover on January 1st motivated to Do It This Time™? You drag yourself to the gym and find it packed with other Resolutioners doing the exact same thing. So, what does that exact same gym look like on February 19th? 1% Inspiration 99% Perspiration Edison said it about genius, but the same is true of …

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How to Fight Back when Depression is Kicking Your Ass

Don’t you just love the one-two punch of depression making you not want to do anything and anxiety making you obsess about the things you’re not doing?   Science shows that thirty minutes of exercise three times a week is an effective tool in managing depression and anxiety. (Source, Another Source, Another Source) But on days when you’re finding it almost impossible …