How to maintain motivation over the holiday season

  Struggling to stay on top of your exercise regime because you’re simply not motivated enough? Here are three ways to maintain it. The key is to tone down rather than completely halt your exercise regimen, but maintaining motivation during times of temptation generally comes down to how you think about your training. If heading for the bench press doesn’t excite you, you’ll likely forego exercise for the call of cosmos. Follow the experts’ top tips for maintaining motivation: » Look on the bright side: “The relationship you have with…

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Strength building core finisher workout

  A strong core will support everything else you do, but when most people think of core they only think of abs. Head trainer Alexa Towersey and Jenna Douros show us how to build up your core.          The core includes all of the abs (deep and superficial) in addition to the muscles of the hips and lower back. These four exercises are designed to target as much of the core as possible. When combined with the flexion, extension and rotation exercises in the DB Complex and…

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Superfood strawberry protein milkshake recipe

  Alleviate the brain fog and keep your mood in check with this protein smoothie. Ingredients (makes one smoothie) 1 cup coconut, soy or almond milk 1 scoop Activated Nutrients Vanilla Bean Daily Protein 1 teaspoon Activated Nutrients Daily Superfood powder Approximately 7 frozen, sliced strawberries   Method 1. Combine all ingredients in a blender 2. Blend until smooth 3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!   NUTRITION (per smoothie) Protein: 19g // Fat: 5g // Carbs: 16g // Calories: 213g     {nomultithumb}   Read more … Women’s Health…

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Jenna Douros’ HIIT workout sampler

  Designed to get your heart rate high and burn max calories this HIIT circuit by Jenna Douros will also help you improve your muscle endurance and cardiovascular fitness.           It requires only your body weight, so you can perform the workout literally anywhere. Complete all exercises back-to-back, as quickly as possible, with only transition time as rest. At the end of the round, rest for 30 to 90 seconds. Complete 2 to 5 rounds. Kick-sits x 20             Start in…

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Jellyfish – Mystical Creatures With Great Benefits For Men

Nature sometimes presents us with a myriad of questions. Among the myriad of creatures, the jellyfish which are often fascinating even though we lack a lot of info about them. While the jellyfish may not stand out much like some other sea creatures, there are some interesting pieces of facts about the jellyfish, but only for those who search them out. How Old Is The Jellyfish? In this article written by Phillip Lamb for the conservation US, he shared a handful of rather unknown information about the jellyfish. Phillip collated…

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Eating With an Empty Stomach Is Bad for You?

As humans, we tend to want food when we’re hungry. It makes sense, right? Our stomach growls and we reflexively look for something to eat. But what if I told you eating on an empty stomach was bad for you? Think back to the last time you were hungry, I mean really hungry. Did you sit down with a balanced meal? Probably not. Once we get to the point of saying, “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!” we are likely to overindulge in whatever food we can get…

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Is It Necessary for Kids in America to Spend Long Hours at Schools?

American education stands as a model for many countries around the world. Findings have however shown that students spend more time in American schools, but this time spent does not exactly result in a better performance when compared to their counterparts in other countries, where students spend less hours in school. Is this be an important signal for the need to review the school system? Dispelling the myths surrounding the American school system In this video, there is an attempt to dispel a perceived notion that American’s spend longer hours…

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Everyone’s Big And Small Life Moments Are More Alike Than You Think

Sаmаnthа Irbу’ѕ lаtеѕt bооk of essays, Wе Arе Nеvеr Meeting іn Real Life., іѕ a hіlаrіоuѕ соllесtіоn thаt tоuсhеѕ оn lіfе’ѕ bіg and ѕmаll moments wіth equal еmраthу аnd wіt. Irbу dives іntо еmbаrrаѕѕіng bоdіlу functions, mееtѕ her futurе wife оn Twіttеr, аnd gоеѕ into detail аbоut what it’s rеаllу like tо eat dауѕ-оld McDonald’s, all whіlе соnfrоntіng gеndеr dуnаmісѕ, poverty, and life wіth Crоhn’ѕ dіѕеаѕе. What mаkеѕ her wrіtіng so good is that dеѕріtе аll of the ways thаt Samantha Irby mау (or mау not) bе dіffеrеnt frоm you,…

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Keeping fit with Alexandra Kierdorf-Robinson

  We caught up with December 2017 cover model Alexandra Kiedorf-Robinson to chat about all things health, fitness, passion and purpose.   Alex Kierdorf-Robinson has had a far from easy life. With parents suffering from addiction in her home country of Sweden, she had to grow up early – and fast. But rather than weakening her resolve, Kierforf-Robinson used these challenges to her advantage, and is now a Swedish-qualified physiotherapist, group fitness instructor and personal trainer for her own business, 360Health. She spoke to WH&F about fostering a positive attitude…

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How to Set Ambitious and Achievable Career Goals (With Examples)

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your ultimate profession to be. Defining career goals is a critical step to achieving success. You need to know where you’re going in order to get there. Knowing what your career goals are isn’t just important for you–it’s important for potential employers too. The relationship between an employer and an employee works best when your goals for the future and their goals align. Saying, “Oh,…

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