"If You Think You Can't, You Can."
Warrior Dash is a mud-crawling, fire-leaping, extreme running event. This fierce running series is held on the most challenging and rugged terrain across the globe. And now, it’s also a great way to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital save children from cancer and other deadly diseases.
How big a role is your Survival Instinct playing in your life?
In a world with more creature comforts, we see more impatience, discomfort, anxiety and depression. In a world that provides us tools for connection, the paradox is that we are technologically hyper-connected yet disconnected from ourselves. What is the effect of being on alert constantly-handling a barrage of emails, texts, and a never ending to do list?
"You won't stick to a diet that omits your favorite foods"
Writing about the importance of sleep at 3am, or gaining 22 pounds while authoring a weight loss book might not make sense. But it shows that even David Grotto struggles to put his health knowledge into practice. A Registered Dietician and author of The Best Things You Can Eat, David says that a healthy diet doesn't have to mean sacrificing your favorite foods. He hosted a live radio show on health and nutrition for over 10 years along with a health-focused television show for 2 years. David calls himself an "Edutainer" - he enjoys educating people through entertainment.
"My body was telling me something. Hint: It always does"
Have a migraine? Upset stomach? Sore joints? It could be that your body is trying to communicate with you. Functional Medicine looks at the core problem of a symptom, rather than a "quick fix." Sometimes it requires altering your diet or cutting out certain daily items from your routine. Either way, its not easy but Katie Jasper is here to shed light on this new approach to helping people feel better.
"A good personal trainer will listen to your story."
Shannon Fable, Director of Exercise Programming, shares her story about helping people achieve their fitness goals through personal and group training. She is changing the perception of personal trainers by helping them develop meaningful relationships with a "love your job or get out" attitude. Looking for the right personal trainer can take some time, but will pay off once you find that perfect connection. Shannon also explains why group fitness can be the happy medium between personal training and individual workouts.
If you walk into any grocery store around this time of year, you are bound to be assaulted by the ginormous, colorful bags of Halloween candy. But instead of dolling out bag after bag of artificial colors and flavors to the trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood, how about trying out a few of these healthier alternatives? I'm not suggesting handing out bunches of kale and flaxseeds—after all I don't want your house to get TPed—but there are ways to healthify even this most junky of holiday traditions while still maintaining the festive spirit.
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