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    5 Things I Avoid to Maintain My 25 Pound Weight Loss

    Anyone who’s lost a significant amount of weight knows one thing: keeping it off can be a struggle. Life gets hectic, and when times are tough, it’s easy to slip back into old bad habits and for the pounds to creep back on. My weight used to fluctuate a lot when I was in my late twenties and early thirties.…

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    5 Science-Backed Ways Exercise Makes You More Resilient

    Let’s be real: Life is freaking hard. Stuff happens. Unexpected stuff, like a beloved pet passing away or a fender bender on the highway during rush hour. Stressful stuff, like a tight deadline or a scheduling conflict at work. Money issues. Health issues. Relationship issues. You name it, we all got it. So having the resilience to deal with life’s…

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    4 Reasons to Lift Lighter Weights

    The other day, I came across a cool article calling for women to drop the cutesy pink dumbbells and start lifting heavy like a man. It is an excellent piece that points out training like a man will not make a woman look “bulky” because a woman’s physiology and hormone profile are completely different from a man’s. I wholeheartedly agree…

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    Freaky Sleep Disorders That Are Surprisingly Common

    Several years ago, I woke up to a tall, shadowy figure standing on the bed next to my head, looking down at me. For an instant, I couldn’t move or scream, as though I were glued to the bed. I blinked and suddenly I was free. I leaped out of bed with a scream — startling the living daylights out of my…

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    5 Healthy Things to Do When You’re Injured and Can’t Exercise

    This past weekend, I was working on pushup variations when I pushed a little too far and royally tweaked my trapezius muscle. As a result, I’m currently writing this with a grumpy shoulder that can tolerate little more than heating pads and painkillers. Chances are, it’s going to be at least another week or two before I can lace up…

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    How I Lost 25 Lbs and Kept it Off — Without Going to the Gym

    These days, exercise is something that brings me a lot of joy — so much so that I have an ISSA personal trainer certification as well as this whole blog dedicated to the subject. However, I didn’t always love fitness. I absolutely hated exercise when I was younger and would avoid it at all costs. Back then, I was blessed with a…