Category: fitness

Is a Fitness Tracker Right For You?

Some people love to poo-poo fitness trackers for various reasons — they’re ugly, they can be inaccurate when it comes to calorie burn and distance traveled, people rely too heavily on them, they take the quantified self idea too far, etc. In my experience of using a fitness tracker for 5 years, then ditching it […]

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Movement: It’s What We Were Born to Do

Before we dive into human movement, I have a very important question. Have you ever watched the movie Wall-E? If not, check out the clip below before you continue reading: I thought of this portion of the movie recently while in Denver International Airport, watching hundreds of people stand in place on the escalator instead […]

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How to Use the Scale Without Letting it Rule Your Life

It breaks my heart when I hear women say that they have an unhealthy relationship with the scale — I’ve known friends whose entire days and moods were nearly ruined when they saw a certain number on the scale in the morning. Like Kryptonite to Superman, an undesirable number on the scale can cause smart […]

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STOP Reading Stupid Quick Fix Articles

Raise your hand if you feel as though you’re constantly bombarded with quick fix articles, videos, social media posts, and news segments like so: Aside from the obvious fact that these are clickbait, pure and simple, designed to get whatever website is publishing it page views to bring in ad dollars…they’re also spreading bogus misinformation […]

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The Importance of Looking (and Feeling) Strong

Back in high school when I was first introduced to weight lifting and sport specific training, I began to pack on muscle which served me well as a three sport athlete. I could sprint faster, hit home runs, throw further, and all around play my sports more effectively as a result of my increased strength, […]

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