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There’s Life After 40 and it Starts with CrossFit

There's life after 40 and it starts with crossfit

I wanted to look good naked and at 41 years old… things were not going in the right direction. At 41 years old, the clock felt like it was ticking and I knew that this wasn’t going to get easier by 51. I’m not tall. I didn’t move well. I have no particular physical gifts and have never attached the ...

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Strength Training Do’s and Don’ts for Kids


Not too long ago, a slightly disturbing video was posted on YouTube. A six-year-old boy was bodybuilding with his father and his muscle definition was incredible; he looked like a mini Arnold Schwarzenegger. It prompted questions as to whether this type of strenuous training would be harmful or if it might stunt the child’s growth. Of course, people also wanted ...

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Super Charge Your Next Run with Coconut Date Power Poppers

super charge your next run

With the sun shining and racing season just around the corner, more and more people are heading outdoors and hitting the pavement. The half marathon is a popular distance these days, providing enough of a challenge to feel like a bad-ass without requiring hours upon hours of weekly training. How to prevent bonking on your next mid to long distance ...

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Why Choosing Diet Pop is NOT Better for Your Health


With so many diet drinks and calorie-free beverages available, you may believe that these products might offer a healthier and more guilt-free alternative to regular beverages. The truth is, diet drinks aren’t the dietary blessing they once seemed to be, and may in fact be linked to cardiovascular disease in women. Simply put, choosing diet drinks over regular beverages is ...

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Adrenal Gland Fatigue: Does It Exist (and if so, what you can do about it)

Adrenal Gland Fatigue

The term adrenal gland fatigue is referenced about with increasing frequency, with supporters proudly hailing the cause, and believing it is the underlying reason for many health issues. However, most medical experts remain extremely skeptical, with perhaps good reason. What is adrenal gland fatigue? The term adrenal gland fatigue was first coined back in 1998 by Dr. James Wilson and involves the belief ...

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One Day – You’ll Want This App

One Day You will want this app

Are you like me and find yourself shooting lots of videos but never completing a finished clip? Maybe just filming something for the sake of filming? I’m guilty of this. I have hours and hours of unedited, unfinished videos that seem to never “get done” and live out their days in a buried Dropbox folder… at least that’s what it ...

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Whoa – Match.com, Dating, Sex and CrossFit Innuendoes

Match com sex crossfit innuendoes

Whoa Observer.com, I just read that you think crossfitters have more sex. I think you may have misread the profiles of CrossFit athletes. We are clearly into monogamous relationships. Let me clarify a few things you may have seen on our profiles. I didn’t date these girls I know I said I can do Fran in 2:30 seconds, and that I hated her ...

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3 Tips to Develop Your Lifestyle Brand

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Be it a service you are looking to offer in the form of personal training to providing a product rich in heart-healthy antioxidants, my message revolves around passion and resiliency. At times it feels very clichéd to preach following your passions and staying resilient in the face of adversity, but that doesn’t means it’s any less true. These are two ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

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Mediation can have amazing benefits that can manifest in everything from your work life to your workouts. Many of us may have heard this before, and thought about adding meditation into our daily routine, but it can seem hard to find the time, or to even know where to start. I’m here to tell you that it’s easier than you ...

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5 Longevity Benefits of Yoga that you should know about

5 longevity benefits of yoga

We all know that frequent exercise is the ticket to a long and healthy life. But yoga as a form of exercise and as a lifestyle can provide additional, highly potent benefits that are far more encompassing than simply helping you shed a few pounds. Below is a guide to five amazing benefits of practicing yoga. 1. Chill Out: It’s ...

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Screen Time is Killing Our Kids One TV Show at a Time

Screen Time is Killing our kids

Canadian kids don’t play as much as they used to for a lot of reasons, and ParticipACTION’s new national campaign takes on one very real barrier to play—the constant lure of screens. In today’s culture of ‘getting things done’ the screen may seem like an easy solution, but video games, television, computers and smartphones have replaced time spent running, playing ...

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