Dai Manuel is a dad, husband, Fitness Town COO, Motivational speaker, CrossFit athlete and coach. Driven to help people live healthier, active lifestyles.

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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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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Atkins Diet or the Paleo Diet: Which one is for me?

Paleo versus atkins

Health and weight loss have often been linked with strict, nearly impossible eating regimens. Who hasn’t heard of Gwyneth Paltrow’s stringent macrobiotic diet? Luckily for meat lovers, other diets have emerged catering to the tastes of would-be carnivores while promoting weight loss, health and overall well-being. What is the Atkins Diet: Delicious Weight Loss The Atkins diet has been around ...

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No Stress Management? Your Health is a Ticking Time Bomb


Many of us have lives that are so jam-packed we rarely have time to breathe, resulting in stress levels going through the roof. Although stress is normal, and actually good for us in short bursts, prolonged stress is a serious time-bomb waiting to go off. What is Stress? Stress is a natural response to a situation that makes you feel ...

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Strength Foundations: Beginner Weight Training Program with Videos

Click here to see instructional videos for each of the exercises contained within this workout plan.

After being recently featured as the Coach of the Day on Coach.me, I had a number of people ask for more details on the “Beginner Weight Training Program“. The following is an instructional resource guide of exercise videos found in the post entitled the Beginner Guide to Muscle Building: Training, Diet and Recovery. Beginner Weight Training Program with Alternating Workouts and Videos Workout Day A ...

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Why Sugar Kills Any Hope for a Balanced Diet


We all know junk food isn’t good for us if we eat it on a regular basis, but the health effects associated with this greasy, sugary goodness might extend far beyond what we know about weight gain, cholesterol, and diabetes. This is your Brain on Sugar? In fact, according to a fascinating article from ScienceDaily.com, one study conducted on rats ...

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A Life Jar Year In Review and the Top 20 Stories from 2014


When was the last time you sat back and reflected on an important time in your life? For me and my family that happens on January 1st each year. We have a #LifeJar which sits on a shelf above the sink and throughout the year it fills up with little mementos like ticket stubs, personal notes, receipts, expired room keys, plane tickets ...

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The Moose is Loose Annual Reader Survey of Awesomeness

Dai Manuel's Annual Reader Survey of Awesomeness

Wow. What a year. I want to send out a massive ‘THANK YOU‘ to all of you that have supported me and my blogging since 2008. 2014 was a PR year all around… … and heading into 2015, I’m looking forward to continuing to add high-value content along with sound health, wellness and lifestyle advice for all returning (and future) visitors who happen upon ...

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What’s the connection between Exercise and Happiness?


Amazing things happen in our brains when we exercise, the benefits of which encompass everything from improving short-term memory loss to combating depression to even preventing Alzheimer’s disease. But what exactly is going on in our grey matter, so to speak, during and after a round of exercise? The Runner’s High, Exercise and feeling awesome Most of us are familiar ...

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