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How To Start Meditating Today

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of meditation? Do you think of people sitting cross-legged in a circle while chanting? Do you think of it as a mystical practice that seems desirable but expensive or time-consuming, something you have to study for months to learn how to do? Perhaps it […]

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If You Fall, You Have To Get Up!

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. I couldn’t express that better. How many times do I tell my ZGYM members that consistency is the key to success. The more often you engage in exercise, the faster it’s going to become an important part of your lifestyle and what seems like a […]

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Can’t Remember? Work Out More!

You know that thing where you go to the grocery store for one item and come home with 20 things that don’t include the one thing you originally went out for? Or when you make plans in the morning to meet someone for lunch and then smack yourself in the forehead when you see all […]

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Get Smarter in 5 Minutes by Reading This Article

I remember playing a game once at a party where we would read aloud questions that were printed on special little cards. Sort of like conversation starters. And one of the questions was: Would you choose to be significantly smarter if it meant that you’d have to weigh 40 more pounds? It was a silly […]

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A Simple Way to Lose Weight

What should I eat if I want to lose weight? The above question is one we’ve been asking for forever. The answer you get can depend on which decade you asked and what diet fad was in vogue. The 80s said fat was the enemy, the 90s said we should eat nothing but cabbage soup, […]

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Why I Don’t Really Believe in Heart Rate Monitors

How do you know if you’re working hard enough? In the fitness world, this question can often become all-consuming. One obvious way to tell if your exercise routine is strenuous enough is by the results you get from it. But results, be they in the form of gained lean muscle mass, fat loss, and/or a […]

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What Kind of Super Hero are You?

  A few weeks ago I had a day when I didn’t feel very good about myself. I like to stay as positive as I can and usually feel calm and confident. But we all have bad days. Have you ever had a day like that? A day where you sat on your couch feeling […]

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Change Bad Behavior for Good!

  I get asked a lot of questions. But one of the most common and prevalent issues people often grapple with is this: I want to change my life and truly get fit. But I always end up falling off the wagon. How can I really make my exercise and diet routine stick? It’s easy to start […]

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Good Stress VS Bad Stress

There’s this great concept I read about on the Precision Nutrition website. It’s called, “good stress”. I know what you’re probably thinking. Good stress? But Zuzka, you’re always telling us not to get too stressed out and worry too much! In fact, I’m pretty sure that you recently wrote an article telling us that stress can make us sick […]

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Complete This Exercise to Discover Your Priorities

“I don’t have time to exercise”. This is such a common refrain. I see it constantly as I read through all the comments and questions on my website. And I can’t pretend to know what happens during the daily moments of everyone’s lives. I know how busy I am. I have a beautiful backyard and […]

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