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The Essentials in Supplements

As most of you know, I usually like to trumpet the immense value of eating mostly unprocessed foods. I like to avoid sugar and keep it fairly low-carb as well. But sometimes it can be difficult to get every single bit of the nutrients we need to keep our bodies humming along perfectly from our […]

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Is Slow Weight Loss a Myth?

I don’t know about you but I’ve always heard that to lose weight and keep it off you must lose weight slowly. What I’ve always taken this to mean is that if you lose weight quickly you must be doing something that is unhealthy (like starving yourself) or unsustainable (like eating only cabbage soup). It turns […]

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Is Drinking Good or Bad For You?

Alcohol is kind of a sensitive subject. Many of us drink. Many of us don’t. Some people feel that alcohol is a lovely gift, a way to socialize and a way to relax and toast to all of the bounty life brings us. Some people love alcohol but aren’t able to tolerate it or drink […]

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The Worst Bully Is You!

I’m a driven person and I set big goals for myself. Because I prepare well and work hard, I’m often successful. I reach and even surpass lots of those goals I set for myself. But, of course, sometimes I’m not successful. Just like anyone, I don’t enjoy failure. I try my best to take each […]

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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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