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Running is one of the best sports and activities out there simply because it is so incredibly versatile. Indoor or outdoor, on a track or on a treadmill, through a neighborhood park or up the side of a mountain: you can literally run just about anywhere your little heart desires. Similarly, it could be a cold winter day, a warm summer night, or the middle of the day in a rainstorm; provided you prepare properly for it, you can run in just about any weather element that Mother Nature throws your way.
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The notion that meditation can foster improved sense of self, compassion, happiness, and focus is thousands of years old, but it’s only now that western science has begun backing it. Small studies of various stress reduction techniques, as well as comprehensive programs, suggest that it’s quite possible to improve many measures of health by making the strong mind-body connection work in your favor.
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As gyms and health clubs become packed in January into February, millions of resolution-seeking folks work to burn off the festive pounds. Losing weight by getting fit is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions, but it’s also a tricky one to maintain. So, if you’re struggling to make it to that 6am HIIT class, or you’re tempted to skip the gym after work, it may be because you are not exercising at the right time for your body.
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If you’re looking to ‘crush it’ in life, you not only need motivation but you also need to start looking for a fuel source that will last a tad bit longer. That’s right, discipline is what makes or breaks people. Motivation is easy. Anyone can be motivated by a goal or an idea, but it takes energy to do the necessary work. We always hear people talking about how they need to find motivation, but we never hear anyone talking about how they need to find discipline, and this here is the fundamental error.
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The holiday is approaching and, with it, plenty of intentions and resolutions to eat right, exercise more, and lose weight. However, getting from the “before” picture to “after” picture is a realistic long haul that can require an incredible amount of dedication, focus, planning and discipline. But does it have to be that hard? Not necessarily. 
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