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When it comes to burning calories and losing fat, many people choose to go with cardio. Walk into any gym these days, and you’ll see various people who are looking to get summer-ready on the treadmill or stationary bike. The consensus is clear - we should do cardio if we want to burn a considerable amount of calories. But is this shared understanding true? Cardio: An Overrated Fat Loss Solution Let’s take, for example, the most popular cardio modality: Low-intensity running on a treadmill for 30+ minutes. Based on what we’ve seen in studies and what certain calculators suggest, a...

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Imagine a world in which our ancestors clung to the safety of their farmlands and never set out to explore the world, just because someone told them not to. Society, as we know it today, would be nonexistent. If these curious individuals can do the unimaginable and sail an endless ocean – you can surely step outside of your comfort zone to reach your goals. Will you run into obstacles? Absolutely. But these hardships are how we continue to learn and grow. Obstacles should never be avoided. They are not your enemy.The enemy here is fear. It’s jealousy and misery.Your...

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Adversity is generally seen in a negative light. Hardship, setbacks, failures, and pain are things we all try to avoid. And when we inevitably are forced to face them, we look to for ways to stay distracted rather than learn from it. Learn from these obstacles. What if these things were used to our benefit? What if times of weakness bring a new found level of strength? Pain is meant to be embraced, not ignored. This does not mean condoning self-pity or accepting failure as a pattern. It means taking responsibility, and most importantly, taking control. Strength requires a certain level of intensity...

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By definition, ego is the conscious mind, the part of the identity that you consider your “self." Is it working for your benefit, or is it getting in the way? Typically ego is displayed with an elevated sense of self-importance, grandiosity, and an inflated level of confidence. To be clear, negative self-worth is equally damaging. Maintaining a realistic self-image is important, and everyone wants to see themselves in a positive light. After all, we are the heroes of our own story. It’s important to be mindful of both sides of the spectrum because they can look dangerously similar. If you...

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Death in itself is a morbid point of conversation to bring up for most. It’s one of those elephants in the room that no one wants to talk about beforehand, but when it occurs no one is ever ready. Obviously, there are exceptions such as if someone dies unexpectedly from an accident, cancer, or a random disease. Regardless, life is part of death, and death is part of life. It’s a cycle that has existed since the beginning of time. The moment you left your mother’s womb, you have an internal timer that is counting down your days. Every morning...

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