Fit Body Is About to Save Christmas…and We Need YOUR HELP!

What do you say to a disappointed child? One with crushed hopes and a downcast spirit?

How do you face a child that writes Santa a long Christmas list year after year…and gets NONE of what they asked for?

It’s a gut-wrenching feeling that no child should ever have to experience…

Maybe you know of someone who grew up like this. Maybe that someone was you.

What if you could give those children the Christmas experience they deserve? You know, those butterflies you get when you can’t sleep on Christmas Eve. That overwhelming rush of euphoria you feel when you see all those presents under the tree. That perfect moment when you unwrap that bike you’ve wanted since January.

Good news—you CAN!

We’ve partnered with the amazing folks at Toys for Tots to bring Christmas to the doorsteps of underprivileged children across the country.

We dubbed this our “Toys for Tots Million Dollar Mission.” We want to raise $1,000,000 for Toys for Tots by the end of November!

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How to Use Your Mood to Achieve Fitness

Wait, really?!?

You might scratch your head at the title of this blog. Maybe it never occurred to you that your emotions and your fitness are so closely related. Truth be told, they really aren’t at first glance…

Here’s something to chew on: emotions influence actions. Actions turn into behavior.

There are two types of people: those that live their lives by habit, and those that live off of emotion.

Which person are you?

Habits are the key to a long-term healthy lifestyle, but habits only form through repetition. That means you need to work out on a regular basis, even if you don’t always “feel like it.”

All you have to do is learn how to channel your emotions towards something productive…in this case, your fitness goals. Let’s check out a few ways you can do that!

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How to Avoid the Halloween “Fat Trap”

The scariest part of Halloween comes after the trick-or-treating, the costumes, and the haunted houses…

It’s…ghostly weight gain!!

This weight gain sneaks up on unsuspecting Halloween-goers that fill their houses to the brim with candy. November 1st, November 2nd, November 3rd, they might take one or two candy pieces out of the bowl sitting in the dining room…

A week later, they notice that their energy level has dropped. Worse, they can’t seem to lose any weight, even if they’re at the gym 24/7.

Then they put two and two together…and they realize that all those innocent trips to the candy bowl really weren’t so innocent after all…

That extra fat starts to really spook them out…call this the “fat trap.”

Don’t let candy put an extra gut in your side this week. Let’s see how you can enjoy Halloween and keep your diet on track, no problem.

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Diet Like a Celebrity

Why do movie stars get paid millions and millions of dollars?

They convince us that, for just a moment in time, we’re actually in another world. Maybe you’re stuck in the hustle and bustle of New York City, maybe you’re a knight in medieval times, or maybe you’re the only human alive in a zombie apocalypse.

Actors go to great lengths to prepare for the roles they play. Let’s say their next role is as a superhero. Part of their preparation would include getting in tip-top shape with a healthy diet and lifestyle, because who would believe in a superhero’s power to save the world when they aren’t even in shape?

What if I told you that you could harness that same level of dedication to get fit too?

You can, and after this blog I know you will!

You’re the star, and your next role is the healthy and happy new “you”! Let’s get you “fit” for the role with a couple of tips celebrities, like your favorite movie stars, use to get toned.

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How Healthy Are You?

Do you constantly scan health magazines and websites for dieting tips? Do you record those mid-day talk shows that chit chat about whatever “a new research study says…”? Do you spend most of your time on YouTube looking for new exercises, diets, and formulas for shedding fat instantly?

None of that is bad; you SHOULD care about your health. But how do you know how healthy you actually are?

There are so many research studies, so many reports, so many websites, and so many experts spreading fitness and health info that it’s hard to pick out what’s right from what’s wrong. The result? People often follow the wrong diets and the wrong workouts, and they never lose the weight they’re trying to lose…

Before you pick the program to achieve your fitness goals, you first need to assess how healthy you really are, usually with a trained professional. Let’s look at a couple of ways you can determine what level your health and fitness are at.

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Your Mind is Powerful…So Why Not Tap Into It?

They say we only use 10% of our brains…

That’s a whole lotta brain begging to be used!

In fitness, mentality is oftentimes what separates the result-getters from the pretenders. A strong, positive mindset is necessary if you want to turn your goals into reality.

What is the best way to sharpen your mindset? How do you really unlock the power of the mind?

With a little practice, you can develop razor-sharp focus and get every little drop of juice out of that brain of yours!

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5 Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Getting Off Track

Those after dinner sweets cravings hit some of us pretty hard, and they can be hard to ignore!

One minute you’re eating your nutritious plate of veggies and roasted chicken, the next you’re fork deep in a slice of triple chocolate fudge cake.

It’s okay to indulge every now and then! The problem is when that slice of cake becomes part of your nightly routine: have dinner, wash dishes, eat cake, brush teeth, go to bed.

Maybe you can’t exactly grow out of having a killer sweet tooth, but there are healthier ways of satisfying those cravings without diving into a giant piece of cake!

Here’s 5 ways you can get the sweet stuff while staying on track with your health!

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How to Beat Cancer Before It Comes

They say that 1 in 3 people on this planet will be diagnosed with cancer.

You might have loved ones, friends, or acquaintances that have battled with this deadly disease. Some may have lost their lives. Others may still be fighting cancer every single day.

Cancer can take away anyone’s soul, grit, and heart if they let it. It also can transform you into a bolder, stronger, and more beautiful person. It catches most people off guard; once they’re diagnosed, it becomes scramble mode: they have to change their lifestyle dramatically in a short period of time…

That’s DEFINITELY not the easiest thing to do…

So why not try to live that healthy lifestyle today? Why not decrease your risk of getting cancer before it even comes? That sounds like a plan to me!

Here are a few ways you can be proactive against cancer!

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How To Beat the Breakup Binge and Stay on Track With Your Health

Remember when you were a teenager, and you had your first breakup? It felt like the sky was falling, right? And like you’d never be able to live another day without your boo back in your life?

Well…that feeling is still pretty sucky even as an adult. 

Fortunately, you’re older and wiser than you were back then. You know life goes on, and you know that your health and well-being is important for your happiness.

Alas, every breakup you experience is a tough pill to swallow. And we, as humans, tend to go on a bit of an unhealthy spiral when it happens.

Allow us to be the friend who tells you to put down the pint of double fudge ice cream! Today, we’re going to give you some tips on how to beat the breakup binge and stay on track with your health goals.

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How to Become a Grocery Guru

You know what one of the best feelings in the world is?

Getting EXACTLY what you need.

There are times when our needs are glaringly obvious. Maybe a family’s only car broke down, so they need to purchase another one (and quick!). Or, you’ve probably encountered a time when you’ve been ready to fill out a friend’s birthday card only to realize that you don’t have a pen to write with.

Now when we talk about grocery shopping, that’s a whole ‘nother story…

We need food to live. That’s obvious. But when you stroll through the aisles of the market, your eyes are drawn to those snacks, drinks, and ice creams you WANT but know you don’t NEED. Plus, these extras add unnecessary expenses to your end receipt.

Listen here: we’ve got a few hacks to help you feel like the heavyweight champion of…the supermarket!

Sound glorious enough? If so, check out our tips on how to conquer grocery shopping, especially when you’re on a budget.

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