A Response to Alanah Pearce: Skinny Shaming and Jealousy

I recently came across a video on YouTube of Alanah Pearce sharing her experiences while losing 40 pounds. In the video, Alanah explained how she felt like people were skinny shaming her simply because of losing weight and looking like a model. In reality, she simply wanted to be healthy.

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Is Walking Really That Good For You?

Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise. Unfortunately, not everyone goes on a regular walk. I know I am guilty of not getting enough steps in my day, but how much of an impact does walking make on your health? In reality, it does more for you than just help you burn calories. It can be an activity that boosts several aspects of your life that you might not be aware of.

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7 Health Benefits from Drinking Water

Water is the source of life for all species on this planet from plants to animals. It is the one thing we cannot survive without, but it’s one of the few components of which people do not get enough. This element plays a dominant role for optimal health. If you truly want to lose weight and generally feel better all around, you should think about drinking water more often.

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ARX and Fitness: We Need More Technology Like This

I am a big fan of gamifying virtually anything. It’s a proven method of motivation as well as productivity in the workplace. It also helps keeps people more centered on health and fitness. The New Zealand-based startup ARX hopes to bring some of that gamification to gyms around the world. And I can’t tell you how excited I am for this product.

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Being Sharp: Benefits of a Healthy Mind

Fitness doesn’t merely help you lose weight or develop muscle mass. Healthy practices also help clarify the mind and keep you sharp. Not everyone considers how an exercise routine and a somewhat healthy diet can affect things like career or emotions. As the saying goes, “Healthy body, healthy mind.”

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The Placebo Effect: Mind Over Health

The brain is an amazing organ. Not only does it control your thoughts and emotions, but it also maintains your body. It’s an organic computer capable of great feats. One of my favorite aspects of the brain is how the placebo effect works. This is when your mind actually convinces your body to make changes based on a belief. For instance, people can claim to “feel great” after taking sugar pills they thought were medication. Could this also contribute to health and fitness?

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7 Ways Fitness Benefits a Command of Holiday Shopping

For many people, holiday shopping is stressful and physically taxing. So many people flock to favorite stores to get discounts and deals, and some seem to be ready for combat. You’ve probably even seen stories on the news of people getting trampled on Black Friday. Have you ever considered how health and fitness impacts your ability to shop during the holiday season?

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Review: Fila Weighted Gloves, 2lb Set

Weighted gloves are perhaps one of my favorite pieces of home exercise equipment. Usually, they’re pretty inexpensive and make a big impact on muscle development and calorie burn. In this review, I’m looking at the Fila Weighted Gloves. They do the job well, but not as profound as I would have liked.

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My 20 Minute Basic Mix Routine

I’ve covered this basic mix routine once before, but I wanted to make it a bit clearer for my new visitors. This is the workout I usually fall back on when I have the time to pick up the dumbbells. I call this a “mix” because I include weights and cardio inside the time span. It has been an effective workout and has also contributed to helping my golf game, if you can believe it.

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