• To Track or Not to Track

    October 8, 2020 by

    Over the past few weeks, a lot of new research talks about calories and macronutrients tracking. A notion I have a love-hate relationship works wonders when done right, but harmful when done wrong. Therefore, right off the bat as a nutritionist and trainer, I say tracking overall caloric intake as well as Marcos is situational.… Read more

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  • Label Culture part 3: Fighting Biases

    October 4, 2020 by

    I know this post was supposed to come a few weeks ago, but the launch of the Fend For Your Health podcast took a lot more time. However, that’s no excuse, let’s get right into the final post of the series. Throughout the series, each post focused on defining label culture through in-group out-group bias.… Read more

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  • Always have a neutral spine?

    September 28, 2020 by

    I always hear people preaching about having a neutral spine position as often as possible is necessary injury prevention. Yet none of them can explain what exactly a neutral spine position is or if the spine can safely do anything else. The reason is that they have given into the fear that flexion, extension and… Read more

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  • LABEL CULTURE PART 2: In-group Bias

    August 8, 2020 by

    Building upon the knowledge from the last post, stereotyping contributes to in-group-out-group bias. A notion we have normalized so much these days that we are blind to how harmful it is. We intentionally mistreat out-groups because it gives us a sense of pleasure or a perceived one. A notion labelled schadenfreude; “pleasure derived by someone… Read more

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  • Label Culture Part 1: Stereotyping

    July 24, 2020 by

    In today’s world, society is at each other’s throats for literally any reason they want. Some people claim this is how humans survive by creating in-groups and out-groups. However, I think that is an excuse for people to make themselves feel better or briefly fill some void. The next few blog posts will be a… Read more

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  • Creating Friction

    July 1, 2020 by

    It is sad to say that we live our daily lives on autopilot, but that’s the truth. We follow the same routine day after day entangled with our goals, dreams and complaints. Sometimes slight deviations occur and throw us off, yet the next morning comes bringing us back on schedule. So how do we move… Read more

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  • The Secret to a Better You

    May 13, 2020 by

    For years I’ve read self-help books, exercised heavily, meditated daily and even attended some weekend-long forums to learn how to be the best version of myself. It has been an enlightening journey, to say the least, but also riddled with a lot of experimentation. After going through all that here are some tips for you… Read more

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  • Productivity in Quarantine?

    May 2, 2020 by

    Right now with everything going on in the world most of us find it difficult, to be productive, especially since it is much easier to give in to distractions such as Netflix, video games and whatever else aids in escaping reality. Distractions keep all the emotions from flooding in as well as keeping us from… Read more

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  • Reset

    March 24, 2020 by

    The world is at a reset, and this is a good time for us to join in on this shift. As the greener flourishes, air purifies, and animals start coming back we are being shown that the old path is over. Many of you may see this as a terrible time, no partying, social interaction,… Read more

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  • Take a Chance on Change

    March 18, 2020 by

    Working out can change our lives in many ways, I can tell you this from first-hand experience, but there is a lot to be done during the process. Many of you might be wondering what I mean because it seems so straight forward, results come from healthy eating and exercising a few times a week.… Read more

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