I’ve always been a caffeine junkie– even as a kid, I had an unhealthy love of Dr. Pepper. You’ve probably seen my article on how to quit caffeine, which I’ve done about a dozen times now (not a joke– it’s worth doing even temporarily, to reset your tolerance).

That said…

Hedonic pleasure, emotional well-being, and life satisfaction: what’s worth pursuing, and how to get it

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Many people are of the opinion that the ultimate goal of life is to be happy. Whether you agree with that or not, happiness is undoubtedly a crucial part of a good life. Most people aren’t in the habit of asking “how important is happiness to me?”, …

Sometimes life gets really boring for a while. Right now, it’s really boring and repetitive for a lot of people, including me.

I live in Los Angeles, which means most places around me won’t be opening up for a long, long time. …

Interview with Jennifer Ludington, women’s fitness and wellness coach

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I first met Jennifer Ludington when she contacted me to be a part of The Freedom Body Summit, a web-based women’s fitness seminar that she organized. …

An introduction to using supplements for productivity, learning, and stress reduction

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In the movie Limitless, Bradley Cooper attains superhuman intelligence and productivity after he begins taking a cutting-edge “smart drug.” In real life, nothing nearly that powerful exists.

However, a wide variety of smart drugs do exist. They’re called nootropics, and while none of them are magic pills, many of them…


How celebrity trainer Phil Catudal customizes training programs for clients

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Stop me if this sounds familiar. A friend loses a bunch of weight — or puts on some muscle — following a hot new program. They insist that you just have to try it. And you do, eagerly. …

10 principles to help you evaluate which moves are best for you

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Weight training can seem overwhelming at first. There are hundreds of exercises you can do, but which ones should you do?

You’ve probably heard that free weights are better than machines, and that the squat and bench press are key components of a good weight training program — but do…

Why You Need the “Intensity Dial” Mental Model

I’ll get back into exercise once things settle down a bit.

I’m going to take a short break from my diet, but I’ll get back into it once I’m not traveling as much.

I’m putting this on pause, but I’ll pick it back up in a month.

People say this…

I thought The Biggest Loser was finally, mercifully dead. Oh how naive I was.

My blissful ignorance was shattered last week when a family member casually mentioned that the show had been revived this year, and the new season had just ended. Just wonderful.

For the past fifteen years, the…

Originally published on JohnFawkes.com

Men these days are quite literally not what they used to be. The average testosterone level of American men has declined by roughly 1% per year since at least the mid-1980’s, if not longer- that’s more than a 25% decline in thirty years. …

John Fawkes

Los Angeles-based personal trainer, online fitness & nutrition coach, and health & fitness writer. https://www.coach.me/JohnFawkes?ref=ModAV

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