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Thanks to YouTube, you can now get a really great workout without leaving the house.

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YouTube has now arguably become a daily routine of many.

Internet users are spending more and more hours on the platform just to watch different kinds of videos, from educational explainer videos to shot on iPhone memes compilations.

Thanks to the platform, though, now we can also get some of our problems solved by simply watching tutorials in one sit.

In other words, YouTube provides different kinds (almost limitless!) of videos for its users to watch and enjoy.

Do you know that there are more than 37 million active YouTube channels from different categories today?

So, even when you want…

Eat lavishly with love for flavor and spice, crunch and delight while eating more nice

If you love to enjoy all things tacos and burritos, spice and veggies, and looking for meat-free eating, you’re in luck! More options are coming!

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More than ever before, people are looking for ways to reduce their intake of animal products and this famous restaurant chain has made it even easier to eat more veg.

The trailblazing, Beyond Meat will also be on the menu soon too! I can’t wait to gather again in-person with friends and fam in a newly reinspired, vegan-friendly Taco Bell, which has ramped up its marketing focus for making “food for all.” Everyone could deserve…

Creating a routine is a great way to increase your sleep quality.

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Creating an evening routine may just be the most powerful thing you can do to improve your sleep quality.

An evening routine is a way of signaling to your body that it is time to sleep — time to turn on certain hormones, and time to turn off others. The hour or two before our head hits the pillow can make or break our sleep that night. It’s crucial we spend this time wisely.

Here are the 4 steps I take to ready my mind and my body for sleep each night.

1. Foam rolling

This practice started as a way to fit…

And important tips on how to do it.

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High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a great way to effectively get fit and burn more calories. It has consistently been shown to be more effective for both fitness and fat loss than steady-state cardio, and is completed in a much shorter time.

In this article, I explain what HIIT is and the main variations of HIIT, as well as the 4 main benefits of doing this sort of exercise in the morning.

What is HIIT?

There are numerous variations of HIIT, and you can play around with these and find what works best for you. …

Here’s why.

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When I was younger, I spent countless hours listing all the unattractive things about myself, and how I could change them. I compared myself to friends who were in relationships, random Instagram influencers, and even to “Future Dee” who would sort out all her “problems” and finally be “happy” in a relationship.

If this sounds familiar — I am here to tell you, you are not alone. The need to be in a relationship is instilled in us from a young age, and together with the influence of the media, it is almost inescapable. Almost.

Through watching and observing relationships…

How yoga is changing my life.

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I feel confident in saying yoga is changing my life. About a month ago, I started doing yoga daily each morning and sometimes again before bed. To be honest, I don’t even remember what compelled me to start this practice. I’d dabbled with yoga before, but it had never stuck. I was aware of the benefits — increased strength, better awareness of breath, improved mobility. But I never did it.

But since that first morning about one month ago, I’m hooked. I look forward to it each morning, and I’m always looking for an excuse to do another session during…

The resting place of January’s New Year’s Resolutions


January is one of the busiest months of the year at health clubs. The front desk flurries with phone calls and facility tours and overflows with new membership paperwork. Members inquire about personal training, and group exercise classes again see a new year’s waitlist roster.

In the gym, lines of treadmills hum under the never-ending pad pad pad pad sounds of airpod bobbing heads, and in the background are the clanking sounds of plated bars hitting the weight racks. …

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Practical applications and wisdom learned from a Shifu (master) Monk.

Last year, I wrote a post on how adopting a meditation practice can improve your running, but it didn’t feel entirely complete to me; so, I decided to write a sequel. I adopted a practice 3 years ago and with each passing year, I acquire new insights and benefits that I can apply to my training, and more importantly, my life. When I get in touch with myself through sitting still, listening to my breathing, and staying curious of my thoughts and inner feelings, I’m better equipped to handle the negative emotions and resistance I face on a daily basis…

The two systems I developed to help me lose weight and get fit.

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Over the last few months, I’ve noticed my body composition slowly inching in a direction I wasn’t happy with. I wasn’t eating like I normally do. I’m the nutrition freak who says no to sugar and won’t eat anything that has vegetable oil in it. I’m strict with myself, just as a lifestyle. But something happened. I’m not sure what, but I fell off the wagon. There wasn’t even a wagon to get on — it’s just how I’ve lived my life since I was about 8 years old. But somehow I fell off. I was eating worse than I…

On the surprising short-term benefits, picking the right one, and why I’ll use it again.

Hand in mirror reaching for supplement
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Health is confusing.

Reading about it as much as I do while living a very fitness-focused lifestyle, I find myself overwhelmed by all of the available supplements out there. Half of them are littered with buzzwords and the other half tell you what they don’t include (dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, etc.) before revealing their actual ingredients.

This has made me a relatively skeptical consumer.

But my levels of stress have been steadily increasing since March. I am excessively worrying, feeling unraveled throughout the day, and struggling to sleep. …


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