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    An Easy Way to Burn More Fat

    Many of you that work with me know that I am a huge fan of High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT workouts. Exercise is beneficial for many reasons and I encourage everyone to do it. It is wonderful for mood, bone health and cardiovascular health to name a few. However, contrary to popular belief, more exercise does not equate to more weight loss. Instead of working out more, we need to exercise “smarter” and more intensely.   The Copenhagen City…

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    The Key to Weight Loss…Resetting the Thermostat

    It has been postulated for years that weight loss or weight gain is simply calories in and calories out. A surplus of calories will allow for weight gain and a deficit for weight loss.   The more research that is done on the obesity epidemic, the more we are beginning to realize that it is not this simple.  As a clinician, I can personally attest to this. The stereotype that people with increased body weight spend too much time sitting,…

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    If you are not Failing, you are not Trying Hard Enough

    I have always been afraid of failure. I am sure that most of us are. However, some people are much better at framing their failures than others.  The fear of failure has held me back from trying so many things, and having so many experiences.  As I approach 40, this has been one of the major hurdles in my life that I would like to get better at.  As Gretchen Rubin says, we need to find the fun in failure.…

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    Stress and Perception: Can stress be lowered through our perception of reality?

      What do you see here?  What are your lenses?  How are you perceiving your reality?   Stress-A little is beneficial, too much can be wreaking havoc for our health Stress, we can all relate, at one time or another, to being stressed-out and the experienced effects of too much stress: mood changes, exhaustion, trouble sleeping, changes in appetite and diet etc.  Maybe you’ve caught yourself thinking or saying: “I’m stressed-out” “I’m at the end of my rope” “I’m feeling…

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    No Time to Exercise? Give HIIT a Try

    At one point in my life pre kids, I use to be a long distance runner.  I use to love the “runners high” that these workouts would provide as well as the sense of pride after accomplishing a race.  It also brought be a sense of community, as you would get together with friends to train and then go to fun places and celebrate your hard work together with a race. And then I had kids… Don’t get me wrong,…