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Is Exercise Making You Fat?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in How To, Motivation, News, Students, Teachers | 0 comments

Is Exercise Making You Fat?

We all hear it. Losing weight is as simple as eating less and moving more. However, obesity rates continue to skyrocket and people are exercising themselves insane, thinking they are doing everything right with no results. More heath obsessed than ever, we are a nation paradoxically burdened with the highest levels of chronic disease. What gives? We’ve created an abusive relationship with exercise, like a punishment used to torture the extra calories out of people who lacked the self-control or willpower to say no to that second cupcake....

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The World Doesn’t Revolve Around You (and that’s okay!)

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

The World Doesn’t Revolve Around You (and that’s okay!)

Headphones in, world out, I stood on the subway platform and stared mindlessly at the tracks. Something moved in the shadows, scurrying through the darkness. I did a double take. What was that?   A mouse.   Of course, I was in an underground tunnel in the middle of the city. A second look over showed me that it was not alone; there were seven others in my direct view, weaving their way through the tracks. I stared in awe, looking around to see if anyone else was noticing these creatures. Blank stares and iPhone glued eyes told me...

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The Hunt For Your Yoga

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Classes, Featured, How To, News, Students, Teachers | 0 comments

The Hunt For Your Yoga

Mention the word “Yoga” and your mind (unless you’re a Broga student) may conjure that classic Western misconception: rows of women stretching in colorful spandex while an instructor floats around the room, gently instructing the students to breathe, and open their hearts, and radiate positive energy. While this is accurate for some Yoga, there are many different types, varying from the cold (snowga), to the hot (Bikram), to the esoteric, to the spiritual, to the novel (laughter yoga), to the accessible (Broga), to the athletic. Seek...

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Make Your Own Medicine

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in How To, News | 0 comments

Make Your Own Medicine

Staying healthy seems to get more expensive each day. We are constantly bombarded with a new Amazonian superfood, green tea metabolism booster, or immune system gold star power drink that promises to improve our lives twofold. And if marketing wasn’t enough, these dietary supplements, because not regulated by the FDA are able to make various weakly (or not at all!) supported claims, just to get them off the shelves.     Probiotics fall into this category. Amongst the cloud of consumerism and capitalism, the benefits of taking...

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Your Four-Minute Mile

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Events, How To, Motivation, News, Students, Teachers | 0 comments

Your Four-Minute Mile

In April 1954, it was said that it was impossible to run a mile in under four minutes. Scientists and doctors said that the human body could not physically achieve such a feat; it would be too much stress on the body, and one would die trying. And so formed a public consensus that it could not be done.   To this day, there have been 20,000 athletes who have done just that, running 5280 feet in less than four minutes. What changed?   May 6th, 1954. Meet Roger Bannister, Englishman. He sharpens his racing spikes and rubs them with...

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Falling For Real Change – How to Get Things Done

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in How To, Motivation, Students, Teachers | 0 comments

Falling For Real Change – How to Get Things Done

I know I’m not alone here, but my favorite part of living in New England has always been the change of seasons.  I love that just when we get used to (or sick of) one way of life, that’s exactly when Mother Nature switches things up on us. Changes that are beyond our control cause us to be reactive, to adapt, and we usually manage quite well.  So why is it that changes that we have the luxury of initiating ourselves are so hard for us to embrace?  If we know, or have heard, that a certain exercise might benefit us tremendously, why is...

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Vegetarian meat?

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Events, Featured, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Vegetarian meat?

While we know there is not one perfect way to eat, the paleolithic diet is becoming more prominent throughout the health and fitness world. While this type of eating is very plant based, we know that its basic outline includes good sources of animal protein. Those that follow this mindset may find the benefits in the B12, zinc, magnesium, iron, and vitamin D (among others) found in such high quantities in meat, but perhaps do not see the ethical or very political side of the meat industry.   Andras Forgacs has proposed a solution. Or, the...

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Ca-Ching! Food Production vs. Consumption and Your Money

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Featured, How To, Motivation, News, Students, Teachers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Ca-Ching! Food Production vs. Consumption and Your Money

A finance book I read, The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ Demarco, had a very simple but true concept: If you want to get in ‘the fastlane’, you need to be a producer, not a consumer.  When you produce things you make money, and when you consume things, you lose money.  The author’s point is that if you create a business where you sell goods/services you will create more wealth for yourself, whereas people who just shop and spend their money will get poorer.  When it comes to food, this is a double whammy for the vast...

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The Health Benefits of Bacon and Butter

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in News, Students, Teachers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Health Benefits of Bacon and Butter

It’s most highly concentrated in coconut oil, and its health benefits are through the roof. However, its reputation is terribly negative, second only to that of trans fats. Can you guess what it is?   The answer: Saturated fat   Moving past the dogma of low fat, high carbohydrate fad, many of us now realize that low-fat just means high sugar, and high sugar equals more insulin, and more insulin leads to stored fat. You are likely familiar with the health benefits and necessity of unsaturated fatty acids like EPA and DHA found in...

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What’s simplest thing you can do to improve your health, happiness, and sanity?

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in How To, Students, Teachers | 0 comments

What’s simplest thing you can do to improve your health, happiness, and sanity?

Sleep.  Since we were little, chances are that our parents have always bugged us about getting more sleep. From 7pm bedtimes to afternoon naps, they knew that getting their toddlers and children to sleep would result in their better overall mood, preventing crankiness and tantrums in the grocery store when refused a chocolate bar. However, resistance was usually strong, especially as we grew older; not wanting to miss out on what was happening after our parents sent us to bed. This is perhaps the biggest reason that 60 percent of adults do...

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