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Intermittent Fasting & Health

Constantly adding food to my body throughout the day was causing more harm than good. I'm not a cow; I don't need to graze.

Remembering back to childhood...there was no such things as "snacks" between meals. Just 3-square meals a day. Home-cooked. Basic foods.

So, for the past 7 weeks,...

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Rest days are important for recovery!

Your body does most of it's changing when you sleep and when you rest! Don't think you have to do hours of exercise 7 days a week. Sometimes several days of rest after weeks of vigorous exercise will actually help you make the gains you are after. (ie. speed, strength)

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P.A.C.E.

Cardio activity should be about building lung capacity NOT endurance. In order to "go the distance", one needs to store fat to complete the exercise. -- In the past I trained for a marathon. Now I need a steady, day-to-day activity that allows me fitness health for the long haul--the next 30 years!!

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P.A.C.E.

Cardio activity should be about building lung capacity NOT endurance. In order to "go the distance", one needs to store fat to complete the exercise. -- In the past I trained for a marathon. Now I need a steady, day-to-day activity that allows me fitness health for the long haul--the next 30 years!!

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Attitude of Gratitude

Every day find 1-3 things to be thankful for. It really does help my attitude!

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