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Capsaicin activates genes involved in appetite and Calorie Burning

Capsaicin is a chemical found in red chili pepper used to make paprika, which is a spice used in chili and Mexican food. It reduces appetite and calorie intake and helps promote weight loss by releasing serotonin, a hunger suppressing hormone, in the gut.  10 more words

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Coach's Corner - Tempo

 By now you are most likely in the final throes of your base training phases for the cross season. It is important to have an effort of 60 – 90 minutes (60 if preparing for a 30 minute race, on up to 90 to prep for 60 minute race) at the high end of zone 2 heart rate while wattage and/or pace remain the same throughout, and see… 294 more words

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Thinking back about my inability to handle discomfort

As a kid, I was always physical and athletic. I was good at anything I tried. Sports seemed to come easy to me and being good motivated me because I got a lot of recognition and attention. 391 more words

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Men are the Weaker Sex

Men are the Weaker Sex

Women have traditionally been considered the weaker sex, but that notion is incorrect if you consider the evidence. Women live longer than men in every society on earth. 96 more words

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Tips for Staying Healthy During Marathon-Training Season

By Marcia Scott 

As many of us begin training for the St. Jude and other fall half and full marathons, it’s important to remember some key steps to staying healthy and injury free throughout your training cycle. 440 more words

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GREAT ARCHITECTURE: Build Your Best Body

Architecture is the planning, designing, and constructing of forms to reflect functional and aesthetic considerations and purpose. A big fan of architectural design, I realized that the principles of architecture would equally serve the construction of our greatest houses: our bodies! 505 more words

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Awareness and Responsibility

Lately I’ve been checking out posts by Brendon Burchard.  He recently posted about “The Four Horseman of Self-Awareness”

I’d like to address some of his talk/post… 528 more words

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