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But mindfulness at work doesn’t always take the form of a formal class. Plenty of workers—including CEOs—have implemented personal practices in their daily routines. This is good news, since research tells us when a CEO is stressed, the rest of the company feels it. And if those stress levels get too high, employees will likely move on.Since it’s so critical for CEOs to keep their stress in check, we asked eight of them how mindfulness helps them do that—and what impact it’s had on their leadership:Clear your mindPerhaps the most popular form of mindfulness, meditation is a daily ritual for many CEOs—including Bobby Figueroa, who founded Gradient, an intelligent insights platform for Amazon.

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Deepak Chopra, M.D., is nothing short of a legend in alternative medicine. His 80-plus bestselling books and revolutionary spiritual teachings have made him one of the most renowned voices in wellness.  His daily routine is as admirable as it is unorthodox—he doesn’t so much “take a day off” as he does shape every day to fit his needs.

Motivation

Why do the Japanese “live so long”, and what can we learn from them?

Source: Only in Japan

So you want to live to be 100? The answers to living a long and happy life may come from Japan which has the longest average life expectancy in the world (83.84 years) and where 2 million people are over the age of 90. Believe it or not, 6 of the top 10 oldest people alive are from Japan including Nabi Tajima of Kagoshima who is 117 years old and the last human alive born in the 19th century!

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If you’ve wanted to eat better, get fitter, feel less stressed, or take any other steps toward living a healthier life, odds are you’ve looked to brands or personalities to help guide you on your journey. And there’s a very strong chance those people are on our annual list of the most influential people in health and fitness.

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CREDITS: Chris Bumstead – https://www.youtube.com/user/AlphaWol… GymsharkTV – https://www.youtube.com/user/GymSharkTV Ryan Terry – https://www.youtube.com/user/ryanjterry Harrison Twins – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzIX… Steve Cook – https://www.youtube.com/user/swoldier…

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For some people, putting in the hard work that it takes to stay fit is as natural as sleeping, eating, and breathing — it’s a necessary part of their life.

For the rest of us, finding the motivation to finish that last set of burpees isn’t so easy. There are plenty of distractions keeping us from fulfilling our full fitness potential.

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  1. Set small, measurable goals that will help you get to your overall large goal. For instance – I will eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day, incorporate leafy green veggies into 3 meals a day, drink at least 68 ounces of water daily, etc.
  2. Keep a food and exercise journal. This is extremely helpful to track how much you’re eating – sometimes you don’t realize how many small bites here and there add up.

Source: Independent

When finding time to fit in a workout is so difficult, many people think that when you do manage to get to the gym, if you’re not a shaking, sweaty, out-of-breath wreck who can barely walk upstairs when you leave, it wasn’t worth it.

But according to a top trainer, pushing our bodies to the extreme isn’t actually benefiting us at all. 

Firas Zahabi, the head coach at mixed martial arts training centre Tristar Gym in Quebec, Canada, believes we should be focussing on consistency rather than intensity. 

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I’m a morning exercise person. Truthfully, if I don’t workout before 7:30am it’s not going to happen. Starting my day with exercise sets a positive tone for the rest of the day and because my experience has been a good one I encourage others to give morning exercise a try. Here are some morning exercise tips just in case you want to give it a shot.

Source: Self

If you’re new to working out (or if you’re just thinking about incorporating fitness into your life), first thing’s first—congrats. Deciding to be more active is an incredible first step to cashing in all of the amazing benefits of exercise, from better moods to improved sleep to all-around higher confidence.

But once you’ve resolved to start working out, that’s where things can get a little overwhelming.

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If I were to give the shortest weight loss advice, it would be this: do the right thing and stay consistent. Knowing the right thing to do is easy. We’ve all seen the millions of articles on ‘how to lose weight.’ But most folks can’t stay consistent long enough to see results.

Even so, it’s possible for you to stay consistent if you follow the tips below.

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Music is 28% of the overall workout experience, but that’s just a number. As frequent gym-goers, we intuitively know how important it is to stay focused and motivated during the workout and the right music can help a lot.

You know what, it is sometimes more difficult to get yourself determined and driven enough to do the workout than the WORKOUT itself!

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Are you starting to feel like sticking to your workout routine isn’t worth it anymore?

Maybe you’re disappointed because it seems like you aren’t getting the results you want as fast as you’d like. Or perhaps you’re tired of fighting with your body day in and day out.

I’m here to tell you that everyone feels this way from time to time.

Source: Mensjournal

What drives you to sweat it out in the gym? Your first thought is probably “health and fitness,” but are those your true motivators? There might be some underlying drivers hiding below the surface, like an unhappiness over body fat, subconsciously pushing you to work out, according to according to new researchOpens a New Window.from the University of Lincoln.