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Thursday, November 20, 2014

From The Perspective Of A Fitness Professional

Even Venus must reconcile who she is with how she wants to look

Venus At Her Mirror by Diego Velázquez c. 1647–51.

By Sam Yang - Get similar updates here

As a fitness professional and a personal trainer, these are the attitude changes a person must make if they want to get in shape and live a happy life.

Want, Willingness, Adherence, Need, And Happiness

Wanting something, and willingness and discipline to get something are not the same. You may want to learn how to swim but you may not do all the things it takes to actually learn how to swim. Increasing want does not automatically raise all the other parameters needed to create change. The only thing that may go up with your want may be your sense of guilt and shame for not accomplishing your goal.

Being happy is paramount over any weight loss goal.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Empathy Takes Courage Sympathy Does Not

Photo by Anton Croos

What is the difference between empathy and sympathy?

By Sam Yang - Get similar updates here

Empathy - The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

Sympathy - Feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Any Other Species But Our Own

Giraffes at the West Midland Safari Park courtesy of Robek

Are we as people so disconnected from one another that we would pick any other species over our own?

By Sam Yang - Get similar updates here

During the coverage of Marius the giraffe, who was not safe to breed in the Copenhagen Zoo, and was ultimately killed -- there was serious worldwide public outrage and even death threats to the staff of the zoo. At the same time the death toll of the civil war in Syria was over 146,000. The worldwide outrage over this did not correspond to the death toll and the media coverage paled to Marius.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Being Happy Here And Now

“In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.” ― Sid Caesar

By Sam Yang - Get similar updates here

I'm not particularly a fan of Sam Harris but this talk doesn't pertain to religion, it pertains to happiness and living in the present moment. About the difference between living and stalling. Are we truly living or are we just pretending to live? Insightful, powerful, and worth watching. Having faced numerous tragedies in my own life, you really have two choices: really live, or just avoid dying.

Be happy here and now, don't put it off.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Intersection Of Health, Technology, And Paleo

Paleo cities via Google Trends


Is being healthy a combination of being current on science, tracking progress, being analytical, and eating Paleo?

By Sam Yang - Get similar updates here

Most people get lost when it comes to health. It's a case of paralysis by analysis. There's too much information out there and trying to unravel it all becomes daunting and confusing. Who better to analyze all that data than the people who process data all day for a living.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Raw Client Data For Weight Loss

What I've learned from years of tracking client weight loss data

By Sam Yang - Get similar updates here

A raw data survey of our clients and how diet, weight training, muscle, sleep, and consistency affects weight loss. Out of 288 clients who trained a duration of three months or longer, this is data I've collected over a four year span. If your goal is to get fit and lose weight, use this as your case study and reference point. Save yourself some time and learn what works and doesn't work for weight loss.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

John Oliver Rips Into Big Sugar's Big Tobacco Like Tactics

Courtesy of HBO

"Is it really fair to describe sugar as a treat considering how much we eat it all year round?" — John Oliver

By Sam Yang - Get similar updates here

"We eat the equivalent of 75 pounds of sugar each year," says Oliver. "That's roughly Michael Cera's body weight in sugar!"

Monday, October 27, 2014

Naazim Richardson Explains How To Train Smarter As You Age

Just Because You Age Doesn't Mean You Must Give Up Being An Athlete

By Sam Yang - Get similar updates here

From professional athletes to hobby athletes, there are many who can not only stay competitive but consistently beat their younger counterparts. It's about being responsive and as you age, you must modify your training as well as your strategies.

Boxing trainer Naazim Richardson, who's worked with Bernard Hopkins, Shane Mosley, and Badr Hari -- has made a career of taking legends past their prime and making them world champions.

Watch Naazim Richardson give his insights on longevity and how as athleticism fades, we must fall back on our techniques, fundamentals, and experience. When abilities fade you have to fall back on what you've learned.


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