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Tips If You Have a Desk Job

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management philosophy that aims to provide the user with maximum focus and creative freshness, thereby allowing them to complete projects faster with less mental fatigue.

The process is simple. For every project throughout the day, you budget your time into short increments and take breaks periodically. You work for 25 minutes, then take break for five minutes.

– Source: Lifehack.org 

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Website Feature: Flex Founded Project

Hey folks,

You should check out Flex Founded Project on YouTube by Corey Menzinger. There are videos for workouts, meals, and even motivation. The channel is very beginner-friendly. Below are some of my favorite videos from the channel

Three Basic and Important Rules for Beginners

Bodybuilding Macros and Meals For Getting Ripped

Killer Chest Workout with Corey & Amanda

Follow Flex Founded Project on Twitter or subscribe to their YouTube channel.

You Can’t Motivate Anyone. TRUTH.

A couple of weeks ago, I convinced one of my co-workers to enrol in the gym I was a member of. She asked me in the pantry about my gym, the fee, the environment, etc. I answered her inquiries excitedly. The following two weeks, she was at the gym with me busting her ass on the treadmill, on a bench, on a mat, and with a pair of dumbbells. Then I wrote a blog post titled “Recruiting” for this blog but I never got beyond the first draft. Now it makes sense why I didn’t go back to writing. It wasn’t meant to be published because weeks later my co-worker had “given up”.

Motivation is everywhere nowadays. It’s in books, in movies, in billboards, in slogans, on your Facebook feed, on blogs, on Tumblr, and even on Instagram. It’s inescapable. Throughout my perusing, finding, and digesting it, I learned one important thing about motivation. You can’t motivate anyone. Continue reading You Can’t Motivate Anyone. TRUTH.

Why You Should Hire a Personal Trainer

Last Wednesday, my personal relationship with my personal trainer ended. I had learned everything I could from him and it was time to set forth a different fitness route.

Hiring a personal trainer was one of the best decisions I made in life. I tried getting on the fitness path before and enrolled in a gym. But I quit so soon, lacking in motivation and knowledge. A couple of years later, after being diagnosed with sickness, I knew I had to make an uncomfortable yet wise change in my life. I wanted to go to the gym and restart my fitness route again. It has been three years since then. While making it this far could be attributed solely to my motivation and commitment, I could not deny the role my personal trainer played in my journey. Simply put, I wouldn’t get here without him.

Why should you hire a personal trainer, especially if you are a newbie? Continue reading Why You Should Hire a Personal Trainer

Motion is Life

When you’re sitting on your ass all day, you feel lethargic. When you’re on you’re couch watching TV, you feel tired. That’s because motion is life.  Contrary to the belief that moving is tiring, it actually makes you more energetic. So get moving!

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All photos are under the Creative Common License from Flickr.

Running with Music by Chris Hunkeler https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishunkeler/8927248088
Hiking, Tromso by Gunnar Hildonen https://www.flickr.com/photos/48746111@N04/4465317181
Sailors participate in a swim call after a Crossing the Line ceremony. by Official US Navy Page https://www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/7176829706
Jump rope! by Joshua Rappeneker https://www.flickr.com/photos/joshua/2398826698
Dance Recital by Bill & Vicki T https://www.flickr.com/photos/iluvcocacola/14358326036
Kayaking by Martin Monroe https://www.flickr.com/photos/willismonroe/28312480
Skydiving by Joshua M https://www.flickr.com/photos/gonzo_fan2007/2397958088

Benefits of Broccoli

Just call me Ermintrude by Nikki Tysoe
Just call me Ermintrude by Nikki Tysoe

When I was a kid I didn’t eat that much vegetables. Aside from carrots, squash, potatoes, and cabbages, everything else had to be forced down my digestive system. Broccoli was one that I particularly didn’t like. It looked too unsavoury for me. I preferred the similar-looking but semi-appealing looking cauliflower. Now, broccoli has become my most favourite vegetable and I often pair it with three eggs as part of my first meal for the day.

Here are the nutrients broccoli has:

  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Folate
  • Lutein

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Don’t Forget the Science

Cortisol? Leptin? Branch amino acids? I didn’t know any of these before. Testosterone? All I knew was that it’s the male hormone. I didn’t know about its role in muscle growth. Science was in my grasp but I was ignorant to it.

The Internet is filled with abundant information about food, fitness, and nutrition. It’s easy to get suckered into consuming all these information as it makes us feel knowledgeable about these topics. What I learned from reading and researching is that there are some things out there that are not completely true.  Continue reading Don’t Forget the Science