Browsing articles tagged with " motivation"
Sep
30
2013

Scared of the gym? This might help

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I remember the first time I took a yoga class, and boy, did I feel uncomfortable. There I was rehabbing from a broken ankle and I could not feel more out of place. All around me were people with incredible flexibility and knowledge of the moves. Downward what? Warrior pose who? I felt so self-conscious [...]

May
31
2013

One exercise to make work better

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What if you could be happier, get stronger, socialize more and do this all at work with minimal commitment?  For a group of middle aged offices workers it happened. The recent study, published in May, took mostly women from occupations with a high rate of muscle pain and discomfort and gave them one exercise; the [...]

Mar
16
2013

Exercise variety increases exercise adherence

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Despite the known benefits of exercise, less than 60% of adults participate in regular physical activity.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in the United States, at least 365,000 “preventable” deaths per year, second only to deaths caused by smoking, are the result of poor diet and lack of physical activity. [...]

Sep
30
2012

The 80/20 Rule

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The Pareto Principle was inspired by the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto. Pareto was one of the first to analyze economics using statistics. In the late 1800s, he observed that 80 percent of the land in Italy was owned by 20 percent of the population. Later, while gardening, he noted that 20 percent of the peapods [...]