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How These Highly Successful People Stay In Great Physical Shape

Work can no longer be an excuse after you read through this blog and realize some of the most successful people in the world take daily measures to stay in shape! It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day grind of working, cooking and sleeping but it’s important for your mind that helps you stay successful to exercise. Take a look below to see some of the exercises these successful people do:

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hits the links instead of the gym

Trump told Men’s Health magazine that, while playing golf might not seem like exercise, it helps him stay fit.

“When I play a few rounds on the weekend, I’ll come in Monday morning and I’ll have lost three or four pounds,” Trump said. “That’s very pleasurable exercise, and it keeps you away from the refrigerator because you’re out on the course.”

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey combines cardio and meditation to help her power through her busy days

One of the most powerful women in the world trains hard to keep herself physically healthy. In an interview with O Magazine, Winfrey’s trainer said her workouts include “45 minutes of cardio six mornings a week, four to five strength-training sessions a week, incline crunches, and stretching.”

Winfrey also admits to sitting in silence for 20 minutes, twice a day.

GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman shreds some waves

Woodman, who was once the highest-paid US chief executive, launched his sports-camera company thanks to his passion for surfing.

Not just an avid surfer, Woodman is a noted adrenaline junkie, snowboarder, and mountain biker.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in the gym at 5 a.m. every morning

Cook is a self-described fitness nut, as Adam Lashinsky wrote in his profile of Cook forFortune.

He wakes up around 4:30 or 5 a.m. every day to get to the gym several times a week, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Mint.com founder Aaron Patzer lifts weights, runs, and climbs

“You cannot work, in this instance, 14-hour days without getting a good workout in as a break,” he told Life magazine. “The typical workday, particularly in startup mode, is from 9 to 6 or 9 to 7, then you take a two-hour break to work out and eat dinner. By that time you’re relaxed, and then you work until midnight or 1 a.m. If there was no break with physical activity, you’d be more tired and less alert.”

His workouts include lifting, running, rock-climbing, and even tree-climbing.

“Whenever I see a tree that is climbable, it must be climbed,” he said. “Sometimes when I’m on a run, I’ll just run up a tree, jump on a branch, and swing off. My favorite tree, in Saratoga, gets me a good 75 feet up.”

FOCUS Brands group president Kat Cole strikes a pose no matter where she is

Cole, who runs the parent company of brands like Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, and Cinnabon, has an “on the road” routine and an “at home” one, both of which incorporate early morning yoga.

As early as 5:30 a.m., Cole will do yoga and exercises in her hotel room, the gym, or at home, for 30 minutes, she said in a Business Insider article.

 


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http://www.businessinsider.com/exercise-routines-of-highly-successful-people-2016-4

The EASY Move To Eliminate Back Pain & Strengthen Your Core

Unfortunately, back pain is a common discomfort these days. There’s the stress on the body from sitting at a desk all day, stress tension from everyday life and  funky fad workouts going around that could injure the back, and as this move alone may seem funky and make you feel a bit silly, I guarantee it will loosen you up (yes, you can laugh at yourself doing it), strengthen your core over time and relieve back pain once and for all! Watch the video below from, Dr. Brianne Grogan, DPT is a women’s health physical therapist, fitness expert and learn the move:

“I am trained as a women’s health physical therapist, but you won’t find me in the clinic taking clients through sets of traditional rehabilitative exercises; rather, you’ll find me shouting from the rooftops about the glories of hip circles, the one (fun!) move that can help you achieve a more flexible body that’s free from pain.

Hip circles (and other forms of multi-planar movement) build core strength and flexibility in a quick, enjoyable way. They get you out of the rut of straight-plane, linear movement and activate muscles that are rarely used in modern life. Hip circles can relieve back pain, tone the core, loosen up tight hips, and spice up your fitness routine if it’s feeling a little flat. They’re safe, effective, and anyone can do them—no coordination, no special equipment, and no significant amount of space is required.”

 


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http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-24586/the-one-fun-move-that-nixes-back-pain-improves-core-strength.html

6 Sneaky Ways To Incorporate Greens In Your Diet

It’s no secret that leafy greens play a vital role in one’s diet and that they are necessary for a healthy lifestyle. But sometimes eating salads and cooking broccoli to incorporate greens everyday can get a little old and routine… Here are 6 ways you can incorporate greens in your diet without saying ‘blah’….

Banana Mango Green Smoothie Bowl

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With Food + Love

Smoothies and smoothie bowls are a great way to sneak some greens into an otherwise sweet breakfast.

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Sweet Potato Kale Hash

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Minimalist Baker

Toss some greens into an easy hash and top with a tofu scramble for vegan breakfast excellence.

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Vegetable Fried Rice With Spinach

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The Roasted Root

Another easy way to get more greens is to include them in simple stir fries and veggie dishes, like this fried rice.

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Super Green Chia Pudding

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Poppies and Papayas

Yes, you can even add greens to chia pudding—give it a try!

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Toast With Radishes + Dandelion Greens

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Love + Lemons

When in doubt, put it on toast. This recipe starts with a base of herbed sunflower-seed spread and tops it with sautéed dandelion greens, edamame, and radishes for the perfect spring toast.

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Swiss Chard Wraps With Thai Chicken

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Half Baked Harvest

Lower maintenance than collard greens, Swiss chard makes great wraps for this Thai Sweet Chili Chicken with Peanut Sauce.

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The Beginners Guide To ‘Clean Eating’

If you’ve already made the vow to start ‘eating clean’ or living a healthier  lifestyle, or hey, maybe your on the verge and just don’t know where to start… Take a peek at these tips below to help get your started and form healthier habits:

1. Eat “real” food.

Choose food that is in or close to its natural state, and steer clear of highly processed or refined foods. If the food comes in a package or box and contains more than one ingredient on the label, it’s a good sign that it’s processed and no longer in its natural state.

2. Buy organic.

Buying organic limits your exposure to hormones, antibiotics, chemicals, and pesticides. Organic foods typically have more vitamins, minerals andnutrients, and many say that organic foods have more flavor.

So how do you increase the amount of organic foods in your diet? Start with replacing the foods that tend to have the highest levels of hormones, chemicals, or pesticides, like fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy.

Remember to look for foods that are certified organic, not foods that say “made with” or” contains organic ingredients,” as these foods may only have a small number of organic ingredients.

3. Read labels.

Choose foods with minimal ingredients. The more ingredients on the label, typically the more processed the food is. Yogurt, for example, can be a great addition to your morning smoothie bowl or homemade granola, but the wrong brand can have as much sugar as a candy bar.

Check the label for plain yogurt that doesn’t contain added sugar, color, or stabilizers on the label. Still want your yogurt to have a sweet taste? Sweeten it yourself using more natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup or—even better—add some sliced fruit such as raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries.

4. Eliminate or reduce wheat.

Substitute wheat with wholesome wheat-free alternatives. Most of the wheat we consume in America is highly refined and processed. Eliminating processed wheat in your diet can help eliminate many gastrointestinal issues such as bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and gas, etc.


 

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http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-24160/8-small-ways-you-can-start-eating-clean-today.html

3 Foods To Give You Strong Healthy Abs

Summer is just around the corner and so is bikini/ swimsuit season! Whether you want washboard abs that all the ladies will check out or strong toned abs that will impress the men, these three foods are necessary to include in your diet to 6 pack abs!

GREEK YOGURT

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Besides being packed with 23 grams of muscle-building protein per cup, Greek yogurt is an awesome source of calcium and probiotics, both of which can help reveal your six-pack, says Spano. In one European Journal of Clinical Nutrition study, people who drank a fermented milk beverage with probiotics every day lost a significant amount of abdominal fat that hangs out between your muscles and organs. However, those who didn’t drink up lost zero belly fat.

To make Greek yogurt work for your ab goals, make sure yours says that it contains “live and active cultures” right on the label. And stay away from the flavored varieties. Their sugar can both spur belly fat and fluid retention around your midsection, says registered dietitian Cassandra Forsythe, Ph.D., R.D., C.S.C.S., Girls Gone Strong advisory board member.

WHEY PROTEIN POWDER

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This source of protein also includes branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), which decrease exercise-induced muscle damage and increase muscle recovery to help your workouts score you the strongest core possible, says Spano. Plus, in one study published in The FASEB Journal, dieters who doubled their protein intake in general, not necessarily from whey, lost more fat and maintained more muscle than those who ate the recommended daily amount.

If you’re skipping out on protein from dairy because of an allergy, whey protein generally doesn’t cause any stomach upset, bloating, or gas, even in women who are lactose intolerant, says Spano. Use whey protein powder to help you eat about 110 grams of protein per day.

WHOLE GRAINS

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Complex carbs, especially from whole grains, are vital to powering your workouts and reaching your fitness goals, says Forsythe. Plus, fiber from whole grains reduces stomach fat and increases your body’s levels of satiety hormones that help keep you from overeating, says Spano.

In one Pennsylvania State University study, when dieters got all of their grains from whole grains over the course of 12 weeks, they lost about the same amount of weight as those who avoided grains altogether. But those who ate whole grains lost more fat from their midsections. Why, hello there, abs!

Forsythe’s favorite grains for defined abs are brown rice and wheat berries, which are über filling without all the bloating that some grains can cause in some fiber-sensitive women.


 

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http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/food-for-abs/eat-this

How To Keep A Happy Healthy Gut

A Happy, Healthy gut takes nurturing and tending to a little bit each day! A healthy microbiome does a multitude of things for the body: decrease risk for disease, help us absorb the right vitamins we need, help us maintain a happy mood and healthy weight and many more… See below on how to maintain a Happy Healthy Gut:

1. Eat probiotic foods every day.

Probiotic foods are those that have been fermented and allowed to grow these helpful bugs, such as yogurt; kefir; sauerkraut; kimchee; miso; natto; and pickled fish, meats, and eggs. Since probiotics are easily damaged by heat and processing, look for good-quality sources in the refrigerator section that contain live bacteria.

2. Eat prebiotic foods.

These are generally carbohydrates that are especially rich in substances like inulin, arabinogalactans, and fructooligosaccharides. You don’t need to put those terms on your shopping list, though—just choose onions, garlic, asparagus, jicama, or Jerusalem artichokes to help keep those gut bugs well fed and happy.

3. Don’t eat late at night.

This is called “pruning a little.” A daily mini-fast from 7 p.m. until your breakfast the next day to allow a little bit of your microbiome to “die off” each time. This is equivalent to trimming your microbiome so that it can continue to grow with the healthy probiotic bacteria that you’ll be adding and nourishing.


 

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http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-24340/3-easy-ways-to-keep-your-gut-happy-a-nutritionist-explains.html

3 Ways You Can Learn To Love Running

Running may be the most dreaded form of working out/warming up for a lot of people. It can be difficult to master and a miserable process, but it is also one of the healthiest ways to get in shape and maintain your shape. If you hate running, then check out these 3 tips below from Amanda C. Brooks, an eight-time marathon finisher, running coach and ultra passionate runner, to help you learn to love it:

1. Start walking.

When you are starting out, always walk before you run. Literally warm up to every run with at least a half mile of walking. Then take walk breaks while you run to allow you to spend more time running. Over time, you’ll decrease the breaks but always keep the warm-up.

2. Slow down.

Stop trying to go so far or so fast on day one … or day 30 for that matter! When you find you can’t breathe, slow down. When you find you just can’t break a distance barrier, slow down. When running sounds like something awful to do, slow down. Eventually this all leads to speeding up, but you need a base first.

3. Join a running group.

Many people are afraid to join a running group because they might be the slowest person there. As someone who has moved a lot and tested out a lot of groups, I can tell you there are always walkers, there are always superstars, and everyone is welcoming.

If you happen upon an unfriendly group, high-tail it out of there and find another group. Nothing will keep you showing up for runs like having friends or even acquaintances who expect you to be there.


 

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The Diet of the 3rd Oldest NFL Player & Husband of Supermodel

Have you ever wondered what the 3rd oldest NFL player eats to stay fit and on top in the professional athlete’s world? Not to mention, he did get a super model as a wife! Tom Brady keeps a clean diet to maintain his performance and stay in top shape. If he isn’t proof that diet is a key performing indicator in a healthy, active and ultimate lifestyle, than I don’t know what is. Watch the video below for an insight into what he fuels and doesn’t fuel his body with:

4 Foods To Steer Clear of Pre Workout

Fueling your body properly to crush your workout is crucial to the end result. If you’ve ever ‘felt heavy’ on a run, or got super nauseous after running hills, it’s most likely your pre workout diet that may come back up to say hi. Take a look at these foods below to avoid before your next workout so your not the one lagging behind in the back of the workout group:

LEAFY GREENS

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While a diet rich in salads and veggies is normally freakin’ awesome, raw greens like kale, spinach and broccoli can cause serious discomfort when you’re on the move. “Thanks to their high-fiber content, leafy green vegetables are almost guaranteed to cause abdominal distention—a.k.a. gas and bloating,” says Philip Goglia, Ph.D., author of Turn Up The Heat: Unlock the Fat-Burning Power of Your Metabolism. “If you’re in the mood for something light before your workout, swap a green salad for a green smoothie,” says Katie Serbinski, registered dietitian and founder of Mom to Mom Nutrition. “Just mix your favorite fruit with a half a cup of greens, water, and some dried oats or granola.” It’ll go down way easier.

SPORTS DRINKS

Your favorite athlete might hawk bottles of the latest muscle juice, but most brands on the market offer little nutrition—and way too much sugar. “Sports drinks can offer some vitamins and electrolytes, but the high sugar content goes right through your system in the blink of an eye causing you to crash later on,” says Serbinksi.

“Instead, opt for a lower sodium tomato juice, which provides potassium, promotes healthy blood pressure, and may even help you stay hydrated thanks to its low-sodium content,” says Nancy Teeter, registered dietitian.

HUMMAS OR BEAN DIP

There’s no doubt that beans are a great source of protein. But prepackaged hummus and bean dips often contain lots of added oils—and are also prone to molding. “If you’ve personally soaked the beans prior to cooking them, then you’re releasing the mold from them, but if not…you run the risk of consuming a high-mold food that can lead to inflammation and reduction of oxygen consumption,” says Goglia. “Most athletes distance themselves from prepackaged dips of this sort for that very reason.” Fuel up with a few bites of low-fat cottage cheese, instead—it’s light, satisfying, and protein-rich, without all the oil.

WHOLE GRAIN BREADS AND MUFFINS

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While ordering the whole-grain version of just about anything is usually a good move, it’s not when you’re about to work out. “Carbs in general that are yeast-, mold-, and gluten-bound are inflammatory, meaning they hold water and cause bloating,” says Goglia. “They’re providing you with energy because they’re a sugar, but the side effects far outweigh the benefits.” Instead, opt for a plain, white tortilla that has less fiber, and top it with a little nut butter and sliced banana for an extra kick of energy, suggests Serbinski

 

 


 

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http://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/worst-pre-workout-food/whole-grain-breads-and-muffins