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New Obsession: Starbucks Iced Energy Drinks

Attention caffeine addicts! The silver lining in this soupy hot summer is the new line of Starbucks energy drinks. They have almost no calories, no aftertaste, and can caffeinate and cool you down. At this moment, coffee seems very unappetizing, especially when the temps reach the 3 digits. Even iced coffee can feel dehydrating. Enter the Starbucks Iced Energy brand, which has quickly become our go-to caffeinated treat.

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Best Energy Drinks: The DAOFitLife Guide

When it comes to boosting your energy levels, there are a plethora of options on the market. From classic favorites to new contenders, here’s a rundown of some of the best energy drinks available today, including Red Bull, Alani Nu, Bang, Ghost, and Celsius.

With of course the caveat that caffeine content is a highly important and individual health consideration, the great thing about energy drinks are that they 1) are way less calories than a latte ; 2) are super tasty; 3) can give you a boost for exercise in the heat.

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How to Detox Fast

Just in time for summer, this is your guide to detox fast from what summer brings. Summers are for travel, whether it be for vacation or work – and while jet setting can be exciting, coming back and dealing with a reset can be rough. Our summers are also filled with packed social calendars – backyard BBQs, sporting events, weddings, and pool parties. If you’ve overindulged in rich foods, enjoyed a few too many cocktails, or simply thrown your sleep schedule out of whack, it’s time for a detox. But who has time to detox when you have a crazy busy work and life schedule?

The key to bouncing back is to go HARD: Hydrate, Acclimate, Restore, and Detox. Don’t be fooled by the acronym. It’s easy, simple, and will have you feeling the pep back in your step in no time.

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How to Maximize Your Massage

Getting a massage can be relaxing, but it can also take up precious time and be really expensive. You can rarely get away without paying at least $150, if not $200, for a high-quality massage—and that’s even before the tip. Here are some do’s and don’ts to ensure your massage is worth both your time and money.

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5-minute Core Workout: No Equipment Needed

In today’s fast-paced world, busy professionals need to stay sharp, focused, and energized to tackle the day ahead. That’s why we’ve designed this quick and effective 5-minute core workout specifically tailored for busy executives like you. Strengthen your core, improve your posture, and boost your productivity with these targeted exercises that you can do right from your office or home. People always ask me what I do and assume I spend hours in the gym, but just like you I have a real job and don’t have time. The secret is that is not what it takes – it is about working smarter, not harder. So follow along with my 5 minute workout that you can do anytime, anywhere, in 10 simple moves.

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Is there such a thing as natural Ozempic?

One in EIGHT Americans have tried some type of weight loss drug, according to a recent Bloomberg article. For about 1000 dollars a month, that is hardly affordable. But what if there was a natural alternative? According to the below video that I came across in my inevitable weekend YouTube rabbit-hole digging, there are natural foods and supplements that produce the magic hormone that also suppresses appetite in Ozempic. Let’s dive in and see what the claims say.

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Best Protein Bars When You Are On the Go

We are constantly lectured to eat whole foods and have sit-down meals. But with our busy schedules, sometimes that just isn’t possible. You can’t always get organic veggies on the go when you are traveling. Have you ever tried to stuff kale in your Gucci sling?

Sometimes you may be stuck in meetings for hours without enough time to sit down and eat. Or you may be traveling and stuck in the middle of nowhere with no readily accessible healthy eats. So you need to know the best realistic alternative: protein bars. This post compares the best protein bars you can have as a backup.

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Why Equinox is the Gold Standard for Fitness Motivation

It always comes down to this: motivation. Because sometimes I don’t have it. Sometimes I am overworked. Sometimes I am tired. Sometimes I do not want to leave my warm bed.. Sometimes I just feel like the world has let me down and want to wallow in self-pity with the Bachelor and a bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos.

Through the years, Equinox has been there for me when the world disappoints, or gets too overwhelming.. If you are considering an Equinox membership, this article will give you a full preview of what to expect with a membership from the point of view of a member for 10 years and counting. 

Spoiler alert: it is completely worth the money and pays dividends to your well-being.

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Healthy food swaps for high calorie foods

We have all been the person aimlessly pushing a cart through the grocery store, staring at the fridge, or pantry surfing. On the hunt for healthy food that does not taste like grass. Is that too much to ask?! NO.

In a world filled with tempting high-calorie foods, making healthier choices can be a game-changer for your fitness journey. I recently covered these in a YouTube video, but have some bonus recommendations in this article, so read on. The key to this is – you can have the foods you like and still feel satisfied. You just have to know what makes a food high calorie but not satisfying, versus low calorie but highly satisfying. And it is as easy as substitute, substitute, substitute!

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The Solution to the “Great Exhaustion”

“If life’s journey is endless…where is its goal? The answer is – everywhere.” – Rabindranath Tagore

In the wake of the “Great Resignation” in 2022, 2023, and 2024 have become the era of the “Great Exhaustion,” widely reported by publications like the Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, and Time Magazine. The problem is written about often, but where are the solutions? This question echoes through boardrooms, classrooms, and living rooms alike. This may sound like the ideal entry point for an influencer hocking lion’s mane extract – so rejuvenating, right? WRONG. Your social media scroll is fueling your fatigue.

But we can’t just blame the Gram. It’s a lot bigger of a picture when we are really looking at this from a mental wellness picture. In this article, I dive deep into the problem and offer practices to turn your exhaustion into rejuvenation.

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Unlocking Wellness: The A-List Guide to Cupping Therapy

In the realm of wellness practices, cupping has transcended its ancient origins to become the darling of celebrities and athletes alike. From Gwenyth Paltrow’s Goop empire to Michael Phelps’ toned physique, cupping has graced the limelight, leaving curious souls wondering what the fuss is all about.

Cupping is not just for celebs! I have been “cupping” for years. This is one of the top ways I find to destress and relax, plus relieve the inevitable shoulder and neck tension that comes with a stressful job. 

Let’s take a dive into this ancient therapeutic art, exploring its origins, the experience, and the multitude of benefits it offers.

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Noom App Review: Is it worth the hype?

You probably cannot be anywhere online without seeing ads for “Noom.” People do report losing weight and cite the power of the “psychology” behind it that differentiates the app from more barebones versions of food trackers. So I tried it for 30 days to – and here is my full review. And I cover other options, in case you decide this may not be the app for you.

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Kick Any Craving With These Healthy Food Swaps

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Your ChatGPT Guide to Calories and Macros


In the ever-evolving landscape of health and nutrition, the role of artificial intelligence in shaping our understanding is increasingly prominent. In this new series, “Ask ChatGPT,” we will throw it right in the deep end with the debate of whether you should count calories or macros.

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Can you drink alcohol and still lose weight?

How booze can be blocking your fitness goals

By now you must know that I am not afraid to take on touchy subjects. I feel that with an audience of mostly working professionals, we gotta talk about alcohol. And the timing is just right.  Alcohol is a significant thread in the fabric of socialization. We will soon be back to the days of raising a glass, of wining and dining clients, and of team happy hours.

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Escape the Free Food Trap Part II: The Office

One of the many perks of working in an office environment is the abundance of free food. From stocked kitchens and holiday treats to cookies, candy dishes, lunches, bagels, and doughnuts, the workplace often becomes a culinary playground. While these offerings can bring joy and foster a sense of community, they can also pose challenges for those striving to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. In this guide, we’ll explore strategies to navigate the office food scene without compromising your well-being.

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Are you still scrambling to buy gifts? Here is an easy solution

It’s the most wonderful – and crazy – time of the year. On top of your to-do list, you have gifts to buy! The good news is, it’s such an easy solution – basically everyone wants to get fit and take care of themselves, but a lot of times we forget to or just don’t want to spend 30 bucks on a candle. If someone gets one as a gift, though, that is a whole different story. This year, consider giving the gift of fitness with presents that cater to self-care, healthy indulgences, and exercise essentials. In this article, we’ll explore fantastic fitness-related holiday gifts that span categories from self-care to exercise equipment, offering something for everyone on your list.

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