Read more about the article The DAO of NEAT: How you can get fit without the gym
A normal dogwalk is a great example of a "non-workout-workout" that will keep you fit! Photo by Honest Paws

The DAO of NEAT: How you can get fit without the gym

Many professionals are under the misimpression that the fact that they may not have time to work out an hour a day means that their fitness prospects are doomed. FALSE.

On the flip side, the part of the population that leads the Peleton board every day may believe that this is all they need to do to get shredded. FALSE.

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Read more about the article The Little Black Dress Method™ to Meal Planning
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The Little Black Dress Method™ to Meal Planning

There are two main obstacles that trip up meal planning for busy professionals: 1) Time; 2) Decision fatigue. I have a solution for both in this article. If you need a guide to planning meals that won’t be a second full-time job, you are in the right place.

This is the DAO Little Black Dress Method for Meal Planning. ™

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Read more about the article 5 Morning habits of multimillionaires, and why you should try them
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5 Morning habits of multimillionaires, and why you should try them

Why is the morning so critical? First, it’s a key window of time for uninterrupted proactivity. We all have 24 hours a day. Beyonce has the same 24 hours, so does Jay-Z, so does Tim Cook, so does the President of the United States. We don’t get any more time than that. And making time only for the routine of the day will leave only room for just that. There’s no room for Greatness. 

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Read more about the article Weekly roundup: setting boundaries, wash your face right
Washing your hands gets all the attention, but washing your face properly is just as important! Photo by Audrey Fretz

Weekly roundup: setting boundaries, wash your face right

Here is my regular roundup of interesting articles, workouts and recipes. RECIPES AVAILABLE HERE  Customizable DAOFitlife Meal Plan and Grocery List Links Customizable DAOFitlife Meal Plan and Grocery List Template…

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Read more about the article The DAO of Zoomwalking
You can hit the trails and participate in meetinsg - if you can navigate the who, what and how.

The DAO of Zoomwalking

As we have lived into our somewhat new normal where everyone has had to make lifestyle shifts back and forth and back and forth again, with ever changing headlines- one shining light that has come through is the power of walking- specifically– walking meetings! With the magic of Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Outlook and especially the features of their respective apps itself and the like, we can now, more than ever- be able to meet our obligations without sacrificing our literal and figurative backs. 

Check out my first Youtube video (but cut me some slack – I am an amateur!)

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Read more about the article Weekly roundup: Kelp for the win
You can change up your ab workouts by incorporating extra equipment, like plates or heavy books. Photo by Victor Freitas

Weekly roundup: Kelp for the win

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Read more about the article How to use the Chinese Medicine approach to food to get your mojo back
Broth-basd warm meals can be the key to keeping your qi moving. Photo by Markus Winkler

How to use the Chinese Medicine approach to food to get your mojo back

Do you drink smoothies for breakfast and/or eat salads for lunch? Do you often feel tired and run-down for no obvious reason? Are you always freezing? If any of this…

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Read more about the article How to maximize results from your workout*
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How to maximize results from your workout*

The time we spend even making time to workout is precious. So you don’t want to waste your time. I combed the internet and consulted with Neda Khalili, a veteran Equinox trainer, to get you the complete guide. You can find all of the videos in the DAOFitLife playlist if you want to watch them after reading the article.

*Peer reviewed and co-authored by Neda Khalili, NASM certified trainer

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Read more about the article DAOFitLife Weekly Update – August 11
Get the perfect equipment for your home and travel gym in this week's update. Photo by Kelly Sikkema

DAOFitLife Weekly Update – August 11

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Read more about the article Working hard but not getting results? Here’s why and 10 things you can do
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Working hard but not getting results? Here’s why and 10 things you can do

*Peer reviewed and co-authored by Neda Khalili, National Academy of Sports Mediciine certified trainer

“I’m working out every day. I’m eating healthy. But I am not seeing results!”

This is a common challenge when we have a goal that involves some aspect of fitness – whether this is losing weight, getting stronger, achieving a goal like running a marathon. It’s exciting at the beginning, and a lot of work. 

And then the results are in. And…you are the same weight. Or even gained a few pounds. 

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Read more about the article DAOFitLife Weekly Update – July 28
Galaxy has experienced firsthand the experience of overtraining. Do not forget rest days!

DAOFitLife Weekly Update – July 28

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Read more about the article The DAO of hot weather walking
One good tip for staying cool is to find and memoraize the shady areas where your usual routes are. Also the O2 from the trees will cool you down! Photo by Stanislav Vlasov

The DAO of hot weather walking

One of the few silver linings of this pandemic was that it made walking cool again. Power walking was no longer just for the neighborhood grandparents; it was THE way to get cardio and regain our sanity. And surprisingly, lean out! I could not believe what a huge difference walking made in my ability to feel less stress. Within 6 months, I had lost 7 pounds WITHOUT the gym. Walking is an incredible exercise for even strengthening all those little joints and ligaments that you may not even be aware of and how all of the muscles of your body are truly working in unison to move your body through space—- and it is low impact, low equipment, and free! 

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