Read more about the article 5 tips to spring into fitness
That infused sparkling water could be infusing additional pounds despite how much you are doing to get fit

5 tips to spring into fitness

You know the feeling. You actually have a reason to wear real clothes, then you reach for those favorite pair of jeans/skirt/pants and then…YIKES.  

First, DON’T PANIC. 

Your weight is not like the national debt. It does not just have to keep going up. Contrary to popular belief, it is not hard to lose weight. It just takes more than 5 seconds and in our instant gratification society, that means we give up easily. The first thing you have to change before your body changes is your mindset.

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Read more about the article Your complete guide to a guilt-free Super Bowl Sunday
With the DAOFitLife guide, you could score a touchdown on healthy eats! Photo by Thomas Serer

Your complete guide to a guilt-free Super Bowl Sunday

Fun fact: Did you know that on Superbowl Sunday, the average person takes in over 1200 extra calories in snacks ALONE? On Super Bowl Sunday, Americans will consume approximately 28 millions pounds of chips, 325.5 million gallons of beer, AND 1.38 billion chicken wings. If you were to dump all the guacamole we’re about to eat atop a full-length football field and spread it out, the depth would reach almost 12 feet. In our posts on habits, we talked about sustainable solutions. Part of that is planning ahead for the inevitable domino effect of “eating holidays.” Especially Super Bowl Sunday, which has timing that coincides with the end of “dry January” and 30-day detox diets like Whole30.

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Read more about the article Build your back better: How to get rid of back pain
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Build your back better: How to get rid of back pain

We’ve got your back! Let us help you lighten the load a bit. Back pain is something that most of us have experienced and it can really put a damper on your quality of life. From an evolutionary standpoint, where we had no choice but to be actively on our feet (otherwise we would die) until the recent technology age and age of the iHunch, we humans are finding ourselves being ourselves more and more curled and hunched over. It is causing some serious and tragic problems on a micro and macro scale. Here we answer common questons, like what are some common causes of back pain for professional workers, do’s and dont’s to manage and prevent pain, and whether to see an ortho, PT, or chiropractor!

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Read more about the article Why you should ditch your New Year’s resolutions
Whatever you write down will fade by February. So do something different, now. Photo by Tim Mossholder

Why you should ditch your New Year’s resolutions

 Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get fit? Good, now crumple up that imaginary contract with yourself and throw it in the trash. It’s time to start a revolution – not a resolution.

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Read more about the article How to work out again in real life
You may be super happy on your Peloton, but if you learn for the energy of a live class, this is your guide. Photo by David Marioni

How to work out again in real life

Wow, what an incredibly challenging couple of years we have all had! We all deserve to have an honorary star and pat on the back for our collective resilience, strength, and endurance. Maybe it is the eternal optimist in me, but I really do feel that things are going to get better for us all and that we should all strive to continue to lead sustainable, healthy, and happy lives. 

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Read more about the article How to keep your COVID fitness routine going – or starting
Accountability is key. So is buying super cute workout clothes (although, they do not have to match!) Photo by Boxed Water Is Better

How to keep your COVID fitness routine going – or starting

By Neda Khalili (Certified NASM Trainer) and Lili Kazemi When will this all end? How will we ever get back to normal…. What is normal?! I definitely do not have…

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Read more about the article Posture is the new Prada
We can work anytime, anywhere but that does not mean that we should! A bad posture like this is a recipe for pain and disaster. Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com

Posture is the new Prada

And "tech neck" is the new pandemic. Posture affects everything and goes so much by the wayside; especially when we have all of these different forms of fitness and we…

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Read more about the article All you need to know about cold weather running from a track and field champion
You may have to run before or after the light of day this winter - but don't let that break your stride. Photo by Fitsum Admasu

All you need to know about cold weather running from a track and field champion

This is a follow up post from the last issue’s post on cool weather workouts. Cold weather running is its own art form, and this post explains everything you need to know about timing, gear, injury prevention and recovery. This post is guest authored by a real life devoted runner and former track and field star, my friend and longtime trainer, Neda Khalili.

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