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Galaxy has experienced firsthand the experience of overtraining. Do not forget rest days!

DAOFitLife Weekly Update – July 28

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Is BMI BS?

Lately I have come across a number of weight loss programs and food/meal/exercise plans based on calculating a baseline “BMI” and achieving a certain target.  We all of course get our BMI read out to us at our annual physical – and as a result, we are defined as overweight or underweight based on a predetermined ideal ratio of height and weight. But why is this outdated, plausibly biased metric still a baseline? There are some things about BMI that you need to know.

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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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Read more about the article Why cortisol can mess with you and how to stop it
Stress is needed in small doses for productivity, but too much can throw your hormones out of whack. Photo by Elisa Ventur

Why cortisol can mess with you and how to stop it

Cortisol is like the evil stepsister of collagen, which I write about in my other post. More is not better and can sabotage our well-being. So let’s see how cortisol affects us, and what you can do to keep it at bay.

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Read more about the article The DAO guide to the Law of Attraction
The world - and you - are limitlless. Photo by Greg Rakozy

The DAO guide to the Law of Attraction

“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor” – Rumi

You may have come across the law of attraction in various ways – a meme, a LinkedIn post, a conversation. It’s more than just “positive thinking”. It’s harnessing the power of infinite possibility. These are two very different concepts. This article will explain what is the law of attraction and how applying its principles can make very significant and immediate changes to your life. 

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Read more about the article Can you get too much protein?
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Can you get too much protein?

If macros were Hadids, protein would be the Gigi and carbs would be the Bella. Or, if you are in a different demographic, protein would be the Marsha and carbs would be the Jan. It’s always protein, protein, protein. Carbs are just the overlooked or underappreciated middle child. Even the ugly duckling.

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Read more about the article Week of July 7 -DAOFitLife update
CEO of DaoFitLife Galaxy is flabbergasted by the possibility of collagen already being baked into a green tea matcha drink. No more clumps!

Week of July 7 -DAOFitLife update

This week, I talk about what I am obsessed with, from morning collagen Matcha to fitness themed shows and good workout soundtracks. What I’m obsessed with this week  Foodwise, I…

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Read more about the article Week of June 30 – DAO Meal and Exercise Plan Update
Galaxy, our CEO, has requested that each of my weekly roundups include a cute pic of her as the face of our brand. I wasn't really in a position to argue, even if she's not exactly a beacon of motivation for getting to the gym.

Week of June 30 – DAO Meal and Exercise Plan Update

This week, I have completed my shopping list collection for now with my Safeway and Costco guide. One way I love to get NEAT in is to grocery shop in…

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Did you know crunches are one of the worst ways to get a six pack (and can even harm your spine)? Read on to find out how to get that definition safely. Photo by Jonathan Borba

The DAO of Abs*

So let me ask you some questions. How many articles do you see that say, get a six-pack in 30 days? How many people do you see on the stretch…

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Read more about the article Week of June 23rd – DAOFitLife Meal and Exercise update (neck pain, pre-workouts, and salad ideas)
Galaxy says it's ok to take a week off! Your body can really use the recovery every few weeks.

Week of June 23rd – DAOFitLife Meal and Exercise update (neck pain, pre-workouts, and salad ideas)

Every week, I post a weekly roundup of new finds - recipes, shows, videos. Be sure to check out the DAOFitLife Youtube Playlist for a curateed list of fitness-related videos…

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