Read more about the article DAO Weekly Hot List
You can get a lot of mileage and HIIT workouts from a kettlebell, both at home in the gym. Photo by Ambitious Creative Co. - Rick Barrett

DAO Weekly Hot List

Every week we give you a roundup of some of the coolest nutrition and workout trends. Even though summer is over, I am all about this Halloumi life! Halloumi is…

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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 maximize results from your workout*
Stretching is not optional. Photo by Bradley Dunn

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 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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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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Read more about the article The DAO of Abs*
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 How to bounce back from that post – wedding post-graduation weekend hangover
Rule #1 of bouncin back: Relax and take it easy! You don't have to take over the world every day. Photo by Kinga Cichewicz

How to bounce back from that post – wedding post-graduation weekend hangover

In my last DAOFitlife update I talk wed about going to a wedding this past weekend. When we checked into the hotel, I noticed that there were lots of people clearly going to weddings and graduations… and of course, it’s the season! But this season is unlike any other because we are all like lions being let of our COVID cage. And as I discovered , I was ravenous for life – and food. And it was EVERYWHERE.

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Read more about the article Week 13 – DAOFitlife Meal and Exercise Plan
A good way to get HIIT: Sled push.

Week 13 – DAOFitlife Meal and Exercise Plan

This week I am focusing on split training that is the type of training where you focus on certain muscle groups at a time as opposed to doing full body strength training. The advantage of this type of training is also that it decreases the amount of total training time. So, for example, when you do a split with upper body lower body push and pull you can be in and out of the gym in about half an hour including the warm-up. And that makes things really efficient during work “busy seasons”, which we are all familiar. In my role, every day is busy season but right now there is a heightened energy and rush which is like running a daily marathon. I am sure you can relate!

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