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When a work conference brought me down to Mexico in the midst of Ironman training, I was terrified that accidental water consumption would turn long runs into miserably long bathroom sessions. This is a legitimate fear (it happened to several of my colleagues). But, there are many myths about traveler’s diarrhea. It’s not “unavoidable,” as […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

It’s summertime, and by now you’ve no doubt come across reminders and warnings to stay safe in the sun. Excessive sun exposure and sunburns are linked to increased risk of melanoma and skin damage (1), and for decades sunscreen and sunblock have been promoted in protecting the body from excessive solar radiation. That’s great! Nobody wants […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

It’s pretty standard that in every dinner I make, I use more than one cooking fat or oil, sometimes up to four fats and oils in one meal. When we’re talking about healthy fats, variety is best. This article takes an in-depth look at my favorite fats and oils to have in the pantry, how […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

I found these facts fascinating and handy to know (especially #1); I thought you would too… 1. Sleeping on your right side helps activate the vagus nerve. Whereas, sleeping on your back is results in lowest vagal tone activity. The vagus nerve is what stimulates parasympathetic activity (i.e. our “rest and digest” relax mode, which […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

The following are some fun finds that I want to put on your radar. First let’s be clear here, I’m not big on buying a lot of stuff, let alone bragging about my purchases, and I prefer to live minimally. But sometimes you just need good purchases that will fit your lifestyle and goals. These seven […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

This time of year (early February) it’s pretty common to be thinking about future races. Races are great, but there are so many other adventures you can experience to get you out of your comfort zone (see Mental Toughness Series Part 2). I’ve always been a fan of getting out in nature, and backpacking is […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

… and ditch the gym membership stat! As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, I feel confident that the below list of equipment covers pretty much all bases for your strength and conditioning needs, no matter your sport or goals. Also, I know, some of you need to get out of the house to achieve […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

January is a great time to reset the body, let go of past baggage, get over what didn’t happen, start afresh, end poor habits, adopt new healthier habits—whatever it may be for you. In past years, every January I’ve led a team “cleanse and detox” with my coached athletes, and it’s been super successful so […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

Preface by Tawnee Our guest author for this post is Julian Abel, a 58-year-old medical doctor in the UK. Julian and I started working together this year on a consultation basis (an alternative to full-time coaching that I offer), and his journey is not only inspiring but one that I feel is very important to […]To access this content, you must purchase Membership Subscription, or log in if you are a member. read more

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