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Counter intuitive results from personal data

Unfortunately in society when we talk about fitness or getting fit, we often think of something like this:

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And why you need to choose your doctor carefully

When we think of doctors, we regard them with only slightly less awe than astronauts. After all, these people spend almost a decade just learning how to be a doctor. They work insane hours and are always the best and brightest. These people cut patients open โ€” I mean, just think about the confidence, intelligence and experience you need to do that.

Now think of a specialist. Cardiologist, neurosurgeon, orthopedics, these people are like the varsity team of medicine. โ€ฆ

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Thereโ€™s a hidden benefit to leaving it in that people pay thousands for

Like most of you, I was brought up to always spit my toothpaste out and then rinse my mouth with water.

After all, the toothpaste tube says โ€œDO NOT SWALLOWโ€, like itโ€™s made of oven cleaner or something toxic that will shred your insides. Thereโ€™s also the fact that while the minty taste is pleasant, you donโ€™t want a bunch of foam in your mouth either.

For the past couple of months though, Iโ€™ve been leaving it in. I canโ€™t even remember why to be honest, I think I read something somewhere that suggested you didnโ€™t need to spit. Soโ€ฆ

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Skipping it almost guarantees failure

Where do we even begin when it comes to a topic as contentious as diets? Look at the statistics that are usually quoted, and theyโ€™re dire โ€” most people that go on diets may lose weight, but they put it all back on. Some will even add weight on top of that. We see lists from nutritionists and dietitians on the best and worst diets, some even become movements like paleo or religions like veganism. Then you have the fact that many nutritional establishments donโ€™t provide recommendations in line with the current research. โ€ฆ

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Just stop it with the rich people worship, please

If thereโ€™s one thing Iโ€™m tired of seeing recently, itโ€™s this trend of articles talking about all the ways rich people are so much better and smarter than the rest of us, implying that itโ€™s the reason theyโ€™re all billionaires and weโ€™re not. Whatโ€™s even more eye-roll inducing is the fact that the people writing this dreck arenโ€™t even rich themselves. Hereโ€™s How You Become a Billionaire, written by some guy who isnโ€™t even worth 6 figures. Get the fuck outta here.

Rich people think differently than the rest of us

These articles talk like all rich people are the same. As though they all ended up rich becauseโ€ฆ

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How to actually overcome the psychological handicaps that hold you back

Itโ€™s one of those phrases that self-help types love to throw out there. Your life isnโ€™t going the way you want, so you โ€œjustโ€ need to change that mindset of yours and youโ€™ll be able to realise everything youโ€™ve been dreaming of. If only it were that simple.

If it were, youโ€™d have most of the population fulfilling their New Yearโ€™s resolutions like clockwork.

People make resolutions and resolve to change their mindset for a very good reason: they recognise something is wrong and that they need to make a change. Theyโ€™re committed to that change, but within a coupleโ€ฆ

If you leave them feeling great, theyโ€™ll keep coming back

Aesop stores are renowned for their unique layouts
Aesop stores are renowned for their unique layouts
Aesop stores are renowned for their unique layouts. Photo by Chaozzy Lin on Unsplash

Have you ever had a shopping experience that just made you feel great after you left? No, not the type where youโ€™ve just nabbed a whole bunch of bargains. Iโ€™m talking about when you leave the store really impressed by the staff member who served you, or maybe the layout or even the precision of the whole affair.

Thatโ€™s what I call an exceptional customer experience. Most stores โ€” even high-end department stores โ€” donโ€™t take the care or have a great deal of forethought on how they want customers to feel about the experience or the brand afterward. Theyโ€ฆ

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Mental minimalism is the way forward

Itโ€™s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. โ€” Bruce Lee.

Picture yourself as a peasant 500 years ago. You likely did a day of back breaking labour and had precious little to care about aside from feeding, clothing and housing yourself and your kids. Youโ€™d finish each day happy just to have made it through another one, with no illusions as to anything changing for the remainder of your life.

Compare that to yourself right now. Youโ€™re worried about the government. Youโ€™re worried about climate change. Youโ€™re pissed that you didnโ€™t get a promotionโ€ฆ

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Use the principles to improve your own health and fitness

I started competing in sports when I was 10 years old at my school swimming carnival, and apart from a few months after starting university, I never stopped. I competed at all levels of representative sport while in school up to state, and then went on to compete at national level in judo and strongman as an adult. Recently, I coached a 43 year old mother of 3 to multiple world records in her class in powerlifting.

Iโ€™ve also coached a number of ordinary people who just wanted to be doing better. What most people donโ€™t realise is that whetherโ€ฆ

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Supercharge your injury recovery

I started strength training 10 years ago now, and it amazes me just how much the public consciousness has shifted in favour of protein. I remember not so long ago, most people didnโ€™t give it a second thought, or assumed thanks to the media that eating more protein than usual would damage your kidneys.

Now, even in the lifestyle sections of the newspaper, youโ€™ll find articles on the importance of protein, the different types and how much you should be consuming. โ€ฆ

Pete Ross

๐˜ผ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™ง, ๐™ค๐™˜๐™˜๐™–๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง. ๐˜ผ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ก๐™š๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ก๐™™๐™ž๐™š๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š.

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