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Write Your Personal Year in Review for 2022

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Nov 28, 2022

For many of us, 2022 has been a year of recovery.  With the world under lockdown for most of 2020 and some of 2021, it has been a challenge to remain optimistic about things, while maintaining perspective on just how far we have come. In a world of social media, where we often compare our rough draft with everyone else's finished product, not finding fault in our lives and seeing the good over the bad poses some difficulties.  

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6 Steps To Succeed With Your Weight Loss This Time

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Nov 21, 2022

Was the last time you tried to lose weight, it didn't go so well? Why? You probably need to make better decisions about what works and doesn't work for your body type. But there are many more reasons people fail at losing weight than just following lousy advice or doing things wrong. So before we dive into how to succeed this time around, let's look at six key steps that will help make sure that your next attempt is a success:

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Healthify Your Thanksgiving Dishes

Posted by Katrina Viloria

Nov 14, 2022

And just like that, Thanksgiving is upon us. Group chats are alive with plans of potlucks. Home cooks are browsing for recipes and the ingredients they need to buy. Foodies scroll through the ‘Gram and TikTok to get ideas and inspo.

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How to Ask Someone for a Spot

Posted by Keith Oelschlaeger

Nov 7, 2022

We’ve all been there and it is super awkward… asking for help, in this case asking for a spot! I will acknowledge that there may be a certain level of anxiety in this situation. In this blog I will provide some etiquette and considerations on what to look for in a spotter and how to go about actually asking for help. Hopefully by the time you finish reading this you will feel more comfortable asking someone to spot you when you need it.

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3 Healthy Recipes To Make With Leftover Carved Pumpkin

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Oct 31, 2022

You spent time and energy carving your Jack-O'-Lantern, and now Halloween's over. Fear not; your work of art won't go to waste. Pumpkin is rich in vitamins A and C, among other nutrients, and ideal for healthy recipes. The following are three easy recipes you can make with leftover pumpkin carvings.

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Halloween Candy Doesn't Need to Be Spooky

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Oct 24, 2022

It's that time of the year. Whether there are suddenly candies everywhere at your workplace, or buckets of goodies at a Halloween party are catching your eye, or your kids got a good haul from trick or treating (or pre-Halloween trunk or treating), you may be feeling frightful of the influx of Halloween sweet treats. Let us help you out. Here are 5 ways to keep Halloween candy from spooking you.

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Running Up That Hill

Posted by James Merritt

Oct 17, 2022

Training For My First Race (Part 2)

One night my wife said to me, "I want to do a race. Not just any race, the Disney race." I looked at her and said, "Sure, why not?" We continued the conversation for a bit, and I knew she was 100% serious.

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The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Your Health

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Oct 10, 2022

Chances are, you're not getting enough sleep. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, around one-third of adults in the U.S. report getting less than the recommended seven hours of sleep per night on average. And that's a problem because lack of sleep can take a toll on your health.

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Visualization for Lifting

Posted by Keith Oelschlaeger

Oct 3, 2022

If you were to ask anybody on the planet what percentage of a sport is physical and what percentage of it is mental, I guarantee you that literally no one will say “It’s 100% physical.” We all know that there is a mental aspect to performance especially in lifting. If your mind is not clear and focused then your performance under the weight will not be as good as it could be. Yet, how many of us actually practice the mental side of lifting? The point of this post is to get you thinking about thinking!

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How Exercising Helps Relieve Stress

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Sep 26, 2022

It's no secret that exercise is good for your body. But what you may not know is that it's also great for your mind. Exercise can be a powerful tool for stress relief, and it has a host of other benefits as well.

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