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Conor McGregor’s Secret Weapon: Ido Portal
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Before reading this blog, take 3 minutes to watch this video: When Conor McGregor stepped into the ring last Saturday night and knocked out Jose Aldo in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), most people had never heard of Ido Portal. Ido Portal? What is that? Actually, the question is, who is that? Ido Portal can best be described as a master of movement. Check out this...
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5 Things to Keep You Active This Winter
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We all know it's coming. Winter is just around the corner. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer and the sun hasn't been seen for many days, at least here in Vancouver. At times it's enough to make you want to pack it all in and just hibernate until the spring comes again. But hibernation isn't the best answer when it comes to the winter, because too...
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How Do I Become A Personal Trainer in Vancouver?
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Do you love working out? Do you have a desire to blend your passion for fitness with a job you love? Do you want to help other people? If you answered yes to all of those then being a personal trainer may be the right career choice for you! Few things are more fulfilling than guiding others toward the same type of lifestyle that has been so beneficial for you. And...
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Is Depression a Kind of Allergic Reaction?
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Depression was long thought to be strictly a psychological condition, but that ended up not being the entire story. Over time we discovered that chemical imbalances in the brain also played a role in depression. And now, most recently, it has been discovered that depression may not actually be a brain condition at all, it might actually be more of an infection. Huh? An infection? That's right. Think of depression as...
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The Schools Where They Never Say ‘Sit Still’
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I often say that the world we live in now is about 180 degrees opposite to the one our ancestors evolved into. While our hunter-gatherer ancestors were roaming freely throughout the ancient world relying on their ability to move to stay alive, we've constructed an environment for ourselves where movement is the exception, not the norm. Case in point: Two of the greatest accomplishments in my life were learning how...
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Do Gut Microbes Affect Your Ability to Lose Fat?
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Losing fat is just about eating less and moving more, right? Well, basically the entire fitness industry has been built on this premise, but is that really all there is to it? How do we explain all those people who aren't necessarily over-eating and who exercise on a regular basis but they still can't lose the fat? It's genetics then, right? Although there may be a genetic component to fat...
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