49. Look Beyond Unrealistic Role Models

Find your inspiration in people whose lives and goals have some relevance to your own. Also remember that most of the pictures you see of celebrities and fitness models have been extensively retouched.


Finding Beauty in Authenticity: A Conversation with Esther Honig

Esther Honig set out to investigate global beauty standards and the results provide insight on just how impossible striving for idealized beauty really is.




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Love Your Body Every Day

Let’s use the ideas behind “National Love Your Body” every day to focus on all the amazing things our bodies can do.




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A Manifesto for Thriving in a Mixed-Up World

We’re living in a society that is wired up to make us sick, overweight, depressed and stressed out.We can change this mixed-up reality.We can reclaim our well-being and create a better, more blissful world.




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Hot Sweaty Mamas

Triathletes and authors Kara Douglass Thom and Laurie Lethert Kocanda are on a mission to balance fitness with motherhood.




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“The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem”

Brian Johnson reviews the big ideas from Nathaniel Branden’s influential book.




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How I Fell in Love With Fitness

Meet three people who transformed their bodies and their lives when they found a true passion for fitness.




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Celebrate Your Success

Before you rush into setting health and fitness goals for the year ahead, stop and appreciate what you’ve already accomplished. A quick look back may be the best tool in evaluating what steps to take next.




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Man Alive: Fitness Inspiration for Husbands and Fathers

Somewhere between being breadwinners, role models, and lovers, many married men lose track of their commitment to fitness. Here’s what smart guys can do to reclaim their health and vitality, and why it matters to those who depend on them.




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