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Secrets To Fall In Love With Working Out (Even If Your Currently Afraid To Step Foot In The Gym)

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Secrets To Fall In Love With Working Out

I believe in keeping it simple! By following these 6 simple tips, you will be well on your way to a physically balanced body and a healthier, happier you!

1. Plan it!
Not having a plan is like rowing to the middle of a lake and then dropping your oars. You must create a personal plan of action in order for your exercise strategy to be successful. First, know what you want to achieve, then map out a specific plan to get there. Keep your plan simple. One big reason many people fail when starting an exercise program is they make it too complex and get overwhelmed. By following the tips in this video you will be off to a great start.

2. Make time!
You’ve decided to start, now MAKE the time to incorporate exercise into your lifestyle. There are 24 hours in a day, every day we get them and every day we use them. It’s not about more use of your time, it’s all about better use. Think about how much time you are willing to devote to improving your physical body per week. Then ask yourself, “What time of day works best for me?” If you’re a morning person, set aside some extra time each morning to exercise. Make a schedule of when you will exercise and stick to it!

3. Make it fun!
If you don’t like jogging, then don’t jog. This should be common sense, right? Wrong. So many people stop exercising because they start their program with activities that they don’t really enjoy …let’s save those activities for the company holiday party. Instead, let’s make exercise fun!
There are so many ways to get fit. A few of my personal favorites are: weightlifting, yoga, pilates, walking, jogging, swimming, playing sports and bike riding. Think about what you like to do and go from there. Still lost? Check out classes at your local gym for ideas or better yet, try some of my favorite ways and see what works for you.

4. Mix it up!
Adding variety is essential to a successful exercise program. Think outside of the box… Include different types of activities in your exercise routine and think about different places you can do those exercises. One of my favorites is jogging along the beach. Adding variety to your routine is essential to achieve a physically balanced body.

5. Outcomes – Set & Track them!
Notice how I didn’t say goals. Goals are either achieved or not achieved. Outcomes, on the other hand, are measureable. By setting outcomes and tracking them, you will be able to see your progress overtime and stay motivated you to keep it up.
Set some realistic outcomes for what you want to achieve. It could be that you want to drop 10 pounds for summer to fit into that new bikini, or maybe you want to complete a 5K that has been on your bucket list. Once you have your outcomes set, track your progress. Not only will this ensure you are achieving your outcomes, it also drives you to stay on track!

6. Ask for help!
Don’t be afraid to seek out a qualified exercise professional for assistance. They will help you create a safe, effective exercise program. By hiring a pro, you can be assured that you are doing the exercise with proper form and maximizing your efforts in a safe and effective way. Additionally, you will have someone to hold you accountable, help you stick to your action plan and push yourself past mental barriers. Which usually is the only thing standing in your way to success?

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3 Life-Changing Reasons to Eat Clean

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Summary: What does “eating clean” really mean?

My definition for “eating clean” is eating a whole foods, plant-based diet full of both essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It means steering clear of processed or packaged foods with ingredients you can’t pronounce, avoiding artificial, genetically modified, pesticide laden foods and eating organic as much as possible. 

Our bodies are amazing machines that need quality macronutrients and micronutrients to function properly. But wait a minute? what the heck is a macronutrient and micronutrient? Good question, and it’s really simple….. macronutrients include carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Micronutrients include vitamins and minerals. These are the chemical foundations of our food and essential to the health of our bodies. 

Unfortunately, due to modern food production methods, getting quality nutrition can be somewhat challenging. Most of us have hectic schedules and rely on convenience foods to sustain us. But most convenience foods are loaded with sugar, bad fats, are genetically modified, and laden with pesticides and herbicides which have the opposite effect of nourishing the body. Processed convenience foods actually create stress and inflammation in our bodies which is the root of almost all disease. 

You might be wondering what are convenience foods, well convenience foods are usually those products which are not longer alive. They come in packages, boxes, wrappers, are frozen, and packed with chemical preservative to make them last, in some case literally for years. Now that’s not to say that all foods that come in a package or box are bad for you of course but most don’t qualify as “real food”. I actually don’t even consider convenience foods, foods at all. A more accurate name for these types of foods would be “food-like” products. The good news is that by just slowly starting to eliminate “food-like” products from your diet you’ll be well on your way to eating clean. 

What happens when you are constantly bombarding your body with these types of processed foods? Well, imagine what would happen if you put regular gasoline in high performance racecar? It would have a hard time performing up to its potential, in fact It might not even run! It needs high test quality gasoline to due its job. Well the body is the same way. The better quality fuel you are putting in your body, the better performance you’ll get. So by eating clean living foods, you will be able to perform at a optimal level. Your mental clarity, your energy or life force vitality will increase, your mood will improve, you’ll look and feel better, and will overall be able to get more done. What you’re risking by not eating “clean” is having low energy, being more tired, and irritable, and just not having the gas to get past the finish line each day…

Getting started eating clean is really simple. Start by adding one or two clean food choices to your daily diet. A simple example of a clean food choice would be any fresh organic fruit or vegetable. By incorporating more clean food choices into your diet, eventually you will begin to crowd out “unclean” foods. The more crowding out that takes place, the more in-tune you will become with your body and your food choices. Once you become in-tune with your body you’ll be able to listen to what it is truly asking for which is nutrient dense foods that provide you with sustained energy. You’ll begin to notice that your body will be more attracted to these new healthy clean foods and reject “food-like” products.

As you begin adding more and more clean foods into your diet, you may notice your body also beginning to cleanse itself. This doesn’t take place overnight but rather over weeks and months of eating nutrient dense clean foods. Sometimes you may experience detox symptoms like headaches, nausea and a possible upset stomach. Don’t worry, these are normal and will go away as your body gets re-calibrated to your new healthy clean way of eating. Look I know this may seem complicated but it’s really quite simple. The less processed convenience, fast-food you eat and the more fresh living nutrient dense food aka “clean food” you start to eat the healthier you’ll begin to feel. To get started try avoid eating food that comes from bags, boxes, packages and cans. Replace this food with fresh fruits, vegetables, whole-grains and organically farmed animals.

Remember it’s by making small consistent changes now that lasting results are experienced later…

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How to Live a Vibrant Healthy Life

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Summary:

I believe that health is our greatest gift and that being healthy is really about living life to the fullest every day. I believe that true wellness is found by finding balance in all areas of life; developing a spiritual practice, having healthy relationships, finding purpose in your career, being physically active, and by providing the proper nutrition to not only your body but also your spirit.

But finding a balance in the 21st century can be a challenge. With hectic schedules, constant distractions and a continuous stream of new information, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed and confused about what to do and what not do to maintain a healthy balanced life.

My name is Devin Burke and I’m a passionate wellness educator, health and fitness coach. I’ve been there. I know how it feels to be overwhelmed and confused about what to do, to live a truly vibrant and healthy life. We’ve all been in a place where we’ve struggled to eat a healthier diet, create healthier relationships, implement healthier habits, build our finances, create more time to be with our loved ones, to take better care of our body and mind, and to find the tools and strategies that actually work in our busy 21st century lives.

After spending over 10 years studying and implementing, cutting edge lifestyle management techniques, attending courses, trainings, workshops with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts and coaching people of various ages and backgrounds…I’ve discovered that leading a healthy life doesn’t have to be overwhelming, confusing or difficult.It doesn’t have to be stressful, time consuming or full of deprivation.

I made it my mission to inspire and guide as many people as possible to live more fulfilling, joyful, healthy and balanced lives. Through my education and training I’ve come to realize that it’s ultimately small choices that lead to big changes.. Because once you know better you can do better.

So are you ready to wake up everyday feeling refreshed and renewed? To experience more energy, vitality, joy, adventure, love, passion, and fulfillment?

Are you ready to live your healthiest life by learning the tools to optimize your body and mind? If so (follow me by subscribing to my channel and) let me be your guide to finding the lifestyle choices that will help you to, live better, look better and to feel better. I’m going to help you achieve your health goals; from teaching you how to discover what foods are right for your body, to showing you how to find balance through exercise, to creating more meaning in your relationships, developing more passion in your career, minimizing your stress, and maximizing your energy.

You’ll learn how to reduce food cravings, achieve your ideal weight, get more restful sleep and how to find the time to do without it interfering with your busy life. Through sharing my cutting edge fast and proven tips on how to live a more healthy, inspired, and fulfilling life you’ll learn how all parts of your life, affect your health as a whole. Get ready to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.

Each week I’ll be sharing new content through inspiring videos with innovative strategies, techniques, tools and tips on how to dramatically improve your health and wellness, and lead others to do the same. To not only experience a new perspective and vital energy in your own life, but to guide your family and friends to join you on the journey to wellness by achieving a higher quality of life. Because that’s really what health is all about. Choose to take your health and life to the next level.

Subscribe now I look forward to educating, supporting and inspiring you to not only look and feel better… but be better.

Let us make the decision together to give and receive our greatest gift…

Let us live passionately… on purpose!!

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It’s not too late to make a change

It may be common to have low energy, get sick a few times a year, and be five to ten lbs. over weight, but let’s not make the mistake of thinking these symptoms of an unhealthy lifestyle are normal… because they simply are not!

Sadly, most people fall into the category of “not really feeling healthy, but not really feeling unhealthy enough to make a change.” What people WILL do is much different than what they CAN do. Interestingly, most people don’t realize how unhealthy they are until they start to become healthier. This state of being “not really healthy, but not unhealthy enough to do anything about it” is a scary place to be in, because it only leads to one place…disease and dissatisfaction. 

Most people gradually fall into an unhealthy lifestyle. I’ve never met anyone that has shared with me that they wanted to feel low energy, depressed and unfulfilled. But ‘life’ always seems to happen and the next thing they know, they are for lack of a better term ‘fat, sick and nearly dead.’ How does this happen?

It doesn’t happen overnight but rather for weeks, months and years. It’s a slow and gradual process that deceives. My purpose and mission is to help guide people out of this unsatisfying state of poor health. Because the truth is that we are born to be vibrant, healthy human beings. It’s our birthright. 

Health is our greatest gift. Not convinced? Just ask someone who has recently lost theirs. It’s not pretty!  Cancer, diabetes and heart disease wreak havoc on people and their families. The truth is that cancer, diabetes, and heart disease can all largely be prevented through making healthier lifestyle choices.

So why do so many wait till their health is on the line to finally make a change? I believe it’s also this deceptive state of “not really feeling healthy, but not really feeling unhealthy enough to do anything about it.” Do you fall into this category? Do you know you’re eating the wrong foods and making poor lifestyle choices, which only give you short term fulfillment at the expense of your health? If you do, this is your wake up call. It’s time to make a change, to finally say goodbye to fast food and hello to healthy food fast. Don’t wait till you’re diagnosed with cancer, diabetes, heart disease or worse. You have a choice. When you finally start taking better care of yourself is when you start experiencing what life really has to offer…more joy, more energy, more love, more fun and more success.

I have great news. It’s not too late to make a change. As a matter of fact, it’s really never too late, because small choices lead to big changes. Just like you don’t become over weight by eating one unhealthy meal, you don’t become vibrant and healthy by going on a temporary diet. It’s through making small, consistent LIFESTYLE changes that lasting impactful results are experienced!  And you are worth it! 

If you hope to bring health into your life in any kind of long-term committed way, you must connect with your “big why” or the deep tenacious reason that lies close to your heart for wanting true wellness of both mind and body. This reason must be attached to what you value in life and where you see yourself going. Only from connecting with this strong core reason and the value behind it does the strength and motivation spring to keep you committed to making the necessary small changes every single day.

We live in a world were disease and dissatisfaction are unfortunately becoming the norm. There is a better way.  We must wake up to the realization that our lives are our most precious gift and start valuing them by taking action on becoming the healthiest, happiest, best versions of ourselves. We owe it to ourselves and the world.

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New Book Offers a Simple Guide to Eating Healthy in the Modern World (Press Release)

cover (1)-page-001PRLogMay 6, 2015DELRAY BEACH, Fla.We all eat every day, but often don’t know what to eat to feel our absolute best. Despite all the nutritional research, diet books and theories, how is it that most Americans are still baffled about what to eat to achieve a long, happy and healthy life?

A new book is demystifying this question. In the book you’ll not only find the answer to “what to eat,” but discover what food works best for your 21st century lifestyle and unique needs. The book highlights all the ways in which good food will transform your health and how to avoid the food that will destroy it.

Titled “Healthy Eating in the 21st Century” this simple guide goes beyond merely stating what foods to eat and which to avoid, but actually gives simple actionable steps on how to break bad eating habits.

Aware that most people eat an unhealthful diet because of their hectic lifestyles, the book provides simple timesaving strategies to eat healthy even when on the go. The 138-page paperback book is the work of local Wellness Educator, Health and Fitness Coach Devin Burke.

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Read the full press release at prolog.org

How To Stay Motivated in 2015 to Accomplish Your Health Goals

Health is a journey, not a destination. Staying motivated to achieve a health goal can be a struggle .

If you go to any gym in the country the first week of January, you will see a massive influx of motivated people ready to shed those extra lbs. and start a new habit of health. But as statistics show, this doesn’t last long. By the time February rolls around, most of those motivated faces seem to disappear. Why is this?

Well, we are creatures of habit. Habits allow our brains to do less work and can actually help us accomplish more…when they are resourceful habits. But with the good also comes the bad. Unresourcful habits such as eating the wrong or too much food, not getting enough sleep, drinking too much alcohol and not exercising are common un-resourceful habits in our society.

An un-resourceful habit is a habit that may provide temporary immediate gratification but in the long run is extremely detrimental to our health and happiness. We pick up these unresourceful habits throughout life usually as coping strategies.

A resourceful habit, on the other hand, is one that will propel your life, health and happiness forward. These habits may not always provide immediate gratification, but in the long run their reward is much greater. Examples of resourceful habits are: exercising daily, eating nutrient rich foods, maintaining healthy relationships and having a spiritual practice.

Replacing un-resourceful habits with resourceful ones isn’t easy. It takes a strong desire, commitment and a strong emotional reason or what I call a big “why.”

Most people fall short of their New Year’s resolutions because they never connect with their big “why.” If this year you really want to accomplish that well-intended goal to live a healthier lifestyle, you must connect with a strong emotional reason and fully commit to making a lifestyle change.

Here are some questions I ask my clients to help them discover their big “why.”

Questions to help discover you’re big “why”…
1. What are you going to miss out on by not living a healthy lifestyle?
2. What would change in your life if you became healthy?
3. How would the gift of health enhance your life and the lives of those around you?

Here is my simple and effective step by step process to creating powerful motivation and keeping it.
1. Get clear on what you want. (Don’t move to step two until you have a crystal clear picture of what this is.)
2. Uncover the true authentic reasons for why you want, what you want.
3. Choose the most emotionally charged reason (your big “why”) and write it down.
4. Connect to your big “why” every day. Read it aloud upon waking and before going to bed.

Now imagine what your life would be like if you had strength, flexibility, endurance and clear thinking. The gift of health is within your reach! Right now, fully commit to taking massive action, connecting with your big “why” and making your health a priority. Another tip is to find a friend or coach to hold you accountable. Having the extra guidance and support greatly increases your chances of success.

Let’s kick off 2015 by embracing the possibility that we are much more than we allow ourselves to be and stop living life as if it’s a dress rehearsal.

Best wishes, health and happiness in 2015.

Coach Devin

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