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If you're looking to make progress in your health and fitness, it's important to know how to best prioritize your activities. Here's a short list and simple guide to making sure you're prioritizing effectively. 1. Total volume. When it comes to exercise and physical activity, there is nothing more important than showing up and doing the work. This is one reason I'm a big advocate of walking. Many times you can burn more calories just doing a brisk 30 minute walk, than piddling around the gym for an hour. If nothing else,

"Comparison is the thief of joy" -Theodore Roosevelt This could not be truer when it comes to fitness. Especially with the emergence of social media. We are constantly seeing friends, celebrities, colleagues, etc. and comparing ourselves to these models. If you haven't realized by now, there is always someone, somewhere doing it "better". Someone who has a slimmer waste or perfectly toned arms. Someone who is running faster or jumping higher. Someone who doesn't even exercise but looks like they belong in a swimsuit magazine. As a person who has dedicated over 10 years to

So, you got a little carried away with your Memorial Day festivities and now you realize summer is upon us but you're not in "summer shape" yet. Instead of trying to do a summer shred, schedule workouts every day, or cut all your carbs, try the following four steps. 1. Schedule two workouts a week. If you are already doing that, add an additional workout. 2. Reduce liquid calories. You don't have to eliminate all liquid calories, but most of us can capture great results by simply cutting back unnecessary calories. 3. Aim

Exercise actually doesn't burn THAT many calories. If you're primarily relying on exercise to lose weight, or utilizing it as a way to "cancel" out your binge eating habits, then you're likely frustrated with your results. If weight loss or improving body composition is a goal, you're better served focusing on nutrition first and foremost. Consider the 100/30 rule of weight loss. You can control 100% of your nutrition intake (easier said than done, but nevertheless still true). You can likely only work off 30% of your calories through exercise (and that would