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Live Better Every Day with These 5 Simple Habits

Mindless: Marked by or displaying no use of the powers of the intellect; Requiring little attention or thought; Not intellectually challenging or stimulating. Engaging in mindless behaviors are what cause us to feel stuck when the shit hits the fan in life. Out of the blue with no warning, the slap of reality shows you what… Continue reading Live Better Every Day with These 5 Simple Habits

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Do You Want to Live Longer? Then Take the Reins on Regulating Your Cortisol

What is Cortisol Cortisol is a hormone created by the adrenal glands in your kidneys, then released into the bloodstream. Just like testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, melatonin, and DHEA, your body like to keep the balance of each hormone under its control, and does not like big shifts in change. "Almost every cell contains receptors for cortisol… Continue reading Do You Want to Live Longer? Then Take the Reins on Regulating Your Cortisol

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The Most Powerful Approach to Fight Fat You Need to Know

It's Not Your Fault Some of the hardest habits to change are the ones we barely recognize we do. Even more than that, they are the ones we have no intention of changing them because "there is nothing wrong, why would I?". The best way to maintain building the best version of yourself is to… Continue reading The Most Powerful Approach to Fight Fat You Need to Know

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Fall is Upon Us; Here’s Why Your Shopping Plan Should Change With The Seasons

Don't Let this abnormally warm weather fool you. Fall is among us. The temperature is dropping, meaning the change of seasons is about to be among us! Over the past hundreds of years as our ability to encounter foods developed, we became accustomed to utilizing the food available at certain times of the year. Our… Continue reading Fall is Upon Us; Here’s Why Your Shopping Plan Should Change With The Seasons

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T³ #002: The Magic of Fighting Through the Yuck

This Week on Trail Tip Thursday... You are consistently faced with the decision to just stop. What is the purpose of busting your ass and putting so much intense stress on the body? It is so much easier to stop and walk, or not even go out in the first place. There can be a… Continue reading T³ #002: The Magic of Fighting Through the Yuck

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Signs That You Have Been Moving Incorrectly; Dr. Kelly Starrett

Dr. Kelly Starrett is a renowned coach, physical therapist, speaker and author, with his book, Becoming a Supple Leopard, ranking among the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Becoming a Supple Leopard is loaded with insight, information, and practices to implement to not only improve mobility for exercise but to enhance movement quality throughout… Continue reading Signs That You Have Been Moving Incorrectly; Dr. Kelly Starrett

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The 3 Essential Fitness Tools to Fuel Your Adventurous Lifestyle

Your typical gym routine lacks purpose, and you might just be wasting your time. Talk about a bold statement to start, eh? Now let me clear that up real quick before you say, "who the hell does this ginger headed kid think he is? Telling me my goals don't matter, I go all the time… Continue reading The 3 Essential Fitness Tools to Fuel Your Adventurous Lifestyle

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T³ #001: Build Your Pace Over Time, Or You’ll Run Out of Fuel

This Week, On Trail Tip Thursday... Learning and controlling how to pace yourself can be one of the tougher aspects of running. It takes time to feel what running speed feels right for you when looking to avoid gasping for air like a fish out of water (that lunge on fire feeling isn't too fun).… Continue reading T³ #001: Build Your Pace Over Time, Or You’ll Run Out of Fuel

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Trail Tip Thursday: Welcome to T³

Welcome! If this is your first visit to Mindful Trailrunner, I would like to extend gratitude for wanting to see and hear what I have to say. I get it, you might be thinking, "what the heck is trail running?" and at first, I said the same exact thing! Trail Running has one major difference compared… Continue reading Trail Tip Thursday: Welcome to T³

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Restore Mental Energy by Connecting to the Environment

  My Mind Feels Like Mush I'm sure you've experienced the feelings of your concentration and clear cut focus can disappear. Or even after a few cups of extra coffee to 're-boot', the feelings of mental fatigue cause you to be spaced out, disconnected, or even unproductive. Those feelings of Mental Fatigue can be combated… Continue reading Restore Mental Energy by Connecting to the Environment