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Standing Strong in a World of Victims

Standing Strong in a World of Victims

Standing Strong in a World of Victims As Anthon St. Maarten once said “Self-pity is spiritual suicide. It is an indefensible self-mutilation of the...
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3 Rules For the Over-40 Grappler

3 Rules For the Over-40 Grappler By Scott McDonald: BJJ brown belt and author of Bjj Morning Chokes At 40 and beyond, your attitude and commitment...
Getting In Shape For Summer With Old Man Strength

Getting In Shape For Summer With Old Man Strength

Getting in Shape for Summer with OMS Christmas is almost upon us, and thoughts turn to taking stock. On average, people gain around 1.5lb over the ...
Adversity: Nothing Matters More than Your Story

Adversity: Nothing Matters More than Your Story

Adversity: Nothing Matters More than Your Story Making our way through tough times is perhaps the greatest and most repeated story ever told.  Depe...
Success or Failure in 2021? Its Your decision.

Success or Failure in 2021? Its Your decision.

The festive season allows us all to reflect on the commitments that we make to various aspects of our lives and how we shuffle our priorities. Like...
Avoiding weight gain over the festive season

Avoiding weight gain over the festive season

It is often written that the average person gains 4lbs over the festive season.  In fact, it is less – studies of large numbers of people indicate ...
Making Change that Sticks

Making Change that Sticks

The reality of life is that the way you age has very little to do with chance or genetics. Sure, chance plays a role.  Anyone who has been in an ac...
Avoid Diabetes and save your life.

Avoid Diabetes and save your life.

It might surprise you to know that one of the biggest killers on earth isn’t a person or a pathogen.  Diabetes causes, each year, around 50,000 cas...
Feeling Low?  Exercise and Boost Your Mental Health

Feeling Low? Exercise and Boost Your Mental Health

I think we all know that exercise isn’t just about muscle, looking good in front of the mirror or wearing that shirt just the right way.  It’s a mi...
Three Ways to Get Motivated and Change your life

Three Ways to Get Motivated and Change your life

We all go through those phases when we don’t train. Maybe we are faced with injury –knee, shoulder, back, Achilles, groin.  Maybe it’s a grade 2, j...
Do These 5 Things and Live

Do These 5 Things and Live

Weight loss can sometimes feel like a tightly kept secret held by few and for those that can attain it, a temporary victory won by pain and denial....
Zen and the Art of Getting Fit

Zen and the Art of Getting Fit

Zen and the Art of Getting Fit  Much has been said about mindfulness and exercise, but little has been said about the link between mindfulness and ...