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EXERCISE IS ESSENTIAL FOR ALL BRAIN WARRIORS

Start developing a healthy exercise routine to help lower your blood pressure, calm your brain, optimize your cholesterol and hormones, and so much more. Exercise at least twice each week to decrease your risk of dementia, obesity and aging all at once. It directly fights depression, anxiety, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Done the correct way, exercise is one of the most powerful anti-aging tools. Move every day!

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Top 3 Exercises for Mental Health

  If you’re part of my Brian Warrior Tribe, you’ve probably heard me talk about how physical exercise is like a wonder drug that can help you lose weight, lower your risk of numerous life-threatening diseases, boost your energy, make you look and feel sexier, and possibly even live longer. What you may not realize…

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This One Habit May Ward Off Dementia In Women

  Everybody dreads the possibility of developing dementia and memory loss. I’m not talking about forgetting where you placed your keys, blanking on the name of some actor in a movie you saw three years ago, or the occasional brain fart when you can’t remember what was on your grocery shopping list. I’m talking about…

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5 Tips For Healthy Holiday Success

Warriors always have a strategy. If you leave your health to chance, especially during the holidays, you are setting yourself up to fail. Christmas is the most anticipated day of the year, but did you know that it is also the one day of the year that hospitals all over the country admit the most…

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Are You Getting What You DON’T Want?

  How often have you said any of the statements below? “I CAN’T get sick before my trip!” “I CAN’T oversleep” “I’m NOT going to eat donuts tomorrow” “I’m NOT going to lose my temper with my kids” And how often have you done exactly what you said you weren’t going to do? You’re not…

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3 Tips to Skyrocket Your Energy

  I was recently at a Tony Robbins event, and boy was I once again blown away. Tony provided so many good take-away reminders and lessons. I do a lot to protect my energy, but I forgot about some of the activities I can do to quickly boost my energy right now no matter how up…

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Just HOW Bad Is Football For Teens?

Did you know a couple of years playing football can actually damage your brain? In fact, a new study now shows that a high percentage of those who have played football AT ANY LEVEL (even high school or younger) had cognitive symptoms. A new study from Boston University has revealed yet again the devastating effects…

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How Valuable is School?

Have you ever wondered why you spent so much time in school studying things you will never use again? The song Kodachrome by Paul Simon comes to mind … “When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it’s a wonder I can think at all”. Most schools don’t actually teach…

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Are You Optimizing The Way You Exercise?

If you find working out a drag, you might want to change your strategy. There is new evidence that shows that your attitude about exercise may actually be linked to how much benefit you receive from it. A new study suggests that when you view the time you spend being active as fun, not a…

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4 Colorful Ways to Spice Up Your Workout

With the tech era in full swing, people are more sedentary than they’ve  ever been. Sitting is considered “the smoking of the 21st century” according to health experts, it leads to inflammation, obesity and illness. Tribe, your body was designed to MOVE. Regular moderate exercise is the secret to feeling sexier, healthier, more energetic, and…

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11 Best Foods for a Sharper Mind Today

If your memory is worse than it was ten years ago, you should know that your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s has risen. Did you know that food can play an important role in getting your memory back to where you want it to be? Here’s a mnemonic called “Bright Minds” for this reason. This…

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Is Stevia Safe For Your Health?

The truth about sugar is finally being revealed. Refined sugar, organic or not, has no redeeming value for your health unless you’re suffering the effects of extreme low blood sugar. Sugar has always been the enemy. Unfortunately, contrary to what popular marketing would have you believe, artificial sweeteners are actually worse for your health, if…

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4 Ways to Reclaim Your Resolution

It has been nearly two months since we rang in the New Year. How are you doing with your New Year resolution? When you make a resolution, you are resolving to yourself to do something. It’s a promise, a commitment. Yet, nearly half of the people who make NY resolutions give them up before the…

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How To Stay Healthy With Soups

As Brain Warriors, it is absolutely essential that we take care of ourselves with rest and relaxation in addition to pushing ourselves to be better. And what better way to relax on a chilly winter day than a steaming bowl of soup? Soups are a favorite in the Amen household. Several scientific studies have shown…

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4 Strategies For Staying Accountable to Your New Year's Resolutions

2017 is just around the corner, which means so are resolutions for the new year. Weight loss is a perennially popular New Year’s Resolutions, along with “exercise more” and “spend less money.” The sad fact is that most people don’t stick to those resolutions for more than a month and by the end of January,…

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4 Ways to Ignite Your Focus and Energy Quickly

Why does it seem like there are never enough hours in the day? From day to night, work to family, personal goals, and endless to-do lists, we’re a nation of on-the-go people. We all want to be more productive, which requires more focus and more energy. If you feel your focus and energy slipping, you’ll…

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My Summer Must-Have List

As the seasons change, so do the things we just can’t live without. If you are anything like me, you’re count on your tribe to share new finds that you can add to your list of favorites. Here are few of my “must haves”. I’m grateful to my tribe for sharing, so I always have…

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Our Summer Warriors: USA Olympians

Where did summer go? I feel like it was only a few weeks ago that Chloe was dealing with all the stresses of final exams and the pre-summer frenzy. Now we’re into August, and summer is nearly over. However, this summer the fiercest warriors from all across the world get together to compete in the…

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Change Your Life In A Powerful Way

As many of you may know, and some of you may not, Daniel and I are taping a new PBS special next week. We have been so busy brainstorming scripts and rehearsing for the past few weeks in preparation for the special and our new books that we’ve hardly I wanted to take a minute…

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BWW Week 1: Quick Start Sustenance Guide

Food fuels success or it drives failure. Once you commit to being a Brain Warrior you will begin feeling and looking dramatically better immediately. Your energy level, mood and focus will soar while your weight and your risk factors for a variety of diseases will begin a dramatic decline. However, this is not a two-week…

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Stretching 101: How To Boost Your Energy at Work With a Few Easy Moves

You always hear people talking about how important stretching is to your muscles and overall heath. But why is it important to be flexible? And what are the benefits of stretching? If you find yourself sitting at a desk or computer all day like most Americans, it is absolutely essential that you make stretching a…

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Join Our Brain Warrior Live Course and Get Your Black Belt in Health

Let’s be honest, everyone wants to have a sharper focus, more energy, a smaller waist and an overall better brain. We want you to become a Brain Warrior! So, we are going to help you get your black belt in health. Everywhere you go someone is trying to poison you with highly processed and pesticide-sprayed…

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Circuit Training Part 2

Hopefully, you enjoyed last week’s video demonstrating a simple home circuit training routine, with very little equipment investment. This week I’m going to show you a second circuit training routine with 6 more exercises to achieve a whole body workout from home or on the road. Do anywhere from 12-15 reps of each exercise based…

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Circuit Training Part 1 | Living Healthy

The garage is one of my favorite rooms in the house. Why? Because it’s where I exercise. And if you know anything about me—if you’ve been following my work at all—then you know that I need exercise. It’s medicine for my brain and I know it is for a lot of you also. You don’t…

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Lose the Excuse With My 15 Minute Workout

Planes, trains, and hotel rooms are a common component of our holiday schedules. It’s a special time of year and people go to great lengths to spend it with the people they love, so many of us will be joining the maddening crowd at the airport once again. However, don’t let hectic travel plans and…

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High Quality Mentoring Is Key To My Success – Listen to Free Podcast

High quality mentoring is the key to my own success, and I believe in sharing what I learn. Brad Davidson is one of my mentors in the area of exercise and metabolic training for the high performance individual. He’s more than a trainer. Brad helped me shift my training program from cancer recovery to high…

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Why Can’t You Collect Purses Instead of Bruises – Like a Normal Mom?

Rolling her eyes when she saw the dozens of cuts and bruises on my body, my daughter said, “Why can’t you be a normal mom and hang out at the mall with your friends and collect purses instead of bruises?” Laughing I said, “How you train is how you fight, literally and metaphorically. Even with…

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Workout Smarter…Not Harder!

For many of you, when you hear the word "exercise," the first thing that pops in your head is going to the gym and sweating. And the thing is, the world outside your door is a gym! The exercise can be a simple one-hour brisk walk around the neighborhood, or wherever you want to be!

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The One Key to Creating Successful Habits

Many people eat more often when feeling they are lonely, depressed, frustrated, bored and mad than when they are truly hungry. Some people can go years without ever feeling hungry because they eat constantly. Food is their best friend. So, in this week’s video, I’m going to show you how you can dump that "friend,"…

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What Do Kids, Karate and Cancer Have in Common? CNN Hero of the Year!

Kids, karate and kicking cancer… All of my favorite subjects are represented in an amazing organization designed to empower children in pain, "Kids Kicking Cancer"…. And now KKC has been named as a "CNN Hero" top ten finalist. All KKC needs now is your vote!Support them Here! You know I love Warriors! I also believe…

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Omni Strong in October: 6 Fitness Tools You Must Have

Now that it’s officially fall and summer is behind us, it’s time to reinvigorate that Omni Warrior physique for the fall. If some exercise is good, more is better, and a huge amount is best of all, right? Wrong! Here’s the truth about exercise: It is incredibly valuable for many reasons, but you don’t have…

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What Are You Modeling For Your Kids?

You know that old saying "the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree?" I hope that’s right as far as child rearing is concerned, although these days the current catch word is "modeling" – as in role model. What kind of role model are you for your kids? Unfortunately, children don’t come with instruction manuals,…

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Healthy Hydration

Summer is in full swing and hopefully you’ve adapted your exercise routine to take advantage of the beautiful weather. One way to stay healthy in the sun is to make sure you’re staying hydrated. A lot of myths have grown up around this issue of hydration, mostly planted by the purveyors of sports drinks whose…

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Ease MANopause with Diet & Exercise

Ladies, I’m not talking about how the man in your life responds to your menopause. This is about the “mid-life change” that occur for men. It’s often referred to as “Andropause”. Male menopause may be a bit controversial medically, and certainly it isn’t the universal, predictable milestone that female menopause is, but truly, some guys…

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Exercise and Your Microbiome

The latest news on the microbiome comes from a study in Ireland that links the health and diversity of the microbiome to exercise (we know diet is key — more on that below). Researchers at University College Cork compared the gut microbiome in 40 professional rugby players to those of healthy men who are not…

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The Surprising Key to Optimizing the Benefits of Exercise

If you find working out a drag, you might want to change your strategy. There is new evidence that shows that your attitude about exercise may actually be linked to how much benefit you receive from it. A new study suggests that when you view the time you spend being active as fun, not a…

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Men and the John Wayne Syndrome

June is Men’s Health Month, an annual effort to get guys to focus on their health. Women are way ahead of men on this, which may be why we live longer (an average of 81.3 years compared to 76.2 years for men). It’s time to wake up men: in the battle of the sexes, women…

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Stand Up and Boost Your Brain

What’s your solution to the mid-afternoon blahs when you’re fresh out of ideas and energy and work is piled up on your desk? Caffeine? Sugar (please, no!). Part of the problem of that daily slump is too much sitting. Just getting up and strolling around the office could rev you up for the rest of…

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If This is FAILURE, Count Me In!

Shari’s Journey This past October, Shari attended our live three day event, The Brain Body Turnaround. She needed to lose 200 pounds and started the program in November along with the rest of her family: her husband Chuck, her daughter and son who live at home and two grown sons about to be married. When…

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Can Exercise Reverse Skin Aging?

No joke, new research from Canada suggests that exercise alone can reverse signs of skin aging even if you don’t start to work out until late in life and regardless of any skin damage due to basking unprotected on the beach when you were young. Researchers at McMaster University in Canada began to wonder about…

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Great News about Exercise

Here is some fantastic news for women: researchers in Europe have found that daily exercise cuts the risk of breast cancer, regardless of a woman’s age or weight. The “age” and “weight” findings are surprising and hugely important. We’ve known for years that exercise can reduce some women’s risk of breast cancer, but earlier studies…

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How Sitting Is Killing Us

Our greatest enemy is no longer the time spent lounging in sweats in front of the TV. New research suggests that it is all that time in front of the computer that is damaging our health by keeping us seated, often for hours on end, leading to aches and pains in the back, shoulders and…

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On the Way To Black! Gettin’ Real

Yesterday I had the honor of testing for my second-degree brown belt in Kenpo Karate with Mr. Bob White… another step toward black belt. The truth is, it was not my best test, not even close! What I didn’t tell Mr. White until after I passed my test yesterday was that I had been up…

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Is It OK to be Overweight?

Are you familiar with the “obesity paradox”? This is the idea that being overweight or obese isn’t so bad for your health after all, even if you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States (it can lead to blindness, heart disease, strokes, nerve…

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Food for Focus, Fitness and Feeling Fabulous

Have you connected the way you feel with what you eat? Of course, you know that in order to lose weight you have to make dietary changes, but the fact is that the quality of your diet directly impacts the quality of your life. For example, food affects the neurotransmitters in your brain and thus…

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Give Thanks for Abundant Health This Year

Thanksgiving is only two days away. We’ve come a long way from the famed feast of 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts when the Pilgrims gathered to celebrate their good harvest. Today, we’re faced by an endless bounty of available food, something that should prompt thanks if so much of it didn’t also threaten health. The approach…

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Burnout and Your Diet

The Finnish study included 230 women ages 30 to 55 and found that the participants who considered themselves burned out, workwise, were more likely to indulge in emotional eating in response to stress, anxiety, or feeling blue. Not surprisingly, study participants suffering from burnout were also inclined toward “uncontrolled eating” that doesn’t stop until all…

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Study: Poor Eating Habits–Not Just Diet–Jeopardize Kids’ Health

Certain eating habits, including meals served in front of the TV, can lead to higher cholesterol levels in preschoolers, potentially putting them at risk for cardiovascular disease as adults, according to a new study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal. The researchers analyzed the eating behaviors and lipid levels of 1,076 kids, ages 3 to…

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Why Exercise Puts a Smile on Your Face

What would it take to motivate you to work out regularly–even when you don’t feel like it? For years, medical providers and public health experts have been trying to entice people to move more by listing such benefits as weight loss, a sexier figure, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and reduced risk for heart attacks,…

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Four Heart-Smart Habits That Can Add Years to Your Life

Practicing four simple, often enjoyable, everyday habits could dramatically increase your lifespan by helping stave off heart disease and other dangerous disorders, a new study published in American Journal of Epidemiology suggests. In fact, people who practiced all four of the habits trimmed their risk for early death by an astonishing 80 percent. Researchers from…

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Does Exercise Make Us Eat More?

In my Omni Diet classes, I’m often asked how to maintain the right balance between eating enough to fuel workouts without overdoing it afterwards. While most people assume that hunger pangs after exercise are sparked solely by the need to replenish calories that have been torched, intriguing new research suggests that the brain’s food-reward center…

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Four Fitness Myths–Busted

Not only does including strength training in your exercise routine rev up metabolism and torch calories, but it does wonderful things for your figure. While getting healthier is the goal, looking younger and sexier are beautiful benefits. However, there are misconceptions about muscles, strength training and the best ways to get fit. Some people refuse…

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Join the OMNI Health Revolution!

Airing on public television stations nationwide, Tana and Daniel G. Amen, MD invite viewers to join the “OMNI Health Revolution,” based on Tana’s New York Times best-selling book “THE OMNI DIET,” which has been endorsed by Dr. Oz and other medical experts.

Click here for local listings to find the air date and time in your area. Plan now to watch this lively, informational and entertaining one-hour show that helps raise financial donations for public TV while offering a new program to take control of your physical and mental health. The show features a playful discussion between Tana, and her husband Dr. Amen, a world-renowned psychiatrist and brain health expert.

About the Show

People wrestling with their weight, diseases or other ailments may find healing through the new program by Tana Amen, B.S.N., R.N. who shares from personal experience how she discovered health through her concept now called THE OMNI DIET: The Revolutionary 70% Plant + 30% Protein Program to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, Fight Inflammation, and Change Your Life Forever.

In this program, learn how to create a revolution in your health and the health of those you love, including:

  • Learn the exciting new science of nutragenomics and how to use food as medicine
  • Learn the 3 phases of The Omni Diet, including foods to choose and foods to lose
  • Learn how to mimic calorie restriction with 5 simple steps
  • Watch great stories that illustrate the power of The Omni Diet to reverse illness and get and stay healthy
  • Learn how to do The Omni Diet on a budget and when you travel
  • In the Question and Answer section you’ll learn how to get children involved, how to get and stay motivated, and how to get others onboard the OMNI Health Revolution!

By the time she reached her mid-30s, Tana had faced a lifetime of chronic medical ailments, including severe digestive issues, recurrent infections and, most devastatingly, a battle with thyroid cancer.

But Tana restored her health following principles of THE OMNI DIET, which is the culmination of a decade-long quest to identify a diet to end all diets—one that could provide true health through an abundance of food and flavor, not deprivation. Based on her study of the relationship between food and her body, Tana crafted a plan that balances calorie-burning protein and illness-fighting, plant-based foods, which impacts weight loss, and holds the key to reversing chronic disease, healing the body and dramatically improving quality of life.

THE OMNI DIET charts an easy-to-follow, science-based “omnivore” plan that uses a new 70:30 plant-to-protein ratio which has captured endorsements from several medical experts.

“THE OMNI DIET cuts through the confusion about what to eat and gives America a roadmap to good food and health all at once. It may seem too good to be true, but following this approach will not only enhance and extend your life – it will reverse many chronic diseases.”
Mark Hyman, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“The Omni Diet is a thoughtful practical approach to eating. Discover delicious, wholesome food that benefits your health for good.”
Mehmet Oz, MD, heart surgeon and host of The Dr. Oz Show

Broken down into three, two-week phases, the concepts and recipes Tana introduces in the OMNI Health Revolution are accessible and immediately effective, whether the goal is to lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease, fight diabetes or all of the above.

Now Tana, and her award-winning husband Daniel, invite the nation to join the “OMNI Health Revolution” and start a movement in your local community.

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Good Health is Contagious

You’ve probably heard of disease “hotspots” (places where certain diseases are more common), but did you know that scientists have also discovered “cold spots” where chronic disorders like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease are rare? What’s particularly surprising is that these exceptionally healthy people often have genetic or environmental factors that should increase–not lower–their risk…

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A Snack Strategy That Helps You Slim Down

You’ve probably noticed that some people eat frequently, yet avoid packing on pounds. Smart snacks play an important role in a healthy diet, because they help keep your blood sugar stable, curb the urge to overeat, rev up your metabolism, and provide the fuel you need to feel alert and focused throughout the day. Sensible…

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Mindful Eating: A Surprisingly Simple Way to Cut Calories

If you’re having a snack while you read this article, here’s a great reason to put your fork down: Distracted eaters–people who dine while watching TV, surfing the Web, playing video games, or reading–tend to consume more calories, according to a new review of two dozen earlier studies, published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.…

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Tana's Pantry

Dear Amen Clinic Subscribers, Welcome to a special introductory issue of our new free weekly newsletter, Tana’s Pantry, a celebration of healing foods and delicious recipes that will delight your taste buds, boost your health and help you lose up to 12 pounds in two weeks. Centuries ago, Hippocrates wrote, “Let food be thy medicine.”…

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Top 3 Exercises for Mental Health

  If you’re part of my Brian Warrior Tribe, you’ve probably heard me talk about how physical exercise is like a wonder drug that can help you lose weight, lower your risk of numerous life-threatening diseases, boost your energy, make you look and feel sexier, and possibly even live longer. What you may not realize…

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This One Habit May Ward Off Dementia In Women

  Everybody dreads the possibility of developing dementia and memory loss. I’m not talking about forgetting where you placed your keys, blanking on the name of some actor in a movie you saw three years ago, or the occasional brain fart when you can’t remember what was on your grocery shopping list. I’m talking about…

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5 Tips For Healthy Holiday Success

Warriors always have a strategy. If you leave your health to chance, especially during the holidays, you are setting yourself up to fail. Christmas is the most anticipated day of the year, but did you know that it is also the one day of the year that hospitals all over the country admit the most…

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Are You Getting What You DON’T Want?

  How often have you said any of the statements below? “I CAN’T get sick before my trip!” “I CAN’T oversleep” “I’m NOT going to eat donuts tomorrow” “I’m NOT going to lose my temper with my kids” And how often have you done exactly what you said you weren’t going to do? You’re not…

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3 Tips to Skyrocket Your Energy

  I was recently at a Tony Robbins event, and boy was I once again blown away. Tony provided so many good take-away reminders and lessons. I do a lot to protect my energy, but I forgot about some of the activities I can do to quickly boost my energy right now no matter how up…

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