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Is this ONE THING keeping you from the energy and body you want?

In Health, Mind/Body/Spirit by Robyn Landis0 Comments

Gotcha! 🙂 How many headlines and emails subject lines like that do you see every day? Tons, I bet. They’re almost irresistible to open, aren’t they? You just have to know what the latest “one thing” is. Because of how seductive that is, I go against the grain a little when I exhort that it’s never just one thing. (I’ve never been one to go with the grain. 😉 ) Instead, I coach and train so that that integral pillars are put firmly in place FIRST. From there, we can (and do!) optimize. I approach …

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Why I see YOU as an athlete—and why it matters

In Health, Mind/Body/Spirit by Robyn Landis0 Comments

Do you think athletes are other people? Believe me, I understand. In fact, as reasonably athletic as I consider myself now, I wasn’t always. I definitely grew up thinking an athlete was a certain kind of person—definitely not me. As a chubby, unathletic grade-schooler, I was picked last for every team, and often beaten up after school (for reals—this was New York). I was clumsy and awkward. I was scared of sports till I was in my 20s. But not only did I come to love movement and sports specifically as part of a healthy, happy life—I …

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Want your skin to age well? YOU age well.

In Conscious Beauty, Health, Uncategorized by Robyn Landis0 Comments

Skin reflects health. People often compliment me on my skin (thanks! so sweet! 🙂 ), and it’s one reason (among a good handful) that I am often thought to be younger than I am. People also ask how. Well, it’s not one product or one thing I do. (It never is.) Everything that works about my health, fitness or vitality is because of EVERYTHING I do. Everything affects everything, which is why I never say “do this one thing,” and instead focus on the interplay between all the vital basics—and establishing that first. It’s the …

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What we believe about Joyful Nourishment: a movement and a manifesto

In Activism, Health, Uncategorized by Robyn Landis0 Comments

Do you believe what I believe (about healthy, joyful nourished living?) If you do, you might actually be part of a movement! There are many possible definitions of “tribe.” But recently I heard a definition of  “tribe” that really sparked something for me. Apparently it comes from British/American author and motivational speaker Simon O. Sinek who wrote Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. A brilliant teacher of “online superheroes” named Marisa Murgatroyd passed it along while teaching at a conference.)    This particular definition describes your tribe as people who believe …

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Smart Summer Snacks—Cool, Quick, On The Go!

In Health, Healthy Eating by Robyn Landis0 Comments

With the weather heated up and many of us spending more time active outdoors—and planning summer travel—it’s a great time to put a little thought into making sure you’re prepped to be well-fueled wherever you go! Whether you’re road-tripping, flying off to visit friends and family, backpacking, hiking/biking, or just headed to the pool, it’s important to be conscious of including snacks among your essentials. If you value your health and energy, you don’t want to be at the mercy of an airline meal, a roadside fast-food joint, or a concession stand. Worse, you don’t …

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What’s Weight Got to Do With It? Why “Weight Loss” is a Diversionary Goal

In Health, Healthy Eating by Robyn Landis3 Comments

  Watch your words—and stop conflating “lose weight” with “eating healthy.” It matters—in a whole bunch of ways. Updated and adapted from Bodyfueling by Robyn Landis; revised version due 2017 (https://igg.me/at/get-NOURISHED-the-book/9304232) Body weight is irrelevant. The pursuit of losing it, gaining it, maintaining it or otherwise manipulating or measuring it is utterly disconnected from a healthy, fit, nourished life. The non-thinking, mostly unchallenged idea that it’s connected is leading the vast majority astray. The use of weight to define, determine, and measure health and fitness is one piece of what I call “diet thinking.” I defined …

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Healthy Holiday Hacks: 19 Ways to Sail Through the Season Fit, Fueled, Free and Fulfilled

In Health, Mind/Body/Spirit by Robyn Landis0 Comments

So we had Thanksgiving, and Christmas is right on its heels. The holiday season is in official full swing. And many people sense themselves about to descend (if they haven’t already!) into a haze of sugar, shopping, sleep deprivation and saturation—spending in every sense of the word. In spite of the potential for warmth, fun, giving, extra time with friends and family, and reflective celebration of the year nearing its end, too many people feel exhausted by the extra demands on their time now, and the expectations surrounding gifts, food, and events. Even dedicated healthy-living …

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15 ways to keep sugar to 50 grams a day, still enjoy sweets, and be healthy

In Health by Robyn Landis4 Comments

  Sugar has emerged in recent years as a more insidious and dangerous threat to our health than we had previously thought. Accumulating scientific evidence is revealing the role sugar plays in the persistent obesity epidemic that plagues our nation—as well as in cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, dementia and depression, infertility and impotence, and the inflammation that is also implicated in these and many other diseases. Accordingly, health and nutrition experts have increasingly urged government and health authorities to set limits for (if not regulate) sugar consumption. The momentum and gravity of …

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Why I’m back 20 years later to talk about “fueling” and more

In Health by Robyn Landis2 Comments

One of the things about being a young health author—say, a diet author in your twenties—is that a certain number of people will always have the “out” of saying “Oh, it’s just because you’re young that this works for you.” Whatever it is you happen to be suggesting, skeptics can dismiss it based on the idea that, for someone your age, anything would work. My 1994 book Bodyfueling (and its predecessor, a basic healthy-eating workshop that I ultimately delivered to about  3,000 people) developed a fairly decent following for a first-time author with no agent …