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6 real ways to reboot your fitness resolutions
If you made a health or fitness resolution for 2014 and have already found it falling by the wayside — well, lots of us have found the same. Not to sound depressing, but 92 percent of resolutions are, apparently, given the old heave-ho by around January 20. Why? "Without a plan and a coach, people throw lofty goals into space," says Cedric Bryant, chief science officer for the American Council on Exercise. But it's far from too late to get back on track. So, if you need a little bit of a reboot for those resolutions, these tips from ACE just might help.
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Work out more, pay less: 1 app wants to change gym culture
ABC News
A new fitness app, website and workout service aims to upend gym habits by charging users less the more they workout. Called Fitmob, the fitness service eschews the normal gym model and instead connects users directly with fitness trainers for classes. The trainers put together the class and find a workout space through Fitmob, which has researched venues that rent by the hour.
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Unraveling any weight-gain links to stress, cortisol
Los Angeles Times
Here's some not especially breaking news: Lots of Americans are over-stressed, and lots of those very same Americans also are overweight. Surely, it would appear, stress must be one of the most fattening things outside of a KFC Double Down sandwich. Over the years, the weight-loss industry has tried to cash in on the connection between stress and weight with a variety of miracle slimming pills. Regardless of some misleading claims, the message still is clear: Control your cortisol, control your weight. Simple as that, except it's not even remotely that simple, says Susan Fried, professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and director of the Boston Nutrition and Obesity Research Center.
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Turn your smartphone into the ultimate fitness tracker
Sure, you can shell out between $100-150 for standalone fitness trackers — but chances are, you already carry around an even more powerful tracker: your smartphone. These sensor-packed rectangles may be bigger than your average wrist-worn alternative, but they have all the same capabilities. All you need are the right apps to unlock your phone's fitness-tracking potential.
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Missed our previous issues? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Want work-life balance? Spend more time working out (Inc.)
8 exercise mistakes that could hurt you (The Huffington Post)
Exercise can help even in your 90s (Daily Mail)
Cardio kickboxing and the sport specific connection (By Marcus DeValentino)
Growth opportunities (Health Club Management)

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Design psychology
Health Club Management
Influences from within and outside the fitness sector — from brands, such as Apple to TV programs, such as Grand Designs — mean consumers now are more design-conscious than before. Expectations of a health club or leisure center now are much higher than they were 20 years ago — and a utilitarian approach is no longer enough. Even in the public sector, people now expect a private sector feel — even if they're not prepared to pay the price.
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What can your business learn from Richard Sherman's social media boom?
By Julie Bernhard
Regardless of your sports affiliation, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was the man of the hour Sunday night. The game-winning interception Sherman tipped to Malcolm Smith sent the Seahawks to the Super Bowl. Immediately following the final whistle, every Facebook, Vine and Twitter feed dropped mentions of the Seahawks cornerback — and it wasn't because of his moves. In a postgame interview, Sherman let the world know why no one puts Richard in the corner. While taunting your opponent is not necessarily the classiest way to gain household notoriety, small businesses and brands can take a page out of his marketing playbook.
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Kids' vitamins often surpass daily recommendations
Vitamin supplements marketed for infants and children often contain more than the recommended amount of individual vitamins, according to a new study. Researchers found that in all but one case, the average vitamin content of those supplements exceeded what's recommended.

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Best practices are not the holy grail
By C. Fredrick Crum
How can you dominate or lead in your market by implementing the same practices and solutions everyone else has adopted as best practices? The answer: You don't. The minute something is labeled as a best practice, it's outdated and in need of innovation.

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10 ways your personality affects your weight via The Huffington Post
Whether you're the life of the party, a bookworm or a night owl, your personality plays a surprisingly large role in your ability to slim down. Follow this guide to discover your personality type and use your own characteristics to lose weight and keep it off for good.

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7 ways women can benefit from lifting weights
Think weight lifting is just for men? Think again. There's a strong body of evidence to show that women can see benefits from lifting weights like improving overall health and warding off a variety of age-related ailments. Here are seven ways women might benefit from resistance exercises.
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Lead nurturing 101
By Sladen West
A common mistake among businesses is to automatically siphon all leads the marketing team makes off to the sales team. The sales team may try to act on those leads for a while, but when they find that the majority of those leads are still researching the product, they will quickly become frustrated and dismiss most of the leads sent their way as a waste of time. What is missing in this process is the act of lead nurturing.
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