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Mindset

Mindset Tips to Push Through High-Pressure Moments

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Trevor Moawad, vice president of pro and elite sports at EXOS, has years of experience working with top college and professional athletes and corporate clients. This year, he notably worked with top draftees, including #1 pick Jadeveon Clowney, #2 pick Greg Robinson, and #3 pick Blake Bortles. He sat down with Ilan Mochari from Inc. magazine to share his four keys for dealing with high-pressure moments. Check out the excerpts below to harness your winning mindset.

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Tags: Focus, Goals, Planning, Pressure

Nutrition

What are the Healthiest Cuts of Red Meat?

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Red meat, eaten in moderation, can add a punch of muscle-building protein to your diet. But with so many choices, it can be hard to know which cuts are the best. Use these simple guidelines to choose the best meat possible.

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Tags: Health, Cooking, Food, Protein

Well at Work

Survey: American Employees Skipping Vacation Days for Work

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Did you take all of your vacation days last year? If so, you're in the minority among workers whose companies offered paid time off, according to researchers at Glassdoor, an employment website. 

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Tags: Health, Work

Nutrition

What is the 80/20 Rule?

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While eating clean, or choosing minimally processed, natural foods, can help you lose weight, boost energy, and improve performance, it can be a challenge to eat perfectly all the time. Many of us go days, weeks, months, or even years without even putting much thought into what we’re eating. By the time we do think about it, we’re often so overwhelmed that we go in the other direction and try to eat too perfectly, which isn’t sustainable. No one is perfect, and putting that kind of pressure on yourself can lead to unhealthy habits. The solution: Adopt the 80/20 mindset.

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Tags: Food, Nutrients, Health

Nutrition

7 Fresh Juices to Start Your Day

The average grocery store juice you can buy off the shelf is high in sugar and preservatives. Enjoy tastier (and healthier) juices by making them right in your own kitchen. All you need is a juicer. Juice these fruit and veggie combos and drink them up to kickstart your day. Click on the image above for seven healthy juice recipes.

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Tags: Beverages, Recipes

Well at Work

Health News: Exercise Can Alleviate Work-Life Balance Stress

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Is the tug-of-war between work and home life stressing you out? There's a simple way to combat it, according to a new study published in the journal Human Resources Management. The solution: Lace up your gym shoes and work out.

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Tags: Stress, Home, Work, Family, Pressure

Play Better

Hydration Tips for Soliders

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Staying hydrated can be a challenge for military personnel who often deal with hot, dry conditions over long periods. Factor in long-sleeved, layered uniforms and heavy rucksacks, and it’s tough to fend off dehydration. But with proper planning, it’s possible not only to avoid dehydration but also to improve performance by staying adequately hydrated, says Bob Calvin, a performance nutritionist at EXOS, who has worked extensively with the military. Here are four key strategies to do just that.

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Tags: Hydration, Beverages, Military

Nutrition

Study: Downing Diet Soda May Increase Snacking

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What we drink has a major impact on our overall health, and it's a sticking point for many people trying to clean up their diet. As a first step, many people opt for diet sodas over their favorite canned beverage. It's diet, so it might be better, right? Not so fast, says a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Drinking diet drinks can actually lead to more frequent and less healthy snacking habits.

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Tags: Calories, Beverages, Health, Snacks

Play Better

3 Drills to Improve Your Reaction Time

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An athlete’s reaction to a stimulus—like a sprinter’s response to the starting gun—is an inherent ability to ignite dynamic action. But that organic movement involves a variety of outside influences, including practice, experience, anticipation, strength, and coordination. Each athlete has a built-in, limited time range to react, but there is plenty of room for improvement. To do just that, try incorporating the agility and speed exercises below into your training regimen.

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Tags: Sports Performance, Reaction

Live Better

America: A Nation of Couch Potatoes

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While many studies have shown that sitting is bad for our bodies, most Americans are struggling to get enough movement into their day. In a new study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers found that the average person is getting less than two minutes of activity per day. 

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Tags: Weight Loss, Women, Health

Blogs

Movement

Mark Verstegen’s Hip-Strengthening Workout for Women

Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.

Live Better

Feeling Uninspired? Take a Walk

When you feel your creativity lacking, taking a walk can help you find inspiration, according to a small study from Stanford University researchers.

Nutrition

3 Steps to World Cup-Worthy Pregame Nutrition

Follow this three-step nutrition plan to improve your focus, boost energy, and power your performance

Well at Work

Survey: American Employees Skipping Vacation Days for Work

A new survey found that only 25 percent of employees with paid time off took advantage of it in 2013.

The Performance Life

5 Tips to Build Teamwork and Fun Through Obstacle Racing

Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.