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45 & Thrive: A new year, and time for a change

As readers who follow this column perhaps might recall from my article from back in September, I am not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. In fact, in that article I argued the position that for many people, September 1st is a more practical and reasonable time of year to

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45 & Thrive: Workplace wellness and why your employer should support it

Most of us spend one-third of our adult lives, and close to half of our waking hours, at work. Our workplaces can range considerably, from almost stagnant, sedentary desk work, to vigorous intense labour, and everything in between. Most of us can’t guarantee that our ‘work’ activities are physically demanding

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45 & Thrive: Gym efficiencies, best practices (and a few no-noes)

If you’ve followed this column for a while, or taken a look at previous articles or blog posts on 45 & Thrive, you’ve probably noticed that I am a strong proponent of efficiency and effectiveness with respect to training and exercise. Minimum Effective Dose (MED), functional strength training, and recognition

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45 and Thrive: HIIT — What it is and why you might consider getting HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is an exercise practice that has been both in the news, and in the gym, a lot lately.  Although this might seem to be a new type of training, HIIT has in fact been around, in one form or another, for more than 100

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45 & Thrive: ‘F.I.T.T.ness’ – A formula for success

  In previous articles, I’ve described both the philosophical orientation of 45 & Thrive as a synthesis of Minimal Effective Dose and Evolutionary Fitness, as well as the Eight Guiding Principles which support this approach to optimizing wellness from mid-life and beyond (available here: Part 1, Part 2). These are

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45 & Thrive: Food and Fitness – Synergy, Energy and Longevity.

  I love food; I love to eat. I enjoy exploring new culinary experiences and, within a few parameters, there is virtually nothing I won’t eat. I don’t feel deprived of any foods, but I do temper my consumption of some foods. So, in this era of dogmatic dieting, what

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