Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

“How brain cancer made me even more determined to accomplish my life goals” (step 5 of my 8-step plan to get you back on track towards pursuing the life you envision despite a cancer diagnosis or other major life-altering event). STEP 5: Commit to your goals and put your money where your mouth is! Recruit […]

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Pyramid Workout

Here is a FUN workout variation called Pyramid   Do two exercises and keep alternating as you increase the work to rest ratio. The timer increases and then decreases just like a pyramid. Entire set takes about 5 minutes. I created this timer with built in intervals in an app called Seconds Pro: http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/7934246-pyramid   […]

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Nobody is Guaranteed Tomorrow

  “How brain cancer made me prioritize my life goals” (step 4 of my 8-step plan to get you back on track towards pursuing the life you envision despite a cancer diagnosis or other major life-altering event).   STEP 4: Declare your goal(s) and take your first action step! Mark them down on your calendar […]

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Nestor Strong

  Read more about Nestor’s story in the July 2016 Cancer Awareness issue of Endurance Magazine here: http://magazine.endurancemag.com/HTML5/Endurance-Magazine-LLC-Endurance-Magazine-July-2016   Thanks to the life-saving, first-class medical care that Duke has provided, Nestor has resumed many of his favorite physical activities, including long distance running and hiking. On April 1st, 2017, he successfully completed the Umstead 100-Mile […]

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7 Ways to Be Happy

  If you struggle to find happiness in life you aren’t alone. We all go through periods where we may struggle to be happy. Happiness is in us all the time but we lose track of it. We are distracted by constantly trying to do stuff and climb the corporate ladder.   The definition of […]

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Keeping it Real: The Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners and Why You Should Always Use the Real Thing

  In a previous post I talked about the various names and dangers of a high intake of sugar in our bodies (http://becomepowerful.com/2018/02/01/sugar-by-any-other-name/ ). It bears repeating that added hidden sugars should be avoided as much as possible. So where should you turn? Sugar substitutions seem to be a “no brainier” right? Processed sugar leads to […]

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Picking Up the Torch

“How brain cancer put my life goals into focus” (step 3 of my 8-step plan to get you back on track towards pursuing the life you envision despite a cancer diagnosis or other major life-altering event).   STEP 3: Identify your goal(s). What goals did I have prior to my diagnosis? What goals do I […]

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Chasing The Man Bod: Secret #4 Sleep

    Your body grows and repairs during the rest phase of your workouts. Most specifically, this happens at night when you are sleeping. Let’s take a deeper dive into the benefits of getting your ZZZZZZ’s at night.   Growth hormone helps restore and rebuild body tissues and muscles. Seventy-five percent of growth hormone is […]

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