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YETI vs Hydro Flask Review - Which is Better?

YETI vs Hydro Flask – Review and Comparison

The questions everyone wants answered – YETI vs Hydro Flask? Which works better? I put both brands to the test and the results were surprising.

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How to Break a Sugar Addiction

Breaking a sugar addiction is easier than you might think. I’ve done it, and you can too with the help of some discipline and dark chocolate.

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Steve Cotter – Kettlebell Training – a Review

A brief review of Kettlebell Training by Steve Cotter, with an emphasis on the book’s usability as a reference resource for kettlebell training.

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How Not to Die, by Dr. Michael Greger – a Review

How Not to Die by Michael Greger - a Review

“How Not to Die” is certainly a provocative title.  

On the one hand, a title like this could be considered the equivalent of literary clickbait. On the other hand, it makes a great eye-catcher and it certainly worked to grab my attention. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger MD discusses the state of current research on fifteen top causes of premature death in the U.S. and explains how changes in diet and lifestyle, namely eliminating animal products from your diet, can be more effective than medications and supplements for the prevention and reversal of disease. Does he succeed in making his case? Read on to find out.

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DIY Wobble Board for Faster Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation

wobble board with tape finish

Build Your Balance with a Balance Board You Build

I had the misfortune of rolling my ankle at the end of July 2016, so all experiments involving physical activity came to an abrupt halt for a time. I wish I could say I rolled it doing something cool, but I can’t. I was stepping off the edge of my garage (a height of about 1.5 inches) while carrying a large cumbersome box and my foot somehow landed wrong. Danger lurks everywhere! After an initial period of following the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, elevation), I spent the next two days alternating between application of ice and heat to help keep the swelling to a minimum. After that, the focus was on getting back on my feet as quickly as possible, both literally and figuratively. My research led me to a quirky tool called a wobble board, read on to learn how to build your own and how I used mine to help rehabilitate my sprained ankle.

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Bite the Bullet and Try Bulletproof Matcha Tea Today

Green Goo That’s Good For You

I’m going to just come out and say it – I’m not a big fan of coffee.

Blasphemy! Heresy! Apostasy!

Whatever. I’ve never developed a taste for the bitterness of roasted coffee, so I typically choose tea instead. When the bulletproof coffee craze came along, I gave it a try because I figured the fat would help cut the bitterness. It does in fact help cut the bitterness and I drank bulletproof coffee regularly for a time as a morning meal replacement to help ease my transition to intermittent fasting  (no eating between 7pm-11am). Once I had fully transitioned I went back to drinking tea, but I missed the smooth buttery taste of bulletproof coffee. Sadly, none of the teas I like really jive with being mixed with fats. Then I found matcha and everything changed. Read on to find out how.

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