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Holding the Cards

By Ben Smith, Lead Health Coach at Fitness Interactive Experience “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” -Jack London The game of poker is a great metaphor for life. Luck vs. Skill is a lot like Nature vs. Nurture. We’re all dealt a certain “hand” of genes, but the decisions we make throughout our lives can have a tremendous impact on the expression of those genes. Poker makes a great […]

Beat the Heat!

By Ben Smith, Lead Health Coach at Fitness Interactive Experience Stay hydrated. It’s advice you hear often, particularly when the temperature is on the rise in the Summer. How much water do you need to drink to stay hydrated? What impact does dehydration (both mild and severe) have on your body? What’s an easy way to tell whether or not I’m properly hydrated? These are the questions I’ll attempt to answer in this article. It’s helpful to know that every […]

Games, Health and Habits

By Ben Smith, Lead Health Coach at Fitness Interactive Experience The words “Game” and “Work” evoke very different connotations for most people. Games are most often associated with structured play for their own enjoyment, while work may be viewed as drudgery that’s associated with completing a task, but doesn’t necessarily entail achieving a particular result. Depending upon your point of view, exercise and achieving a healthy lifestyle may fall into the “Work” or “Game/Play” category. I’d argue that if you […]

‘Tis the Season…

By Ben Smith, Lead Health Coach at Fitness Interactive Experience ‘Tis the season for holiday cheer AND adding a few more pounds. The stretch from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day sees more weight gain than any other equivalent time period throughout the year. On average we each gain 1-2 pounds during the holiday season. What’s a couple of pounds you might ask? Well, over the course of a decade it could lead to serious health implications. So how do you […]

Proven Strategies for Achieving Your Goals

By Ben Smith, Lead Health Coach at Fitness Interactive Experience “What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” -Viktor Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning As Viktor Frankl, the best selling author, concentration camp survivor and renowned neurologist argued, we’re all here […]