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Week 5: What to Expect & Lifestyle Focus

You're now entering the final stretch of the Challenge. The momentum and confidence you've gained may push you to meet your goals by the end of the Challenge. This week's focus is designed to help you get the energy boost you need to do just that.

Challenge Inspiration: Managing Stress

I’m conscious of the way I live and do things every day that nourish my body. I eat well, I work out, I try to manage my stress, I get a good sleep in, and together, that does wonders. Ella Woodward | British Food Writer and Entrepreneur

How a Healthy Lifestyle Can Prevent Anger

We've all been there. We've all had moments when hostility, tension, or anger gets built up. Although there may not be a way to prevent feeling that anger – nor should you – living a healthy lifestyle can help you better control and overcome that anger.

Week 4 Lifestyle Focus: Coping with Stress Naturally

Stress is defined as a threat—real or perceived—that alters the homeostasis or state of balance of an organism. The body and mind both react to stress, and in doing so, trigger a host of physiological and behavioral activities. Short-term or acute stress can be good for the body. It's the long-term, chronic stress that can sometimes last for months or years that causes increased physical and mental risks. Yet, improving gut health, drinking certain teas, exercising, and engaging in relaxation activities like meditation can help manage your stress. Read on to learn more.

Challenge Inspiration: Avoiding Injury

Flexibility is crucial to my fitness. Incorporating a good warm-up and cool-down into every session decreases my chance of injury. I use both dynamic and static stretching in my training. I’ve started doing a few yoga sessions which incorporates muscle strength and flexibility. Samantha Stosur | Australian Professional Tennis Player

Why Do Joints Break Down and How Can I Protect Them?

Are aching knees and bad shoulders just part of getting older? Can anything be done to help prevent the deterioration from happening in the first place? Dr. Patrick Kwok discusses your joints, why they break down, and what you can do to protect yourself for decades to come.

Week 3 Lifestyle Focus: How to Avoid Injuries During Your Workouts

Performing at high intensities during a workout places considerable strain, and can cause potential harm, to the body. As a result, learning to be safe during a workout and knowing when to scale a WOD, workout of the day, can help you lower the risk of injury. Moreover, getting enough rest and eating proper nutrients can help you recover and better fuel your body for your next workout.

Shopping Healthy - Championship Style

Getting ready for some grocery shopping? Are you feeling intimidated? Fear is frequently driven by the unknown. So here are some great tips to getting started. Here’s to a brand-new experience at the grocery store.

Lots to Remember Today!

Submission is open for the Recipe Challenge and WOD 2. Today is also the deadline for submitting your starting weight and measurements as well as your scores for the Benchmark Test.
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