40% of what we do every day isn’t a decision — it’s a habit. Research from Duke University shows that If we can learn to control a few of our naughtier behaviors, we can change our lives. Easier said than done? According to Charles Duhigg’s, author of “The Power of Habit”, the secret to developing healthier and happier habits is: Do Less. “You don’t need to overhaul your […]

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Sluggish? Finding it hard to get motivated? Maybe you don’t have the right goals. According to Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and Brain, by John Ratey,  “I want to lose 15 lbs” or “I want to look 10 year younger” are self-defeating goals: “If you want to boost your energy levels, tweak your goals to be more […]

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Mojo Friends, According to Brendon Burchard, author of “The Motivation Manifesto”, wishing for motivation before you attempt something is a backward form of thinking. Motivation only comes after you have expended the effort and enjoyed positive consequences: “The way our brain works is that dopamine triggers feel good chemicals in our brain, so the motivation really doesn’t come until after […]

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Mojo Friends, “You create your world with what you pay attention to. There are a million things happening right now: some good, some bad. Focus on the bad and life’s not going to seem so hot. Focus on the good and whaddya know — the world’s suddenly a much better place.” Eric Barker Seize the year! Start fresh with […]

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Last weekend, Haidee Sullivan, our low impact fitness phenom, turned a stunning 63 yrs. Every now and then, I like to share the simple phrase she says is her secret to a strong and energetic physique: Don’t stop! Like all of us, Haidee has been side tracked with time constraints, various ailments and temptations, but she made a pact with herself  to […]

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Mojo Friends, Too sore, too tired, Too _____ to exercise? No excuses! According to  Domenica Hottenstein, a brain rehabilitation specialist at Bryn Mawr Rehab, “We believe daily exercise is paramount in the rehabilitation process. I work with patients with brain or joint injuries and my job is to make sure every patient gets exercise everyday – even if they are unable to move […]

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Last week, a middle-aged female acquaintance shared with me a frustration with her growing middle. She said that she and her friend walked a couple times a week and were “still not losing any weight”. When I asked if she walked briskly, used purposeful arm movements and attained “slightly out of breath” conversations – I […]

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Calorie-wise the holiday temptations begin with Halloween and careen straight through January 1st. No need to stress about it, enjoy it! Know your numbers, do the work, and stay on track. You will be amazed at how much more rewarding, memorable and delicious the holiday season can be. The numbers: It takes 3,500 extra calories […]

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Since I’ve had the pleasure of shaking it up with your more playful selves, it can be a challenge to imagine some of you in a more serious mode (not that I’m complaining!) Dr. Kate Wunner is one of those people. A regular 2xs a week Mojo friend, Kate is adventurous, feisty and full of […]

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I’ve had a number of Mojo friends say they’d like to re-boot their booty. I’m glad to oblige! It would help to review a few facts: The Gluteus Maximus, is the largest muscle and strongest muscle in our body No matter its shape, the glutes have a tendency to morph later in life because of shifting hormones […]

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