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Components of Habit: Part I

Humans truly are “creatures of habit”, if the creature portion of this quote refers to evolutionary survival dynamics that is. Our brain has a limited capacity to devote towards mental tasks. The goal of our basal ganglia (region of the brain where pattern recognition happens) is to make things we do often automatic behaviors (habits)…

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May 27, 2015
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Striving for the “Best”

Last year, you may have recalled a contest we participated in known as “Best of RI”. This contest, put on by Rhode Island Monthly, happens once a year and features the best of the best across Rhode Island. Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it certainly has a lot to offer! Here’s how…

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April 7, 2015
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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Have you ever heard of the phrase, “sitting is the new smoking”? For many of us, our daily activities require us to be sitting for the majority of the day. We sit in traffic on our way to and from work, we sit at an office desk continuously and tirelessly trying to meet deadlines, and…

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March 22, 2015
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Spring Fever

Living in New England, we bet everyone can agree that these last few weeks have been completely brutal. Between the snow and the bitterness in the air that feels like a smack in the face as soon as you walk outside, we have all basically had enough of this winter. But, hey, who could blame…

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February 26, 2015
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Introducing the Stationary Lunge

For this week’s blog post, we’d like to discuss an exercise that not only do we love, but one that can be done just about anywhere and by anyone. Meet the stationary lunge. The stationary lunge is an exercise that focuses on strengthening the lower parts of our bodies. Anything from glutes to quadriceps can…

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February 18, 2015