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Laura D'Aiello
Starvation Mode-Does it Actually Exist?

Starvation Mode-Does it Actually Exist?

  We’ve heard this term “Starvation Mode” before. It’s used to describe the mechanism in your body that keeps you alive, suggesting that when you are depriving yourself of adequate nutrition, your body will gain weight to keep you safe. This is actually not the case. Technically, you can’t make energy out of nothing, so your body doesn’t produce the weight that it gains. There is, however, something actually much more complex at play here. Let's pause for a second and take a look at the human body. The human body is incredibly complex… but it’s not complicated. There are...

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Laura D'Aiello
The Gift of Reflection

The Gift of Reflection

  Gratitude is a word that is loosely thrown around during the holidays. I'm chiming in today with a practice to help you cultivate that gratitude and tap into it more regularly. As the year is coming to a close, we are granted the gift of reflection (should we choose to accept such a gift, of course). It’s easy to get tied up with holiday stress, obligations, and (distant) social engagements—so, I want to invite you to slow down. Instead of focusing on what still needs to be done or goals for the new year, grab a journal, a coach,...

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Laura D'Aiello

More Isn't Better

  "More isn't better. Better is better." This is one of my all-time favorite sayings in training, coaching, and programming. And even outside of the walls of the gym this axiom carries over with tremendous power. MORE ISN'T BETTER...BETTER IS BETTER. Think about that for a minute. When someone asks you- "How do I get stronger?" Is your knee jerk reaction "to do more"? When someone asks you about why a workout only is 15 minutes, is the first thing you do to pack more, more, more into the day? When you are explaining a movement to the class, are...

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Laura D'Aiello
A Deeper Look at Self Regulation

A Deeper Look at Self Regulation

  Here we are, amidst yet another historical time in 2020… would it be too much to ask to not live through something historical this year? Ha ha, but in all reality, I’m ready for it to slow down—but for some reason, I’ve felt guilty slowing down. If you're anything like me, here's your permission: slow down. Stop, even. Take a break. Take a breath. Between an election, a pandemic, constant debates, and more, our nervous systems are on overdrive. You might find that you’re getting forgetful about things, you might find that you’re getting emotional over things that typically...

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