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Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn

Ryan was a personal trainer before coming on to the Active Living team. He enjoys training and advising people on how to reach their maximum fitness potential. He's also written two books, one of which is his "7 Day Fitness Challenge."


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Looking to lose about 10 pounds? Here's 5 simple things you can start doing right now that'll help:

  • 1. Take a 20 minute walk up the street each morning before work.
  • 2. Eliminate sodas and replace juice with actual fruit to avoid sugar and increase water intake.
  • 3. Make sure to eat 4 meals a day and avoid snacking on things like chocolate or chips in between meals.
  • 4. Try making vegetables and fruits half of your meal. Eating raw vegetables and fruits increases the vitamin benefits.
  • 5. Increase your fiber intake. Having a fiber rich breakfast helps with cleansing your body later in the day.

The Importance of Drinking Water

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Drinking water is a crucial daily activity. Our bodies are made up of about 70% water and we lose water through everyday actions such as breathing, sweating, and going to the bathroom. If we don't make up for the water loss then we become dehydrated which can cause fatigue, headaches, dry skin, etc. In order to achieve a state of maximum energy you'll need to consistently supply your body with water so that it can continue to function properly. Drinking water also comes with a few health benefits, which include:

  • • Weight Loss
  • • Improved Energy
  • • Reduced Risk of Cancer

Make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to improve daily life.

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Ten Easy Workouts

Keeping in shape is an important activity which ultimately promotes longer life and makes us much more productive. However if you're like most of us, working out is usually at the bottom of your to do list. I've written down ten simple workouts that can help you get into the exercise cycle without you having to visit the gym daily.

  • 1. Bike Riding
  • 2. Jogging
  • 3. Jumping Jacks
  • 4. Push Ups
  • 5. Squats
  • 6. Cruches
  • 7. Lunges
  • 8. Hand Stretches
  • 9. Walking
  • 10. Shoulder Raises