Jun 28, 2013

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The Fitness Industry, the Health Industry, the Cosmetic Industry — it’s the Happiness Industry....

The Fitness Industry, the Health Industry, the Cosmetic Industry — it’s the Happiness Industry.

The other day, I was on a website called Tumblr. We’ve got a blog there, perhaps you’ve seen it, or even follow us on there: Muscle Motivation Nation. Now as I scrolled through, I came to a sudden realization. The names of so many people’s blogs on here correlated fitness, or health, or beauty directly to happiness. Like there’s this implication that if you get healthy, or get good looking, that you are going to be happy. Hate to burst your bubble But that is not the case. There is plenty of misery to be had for healthy people, long living people, fit people and beautiful people all the same. In fact, if you’re doing fitness and get a great body purely for superficial reasons to get external validation from others about how good you look, we promise you will be miserable. Some of the most miserable people we’ve ever met in our lives looked incredible. Being measured just by your physical attractiveness your whole life is no way to live. If you do this and keep it up because you want to look good for anybody else, let us tell you, you will fail. Even if your body becomes a body people idolize, you will never be happy like that. Good looks and fitness do not just make you happy once you achieve some fantasized goal. It’s the same deal with health Being healthy, being able to live a long life, will in no way shape or form guarantee that you’ll ever be happy. It won’t even make it significantly more probable. You want proof that no one believes that living a long life makes you happy? Read every single story and watch every single movie that talks about people being immortal, vampires, Elves from Lord of the Rings, that movie Everlasting Tuck. If you lived a really long life, you would experience more than the average lifetime of suffering. Now we know being healthy is more like adding 5 to 10 years onto the end of your life, not 200. Even so, we subscribe to a belief that some of the best lives that have been lived are lived hard and fast; if that lasts a long time then it’s a bonus. What we’re saying though is, what part about filling your...

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Jun 22, 2013

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99 reasons why you should workout and eat well

1. Because it just fucking feels good. 2. Because if it doesn’t feel good you should learn to love being in discomfort. 3. Because you’ll look more attractive. 4. Because there’s no rational reason someone would want to not be healthy. 5. Because it makes you strong. 6. Because it makes you tough. 7. Because your future and/or current children deserve to have parents like superman and wonder woman. 8. Because that cute guy/girl you like at the gym might be there, and today might be the day they notice all them gains. 9. Because you want to be more of an animal than animals are. 10. Because that one kid called you fat in middle school. 11. Because you want to prove people wrong. 12. Because you want people who haven’t seen you in 10 years to look at you in shock and awe, not pity. 13. Because unless you have someone waiting on you for sex right now the pump is the next best thing. 14. Because being the “person who works out a lot” stereotype is the coolest fucking stereotype. 15. Because being able to squat or deadlift twice your body weight is fucking cool. 16. Because it’d be a shame to never know what you can accomplish. 17. Because you’re probably not doing anything that important anyways. 18. Because it just sounds kind of like common sense that you should do it, doesn’t it? 19. Because a strong mind is fostered by a strong body. 20. Because people are either unable to workout because of a disease, or they are diseased because they refused to workout. Either way it’s not in the picture. 21. Because God didn’t give you a body to just waste it. 22. Because if you don’t believe in God there’s a lot of fucking awesome things that still must’ve went into creating your existence and it’s a waste to look at all those crazy ass odds and just sit on the couch eating bon-bons. 23. Because being the greatest human being you can be is impossible without health and being fit. 24. Because it’s a direct correlation to success in life. 25. Because it shows you that goals can be a binary equation. You put the effort in, you hit the weight, you succeed. 26. Because...

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Jun 14, 2013

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What serotonin is and how to develop more natural serotonin...

What’s serotonin? Serotonin is developed by the amino acid Tryptophan. It mostly helps regulate your mood, your appetite, and your sleep schedules, although there have also been studies showing it has regulatory effects in bone density, social gauging, blood clotting and aging. Serotonin is one of the “feel-good” hormones, dopamine being another. Serotonin has been related to drugs like MDMA(Ecstasy), Psychedelic Mushrooms, and LSD. It’s supposed to be the more relaxed, calming and peaceful of the two hormones....

Jun 10, 2013

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It’s not shallow to be shallow....

It’s not shallow to be shallow.

A lot of people tend to have this attitude about bodies and faces. People look at bodies and faces and act as if it’s not equally as important as a person’s mind. This happens in all aspects of people’s attitudes and how they act. So let’s get this straightened out right now, and read this through to the end. When people are working or busy in life, they sit there and make these excuses about how they don’t...

Jun 3, 2013

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What Your Body Does and is — is Amazing...

In fitness and health, people have this tendency to despise what their body does, or what their body looks like. We want you to take a minute right here to remember that your body is incredible. Women and men alike have lots of self confidence issues about how their body looks, or what their body does. It’s important though, that despite all of your perceived negatives, there’s a very specific reason your body does that. If you are...

May 28, 2013

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Daily Dose of Fitness Pic

Always let them see you sweat!...

May 26, 2013

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At Home Workouts. How to Build Real Muscle Doing Weightlifting at Home....

If you’re reading this, chances are for some reason or another you want or need to workout without a gym. Whether you can’t afford a gym membership, gyms are too far, you’re travelling, bad for your schedule, etc. Whatever it is, you do not need to submit yourself to pounding out rep after rep of bodyweight exercises just to get your swole on. Don’t get us wrong, we love bodyweight exercises and think you should do lots of...