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How Navy SEALs Conquer Fear and Anxiety

The training kicks in. Take a second to think about what made you stressed or anxious last week. Deadlines, traffic, a long grocery line, or some social situations are everyday trivial stressors, but your brain’s amygdala processes them as life-or-death threats. Stress just means resistance or pressure. We need stress to grow as humans; it […]

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A Navy SEAL Commander’s Advice on Developing Mental Toughness

Make positive choices during your weakest moments. Do life’s events appear random and outside your control? Perhaps you think or say phrases like “I’m stressed,” “this job is killing me,” or “I need a drink.” Do you shrink into yourself, or even quit, when things go sideways? Maybe you get emotionally overwhelmed, and let fear, […]

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Top 6 Lower Body Strength Training Exercises

Your body is a temple. And it starts on the ground floor. Arms and abs might move magazine covers, but it’s seven billion lower bodies that move the world. From your feet to the small of your back rests the engine of peak performance, whether it’s just the activities of daily living or a matter […]

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Best Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

It’s not called your center of gravity for nothing. Whatever it is you want to do, your core is involved, and strengthening your core makes you better at it. A tougher center of gravity makes you a less resistible force and a less movable object no matter what you’re involved in. A stronger, healthier core […]

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Is It Time to Overhaul Your Diet?

Overhauling your diet is not an easy task—the availability of cheap food and the ingredients used to make that food make it tough. Consider the statistics that shed light on the uphill battle: some 45 million Americans each year try a diet, spending an estimated $33 billion on weight loss products. So in winning the […]

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The Mark Divine BLOG: Developing Heart

Developing Heart   January 8th marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of Kokoro Yoga ™. Kokoro, from Japanese culture, means “heart” and would translate better as “spirit” or “wholeness.” The term caught my attention when I considered what happened to the warrior-athletes who boldly step into the crucible experience of our SEALFIT 50-hour camp. […]

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The Mark Divine BLOG: Simple Is Not Easy

Simple is Not Easy Once upon a time a benevolent ruler, interested in educating his subjects, sent his wise men into his realms to discover the meaning of life. They returned a year later with seventeen volumes of information. Thinking there must be a simpler truth, he ordered them to condense it to a single […]

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