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AHAA Living: Blog, Passport to Keeping Fit while on the Road

Your Passport to Keeping Fit While on the Road

We are rain or shine, snow or sleet, heat wave and blizzard-proof. Our no excuses ethos is a no-brainer when we’re living our lives in the comforts of our homes; but on the road, it hasn’t always been easy. Getting our mileage done has often taken some pre-planning and fancy footwork. Here’s some outside-the-box ideas for you to consider when you have to head out of town for business or pleasure.

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AHAA Living: Blog, Music, Achieve

Music Can Help You Achieve Anything!

Outside of the box office, many of us spend countless hours pairing music with our activities. If we’re stressed out, trying to make a deadline, we might listen to instrumental jazz or classical. If we’re training indoors on our bike trainers, we’ll definitely be loading up the playlist with explosive raps and rock to help energize us from start to stop. If we’re at the starting line of a competitive race, we’ll often hear the race producers pumping upbeat tunes.

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AHAA Living: Blog Klink Coffee Bulldog

This Coffee is a Saint!

“DRINK KLINK. CHANGE LIVES.” That’s what it says on KLINK™’s coffee bean packaging and on their travel mugs. Sounds like what all the other ethical coffee bean producers are selling, so we thought we’d dig deep and ask the KLINK team some questions.

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AHAA Living: WasSUP Stand Up Paddleboarding

WasSUP with this Stand Up Paddling craze?

One cold spring day 6 years ago, while walking the dog along the boardwalk in the Beach, I saw the strangest sight. Some guy was in a wet suit standing on a large surf board – PADDLING! I was intrigued and within months I was the proud owner of a Starboard SUP and ready to try my hand at what is becoming one of the fastest growing sports in North America.

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AHAA Living: Success 101, computer, coffee, notepad, inspired

Success 101

For those of us struggling to juggle it all, the good news is that the achievers have a secret, and it’s a secret most of them don’t hide. Ready for it? They have mentors; they have support teams; they read inspirational books; they take leadership courses; in a nutshell, their success is a team effort.

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AHAA Living: Food Matters, eating healthy

Food Matters

The opening quote of the 2008 documentary FOODMATTERS reads: “Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food” (Hippocrates said that). In the 2010 documentary FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD, a gentleman weighing 429.6 pounds confesses to the camera that he thinks when people look at him that they probably see an angry man, but he says ,“I’m not really angry, I’m just in pain”. He’s in pain because of his food choices.

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AHAA Living: Blog Traction Aids, grip, ice, duenorthtractionaids

Get a Grip! Testing Out Traction Aids

Let’s be honest: every single day, packaging makes or breaks a sale. Although we are taught not to judge a book by its cover, point is, we’re human, and we like nice things! Which brings us to the traction aids we brought home, in spite of their packaging.

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AHAA Living: Blog YOGA Namaste

Namaste

Some of us here at the AHAA studio have been practicing yoga upwards of 20 years. When we started out, we dabbled: a little bit of Hatha here, some Ashtanga there, a meditation workshop, Kripalu, and so on. Each style of yoga offers something unique. Each teacher’s CV and personality are as similar as falling snowflakes – no matches.

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AHAA Living: Pantry Secrets, salad-stirfry

Shhh! Sacred Pantry Secrets Revealed!

We can all picture the scene: it’s past 9pm on a weekday night when you unlock the door to your dark apartment. You’ve been at work since 6am, you skipped lunch, drank way too many coffees or green teas, you skipped your workout, you didn’t make time to pick up dinner, and now it’s too late to order in. You’re nothing short of irritable, tired and hungry. You open the fridge and there’s leftover brown rice, an almost expired bag of pre-cut/pre-washed/ready-to-eat stir-fry vegetables, and a luxurious unopened can of soda water. You root around your fruit basket and actually smile; a small lime, like a rare emerald, is shining for you. Most people would despair at this point, but not you…

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AHAA Living: Travel with Children, vacation

Cheat Sheet! How To Travel with Children: 5 Easy Steps

After much trial and error, we’ve deduced that in order to have a great trip – and still come out friends in the end – you need to adhere to a few simple rules. The kicker: when those other people are your own children, the rulebook gets a little thicker.

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AHAA Living: Big Dreams, Fulfilled: BIKE TIRE

Big Dreams, Fulfilled

Next time you get out of bed and don’t feel like exercising, remember this story. Cyril was born without arms below the elbows and without legs below the knees. He walked on low-tech prosthetics. He came straight up to me and said, “I understand you can help me fulfill my dream. I want to ride a bike.”

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