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Insider Secret #3: Give It a Break and Have Fun!

Recess. The word instantly takes me back to fourth grade. My eyes light up and my smile widens at the very thought of it! The very mention of it to the audiences I address at health and wellness conferences elicit a visceral response. Recess: that fun, social time of the school day when you were free to run, be outdoors, socialize with your friends, and get a break from your studies. Throughout my 30 years in the health and wellness industry, I observed that when people are having fun with the new changes they are attempting to make, whether that is increased physical activity, healthier eating, or stress reduction, they were more successful at maintaining or sustaining change. ...

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