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By Jared Rogers Jared Rogers is an Exercise Physiologist & Personal Trainer at the Duke Center for Living at Fearrington.
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    Simple Relaxation Techniques

    September 11, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Soothing stress and taming tension does not have to be complicated. Often, the more complicated one makes it, the less effective the intervention is. One does not have to meditate for long periods of time or abandon all responsibilities and commitments in order to obtain a positive energy balance and peace of mind. Outlined below […]

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    A Dancing Fool

    August 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

    The pouring rain pelted my cotton hoodie as I scrambled through the night towards a large, lighted tent. The ground was muddy and uneven; I had to step carefully to avoid slipping. Zydeco music was roaring out of the tent and the bodies inside moved with frantic energy; some jumped, some shook their hips, others […]

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    Energy Flows Where Attention Goes

    July 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Makia: The third principle of Huna philosophy. Energy flows where attention goes. Likewise, energy follows intention. It is said that 90% of thoughts are repeated from one day to the next. Are yours worth carrying over to tomorrow? What is your mindset each day? Too many dwell on the past and think pessimistic thoughts of […]

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    Taking The First Step To Fitness

    June 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

    “The whole thing just makes me feel really nervous.” I nodded and decided it was best not to smile. “I finally made myself sign up a week ago, and that was difficult enough. Today I sat on my couch and tried to think of as many reasons as I could not to come in. I […]

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    A Tale of Two Spring Adventures

    May 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Two perspectives on personal development.

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    A Role Model

    April 3, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I stood at his bedside and could not say a word. Not one single word. I knew that if I attempted to speak I would break down and cry. It was all I could do just to remember to breathe. There were tubes interlaced all around his body and machines monitoring every possible vital sign. […]

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    Ice Cold Resilience

    March 14, 2014 at 9:08 am

    It is said that your dog is most likely happier than you are. My family has an elderly beagle back home in Indiana, and chances are that as I write this amidst a busy work day – with programs to coordinate, classes to teach, clients to train, and offices to call – he is likely […]

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    A Relentless Pursuit

    February 19, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    “You may now approach the platform.” This command prompts a stone-faced athlete to nod in understanding as he steps towards the judge. He looks down and places his feet thoughtfully underneath the rusted cast iron bar loaded with three times his body weight. There is a tightness wound up in his chest, a laser-like focus […]

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    Warmth In The Darkest Nights

    December 31, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Warmth is golden. A warm breeze gently kisses my cheek as I step out of the front door. I feel it first: it is comforting and inclusive. I smell it second: it smells fresh and dense. Next, I hear it. Warmth opens up silence internally, allowing a world of soothing sounds to be registered within […]

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    The Simplicity Of Well-Being

    December 5, 2013 at 6:00 am

    The Duke Center for Living at Fearrington recently wrapped up a very successful member competition entitled “The Fitness BINGO Challenge.” Members who participated attempted to complete a weekly BINGO playing card. Each box on the card contained a small task related to well-being, and if a member completed five boxes in a row they earned […]