Penny Brooker

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Defining a Personal Strategy

We tend to hear the words "Vision", "Mission", "Strategy", and "Objectives' only in a corporate setting. Indeed, at LinkedIn, these collectively …

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

There’s more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s …

5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence | Inc.com

A key pitch meeting. A critical presentation. A new product roll-out. Whatever you're about to do, it's incredibly important--and you're incredibly nervous. What you need is a quick dose of confidence.<p>While true confidence takes time to develop (because true confidence is based on incremental, …

The 30 Second Habit with a Lifelong Impact

<i></i><p><i></i><p><i>What follows is a beautiful Essentialist practice in a gorgeous piece written by my friend Robyn Scott (one of WIRED's 50 People About to Change the</i> …

Note-Taking

9 Books on Reading and Writing

Hardly anything does one’s mental, spiritual, and creative health more good than resolving to read more and write better. Today’s reading list addresses these parallel aspirations. And since the number of books written about reading and writing likely far exceeds the reading capacity of a single …

4 Things You Need to Know About Planks

While improved strength and muscle tone are reason enough to add planks to your workout routine, this move has many other health benefits that often …

DIY Bootcamp Workout

Save your cash and create your own killer training session with these simple but super-effective circuit ideas<p>1. Jump Rope: Basic<p>A<p><b>A.</b><p>Jump rope as …

4 Food Rules For Strength Training

How your diet should (and shouldn't) change when you amp up your workout routine<p>When it comes to healthy eating for a fit and active lifestyle, certain facts are undeniable: Water is crucial, you can eat as many veggies as you want, and weight loss/maintenance is more a result of diet than …

Nutrition

5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

Running

The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

Exercise

10 Answers to Your Biggest Fitness Questions

Celebrity fitness trainer Simone De La Rue answered your questions in a live Facebook chat. Here's what she had to say.<p>Got questions about fitness? Allow our <i>WH</i> Fit Club celebrity trainer Simone De La Rue to help. We chatted with the celebrity fitness guru in a live Facebook chat, and she was …

Exercise

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Be Your Own Personal Trainer: 4 Tips for Strength Training On Your Own

How to maximize muscle-building time—no giant trainer bill required<p>Six weeks ago, I decided I was ready to inch away from the cardio equipment and pump some iron. I signed up for my gym's six-week training camp program, ETC, so I could tone up and build up my strength-training self-confidence. (You …

Exercise

3 Ways to Get Fit with a Jump Rope

Blast fat, build muscle, and improve cardio—all with a $10 tool.<p>If you haven't jumped rope since grade school, you're missing out. This kid-friendly piece of fitness equipment is portable, simple to use, and takes the work out of working out. No wonder it's earning rave reviews among trainers these …

Workouts

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

Exercise

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …