Billy The Coach
February 2012
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SUPER BOWL WINNER... THE NFL
By Billy the Coach

Congratulations to the New York Giants for their Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots. Both teams showed up, executed their game plans and at the end of 4 quarters the Giants had played just a little bit better. Often times, it is that "little bit" that separates the winners from the losers.

But the real winner in all of this is really the NFL. Whether or not you are a football fan, you have to tip your hat to an organization that knows how to deliver a product that people love.  Unlike the NBA, MLB or the NHL, the National Football League operates on an entirely higher level of passion, professionalism and profitability.

In a year when a labor dispute between players and owners threatened to cancel the entire 2011-2012 season, both sides came together, resolved their issues and proceeded towards a Super Bowl that was watched by an estimated 100 million people. Not a bad ending to a rocky start.

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Health News Highlights

IS YOUR PERSONALITY MAKING YOU PUT ON POUNDS?
In the study, those who scored high on neuroticism—the tendency to easily experience negative emotions—and low on conscientiousness, or being organized and disciplined, were the most likely to be overweight and obese.
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DEFINE YOUR WELLNESS MISSION
Changes in any behavior, including exercise and food consumption behaviors, must be preceded by changes in the way we think. This "pathway" of change can be more clearly understood by viewing this interesting video revealing the way the brain replaces one behavior with another. 
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BICYCLE MAGICIAN
Watch what Danny MacAskill can do on a bicycle, and you will see one more example of how difficult it is to measure the extent of human ability. Whether on a bike or in your business, realize that most boundaries are created by us, not imposed upon us. (BTW...if you take heart medications, you may want to take them BEFORE watching this....ha!)
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LESS JOBS, MORE TWINKIES
Rest easy, Twinkie lovers: Hostess Brands, the storied American manufacturer of snack cakes, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday, but said it will continue to churn out Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and other iconic products.

"Throughout the proceeding, we're going to operate business as normal," said Hostess spokesman Erik Halvorson. "They'll keep making Twinkies."
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WHY EATING FAT DOESN'T MAKE YOU FAT
It’s time to let go of your fear of fat. Just like cholesterol, there are both good and bad types of fat, and including the right types of fat into your diet is a key player in overall health and wellbeing. Fat is an essential nutrient, and our bodies need it to function. 
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HEALTHY SLEEP TIPS
Sleep is an essential element of overall health. Just how much sleep we need varies from one individual to another. Regardless of how much sleep we need, these 10 tips will help improve the quality of the sleep you get.
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