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Fun with your Brain (1of 4) Who's smarter? Men or Women?

brain health relationship Jul 24, 2018

Welcome to Foolish Insights! We are the Foolish Couple, Andrew & Minna, nutrition coaches and success mentors. We created FoCo Academy to guide and mentor people like you to achieve true health and healthy relationships through nutrition, exercise, mindset and lifestyle changes. 

 For our blog this week, we're going to cover a variety of topics focused on one important part of your body: your Brain.

If you have watched our free training series "Time for Health" then you’d know that the Brain is the first thing that we talked about in our BARS system. If you have not watched it we strongly suggest that you follow the link here and get access to our video series. It is 100% free and it is full of health information and actionable steps that you can take so that you can become healthier.

Now to kick off our Brain series, let’s first talk about the universal debate between the sexes. 

Who’s smarter? Men or women?


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All About Coffee

coffee health Jul 17, 2018

 Hi I’m Andrew, 

 And I ‘m Minna

We are nutrition coaches and success mentors. We created the FoCo Academy to teach and mentor people like you to achieve true health and healthy relationships through nutrition, exercise, mindset and lifestyle changes. 


 As a consultant I regularly go to client’s sites to work. Some of the workplaces in Silicon Valley have everything.


They give you breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks in between, coke machines, energy drink machines, candies, nuts, espresso bars, everything. And then there are some offices where they only provide coffee and water.


So one time I was at this particular office where the people has been complaining about their coffee for a while and one day, while I was working at my desk, I saw a lot of the workers made their way towards their lunch room and since it wasn’t lunch time it is a little strange. But I kept on working and then I...

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Are YOU exercising and eating right for your Body Type?


Hi I’m Andrew, nutrition coach and success trainer.

We created the FoCo Academy to teach and mentor people like you to achieve true health and healthy relationships through nutrition, exercise, mindset and lifestyle changes.

We are in the full swing of summer, school is out and I am sure everyone is ready to hit the beach and the pool parties.

 You may be scrambling to lose a few pounds so that you can look good in your swimsuits, so you try a new fad diet, some “super food” or some crazy “sweat till you drop” kind of work out program.

 But are you eating or exercising for YOUR particular body type?

I am not talking the apple, pear, hourglass, rectangle or what other terms people came up with to describe different body shapes. I am talking about something more scientific.

Different body types require different training and nutrition. [Tweet this]

You may have tried some exercise program your skinny friend has tried. One that she sweared...

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5 Steps to Younger Looking Skin



Hello! We are the Foolish Couple. I am Andrew

And I am Minna. We are the founders of the Foco Academy and we mentor people like you to achieve true health and healthy relationships through nutrition, exercise, mindset and lifestyle changes.

Summer is finally here! And for us here in California, it means 14 hours of sunshine. So this week, we are going to talk about the 5 things you need to do right now to get Younger Looking Skin.

Now before all the ‘Men’ switch out of this video thinking this blog is for women, you are so totally, absolutely wrong.


You may not believe it, but men have skin too. We all have a face and men need to take care of their skin just like women do.


The No 1 thing to looking younger is Skincare.

Skincare is not putting on makeup. In fact, it is quite the opposite. It is about taking care of your skin so that you look younger, more attractive and more confident.

When you take care of your skin properly, it will do a few things...

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5 unexpected ways to find more time



I'm Minna and I am a Co-founder of the FOCO Academy and we mentor people like you to achieve true health and healthy relationships through nutrition, exercise, mindset and lifestyle changes.

A few years ago, I gave a lunch talk to a non-profit women’s group and the topic was called the 8 ways to infinite productivity. The methods that I talked about during that hour-long talk was really quite profound because of its simplicity and how easy it was to implement. 

So here I’m re-iterating some of the high points of that talk and to give you the highlights of what I’ve talked about. 

The 5 things that I’m going to mention here, if you are not already doing it, once you start implementing these 5 things you will notice a significant improvement in your productivity.

 And while they may sound counter intuitive, they work extremely well. So here’s the 5 ways.


No. 1, and we’ve been talking about it a lot in many of...

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5 Reasons Why you KEEP Failing to make lasting changes and How to get around it



We are the Foolish Couple, Andrew and Minna.

We are the founders of the Foco Academy, business consultants, health coaches and success mentors. We help people like you achieve success in health and relationships.  

When’s the last time you actually did something good for yourself such as starting a new good habit?

What did you do?

Did you try eating a cleaner, more organic diet?

Did you try doing exercises to lose weight or to just get in better shape?

 Did you try doing something challenging, either mentally or physically?

How did you feel?  

Did you feel good? Were you happy? Satisfied? Fulfilled? Excited? Thrilled? Did you feel alive? Strong? 

What happened after? Do you want to do it again? Did you do it again?

Were you able to adopt that as a new habit? Or did you bounce back to your old, bad habits?


 The truth is, there are many things that we would try once or twice, because we know that it would be good for...

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5 Ways to Happiness



Hey hey We are the Foolish Couple. I am Andrew

And I am Minna.

We are the founders of the Foco Academy, business consultants, health coaches and success mentors. We help people like you to achieve success in health and relationships.

This week we’re actually on vacation, visiting the beautiful Vancouver British Columbia so we’re keeping this one casual.

Recently I’ve got a comment from someone that I worked with, and she actually told me that I am the happiest person she’s ever met. And that got me thinking. Why am I always happy? Why are we happy?

And it actually took us a while to come up with these 5 things that makes us happy, and we believe that these 5 things is the foundation to pretty much everyone’s happiness. And these are actually pretty simple things that anyone can do. So let’s get started with our first thing.

The first thing that makes anyone happy, is, GRATITUDE.

You may have heard this before, you know, Oprah praising the...

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5 ways on How to be a Better Wife


  Hello, I am Minna from the Foolish Couple, founder of the FoCoAcademy, business consultant and transformation coach. 

Last week my husband Andy talked about the 5 ways on how a man can be a better husband. And he’s got a lot of response and comments from, well, a lot of women, wives, and they loved it.  

 So this week, I’m going to flip this around, and talk about the 5 ways to be a better wife. Now I’m not saying I’m the perfect wife. In fact, I’m pretty far from it. But my mistake is a lesson for you. And, well, I’ve made a lot of mistakes. 

 When we first moved from Canada to San Francisco, he had just sold his business and I had just landed my new consulting job here. So he became the househusband while I went to work.  

 And throughout my career, I’ve worked on many different projects for companies of all sizes and a wide variety of industries. One thing that is common, at least...

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5 ways on How to be a Better Husband and Partner


Hi, This is Andrew from the Foolish Couple. We help couples achieve healthier relationships through nutrition, exercise, mindset and lifestyles.

 Hey, So I get asked this question so many times, I decided to make a video about it. The question is how can I be a better husband? In this video, I will share with you the 5 ways you can be a better husband and partner.

 The other day we went out for dinner with a bunch of friends, and we went to this Chinese restaurant where we would eat family style. And we ordered a whole bunch of food. We started off with an Asian chicken salad, and then roast duck, vegetables and so on. And there’s also freshly steamed prawns and spicy crab.

 Sounds yummy right? Well, both Minna and me love it too. Minna, my wife, is good in a lot of things, but she has no clue how to eat seafood. She is a little OCD so she hates peeling the shell off the prawns and she has absolutely no clue how to eat the crab unless someone takes out the meat...

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What color is your health?


Welcome to Insights by the Foolish Couple. My name is Andrew, and I am one of the foolish couple.

 I love driving and I’ve been driving since I was 16 years old. I’ve driven in many different states and countries. Now while some of the local traffic rules may be different, one thing is universal across the board.

Traffic lights.

Almost all of them have Red, yellow, and green lights.

Green means go and red means stop.

What about the yellow light?

Well, generally, you are supposed to slow down and stop before the light turns red.

But, nowadays, I’ve noticed that a lot of people actually run the yellow light, sometimes they run right into a solid red light.

Now I don’t have to tell you how dangerous that is. I’ve known multiple friends and family, myself included that had car accidents because of people running red lights.

But did you know that the different color traffic lights can apply to your health too?

Are you on a GREEN light? Or are you...

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