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Aug 31, 2016

Mary Jaksch of GoodLifeZen.com shares how mindfulness can take you from stress to serenity.

Episode 33: Mindfulness: How to Turn Stress Into Serenity by Mary Jaksch of Good Life Zen (Meditation Podcast for Personal Growth).

Mary Jaksch is an authorized Zen master (Diamond Sangha lineage), psychotherapist, and author. She has two nationalities,--English and German--and lives in New Zealand. She's the mother of a grown-up son and lives happily ever after with her partner David. She's been awarded an MA in Religious Studies, holds a 4th Dan Blackbelt in karate, started professional life as a flautist and loves dancing Argentine tango in skimpy dresses.

The original post is located here: http://goodlifezen.com/mindfulness-how-to-turn-stress-into-serenity

Aug 30, 2016

Ben Greenfield talks about why you're probably eating more protein than you need, plus Dr. Neal's commentary.

Episode 32: Why You're Probably Eating More Protein Than You Need by Ben Greenfield of Ben Greenfield Fitness (For Model Health).

Author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training“, Ben Greenfield’s balanced approach to fitness, nutrition and health comes from his extensive experience in the fitness and wellness industry as one of the country’s leading personal trainers and wellness consultants. In 2008, Ben was nominated by the NSCA as America’s top personal trainer, and in 2013 and 2014, Ben was voted as one of the top 100 most influential individuals in health and fitness.
A frequent contributor to health and wellness publications and a highly sought after speaker, Ben’s understanding of functional exercise, nutrition, and the delicate balance between performance and health has helped thousands of people around the world achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

The original post is located here: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2011/11/how-much-protein-do-i-need

Aug 29, 2016

Steve Pavlina talks about interval training as a great way to get back into shape.

Episode 31: Build Fitness With Mild Interval Training by Steve Pavlina (Use This to Get Better Into Shape Everday & for Model Health).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/04/build-fitness-with-mild-interval-training

Aug 26, 2016

A special Q&A episode!

Episode 30: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (Metabolic Syndrome - What Is It & How to Reverse & Prevent It).

Ask Dr. Neal your question about health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and more here: http://OLDPodcast.com

The original post is located here: http://optimallivingdaily.com/metabolic-syndrome-reverse-prevent-metabolic-syndrome

Aug 25, 2016

Steve Kamb of NerdFitness.com shares his first experience with rock climbing.

Episode 29: Steve Tries Rock Climbing by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Achieve Greatness in Fitness: Similar to The Art of Manliness).

Steve Kamb started exercising back in high school without really knowing what he was doing. Through high school and college, he made every training mistake known to man and got zero results. It wasn’t until he graduated college and learned the right way to train that he started to see positive changes.
He's a nerd, but likes fitness… so why not combine the two and turn life into one giant video game?
And thus, in the fall of 2009, NerdFitness.com was born!

The original post is located here: https://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2009/11/13/steve-tries-rock-climbing

Aug 24, 2016

Neghar Fonooni talks about her own experience fighting the ego and the importance of respecting your body.

Episode 28: The Ego is Not in Charge (A Fitness Philosophy) by Neghar Fonooni (Faster Than Normal Progress is Not Ideal with Fitness).

Neghar Fonooni s a coach, speaker, and writer, giving women all over the world tools to create a lifestyle that thrills them, free of shame and unworthiness. She helps them give themselves permission to be vulnerable, authentic, and fully alive. She has worked as a personal trainer and fitness coach for over 15 years, served as an Arabic linguist in the United States Air Force, has been writing since she was eight years old, and birthed a witty and hilarious baby boy ten years ago. Her central focus is to help empower women through strength and bring wild and warm energy wherever she goes.

The original post is located here: http://www.negharfonooni.com/ego-not-charge-fitness-philosophy

Aug 23, 2016

Hear 2 short, but great posts from Leo Babauta of Zen Habits.

Episode 27: The Love of a Long Walk and Liking Healthy Foods is a Choice by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Your Project for a Good Life).

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

The original posts are located here:

http://zenhabits.net/walk

http://zenhabits.net/taste

Aug 22, 2016

Nia Shanks addresses multiple bodyweight workout myths.

Episode 26: One Step Closer by Nia Shanks (Your Daily Boost of Motivation, Health, & Fitness for a Healthier & Happier Good Long Life).

Nia Shanks is a writer and coach, and leader of the Lift Like a Girl revolution. She helps women discover and reach their potential through an empowering approach to health, fitness, and life.
Nia also hosts The Nia Shanks Show--the podcast dedicated to helping you reach your health and fitness goals and become the most awesome version of yourself.

The original post is located here: http://www.niashanks.com/one-step-closer

 

Aug 19, 2016

A special Q&A episode!

Episode 25: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (Your Daily Boost of Health, Diet, & Fitness - Is Milk Good For You).

Ask Dr. Neal your question about health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and more here: http://OLDPodcast.com

The original post is located here: http://optimallivingdaily.com/milk-good-drink-milk-working

Aug 18, 2016

JC Deen offers some tips for those of us who get bored with typical cardio exercises.

Episode 24: You Are Being Lied To by JC Deen of JCD Fitness (Stuff You Should Know About Science vs. Magazine & Website Articles).

JC Deen is the owner and creator of JCD Fitness. He whips people into shape and helps them learn how to make fitness complement their lives, as opposed to ruling it. While he talks quite the talk, he also walks the walk. The tagline of JCD Fitness is A No-BS Approach To Looking Great Naked.

The original post is located here: http://jcdfitness.com/2009/07/you-are-being-lied-to

Aug 17, 2016

Roger Lawson lifts a lot less weight than before and couldn't be happier.

Episode 23: Stop Trying to Keep Up with the Joneses by Roger Lawson (Secret to Success & Finding Mastery in Your Weightlifting Life).

Roger Lawson's goal is simple: To make 100,000 people feel good and look great without turning it into a full-time job, all while having a lot of fun along the way. Roger focuses on Diet, Exercise, and Lifestyle principles to help you achieve your fitness goals.

The original post is located here: http://roglawfitness.com/stop-trying-to-keep-up-with-the-joneses

Aug 16, 2016

Mary Jaksch of GoodLifeZen.com shares solid strategies for getting fit.

Episode 22: How to Become Fit in 8 Weeks by Mary Jaksch of Good Life Zen (Stuff You Should Know - Working Out, Fitness, & Exercise).

Mary Jaksch is an authorized Zen master (Diamond Sangha lineage), psychotherapist, and author. She has two nationalities,--English and German--and lives in New Zealand. She's the mother of a grown-up son and lives happily ever after with her partner David. She's been awarded an MA in Religious Studies, holds a 4th Dan Blackbelt in karate, started professional life as a flautist and loves dancing Argentine tango in skimpy dresses.

The original post is located here: http://goodlifezen.com/8-week-fitness-challenge

Aug 15, 2016

Ben Greenfield shares some easy exercises to get a better butt, and how to get a stronger butt in just 8 weeks.

Episode 21: 4 Steps to Get a Better Butt by Ben Greenfield of Ben Greenfield Fitness (Exercise & Fitness: Quick & Dirty Workout Tips).

Author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training“, Ben Greenfield’s balanced approach to fitness, nutrition and health comes from his extensive experience in the fitness and wellness industry as one of the country’s leading personal trainers and wellness consultants. In 2008, Ben was nominated by the NSCA as America’s top personal trainer, and in 2013 and 2014, Ben was voted as one of the top 100 most influential individuals in health and fitness.
A frequent contributor to health and wellness publications and a highly sought after speaker, Ben’s understanding of functional exercise, nutrition, and the delicate balance between performance and health has helped thousands of people around the world achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

The original post is located here: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2011/11/4-steps-to-get-a-better-butt

Aug 12, 2016

A special Q&A episode!

Episode 20: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (How Do I Know Which Supplements Are Good For Me and Safe).

Ask Dr. Neal your question about health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and more here: http://OLDPodcast.com

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/is-that-supplement-youre-taking-good-for-you-safe-and-helpful-or-harmful

Aug 11, 2016

Steve Kamb of NerdFitness.com shares why you need a workout partner.

Episode 19: The Top 5 Reasons to Do It With A Friend by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Your Daily Boost of Health & Fitness Motivation).

Steve Kamb started exercising back in high school without really knowing what he was doing. Through high school and college, he made every training mistake known to man and got zero results. It wasn’t until he graduated college and learned the right way to train that he started to see positive changes.
He's a nerd, but likes fitness… so why not combine the two and turn life into one giant video game?
And thus, in the fall of 2009, NerdFitness.com was born!

The original post is located here: https://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2009/02/19/the-top-5-reasons-to-do-it-with-a-friend

Aug 10, 2016

Neghar Fonooni shares how to un-complicate the joy that is eating.

Episode 18: Effortless Eating: Nutrition Made Simple by Neghar Fonooni (How to Stay in Food Heaven While Keeping Model Health).

Neghar Fonooni s a coach, speaker, and writer, giving women all over the world tools to create a lifestyle that thrills them, free of shame and unworthiness. She helps them give themselves permission to be vulnerable, authentic, and fully alive. She has worked as a personal trainer and fitness coach for over 15 years, served as an Arabic linguist in the United States Air Force, has been writing since she was eight years old, and birthed a witty and hilarious baby boy ten years ago. Her central focus is to help empower women through strength and bring wild and warm energy wherever she goes.

The original post is located here: http://www.negharfonooni.com/effortless-eating

Aug 9, 2016

Steve Pavlina shares how he changed up his exercise routine and the benefits of doing so.

Episode 17: Varying Your Exercise Routine by Steve Pavlina (A Daily Boost of Quick and Dirty Tips to be a Fat-Burning Man or Woman).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2006/03/varying-your-exercise-routine

Aug 8, 2016

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares his tips for developing and keeping his exercise routine, plus how it changed his life.

Episode 16: What the Exercise Habit Did For Me by Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.net (Achieve Model Health with Routines to be Happy).

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

The original post is located here: http://zenhabits.net/exercise-habit

 

Aug 5, 2016

A special Q&A episode!

Episode 15: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (What to Eat & Drink Before & After Working Out & Exercising).

Ask Dr. Neal your question about health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and more here: http://OLDPodcast.com

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/what-should-i-eat-before-and-after-working-out

Aug 4, 2016

Nia Shanks addresses multiple bodyweight workout myths.

Episode 14: Busting Bodyweight Exercise Myths – The Truth About Building a Better Body with Bodyweight Workouts by Nia Shanks.

Nia Shanks is a writer and coach, and leader of the Lift Like a Girl revolution. She helps women discover and reach their potential through an empowering approach to health, fitness, and life.
Nia also hosts The Nia Shanks Show--the podcast dedicated to helping you reach your health and fitness goals and become the most awesome version of yourself.

The original post is located here: http://www.niashanks.com/busting-bodyweight-exercise-myths-part-1

Aug 3, 2016

JC Deen offers some tips for those of us who get bored with typical cardio exercises.

Episode 13: On Cardio and Boredom by JC Deen of JCD Fitness (Quick and Dirty Exercise Tips & The Secret to Success with Workouts).

JC Deen is the owner and creator of JCD Fitness. He whips people into shape and helps them learn how to make fitness complement their lives, as opposed to ruling it. While he talks quite the talk, he also walks the walk. The tagline of JCD Fitness is A No-BS Approach To Looking Great Naked.

The original post is located here: On Cardio and Boredom

Aug 2, 2016

Roger Lawson of RogLawFitness.com gives tips on how to deal when you're on a diet.

Episode 12: How to Survive a Caloric Deficit by Roger Lawson of RogLawFitness.com (Diet & Be a Fat-Burning Man with a Beachbody).

Roger Lawson's goal is simple: To make 100,000 people feel good and look great without turning it into a full-time job, all while having a lot of fun along the way. Roger focuses on Diet, Exercise, and Lifestyle principles to help you achieve your fitness goals.

The original post is located here: http://roglawfitness.com/how-to-survive-a-caloric-deficit

Aug 1, 2016

Ben Greenfield talks about why it's a good idea to do cardio between weight training sets.

Episode 11: 4 Surprising Reasons To Do Cardio While You're Weight Training by Ben Greenfield of Ben Greenfield Fitness (Wellness).

Author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training“, Ben Greenfield’s balanced approach to fitness, nutrition and health comes from his extensive experience in the fitness and wellness industry as one of the country’s leading personal trainers and wellness consultants. In 2008, Ben was nominated by the NSCA as America’s top personal trainer, and in 2013 and 2014, Ben was voted as one of the top 100 most influential individuals in health and fitness.
A frequent contributor to health and wellness publications and a highly sought after speaker, Ben’s understanding of functional exercise, nutrition, and the delicate balance between performance and health has helped thousands of people around the world achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

The original post is located here: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2012/02/cardio-with-weights

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