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Optimal Health Daily: Diet | Nutrition | Fitness | Wellness

Why bother searching for the best blogs about health & fitness when it can be found and read for you? Think of Optimal Health Daily as an audioblog or blogcast. Optimal Health Daily is a podcast created for those looking to improve their lives one step at a time. We bring you the best content from blogs and other resources and read it to you, so that you don't have to waste your time finding and reading blogs yourself--listen during your commute, workout, regular routines, or during your down time 5 days a week and improve your life one step at a time. Each episode brings you a reading from a popular blog post or resource--practical and actionable information that has been proven to be worthy of large audiences. Current sites and authors include: ZenHabits.net - Leo Babauta StevePavlina.com - Steve Pavlina Sivers.org - Derek Sivers BenGreenfieldFitness.com - Ben Greenfield JCDFitness.com - JC Deen NiaShanks.com - Nia Shanks NegharFonooni.com - Neghar Fonooni GoodLifeZen.com - Mary Jaksch and more being added! Subscribe now--your optimal life awaits! *Optimal Health Daily has received permission from the original authors to read content on this show.
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Sep 30, 2016

Ask Dr. Neal your question about health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and more here:
http://OLDPodcast.com
or call: 614-568-3643

Episode 55: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (Heating Food -What Does It Mean for Vitamins & Nutrients).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/microwaving-heating-reheating-food-bad-food-lose-nutrients

 

Sep 29, 2016

Ben Greenfield shares some exercises that will get you a better chest.

Episode 54: Three Ways to Get a Better Chest That Looks and Performs Like an Olympic Athlete by Ben Greenfield Fitness (Workouts).

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/three-ways-to-get-a-better-chest-that-looks-and-performs-like-an-olympic-athlete

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Sep 28, 2016

A guest author on GoodLifeZen.com shares some simple, yet effective, steps to building habits.

Episode 53: A Simple Guide to Making Changes That Stick by Anne Melnyk with Good Life Zen (Building Habits & Better Productivity).

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/a-simple-guide-to-making-changes-that-stick

Ask Dr. Neal your question about health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and more here:
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Sep 27, 2016

Steve Kamb of NerdFitness.com shares the critical calorie equation.

Episode 52: You Can't Outrun Your Fork by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Diet & Calories: Your Daily Boost of Inspiration & 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/2009/07/15/you-cant-outrun-your-fork

Ask Dr. Neal your question about health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and more here:
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or call: 614-568-3643

Sep 26, 2016

Neghar Fonooni shares her biggest tip for exercise.

Episode 51: My #1 Exercise Tip by Neghar Fonooni (Your Secret to Success and a Health Revolution with This One Best Practice).

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/consistency

Ask Dr. Neal your question about health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and more here:
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or call: 614-568-3643

Sep 23, 2016

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Episode 50: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (How to Handle Being Sore After a Workout & Best Practices).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/sore-muscles-workout-work-sore

Sep 22, 2016

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares why it's important to be mindful while exercising.

Episode 49: The Zen of the Barbell by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Your Daily Meditation for Inspirational Living During Exercise & Fitness).

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/barbell

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Sep 21, 2016

Nia Shanks shares the similarities between religion and health & fitness and why you should beware.

Episode 48: Health and Fitness Has Become a Religion. And That's a Terrible Thing by Nia Shanks (Earn Your Happy with a Mind Pump).

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/health-fitness-religion

Ask Dr. Neal your question about health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and more here:
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Sep 20, 2016

Guest author Anna Dornier gives some quick tips to change your habits and adopt a healthy mindset.

Episode 47: Change Your Habits and Adopt a Healthy Mindset by Anna Dornier with JCD Fitness (Quick & Dirty Nutrition & Health Tips).

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/2010/05/change-your-habits-and-adopt-a-healthy-mindset

Ask Dr. Neal your question about health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and more here:
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Sep 19, 2016

Roger Lawson talks about the pros and cons of calorie counting and whether or not you should.

Episode 46: Calories: To Count or Not to Count by Roger Lawson (Is This Revolution the Secret to Your Health, Diet, & Fitness Success).

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/calories-to-count-or-not-to-count

Sep 16, 2016

Ask Dr. Neal your question about health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and more here:
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Episode 45: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (Intermittent Fasting: Is It a Revelation in Wellness or a Fad Diet).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/intermittent-fasting-revelation-wellness-fad-diet

Sep 15, 2016

Steve Pavlina talks about his trial with water fasting for 6 days (so far).

Episode 44: Water Fasting Trial by Steve Pavlina (Long Term & Intermittent Fasting: Is It the Secret to Success & a Helath Revolution?).

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/2016/08/water-fasting-trial

Sep 14, 2016

Ben Greenfield talks about eating many small meals per day vs. 3-4 regular size meals. Which is best?

Episode 43: Diet Myth News Flash: Snacking Will Not Boost Your Metabolism by Ben Greenfield Fitness (How Often You Should Eat).

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/2011/10/snacking-metabolism

Sep 13, 2016

Mary Jaksch of GoodLifeZen.com shares how you can make exercise more enjoyable.

Episode 42: Fitness: 5 Things that Make Exercise Enjoyable by Mary Jaksch of Good Life Zen (Secret to Success: Earn Your Happy Life).

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/enjoyable-exercise

Sep 12, 2016

Steve Kamb of NerdFitness.com shares how to be more like Superman and defeat your weaknesses.

Episode 41: Becoming Superman: Kick the Krap Out of Kryptonite by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Your Daily Boost for Model Health).

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/2010/03/11/become-superman-how-to-defeat-your-kryptonite

Sep 9, 2016

A special Q&A episode!

Episode 40: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (Prevention: Do Castor Oil Packs and Acupuncture Really Work).

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/castor-oil-packs-work-acupuncture-work-research-say

Sep 8, 2016

Neghar Fonooni talks about our own body shaming and how/if that fits in with complacency.

Episode 39: What if We Didn't Hate Ourselves by Neghar Fonooni (Your Ultimate Health & Wellness Revolution & Revelation: Beauty).

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/what-if-we-didnt-hate-ourselves

Sep 7, 2016

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares how to bounce back after falling out of a habit.

Episode 38: Habit Relapse: What To Do If You Fall From Your Diet or Good Habits by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (A Daily Routine Boost).

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/relapse

Sep 6, 2016

Nia Shanks shares how doing too much negatively affects your habits, and what to do about it.

Episode 37: Doing Too Much Causes Stress and Costs You Long Lasting Results by Nia Shanks (Your Daily Boost of Revelation Wellness).

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/doing-too-much

Sep 5, 2016

JC Deen questions our diet approach for fast fat loss.

Episode 36: Fat Loss - How Sustainable Is Your Diet Approach by JC Deen of JCD Fitness (Be the Fat Burning Man Faster Than Normal).

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/2009/10/how-sustainable-is-your-dieting-approach

Sep 2, 2016

A special Q&A episode!

Episode 35: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (Healthy Breakfast: Low Carb or Paleo Balanced Morning Bites).

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/breakfast-debate-what-should-i-eat-skip-carbs

Sep 1, 2016

Roger Lawson shares a story of someone criticizing his eating of cake and how he successfully indulges.

Episode 34: Death to Cake by Roger Lawson (Stuff You Should Know About Being a Fat-Burning Man for Ideal Fitness & Model Health).

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/death-to-cake

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