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Oct 31, 2016

A guest author on GoodLifeZen.com shares how to build up your emotional fitness.

Episode 76: The Step-By-Step Guide to Emotional Fitness by Laura Coe with Good Life Zen (Your Thoughts and Your Meditation Oasis).

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/emotional-fitness

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Oct 28, 2016

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Episode 75: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (Is Cooking with Coconut Oil Healthy? Quick & Dirty Nutrition Tips).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/cooking-coconut-oil-healthy

Oct 27, 2016

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares how to motivate others to exercise and get healthy. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 74: Help! My Significant Other Doesn't Want to Get Healthy - Part 2 by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Helping Those You Love).

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/2012/10/15/unhealthy-spouse

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Oct 26, 2016

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares how to motivate others to exercise and get healthy. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 73: Help! My Significant Other Doesn't Want to Get Healthy - Part 1 by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (How to Motivate Others).

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/2012/10/15/unhealthy-spouse

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Oct 25, 2016

Neghar Fonooni shares her bare minimum and suggests you make your own list. Find out how.

Episode 72: When Doing Your Best Means Doing the Bare Minimum by Neghar Fonooni (Inspirational & Motivational Messages).

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/doingyourbest

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Oct 24, 2016

Steve Pavlina shares the easiest way to learn.

Episode 71: Modeling by Steve Pavlina (Model Your Health after Teachers in the School of Greatness - Like Slap Head and the Giraffe).

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/2004/10/modeling

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Oct 21, 2016

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Episode 70: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (Are Sugar Substitutes in Diet Soda & Stevia, Equal, & Others Safe).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/diet-sodas-sugar-substitutes-artificial-sweetners-like-stevia-equal-sweetn-low-splenda-sugar-alcohols-yacon-syrup-safe

Oct 20, 2016

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares some simple exercises you can do any time to stay on your fitness track.

Episode 69: Exercises for the Terminally Busy by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Pursuing Health Through a Simple Workout Routine).

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: https://zenhabits.net/buff

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Oct 19, 2016

Nia Shanks shares reasons why we work out and a better way to approach it.

Episode 68: Exercise is Not Punishment for Eating and You Don't Have to Earn Your Food by Nia Shanks (Inspiration for Work Outs).

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/exercise-is-not-punishment

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Oct 18, 2016

JC Deen shares a reader's email and tackles the different reasons why we struggle to get in shape.

Episode 67: 5 Reasons We Struggle to Get in Shape & How to Deal With Them by JC Deen (Your Drop of Inspiration for Habit Building).

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: 5 Reasons We Struggle to Get in Shape and How to Deal With Them

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Oct 17, 2016

Roger Lawson talks about why the glycemic index is over-hyped and what to really focus on.

Episode 66: Glycemic Index and Fat Loss: It Doesn't Matter by Roger Lawson (Quick and Dirty Tips Including Nutrition and Diet Facts).

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/glycemic-index-and-fat-loss-it-doesnt-matter

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Oct 14, 2016

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Episode 65: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (Is Kombucha Good For You or Just Another Fad Hippie Drink).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/kombucha-actually-good-just-another-fad-hippie-drink

Oct 13, 2016

Ben Greenfield shares some exercises that will get you legs like Lance Armstrong.

Episode 64: How to Get Legs Like Lance Armstrong by Ben Greenfield Fitness (Your Daily Boost to be a Fat-Burning Man: Leg Exercises).

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/2011/12/how-to-get-legs-like-lance-armstrong

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Oct 12, 2016

A guest author on GoodLifeZen.com shares some mindset tricks to start the day in a better place.

Episode 63: How to Start the Day with Maximum Focus by Robert D. Smith with Good Life Zen (Quote of the Day & Optimize Yourself).

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/how-to-start-the-day

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Oct 11, 2016

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares simple exercises that will work out your entire body and save you time in the gym.

Episode 62: Keep it Simple, Stupid! Get Results with Only 4 Exercises by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Workouts & Quote of the Day).

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/2009/04/08/keep-it-simple-stupid-get-results-with-only-4-exercises

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Oct 10, 2016

Neghar Fonooni shares 2 strategies to overcome overindulgence.

Episode 61: 2 Strategies to Overcome Overindulgence by Neghar Fonooni (Your Revolution in Ultimate Health Starts with These Tricks).

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/overindulgence

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Oct 7, 2016

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Episode 60: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (What's a Healthy Body Fat Percentage and How to Manipulate It).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/healthy-body-fat-percentage-test-body-fat-manipulate

Oct 6, 2016

A guest author on Zen Habits shares a single principle that is mandatory for health & fitness.

Episode 59: A Single Principle to Declutter Your Health by Brad Pilon with Zen Habits (Your Secret to Success & a Health Revolution).

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/a-single-principle-to-declutter-your-health

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Oct 5, 2016

Nia Shanks talks about the problems with the all or nothing approach.

Episode 58: The All or Nothing Approach Has Failed Miserably by Nia Shanks (Ultimate Health & Building Habits: Fitness Life Hacks).

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/all-or-nothing-approach

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Oct 4, 2016

JC Deen answers an ongoing question about what you should eat after working out.

Episode 57: Should You Eat Fat in Your Post Workout Meal by JC Deen of JCD Fitness (What Should You Eat to be a Fat-Burning Man).

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: Should You Eat Fat in Your Post Workout Meal

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Oct 3, 2016

Roger Lawson talks about where you should be focusing your time and energy when working out.

Episode 56: Big Rocks vs. Small Rocks: Key to Dieting & Training Domination by Roger Lawson (The Secret to Model Health 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/big-rocks-vs-small-rocks

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