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Dec 30, 2016

Dr. Neal shares his interview on The Brian Copeland Show on Motivation Monday.

Episode 120: Dr. Neal Malik on the Brian Copeland Show (Motivation Monday on a Friday - Balanced Bites During the Holiday Season).

Brian Copeland is an award winning actor, comedian, author, playwright, television and radio talk show host based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his career in standup at the tender age of 18 performing in comedy venues in San Francisco. In 1994, The Brian Copeland Show debuted as a weekend program that spent years as the most listened to radio show in its time slot. In the mid 2000s, Copeland did a weekly commentary feature for the station called Copeland's Corner. The segment was honored with awards by the Radio Television News Directors Association and the Associated Press.

Find out more about Brian Copeland here: http://BrianCopeland.com

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Dec 29, 2016

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares his take on exactly how you can stick to your new year's resolutions.

Episode 119: The Definitive Guide to Sticking to Your New Year's Resolutions by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Daily Boost of Motivation).

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/the-definitive-guide-to-sticking-to-your-new-years-resolutions

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Dec 28, 2016

Nia Shanks shares her thoughts on New Year's Resolutions and how to actually succeed with your fitness goals.

Episode 118: Why You Should Abandon Your Initial New Year Resolution (And What To Do Instead) by Nia Shanks (Reach Brute Strength).

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/new-year-resolution

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Dec 27, 2016

Roger Lawson shares what you should be thinking about as you move into the new year.

Episode 117: The Year of the Beast: 2017 is Your Year by Roger Lawson (Power & Purpose Like Mastin Kipp Leads to Revelation Wellness).

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/year-of-the-beast

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Dec 26, 2016

Neghar Fonooni shares the true secret to success with health & fitness.

Episode 116: The Secret to Fitness by Neghar Fonooni (Success with Diet & Nutrition and Model Health Starts Here: FoundMyFitness).

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/secret-fitness

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Dec 23, 2016

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Episode 115: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (Which Form is Healthier: Kosher Salt vs. Table Salt vs. Sea Salt).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/whats-difference-table-salt-vs-kosher-salt-vs-sea-salt-vs-himalayan-salt-healthier

Dec 22, 2016

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares how to beat the motivation monster. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 114: How to Guarantee Victory Against the Motivation Monster - Part 2 by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Inspire: Daily Inspiration).

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/how-to-guarantee-victory-against-the-motivation-monster

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Dec 21, 2016

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares how to beat the motivation monster. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 113: How to Guarantee Victory Against the Motivation Monster - Part 1 by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Your Happiness Podcast).

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/how-to-guarantee-victory-against-the-motivation-monster

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Dec 20, 2016

JC Deen shares some tips if you're worried about holiday weight gain.

Episode 112: A Few Tips for Your Holiday Weight Gain Worries by JC Deen of JCD Fitness (Good Habits & Nutrition Facts Like Dr. Greger).

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/2008/12/a-few-tips-for-your-holiday-weight-gain-worries

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Dec 19, 2016

A guest author on GoodLifeZen.com shares how to overcome 3 major holiday stressors.

Episode 111: 3 Biggest Holiday Stressors and How to Overcome Them by Kimberly Absher with Good Life Zen (Like the Anxiety Coaches).

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/holiday-stressors

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Dec 16, 2016

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Episode 110: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (Fasted Cardio: Should I Fast Before Aerobic Exercise to Burn Fat).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/fasted-cardio-fast-aerobic-exercise-burn-fat

Dec 15, 2016

Steve Pavlina shares how you can wake up feeling totally alert every morning. This is Part 4 of 4.

Episode 109: How to Wake Up Feeling Totally Alert - Part 4 by Steve Pavlina (Finding Sleep Mastery: The Brain Warrior's Way of Sleeping).

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/2007/10/how-to-wake-up-feeling-totally-alert

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Dec 14, 2016

Steve Pavlina shares how you can wake up feeling totally alert every morning. This is Part 3 of 4.

Episode 108: How to Wake Up Feeling Totally Alert - Part 3 by Steve Pavlina (Doctor Neal Helps You Fall Asleep - Like Sleep With Me).

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/2007/10/how-to-wake-up-feeling-totally-alert

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Dec 13, 2016

Steve Pavlina shares how you can wake up feeling totally alert every morning. This is Part 2 of 4.

Episode 107: How to Wake Up Feeling Totally Alert - Part 2 by Steve Pavlina (Your Sleeping Habits & How to Get Better Sleep Every Day).

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/2007/10/how-to-wake-up-feeling-totally-alert

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Dec 12, 2016

Steve Pavlina shares how you can wake up feeling totally alert every morning. This is Part 1 of 4.

Episode 106: How to Wake Up Feeling Totally Alert - Part 1 by Steve Pavlina (Optimal Performance Like Jeff Sanders & The 5 AM Miracle).

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/2007/10/how-to-wake-up-feeling-totally-alert

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Dec 9, 2016

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Episode 105: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (How Important Is It To Do Cardio or Aerobic Training for Exercise).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/important-add-cardio-aerobic-training-exercise-workout-routine

Dec 8, 2016

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness talks about the importance of moderation in health & fitness.

Episode 104: Apparently Everything Will Kill You. Yes, Even That by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Low-Carb, No Meat Athlete, Keto Talk).

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/apparently-everything-will-kill-you-yes-even-that

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Dec 7, 2016

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares the best way to develop good food habits.

Episode 103: A Gradual Approach to Healthy Eating by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Balanced Bites for Modern Food - Reach Model Health).

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/gradual-yum

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Dec 6, 2016

Ben Greenfield talks about the principle of adaptability and how it relates to our diets and health. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 102: Exactly How to Figure Out What Diet is Right For You - Part 2 by Ben Greenfield Fitness (Becoming a Super Male or Female).

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/2014/01/how-to-figure-out-what-diet-is-right-for-you

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Dec 5, 2016

Ben Greenfield talks about the principle of adaptability and how it relates to our diets and health. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 101: Exactly How to Figure Out What Diet is Right For You - Part 1 by Ben Greenfield Fitness (Your High Vibration Life of Food).

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/2014/01/how-to-figure-out-what-diet-is-right-for-you

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Dec 2, 2016

Joshua Fields Millburn of The Minimalists shares the health side of minimalism in these 2 posts.

Episode 100: Simple Triggers and The Taste of Health by Joshua Fields Millburn of The Minimalists (Minimalism & Making Good Habits).

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

The Minimalists' Book "Essential" can be found here: http://www.theminimalists.com/books

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Dec 1, 2016

Nia Shanks shares exactly how you can succeed in sticking to your diet.

Episode 99: How to Stick to Your Diet by Nia Shanks (Chasing Excellence with Your Food, Whether You're Paleo, Low Carb, or Vegan).

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/how-to-stick-to-your-diet

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