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May 31, 2017

Nia Shanks shares some of the myths in health and fitness. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 228: The Mind-Boggling B.S. of Health & Fitness - Part 2 by Nia Shanks (And History of P90X like Team Beachbody Coach Podcast).

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/bullshit-health-fitness

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May 30, 2017

Nia Shanks shares some of the myths in health and fitness. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 227: The Mind-Boggling B.S. of Health & Fitness Part 1 (Primal Potential - The Anti-Diet Solution to Mastering Fat Loss Naturally).

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/bullshit-health-fitness

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May 29, 2017

Neghar Fonooni shares her struggles with judging her own appearance and how she has grown to overcome that way of thinking.

Episode 226: You Are the Sky by Neghar Fonooni (Self Esteem - Similar to the Black Girl in Om Podcast with Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory).

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/you-are-the-sky

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May 26, 2017

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Episode 225: Q&A Edition - What are the Causes, Risks, Symptoms, Treatment & Cure of Burnout Syndrome (Like Jocko Podcast).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/causes-risks-symptoms-treatment-cure-burnout-syndrome

 

May 25, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares why a life of gratitude can make you happy and how to start.

Episode 224: Why Living a Life of Gratitude Can Make You Happy by Zen Habits (Like The Ziglar Show - Inspiring Your True Performance).

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/why-living-a-life-of-gratitude-can-make-you-happy

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May 24, 2017

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares the plus side of starting all over again.

Episode 223: Why Having to Start Over Again is Great by Steve Kamb (Like Elsie's Yoga Class | Inspiration | Alignment | Connection).

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/why-having-to-start-over-again-is-great

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May 23, 2017

Roger Lawson responds to the criticism of one of JC Deen's posts about ending "clean eating."

Episode 222: Ring the Alarm: Off Limits - The Enemy of Success by Roger Lawson of Rog Law Fitness (Like The Recovery Warrior Show).

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/ring-the-alarm-off-limits-the-enemy-of-success

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May 22, 2017

2 articles from Steve Pavlina - learn how and why to do a presence walk, plus rebuilding momentum after setbacks.

Episode 221: Go For a Presence Walk & Rebuilding Momentum After Setbacks by Steve Pavlina (Learn to Meditate - Meditation Podcast).

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 posts are located here:

https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2006/04/go-for-a-presence-walk

https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/02/rebuilding-momentum-after-setbacks

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May 19, 2017

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Episode 220: Q&A Edition - Are Electrolyte Drinks, Tabelts, and Supplements Worth It for Very Active People (Gatorade & Powerade).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/for-a-very-active-person-are-electrolyte-tablets-and-supplements-worth-it

May 18, 2017

JC Deen shares how to lose 15 pounds of fat without skimping on carbs. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 219: How to Lose 15 Pounds of Fat Without Skimping on the Carbs - Part 2 by JCD Fitness (Like Fasting Talk).

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/2017/04/salim-case-study

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May 17, 2017

JC Deen shares how to lose 15 pounds of fat without skimping on carbs. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 218: How to Lose 15 Pounds of Fat Without Skimping on the Carbs - Part 1 by JCD Fitness (Like the TNT Podcast).

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/2017/04/salim-case-study

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May 16, 2017

Ben Greenfield shares his take on blending with some strange concoctions. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 217: 7 Big Benefits of Blending, 5 Shocking but Healthy Foods You Can Safely Put in Your Blender & Does Blending Destroy Fiber - Part 2 by Ben Greenfield.

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/2014/02/benefits-of-blending

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May 15, 2017

Ben Greenfield shares his take on blending with some strange concoctions.

Episode 216: 7 Big Benefits of Blending, 5 Shocking but Healthy Foods You Can Safely Put in Your Blender & Does Blending Destroy Fiber - Part 1 by Ben Greenfield.

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/2014/02/benefits-of-blending

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May 12, 2017

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Episode 215: Q&A Edition - Which Diet is the Best? What Do Long-Term Studies Say are the Best Diets? (Team Beachbody Coach Podcast).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/diet-best-long-term-studies-say-best-diets

May 11, 2017

Nia Shanks shares why and how to get out of your comfort zone.

Episode 214: Still Playing it Safe? Why You Should Get Out of Your Comfort Zone by Nia Shanks (The Thrive Global Podcast iHeartRadio).

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/comfort-zone

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May 10, 2017

Neghar Fonooni shares her struggles with moderation. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 213: Everything (and Nothing) in Moderation - Part 2 by Neghar Fonooni (Similar to The Keto Diet Podcast by Leanne Vogel).

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/everything-and-nothing-in-moderation

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May 9, 2017

Neghar Fonooni shares her struggles with moderation. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 212: Everything (and Nothing) in Moderation - Part 1 by Neghar Fonooni (Like Losing 100 Pounds with Phit-n-Phat.com).

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/everything-and-nothing-in-moderation

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May 8, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares what he thinks about during exercise, plus commentary from Dr. Neal.

Episode 211: What to Think About During Exercise by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Train Like Arnold Schwarzeneggar & Mark Twight 300).

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/metaphysical

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May 5, 2017

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Episode 210: Q&A Edition - If I'm Eating Healthy Fats Should I Still Lower My Fat Intake to Dietary Standards (Like FoundMyFitness).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/eating-too-much-healthy-fat-bad

May 4, 2017

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares some great sleep hacks that you can start using today. This is Part 4 of 4.

Episode 209: Are You Making These Mistakes with your Sleep - Pt 4 by Steve Kamb (How to Get a Better Night's Sleep).

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/are-you-making-these-mistakes-with-your-sleep

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May 3, 2017

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares some great sleep hacks that you can start using today. This is Part 3 of 4.

Episode 208: Are You Making These Mistakes with your Sleep - Pt 3 by Steve Kamb (Sleep With Me | The Podcast That Puts You To Sleep).

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/are-you-making-these-mistakes-with-your-sleep

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May 2, 2017

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares some great sleep hacks that you can start using today. This is Part 2 of 4.

Episode 207: Are You Making These Mistakes with your Sleep - Part 2 by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (For Insomniacs if You Can't Sleep).

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/are-you-making-these-mistakes-with-your-sleep

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May 1, 2017

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares some great sleep hacks that you can start using today. This is Part 1 of 4.

Episode 206: Are You Making These Mistakes with your Sleep - Part 1 by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Similar to Sleep with Silk).

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/are-you-making-these-mistakes-with-your-sleep

The original post is located here: http://roglawfitness.com/mail-bag-question-1

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