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Optimal Health Daily: Diet | Nutrition | Fitness | Wellness

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Feb 16, 2017

Steve Pavlina shares the most common ways to become an early riser and why his method works best (Part 2 of the Part 2 post).

Episode 154: How to Become an Early Riser - Part 2 of Part 2 by Steve Pavlina (For Anyone Needing Help Falling Asleep & Waking Up).

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/2005/05/how-to-become-an-early-riser-part-ii

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Feb 15, 2017

Steve Pavlina shares the most common ways to become an early riser and why his method works best (Part 1 of the Part 2 post).

Episode 153: How to Become an Early Riser - Part 1 of Part 2 by Steve Pavlina (Like TedTalks Audio & TED Radio Hour on Life Optimization).

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/2005/05/how-to-become-an-early-riser-part-ii

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Feb 14, 2017

Nia Shanks shares how health and fitness become unhealthy and what to do about it.

Episode 152: When Health and Fitness Isn't Really Healthy and What To Do About It by Nia Shanks (Similar to the Ali on the Run Show).

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

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Feb 13, 2017

Are you afraid of carbs? You might want to hear Neghar Fonooni's take.

Episode 151: Not Afraid of the Big Bad Carb by Neghar Fonooni (Trim & Talk Healthy Today to Live Life Better and be Naturally Savvy).

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/fear-of-carbs

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Feb 10, 2017

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Episode 150: Q&A Edition - The Straight Answer to Should I Take a Daily Vitamin & Supplements (Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/take-daily-vitamin-supplements-straight-answer

 

Feb 9, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares his own progress and 17 tips to get leaner and fitter. This is Part 4 of 4.

Episode 149: 17 Tips to Help You Get Leaner and Fitter - Part 4 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Quick & Dirty Tips Podcast - Brute Strength).

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/17-tips-to-help-you-get-lean-and-fit

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Feb 8, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares his own progress and 17 tips to get leaner and fitter. This is Part 3 of 4.

Episode 148: 17 Tips to Help You Get Leaner and Fitter - Part 3 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Like the 5 AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders).

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/17-tips-to-help-you-get-lean-and-fit

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Feb 7, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares his own progress and 17 tips to get leaner and fitter. This is Part 2 of 4.

Episode 147: 17 Tips to Help You Get Leaner and Fitter - Part 2 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Named a Top 25 Blog by Time Magazine).

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/17-tips-to-help-you-get-lean-and-fit

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Feb 6, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares his own progress and 17 tips to get leaner and fitter. This is Part 1 of 4.

Episode 146: 17 Tips to Help You Get Leaner and Fitter - Part 1 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Making Tiny Leaps for Big Changes in 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/17-tips-to-help-you-get-lean-and-fit

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Feb 3, 2017

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Episode 145: Q&A Edition - All About Heart Attacks, LDL Cholesterol, Heart Disease, & Statins (Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/reducing-statins-heart-attacks-lowering-cholesterol-getting-off-heart-attack-medications

Feb 2, 2017

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness uses Star Wars references to help you get in shape. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 144: Become a Jedi: How the Force Can Help You Get in Shape - Part 2 by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Lose Weight Correctly).

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/become-a-jedi-how-the-force-can-help-you-get-in-shape

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Feb 1, 2017

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness uses Star Wars references to help you get in shape. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 143: Become a Jedi: How the Force Can Help You Get in Shape - Part 1 by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Weight Loss for the Busy).

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/become-a-jedi-how-the-force-can-help-you-get-in-shape

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Jan 31, 2017

Roger Lawson talks about the movie 300's influence on life and takeaways for your personal freedom.

Episode 142: Your Guide to Personal Freedom: Spartan Style by Roger Lawson (Stuff You Should Know About Finding a Purpose & Why).

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/your-guide-to-personal-freedom-spartan-style

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Jan 30, 2017

A guest author on Good Life Zen shares guidelines for living a pain-free life.

Episode 141: 7 Guidelines Towards Living a Pain-Free Life by Christopher Stepien with Good Life Zen (A Chiropractor Take on Fitness).

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/7-guidelines-towards-living-a-pain-free-life

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Jan 27, 2017

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Episode 140: Q&A Edition - All About Magnesium & Should You Supplement with Magnesium (Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/magnesium-deficiency-supplements-take-magnesium-supplement

Jan 26, 2017

JC Deen shares some reader emails and what we can learn from them.

Episode 139: A Few Emails We Can All Learn From by J.C. Deen of JCD Fitness (Exercise Tips - Similar to FoundMyFitness by Rhonda Patrick).

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/2009/02/a-few-emails-we-all-can-learn-from

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Jan 25, 2017

Steve Pavlina shares the most common ways to become an early riser and why his method works best.

Episode 138: How to Become an Early Riser by Steve Pavlina (Cure Insomnia - Helps You Fall Asleep Like Sleep with Me Dearest Scooter).

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/2005/05/how-to-become-an-early-riser

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Jan 24, 2017

A guest author on BenGreenfieldFitness.com shares some life hacks to lose weight with household items.

Episode 137: How a Light Switch & 6 Other Household Items Can Help You Lose Weight by Michael Volkin with 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/2013/12/light-switch-household-items-can-help-lose-weight

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Jan 23, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares exactly how to make changes stick.

Episode 136: How to Build the Muscle of Change by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Stuff You Should Know About Habit & The Hidden Brain).

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/change-muscle 

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Jan 20, 2017

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Episode 135: Q&A Edition - Keto Talk - What is a Ketogenic Diet? Are Ketones Good For You? (Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/ketogenic-diet-ketones-good

Jan 19, 2017

Nia Shanks shares her best tips for nutrition, including triggers. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 134: Nutrition Triggers & Tips - Part 2 by Nia Shanks (A Diet Plan - What Should You Eat to be Healthy? Like Bulletproof Radio).

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/nutrition-triggers-and-tips

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Jan 18, 2017

Nia Shanks shares her best tips for nutrition, including triggers. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 133: Nutrition Triggers & Tips - Part 1 by Nia Shanks (Food Psych & Intuitive Eating Like FoundMyFitness & Girls Gone WOD).

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/nutrition-triggers-and-tips

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Jan 17, 2017

Guest author Jordan Syatt shares how to make real progress in the gym. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 132: 10 Reasons You're Not Making Progress in the Gym - Part 2 by Jordan Syatt with Roger Lawson Fitness (Half Size Me).

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/10-reasons-youre-not-making-progress-in-the-gym

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Jan 16, 2017

Guest author Jordan Syatt shares how to make real progress in the gym. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 131: 10 Reasons You're Not Making Progress in the Gym - Part 1 by Jordan Syatt with Roger Lawson Fitness (Get the 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/10-reasons-youre-not-making-progress-in-the-gym

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Jan 13, 2017

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Episode 130: Q&A Edition - Is the Supplement CLA - Conjugated Linoleic Acid Good For You (Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/supplement-cla-conjugated-linoleic-acid-good

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