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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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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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Nov 30, 2016

JC Deen shares the biggest reasons why you fail to achieve your fitness goals.

Episode 98: Why You Fail to Achieve Your Fitness Goals by JC Deen (Upfront & Straightforward - The Secret to Success for Health Plans).

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/2009/03/why-you-fail-to-achieve-your-desired-results

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Nov 29, 2016

Roger Lawson talks about the power that's in all of us... a super motivational & inspirational post!

Episode 97: The Power of You by Roger Lawson (Transformation on this Planet Begins with Power & Purpose - Your Good Life Project).

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/the-power-of-you

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Nov 28, 2016

Neghar Fonooni shares an awesome inspirational post, inspired by Deepak Chopra.

Episode 96: Pure Potentiality by Neghar Fonooni (Reflecting on the Message of Deepak Chopra - Inspirational & Motivational Blog Post).

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/purepotentiality

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Nov 25, 2016

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Episode 95: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (Meal Replacement Shakes & Drinks: Review of Soylent & Schmilk).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/meal-replacement-nutritional-shakes-drinks-safe-review-soylent-schmilk

Nov 24, 2016

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares his perspective on Thanksgiving dinner.

Episode 94: Eat Whatever the H--- You Want on Thanksgiving by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Let Loose & Still Be a Fat-Burning Man).

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-survive-the-holidays-with-minimal-weight-gain

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Nov 23, 2016

Ben Greenfield shares how to do a low carbohydrate diet the right way. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 93: 10 Ways To Do a Low Carbohydrate Diet the Right Way - Part 2 by Ben Greenfield Fitness (Low Carb Healthy Fat Keto Living).

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/2011/08/10-ways-to-do-a-low-carbohydrate-diet-the-right-way

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Nov 22, 2016

Ben Greenfield shares how to do a low carbohydrate diet the right way. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 92: 10 Ways To Do a Low Carbohydrate Diet the Right Way - Part 1 by Ben Greenfield Fitness (The Secret to Low Carb Success).

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/2011/08/10-ways-to-do-a-low-carbohydrate-diet-the-right-way

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Nov 21, 2016

Ben Greenfield shares how a low carbohydrate diet can go wrong.

Episode 91: The Hidden Dangers of a Low Carbohydrate Diet by Ben Greenfield Fitness (Low Carb: Atkins, Protein Bars, Shakes & More).

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/2011/08/the-hidden-dangers-of-a-low-carbohydrate-diet

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Nov 18, 2016

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Episode 90: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (Is Apple Cider Vinegar as Good For You as Google Seems to Say?).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/apple-cider-vinegar-good-google-says-health-benefits-apple-cider-vinegar

Nov 17, 2016

A guest author on GoodLifeZen.com shares 7 habits of remarkably happy people. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 89: 7 Inner Habits of Remarkably Happy People - Part 2 by Catherine Smith with Good Life Zen (Like BJ Fogg & Charles Duhigg).

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/habits-of-remarkably-happy-people

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Nov 16, 2016

A guest author on GoodLifeZen.com shares 7 habits of remarkably happy people.

Episode 88: 7 Inner Habits of Remarkably Happy People - Part 1 by Catherine Smith with Good Life Zen (Like B.J. Fogg & Gretchen Rubin).

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/habits-of-remarkably-happy-people

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Nov 15, 2016

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness answers the big question - Is Motivation Useless? This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 87: Is Motivation Useless - Part 2 by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Your Daily Boost and 5 AM Miracle Similar to Jeff Sanders).

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/2014/10/30/is-motivation-useless

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Nov 14, 2016

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness answers the big question - Is Motivation Useless? This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 86: Is Motivation Useless - Part 1 by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Do You Say iProcrastinate? Struggle with Daily Habits? Listen!).

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/2014/10/30/is-motivation-useless

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Nov 11, 2016

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Episode 85: Q&A Edition - Questions & Answers with Dr. Neal Malik (Is It Ok to Eliminate Sugar From My Diet? How Much Sugar is Good).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/good-eliminate-sugar-diet-much-sugar-ok-eat-every-day

Nov 10, 2016

Neghar Fonooni relates her experience planting succulents with exercise habits and healthier living.

Episode 84: Sucky Things by Neghar Fonooni (A Feeling Good Podcast - Similar to Clint Cronin, Gretchen Rubin, & Chalene Johnson).

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/sucky-things

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Nov 9, 2016

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares some ways to spice up your running program. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 83: 10 Great Workouts to Spice Up Your Running Program - Part 2 by Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.net (Motivation & Inspiration).

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/10-great-workouts-to-spice-up-your-running-program

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Nov 8, 2016

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares some ways to spice up your running program. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 82: 10 Great Workouts to Spice Up Your Running Program - Part 1 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Quick & Dirty Get-Fit Tips).

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/10-great-workouts-to-spice-up-your-running-program

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