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Optimal Health Daily: Diet | Nutrition | Fitness | Wellness

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Jul 13, 2017

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares what we can learn from The Legend of Zelda.

Episode 259: What We Can Learn from the Legend of Zelda by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Like Yogaland Podcast with Andrew Ferretti).

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/what-we-can-learn-from-the-greatest-video-game-of-all-time

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Jul 12, 2017

Ben Greenfield shares yet another reason why you could be wasting your time with long, aerobic workouts.

Episode 258: Yet Another Reason You Could Be Wasting Your Time with Long, Slow Fat-Burning Aerobic Workouts 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/2010/03/yet-another-reason-you-could-be-wasting-your-time-with-long-slow-fat-burning-aerobic-workouts

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Jul 11, 2017

Guest author Ryan Zielonka shares the importance of simplicity in fitness.

Episode 257: Fitness Simplicity - JCDFitness (Muscle Expert Podcast | Ben Pakulski Interviews | How to Build Muscle & Dominate Life).

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/2010/02/fitness-simplicity

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Jul 10, 2017

Nia Shanks talks about some good things that get ruined when taken to extremes.

Episode 256: Good Things That Get Ruined When Taken to Extremes by Nia Shanks (Like Stuff They Don't Want You to Know Audio).

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/good-things-ruined-taken-extremes

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Jul 7, 2017

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Episode 255: Q&A Edition - Tattoo Safety - Is Ink Safe & Are Vitamins and Multivitamins a Scam (Like Healthy Habits Happy Moms Radio).

Jul 6, 2017

Steve Pavlina shares his thoughts about eating the same meals over and over. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 254: Eating the Same Foods Repeatedly is Stupid - Part 2 by Steve Pavlina (Don't Build a House of Carbs - Stuff You Should Know).

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: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2017/06/eating-foods-repeatedly-stupid

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Jul 5, 2017

Steve Pavlina shares his thoughts about eating the same meals over and over.

Episode 253: Eating the Same Foods Repeatedly is Stupid - Part 1 by Steve Pavlina (Similar to A Well Run Life by Peter M Deeley Jr.).

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: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2017/06/eating-foods-repeatedly-stupid

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Jul 4, 2017

Dr. Mary Jane Brown with Authority Nutrition busts some myths about eating nuts.

Episode 252: How Eating Nuts Can Help You Lose Weight by Dr. Mary Jane Brown with Authority Nutrition (Like The Mike Dolce Show).

Authority Nutrition provides daily articles about nutrition, weight loss, and health. Everything they say is based on scientific evidence and written by experts. They are an unbiased and 100% independent website and are not sponsored by any industry or company. They write in plain English to make articles easy to understand for professionals and laypeople alike. Every effort is made to be objective, unbiased, honest and to present both sides of the argument.

The original post is located here: https://authoritynutrition.com/nuts-and-weight-loss

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Jul 3, 2017

Ross Enamait of RossTraining.com shares the importance of less instead of more in health and fitness.

Episode 251: Hack Away at the Unessential by Ross Enamait of Ross Training (Productivity in Your Health and Fitness Daily Routine).

Founded by Ross Enamait, RossTraining.com is dedicated to excellence and innovations in high performance conditioning, strength, and athletic development. His goal with the site is to provide a content-rich resource to assist with your development. As a long time trainer and boxing coach, Ross has dedicated his life to the development and improvement of athletes. He has been in business for over 15 years and has helped numerous athletes succeed at the world class level. It is his career and obsession.

The original post is located here: http://rosstraining.com/blog/2016/06/07/hack-away-at-the-unessential

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Jun 30, 2017

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Episode 250: HIIT Training - High Intensity Interval Training Questions & Answers - Similar to Fitness Confidential with Vinnie Tortorich.

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/hiit-workouts-beginners-high-intensity-interval-training

Jun 29, 2017

Neghar Fonooni shares what a constant in your life is and what hers is. What's yours?

Episode 249: The Constant by Neghar Fonooni (Like Health, Nutrition and Functional Medicine - Dr. Ruscio Radio by Dr. Michael Ruscio).

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/the-constant

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Jun 28, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares how to create time to change your life.

Episode 248: Create Time to Change Your Life by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Make Health a Priority Like Katy Says with Katy Bowman).

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/time

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Jun 27, 2017

Roger Lawson shares 6 ways to be a more positive person today. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 247: 6 Ways to Be a More Positive Person Today - Part 2 by Roger Lawson (Like Keto for Women Show with Shawn Mynar).

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/how-to-be-positive

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Jun 26, 2017

Roger Lawson shares 6 ways to be a more positive person today. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 246: 6 Ways to Be a More Positive Person Today - Part 1 by Roger Lawson of Rog Law Fitness (Personal Development Self-Help).

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/how-to-be-positive

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Jun 23, 2017

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Episode 245: Q&A Edition - Leaky Gut Syndrome - All About the Leaky Gut Diet, Symptoms, Treatment, Cures, Risks, and Diagnosis.

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/leaky-gut-syndrome-leaky-gut-diet-risks-symptoms-diagnosis-treatment-cures

 

Jun 22, 2017

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness has a strange health & fitness analogy for you involving gnomes & underpants.

Episode 244: Are You Collecting a Pile of Underpants by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Health & Fitness Morning Inspiration & Motivation).

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/underpants-gnomes

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Jun 21, 2017

Ben Greenfield shares exactly how to figure out your peak time of the day and ways to get more done during that time.

Episode 243: 4 Steps to Getting More Done During Your Peak Time of the Day by Ben Greenfield Fitness (Morning Routine Productivity).

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/2012/10/which-time-of-day-is-most-productive

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Jun 20, 2017

JC Deen shares what to do and how to know when it's time to walk away from a workout. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 242: Know When to Walk Away - Part 2 by JC Deen (Work Out & Exercise Inspiration Like 2 Keto Dudes by Carl Franklin).

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/2012/01/know-when-to-walk-away

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Jun 19, 2017

JC Deen shares what to do and how to know when it's time to walk away from a workout. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 241: Know When to Walk Away - Part 1 by JC Deen of JCD Fitness (Like EMBody Radio & MoveU Unfiltered by Dr. Mike Wasilisin).

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/2012/01/know-when-to-walk-away

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Jun 16, 2017

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Episode 240: Q&A Edition - Does the Beta Alanine Supplement Help With Lactic Acid Build Up (Ask a Cycling Coach - TrainerRoad Podcast).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/beta-alanine-help-lactic-acid-build-up

Jun 15, 2017

Failure doesn't only happen if you try. Hear Nia Shanks' take on failure.

Episode 239: Think You Can Fail Only If You Try? Think Again by Nia Shanks (Like The Other F Word: Conversations About Failure).

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/redefining-failure-2

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Jun 14, 2017

2 articles from Neghar Fonooni - one on cardio, and the other with an automotive analogy.

Episode 238: 2 Articles on Cardio & Health by Neghar Fonooni (Balanced Bites: Modern paleo living with Diane Sanfilippo & Liz Wolfe.).

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 posts are located here:

http://www.negharfonooni.com/donthatecardio

http://www.negharfonooni.com/check-engine

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Jun 13, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares 10 things he learned from his second marathon. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 237: 10 Things I Learned From My Second Marathon - Part 2 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Like Another Mother Runner Podcast).

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-things-i-learned-from-my-second-marathon

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Jun 12, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares 10 things he learned from his second marathon. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 236: 10 Things I Learned From My Second Marathon by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Like Marathon Training Academy).

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-things-i-learned-from-my-second-marathon

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Jun 9, 2017

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

Episode 235: Dr. Neal Malik on the Brian Copeland Show - Part 3 (Motivation Monday - Choosing the Right Diet & Fitness Plan for You).

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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