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Optimal Health Daily: Diet | Nutrition | Fitness | Wellness

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Aug 14, 2017

Ross Enamait of RossTraining.com has an inspirational post to get you to take action.

Episode 281: The Endless Search by Ross Enamait (Similar to The Knowledge Project Podcast by Shane Parrish).

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/the-endless-search

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Aug 11, 2017

Dr. Neal shares his interview on the Right After Breakfast podcast with Nick Duska.

Episode 280: Interview with Dr. Neal Malik on the Right After Breakfast Podcast with Nick Duska (Hear Dr. Neal's Story & Life Advice).

The mission of Right After Breakfast is to inspire you to meet your goals, do what makes you happy, and become your own version of success. Think success is a really overused tagline? They agree. But true success is about continuing to improve yourself. It’s not a destination.
At Right After Breakfast, they believe that success is achieved through small daily accomplishments, allowing you to meet long term goals. If you’re in school, in a job you hate, or just can’t get the courage to start doing what you truly care about, they want to help.
Find out more about Nick Duska and Right After Breakfast: http://RightAfterBreakfast.com

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Aug 10, 2017

Neghar Fonooni shares what to do when your phone dies!

Episode 279: What To Do When Your Phone Dies by Neghar Fonooni (The Meditation Podcast Like Meditation Station by Stin Hansen).

Neghar Fonooni is 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/when-your-phone-dies

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Aug 9, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares exactly how to make exercise a daily habit.

Episode 278: How to Make Exercise a Daily Habit by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (How to Stay Motivated & Make Working Out a Routine).

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/how-to-make-exercise-a-daily-habit-with-a-may-challenge

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Aug 8, 2017

Roger Lawson shares the reverse pyramid training method for lifting weights and burning fat.

Episode 277: Friends Don't Let Friends Lift Light by Roger Lawson (Like The Muscle for Life Podcast: Build Muscle, Lose Fat, Get Healthy).

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/lift-heavy-for-the-sexy

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Aug 7, 2017

Stephan Guyenet shares why he changed his mind about butter.

Episode 276: Two Things I've Changed My Mind About - Part 1: Butter by Stephan Guyenet (Like Pursuing Health with Julie Foucher).

Stephan Guyenet earned a BS in biochemistry at the University of Virginia, pursued a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Washington, then continued doing research as a postdoctoral fellow. He's spent a total of 12 years in the neuroscience research world studying neurodegenerative disease and the neuroscience of eating behavior and obesity. His publications in scientific journals have been cited over 1,400 times by my peers. He is the author of The Hungry Brain, which was published in 2017.

The original post is located here: http://www.stephanguyenet.com/two-things-ive-changed-my-mind-about-part-i-butter

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Aug 4, 2017

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

Episode 275: Dr. Neal Malik on the Brian Copeland Show - Part 4 (Fast Food - Similar to The Nosh Show: A Fast Food & Junk Food Podcast).

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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Aug 3, 2017

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares how to crush your inner demons using the Skywalker Strategy (Part 2 of 2).

Episode 274: Want to Crush Your Inner Demons? Use the Skywalker Strategy - Part 2 by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Personal Growth).

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/want-to-crush-your-inner-demons-use-the-skywalker-strategy

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Aug 2, 2017

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares how to crush your inner demons using the Skywalker Strategy (Part 1 of 2).

Episode 273: Want to Crush Your Inner Demons? Use the Skywalker Strategy - Part 1 by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Star Wars & Health).

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/want-to-crush-your-inner-demons-use-the-skywalker-strategy

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Aug 1, 2017

JC Deen shares why you should never give up, with stories from his own life. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 272: Why You Should Never Ever Give Up - Part 2 by JC Deen (Motivation & Inspiration for Persistence - Similar to Body Spartan).

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/2011/04/why-you-should-never-ever-give-up

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Jul 31, 2017

JC Deen shares why you should never give up, with stories from his own life. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 271: Why You Should Never Ever Give Up - Part 1 by JC Deen (Like The Healthy Moms Podcast by Katie Wells - Wellness Mama).

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/2011/04/why-you-should-never-ever-give-up

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Jul 28, 2017

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Episode 270: Q&A Edition - Are Non-Caloric & Artificial Sweeteners Ok to Consume (Similar to Crossroads of Health by Rick Simpson).

The original post is located here: http://optimallivingdaily.com/diet-sodas-sugar-substitutes-artificial-sweetners-like-stevia-equal-sweetn-low-splenda-sugar-alcohols-yacon-syrup-safe

Jul 27, 2017

Nia Shanks talks about overcoming perfectionism (Part 2 of 2).

Episode 269: Screw Perfection - Part 2 by Nia Shanks (Like The Rich Roll Podcast & Happier with Gretchen Rubin - Unleash Your Best Self).

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/screw-perfection

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Jul 26, 2017

Nia Shanks talks about overcoming perfectionism (Part 1 of 2).

Episode 268: Screw Perfection - Part 1 by Nia Shanks (Like Mental Illness Happy Hour by Paul Gilmartin - Anxiety, OCD & Perfectionism).

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/screw-perfection

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Jul 25, 2017

Dr. Matthew Thorpe with Authority Nutrition shares 12 science-based benefits of meditation. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 267: 12 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation - Part 2 by Dr. Matthew Thorpe of Authority Nutrition (Mindful Meditation).

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/12-benefits-of-meditation

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Jul 24, 2017

Dr. Matthew Thorpe with Authority Nutrition shares 12 science-based benefits of meditation. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 266: 12 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation - Part 1 by Dr. Matthew Thorpe of Authority Nutrition (Daily Meditation Podcast).

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/12-benefits-of-meditation

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Jul 21, 2017

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Episode 265: How to Lose Weight - Cut The Fat Weight Loss Podcast | Weight Loss Motivation | Diet Advice | Lose Weight | Fitness.

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/best-way-lose-50-pounds-quickly-safely

Jul 20, 2017

2 short posts from Ross Enamait of RossTraining.com, talking about rest days and excuses about time.

Episode 264: Varying Your Training Intensity And Stop Making Excuses About Time by Ross Enamait of Ross Training (Road to Ripped).

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 posts are located here:

http://rosstraining.com/blog/2017/06/26/varying-training-intensity

http://rosstraining.com/blog/2017/05/16/stop-making-excuses-time

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Jul 19, 2017

Neghar Fonooni makes the case for coffee. Just brew it!

Episode 263: Just Brew It by Neghar Fonooni (Like Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud - I Brew My Own Coffee - Coffee & Caffeine in Health).

Neghar Fonooni is 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/just-brew

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Jul 18, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares why we need to change our relationship with food.

Episode 262: It's Time for a New Relationship with Food by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Like What The Health? From Kaiser Health News).

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/its-time-for-a-new-relationship-with-food

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Jul 17, 2017

Roger Lawson shares his experience with flotation tanks and answers common questions about it.

Episode 261: Flotation Tank: A Quick & Easy Way to Beat Stress by Roger Lawson of Rog Law Fitness (Like The Joe Rogan Experience).

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/flotation-tank-a-quick-easy-way-to-beat-stress

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Jul 14, 2017

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Episode 260: Q&A Edition - What is the Best Diet for Diabetes? (Dishing Up Nutrition - Low Fat High Carb or Low Carb for Diabetics).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/best-diet-diabetes-high-carb-low-fat-diet-low-carb-high-fat-diet-better-diabetics

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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