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Random Shmandom Links

I’m getting really good at saving links that I want to post on here and then…forgetting to post them. Below are some random, great articles and videos that I’ve accumulated over the last week or two. I think it’s always important to be reminded how there are so many facets of health. Education on brain fitness, body posture, happiness, and food intake, for example, are all part of health; all part of YOUR health.

My favorite link in this post is the “What Makes a Good Life” TED Talks video.   In college, I traveled abroad in third-world countries where people didn’t have much besides a cell phone (crazy, right?), but they still managed to be welcoming and grateful for the resources they had. During those times of awareness I also read Blue Zones by Dan Buettner and fell in love with the book’s message about living a long, happy life.  Happiness really isn’t about having “things,” it comes down to…well, I’ll just let you watch the video. Enjoy!

How to Remember Names:

What Makes a Good Life? -TED Talks:

Here’s What Happened When I Slept For an Extra Hour Each Night:

The Benefits of Good Posture-TED Talks:

Vegetables Likely To Take More of Your Plate in 2016-NPR:

Keep Things Simple for a Long, Healthy Life-NPR:

What type of topics would you like to be addressed in the blog? Let me know!

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Did you miss these articles?

Perhaps you missed some of these articles from last week. Enjoy!

Brain & Career:
TIME- See How What Makes us Happy has changed in the last 80 years
I couldn’t agree more with this article, but I couldn’t believe which factor dropped so dramatically!

Fast Company – 20 Lessons of Creativity for 2015

Business Insider- 25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Huffington Post- 27-yr old Eleni Antoniadou is going to change the future of medicine. And makes me want to step up my game!

MedPage Today- Celiac Tied to Neuropathy Risk

I started collecting a vast amount of awesome recipes from to where I’m just going to refer you to the whole SkinnyTaste website…every recipe in there looks delicious. You will find a recipe to try & love-promise!

Thanks to the Recommended Readings email from Healthy Living Blogs, I found this podcast: Mindless Eating: Willpower vs. Environment

NG’s THE Plate- Wasabi: More Than Just a Hot Sushi Condiment

NPR- What if Americans Ate Like South Africans and Vise Versa? Can you guess what happened? I bet you can! I laughed out loud when I saw the sample menu, “burger…fries”…Poor things.

Physical Activity: 6 Ways to Make Running a Habit

Refinery 29- Skin Cancer Selfie
Perhaps you’ve seen this all around the media lately. It’s a picture of a girl as she used tanning beds and then after her skin cancer treatments. Scary, but important for young tanning-bed users to see.

TIME- The Best Way to Quit Smoking Isn’t E-Cigs

My new magazine subscriptions: Experience L!fe, Triathelte & also the magazine, Outside.  I really enjoy the variety of their articles. Check them out! 7 Companies with amazingly unique wellness programs

TIME- Why we Accept ‘Dad Bod’ on Rich Men
and then watch the skit from The Daily Show ripping apart the Dad Bod trend from Upworthy. Sorry guys, but the dad bod really is not that attractive 🙂

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Lovin’ these links

Ah yes, more articles for you to read. I’m finding that it’s a lot easier for me to consolidate articles I find into one post instead of putting each one aside and think, I’ll write about it later!”

Dan Simms is the writer and creator of Irrational Living LLC. You can receive daily emails of inspiration which I LOVE or you can occasionally check out his blog to get a dose of education & motivation; whichever you prefer. His email topics have varied from how others can affect us to working towards progression. He plugs in a lot of great books, quotes and videos, too.

Ban the word diet from diet sodas? Are you a soda drinker? If you’re trying to lose weight, I highly suggest you try not drinking a soda for even a month to be surprised by the differences in your weight and overall health. Just because it’s liquid doesn’t mean there are no calories or additives in those drinks! Don’t believe me? Try a tracker like  (available online or by phone) to track your soda intake for a week- those calories do add up…and so does the money! is a new site from AMSSM website that provides sports medicine resources about pretty much anything sports & medicine related. For easier site guidance, if you look to the left you can search by injury or by sport. Right away I went to the foot injuries and read about Achilles Tendon Ruptures…interesting stuff. Have you checked it out? What did you learn?

Quick and Dirty Tips provided a helpful article on How to Avoid Awkward Silence at work and How Power Poses Can Build Confidence. I enjoyed them both, but I thought the power pose article was really interesting. Why aren’t we taught these things growing up?!?

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From the latest articles…

From the latest articles…I think you’ll learn a thing or two. Read below to read a few articles from this week that grabbed my attention.

Daily Worth writes a few tips about How to Stop being Indecisive. The article suggests everything from great books to thought-provoking questions to ask yourself to help you focus and make decisions.

Another Daily Worth article writes about 6 Successful Women Share Their Morning Routines. To be honest, I enjoyed reading the comments a lot more than the actual article. I was dumbfounded how these women wake up so much later than, I think, the rest of of the world does…but who knows. There were commenters that said the article was inspiring so, hey, if it motivates even one reader, it was worth sharing!

KevinMD shares an article asking, Is it time we teach medical students about wearables? After reading this article, what do you think? The market for wearables (i.e. FitBits, Jawbones) is BOOMING but what if we integrate this within our healthcare systems for monitoring patients with chronic illnesses? I think this could definitely be a direction healthcare heads to make patients more aware about their behaviors. Perhaps this self-awareness will lead to quicker and sustainable behavior changes.

I think it’s important we keep expanding resources for patients but just as much we provide these kind of resources to our healthcare employees. We need to make sure our healthcare workers are being taken care of (and are taking care of themselves) before they take care of others!

KevinMD also shared  the article, Most doctors lack formal training in diet and nutrition which argues that, you guessed it, most doctors do not have the proper nutrition education to educate their patients about proper nutrition & eating. As a wellness coach who receives referrals from physicians and has had a few chances to have a few discussions with them, I believe they have the knowledge (a lot of knowledge) and believe nutrition is a very important component for reducing chronic diseases BUT they just do not have the time within the appointments to have that “nutrition talk.” Positions like Wellness Coaches, Health Advisers, Health Educators (and the other 100 names we’re called ) are expanding and, I believe, are helping fill in that gap of missed education only because physicians are simply limited in time to do so. Do you agree?

And last but not least, Fortune wrote Can you eat healthy on $4 a day? And I was impressed how the writer took 14 days to eat like he was on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at  $4 a day. Then I turned depressed when he said (and reminded me) how under that low of a daily budget, your priority is not your health and receiving the proper nutrition, but just making sure you eat something-anything- to not go hungry. Do you know anyone that is on SNAP benefits? Do they have a difficult time making healthy food a priority?

I hope you enjoyed the articles. More to come soon.

Thanks for reading,