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Next Level Living Videos

Huffington Post has Next Level Living videos that break down topics such as sleep or circadian rhythms. They’re short, simple and entertaining yet really get some valuable information across. Enjoy!


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Disgust Diet: Can You Train Your Brain To Recoil At High-Calorie Foods? : The Salt : NPR

NPR introduces a new way to help reduce those unhealthy cravings! This just might work for my DQ ice cream. I hope they do make that phone app.


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In ‘Eating Lab,’ A Psychologist Spills Secrets On Why Diets Fail : The Salt : NPR

Another NPR article on why diets dont work. The author, Mann, studies right here in Minnesota!


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Lost Posture: Why Indigenous Cultures Don’t Have Back Pain : Goats and Soda : NPR

I thought this was a really interesting article. Why haven’t we done more research around this?

Find out if you have the S-shaped or J-shaped back!


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Hey, you should read these!

Well, it’s been quite awhile but I’m finally sharing some more published articles from the past few weeks. I was watching my inbox fill up with all of these links I sent myself to share in a future post and it was driving me nuts! A cluttered inbox motivates me to post more often. It’s a sick mind game, really…Anyways, enjoy the articles! I tried to separate them by topic to help you find ones you may be interested more than others.


10 Habits of Successful People from Lifehack. Traits seen in successful individuals, do you have any of these?

Videos to help you with public speaking…there are 8 videos included in this TED Talks series. Even watching one of them will give you some tips & tricks on getting over that stage freight!

A TED Talks intern shares what they learned after watching every TED video….  After reading this, I’m going to just keep on asking questions, no matter how annoyed my friends & family get 😉

How to Look for Emotional Intelligence on Your Team from HBR. Is emotional intelligence the new popular term or what? I keep seeing it everywhere in business articles. Are you familiar with it?

TED Talks: Cognitive Surplus and its effects video

Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work. I found this article through my Flipboard app. If you don’t have the app, I highly suggest you get it!

Physical Activity

Runner’s World Yoga Moves for Runners (scroll down to middle of screen) . I know I need to do some of these!

Athletes & Heat Stroke: New Preventative Measures from Reuters Health Are you familiar with heat strokes and what to do if someone you’re with has one?

Food & Nutrition:

Can you eat TOO healthy? Can healthy eating become an eating disorder? The answer is yes. It breaks my heart how people have taken healthy eating to an extreme and experience a new-er eating disorder, orthorexia. It’s just as bad as any other one. Read more about the healthy eating disorder, Orthorexia, here.

For all you crazy coffee drinkers, Lee from Fit Foodie Finds has this amazing-looking mocha joe coffee & protein recipe that even I (a non-coffee drinker) think looks delicious! Click here for the recipe

Scientists Discover How to Switch off Hunger What, really? I would have linked the direct study from Nature Neuroscience (linked & cited in article) but I like how IFLScience.com summarized the findings.

What 5 Days of Junk Food Does to Your Body from TIME. Not too surprised. Video included. This article could go under the Body section, too.

Interested in giving your opinions on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines? Food Politics shows you how to here.


When somebody loses weight, where does the fat go?-BMJ article Before you read the link, where do you think fat goes?

Brown Fat Injections Reverse Weight Gain in Obese Mice-MedPage Today.  Have you heard of brown fat?


Work-Based Wellness Programs Can Reduce Employee Obesity from HealthiestBlog. I love reading more and more of these studies that are coming out. Lifestyle change and adaptation to a healthier life takes time and plus, health really is not as quantifiable as the “big guys” in administration need it to be to prove its impact. For example, how can you measure that someone is less stressed? That they are more organized? Happier at home? It’s difficult, but we’re working on finding ways to prove (numerically)  these changes are beneficial to employers & communities.

And last but not least…

All my friends and family know how much I love writing cards, especially around the holidays. This year I found these cheap pills at Target that turn into creatures when you put them in water. That was a fun holiday-card gift. Anyways, my followers may know how big of a fan I am of Dan Simm’s Irrational Living LLC blog so while I was writing a few cards out to my friends, I wrote him one to thank him for his daily motivation & education. He was really grateful for the card and wrote a post about Thanking People here. I’m really grateful for his shout out. I think it’s time for another round of thank you cards!

Thank you for reading another link-filled post. Let me know if you ever want me to write about a specific topic! I’m always thinking of new topics to write about but I want to hear from YOU, the reader, first.


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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 myfitnesspal.com  (available online or by phone) to track your soda intake for a week- those calories do add up…and so does the money!

SportsMedtoday.com 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?!?

Thanks for reading,


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