I typically do not recommend individuals gain weight prior to building muscle. Instead of exceeding their caloric needs, I prefer that they simply meet them. Let me explain.
Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 655 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.
The Set Point Theory
There’s a theory with regards … Read the restread more
From experience, I can tell you that 2-3 months of consistent overeating can lead to some significant weight gain. There was a time in the not-so-distant past that I was able to gain 8 lbs. between Halloween and January 1st.
Getting a massage is one of my favorite ways to relax and de-stress. From personal experience, I know that later on that day or even the next day, I sometimes feel a bit out-of-sorts. I may start feeling cold- or flu-like symptoms. Massage therapists have also mentioned to me that I might feel this way … Read the restread more
You’ve heard flossing mentioned here before. Before I continue, let’s just get this out of the way – when I’m talking about flossing, I’m not talking about the floss dance move. I am, of course, talking about dental flossing. I realize that by pointing this out, you may not be able to get the … Read the restread more
I thought I’d share our most popular episodes of 2018 (and their corresponding articles) this year for each of our narration podcasts:
Optimal Living Daily: Top Personal Development & Minimalism Articles
- Ep 816: The Einstein Principle: Accomplish More By Doing Less by Cal Newport (Listen | Read)
- Ep 827: 10 Habits You Must
Some sugar substitute claims seem too good to be true--erythritol is one example. Does it provide the body with calories? It’s marketed as a zero-calorie sweetener. Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 635 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. I should also...read more
How We Made $100/Hour Working at the YMCA By: Christopher Pascale Hacking tuition allows you to save thousands, which is cash you don’t have to earn, so you don’t get taxed. This concept of everyday saving came up repeatedly in the work of Dr. Thomas Stanley, who...read more
I’ll start with the bottom line: fat loss is a complicated process. There is no guarantee that working out at a certain heart rate will lead to fat loss. I’ll explain, but first, I need to explain target heart rate… Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode...read more
Stacking old fashioned pensions can be done! By: Christopher Pascale “The old economy with careers and benefits and pensions is gone.” -Chris Sacca The quotes throughout this piece entail the common wisdom of the day. Old fashioned defined benefit (DB) pensions are...read more
Just the other day, one of my friends (who happens to be really into fitness) came up to me... well, more like ran up to me, because she was so excited to show me her new Smart Watch fitness tracker. She was showing me how it tracks nearly every movement--from...read more