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Our podcast's exercise tips starter pack, featuring episodes from Optimal Health Daily

Exercise consists of several areas like cardio, strength training, and flexibility. We also need to find the time to work out!

Here are some interesting (and alarming) facts about exercise and fitness, compiled by Med Alert Help:

  • Less than 25 percent of Americans get enough exercise, with a lack of time being the reason, even though the respondents did have some daily free time.
  • Kids in the U.S. spend 5 to 7 hours a day in front of a screen, whether it's computer work, video games, or watching TV. This frequently correlates with a lack of physical movement.
  • A European survey found that people exercise less as they get older. For example, close to 60% of European males aged 15–24 exercised with some regularity, compared to 22% of men aged 55 and above. Stats for women were on a similar scale.

And what if you work from home?

There's a tendency for weight gain due to the sedentary lifestyle and what Dr A.J. Marsden of America’s Beacon College describes as a “significant decrease in physical activity.”

That's why the Optimal Health Daily show aims to share short, actionable and practical advice for your to optimize your health.

Exercise Tips Starter Pack: Podcast Episodes

Here is a selection of episodes covering the topic of exercise and fitness tips by some of the world's best bloggers.

Feel free to select the episode which resonates the most with you, or check them all out to gather the tips you'd most like to apply in your own life.

1. Dominique Alessi on Finding Time To Workout Consistently

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Do you feel that you have no time for exercise? Is scheduling some movement for 10 minutes a time doable? Listen to this episode to learn how to reframe what you think about the time commitment for exercise, and why exercise should not be viewed as a an add-on or luxury activity.

2. Nerd Fitness on How to Gain Momentum to Work Out & Exercise

Learn more about Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness or read the original post.

Is something better than nothing when it comes to exercise? Yes, indeed! Steve Kamb explains why and how to get started, no matter how small the first step might be.


BONUS: How to Raise Healthy Kids

The following episodes are also by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness. They were featured on the Optimal Relationships Daily show which covers parenting and other topics.

Check them out if you're seeking ways to stay active with your kids and encourage them to live a healthy lifestyle.

Learn more about Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness or read the original post.

Follow up with Part 2, or read the original post.


3. Nia Shanks on Making Cardio Enjoyable

Learn more about Nia Shanks or read the original post.

Is cardio a chore to your or something more aligned with a self-care activity? Nia shares interesting perspectives on how the way you approach exercise makes a world of different in your enjoyment of it and your feelings about it.

4. QnA with Dr. Neal: Does Cardio Build Enough Muscle?

Learn more about Nick Loper or read the original post.

Dr. Neal, who hosts Optimal Health Daily, does QnA episodes on Fridays. In this episode, he shares advice with a listener on how to get in more strength training and how this can benefit activities like cardio exercise.

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5. Nia Shanks on Why Women Should Train for Strength

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Nia shares four reasons why women should be encouraged to build strength.

NOTE: Women experience more challenges with weight maintenance when they're in their 30s. It's thus important for a workout plan to focus on both building muscle and cardio activities.

6. Eric Leija on Flexibility

Learn more about Eric Leija or read the original post.

Prioritizing flexibility helps you have better technique and increased durability. Both help with preventing injuries from activities like lifting weights. Learn how to add in mobility and durability activities to your workout routine in this episode.

7. QnA with Dr. Neal: Do Yoga or Pilates Help with Strength Training?

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Have you wondered about the differences between yoga and Pilates, and which one might be better for you? In this QnA episode, Dr. Neal shares the benefits of these exercises and whether power yoga is suitable for strength training purposes.

8. Abi Carver on How Yoga Can Make You Stronger

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There are many benefits to a yoga practice. But how exactly does it improve your life? Abi shares the functional side of yoga and how it builds flexibility, endurance, and strength on multiple fronts.

9. Kate Galliett on Mobility and Injury Resistance

Learn more about Kate Galliett or read the original post.

Are you tuned in to your body? Kate shares how body awareness supports injury resistance, and how this awareness can alleviate chronic tension so that you can begin to move better.

10. Jessi Kneeland on Sustainable Healthy Living Routines

Learn more about Jessi Kneeland or read the original post.

It's important to maintain a healthy body image no matter what your exercise or fitness goals are. Jessi shares her thoughts on “progress pictures” that are posted online, and how to create sustainable exercise and fitness goals.

Where Do I Go From Here?

We hope you've enjoyed this starter pack of exercise tips to get the most out of your workout routines and fitness activities.

Let us know which episode or tips were your favorite from this list, and what plans you have when it comes to growing your business.

You can also check out our motivational quotes collections or view our other starter packs.


Editor's Note: We have six shows in our podcast network to optimize your life in multiple areas (health, personal finance, and more).

To learn more, visit our “start here” page or click on each logo below to learn more about each show! 


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Jess Chua

Jess writes and edits content for the Optimal Living Daily podcast network. Her interests include personal growth, cooking, and spending time with her pets.
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