Doctor Reveals How To Be “The CEO Of Your Own Health.”

Doctor Reveals How To Be “The CEO Of Your Own Health.”

“Right now you have to be the CEO of your own health, you have no choice. There is a supermarket of options, which is one of the problems.”

Dr. Daniel Lord, DC

Physical Medicine Lead for Facebook Health Center

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“​Counting my positive health-care experiences while working in the corporate world, could be summed up on one hand and one finger.”

I have had chronic back spasms all my life. If I had a flare while working in the corporate world, I had one choice, to get time off to go to visit a medical professional. This was always stressful and left me more willing to “grin and bear it” than actually jump through hoops to get help. Then came the journey along the yellow brick road…towards relief. I would go to see my doctor who would tell me to go see a specialist. That specialist would recommend physical therapist. The physical therapist would suggest a chiropractor…
All these options suck up time, cost money and create stress. I never knew who was right and who I should listen to, and in the end I just tried them all and hoped for the best.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS MEETS CORPORATE CULTURE


At our current moment and place in corporate culture timeline, we are only just starting to appreciate the interconnectedness of health and happiness with productivity and loyalty. There are some early adopters like Facebook, who see the health and wellness of their employees as a key to productivity and loyalty. “There are people there [at Facebook] that say: We don’t want to leave for different companies simply because of having this health center here because it’s so comprehensive.” explains Dr. Daniel Lord DC, who is the physical medicine lead at the Facebook Health Center.

Dr. Lord describes his team, “We have two chiropractors, three physical therapists, an acupuncturist and so our team is going to double because we’re actually building a bigger center so I will have even more of each. And that team reports to me and we will work right alongside with primary care so there are four MDs, about eight nurses. There is a behavioral health person, two now, therapists. Also a nutritionist is on staff and so we are one big team.”

THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM


The number one issue Dr. Lord sees at Facebook is back pain, “It’s not surprising, they are a bunch of tech professionals that are highly, highly motivated, type A high-performing, very passionate about what they do, people.” He explains, ” back pain is the number one issue because people work at computers and they sit for long periods of time, they are stationary.” “I went over to Africa with a team of doctors and therapists and we were serving some underserved communities and we were providing them with healthcare. And one of the things that I thought was really interesting is that they didn’t have any lower back pain there and we [the developed nations] have a horrible lower back pain problem. They are doing manual labor and we are just sitting at desks so how do they have no back pain?” observes Dr. Lord. “They move correctly. They drive all the force throughout the day through their hips which is correct.”

 

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THE SUPERMARKET OF OPTIONS


One of the problems with our current health care system, explains Dr. Lord, “…right now you have to be the CEO of your own health, you have no choice. There is a supermarket of options which is one of the problems.” He goes on to describe a recent market study by Dr. Scott Halderman reviewed on Spine-Health.com discussing the current predicament of patients seeking care for back pain. Dr. Lord explains, “[The] conclusion was that there is definitely effective treatments for back pain but it’s hard because there is a supermarket out there. You could get a massage, you could go to the chiropractor, you could get acupuncture, you could take pain meds, you could take supplements, you could go to a trainer, you can go to an orthopedist,… And on and on and on.”

Dr. Lord sympathizes with the problems a patient has in trying to decide which provider to go to. How do you manage the pain? How do you prevent the back pain from reoccurring? “Those are questions that I am trying to deal with and I’m trying to educate people on because at the end of the day a lot of these things are businesses. People who are selling you something, they have the hammer and you are the nail and so everything is going to sound good if they try and pitch you on it.”

BEING THE CEO OF YOU OWN HEALTH


As health care consumers, Dr. Lord believes firmly in the idea of being the CEO of your own health. He defines that as not only having a good doctor to talk with, about your health issues with, but also educating yourself.
 

 
He goes on to explain his approach with patients at the Facebook Health Center, “We’re going to coach them not just okay, you need to have good posture but actually the strategies behind it; what you can do with Micro-Breaks, what you can do with positioning on your chair, different strategies of moving at your desk to really making sure that they move and which it helps them heal faster and it prevents it from coming back.”

“…When we educate people to prevent back pain, we are teaching them how to move through their hips and that’s the number one thing. It doesn’t matter why your back hurts, somehow the structures in your back got stressed.”
 

 
Dr. Lord continues “… It’s all a part of the continuum of care. And then we are not just shoving them out the door, the other really big piece is bridging the gap from okay, I have pain, it’s gone to then now I’m going back to my normal activities and healthy lifestyle. How do you bridge that gap?”  
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CONSUMER HIGH-TECH GADGETS


Working in the high-tech sector, you would think Dr. Lord would have access to some pretty cool and expensive tools. The truth is that he is a fan of simple affordable consumer gadgets, “…some of my favorites I would like you to know that are actually useful, one is called Lumo Lift and this is really a cool piece of the technology because it not only tracks your steps which a lot of them do, it tracks your movement throughout the day, it also tracks your posture. And it’s kind of ingenious where it vibrates if you are in a bad position.”

“It’s a perfect indicator of where your posture is because it can tell if you are hunching forward or rolling your shoulders. It also coaches you so you can do coaching sessions …so if you hunch over too much it will give you a couple buzzes to remind you to sit back up so it’s kind of a cool biofeedback way to improve your posture habits.”

Some other low-tech items Dr. Lord likes to prescribe are, “The other thing that I really like to use is called Intelli-Skin. And it is not a technology… It’s just a shirt but the technology is in the materials. It’s kind of a compression shirt so it fits fairly tightly so it is comfortable for some people, not as comfortable for some other people but people who are able to wear it get really great results.”

“The Fluid Stance, it looks like a surfboard and it is kind of like a balance board, but it’s more stable than a wobble board or what you would see like in a PT area or a gym where it’s like really stable. It’s just a little unstable where you can shift your weight and move your ankles back and forth and you balance but you are not in fear of falling.”

“Another one is a floormat for workstations, it is called Topo. And it’s interesting because it has kind of a foam soft feel that you would normally think of for the mats… You can stand on the edge and like stretch your calf. You can stand on… There is a big hump in the middle that you can change your foot position and it’s all cushiony, but it kind of gets you to move around as you stand and put your feet in different positions and stretch your feet in different positions.”

 

A POSSIBLE HEALTHCARE FUTURE

Facebook, along with a select number of American corporations understand that the health and happiness of their employees and the importance of a healthy corporate culture, are all factors that positively effect their bottom line.

Regardless of what your employer does or does not offer you in the way of health care perks, it’s up to you in the end, to educate yourself with simple, evidence-based actions that can help you navigate the supermarket of medical offerings.

 

WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE?

What does your company offer you in the way of health care? Have you found good evidence-based solutions that have helped your wellness? What tools or techniques do you use to keep yourself healthy? Let us know in the Comments Section below..

“In the end, learning how to adapt your habits and environment towards prevention, is the key to a healthy outcome.”

What Would You Like to Do?

 

CONTENT NOTES

“Well I’ve had the pleasure of hanging out at Facebook the past few years. It’s definitely different relationship that you have with your patients and it definitely gives me the advantage to really focus on patient care because I don’t have to deal with the business aspects of running a clinic.” – Daniel Lord, DC.

 

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
  • How Facebook takes care of their employees with in-house integrated medical care that delivers a well rounded approach to caring for the individual.
  • Employees love this perk so much that many of them say that they won’t work anywhere else.
  • Daniel’s #1 common problem that he treats is back-pain because people sit and work at computers all day.
  • Daniel wants to teach his patients how they be the “CEO of their own Health.
  • Eliminating pain is important but so is preventing it from returning!
  • There is a “super-market” of choices for patients, how do you choose which solution to solve your problem?
  • Many developing countries don’t have the same back-pain problems modernized countries do, find out why.
  • Something you can do right now to help yourself: “abdominal contraction of 20% on, at all times.
  • Daniel has a short list of electronic and physical gadgets/tools that he loves and help people be healthier while they work; Lumo Lift, Posture Shirts, Fluid Stance and the Topo Anti-fatigue Mat. Listen to the podcast and learn why.

 

 

TIPS:

It’s very important for your health and wellbeing to take micro-breaks every 20 minutes , and just spend 30-60 seconds doing one or several of these exercises at your desk.



 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Daniel’s Website and blog: Practice Posture

Facebook Health Center Team

Scott Halderman was the lead author of the Spine-Health article mentioned

Kelly Starrett, Doctor of physical therapy.
MobilityWOD is the ultimate guide to resolving pain, preventing injury, and optimizing athletic performance.

Sit Better, Live Better: Excerpt From Dr. Kelly Starrett’s Becoming A Supple Leopard

My Hands Are Tingling…

Functional sitting // Go ahead…lean back in your chair.

Foundation Training – Rapidly increase your back strength, flexibility, and balance quicker than you could ever imagine.

Micro Breaks No.1 // The McGill Overhead Reach

Microbreak No.2 // Standing Posture Reset

Microbreak No.3 // Cracking Up With Coach Stevo

 

PRODUCTS DANIEL LOVES AND USES WITH HIS PATIENTS

https://youtu.be/o2WUfKM3f4Q

 

TAKEAWAY

There is so much great actionable content in this episode, but the big takeaway is simple; There are so many choices available to treat your ailments, aches and pains, but it all starts with you being an active, informed participant in your health journey.

We all need to be The CEOs of our own Health.

 

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How to Stop Drinking Soda. Awesome Steps for Success!

How to Stop Drinking Soda. Awesome Steps for Success!

“What if I told you there are 3 really easy steps that could wean you off of drinking sugar or diet sodas…”

– How to Stop Drinking Soda. Awesome Steps for Success!

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“You have to drink fluids every day to stay hydrated. It’s your choice whether you drink empty calories and unnecessary chemicals or something healthier.”

How to Stop Drinking Soda. Awesome Steps for Success!

Here is a sobering fact, “Two out of three adults and one out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese and the nation spends an estimated $190 billion a year treating obesity-related health conditions. Rising consumption of sugary drinks has been a major contributor to the obesity epidemic.” Harvard School of Public Health.

If you think that drinking diet sodas will get you off the hook, think again! Here are 3 of the top 10 reasons (in no particular order) from Health.com.

  • Diet soda is calorie-free, but it won’t necessarily help you lose weight. Researchers from the University of Texas found that over the course of about a decade, diet soda drinkers had a 70% greater increase in waist circumference compared with non-drinkers
  • It’s associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Drinking one diet soda a day was associated with a 36% increased risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes in a University of Minnesota study.
  • It may hurt your heart. Just one diet soft drink a day could boost your risk of having a vascular event such as stroke, heart attack, or vascular death, according to researchers from the University of Miami and Columbia University.

Ok, enough of the scare tactics! I too was a diet soda drinker before I starting down the path of the LifehackrDiet. I had to wean myself off of them too, now I want to share with you three awesome steps to stop drinking soda that worked for me.

WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE!
Here is the root of the problem, our bodies are approximately 60% water and during the day we are losing it through sweating and urination. Health authorities recommend drinking at least eight 8oz glasses of water, 64 fl oz or around 2 liters a day. I try to target 80 fl oz of water a day with mixed results.

Not only is water a necessity, but you can use it as a weight loss tool.

“One study showed that dieters who drank 500 ml of water before meals lost 44% more weight over a period of 12 weeks, compared to those who didn’t.” Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise

Water is something we have to consume for our very survival. We are bombarded by marketing messages trying to sell us beverage products that are not healthy forms of hydration. “A typical 20-ounce soda contains 15 to 18 teaspoons of sugar and upwards of 240 calories. A 64-ounce fountain cola drink could have up to 700 calories. People who drink this “liquid candy” do not feel as full as if they had eaten the same calories from solid food and do not compensate by eating less.” Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health

The bottom line is, It’s up to you whether you consume beverages that help or hinder a healthy lifestyle.

3 STEPS TO FREEDOM!

Step 1: Wean Yourself off of the Sweetness.
Step 2: Wean Yourself off of Consumer Soda Products.
Step 3: Wean Yourself off of the Soda Bubbles.

 

STEP 1: WEAN YOURSELF OFF THE SWEETNESS.
How to Stop Drinking Soda. Awesome Steps for Success. Start by watering down your soda of choice.

I have never liked drinking plain water but I have learned delicious new ways to enjoy consume water. Let us start down the path of getting to water nirvana by attacking one problem at a time.

Like most of you reading this, my brain likes the sensation of sweetness, a lot! The first step is to take control of the volume knob of your brain’s sweet spot.

“Artificial sweeteners have more intense flavor than real sugar, so over time products like diet soda dull our senses to naturally sweet foods like fruit” Health.com

Here is a simple way of reducing your dependence on the level of sweetness of sugared and diet sodas.

Next time you buy your soda of choice, buy a soda water of the same size.

Actions

  • Drink 1/4 of you soda of choice. Crack open the soda water and refill your soda of choice with the soda water (1/4 of the bottle). Drink your new brew and don’t focus on any changes in the sweetness. Instead, focus on other things you like about your soda of choice; the bubbles, the temperature, how refreshing it is, etc… Note: From now on, don’t drink soda straight. Pour the 1/4 bottle of soda in a reserve bottle and water it down before you drink it. Repeat this 3/4 to 1/4 mixing every time you drink a soda.
  • Take your time to get use to the less intense “sweetness” of your beverage. Take days, weeks or even months to be comfortable with this change. When this level of sweetness becomes, “normal” you are ready to crank it up!
  • Now mix 1/2 a bottle of your soda of choice with 1/2 bottle of soda water. Take your time to appreciate your beverage for what it is. When you are ready move on…
  • To, 1/4 your soda of choice to 3/4 soda water. Again, take your time to appreciate your new reality.
    My advice to you is to take as much time as you need to be comfortable with each of these changes. We are working on making a permanent change here.

STEP 2: WEAN YOURSELF OFF OF THE CONSUMER SODA PRODUCTS.
How to stop drinking soda by making your own low cal spritzers. lifehackrdiet.com

 

It’s time to put you in the driver’s seat and have you save money while drinking healthier soda beverages. This strategy also helps the environment as it saves on fuel shipping your little commercial soda bottles all over the country, plus it reduces the number of plastic bottles in the waste and recycling stream.

Now that you have turned down the sweetness volume in your brain, you can enjoy beverages, fruits and other foods with a more sensible perception of sweetness.

I have been off commercial sodas for over 3 years and when I taste them now I actually gag at the intensity of their sweetness.

Let us replace your dependence on commercial soda beverages and instead create spritzers (a mixture of fruit juice and soda water) that are tailored to your sensibilities.

Actions

  • The basic principle of step 2, is to take a naturally sweetened fruit juice of your choice and use it as the “syrup (not an actual syrup, just a juice)” for a spritzer which will replace your consumption of commercial soda.
  • Suggestions for fruit juices; (all without added sweeteners) Apple cider, Pomegranate juice, grape juice, lemon, lime or orange juice, iced tea and anything else that catches your fancy.
    – Pour about 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) of your syrup and then fill the remainder of a 16 oz/0.47 l glass with soda water. Enjoy.
  • Try squeezing a couple of lemon, lime or orange slices into a glass of soda water. Yummy!

I was an early adopter when the Soda Stream home carbonation system arrived on the scene. I love being able to make soda water whenever I want to without having to lug heavy soda water bottles from the grocery store or deal with returning bottles for a return deposit or dumping them in the recycling. It also saves money too.

How to Drink Spritzers at Work.
There is a true convenience to twisting open a commercial soda. You can find them pretty much everywhere and they taste consistently the same no matter where you are. But now that you are over them, how can you adapt to drinking your healthy spritzer at work? Here are a couple of suggestions (If you have some ideas to add, please do so in the comments section below – we’d love to hear what you have to say!).

With a Fridge at Work
If you are fortunate to have access to a fridge at work, you can bring a bottle/container of your favorite “syrup” and leave it in the fridge. Maybe put an official looking sticker on it that say something like “Laxative Solution” to keep your co-workers out of your stash.

Without a Fridge at Work
If you don’t have access to a fridge, then i suggest you buy yourself a soup thermos and pour in your cold “syrup” of choice. Bring along a durable reusable water bottle to mix your spritzer and soda water and drink from. Soda Water at Work Depending on where you work and who you work for, maybe they could be convinced to buy a SodaStream system for the office. It encourages people to think outside of the bottle when it comes to hydration. Maybe spend a couple of minutes explaining why what you are doing and how it will help you maintain a healthier lifestyle. That’s a pretty convincing argument.
 

STEP 3: WEAN YOURSELF OFF THE BUBBLES
How to stop drinking soda by getting creative with water infusions. lifehackrdiet.com

A couple of weeks ago, I was sucking on the straw of my favorite water infusion of spicy ginger tea with a lemon slice, when I had an “ah-hah” moment. A slight ginger burning sensation was warming its way down my throat. I realize the reason I don’t like drinking plain water is because there is no “mouth-feel.” I like carbonated beverages because the sensation of the bubbles excite my mouth. I was enjoying my ginger tea with lemon because it also gave me a secondary mouth-feel – That’s it!! My mouth and brain need excitement when I am eating and drinking. I don’t think I am alone in craving these sensations.

Since I started exploring water infusions, I haven’t been craving a carbonated spritzer. My mouth has been satisfied with all the delicious flavors and spices I was tossing its way. The carbonation that creates the bubbles in soda water isn’t bad for you. It can cause a sensation of bloating or stomach flare-ups in some people, like those with IBS (Irritable Bowl Syndrome). Most of us won’t have any negative side effects from drinking carbonated water. I just feel it’s important to be empowered and enjoying drinking lots of water carbonated or straight.

I had been hearing about water infusions for a while, but I just didn’t feel compelled enough to try them myself. My friend Karen, who takes great pride in introducing me to things, gave me a gift of a carton of homemade water infusions. That was the catalyst I needed to start my journey into the world of infusion experimentation. To date, I have tried about 25 different combinations of fruits, spices and herbs in my water.

Actions

  • Simply place fresh fruit, fragrant herbs, raw veggies, teas and spices in any combination into a container of water, let it infuse in the fridge for an hour or overnight and then drink. You get all the goodness of the flavors, nutrients and the health benefits of drinking water.
  • That’s it. Experiment and enjoy!

 
There are an infinite number of combinations you can experiment with. Here are some examples to get you thinking;

  • grapefruit + sage/rosemary/mint/basil
  • lemon + mint/cilantro/basil
  • lemon + lime + cilantro
  • lemon + ginger
  • Meyer lemon + tangerine + pear + hot green pepper + cilantro
  • lemon + orange + ginger
  • blood orange + ginger + basil
  • cucumber + lemon + lime + mint/basil
  • cucumber + grapefruit + sage/rosemary
  • cucumber + watermelon + mint
  • carrots + apple + lemon + ginger
  • carrots + pomegranate + sage
  • honeydew + cantaloupe + watermelon + sage//mint
  • watermelon + mint/rosemary/basil
  • cantaloupe + blood orange + lemon
  • pear + rosemary/sage
  • banana + nectarine + basil
  • blackberries + raspberries + strawberries + mint
  • strawberries + grapefruit + sage
  • apple + plum + blueberries + mint/sage
  • cherries + lime + mint

There are more ideas here and here.
 
MY NIGHTLY ROUTINE
How to stop drinking soda by getting creative with water infusions. lifehackrdiet.com
Ball Mason Jars lined up as I cut fruit and brew tea for the next day’s hydration needs. I love sipping on my concoctions with the Ball Mason Jar Lid and Straw. I keep myself well hydrated, my taste buds satisfied and my liquid calories to a minimum – what is there not to like!

FIND YOUR SOLUTION
To stop drinking soda is not as difficult as you think it might be, take days, weeks or even months to adjust your tastes and expectations. The journey is more about what your mind expects and not what your body needs.

The LifehackrDiet philosophy is to empower you with step-by-step techniques for losing weight and regain your wellness. Experiment with these ideas, adapting them to your unique lifestyle and personality.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
​I know both I and the LifehackrDiet community would love to hear how you weaned yourself off of soda. Maybe something you did can help someone else fuel their journey. Leave your thoughts, suggestions and questions in the comments section down below.

Thanks for adding your voice!

CONTENT NOTES

The bottom line is you have to drink fluids every day to stay hydrated and healthy. It’s your choice whether you drink empty calories and chemicals or something healthier.
In this LifehackrDiet podcast episode, I show you three easy strategies for slowly weaning yourself off of soda and discovering healthier options that you enjoy.

 

   

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
  • Two out of three adults and one out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese and sugar sweetened soda is a major contributor to this problem.
  • Diet soda is calorie-free, but it won’t necessarily help you lose weight.
  • Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses (8x8 rule).
  • Water is a necessity, but it is also a tool that you can use to reach your goals.
  • I had to figure out a way to slowly reduce my psychological dependence on “sweetness” and the addictive feeling of the “sparkling” carbonation in sodas.
  • A simple strategy of reducing your dependence on the sweet taste of sugar and diet sodas.
  • How to empower yourself to save money and drink healthier soda beverages (Spritzers) plus have less of an environmental impact…
  • Paul had a problem: he doesn’t like to drink plain water because it “feels” and “tastes” so dull. Find out how that is still the case but he loves drinking flavorful water with lots of “mouth feel.”
  • What is an “Infused Water”, how to make them and why they are so AWESOME!!!

Plus more great tips.
 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

TAKE AWAY

By quitting soda, you will stop consuming wasted calories and unnecessary chemicals that get in the way of you losing weight and regaining your wellness.

Thanks for LISTENING!

Thank you again for your support,

SUBSCRIBE Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, SoundCloud or Stitcher Radio to get automatic updates.

 

Please join the conversation and leave a comment below. I can’t wait to hear what you have to say.

 

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017 – How to Stop Drinking Soda: Awesome Steps for Success

017 – How to Stop Drinking Soda: Awesome Steps for Success

LHD Podcast 017: LISTEN HERE;

 

LHD 017: How to Stop Drinking Soda: Awesome Steps for Success
The bottom line is you have to drink fluids every day to stay hydrated and healthy. It’s your choice whether you drink empty calories and chemicals or something healthier.
In this LifehackrDiet podcast episode, I show you three easy strategies for slowly weaning yourself off of soda and discovering healthier options that you enjoy.

 

 

 

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
  • Two out of three adults and one out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese and sugar sweetened soda is a major contributor to this problem.
  • Diet soda is calorie-free, but it won’t necessarily help you lose weight.
  • Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses (8x8 rule).
  • Water is a necessity, but it is also a tool that you can use to reach your goals.
  • I had to figure out a way to slowly reduce my psychological dependence on “sweetness” and the addictive feeling of the “sparkling” carbonation in sodas.
  • A simple strategy of reducing your dependence on the sweet taste of sugar and diet sodas.
  • How to empower yourself to save money and drink healthier soda beverages (Spritzers) plus have less of an environmental impact…
  • Paul had a problem: he doesn’t like to drink plain water because it “feels” and “tastes” so dull. Find out how that is still the case but he loves drinking flavorful water with lots of “mouth feel.”
  • What is an “Infused Water”, how to make them and why they are so AWESOME!!!

Plus more great tips.

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

TAKE AWAY

By quitting soda, you will stop consuming wasted calories and unnecessary chemicals that get in the way of you losing weight and regaining your wellness.

 

 

Thanks for LISTENING!

Thank you again for your support,

SUBSCRIBE Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes, SoundCloud or Stitcher Radio to get automatic updates.

 

Please join the conversation and leave a comment below. I can’t wait to hear what you have to say.

 

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CSC 005: Coffee Shop Chat – How to Stop Working Out and Kickstart a New Active Lifestyle

CSC 005: Coffee Shop Chat – How to Stop Working Out and Kickstart a New Active Lifestyle

“The number of times I have put my workout clothes on only to be sucked into work, is crazy!”

– Anonymous LifehackrDiet.com reader/listener

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CSC 005: Coffee Shop Chat – How to Stop Working Out and Kickstart a New Active Lifestyle!

Here at LifehackrDiet we are experimenting with a new podcast format in addition to our existing one.

“Coffee Shop Chat” is an informal podcast where Paul Michaels from LifehackrDiet.com, discussed readers/listeners questions about their “struggles”.

This podcast concentrates on small, simple and actionable tips that can help solve everyday challenges.

 

The number of times I have put my workout clothes on only to be sucked into work, is crazy!

– Anonymous LifehackrDiet.com reader/listener
 

 

This is a sign that what you are doing isn’t working. So, now you need to stop and reinvent your life. This is the exact situation that drove me to experiment and eventually develop the LifehackrDiet.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
  • The more you do the more you can do! and the opposite is true; the less you do, the less you can do.
  • How simply making tiny changes to the things you do everyday, you can see huge gains!
  • Standing while you work, even for a short time is an excellent way to improve your health and could reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  • Just walking around when you talk on the phone burns calories. I estimate that you can get about 35 steps (I misspoke in the podcast, sorry!) a minute which adds up quickly!

Plus more great tips.
 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

TAKEAWAY
Quit failing to work out  and just start re-wiring your brain so that everything you do in your day becomes an opportunity for exercise. You will soon see how all the little things add up and fast!

Share Your Strategies and Tips

So what strategies and tips have you discovered? Please share what you have uncovered or struggles you can’t seem to beat, in the comments section below. You will help others and possibly reveal things all of us can try to achieve; Our lifestyle and wellness, reinvented!  

About the Author

Paul Michaels is the founder and resident guru of the LifehackrDiet.com website, podcast and youtube channel. At 49 years old Paul was able to totally reinvent his lifestyle by making small changes that eventually led to huge results. He lost and maintained 35lbs of weight-loss and walks an average of 3,000 miles a year while he works, plays and creates awesome content.  

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LHD 016: How to Look and Feel Younger by Being Active. An Interview with Lisa Sugarman.

LHD 016: How to Look and Feel Younger by Being Active. An Interview with Lisa Sugarman.

LHD Podcast 015: LISTEN HERE;

LHD 016: How to Look and Feel Younger by Being Active. An Interview with Lisa Sugarman.

Whether you walk 1.5mph at a treadmill desk (while you work) or run 10-miles (training for a marathon), you”ll end up in the same place. Looking and feeling younger and bursting with energy! Paul Michaels, host of the LifehackrDiet Podcast interviews syndicated columnist Lisa Sugarman. During their verbal encounter, someone admits to being a “tortoise” and accuses the other of being the “hare.” Join an engaging conversation about tips, tricks and technology both Lisa and Paul use to turn back the clock on aging.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
  • How Lisa’s adorable 77-year-old Mom lost over 50lbs just by making small  changes to her lifestyle.
  • Forward motion is forward motion (yes, I know this is obvious) and regardless of whether you are running or walking, the positive results are the same!
  • Lisa + Paul talk about aging and how each of them has found simple solutions to turning back the clock to look + feel younger.
  • Which apps you can use to help you on your wellness journey (free and paid).

Plus more great tips.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

It Is What It Is Column – Links

It Is What It Is Column On Social Networks
Activity Tracking Technology
  • Fitbit App – Meet the app that’s all-in-one, for everyone.
  • MyFitnessPal – Lose Weight with MyFitnessPal – The fastest, easiest to use calorie counter app.
  • Strava lets you track your running and riding with GPS, join Challenges, share photos from your activities, and follow friends.
  • Lark – Meet Lark, your personal weight loss coach
  • Carrot Fit – Meet Carrot Fit, Your Own Personal Sarcastic AI Weight Loss Coach
Links Mentioned in the Podcast

Share Your Strategies and Tips

So what strategies and tips have you discovered? Please share what you have uncovered or struggles you can’t seem to beat, in the comments section below. You will help others and possibly reveal things all of us can try to achieve; Our lifestyle and wellness, reinvented!  

About the Author

Paul Michaels is the founder and resident guru of the LifehackrDiet.com website, podcast and youtube channel. At 49 years old Paul was able to totally reinvent his lifestyle by making small changes that eventually led to huge results. He lost and maintained 35lbs of weight-loss and walks an average of 3,000 miles a year while he works, plays and creates awesome content.  

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CSC 004: Coffee Shop Chat: How to Stop Late Night Snacking in it’s Tracks!

CSC 004: Coffee Shop Chat: How to Stop Late Night Snacking in it’s Tracks!

“What if I told you there are 3 really easy steps that could wean you off of drinking sugar or diet sodas...”

LISTEN HERE:

 

CSC Podcast 004 – Coffee Shop Chat – How to Stop Late Night Snacking in it’s Tracks!

Here at LifehackrDiet we are experimenting with a new podcast format in addition to our existing one.

“Coffee Shop Chat” is an informal podcast where Paul Michaels from LifehackrDiet.com, discussed readers/listeners questions about their “struggles”.

This podcast concentrates on small, simple and actionable tips that can help solve everyday challenges.

 

“My biggest struggle is snacking at bedtime. Gets me nearly every day!”

– Anonymous LifehackrDiet.com reader/listener

Eating a snack after dinner and before bedtime used to be a habit of mine too, but I found that it contributed to my unhealthy lifestyle. The truth was, I wasn’t going to shrivel up and starve to death while I slept, so why do it?
Simple tips for how you can crush the habit of having a late night snack.
Simple tips for how you can crush the habit of having a late night snack.

 

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
  • How you can look at your evening snacking for what it is.
  • Simple techniques that can help ween yourself off of this habit.
  • Some motivation to finally quit this bad habit and move forward with new healthier habits.

Plus more great tips.
 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

TAKEAWAY
If you want to practice healthy habits, then snacking between dinner and bed is a habit that has to be crushed! There are many techniques that can help you ween yourself off night-snacking but in the end you need to just deal with it – you’ll be fine.
 

 

Thanks for LISTENING!

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