How Laughter Can Be The Best Medicine
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With the world feeling increasingly uncertain and scary, finding the humour in life can often be a struggle but in this week's episode, Ella talks to author Naomi Bagdonas about why it's more important than ever. Despite seeming like a frivolous thing, they explore how humour has the power to actually connect us more as humans as well as the science on why it can impact our physical and mental health and ultimately our wellbeing.


Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas: Humour, Seriously

 

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Going for Goal
Going for Goal
Women's Health
Get Fit, Don’t Quit: Kelsey Wells’ No Fail Formula for Mind-Body Strength
If you’re a little slow off the mark - or not as fired up as usual about your workouts this year - well, that’s not exactly surprising, all things considered. But you don’t need us to tell you that regular exercise - what with all it’s mood-elevating, energy-stabilising powers is one thing that will help get you through this turbo bleak midwinter, like little else. So, how do you jumpstart a fitness regimen that’s going to support you - in mind and body - through this wild time and beyond? In today’s episode we’ve got one of the world’s most loved, lauded and refreshingly real trainers answering this question. Kelsey Wells rose to prominence in fitness circles as a power trainer on the Kayla Itsines-founded SWEAT app, and continues to share her practical yet compassionate approach to strength-based training with her near three million-strong community of followers. However, she’s been on a real journey where exercise is concerned - growing up, she never saw herself falling for workouts, and it was only after a spell of poor mental health drove her to begin taking care of her body that she truly fell in love with fitness. In today’s episode, Kelsey discusses her journey from exercise refusenik to global fitness star, as well as sharing the fitness and mindset fundamentals you need to start - or reinvigorate - a fitness journey. She answers: how do you get started; when should you train; for how long?; what mix of workouts will get you strong without adding too much bulk; what gym equipment is actually worth it - and, above all, how do you keep going? Join Kelsey on Instagram: @kelseywells Join Morgan on Instagram: @morganfargo Join Women’s Health UK on Instagram: @womenshealthuk Topics  - How Kelsey Wells fell in love with fitness - Why exercise can help boost mental health - Kelsey's mind-body strength philosophy - How to begin or reinvigorate a fitness journey, and stay motivated! Like what you’re hearing? We'd love if you could rate and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, as it really helps other people find the show. Also, remember to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, so you’ll never miss an episode.  Got a goal in mind? Shoot us a message on Instagram putting ‘Going for Goal’ at the start of your message and our experts could be helping you achieve your health goal in an upcoming episode. Alternatively, you can email us: womenshealth@womenshealthmag.co.uk   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 min
The Love Food Podcast
The Love Food Podcast
Julie Duffy Dillon RDN
(233) I am forced to diet because of a medical condition with Alissa Rumsey (Anti-Diet Series)
Many chronic health conditions are invisible and include multiple medications to manage. For many, these medications are life saving, life giving, and lead to weight gain. Do you try to eat less yet the food cravings worsen? We hope this episode gives you more options. Listen as guest expert Alissa Rumsey, author of Unapologetic Eating, explores way to care for yourself leading with self-care rather than self-control. Subscribe and leave a review here in just seconds. This episode of The Love Food Podcast is brought to you by: Grab details at PCOSandFoodPeace.com New Podcast alert! Check out My Black Body Podcast hosted by Rawiyah and Jessica Wilson. Click here to support their show or learn more. Thank you for you supporting the Love Food Podcast! Dear Food, You are awesome. You're simultaneously one of my favorite hobbies, and life-giving sustenance. I love to cook, and to eat. You fill me with pleasure, comfort, and joy when I successfully cook a new recipe. I have to admit, food, you and I are quite a pair. We make awesome things together. Unfortunately, though, we have a serious problem. I have a rare and serious congenital health condition called Panhypopituitarism. I know, it's a mouthful. It took me a long time to learn how to pronounce it properly. Anyway, with this condition comes so many complications... Hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, adult growth hormone deficiency and so many other hormonal deficiencies, I would literally die if I didn't take replacements for all of them. My medications are mandatory... and they have nasty side effects. My thyroid medication, growth hormone injections, and birth control I have to take in order to have a menstrual cycle all cause me to gain weight. The steroids I take for my adrenal insufficiency cause me to crave salt and other terribly delicious junk, and it really increases my appetite to maddening levels. To put things into perspective there, this medication is often given to chemo patients so they will have an appetite. I take 40mg daily. I really started packing on the pounds worse and worse a couple years ago. I tried to go on an exercise regimen to control my weight, but an unfortunate part of my diagnosis includes exercise intolerance, meaning I can't do vigorous workouts at all, and even light exercise causes me to get weak and shaky after only a few minutes of activity. I can pretty much only walk, do yoga, and simple aerobics and pilates. Because I can't work out sufficiently enough to lose weight, I had to do something terrible, food. I had to start seriously restricting my time with you. I pretty much starved myself on a tight portion-control diet for a while, and that inevitably failed after I had a particularly nasty craving that led to a disheartening binge. I decided to ask my endocrinologist what I should do. He agreed that my weight increase was worrisome and instructed me to go on a XYZ calorie a day diet. He also helped me get into contact with a very nice nutritionist who helped educate me on healthier choices and how to count calories. It's been hard, but I've stuck with it so far. Unfortunately, I still tend to overeat and go over my calorie budget often enough that it's really starting to make me worry I could binge again. What are we going to do, food? I try my hardest. I enjoy cooking at home and making delicious meals, going for healthier options. I've fallen in love with Zucchini lasagna, rather than the noodle-based original. Substitutions like this are great, and a lot of fun to experiment with, but I still crave the nasty junk food. Do you know what I ate last week? Mac n Cheetos from Burger King. That's what. I felt so guilty afterwards, but damn if it wasn't delicious. Help me out here, food. What can I do to learn to ignore these cravings and put the health of my body first? I'm in a race against my medications, trying to at least maintain my current weight. I'm afraid this diet is going to fail like the others, but I can't afford not to diet... or can I? What should I do? Much love, Forced to diet Show Notes: * Julie Dillon RD blog * The PCOS + Food Peace Free Roadmap * The PCOS + Food Peace Course * Link to get latest Food Peace Syllabus. * 6 Keys To Food Peace * Alissa Rumsey's website AlissaRumseyRD.com * Unapologetic Eating www.alissarumsey.com/book * Alissa on Instagram - www.instagram.com/alissarumseyRD * Alissa on Facebook - www.facebook.com/alissarumseyRD * Submit your Dear Food letter here or https://forms.gle/pepKRGPC8JbHLHHn8 * Julie on Instagram: Instagram.com/FoodPeaceDietitian * Find Eating Disorder Dietitians near you. Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. Click here to leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!
30 min
Leanne Ward Nutrition
Leanne Ward Nutrition
Leanne Ward
Your Exercise Questions Answered, with Performance Coach, Jacob Falla
Today's episode is part 2 of the 2 part, exercise centric series with Jacob Falla, founding director of Oxidate Performance. If this is the first episode you've tuned in to, I strongly recommend you go back and give the pervious episode (also with Jacob) a listen. While you're at it, take a look at the other 70+ episodes in my back catalouge. Jacob is a performance coach who’s been in the health & fitness industry for 10 years. After spending most of his life as an elite level athlete, he now specialises in athlete development. Jacob has a Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Exercise Science, a Diploma of Sports Development and is a strength and conditioning level 1 coach and personal trainer. Jacob's passion is unlocking people's true potential and helping them to achieve their optimum level of performance. Today’s episode is all about having your exercise centric questions answered by an exercise expert. So sit back, listen up and let Jacob educate you on all things exercise. I hope you enjoy this episode and you can follow Jacob on his Instagram which is @oxidate_performance, his website which is or listen to his own podcast which is called "The High Performers Platform". Please subscribe and leave me a review If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!
43 min
Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison
Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison
Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDRD
#268: Navigating Boundaries, Diet Talk, and Beauty Standards in Latinx Communities and Western Culture with Dalina Soto of Your Latina Nutritionist
Anti-diet dietitian Dalina Soto joins us to discuss navigating boundaries, diet talk, and beauty standards in Latinx communities and Western culture; the lack of diversity in dietetics; what she learned in her first jobs as a Spanish-speaking dietitian; her relationship with her postpartum body; and so much more. Plus, in “Ask Food Psych,” Christy answers a listener question about how to find online movement/fitness programs that align with the anti-diet approach. Dalina Soto, MA, RD, LDN, is founder and bilingual registered dietitian at Your Latina Nutritionist. Throughout her career, Dalina has worked in the Latinx community as one of the only Spanish-speaking RDs helping clients ditch diets. Through Instagram she has been able to expand and reach Latinas all over the world and has helped them ditch the diets and practice body respect. Find her online at YourLatinaNutrition.com. If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. Christy's book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for help getting started on the anti-diet path. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.
1 hr 12 min
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