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If you’ve ever wondered whether Keto can really help you lose weight or if Intermittent Fasting is actually effective, or even if HIIT help you become a fat-burning machine, then the Legendary Life Podcast is for you. Every Monday, celebrity trainer and longevity evangelist Ted Ryce interviews the world's brightest and most thought-provoking leaders about fitness, nutrition, biohacking, fat loss, sleep, hormones, chronic disease, anti-aging, mindfulness, and countless other health topics. He breaks it down providing science-based information so you can clear up the confusion and finally lose weight, fight disease, and live a longer, healthier life. More at: http://www.legendarylifepodcast.com

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If you’ve ever wondered whether Keto can really help you lose weight or if Intermittent Fasting is actually effective, or even if HIIT help you become a fat-burning machine, then the Legendary Life Podcast is for you. Every Monday, celebrity trainer and longevity evangelist Ted Ryce interviews the world's brightest and most thought-provoking leaders about fitness, nutrition, biohacking, fat loss, sleep, hormones, chronic disease, anti-aging, mindfulness, and countless other health topics. He breaks it down providing science-based information so you can clear up the confusion and finally lose weight, fight disease, and live a longer, healthier life. More at: http://www.legendarylifepodcast.com

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So encouraging!

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Love the encouragement I’ve found here. Great stuff!

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Really great content helping me on my quest to get better!

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572 Ratings
Average Ratings
534
17
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3
7

So encouraging!

By meganporta11 - Jul 13 2019
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Love the encouragement I’ve found here. Great stuff!

Must listen!

By rgubbio1 - Jul 13 2019
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Really great content helping me on my quest to get better!
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Legendary Life Podcast: Lose Weight, Fight Disease & Live A Longer, Healthier Life

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If you’ve ever wondered whether Keto can really help you lose weight or if Intermittent Fasting is actually effective, or even if HIIT help you become a fat-burning machine, then the Legendary Life Podcast is for you. Every Monday, celebrity trainer and longevity evangelist Ted Ryce interviews the world's brightest and most thought-provoking leaders about fitness, nutrition, biohacking, fat loss, sleep, hormones, chronic disease, anti-aging, mindfulness, and countless other health topics. He breaks it down providing science-based information so you can clear up the confusion and finally lose weight, fight disease, and live a longer, healthier life. More at: http://www.legendarylifepodcast.com

Rank #1: 372: Inflammation 101: The Invisible Health Condition Behind Everything From Heart Disease To Erectile Dysfunction with Ted Ryce

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Inflammation is the latest health buzzword that everyone is talking about, and it’s being investigated for its role in a range of age-related conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease and even erectile dysfunction. So, what can we do to limit it and make sure we prevent disease and age well? Listen to this episode to learn what you need to know.

Oct 14 2019

45mins

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Rank #2: 264: Fix Your Diet: Understanding Macronutrients, Calories, Training, Supplements and More (Through an Evidence-Based Approach) with Alan Aragon

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There are so many diets out there, but which ones actually work? In this episode, renowned nutrition expert Alan Aragon will share what the science says about the most popular diets while explaining the long-term effects on your body and health. Plus, he will crack the latest fish oil, coconut oil, and butter controversy. Listen to this episode and learn how to fix your diet so you don’t get confused by nutrition advice again.

Aug 21 2017

1hr 20mins

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Rank #3: 137: Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson: The Science Of Breaking Bad Eating Habits

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In this episode, you will learn:

Similarities between drug addiction and food
addiction
What  is Bright Line Eating
Why the fitness industry is broken
What’s so bad about flour and sugar
What eating too much sugar does to your brain
How processed food hijacks your brain
What is the “susceptibility” scale I
s overeating an addiction
What is diathesis-stress model
The truth about stress
How to break bad eating habits
Leptin: How to make this Fat-Burning Hormone work for you
5 Ways to quit your worst eating habits
Is exercise bad for you 

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Jan 11 2016

59mins

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Rank #4: 345: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body with Dr. Stacy Sims, PhD

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Because most nutrition products and training plans are designed for men, it’s no wonder that so many women struggle to reach their goals. In this episode, exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy T. Sims, Ph.D., teaches you everything you need to know to adapt your nutrition and training to your unique physiology so you can work with, rather than against, your female physiology.  Listen Now!   For the complete show notes of this episode, please go   Organifi Promo Code To Save 20%: Ted20     Want help becoming the healthiest, fittest, strongest version of yourself in your 40s & 50s? Most people over 40 know that exercise, eating healthy, manage stress, and quality sleep are important elements for feeling better and achieving more in life. Yet they need help applying that knowledge in the context of their busy, sometimes stressful lives. And I know there’s so much confusion in the fitness industry that makes you overwhelmed and confused about if you should do Keto or intermittent fasting or a low carb diet. Or if you need to join Crossfit, HIIT, or a Bootcamp to get back in shape. The good news is it doesn’t have to be this hard. Check out this masterclass I put together where I’ll share the exact strategies busy people like you are using to build a younger, leaner, and sexier body in their forties, fifties, and even sixties by ignoring all the conventional wisdom. >>!

Mar 19 2019

57mins

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Rank #5: [For Women Only] The 5-Step Process Our Busy Female Clients Over 40 Are Using To Build A Leaner, Sexier & Healthier Body 3X Faster with Ted Ryce

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Maybe it’s been a while since you liked what you see in the mirror, or felt energized throughout your entire day, or even felt capable and confident enough to do what you truly want. But, if you’re ready to have the body you deserve and say goodbye to dieting forever, you should listen to this brand new Masterclass for women. Listen Now! Learn more about our 5-step process and finally create the leaner, stronger and healthier body you've always wanted 3X faster. Visit http://www.legendarylifepodcast.com/coaching

Mar 24 2020

47mins

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Rank #6: 122: Peter Sage: How To Find Your Life Purpose

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In this episode, you will learn:

Do you really have to go to college to be successful
How to stop sabottaging your success
3 Benefits of speaking less and listening more
Why formal education leaves you unprepared to succeed
One of the top skills you can develop as an entrepreneur
Why passion inspires learning
The 3 levels of understanding and how they affect us
How our identity dictates our behavior
The fastest way to change your life
How to have job security
How to stop your excuses for playing small in life.

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Oct 02 2015

57mins

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Rank #7: 173: Ted Ryce: The Ultimate Diet For Building Muscle (And Improving Your Health)

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Are you confused about exactly what to eat for optimal health AND physical performance? You’re not alone. I’ve been studying nutrition in college and on my own for over 17 years…and I still get confused at times! It’s no wonder. A search on Amazon for “diet books” yields over 200,00 results! There’s so much conflicting information… “Eggs are good for you.” Vs. “Eggs raise your cholesterol and will clog your arteries.” “Carbs are evil.” Vs. “You need carbs to train hard and build muscle.” “Protein is essential for building muscle.” Vs. “Eating meat will give you cancer and ruins the environment.” It’s leaves you frustrated, confused and feeling like, “Screw this nutrition thing, it’s too complicated!” It doesn’t have to be this way. And you don’t have to be a “diet zealot” who practices an almost religious adherence to a particular nutrition philosophy. And there’s no need for you to beat your head against the wall trying to figure out the perfect nutrition plan that makes you look AND feel great! I get results for my clients and myself by following what I call “Nutrition Basics.” And we don’t eat boiled chicken breast and steamed broccoli out of Tupperware six times a day either. In fact, I’m telling you that you can look and feel great AND eat delicious meals…and a desert every once and a while. (Yes, for real.) Below you will find my 8 basic principles of nutrition that will give you everything you need to lose fat, build muscle, improve your health, boost your energy and ultimately look and feel great. This list is the result of nearly 30 years of formal study, self-study, experimentation and working with hundreds of clients. It also includes essential lessons I’ve learned from countless conversations with nutrition experts, performance coaches, behavior change experts, strength coaches, as well as medical doctors who specialize in health, anti-aging and longevity. By following these principles, you can expect to achieve… Faster fat loss ● Faster muscle gains (without added fat) ● Less mood or energy highs and lows ● More focus and concentration ● Better digestion ● Better immune system (i.e. less colds and sick days) ● Increased libido ● Less aches and injuries Enough talk…listen to the episode to get the whole story!

Jun 15 2016

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Rank #8: 201: 5 Secrets Of High-Performance People

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The next time that you hit the snooze button three times and rush to the next Starbucks for a muffin and coffee only to get to work and find out that you can’t get anything done or focus. You have no energy. I want you to ask yourself why highly successful people wake up motivated and energized every day. In this life-changing episode, you’ll learn five secrets of high-performance people: Finding purpose in your life 5 Mind-Body strategies to boost your energy How to double your productivity Developing the top 3 skills to lead by example How to have the courage to conquer your fears and make the leap to success Listen to this episode to learn how to implement these five powerful habits from highly successful people to achieve the results they are looking for in business and life.   Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. If you have any questions (or would like answers to hear previously submitted voicemail questions!), head on over to  Don’t forget to visit our section and get our VIP content that will help you change your health, body, and live a Legendary Life. Until next time! Ted

Sep 14 2016

55mins

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Rank #9: 187: Ted Ryce: Should You Stretch Before Or After Weight Training, Fake Olive Oil And Herschel Walkers’ Bodyweight Workout

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In this episode I cover: Should You Stretch Before Or After Weight Training, Fake Olive Oil And Herschel Walkers’ Bodyweight Workout and more! I'm also introducing a new segment called "This Week In Health & Fitness" where I curate top stories and research that I've come across in my readings. Let me know what you think by emailing me at ted@legendarylifepodcast.com

Jul 31 2016

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Rank #10: The Body Transformation Blueprint : How To Reclaim Your Health & Build Your Best Body Ever in 2020 - Part 1

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In this special 3-episode series, Ted reveals how to "unlock” the 4 hidden keys necessary to transform your body in record time even if you're in your 40s, 50s or even 60s! Plus: The 4 biggest diet & exercise myths stopping you from reclaiming your young, attractive, healthy, and energetic body... Once and for all! For complete show notes go to: If you didn't check other parts, click here:

Dec 30 2019

49mins

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Rank #11: 133: Daniel Priestly: The 5 Steps to Become a Key Person of Influence in Business & Life

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In this episode, you'll
learn:

How reading personal development books sets you up for
success
Why entrepreneurs will save the world
Why business degrees may not be the best approach for business
success
The power of mentoring
Is passion critical to professional success?
3 Tips for starting up a successful solution provider
The #1 key to build a wildly a successful business
Why you’re already standing on a mountain of value
The 5 step method to become a key person of influence
The 2 types of businesses
The difference between being the spotlight vs in the
spotlight

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Dec 14 2015

54mins

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Rank #12: Ask Ted 81: How to Become A Successful Personal Trainer and How To Evaluate Health Information On the Internet

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Jan 15 2016

41mins

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Rank #13: Ask Ted 70: How to Build Muscle and Strength at the Same Time, What to Do When You're Gaining Weight on a Fat Loss program, and How to Use a Coach for Success

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In this episode of Ask Ted, I answer three questions. 1. What do
I do if I'm getting stronger but now building muscle? 2. Why am I
gaining weight when I start a weight loss program? 3. I've tried
coaching in the past but it didn't work. How do I use a coach
effectively without letting my ego get in the way? And more.
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Oct 28 2015

43mins

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Rank #14: Ask Ted 58: 5 Rules For Fast Fat Loss

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There’s a lot of information out there on how to lose weight and get a ripped six-pack, and much of it is contradicting. Forget it all. Learn these five essential rules for fat loss, and the rest is just details. 

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Jul 22 2015

49mins

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Rank #15: 132: Chad Waterbury: 9 Smarter Ways to Build Muscle and Strength

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Build muscle strength, size, and endurance in one workout
5 Strength-building strategies that will never die
How to build muscle fast with High-Frequency Training
The Key To Building Lean, Athletic Muscle
5 Reasons you need to lift weight
The key to building your foundation of strength
Is bodyweight training effective for building muscle
One weird trick to build your calf muscles
What it's like to train Rhonda Rousey

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Dec 07 2015

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Rank #16: 225: 39 Biohacks For Fitness, Nutrition, Sleep, Stress and Happiness (That Actually Work)

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Have you ever discovered a life hack just when you needed to hear it? The timing and the solution was just so perfect that you acted immediately and it has stuck with you ever since? You’ve also probably seen biohacks that involved expensive equipment that is only for the most hardcore biohackers. Today, I’ve got an interesting episode on Biohacks that actually work. Based on my own experiments and experience I’ve created 39 actionable biohacks that YOU can start doing today! The best part? They don’t involve super expensive equipment or things that aren’t exactly backed by solid science. Okay, so why I am talking about Biohacking? I watched a funny video by JP Sears Biohacking Secrets – Ultra Spiritual Life where he’s making fun of Biohacking Secrets. It’s hilarious, . There are way too many people out there taking the biohacking concept and making fools of themselves trying to be cool or cutting edge. But I actually like the term Biohacking. I look at biohackers as a group of people who didn’t fit into the “bro” fitness scene but they are still interested in performing their best physically and mentally. It’s easy to see how all this health hacking talk could come off as complete quackery like the . But it’s also true that biohacking can greatly improve your mental and physical health–if you choose the right science-based strategies. So, what is Biohacking? It’s the art and science of controlling your biology and different parts of your body, influencing physiology in different ways to get the desired result.  In a nutshell, being the best you can be — Life Optimization! And who doesn’t aspire to become a better version of themselves? That’s why you’re reading this blog, right? That’s exactly why I’m not against Biohacking. Biohacking can be the tool to help you grow and reach our maximum potential. It can also be used to close those gaps in your life. Many of you have success financially but are struggling with your health or relationships. Or you’re physically fit but you struggle with financial or communication issues. Whatever it is— I want you to think about optimizing your life and strive to be fit in all areas of your life with these 39 practical biohacking tips. Let’s start with:   6 Fitness Hacks 1. Maximize your gains If you want to maximize the amount of muscle that you’re building make sure you alternate every month between strength zone reps, 4-6 reps then the following month you would use 8-12 reps for your major exercises. So, alternate between a month of strength training and a month of hypertrophy training. And here’s the major exercises that you should do: bench presses, deadlifts, single leg deadlifts, pull ups, overhead presses, squats, Bulgarian split squats, etc. 2. Gymnastic strength training There is a lot of power in using gymnastic strength training. Incorporate these type of exercises into your workout to improve your strength, power, and body control. You’ll notice that these moves make you focus in a way sitting that on a machine or even doing a bench press does not, as there is more skill involved.  Think L-sits, ring dips, muscle ups, Jefferson curls, back bridges, planches, front levers, dragon flags and more. Check out my episode on gymnastic strength training with Christopher Sommer, ! Incidentally, Tim Ferris wrote about Christopher Sommer’s approach to gymnastic strength training in his new book Tools Of Titans. I’ve been a student of gymnastic strength training for the past 2 years now and credit it with helping me get back in shape after a car accident herniated 3 of my cervical discs. 3. Eccentric isometrics This is a great way to get more out of your exercises. It enhances the quality of movement, thereby increasing performance and reducing inflammation and oxidative stress. This is one of the most effective techniques for increasing strength and hypertrophy. Something I’ve been experimenting with is using eccentric isometrics to get better at gymnastic strength training exercises. I’ll be doing videos of how to do those soon. In the meantime, I did two interviews with Dr. Joel Seedman, where we went deep into this topic.   4. Isometric holds You may already be doing this with planks but you can do isometric holds in other exercises such as chin-up, bicep curls, just to name a few. Start using them in your workouts and during reps. It’s going to help you get stronger and build more muscle and it also takes a tremendous amount of control to hold a position. Here are 5 of my favorite isometric exercises: 5. Build Stronger Toes, Feet and Ankles Strong and flexible feet, ankles, and calves provide a base for stable movement and are essential for performing your daily activities without pain or strain. Dr. Joe Seedman has revolutionized my thinking on this topic and I started doing his toe foot and ankle exercises and I’ve been getting great results. What do I mean? Better balance, fewer knee issues, stronger calf muscles and toes that actually move. Here are a few exercises for you to try: 6. Go barefoot (or use barefoot shoes) Going barefoot strengthens the stabilizing muscles of the foot and ankle and makes them stronger and also helps to improves muscle alignment. This all means a stronger body, less joint pain, better posture, more mobility, greater health, and greater freedom. Just make sure you perform the toe, foot and ankle exercises above or your feet may not be ready for barefoot workouts. If workout at a gym and you can’t go barefoot then I suggest using these recommended barefoot shoes. (take the insole out and order 1/2 size smaller) 7 Nutrition, Digestion and Detoxification Hacks 1. Chew your food slowly Chewing breaks your food down from large particles into smaller particles that are more easily digested. This also makes it easier for your intestines to absorb nutrients from the food particles as they pass through. You also release a digestive enzyme called salivary amylase that starts to break down starch in your mouth. If you’re not consciously chewing your food you’re missing out on something that is free and something that really improves your digestive health. Another bonus is that you’ll be less likely to over eat by giving your body time to register fullness. 2. Eat mostly whole foods We’re starting to learn that the quality of what we eat is so important and we’re much better off eating whole foods. None of us are perfect and we live in the modern world, so obviously every meal and snack you have will not be made up of whole foods unless you’re super strict. However, if you aim to eat whole foods for most of your meals for most of the week it will go a long way. Whole foods also make it harder to digest all the calories contained in them versus processed foods. And whole foods are loaded with vitamins, minerals and more. 3. Take glutamine for gas, bloating, loose stools, etc. If you’re experiencing excessive flatulence with a foul smell, it’s usually a sign of an unhealthy digestive system. I would recommend that you try to use trans-analyl glutamine for gas, bloating or any other digestive problem to see if it helps. Glutamine is one of the 20 naturally occurring amino acids in dietary protein. It is considered a conditionally essential amino acid (being elevated to essential during periods of disease and muscle wasting). Glutamine is known to help the immune system as well as the gastrointestinal tract. I’ve personally used it when I was suffering some digestive issues and it helped clear them up. Try it! *My pick:  4. Take digestive enzymes for digesting food problems If you have trouble digesting your food you can also take digestive enzymes. We all have Hydrochloric acid in our stomach and that helps digest the proteins and the harder to digest foods. However, some of us have low levels and I used to have a hard time digesting steak and chicken and taking Betaine HCL has helped to improve that. However, there are many other enzymes (technically HCl is an acid and not a true enzyme) that help to digest fats and starches. These other enzymes can help if there’s an issue digesting the other foods. That’s why I recommend the supplement below. It contains HCl as well as many other enzymes that will help you improve your digestion and to get the most from your food. *My pick: 5. Use organic body care products and toiletries Here’s something I want you to do when you’re home. Look at your shampoo bottle and read all the ingredients and a rule of thumb if it doesn’t sound like something you would eat, don’t put it on your scalp or body. Why? Because our skin is actually an organ and it lets things through. Things like the chemicals that can disrupt your hormones. While not as important as the big three (exercise, nutrition and sleep) I’ve read enough to motivate me to take exposure to potentially deleterious man-made chemicals seriously. Using organic toiletries minimizes your exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals. An added bonus is that these toiletries tend to be better quality and easier on your skin. Here are a few of my favorite toxin-free toiletries for you to try: 6. Use glass containers to store food Whether you’re on a quest to prevent food waste or you simply want to store prepared food, reusable containers can do the job. But some food containers are safer than others when it comes to personal and environmental health. Glass is overall a safer choice for food storage than plastic for the same reason as using organic toiletries–it cuts down on endocrine-disrupting chemicals in your life. Are you going to drop fat like you’re a contestant on the Biggest Loser? No. But it’s another small step in the right direction on optimizing your health. And you won’t get that funky plastic smell in your food. *Here’s my pick: 7. Use an air purifier or air purifying plants Every day our bodies are exposed to small amounts of toxins, carcinogens, and organic pollutants, and over the course of our lives, this can have a very harmful effect. Air quality easily ranks as among the most influential factors on our health. Having an air purifier with a HEPA filter can easily help to the reduction of these effects. If you’re like me and are interest in getting an air purifying plants check out this of air purifying plants.   10 Sleep Optimization Hacks 1. Sleep ritual Bedtime rituals can make or break your success. The last few things you do before bed tend to have a significant impact on your mood and energy level the next day, as they often determine how well and how much you sleep. Having a sleep ritual is a great way to set up your environment for optimal sleep. Try these three steps before going to bed. i. Turn down the lights an hour before bedtime. By dimming your lights (or turning most of your lights off) you cut down on the ubiquitous melatonin disrupting blue light that keeps us from sinking into deep sleep. ii. Turn down the temperature an hour before bedtime. (I’m currently doing 69 degrees) Sleep is though to be triggered by a lowering of temperature. In fact, there was a study done with insomniacs who used a cooling cap before bed and it basically got rid of their insomnia. No need to put on a funny cap. Just turn down your thermostat and hour before bed to ensure that overheating won’t keep you from falling asleep. iii. Stay away from the computer and other devices an hour before bedtime. This has to do with the melatonin disrupting blue light coming from your computer and devices. Of course, sometimes we’re required to work late on our computers. If that’s the case, make sure you download for your computer. Or consider buying some . 2. Sleep mask One of the simplest and most effective ways of achieving darkness when you want to sleep is with a sleep mask. But not all sleep masks are created equally. *My pick: 3. Ear plugs When you block out both noise and light, your chances of falling asleep are improved. In case you live in a noisy area or you have trouble sleeping when it is noisy. Use superior foam ear plugs it’s a great way to solve that issue without putting stress on your ears (some ear plugs can cause your ears to ache when worn for hours). *My pick: 4. Breathe Right Extra strong nasal strips Nighttime nasal congestion is commonly caused by a cold, allergies, or a deviated septum. You may have tried common cold treatments or allergy products to relieve your nighttime nasal congestion, but those may not provide the relief you are looking for, and many people prefer a drug-free option. This is what is working for my nighttime breathing trouble. *My pick: 5. Bed You spend at least 1/3 of your “day” at bed, sleeping. This 1/3 is usually taken for granted because you’re most active during the other 16 hours and that’s what you think about and care for. But rarely do you ponder about the bed you sleep on. So, this hack is a little more of the pricier side but you really can’t put a price tag on a good night’s sleep. If your mattress if old and you wake up with stiffness, numbness, or aches and pains consider changing your bed. *UPDATE: After sleeping on the Sealy Optimum for a number of nights, I have to recommend the Tempurpedic TEMPUR Breeze line. The Sealy has lost its firmness in just a few weeks of sleeping on it. If soft beds are your thing then go for it. But if you have back issues, too soft a bed can make them worse. *My pick: Although I don’t have this mattress, I’ve slept on tempurpedic beds and they’re amazing. So adding cooling gel is just an improvement over an already stellar product. 6. Blackout blinds Research has shown that cutting out all light sources while we sleep can halt interruptions to our body clocks. Simply put, learning to love the dark prevents changes to our internal rhythm. It turns out we need exposure to ‘good’ darkness at night for quality sleep. So, blackout blinds are a perfect solution to better sleep. Another consideration is that installing new blinds can be expensive. And not worth doing if you’re just renting. That’s why I recommend these. *My pick: 7. Sleep meditation As you probably already know though, thinking leads to worrying and can be a significant cause of sleeplessness. So practicing relaxation techniques to calm your overactive mind and unwind from a busy day can be an effective way to overcome insomnia. I’ve started meditating every day now and it has a powerful impact on stress and boosting mood. *My pick: 8. Yoga poses & deep breathing If meditation is not your thing and maybe your body is a bit achy, try doing some yoga moves and deep breathing. This can help bring the stress levels down so that you get back in bed and sleep effortlessly. This is a tried-and-true strategy that I’ve used for years when I have trouble sleeping. 9. Magnesium before bed If you want to get into deep sleep faster, I suggest trying Magnesium before bed to see if it works out for you. I’ve experimented with various forms and dosages and I recommend threonate, glycinate, taurate, chloride. Stay away from the cheap form like magnesium oxide. In fact, I personally use Ancient Minerals Magnesium Lotion and recommend it to all my clients who have trouble sleeping. I also give you an oral alternative ( Natural Stacks Magtech) that I like a lot as well. I highly recommend you try the lotion first. *My picks:   10. Melatonin before bed during nights of troubled sleep or jet lag Melatonin is a very popular sleep aid. It’s naturally produced in your body. You don’t need a prescription for it and can buy it in gummy form or in a fruit drink. When used correctly Melatonin is a safe supplement to take when you are having trouble sleeping. If you are planning to take Melatonin check out my top pick here: *My pick: Most melatonin supplements come in doses that are too high. MIT discovered the best dosage to be .3 mg (or 300 mcg). Make sure you break the tablet in half or even less. And read the articles about the proper way to use melatonin. Learn more about Melatonin:   Get your complete Sleep Guide   6 Supplement Hacks 1. Collagen protein for arthritis The claim that collagen can stimulate the growth of new cartilage in joints is worn out by recent medical studies which say that patients with arthritic or damaged joints showed improvement in mobility and pain relief when taking the supplement. If you have any inflammation going on in your joints, try taking collagen protein and see if it makes a difference for you. *My pick:  2-Whey protein for building muscle Whey is a powerful muscle builder. It digests quickly and has the most leucine (the most important branched chain amino acid for muscle growth) of any food. Please, check out my about the 6 best supplements for building muscle, sleep, stress reduction and better health. I go into detail about whey as well as many other supplements. *My pick: Although it’s a combination of whey and collagen, I was impressed with the quality. And my knees started feeling better! I even did a video review of this product. Watch the review . 3-Creatine Monohydrate for strength training and mental performance Creatine monohydrate is the most researched performance supplement on the market. It also can help with mental performance and depression. Read about creatine. *My pick: Biocreatine 4–Beta-alanine for lactic acid/glycolytic training I wrote about beta-alanine and the reasons for using it  *My pick:  I know, I know. It’s got more than just Beta-alanine in it. The reason I think this formula is superior is because 1) I tried it and liked it and 2) high levels of beta-alanine give you the tingles. This combo will help you push hard during your workouts without the tingling feeling that high-doses of beta-alanine cause. 5-Magnesium during times of stress These are the same products mentioned in the sleep section. The only point here is that you can use them during times of high stress. No need to wait until bedtime. *My picks: 6-Theanine during times of stress L-theanine can also be taken to balance out the effects of too much coffee, high stress or before bed. I put it in this section because I’m a bigger fan of L-theanine during the day. L-theanine is also found in green tea. Be sure to get matcha green tea if you decide to go the natural route. *My pick:    10 Mental Fitness and Stress Reduction Hacks 1- Meditation It’s something I find to be super powerful. We go to the gym to work our muscles but we also need to work out our minds and our brains. I want you to try the Headspace App. I have used it and I really enjoy it and I feel the difference. If you’re thinking meditation is not your “thing”, the Headspace App and do the 10 days of 10 minutes and make a call based on that. I know I already mentioned meditation in the sleep section. But it’s a biohack that has proven benefits, reduces stress and is cheap to implement. I think supplements are great but things like meditation are greatly underappreciated. 2- Power naps (20-90 minutes) They are free and great to take. I recommend taking from 20 to 90 minutes but be careful with the longer naps. You can wake up in the middle of a sleep cycle and feel awful from a nap but if you keep it to around 20 minutes you can wake up feeling calm and recharged. If you feel burnt out, take a quick nap! 3- Travel How often are you traveling? Traveling is an amazingly underrated investment in yourself it opens you to new insights which often gives people a new purpose for their lives. If you are unable to travel outside of the country go on a staycation.  It’s amazing how a short trip can re-energize and reinvigorate you. 4- Spending time with family and friends We all get caught up in our daily routine that we don’t get a chance to see our extended family and friends as often as we would like. Make it a point to go spend time with them as this will give you a boost of positivity and happiness through the release of the neurotransmitter oxytocin. 5- Spend time in nature This is another thing many of us don’t get to do very often, especially if you live in the city.  Nature offers one of the most reliable boosts to your mental and physical well-being. Make sure you spend some time in nature. 6- Get sun Sun directly to your skin creates vitamin D and if you get it into your eyes it boosts serotonin production. So those are two critical things for optimal health. In fact, if you’ve been lacking in motivation lately and you’ve noticed that you haven’t been outside as much or it has been a little bit gloomy outside that can be as a result of your serotonin levels. So, get out and get some sun and did I mention — it’s FREE. 7- Improv acting classes This was an amazing experience for me and new information is coming out on how improv acting can reduce anxiety and boost your communication skills.In fact, there are some . It can help also you be more empathetic to understand people by becoming a better listener. If you haven’t done an improv acting class you’re not serious about living your best life. If you’re in the South Florida area you can check out . If not, just do a search for improv acting classes in your area. 8- Toastmasters Similar to improv acting but less expensive, it’s a great way to boost your confidence and communication skills. And you’ll meet other like-minded people looking to get ahead in life. Find a . 9- Conferences Attending conferences is a great way to be re-energized and inspired while connecting with like-minded people. If you’re one those people who suffer from anxiety this is exactly what you need to do as a cognitive challenge for yourself to help you overcome. Learn more 10-Sex I don’t talk about it a lot on this podcast but sex does more than makes us feel connected to our partner. It releases oxytocin that reduces stress and will also boost your testosterone levels. This is good for both men and women, by the way. I would put sex as a pillar of health. If we’re not getting enough or you’re not enjoying sex with your partner(s) that’s something you should look into changing. Having sex is healthy and a sign that your hormones and reproductive organs are still working– and that’s a good thing! There you have it my 39 Biohacks That Actually Work. My goal is to impact your entire life with these practical tips and resources.  However, it is up to you to take action and implement the strategies to see that difference that you need your life.   Now, it’s your turn. Pick one: Fitness, Nutrition, Detoxification, Sleep, Stress, Supplement. Try it. Commit to it for 7 days. Then, make it failure-proof.      Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. If you have any questions (or would like answers to hear previously submitted voicemail questions!), head on over to . Don’t forget to join our  to change your health, body, and live a Legendary Life. Until next time! Ted

Dec 14 2016

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Rank #17: 189: Ted Ryce: How To Get Bigger With Time Under Tension Training

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Focus on the time and tension components of your exercise technique for huge size and strength gains. “Your Muscles Don’t Count But They Can Tell Time.” This is something I say to my clients a lot to help them understand that while counting reps is important, it’s how much time to take to do each rep that counts. Don’t believe me? Excellent. I want you to do the same thing that I have all my clients do when they don’t immediately buy into this idea. I want you to do two sets of 10 reps of push ups. On first set, I want you to perform those 10 reps taking 2 seconds to lower and 2 seconds to push back up. On the second set, I want you to take 5 seconds to lower and 5 seconds to push back up. Which one was harder? The second set was, right? But why? Well, the fist set you took 40 seconds to complete those 10 reps. On your second set, you took 100 seconds to complete 10 reps. That’s over twice the amount of time of time that it took to complete the first set. Again, muscles tell time a lot better than they can count. Time Under Tension Time under tension (or TUT for short) is a commonly used term in the strength and conditioning and bodybuilding circles. In short, TUT refers to how long the muscle is under stress during a set. Look around in the gym. You’ll see different lifting speeds and different times under tension. Some lifters will be doing their reps as fast and aggressively as possible while others use slow and controlled speeds. Research show that the time that a muscle works and tension (tension = how heavy the weight is) are key factors in determining muscle growth. By putting the muscle under longer bouts of tension, you can cause more muscle breakdown leading to the sleeve-busting muscles that you’re working so hard for. Listen to this episode for the practical tips on how to use time under tension training to get the best results!

Aug 03 2016

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Rank #18: 168: Joel Jamieson: 11 Ways To Workout Smarter Than Ever

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Joel Jamieson is widely considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on strength and conditioning for combat sports, having trained many of the sports best athletes since 2004. He is the author of the bestselling book “Ultimate MMA Conditioning” and is a contributing writer to several top magazines and a frequent guest speaker at conferences and seminars all over the world. Joel has worked with and consulted extensively for teams and organizations ranging from Navy SEALS to Life Time Fitness and his BioForce HRV system is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, MLS, NCAA and more. He is best known for an individualized approach that is both based on solid science and yet practical to apply. Joel created 8WeeksOut in 2009 to help clear up the misinformation and confusion surrounding energy systems and since then, the site has become one of the authorities on strength, conditioning and performance.

May 23 2016

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Rank #19: 386: Nutrition 101 Series: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Nutrition With Ted Ryce - Part 1

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Do you buy low-fat cheese and skim milk, count calories, go on juice cleanses, do intermittent fasting — all because your Instagram guru says you should? The truth is that we all want our food to help us be healthier, but it’s confusing to know what foods to eat, what foods to avoid, what is the best diet for you, etc. That's why I decided to create this Nutrition 101 Mini-Series to answer most of your nutrition questions and clear up the confusion so you can finally get results from your nutrition plan. Listen now!

Feb 06 2020

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Rank #20: 172: Ted Ryce: The 7 Most Important Exercise Training Principles For Getting Faster Results

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My "9 Biggest Myths In Fitness Debunked" episode did so well that I was asked to do another similar episode. A listener asked "Ok...now can you hit the 9 most important principles worth actually listening to ...as of 2016 ? As a person attempting to get it right it is an absolute 'separate job' to filter through the enormous magazine, internet, product marketing jungle to real answers ...other than the obvious step one 'move your a$$' and step two 'more often'...just saying." In this episode, I cover "The 7 Most Important Training Principles For Getting Faster Results." If you listen and apply the principles in this podcast, you won't have to have a separate job just to filter through all the fitness information out there! Just follow these 7 principles and you'll likely get better results than ever before.   Don't forget you have 48 hours left to join my Peak Performance Coaching program. Full details below.    Please register asap, so you get an early bird price, 50%OFF! http://bit.ly/1U4d0QQ

Jun 08 2016

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42: If I Know What I Need to Do, Why Can't I Just Do It ... | Real Talk Friday

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Jul 10 2020

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409: What's The Best Diet For You with Ted Ryce

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People always ask Ted which “nutrition camp” he falls into. Is it paleo? Vegan? Low carb? Intermittent fasting? Or something else? In this episode, Ted explains how to choose the absolute best diet for you. Listen Now! Last chance to sign up for the Coronavirus 7-Day Fitness Challenge: http://www.legendarylifepodcast.com/challenge

Jul 06 2020

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41: How To Take Accept & Overcome Challenges | Real Talk Friday

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Life is full of challenges. Some people seem to meet every challenge with confidence, while others struggle to overcome them. In this Real Talk Friday, Ted reveals how to learn how to turn your challenges into opportunities for growth. Listen now! Last chance to sign up for the Coronavirus 7-Day Fitness Challenge: http://www.legendarylifepodcast.com/challenge

Jul 03 2020

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408: Weight Loss & Metabolic Slowdown: What's Going On? with Ted Ryce

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Your body's metabolism is often touted as the hidden secret of weight-loss success—a fast one helps you lose weight, and a slower one can work against you. But can shedding pounds actually make your metabolism slow down and turn sluggish? In this episode, Ted will debunk myths about metabolism and also teach you how to boost your metabolism, burn fat, and increase energy. Listen now! Last chance to sign up for the Coronavirus 7-Day Fitness Challenge: http://www.legendarylifepodcast.com/challenge

Jun 29 2020

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40: COVID-19 Times: I Went From a Breakdown to a Breakthrough | Real Talk Friday

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Daily life in today’s world can be crazy. The good news is that more often than we think your greatest gift is revealed after you fell apart. In this Real Talk Friday episode Ted shares how he went from a breakdown to a breakthrough. Listen to learn how you can identify what lesson, gift, or wisdom was made available to you as a result of your experience during the Covid-19 times. Last chance to sign up for the Coronavirus 7-Day Fitness Challenge: http://www.legendarylifepodcast.com/challenge

Jun 26 2020

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407: Strength Training 101: Why You Need To Get Strong & Fitter with Ted Ryce

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Fact: Strength training is the key if you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better. In this episode, Ted reveals what strength training can do for you — and how to create a stronger and fitter body at any age. Listen Now! Last chance to sign up for the Coronavirus 7-Day Fitness Challenge: http://www.legendarylifepodcast.com/challenge

Jun 22 2020

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39: What To Do When Everything Appears To Go Wrong In Your Life | Real Talk Friday

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When everything is going wrong in your life, you should keep in mind that emotions are big fat liars. In this Real Talk Friday episode, host Ted Ryce explains how adversity is often a stepping stone to success and how to bounce back and rebound. Listen Now!  Last chance to sign up for the Coronavirus 7-Day Fitness Challenge: http://www.legendarylifepodcast.com/challenge

Jun 19 2020

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406: Getting Back In Shape After Coronavirus Quarantine with Ted Ryce

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Life in lockdown has disrupted all our lives, creating the perfect setup for putting on pounds. So, how can you get back in shape after the Covid-19 quarantine? In this episode, celebrity trainer Ted Ryce reveals how you can get back on track without killing yourself at the gym or following crazy diets. Listen now! Last chance to sign up for the Coronavirus 7-Day Fitness Challenge: http://www.legendarylifepodcast.com/challenge

Jun 15 2020

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38: The #1 Key To Success Is...| Real Talk Friday

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Most people spend their entire lives wondering how to be successful in life but never figure it out. Would you be surprised to find out that the secret really comes down to one key? Well, it does. Listen to this Real Talk Friday episode where Ted reveals the number one key to success in all areas of your life. Last chance to sign up for the Coronavirus 7-Day Fitness Challenge: http://www.legendarylifepodcast.com/challenge

Jun 12 2020

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405: How to Be Happy in Life & Work: Stop Trying So Hard with Edward Slingerland

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If you're a podcast listener, you're probably an overachiever, just like me, and thousands of other listeners out there. That's not a bad thing. Striving to do better work, accomplish more, get leaner and healthier, and be a better person is what we do. But trying too hard all the time can lead to a massive crash. In this episode, our guest Edward Slingerland, reveals how we can effortlessly live happier and fulfilled lives. Listen now!

Jun 08 2020

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37: Overwhelmed? How To Focus On Controlling The Controllable | Real Talk Friday

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We are all busy, and over the past months, no doubt, we're feeling overwhelmed and maybe even hopeless. In this Real Talk Friday episode, Ted talks about how he is handling his dad's health scare and also teaches you how to control the controllable. Listen now! Last chance to sign up for the Coronavirus 7-Day Fitness Challenge: http://www.legendarylifepodcast.com/challenge

Jun 05 2020

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404: Asian Secrets To A Happy, Long & Healthy Life with Ror Alexander

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Statistically, Asians are the slimmest people on Earth. "That’s genetics," you’ll say. But that’s not true: traditions and habits also play a big part in staying fit. In this episode, our special guest “The Wellness Architect” Ror Alexander reveals secrets that help Asians stay in shape without strict diets or exhausting exercises, and the best part live longer and healthier. Listen now! Last chance to sign up for the Coronavirus 7-Day Fitness Challenge: http://www.legendarylifepodcast.com/challenge

Jun 01 2020

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36: Help! How Do I Change My Life For The Better | Real Talk Friday

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Three years ago, I had a profound moment in which I realized I needed to change my life completely. I needed to do it fast, and I needed to do it right…I needed it to stick most of all because I couldn't even imagine living a whole another year the way my last several months had gone. If you're not where you want to be in your life, this new Real Talk Friday episode is for you. Listen to this episode to learn how you can immediately change your life for the better.

May 29 2020

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403: The 7 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Must Learn to Thrive with Rick Day

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What separates the entrepreneurs that make it from those that don't? Leadership isn't easy. Neither is entrepreneurship. And yet, sometimes, the latter gives you incredible insights. In this episode, I speak with serial entrepreneur Rick Day, who reveals his biggest lessons as an entrepreneur and how you must learn how to thrive even during a crisis. Listen now!

May 25 2020

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35: This is Why Changing Your Mindset Will Change the Way You Experience Life | Real Talk Friday

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with your life? Are you a 10? So happy that you honestly couldn't see how life could get any better? Or maybe you're closer to a 6 or 7, where you're pretty satisfied with life most of the time, but sometimes you wish for something more. Do you understand that you can change your life by changing your mind? In this Real Talk Friday episode Ted Ryce reveals how you can change your mindset to create a better life and finally live life on your own terms. Listen Now!

May 22 2020

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402: The Secret To A Happy Life with Ed Latimore

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Are you truly happy? Tons of articles, videos (and books) have been written about how to be happy. But it seems our brains are focused on survival. Our guest today, Ed Latimore, a heavyweight boxer, author, and physics major who transformed himself from someone battling with a heavy alcohol addiction into an inspiring, passionate, and knowledgeable human being. Listen to this episode to learn how to cultivate ongoing happiness.

May 18 2020

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34: Dear Fitness and Diet ‘Guru’: I'm Tired Of Following Your Nonsense Advice| Real Talk Friday

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When it comes to healthy nutrition, dozens of diets claim to be the best for us. Whether your goal is weight loss, enhanced energy, or simply to be your healthiest, good nutritional expert advice is important. But where can you get the best nutrition information? Which foods, recipes, and diets offer the lifestyle and results you want? In this Real Talk Friday episode, Ted Ryce clears up the nutrition confusion and steer you in the right direction to become your own nutrition guru. Listen Now!

May 15 2020

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401: In Times Of Crisis, Make Stress Work For You with Ted Ryce

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If you're not feeling stressed and anxious with this pandemic raise your hand. No one? No takers? Trying to live a completely stress-free life is a zero-sum game. The goal here is to figure out how to manage it effectively, so stops hindering your path forward. In this episode, Ted Ryce reveals how to manage and minimize the stress in your life right now. Plus, how to take back control of your thoughts, adopt a stronger, more focused mindset, and step into the role you were meant for. Listen Now!

May 11 2020

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33: Help, I'm Doing Everything Right And Can'’ Lose Weight? Is Weight Loss Resistance A Myth Or Harsh Reality? I Real Talk Friday

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What happens when you're doing everything right, eating healthfully, and exercising regularly, and the number on the scale isn't going down? Almost everyone hits a roadblock at some point on their weight-loss journey, but when you stay consistently on course and yet weeks — even months — go by without the scales budging, that’s a problem. In this Real Talk Friday Episode, Ted will explain the numerous variables that can affect fat loss and how to overcome them and finally get results. Listen now! Last day to sign up for the Coronavirus 7-Day Health & Fitness Challenge at

May 08 2020

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How Busy Accountant Kim Used The Legendary Life Program to Reclaim Her Health, Stop Emotional Eating & Finally Losing 41Lbs in 3 Months

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I want you to meet Kim, a 42-year-old busy accountant who needed her life back. Kim. Like most working mothers, she has a busy and demanding schedule. As a result of her schedule and busy lifestyle, Kim has slowly gained weight. She finds herself participating in emotional eating. Listen to this success story to learn how Kim decided to put herself first, dropped 41lbs in 3 months, and got her life back. Listen now! Join the Coronavirus 7-Day Health & Fitness Challenge at http://www.legendarylifepodcast.com/challenge

May 04 2020

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Love the encouragement I’ve found here. Great stuff!

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Really great content helping me on my quest to get better!