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Health-obsessed internet smartassery. Don't just survive, Transcend!
Health-obsessed internet smartassery. Don't just survive, Transcend!

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A Different Kind Of Jet-Lag:
Ever have trouble waking up?

We all have, and in this video DNews gives a couple hints at what might be happening that makes it so difficult.

And it all starts with a term found in some pretty interesting studies: Social Jetlag…

http://healthtrekker.net/video-dnews-asks-why-is-waking-up-so-hard-social-jetlag-from-early-schedules-and-a-guess-at-the-root-cause-of-sleep-debt

#sleep #work #stress #bigdata #coffee #jetlag #sleepinertia #brainfitness #metabolism #psychology #bluelight #insomnia #melatonin #REM #sleepdebt

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Saving The Planet 1 Video At A Time. Maybe:
So, an increasting percentage of our dietary choices are made for health reasons.

And in a few new edge-cases, also for the chance to help more than just yourself, by reducing the environmental impacts of some farming.

This is the angle taken most recently by Impossible Foods.

But who cares about that? As-usual, the Facts crew is here to give you a fairly-normal [Irish] person’s perspective and tell you how it really is!…

http://healthtrekker.net/video-the-facts-crew-tries-meat-subsitutes-saves-planet-earth-from-death-by-cow-farts

#nutrition #vegetarian #redmeat #meatsubstitute #fakemeat #quorn #protein #micronutrient #health

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Fast Carb Revelation? Whole Grains Might Definitively Be Better For Your Weight

A Light At The End Of The Tunnel:
So for a long time now, we’ve all been told a few conflicting things.

1) Fast-carbs are bad for you and make you fat.

2) Eat whole-grains because they’re good for you.

But studies have thus-far been less than entirely-conclusive.

Especially since the whole-grainiest people also have the healthiest habits.

But that’s all changed, because a recent study went the extra methodology mile and found something very interesting about the parts we’ve been missing…

http://healthtrekker.net/tufts-karl-study-shows-whole-grains-reduce-absorbed-calories-increase-gut-microbe-health-metabolism-and-weight-loss

#carbs #weightloss #wholegrain #nutrition #inflammation #probiotic #micronutrient #immune #vitamins #fat



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You’re More Than Just Your BMI! Check Out Your World Fitness Level Instead. Then Do Something About It With The Scientists Of Norway!

Find Out How You Stack Up:
Back in his awesome List-Show video for Mental Floss, John Green knocked out 25 facts on fitness.

Well one of the points he forgot to talk about was BMI.

He also missed out on body-fat & lean mass composition.

But he Did bring up another measure that is very helpful.

And it’s one that’s even better than BMI…

http://healthtrekker.net/ntnu-cerg-world-fitness-level-calculator-comparison-by-age-vo2-max-more-useful-than-bmi-two-7-week-exercise-programs

#fitness #cardio #longevity #weightloss #fat #quantifiedself #exercise #bmi #bigdata #internet #inflammation #vo2max #metabolism #exerciseprogram #healthspan #health
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Absinthism For The “Hey Y’All, Watch This!” Crowd. Seriously: Don’t Drink The Hand Sanitizer. Even If You Do Work For Wells Fargo

As Stupid As Nascar Cartman:
Every once in awhile, a health news story comes out that is truly inspirational.

Not since Eric Cartman drinking Vagisil in his bid to qualify as a Nascar driver, has something so majestic gone public.

And though in the small “Fail-Army” part of HT there is probably none that will exceed the caution against mixing grenades & sledgehammers.

-Which to be fair, for the rational-minded among you is pretty much the same equation as career blackmail+ impossible sales goals…

http://healthtrekker.net/recent-epidemic-drinking-hand-sanitizer-twenty-thousand-cases-absinthism-hey-yall-watch-this-crowd-even-if-you-dont-work-for-wells-fargo

#alcohol #drinking #absinthe #absinthism #wellsfargo #handsanitizer #purell #nascar #cartman #fourloko #cheapdrunk #sterno #yolo #heyyallwatchthis #purpledrank #fail #amateurchemistry #california #australia #health
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Video: Mental Floss’s John Green Busts Out 25 Reps Of Fitness Facts! + BONUS 10!

Pump-Up Your Chances Of Success With Fitness Knowledge!:
Prepping-up to get back in-shape after some yearly-reflection? Well you’re in luck.

Earlier, John Green put out a video on the why of High US Healthcare-Costs that is absolutely Must-See.

Now he’s back over at Mental Floss with another great list-show.

And checking out this list of facts about exercise just might give you that extra information-push to better reach your goals…

http://healthtrekker.net/video-mental-floss-john-green-25-fitness-facts-on-health-brain-metabolism-mood-and-weight-loss-benefits-of-exercise-with-bonus-10-facts

#exercise #fitness #fatloss #weightloss #losefat #intelligence #psychology #sociology #supplements #metabolism #longevity #inflammation #depression #anxiety #bmi #willpower #health
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Video: $75k And A Zip-Line To Some Acid-Dropping Spider Monkeys On St. Bart’s, Brah! Doc Mike Evans On The Science, Myth, & How Of Happy

What Good Is Health Without Happiness?:
In this video, our old friend Dr. Mike Evans tackles one of the most important results & goals of good health.

Happiness!

What good is a robust physical health if your Mind isn’t along for the party, right?

Well, Dr. Mike goes on to sketch out several of the Sources, Variables, and Misconceptions in this video,

-And most important of-all: What you can Actually Do to improve it!…

http://healthtrekker.net/video-doc-mike-evans-the-science-myths-truths-of-happiness-sonja-lyubormirsky-thomas-gilovich-daniel-kahneman

#happiness #freakonomics #money #psychology   #sociology #friends #meditation #stress #work   #exercise #mindfulness #gratitude #life #meaning   #forgiveness #altruism   #giving   #charity #lifechoices   #genetics   #connection   #social   #spirituality #health  
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The Freakonomics Of Frigidity-Not Only Is The Cold No Fun, It Could Also Cost Businesses A Lot Of Money

Productivity Enters An Ice Age:
In the past, we’ve all been told that changes in seasons bring on various types of sickness.

Well, in addition to all the old wives’ tales about cold being bad for you, esp. going outside without a hat on in the winter, etc.

It turns out a few studies have found that cold can have a real economic impact. Especially in the workplace.

And it all starts out with something Ron Friedman found out about the Campbell Soup Company’s “Misery Index”…

http://healthtrekker.net/cornell-ucla-utrecht-ergonomics-studies-show-office-temperature-directly-correlated-to-productivity-too-cold-freezes-profitability-costs-businesses-money

#weather #psychology #productivity #cold #money #winter #work #mindset #health  
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The Economic Impact Of The Common-Cold And 3 Types of Sick People You Should Avoid

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!:
Around the colder months of the year, we all get a set of mixed-blessings.
Lots of fun new Winter sports, several new if inconvenient paintjobs on the landscape by Mother Nature that make everything a quiet wonder to observe.
And the inevitable disruptions in our body’s internal-balance that make us get sick in all kinds of glorious post-new-years-eve-vomit-jamboree ways.
Well CollegeHumor and U.Michigan have each gone their own unique ways to show us the different shades of awful this productivity-sapping season can go…

http://healthtrekker.net/u-michigan-economic-and-productivity-cost-impact-of-the-common-cold-and-3-types-of-sick-people-you-should-avoid

#colds   #commoncold #fluseason   #zombies #productivity #stayinghealthy   #workplace #contagious   #virus   #echinacea #health  
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Santa Belly: 8+ Ways To Reduce Or Avoid Holiday Weight Gain From Partying Like It’s 1899

Bashing The Holiday Bloat:
A lot of us both enjoy the end of year festivities and also regret their toll on our bodies after January 1st.

And the struggle is real, because studies say the average person will add between 1-2 lbs to their weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.

No word on how much of that is going to your waistline, but suffice it to say probably most of it. It may also end up staying there, too.

But there are a few ways of varying wackiness to help you avoid a lot of the problems in the first place…

http://healthtrekker.net/8-ways-to-reduce-or-avoid-holiday-weight-gain-from-partying-overeating-christmas-new-years-eve

#holidays   #holidayparty   #weightloss #fat #christmas #newyearseve #carbs #alcohol #frenchparadox #nutrition #health  
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