Fitness and health motivation to listen to | my favourite Ted talks

Confession: I am a hard core multi-tasker. I watch TV while I knit.

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Talk on the phone while sorting bills. Simultaneously help three children with homework. Exercise while I cleanse, tone and moisturize. What can I say? It works for me.

I used to ‘attend’ to Facebook and Twitter while making dinner. Dinner burned, I learned and that was the end of that.

Until I discovered TED. (Ted.com that is).“Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world”

Now, I hang out with TED most evenings while preparing dinner.

Instead of listening to children squabble over whose turn it is to set the table, I listen to fascinating, creative, intelligent people wax poetic about their favourite topics. Science, religion, pop culture, medical research, wealth, philosophy and teenage brains, to name a few.

My new, favourite way to get fitness and health motivation!

New to TED talks? Need some recommendations? I’m happy to share!

How to live to be 100+; National Geographic writer and explorer Dan Buettner studies the world’s longest-lived peoples, distilling their secrets into a single plan for health and long life.

The opportunity of adversity; Aimee Mullins, a record-breaker at the 1996 Paralympic Games shows how adversity — in her case, being born without shinbones — actually opens the door for human potential.

Your genes are not your fate; Dean Ornish shares new research that shows how adopting healthy lifestyle habits can affect a person at a genetic level.

Do you listen to TED talks?

What’s your favourite? I love recommendations!

Where do you find fitness and health motivation?

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Comments

  1. NEVER heard of TED!!! Is that Canada only? I do multi task in some ways like listen to the news while doing other things… it really depends…

    AS for fitness/health motivation – most is inside me but I love this FF group & the blog world that inspires! I do love Oxygen mag & Muscle& fitness HERS for info to keep me changing!
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  2. Yes, I do listen to Ted Talks. Try “the power of vulnerability” I see you watch True Blood, the new season should be starting soon.

    • Melody, thanks for the recommendation. I’ll put it on my ‘to listen to’ list!
      And yes, I’m a True Blood fan, but I missed a season because we didn’t have cable for a long time, so I’ve been watching them on DVD a year late… don’t tell me what happened last season!

  3. I’ve not heard of TED talks. They sound interesting. Dr. Phil is who accompanies me while I make dinner. 🙂
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  4. 🙂
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  5. I
    LOVE
    ME
    SOME
    TED!!
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  6. Hey Tamara, I’ve just dscoveted your blog and LOVE it! So, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out my post for more info
    http://happierhealthiermorefitme.com/2013/01/09/the-versatile-blogger/

    • Erin, thanks so much! I’m truly flattered!
      I will come on over and check out the details once I’m home from work (gotta push those clients to keep them fit and happy!)

  7. Hey Tamara, I’ve just discovered your blog and LOVE it! So, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out my post for more info
    http://happierhealthiermorefitme.com/2013/01/09/the-versatile-blogger/
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  8. OMG. I *love* the Aimee Mullins TED talk. I show it to my classes every semester!
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  9. Love TED Talks! Here are a couple of my favorites that are inspiring:

    Jille Bolte Taylor: http://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html
    [warning: human brain featured]

    Dr. Terry Wahls @TEDxIowaCity: http://youtu.be/KLjgBLwH3Wc
    Dr. Wahls’ talk was a huge inspiration for me to try eating Paleo/Primal, fueling my body and brain with the nutrients to keep me healthy and fit naturally.

    Hope you like them!

    • Thanks Kimberly! I hadn’t heard of either of these. I love brain talks and have been curious about Paleo, so they both sound like they’re right up my alley!