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The Magic Pill

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A daily dose of get-up-and-go

A daily dose of get-up-and-go
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United States

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A daily dose of get-up-and-go

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English


Episodes

Magic Pill, Episode #21: Where Do We Go From Here?

9/14/2016
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In our final episode we lift the curtain a bit and talk about what motivates "lifestyle medicine" doctors like host Eddie Phillips, and offer resources for how to continue on your fitness journey.

Duration:00:10:37

Magic Pill, Episode #20: Looking Good Naked

9/14/2016
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Today's episode of Magic Pill is totally superficial: it's not about how we feel, it's about how we look.

Duration:00:07:57

Magic Pill, Episode #19: What Does Beethoven’s 5th Have To Do With Walking?

9/14/2016
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New ideas are likelier to occur to us when we're moving than when we're not. We take a look at Beethoven's daily routine as an example.

Duration:00:07:44

Magic Pill, Episode #18: Time For A Game Of 'Fitness Fact Or Fiction'

9/14/2016
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We take a small step towards combating all the the fitness misinformation that's floating around out there.

Duration:00:07:13

Magic Pill, Episode #17: Location, Location, Location: It Can Impact Your Exercise Habits Too

9/14/2016
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What do you do if where you live and work gets in the way of moving more? From biking to walking groups and other special programs, we look at ways to get around those barriers.

Duration:00:09:24

Magic Pill, Episode #16: Fighting Fear Of Death, Disease And Decrepitude

9/13/2016
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Fear -- of death, pain, disease -- isn't the best motivator. But for a lot of us, it's what keeps us committed to exercise.

Duration:00:07:48

Magic Pill, Episode #15: Pokemon Go And Beyond – It's Playtime

9/13/2016
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It's a whole lot easier to exercise if it's fun. We look at how the meaning physical activity changes as you age and how to reclaim the fun.

Duration:00:07:46

Magic Pill, Episode #14: How Exercise Can Help Manage Pain

9/13/2016
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From endometriosis to fibromyalgia to arthritis, exercise has been shown to help with all sorts of pain conditions -- and may even help increase pain tolerance.

Duration:00:08:22

Magic Pill, Episode #13: The Playground Workout: Getting Exercise Wherever You Can

9/12/2016
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The playground workout is part of the "lifestyle exercise" concept of fitting exercise into your life where and when you can.

Duration:00:06:48

Magic Pill, Episode #12: Getting Older Better

9/9/2016
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We don't stop moving because we age, we age because we stop moving. Today Magic Pill looks at how we can age better.

Duration:00:07:22

Magic Pill, Episode #11: Life Isn’t Fair But At Least Some Of It's Free

9/9/2016
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From walking to outdoor Zumba, super-cheap and free exercise options abound.

Duration:00:08:56

Magic Pill, Episode #10: 'Exercise Is Like Taking A Little Prozac And A Little Ritalin'

9/8/2016
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Magic Pill takes a look at how exercise can improve our mood.

Duration:00:10:30

Magic Pill, Episode #9: The Joy Of Lifting Weights (Really)

9/8/2016
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We look at how important strength training is to your overall fitness, and how building muscle mass can help you maintain weight loss.

Duration:00:10:31

Magic Pill, Episode #8: So Many Reasons Not To Exercise

9/7/2016
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Our minds can come up with so many reasons not to exercise. This episode offers a reality check on which reasons actually make sense.

Duration:00:09:26

Magic Pill, Episode #7: Peer Pressure — The Good Kind

9/6/2016
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In this episode we examine how social bonds can help motivate us to exercise.

Duration:00:09:57

Magic Pill, Episode #6: But What If I Just Don't Have Time to Exercise?

9/3/2016
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Your life may be so demanding that you really, truly have no time to get to the gym. But Episode 6 of The Magic Pill offers ways to move where and when you can.

Duration:00:09:46

Magic Pill, Episode #5: What To Do When You Fall Down

9/2/2016
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Chances are, whether now or later, you'll fall off your new exercise wagon. If/when you do, you might try a little self-compassion.

Duration:00:08:12

Magic Pill, Episode #4: The Big Reasons For Small Changes

9/2/2016
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You might want to sign up right now for a marathon, but in this episode we discuss the upside of slow, gradual change.

Duration:00:09:33

Magic Pill, Episode #3: Losing Weight And Keeping It Off

9/2/2016
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Exercise may not be a very effective way to lose weight, but there's solid evidence that it really helps keep weight off.

Duration:00:09:53

The Magic Pill, Episode #2: What Exercise Means To You

9/1/2016
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We look at what exercise means to you and how that meaning may have become polluted over the years.

Duration:00:08:58