Better Than Ever Daily

Health & Wellness Podcasts

Each day, Dr. David Geier will bring you the latest medical research and information you need to feel better and live longer. He shares new studies, tips or guidelines that can improve your health and the health of your family. Each episode will cover topics like nutrition, exercise, aging, fitness, sleep, mental health, children’s health, women’s health, and much, much more.

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United States

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Each day, Dr. David Geier will bring you the latest medical research and information you need to feel better and live longer. He shares new studies, tips or guidelines that can improve your health and the health of your family. Each episode will cover topics like nutrition, exercise, aging, fitness, sleep, mental health, children’s health, women’s health, and much, much more.

Language:

English


Episodes

375. Perfectionists are more likely to experience burnout

2/3/2023
Being a perfectionist might increase your risk of burnout, according to newly released research in Burnout: A Guide to Identifying Burnout and Pathways to Recovery. Burnout has been increasingly recognized in the workplace in recent years. Symptoms can include constant exhaustion, emotional numbness, and confusion at home or at work. Affected people might display a […] The post 375. Perfectionists are more likely to experience burnout appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and Perform...

Duration:00:00:47

374. Playing video games may be beneficial for cognitive development in kids

2/2/2023
Video games might actually benefit the brains of the children who play them. In a new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open, researchers at the University of Vermont collected data from over 2,200 children between the ages of 9 and 10. The children performed two cognitive tasks while undergoing functional MRIs. The researchers […] The post 374. Playing video games may be beneficial for cognitive development in kids appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and Perform Better Than...

Duration:00:00:50

373. Conflicting data on vegetarian diet and depression

2/1/2023
A new study shows that vegetarian diets might lead to more cases of depression compared to diets featuring meat. In the study, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, Brazilian researchers surveyed over 14,000 adults. They observed that those who didn’t eat meat were twice as likely to have a depressive episode compared to meat […] The post 373. Conflicting data on vegetarian diet and depression appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and Perform Better Than Ever.

Duration:00:00:48

372. Low testosterone linked to abdominal fat

1/31/2023
As we get older, our body compositions start to change, including decreased muscle mass and increased abdominal fat. A new study published in the journal Nature suggests that low testosterone might play a role. Korean researchers obtained data from over 1,600 participants between 22 and 84 years old. Each one had their testosterone level measured […] The post 372. Low testosterone linked to abdominal fat appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and Perform Better Than Ever.

Duration:00:00:59

371. Adults between age 30 and 50 get the least sleep

1/30/2023
People tend to have their worst sleep between their early thirties and their fifties, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications. Researchers from multiple institutions collected sleep data from over 700,000 people from 63 countries. Overall, they observed that the average amount of sleep among all people was 7.01 hours per […] The post 371. Adults between age 30 and 50 get the least sleep appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and Perform Better Than Ever.

Duration:00:00:47

370. Exercising in virtual reality might be better for your health

1/27/2023
If you were lucky enough to get a virtual reality system for Christmas, understand that you might use it for more than fun and games. Several studies published in recent years suggest that virtual reality workouts might have benefits greater than even traditional exercise. Virtual reality involves wearing a headset that generates three-dimensional environments that […] The post 370. Exercising in virtual reality might be better for your health appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and...

Duration:00:00:55

369. Non-surgical treatment might be effective for relieving acute neck or back pain

1/26/2023
Low back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world. Roughly 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. At any one time, about 30 percent of adults suffer from low back pain and 15 percent experience neck pain. A new study published in the Journal of […] The post 369. Non-surgical treatment might be effective for relieving acute neck or back pain appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and Perform Better Than Ever.

Duration:00:00:50

368. A single exercise session might suppress cancer growth

1/25/2023
A new study shows another potential benefit to exercise. In the study, published in the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, researchers at Edith Cowan University in Australia determined that a single exercise session can suppress tumor growth in cancer patients and actively fight cancerous cells. They studied nine patients with late-stage prostate cancer and […] The post 368. A single exercise session might suppress cancer growth appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and...

Duration:00:00:44

367. Social media influences many children to dislike their own bodies

1/24/2023
Recently I discussed findings from the Center for Countering Digital Hate that suggested TikTok’s algorithm promoted self-harm and eating disorder content to teenagers. A new study goes even further, saying that all social media platforms appear to make children and adolescents embarrassed by the way they look. The youth mental health charity stem4 surveyed over […] The post 367. Social media influences many children to dislike their own bodies appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and...

Duration:00:00:57

366. Migraine headaches linked to diet and eating habits

1/23/2023
Migraines affect more than one billion people across the world each year. For a large percentage of them, the migraines can be debilitating. A new study published in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience shows that your diet and eating habits can trigger migraines or make them worse. Researchers analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition […] The post 366. Migraine headaches linked to diet and eating habits appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and Perform Better Than Ever.

Duration:00:00:54

365. Women are more empathetic than men

1/20/2023
It might not surprise you, but a new study shows that women are generally more empathetic than men. In the study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Cambridge, Harvard and other institutions studied a specific type of empathy called cognitive empathy. Cognitive empathy is when a […] The post 365. Women are more empathetic than men appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and Perform Better Than Ever.

Duration:00:00:55

364. Male-pattern baldness drugs linked to depression

1/19/2023
5α-Reductase inhibitors, medications such as finasteride and dutasteride, are commonly used as treatments for male-pattern baldness and benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. In recent years, concerns for an increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia from taking these drugs has surfaced. In a new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open, researchers in Sweden […] The post 364. Male-pattern baldness drugs linked to depression appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and Perform...

Duration:00:00:53

363. Telehealth appears to be very effective in preventing suicide

1/18/2023
More than 800,000 people die from suicide every year. A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research suggests that telehealth can be an effective mode of intervention. Telehealth, or telemedicine, refers to getting healthcare treatment without an in-person office visit. For this study, researchers at Brightside Health in Oakland, California collected data […] The post 363. Telehealth appears to be very effective in preventing suicide appeared first on Dr. David Geier -...

Duration:00:00:57

362. TikTok pushes eating disorders and self-harm content to teens every minute

1/17/2023
TikTok is the fastest growing social media platform, with more than one billion users. Two-thirds of U.S. teenagers use it. The average American user watches 80 minutes of TikTok videos each day. A new study by the Center for Countering Digital Hate suggests that TikTok’s algorithm promotes eating disorders and self-harm content to teenagers. The […] The post 362. TikTok pushes eating disorders and self-harm content to teens every minute appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and Perform...

Duration:00:01:04

361. Adults who don’t hydrate might age faster

1/16/2023
A new study suggests that older adults who don’t drink enough fluids could age more quickly and face a higher risk of disease. In the study, published in the journal eBioMedicine, researchers from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute collected data from over 11,000 adults who had their first medical visits between the ages […] The post 361. Adults who don’t hydrate might age faster appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and Perform Better Than Ever.

Duration:00:00:59

360. Owning a pet might boost our brains as we age

1/13/2023
Owning a pet might boost our brains as we age. In a recent study published in the Journal of Aging and Health, researchers at the University of Michigan surveyed 20,000 participants over age 50 every two years. They found that people over age 65 who owned a pet for more than 5 years had higher […] The post 360. Owning a pet might boost our brains as we age appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and Perform Better Than Ever.

Duration:00:00:53

359. Stress significantly raises the risk of a stroke

1/12/2023
Close to 800,000 people suffer a stroke each year in the U.S., with someone experiencing a stroke every 40 seconds. A new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open suggests that stress raises the risk of a stroke dramatically. Researchers in Ireland collected data from more than 26,000 people in 32 countries. People who […] The post 359. Stress significantly raises the risk of a stroke appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and Perform Better Than Ever.

Duration:00:00:54

358. Rates of type 2 diabetes among teenagers expected to skyrocket

1/11/2023
A new study forecasts that the number of children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes might skyrocket in the coming decades. Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the body doesn’t use insulin the way it should. It has increased dramatically in the last two decades among U.S. children and adolescents. According to the […] The post 358. Rates of type 2 diabetes among teenagers expected to skyrocket appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and Perform Better Than Ever.

Duration:00:00:54

357. Pediatric mental health ER visits increasing significantly

1/10/2023
A new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics shows that pediatric mental health emergency room visits are increasing rapidly across the country. Researchers at the University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles studied ER visits for over 200,000 children at 38 children’s hospitals in the U.S. They observed that pediatric mental health […] The post 357. Pediatric mental health ER visits increasing significantly appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and...

Duration:00:00:51

356. The health benefits of Dry January last all year

1/9/2023
Each year, thousands of people commit to giving up alcohol for a month, also known as “Dry January.” And while most would expect that the health benefits would only last for that month, research shows that the effects can last much longer. In a 2018 study published in the journal BMJ Open, researchers followed moderate […] The post 356. The health benefits of Dry January last all year appeared first on Dr. David Geier - Feel and Perform Better Than Ever.

Duration:00:00:50