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We believe that every human being is designed to be extraordinary. That means you reading this right now… yes you! Have you ever been scared about the health of a loved one, or about the health of your children? Have you ever felt hopeless about your health and wondered… “I’ve been doing everything they have told me to do… why am I not healthier”? If you are at all interested in health, life, success, and happiness, this podcast is for you. Dr. Jamie Richards and Dr. Kresimir Jug never shy away from an interesting and fun conversation that will leave you, passionately engaged, ready to take action, and always wanting to learn more.

We believe that every human being is designed to be extraordinary. That means you reading this right now… yes you! Have you ever been scared about the health of a loved one, or about the health of your children? Have you ever felt hopeless about your health and wondered… “I’ve been doing everything they have told me to do… why am I not healthier”? If you are at all interested in health, life, success, and happiness, this podcast is for you. Dr. Jamie Richards and Dr. Kresimir Jug never shy away from an interesting and fun conversation that will leave you, passionately engaged, ready to take action, and always wanting to learn more.
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We believe that every human being is designed to be extraordinary. That means you reading this right now… yes you! Have you ever been scared about the health of a loved one, or about the health of your children? Have you ever felt hopeless about your health and wondered… “I’ve been doing everything they have told me to do… why am I not healthier”? If you are at all interested in health, life, success, and happiness, this podcast is for you. Dr. Jamie Richards and Dr. Kresimir Jug never shy away from an interesting and fun conversation that will leave you, passionately engaged, ready to take action, and always wanting to learn more.

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Episodes

#330 How to Create Your Own Workout Program

7/15/2019
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There are three reasons for experiencing a lack of results at the gym, and they have almost nothing to do with willpower, procrastination, or hard work. Yes, those are all important but, by far, they are not the most significant reason you fail to get the results you want. The most significant reason is that your strategy is not compatible with your goals. What does that mean in plain English? It means that, for the most part, you're not doing the things that will get you the result...

Duration:00:18:40

#329 "Plant Based" Might Not Mean Healthy

7/8/2019
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Beware the health halo. The health halo is a term or in this case, group of words, that are often associated with a particular outcome. For example, when you hear the term organic what comes to mind? Most likely, your brain jumps to fresh, healthy, crispy, colourful, etc. Now, what if we mentioned that both cocaine and heroin can be by definition organic? Health halo terms also include "natural, drugless, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, keto" and the topic of today's episode...

Duration:00:15:18

#328 Best Of - The Power of Role Models

7/1/2019
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Oct 18, 2017, will always be remembered by Canadians. That was the day that Gord Downie, leader of The Tragically Hip and Canadian Icon passed away. The Tragically Hip have been called a Canadian treasure, the national band of Canada and many other flattering things have been said about them. Gord Downie was (and will continue to be) a role model and an influence. He inspired many in Canada, his vision reached much wider than music, and he had a lot to say. Role models are a real...

Duration:00:15:20

#327 Best Of - 7 Signs You Need More Fat

6/24/2019
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Old habits die hard right? I still find it shocking that despite the current and steady stream of consistent scientific evidence you are still scared to make fat a major part of your diet. But on the other hand, I get it. I mean, after all, fat has been vilified for so many years, by so many people that you respect (your teachers and your doctors) that it's hard to go against the low fat mantra. I remember being in public school and our Phys Ed teacher brought in this disgusting...

Duration:00:24:34

#326 The Secret To Sticking To Your Diet

6/17/2019
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This is it! The secret 'reveal' that you've been waiting for is finally here. Someone is going to spill the beans on the one very specific thing you need to do in order to stick to your diet forever. In fact, we can go even deeper than that. This 'secret' will help you not only stick to your diet but also your workout regime, and anything else that requires will power. Heck, it will also make you wealthy without working. Hopefully, by now, you can tell that this idea I speak of, this...

Duration:00:18:44

#325 Knowing Your Doctor Boosts Your Health

6/10/2019
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Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care. -Theodore Roosevelt In this episode of Life By Design, we are going back a bit in the history of the podcast with something we used to call a Baby Bullet episode. If you remember the magic bullet kitchen utensil, you would recall that it was advertised as something where you could put many ingredients in it, and it would chop them all up with no problem. The idea for today's show is to take a random topic...

Duration:00:28:33

#324 What are you leaving your kids?

6/3/2019
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Being a parent is a fantastic experience in many ways; sometimes, because it's challenging and other times because you can experience love and joy beyond any measure possible. Children seem to be the great divider of time in our lives - almost like the B.C and A.D of us. There was your life before you had kids where you had time, other interests and could remember doing things and there's your life after kids where you're busy, on a schedule, and always have another part of you that's out...

Duration:00:23:49

#323 Is Diet Soda Bad For Your Kids?

5/30/2019
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The amount of low and no calories sweeteners that children get in their diets has increased two hundred percent in recent years. Obesity rates have also been climbing with one-third of children between the ages of two and nineteen overweight or obese. The obvious (maybe not so obvious) conclusion that children's weight should be decreasing or staying the same has made researchers question what's going on. It would be safe to assume that fewer calories and less sugar should amount to a...

Duration:00:17:28

#322 Does Free Time Make Us Unhappy?

5/21/2019
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I recently finished Cal Newport's book, Digital Minimalism and really enjoyed it. There were two concepts which I found to be both urgent and vital to include in my life as soon as possible. The first was a distracted mind's intrusion on our solidarity - a topic for another day. And, two, the issue of free time and how it affects our mind. I'm paraphrasing what I've read and what my takeaways are so, please feel free to dismiss both if you'd like. But at least give me the change to share...

Duration:00:12:45

#321 Exercise, Sleep, Screens and Kids Under 5

5/13/2019
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"Drvo se savija dok je mlado" - Croatian Proverb The above statement translated into English means that the "tree is bent when it is young." This saying can also be a metaphorical statement implying that the habits and environment experienced as a child tends to continue into adulthood. The is precisely the mindset the United Nations Public Health Agency had in mind when they made their newest recommendations for sleep, exercise and screen time in 1-5 years olds. Previously, there...

Duration:00:11:34

#320 Where Do Success & Happiness Come From?

4/22/2019
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"Everything is amazing, and nobody is happy" are words famously (it might be notoriously now depending on who you're asking) spoken by comedian Louis C.K in a late night talk interview with Conan O'Brien. The context was how incredible it is to be able to fly in an airplane and how even 60 years ago if you wanted to travel across the country, it could take days or weeks, not a few hours. C.K also alluded to the fact that you could get the internet now on an airplane (the interview is 2...

Duration:00:21:55

#319 Are Supplements Effective?

4/15/2019
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An interesting study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine looking at supplementation levels vs. nutrient levels and all-cause mortality. This means they were searching to see if people who took supplements (in general) lived longer. The Cohort study was conducted on 30 899 adults in the US above the age of 20 years old. The participants were required to answer questions and complete a survey. The findings were as such: Adequate intake of vitamin K and magnesium resulted...

Duration:00:16:01

#318 Success: Result or Habit?

4/11/2019
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." -Aristotle If you've ever read a self-help book or spent any time scrolling through your phone, it's very likely that you've seen this quote by the philosopher Aristotle on the power of your habits. However, as easy as it is to understand that your habits are important and that your beliefs, actions, and luck have gotten you the results you currently have, it doesn't tell you which habits you should adopt...

Duration:00:19:14

#317 Eggs Increase Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease?

4/1/2019
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A large recently published study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that adults who consumed higher amounts of cholesterol had an increased chance of dying from cardiovascular disease. Cholesterol is thought to raise LDL (often referred to as 'bad' cholesterol) and is considered a risk for heart attack and stroke. These results came at an interesting time since the U.S Government recently removed it's recommended restriction (300 mg/day) on...

Duration:00:14:20

#316 Your Ego IS Not The Enemy

3/25/2019
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Every once in a while, I read or hear quotes like the following: "A bad day for your ego is a good day for your soul." "When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind and beautiful." I'm not sure if I'm reading or hearing this more often than before, or whether I'm more sensitive to it now than I was in the past, but either way I disagree wholly and entirely with such sentiments. Your ego is you - the part of you that is unique and distinct from everyone else. The...

Duration:00:15:15

#315 13 Habits To Raise Healthy Children

3/18/2019
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Our kids are the most important members of our family. It's our job as parents to raise them and prepare them for meeting the challenges of the world. The challenge of raising healthy, well-adapted kids is harder now than it was for our parents. There are more social pressures, larger problems, and a much different society than when we were growing up. Yet, human nature and children's physiological needs have not changed. How can we as parents still meet the needs of our child in a...

Duration:00:26:06

#314 Best of - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a #$*k

3/11/2019
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Sorry about the swear word but it’s not us… it’s our guest. Since the time this original episode aired, Mark Manson's book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F#*K has gone on to become a New York Times Bestseller. Congrats to Mark! We thought it would be fun to go back and listen to what Mark had to say about the principles in his book in this interview with Dr. Kreso. The book is really about how to live a better life and that something we preach on Life By Design! Mark is an author,...

Duration:00:31:58

#313 How to Stop Caring What Others Think

3/4/2019
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We've all been there before. You take out your phone, open your Facebook or Instagram app, start scrolling, start seeing pictures of people on vacation, new homes, new cars, date nights, cute, funny kids, lean trim physiques and you begin to think - wow, what's wrong with me, I don't have any of those things? If you're lucky, those feelings end there, and you get back to your normal life, but sometimes the envy, jealousy, and resentment are much too intense and you end up becoming...

Duration:00:11:57

#312 Not Reaching Your Weight Goals?

2/25/2019
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Oh, the scale. How we all have a love/hate relationship with you. Looking and feeling good in your body is a goal we should all strive to achieve, especially since it boosts your self-esteem, and helps give you confidence for taking on the day. The purpose of this podcast is to discuss 5 reasons, that we typically see, as to why you're not reaching the ideal weight/body type that YOU want. What we covered:

Duration:00:15:37

#311 Why Register for The CrossFit Open?

2/18/2019
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Thursday, February 21st marks the start of the 2019 CrossFit Open. Every year CrossFit crowns the fittest man and woman on the earth. The way you earn this prestigious title is by winning the CrossFit games, and the way you get to the CrossFit games is by entering the CrossFit Open, placing well enough to go to regionals and then winning regionals. We think you should register for the CrossFit open this year. Why would we recommend this to you? For many reasons one of which is not...

Duration:00:21:19