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A daily dose of get-up-and-go
21 Episodes
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The pilot episode of The Magic Pill, WBUR's new exercise podcast, focuses on the immediate rewards of moving more. Sign up and you'll get a Magic Pill in your email inbox for the next 21 days.
We look at what exercise means to you and how that meaning may have become polluted over the years.
Exercise may not be a very effective way to lose weight, but there's solid evidence that it really helps keep weight off.
You might want to sign up right now for a marathon, but in this episode we discuss the upside of slow, gradual change.
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.
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.
In this episode we examine how social bonds can help motivate us to exercise.
Our minds can come up with so many reasons not to exercise. This episode offers a reality check on which reasons actually make sense.
We look at how important strength training is to your overall fitness, and how building muscle mass can help you maintain weight loss.
Magic Pill takes a look at how exercise can improve our mood.
From walking to outdoor Zumba, super-cheap and free exercise options abound.
We don't stop moving because we age, we age because we stop moving. Today Magic Pill looks at how we can age better.
The playground workout is part of the "lifestyle exercise" concept of fitting exercise into your life where and when you can.
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.
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.
Fear -- of death, pain, disease -- isn't the best motivator. But for a lot of us, it's what keeps us committed to exercise.
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.
We take a small step towards combating all the the fitness misinformation that's floating around out there.
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.
Today's episode of Magic Pill is totally superficial: it's not about how we feel, it's about how we look.
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