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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.
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.
Dr. Eddie Phillips of Harvard Medical School and Carey Goldberg of WBUR’s CommonHealth bring you a quick and uplifting mix of stories, science, tips and new music, all aimed at helping you feel better about exercise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.