5 Inspiring TED Talks On Fitness, Health & Happiness - The Fitness Cafe

April 26, 20172020

If you’re in dire need of mid-week motivation, a great way to inspire yourself is to watch some TED talks. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Let’s bring you up to speed.

TED is a non-profit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short,powerful talks. There are close to thousands of talks available on the internet as free digital resources.

We’re curating 5 of the best TED talks on fitness, health & happiness to get you some much-needed inspiration. The wisdom from these talks can be applied in daily life.

#1 Christopher McDougall : Are we born to run?

In this TED talk, Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did Running help early humans survive – and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? McDougall employs his knowledge and brilliant storytelling to explain why humans are built to move. This talk will surely inspire you to hit the ground running!

#2 Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

In this short, light-hearted talk, Matt Cutts explains how it takes 30 days for us to form a habit. Matt, an engineer at Google, talks about how trying something new, like a 30-day challenge was rewarding and fun for him. It transformed his self-confidence, and made him look forward to every day. If you’ve been wanting to try kick-boxing, or start running or have been thinking about your fitness goals, watch this talk. We’re sure it will leave you inspired to try out what you like for at least 30 days.

#3 Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, West Virginia – and a shocking image of the sugar we eat – Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of the food we eat. Watch this powerful TED talk to learn about how important it is to educate our children about food and nutrition, to inspire families to cook again, and to empower people everywhere to fight obesity.

#4 Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+

In this talk, longevity coach Dan Buettner talks about how he and his team studied the world’s “Blue Zones”, communities whose elders live with vigour to record-setting age. He shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.

#5 Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

In this illuminating talk, Amy Cuddy, A Social Psychologist who studies how humans judge and influence each other, explains how Body Language plays a huge role in how we feel about ourselves. It turns out that even a small change in your stance or posture can lead to more confidence and less stress.

Watching these TED talks can make you feel inspired, motivate you to realign your goals, and also educate you. Happy watching!

Also Read: Ways To Motivate Yourself To Workout

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