Tag Archives: Health

How To Stay Fit Through The Holidays

staying fit through the holidaysThanksgiving and Christmas is the hardest time of year to stay on your health program.  Staying fit and active is a tough thing to keep up when there are holiday parties and large amounts of food available.  Foods that aren’t served but once a year.  Staying fit is something that you have worked really hard toward the past 10 months.  So how does a Gentleman stay in shape so that the suit fits and the swimsuit looks good 6 months from now?

I am personally getting out of my food coma and wish I had followed my own advice yesterday.  However, we can all gain from this podcast today in preparation for Christmas.  If staying fit is your goal, you have to be prepared to limit yourself and be hard.  Don’t worry, it is all worth it in the end!


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How do we stay fit for the holidays?

  • Why you should keep yourself from feeling down about participating in the big meals
  • How you can get your workout in during the holidays to stay fit
  • For the holiday meal, what to eat and what to avoid

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December the 16th is the last show that I will produce of 2016.  I hope to be able to get some videos out during this time and to take some well deserved rest for the holidays.  Skilled Gentlemen Podcast will return on January 2nd for the first show of 2017.  I say this so that you know that I am not shutting down the podcast for good, but just for a few days.

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Why Men Need A Farm

Why you want a farmAs a Gentleman, you want a farm.  Plain and simple.  Before you get up in arms about how you don’t have the space or the time to own a farm, you need to listen to this episode.  First off, we measure size in acres and time in minutes.  Farm does not describe these two things.  It describes your acts and your goals.  No matter what you call it (homestead, farmstead, hobby farming) it all means the same thing and does not mean anything about the size.  I didn’t start my farming efforts with land and money.  I actually started with a few researching years and then graduated to containers.  My first break was when I had a patch of dirt that I could call my own.  From there my life has been enriched.

You are not going to be a farmer overnight.  You are not going to want to spend a lot of money upfront on this kind of thing.  Understand that this show is not going to be about how to start one.  You are going to get a lot of “why this matters” today.  If this is confusing, give me the next 45 minutes to light a fire in you to change your mind.


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Why does a Gentleman need a farm?

    • How men need a challenge in life
    • Higher Quality food
    • On demand food vs traveling to get it
    • Creating less waste
    • Myths about homesteading

I mentioned a link in the show back to Why Gentlemen Need  A Challenge

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Health Benefits of Herbal Tea with Red Dragon

health benefits of herbal tea with red dragonHerbal tea has many health benefits to it.  A few weeks ago I got in contact with Ryan from Red Dragon Herbs and asked for a sample of his herbal tea.  It was from then on that I decided that I was going to add this to my efforts to be healthier.  Ryan was gracious enough with his time to come onto the show and talk to us about herbal tea and really a beginners crash course on it.

Red Dragon Herbs is a small, family-owned business that creates artisan herbal tea blends and sources some of the world’s most fabled teas for our customers in the Des Moines, Iowa area and beyond.   Their mission is more than just getting our products out to our customers – They aim to educate their customers on the benefits and uses of herbs and tea.   Maybe even more than that, they hope to bring the history and folklore of these plants and the culture and customs of the people around the world that use them to their customers.     They strive to make doing business with us an experience that is enriching for your body and mind.

You can find more about RedDragonHerbs.Net  by checking out his…


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What am I going to learn about herbal tea on this podcast?

  • Tea versus Coffee
  • How to make your own from your garden
  • Where can we learn more about this
  • What are the top 3 sellers and why
  • Why was Red Dragon started

All information came from Ryan from RedDragonHerbs.Net

Do not forget that around Christmas 2016 I will be putting a book on the market.  The topic will be covering being an Executive Agent for the Family.  This is a step by step guide to taking your families safety into your own hands.  Making sure that you have done everything possible to keep them safe while you are on trips and out of town.  A lot of the topics covered will be 100% new to you and not mentioned on this podcast!  More details to come later.

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Beginner Meditation 101 from Counter Culturist

A few months ago I posted a show called Meditation for Gentlemen.  Linked is the podcast in which I took you through a guided meditation and explained the benefits of meditation.

I received an email from a blogger that had an article that had a great write up on meditating for beginners.

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Kevin from the Counter Culturist did a great job writing up this article and I encourage you to head over and check out his work.

Just as a quick read from the beginning of the article.

Meditation for the Beginner by Counter Culturist

Meditation has seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years. Ask anyone and they’ve surely heard of meditation, or are trying to build a beginner meditation practice for themselves. But, far from being a trend, meditation is an ancient art that extends back thousands of years. Only now, are modern sciences beginning to validate the positive effects and benefits that are possible from the simple act of meditation.

Meditation is an old-school practice that’s seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Meditation is the art of mental stillness. It’s a practice that can enable a host of benefits from enhanced clarity, to reduced stress, increased happiness, and in the far reaches of the practice even enlightenment.

Meditation has been practiced by a variety of religious traditions over the years. Including Buddhism, Hinduism, and even Christianity. There are literally hundreds of different styles of meditation and techniques you can practice. Some are even conflicting ideas.

So, you might be wondering? Where do I start. Hopefully, with this post. This article will help you navigate through the sea of meditation information available and give you an overarching view of what meditation actually is, the best ways for beginners to develop a practice, as well as, a simple practice for getting started in less than five minutes.

How and Why Gentlemen Should Cook

how and why gentlemen should cookRegardless or not if you are married, dating, or single being able to cook is an attribute that everyone will appreciate.  You will be able to attract the heart of the person you like after they get over your physical appearance.  You can work toward your health goals by being able to cook.  If you want bigger muscles or less of a gut, you can find recipes that fit.  If you are married with kids and have little time to spare cooking, I am going to give you ways to address this problem.

Being a chef is not a hard skill to learn.  As long as you follow my tips and purchase the correct tools for this, you will be fine.  I have never tried to cook anything and regretted it.  This is a skill that will follow you for your entire life and can be used to impress at the house, at work, at parties, and anywhere else that food is made.  Sit back, get hungry, and learn ways to master that kitchen like a gentleman!


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Why should men know how to cook?

  • General tips that all gentlemen should know
  • The tools of the trade
  • Principals for cooking
  • 3+1 recipes that you should know by hand
  • Why this matters to every gentleman regardless of your marital status
  • How this is an upgrade to your life
  • Money saving tips

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How To Sleep Better

how to sleep betterWe all claim that our health is important to us.  We watch what we eat, workout, and do what we can to make sure that we are taking care of our bodies.  One thing that we ignore in life is sleep.  We are all guilty of saying “Ill sleep when Im dead”.  I know I say that a lot myself.  What happens when we ignore this primal need to sleep?  What does our bodies do and why do we need sleep?  This is what I am going to speak about today.  We can all work toward being healthier gentlemen both physically and mentally.  By paying attention to our sleep we can not only be better at work but we can be even better at home.  We can live in a world where small issues don’t matter and big issues are handled.  The purpose of this podcast is to help you be better, why don’t we assess our own health in a way that promotes what makes us healthy both mentally and physically.  

At the end of the podcast today I challenge you to take your own full body health assessment.  Take that to heart and figure out where in your health you have been ignoring.  Man up and take it serious.


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How do we sleep better?

    • Why does sleep matter
    • What happens to your body when you don’t sleep
    • How does the lack of sleeping add up
    • What are some things that you can do to increase your level of sleeping
    • How Apple is helping us
    • Why I am more focused on this skill set now

 

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Are You A Soft Man Or Hard Gentleman

are you a soft manI have been hearing a lot about men being soft here lately.  I sat down to do some research on this phenomenon and came back with the fact that men are becoming really soft.  There is that section of men in the world that have certain attributes about them and have no idea why no one wants to be around them.  People talk bad about them because they are not manning up and taking charge of their responsibilities.  Today’s show is an effort to bring light to this fact and hopefully encourage you to change this out of your life.  To make that effort to go from a soft man to a hard gentleman.  Not only do our families expect it but they deserve to have a hard gentleman in their lives.



Are you a soft man? How do you fix this!

  • Where I feel like this bashing came from
  • Why I didn’t like reading those posts
  • How can you define a soft man
  • My steps to becoming a hard gentleman
    • Stop Complaining so much
    • Follow through with your plans
    • Take your responsibilities to heart
    • Don’t be afraid of confrontation and don’t be a butt head
    • Get stuff done
  • How can our children learn from this list
  • You should make your own list

There were no usable sources from research.  After reading a few I decided to not use that information and come up with my own.

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How To Deal With Stress

how to deal with stressOne of the hardest things to deal with in our lives is stress.  Our blood pressure is jacked up, our heart rate is elevated, our stomach is hurting, or jaw gets clenched and a whole cocktail of chemicals are being released in our brain just because our boss is impatient.  There has to be a way that we are dealing with stresses in our life.  Otherwise, based on my research, stress will end up killing us early.  As a Gentleman we should have healthy ways that we deal with the stresses in life.  I am going to give you a list of ways that I handle it.  My question to you is, how do you handle it?  During my research I came to the realization that NO ONE has original ideas on the subject.  This leaves it up to the Skilled Gentlemen Podcast community.  Join me on the forum to discuss!


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

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How do you deal with stress?

  • How does it effect us
  • How is it unhealthy
  • What are the worst ways to handle it
  • What are the best ways to handle it

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Tree Planting 101

Tree planting 101In no way shape or form is there a stock that is 100% able to increase your profits 10 fold, and if there is you need to punch that guy in the face for lying to you.  I can guarantee you that a tree can though.  Ignoring the fact that a tree will help you be more self reliant and give you free calories from delicious non chemically drowned fruit, there are so many benefits to planting a tree.  I am going to spend the podcast today teaching you all about the benefits of tree planting and busting those myths that people have come up with about it.  It could not be simpler and it could not be more benificial for the environment.  Not to mention how much value that could bring to your life and the life of your family.  Use this summer to find a great place to plant and get started.


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

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How do we plant a tree?

    • When to do it
    • How to do it
    • What trees go where
    • What trees can be put near what
    • How to root cuttings

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Modern Day Cooking for Gentlemen

Modern Day Cooking for GentlemenCooking is one of the basics needs for people.  It is not hard to cook something, however it takes a Gentleman to take food and turn it into a masterpiece.  There have been trends that have been moving around for years and now it has cycled again to what is considered by Skilled Gentlemen Podcast as Modern Day Cooking.  What is this modern day cooking and how can it be applied to your life without costing a lot of money and not taking up hours of your life.  Weather you are single or married, by listening to this episode, you are going to blow this skill out of the park by making food that is healthy and has amazing taste without spending hours inside the kitchen or massive amounts of money at the store.


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

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How can Modern Day Cooking make a difference in my life?

  • The cycles of cooking
  • What is it
  • Why it matters to keep up with this trend
  • How to blow people out of the water with your food
  • 6 simple recipes to master
  • Wine basics
  • How to make your own spices
  • What food labels mean
  • How to save money with this
  • How to save time

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