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Daily Download: August 9, 2013 (intermittent fasting / 7-minute workout / brain on beer & coffee)

Intermittent Fasting – The Ultimate Weight Loss Hack — This is an intriguing weight loss approach as well as a general maintenance concept.  In the past year, I’ve read several passing references to the advantages and benefits of fasting from a general lifestyle approach.  I’m curious if this intermittent fasting concept is beneficial long-term or not.

The Scientific 7-Minute Workout in video form — The “Scientific 7-Minute Workout” developed by The Human Performance Institute only comes with illustrations and explanations.  Leave it to Lifehack.org to turn those illustrations into a 9-minute workout video with breaks included.  Now you can do the 7-Minute Workout along with the video with music included.  It’s actually pretty handy.

How Beer and Coffee Affect Your Brain — Apparently, it’s Lifehack Friday because I keep running into cool articles. This link is to an article and infographic that shows how the effects of beer and coffee on your brain.  It’s actually very interesting, showing that beer relaxes your brain and can help you come up with new ideas while coffee kicks your brain into an effective gear to execute on ideas.

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