While watching movies isn’t necessarily a “healthy” activity, (unless you like running on a treadmill, stationary biking, or stretching while you watch) it can be a great way to kick back and enjoy time with loved ones. Instead of watching an action movie or a chick flick this weekend why not learn from and enjoy a movie about health! Here’s a list of 10 movies all about health for you to check out:
[This list is based off of a Fandango list you can find here.]
- Super Size Me
A funny and eye opening documentary where Morgan Spurlock makes himself a guinea pig of only eating McDonalds fast food for 30 days straight.
- Bigger Stronger Faster
A deep and raw look into the musclehead, win-at-all costs mentality that leads some into the world of steroids and addiction.
- Fast Food Nation
Based on a non-fiction book by Eric Schlosser, this film peels back the hood on the fast food industry and discusses the real social and economic costs of our fast food.
- Forks Over Knives
This documentary delves into how animal-based and processed food centric diets contributes to degenerative diseases and how this can be reversed.
- How To Live Forever
In the words of Queen, “Who wants to live forever?” This documentary delves into what it means to grow old and age, and what we can do now to prepare for our inevitable later years.
- Pumping Iron
Pre-governor, pre-American icon, pre-movie star, this is the story of Arnold Schwarzenegger as he competed for Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe.
- Thank You For Smoking
This satirical dark comedy follows a big tobacco spokesman tries to simultaneously promotes smoking and tries to be a good role model for his son. A great reminder of the real damage caused by smoking.
- The Road to Wellville
A semi-historical comedy based on the life of John Kellogg (founder of Kellogg brand) follows him as he creates one of America’s first “spas” using unconventional and sometimes ridiculous methods.
While most view this Pixar as a cute robot love story, there is a deeper message about the future of human health, consumption and society, which is important as we move into the next few decades.
- Food Inc.
A shocking and paradigm-shifting documentary about commercial farming and what happens to your food before it reaches your table.
Another film we recommend checking out is “Cancer Can Be Killed” by Jeff Witzeman. He was kind enough to be interviewed on the Dirobi Health Show, you can check out his episode here.
After two brain surgeries to remove a tumor that left him depressed, Keith turned to food for comfort. His weight reached “way over 300 pounds.” When Keith Guernsey met his wife, Susan, his life changed. “I knew I had to be healthy to have a long life, and I had to get rid of all that excess weight.”
He went on to figure out the keys to his own weight loss lock, and has lost 166 pounds. If you want to know how to lose over 100 pounds, this episode is well worth listening to.
Are Carbs Bad For You?
For a long time, FAT was the enemy. Now it’s Carbs! So… ARE carbs bad for you? Are low carb diets the best strategy for long term health and longevity?
Low carb and Keto diets are the rage. But what does the science and the evidence say? There’s been a ton of research on this, including large studies and even meta studies. Read on to get the latest science on carbs, so you can base your nutritional decisions on evidence instead of sensational social media claims.
Dr. Trish Murray is a doctor who keeps people out of the doctors office. She believes Chronic Inflammation hides below the surface in our systems like an iceberg and is the root cause of Most Chronic Diseases
Listen in as she gives three simple and smart solutions to treat chronic inflammation.
Today we go into “beast mode” with Craig Bongelli! Craig is a Strength and Conditioning Coach, gym owner, and author. He is the founder of Lil’s Gym and has worked with National Champions in Boxing, Track and Field, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, Olympic Athletes, Miss Olympia Competitors, MMA World Champions, University Teams and continues to work with some of the fastest rising stars in Canada.
He certifications with the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) in both Strength and Conditioning as well as Sports Nutrition.
Anna Snyder and Elisha Villanueva are two moms who are passionate about fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. They created Flex It Pink in 2013 to support, encourage, educate and empower other women in their healthy lifestyle and fitness journey.
Since then, hundreds of thousands of women have followed their brand and joined their vibrant, fun, and motivating community.
Their number one priority is to help support every woman in each step of their journey without judgment. Quote: “We have been in the shoes from fluff-to-FIT and we are here to help you throw out the fluff and commit to FIT.”
Kathy Gruver, PhD is the author of The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and 7 other award winning books. She has an excellent TEDx talk that’s a must watch, where she discusses personal growth, evolution, mindfulness, suffering and motivation.
Oh, and she also does flying trapeze 😉
The Dirobi UnDiet is based on a few basic, easy to follow principles. The idea is to create a weight loss protocol that creates rapid weight loss without the common downsides of calorie restricted diets.
So, read on if you want to learn how you can lose weight quickly, without any of the downsides of traditional “diets,” and establish long-term habits that will help you be your healthiest, leanest self, with the least amount of effort.
Dr. Susan Hewlings is a PhD nutritionist, and an ultra distance runner and adventure racer. So when she was asked to write a paper about the benefits of Turmeric Supplementation she jumped at the chance.
The results were so impressive she has taken Turmeric supplements daily since discovering how powerful it really is. Her co-writer on the paper, Dr. Douglas S. Kalman, actually went to India to see the fields of Turmeric and how it’s grown.
If you suffer with joint pain and or inflammation, listen in to pick up some great info on the latest research in natural remedies!
The benefits of strategic fasting are powerful, and available almost instantly to anybody willing to change their lifestyle just a little bit.
Could Time Restricted Feeding help you lose weight, balance hormones, sleep better, get stronger, boost your immune system, and give you more energy? Kevin Rail says it will do all this and more… and very quickly.
Listen in to learn how the simple act of shortening your “eating window” could drastically change your life.