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As a personal trainer and health coach, carrier of a brutal genetic disorder, and busy father of 2 boys, Coach Alex VanHouten knows the struggle of cutting through the garbage of the nutrition and exercise industries. 3 years ago he founded Defining Dad Bod to help busy dads change their bodies from obstacles to assets in the pursuit of manifesting their best. His podcast "Defining Dad Bod" is a listener-supported enterprise that puts out practical content every week to help listeners use cutting-edge science and behavioral psychology to do everything from shedding body fat and choosing the right supplements to increasing testosterone naturally and improving familial health.

Every episode will help you build a stronger self, family, and community through healthy nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle change! Subscribe for a new episode every Sunday!

Defining Dad Bod Alex VanHouten

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As a personal trainer and health coach, carrier of a brutal genetic disorder, and busy father of 2 boys, Coach Alex VanHouten knows the struggle of cutting through the garbage of the nutrition and exercise industries. 3 years ago he founded Defining Dad Bod to help busy dads change their bodies from obstacles to assets in the pursuit of manifesting their best. His podcast "Defining Dad Bod" is a listener-supported enterprise that puts out practical content every week to help listeners use cutting-edge science and behavioral psychology to do everything from shedding body fat and choosing the right supplements to increasing testosterone naturally and improving familial health.

Every episode will help you build a stronger self, family, and community through healthy nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle change! Subscribe for a new episode every Sunday!

    S3 E16 - Supplement Minimalism (Throwback)

    S3 E16 - Supplement Minimalism (Throwback)

    What brand of supplements is best?

    Continuing our series on supplements means revisiting the roots of Defining Dad Bod - 3 years ago in Episode 8!

    In this remastered episode let's talk about supplement minimalism and how to recognize quality supplements!

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    • 27 min
    S3 E15 - Becoming The Father You Never Had | Alex VanHouten Interviewed "On Wisdom And Grit"

    S3 E15 - Becoming The Father You Never Had | Alex VanHouten Interviewed "On Wisdom And Grit"

    Hey there, Coach Alex here.

    This show is a bit more personal than most.

    Corey Huddleston from Wisdom And Grit recently interviewed me in front of his online community in front of thousands of men to explore the answer to this, VERY IMPORTANT question:

    “When does a boy become a man?”

    I was raised as the oldest of 4 in a single parent home below the poverty line.

    Part of my journey in manhood and fatherhood has been to become the father that I never had growing up.

    Spoiler alert - I’m still growing and learning.

    But there are some very powerful lessons and events that my path has brought me through that I hope to impart to my boys as the become men.

    It was an awesome opportunity to share some of my most meaningful - and painful - experiences. I hope that you find it valuable!

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    S3 E14 - What Are You Actually Waiting For?

    S3 E14 - What Are You Actually Waiting For?

    So you’re not doing what you know you need be doing.

    And you know it.

    What’s it going to take for you to get serious?

    I asked my social media community. The answers will surprise and resonate…

    Turns out many are waiting—but don’t have to be.

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    • 22 min
    S3 E13 - Sunshine In A Pill? | What You Need To Know About Getting Vitamin D

    S3 E13 - Sunshine In A Pill? | What You Need To Know About Getting Vitamin D

    What if there was one key ingredient in a healthy metabolism?

    What if it was dirt cheap - or in many cases - FREE?

    What if we told you that studies show up to 80% of folks aren’t getting enough of it —despite it being mostly FREE?

    In this episode, Health Coach Alex VanHouten covers the science and practical application of Vitamin D in your life with a special emphasis on the upcoming COVID and Flu season!

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    Cited Sources

    Exposure-

    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-d-from-sun

    Skin cancer and D - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24665943/

    Examine.com

    https://examine.com/supplements/vitamin-d/#

    Seasonal variationshttps://scholar.google.com/scholar_lookup?title=Seasonal%20variations%20in%20serum%2025-hydroxy%20vitamin%20D%20levels%20in%20a%20Swedish%20cohort&author=E.%20Klingberg&author=G.%20Oler%C3%B6d&author=J.%20Konar&author=M.%20Petzold&author=&author=O.%20Hammarsten&publication_year=2015#d=gs_qabs&u=%23p%3Dpdn9MpHrw5wJhttps://www.hindawi.com/journals/mi/2017/5719461/

    Contraindications- 

    https://www.ausmed.com/cpd/articles/contraindications-of-nutritional-supplements/

    • 35 min
    S3 E12 - The Truth About "Healthy Mandates" | Dr. Ben Tapper

    S3 E12 - The Truth About "Healthy Mandates" | Dr. Ben Tapper

    Coach Alex VanHouten caught up with Dr. Ben Tapper after his powerful comments on mask mandates in front of the Omaha City Council went viral in a video shared across the world. Join us we talk about the future of our individual freedoms with regard to health and fitness and what we can actually do to be well for ourselves.

    Dr. Ben Tapper is in private practice in Omaha, Nebraska. He is passionate about getting people well. He studies immunolgoy, vaccinations and epi-genetics in his free time to help him better equip his patients to achieve greater wellness, but his favorite past time is making memories with his wife and four kiddos.

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    More From Dr. Tapper

    The viral video - Dr. Tapper’s comments before City Council

    https://www.facebook.com/bhtapper/videos/10160141237866294

    “Fight the Dad Bod” with Dr. Tapper

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8RN-noRD18&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0aRVgWJONSP3OUjNGrmcsrdpARsaQcJ2aEBUtsWSEv39iBCYMQOHBYZt0

    Cited Source

    CDC COVID Comorbidities Table

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm

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    • 58 min
    S3 E11 - Enhancing Your Brand With Health And Fitness | Andy Storch

    S3 E11 - Enhancing Your Brand With Health And Fitness | Andy Storch

    Andy Storch is a passionate father, husband, brand consultant, and talent development specialist who is on a quest to become the best he can be in every respect.

    In this conversation Coach Alex and Andy dive into how health and fitness affects our personal and professional “brands”, staying healthy during our first “COIVD + FLU” season, AND we take a joint look at the inner workings of the mindset/narratives that allow both Andy and Coach Alex maintain the trajectory of betterment.

    You don’t want to miss this one!

    More From Andy Storch

    The Talent Development Podcast

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/talent-development-hot-seat/id1378433981

    The Andy Storch Show

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/starve-your-fears-the-andy-storch-show/id1231942958

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    • 1 hr 12 min

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