What do the voices at Greatist sound like? We’re introducing the Greatist Podcast, where staffers, experts, and influencers in fitness, health, and happiness talk about the headlines, trends, and important questions of the day. In today’s show, you’ll learn the answer to that question from Greatist founder Derek Flanzraich. If you want to know what Greatist is all about and how the Greatist Podcast will help you become fitter, healthier, and happier, this is the show for you!

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What You’ll Learn in This Episode

0:00 – How jumping rope can give you a better workoutHeart rate, activity, duration, and affect in added-purpose versus single-purpose jumping activities. Bloch, MW., Smith, DA., Nelson, DL. Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital, Michigan. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy 1989 Jan;43(1):25-30.

2:55 – What is Greatist.com (in 60 seconds or less)?

3:38 – Why was Greatist created?

4:57 – What makes Greatist different from other health and wellness sites?

8:57 – What kind of fact checking goes into each Greatist article and podcast?

10:12 – What does it mean to be a Greatist?

10:59 – Who writes the articles on Greatist.com?

11:41 – What is the Greatist Workout of the Day?

13:05 – What can you expect from The Greatist Podcast in the future?

Show Notes

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People on the Show

Derek Flanzraich

Armi Legge

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