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TED Talks are a great way to add some inspiration to your day. These short live recorded talks usually last no longer than 20 minutes, and feature experts in their field providing education and valuable insights on all aspects of life.

If you’re new to TED talks, we’ve pulled together a list of ten of our favourites from the wellness sector covering topics such as food and nutrition, mindfulness, stress management and exercise. Read on for today’s inspiration!

 

1.    Jamie Oliver – Teach every child about food

Jamie Oliver discusses the impact of diet-related disease and how the importance of educating our children about food and inspiring families to cook for each other again.

 

2.    Christopher McDougall – Are we born to run?

Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive — and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today?

 

3.    Andy Puddicombe – All it takes is 10 Mindful Minutes

According to Andy Puddicombe, cofounder of Headspace, 10 minutes of daily meditation can transform your mind.

 

4.    Dan Buettner – How to live to be 100

Dan Buettner shares 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that will help you reach record-setting age, based on his findings from studying the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age.

 

5.    Ron Gutman – The hidden power of smiling

Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live — and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results.

 

6.    Laura Vanderkam – How to Gain Control of Your Free Time

As a time management expert, Laura Vanderkam has spent years looking into how successful people tend to spend their time. She says the key to time management is learning to treat priorities like they’re non-negotiable. Find out how.

 

7.    Amanda Cuddy – Your Body Language may shape who you are

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and perhaps even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.

 

8.    Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability

Brené shares deep insight from her research into human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love.

 

9.    Kelly McGonigal – How to Make Stress Your Friend

Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

 

10.  Julian Treasure – How to speak so that people want to listen

In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you.