TED in a nutshellTED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from health & fitness, science, business to global issues and everything in between— in more than 100 languages.

During the TED conferences, a range of topics are showcased by industry leaders. Many an iconic figure have delivered thought-provoking, trend-setting and mind-blowing speeches. Their focus is simple – share ideas worth spreading.

Today, with the help of the internet, it’s easy to simply sit back, kick your feet up and learn, learn, learn and learn.What will make the difference between you achieving weight loss or failing? To answer this, watch a few TED talks and I think you’ll figure it out.

Luke Durward: How to make healthy eating unbelievably easy

Luke Durward shares the obvious secret that is repeatedly overlooked by unsuccessful dieters. And that secret is: Change your environment to match your goal. Too often I hear prospective weight loss clients say, “the crisps were screaming my name,” or, “the cookies twisted my arm.”
Really? Why were the chips in the cupboard? Why were the cookies in the desk drawer?

Emily Balcetis: Why some people find exercise harder than others

Do you hate to exercise? Research into how humans view the world may provide a simple, inexpensive solution. Social psychologist Emily Balcetis and her team at New York University tested how peoples’ physical and mental states affected their vision and attitude toward exercise. With a few mental adjustments, that dreaded workout will seem just a little bit easier.

Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

Matt tells how he changed his life around for the better by simply using a simple formula which he created. Matt’s formula for positive change involves trying just one thing new for 30 days.

Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food

Food is primal to the human existence and eating right is important. Over the years it has become obvious that healthy eating is not important to the average person whereby simply satisfying the smallest of hunger pangs has dominated the status-quo of modern cultures.

Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself

It’s surprising to learn that “telling” someone your goal or vocalizing the goal could give to failure in reaching that goal. This iconic speaker is passionate about getting what he considers a very fundamental yet controversial thought process across to the masses.

John Wooden: The difference between winning and success

Most of us grow up thinking (or are conditioned to think) that winning and success is everything. Unfortunately, this is only partly true and further intensive research into this area has proven to be an eye opener. Recent research has documented proof that pushing yourself and “giving it your all” no matter the results is more rewarding psychologically and physically. It makes the person stronger and more willing to strive for goals.

A.J.Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me

It is a known fact that doing everything in moderation is better than going over board when attempting to make significant changes in life. The focus should be on living a healthy and well-rounded life and not becoming obsessed with specifics.

Dean Ornish: Healing through diet

In order to have a healthy body, diet plays an important role. However diet is not the only thing that should be given consideration. Other factors like a healthy energy flow throughout the body is also important. Meditation can help in this area.

Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run?

Research, has brought about some understanding between the connection of running and how the human body can function optimally. Running is more than just exercise; it is a way to get the “machinery” within the body working together and in harmony to produce a healthy being