Most of us are not getting the sleep we need and it’s wreaking havoc on our lies. But I’ve got my good friend Shawn Stevenson on today who’s the host of The Model Health show and author of a new book called Sleep Smarter. He’s got some great solutions for sleep. Shawn says that a great night of sleep starts the moment that you wake up in the morning.
It boils down to the things that you spend your time doing during the day are what really sets the template for your cortisol rhythm and your circadian clock. Your circadian clock is the real deal. It’s what sets up everything in your body. Bodies like balance and we start secreting certain [...]
Ari Whitten was buried in the scientific literature for two years looking for a an answer to a nagging question: where does energy really come from in the body?
Along the path he discovered a concept called Hormesis which is rooted in new scientific understanding of cellular biology. Essentially, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is alive and well in the human body. Hormetic stressors stimulate the body to produce for mitochondria which, in turn, produce more energy for us. This means more powerhouses to burn calories and charge our lives.
What are Hormetic stressors? Exercise is the most notable one. It [...]
Sometimes it doesn’t matter the time of year but you can take advantage of this beautiful season and clean your mind too. Detoxing old thoughts like cleaning out the closet, cabinets, pantry can do so much for you. You mind has about 1000 thoughts a day or more. Most of them are not your own and instead are created by things on TV and random online ads. All of this external stimulation leads you down the rabbit hole of complete chaos, which is never fun. The clarity from cleaning up your thoughts can be beneficial to you in many ways, like freeing up space on a computer hard drive.
This concept is closely related to the Bucket Blueprint. [...]
Your fitness challenges increase as you get older. A variety of physical limitations can sneak up on you after the age of 40. Once we hit our sixth decade, our fitness determines our quality and length of life. The good news is that it’s never too late to improve our odds through exercise. The thing is, walking and jogging won’t get it done. Some of the popular high intensity exercise programs can cause injury in those over 50.
I want to be clear, walking and jogging have a place at the fitness table. However, they’re more like the place setting. The amount of muscle you build and your ability to use that muscle powerfully, are the main [...]