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Wellness Force Radio | Discovering Physical & Emotional Intelligence To Live Life Well

Wellness Force Radio | Discovering Physical & Emotional Intelligence To Help Men & Women Live Life Well. Your host, Josh Trent, spotlights ​world class experts in the fields of physical and emotional intelligence, mindset, behavior change, supplementation, nutrition, health, wellness, fitness, and technology that empower you with actionable steps for your wellness journey. After struggling with anxiety, depression, and weight gain in adolescence, in 2004 Josh let go of over 75 pounds and transformed his life by becoming a health and fitness professional that would coach over 12,000 sessions and evolve into one of the top wellness influencers on iTunes. In this podcast together, we discover the connections between our emotions and healthy habits to live our best life and enjoy the process. Every week, you'll learn from exceptional people who have dedicated their lives to being a positive force for our global collective. Deeper topics include: Physical intelligence, emotional intelligence, behavior change, wellness, behavioral psychology, habits, mindset, fitness, health, strength training, organic supplementation, bio-hacking, body transformation, psychedelics, digital health, quantified self, mHealth, wearable technology and more.
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Aug 18, 2017

Craig Ramsay is here to show us that we no longer have to stress out over an intense workout regimen, and that building our physical and emotional fitness can be a fun and enjoyable process.

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It's no secret that exercise can be overwhelming when we go into it with the all-or-nothing mentality. This approach can lead to health activities that don't resonate with us emotionally and cause us to quit when we don't attain certain fitness goals. We can avoid this situation by finding fun and healthy ways to improve our fitness no matter where we are, and by building more excitement and laughter into the process.

When we engage in workouts that really light us up inside and let go of the stress that comes with always having to be perfect, we are going to thrive emotionally, become healthier, and transform our physique.

The Importance of Posture

Most people are unaware of their poor posture and movement habits, and this can have a greater impact on our health than we realize.

We don't have to seek out a yoga or pilates class to improve our posture and ability to stretch.  We can start to increase our awareness for how we move and better our bodies' alignment by using certain techniques right away.

Craig recommends that we picture holding a washcloth in the back part of our armpit.

Simply doing this is going to help us elevate the chest, push the shoulders back and down, and allow us to breathe better and fuel our bodies with more oxygen.

This improvement in our posture will help us move throughout our day with intention, intensity, and purpose.

 

Stretch: A Reason To Wine

Craig Ramsay Stretch With Wine

When Craig trained the women from the hit TV show on Bravo, "The Real Housewives," they allowed him to change their workouts and also their eating plans, but had 1 very serious stipulation:

He was not allowed to take away their wine!

Since Craig was a trained contortionist, ballet dancer, and stretching expert, he had no problem coming up with a fun way to incorporate the ladies' love for wine and his love for stretching and moving the body.

Craig knew about the scientific research showing that minimal amounts of wine can have benefits to our health and also chemically improve our ability to stretch.  That is when his new exercise class was born:

Stretch - A Reason To Wine!

His class includes a 5 wine tasting flight, which he pairs together with a stretch that matches the taste and experience of each wine.  He finds his participants feeling great, becoming more comfortable in a social fitness environment, and having a wonderful time in the process.

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Listen to WFF o10 As Craig Uncovers:

  • His origin story and background that kept him heavily involved in a fit & active environment
  • His experiences on Reality TV that showed him the true power of being vulnerable
  • Why he feels the bodybuilding industry has done an injustice to our views on health and wellness
  • He shows us how we can have a life, live a life, and look incredible all the while
  • How he was able to help his mom cope with her Fibromyalgia
  • Why enjoyable exercise will impact our overall health and wellness
  • How we can get through emotional blocks and start building our fitness
  • The importance of having fun and laughing during exercise
  • Why letting go of our emotional weight will help us let go of physical weight
  • How Craig finds balance in his busy lifestyle
  • How we can use technology to uplevel the human experience
  • Why the all-or-nothing approach can be damaging to our health and wellness

About Craig Ramsay

Craig Ramsay

Craig Ramsay is an internationally recognized fitness expert, exercise programmer and author known for his unique, effective, and entertaining fitness methods. Ramsay’s other passions include hockey, training as a contortionist, dancing, and theater.

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Aug 15, 2017

In today's fast paced society driven by the "hustle and grind" mentality, sleep is usually the first thing to go. With the demands of the modern world, what practical steps for sleep hygiene can we practice every day to get the most emotional, physical, and spiritual fulfillment we need to live life well?

Everyone knows that a good night's sleep will make us feel better, but science is showing the impacts from chronic sleep deprivation are more far-reaching than we realize. Not only will a lack of quality rest affect mood, feelings, and overall wellness, but it can also degrade our memory, decision-making abilities, life expectancy, and so much more.

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If we want to make drastic improvements to our mental and physical wellness, we get to ask ourselves an imperative question:

How can we remedy our sleep habits and lifestyle to maximize our wellness and live life to our fullest potential? 

On this episode of Wellness Force Radio, we explore this topic and much more with Dr. Kirk Parsley, author of the upcoming book "Sleep To Win." During this exclusive, in-person interview, Dr. Parsley uncovers the tools and strategies we need to receive all the benefits that come from making sleep a priority in our lives.

 

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DR. Kirk Parsley Wellness Force

Listen To Episode 125 As Dr. Parsley Uncovers:

  • How he met and developed a friendship with Robb Wolf
  • How an impromptu interview brought him into the world of podcasting
  • Learn about his journey from a Navy MD to his own wellness coaching practice
  • Why he has always had a problem with simply "following the rules"
  • How we can begin to prevent disease instead of just diagnosing and treating our ailments
  • His dietary evolution that led him to a Paleo whole-foods style of eating
  • The fact that traditional medical school focuses on diagnosing disease, and fails to teach proper strategies for nutrition, sleep, exercise, and how to optimize our health
  • Why his Navy Seal patient's health and memory started to fade at a young age
  • Why a restful night's sleep can add massive productivity to our days
  • The data that shows fewer traffic accidents occur when school starts later in the day
  • The ways our lifestyle can lead to years of sleep deprivation
  • Why children receiving more sleep reduces delinquency, drug use, emotional disturbance, and injury in sports
  • The striking similarities in the symptoms of ADHD and sleep deprivation
  • How sleep debt causes improper function in the prefrontal cortex
  • What he calls the 3 components of sleep
  • How overstimulation in today's society affects our sleep and wellness
  • The difference between our circadian and ultradian rhythms
  • The importance of getting practical with our time management
  • How sleep can affect our conscious awareness
  • The importance of reducing our blue-light intake a few hours before going to bed
  • The neurochemicals and processes that prepare our bodies for sleep
  • How we can use supplementation and technology to get better rest
  • The benefits of using a sleep journal
  • Why technology, supplementation, and hacks can help improve sleep, but our lifestyle is the most important driving factor
  • How getting better sleep can lead to weight loss
  • Why sleep deprivation will affect our willpower and lead to decision fatigue

Top 3 Takeaways From Dr. Parsley

  • Technology and supplementation can aid us in receiving better sleep, but our lifestyle is the driving factor for ensuring proper rest and wellness.
  • We have to make sleep a priority to build better health.  We can do this by eliminating activities that are non-essential and delegating tasks to free up more time.
  • The first prerequisite to improving our sleep is to understand the value and benefits it will add to our lives.

Power Quotes From Dr. Parsley

"We need to do things that scare and push ourselves." - Dr. Kirk Parsley

"There's a reason why professional sports have seasons. We need to recover." - Dr. Kirk Parsley

"It's completely irresponsible to diagnose somebody with ADHD if they are not receiving adequate sleep." - Dr. Kirk Parsley

"In Western Civilization, 85-90% of us are carrying around some kind of sleep debt." - Dr. Kirk Parsley

"We have to realize that we can't do everything, and slow down when necessary." - Dr. Kirk Parsley

"The first prerequisite to getting proper rest is to value the benefits of sleep." - Dr. Kirk Parsley

"To prepare for sleep, we have to decrease our interaction with the environment." - Dr. Kirk Parsley

"To improve our sleep hygiene, we have to value, plan, and schedule our sleep." - Dr. Kirk Parsley

"To me, health is having the energy, vitality, and ability to do the things I desire." - Dr. Kirk Parsley

 

Dr. Parsley's New Book: "Sleep To Win"

Sleep To Win

Description: Kirk R. Parsley, M.D. is a former Navy SEAL, turned physician, turned physician for the SEALs, turned health optimization consultant, turned performance enhancement and optimization coach for the most performant humans on the planet. Dr. Parsley describes why sleep is the most underused performance enhancement tool available. He details his personal, clinical, and professional development into one of the world's most respected sleep improvement experts. This book will give you the understanding of how sleep affects all aspects of performance. Whether you are a shift worker, transcontinental pilot, first responder, military, entrepreneur, corporate executive, professional athlete, or a stay at home parent, we ALL have performance goals. This Book describes how, when, where, and how much to sleep--in order to improve your performance in any area of your life. These techniques have helped A-list celebrities, physicians, teachers, professional athletes, and everyone in between. You will learn a step-by-step process to get the most performance and joy out of your life, while simultaneously reducing your risk of death and disease from all causes.

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About Dr. Parsley

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Kirk Parsley served as an Undersea Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group One from June 2009 to January 2013. While there, he led the development and supervised the group’s first Sports Medicine Rehabilitation center. He is a former SEAL, and received his Medical Degree from Bethesda, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in 2004. He interned in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego in 2005 and subsequently completed a Navy residency in Hyperbarics and Diving Medicine in 2006.

Doctor Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and has served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. In addition, he is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine). After leaving the Navy he went into concierge medicine and consulting. He continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Doctor Parsley lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization and is currently completing a book on sleep and health optimization.

His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us. His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.

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Aug 8, 2017

With the array of health tools at our disposal in today's digital landscape, how can we use wellness technology in a new era to create and maintain better health?

From the apps that track our sleep and movement to the genetic testing that can help us design the ideal eating plan, our world is filled with powerful tools to quantify our lives.

It's fascinating that we can monitor so many aspects of our lifestyle and utilize various tools to accelerate our health and healing, but we also must ask a very important question:

With advances in our digital world, how exactly do we use these new technologies to ensure long-term health and behavior change? 

On this episode of Wellness Force Radio, we explore this topic and much more with Justin Andrews Founder of AXON, Co-Founder of Mind Pump Media, and Yaron Hadad, the Co-Creator and Chief Science Officer of Nutrino.

During this exclusive, in-person interview in San Jose at the Mind Pump Studio, we discuss how to cross the bridge between having the data and tools and knowing what to do with them. 

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The Future of Diet & Exercise: Justin Andrews & Yaron Hadad

  • How Justin found the inspiration to create the Axon Stick
  • Nutrino and FoodPrint's extensive data and tracking abilities
  • How wellness technologies are helping to shape public health policies
  • Nutrino's ability to help us understand how our individual bodies react to different foods choices
  • How to utilize wellness technology and biofeedback for improving our health
  • Ways we can repurpose these distracting technologies to create a healthier lifestyle
  • Hear about Yaron's health journey towards veganism after experimenting with 24 different diets
  • Ways to avoid the traps of nutritional misinformation
  • Learn about new technologies for appetite suppression, meditation, and measuring the molecular structure of food
  • Exercise techniques to alleviate aches and pains by increasing our mobility
  • How to ensure we don't solidify improper movement patterns during exercise
  • Why attempting to make numerous lifestyle changes at the same time can be unsustainable
  • How the Axon Stick can support neuromuscular recruitment and can help put our joints at ease
  • The future of AI that will revolutionize the coaching and wellness world.
  • How to transcend negative biases towards wellness technology
  • Ways to use avoid distraction in a technology filled world
  • How we can utilize tech to regulate our bad habits
  • The ways that insurance companies are adjusting their policies to incentivize health tracking
  • How Nutrino can help us plan meals while traveling
  • The use of wellness technology to guide our mindfulness practices
  • How to cross the bridge between having the data and knowing what to do with it
  • How we can increase mobility and regain function in our joints

Top 3 Takeaways From Justin And Yaron

  • We can use wellness technology to help guide our wellness and increase our activity, rather than becoming distracted and sedentary through our devices.
  • Learning more about our own body gives us more power and control over our lives.
  • It's great to have the tracking ability and data to monitor our health, but we have to know what to do with this information to create lasting change.

Power Quotes From The Show

"Start with small achievable health goals, and dial in your consistency." - Justin Andrews

"We can get biofeedback in so many different forms, but we have to be consistent, track, and apply it towards our improvement" - Justin Andrews

"The same technology that has made us sedentary, is now giving us back the accountability that it took away from us ." - Josh Trent

"For the first time in history, we can actually measure how foods affect the body." - Yaron Hadad

"We get to live our lives with out depending on the technology, but using it to enhance our experience." - Josh Trent

"It's not just about how much tension we can produce, it's about holding, sustaining, and releasing the tension with control." - Justin Andrews

"The more you know about yourself, the more power you have as a person." - Justin Andrews

"In today's modern world, it's really our own decision not to live a healthy lifestyle." - Justin Andrews

"Artificial Intelligence will soon play a major part in our health practices." - Yaron Hadad

"I have seen the benefits of having a life that is helped, guided, and supported by technology." - Josh Trent

About Justin Andrews

Description:

Justin has an incredible passion to disrupt the personal training industry and create ground breaking programs and tools that fitness professionals and clients alike can benefit from. The fitness industry in general needs a massive face lift to speak more to the generation growing up with a more advanced technology tool kit. Justin’s approach is to create programs that utilize technology as it advances and cut through the millions of options people face every day when seeking specific information relating to their fitness needs. The great thing about where we are today is how easy it is to access information, the bad part about accessing all this information is how much misinformation is out there to weed through. As a health and fitness professional with a proven track record here in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Justin Andrews will keep working tirelessly to keep people educated and connected to quality personal trainers long into the future. Check out Justin's Instagram page HERE.

About Yaron Hadad

Yaron is a mathematician and a physicist, and the chief scientist and a co-founder of Nutrino.

He’s worked in a number of scientific areas, primarily in general relativity, integrable systems, partial differential equations, and the foundations of quantum theory. Yaron’s current work and research in Nutrino is a brave attempt to form a new interdisciplinary field he likes to call “mathematical nutrition.”

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