There are significant benefits to our physiology when we move, and one of the biggest problems with the modern approach to movement is that there simply isn’t enough of it. With some people spending up to 13 hours a day sitting, we have an epidemic of sedentary lifestyles. Darryl Edwards, author of the new book Animal Moves: How to Move Like an Animal to Get You Leaner, Fitter, Stronger and Healthier for Life, has made it his lifelong mission to educate people about the dangers of being sedentary, and how to make movement more fun and more likely for you to want to do it.
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When lab results for thyroid function come back as “normal,” it’s easy to assume that everything is functioning well. However, there are several different reasons these results can be misleading. Today we answer a listener question and discuss the various reasons why a “normal” lab result may not always mean optimal thyroid function.
In the coaching field, it’s easy to convince ourselves that more education is the catalyst for behavior change in our clients. There’s no doubt that it helps, but it’s not enough to tip the balance towards people actually acting on it and making lasting behavior changes. Today, we talk with Ken Kraybill, an expert with over 30 years’ experience in motivational interviewing. We discuss the importance of motivational interviewing, how it’s being applied today, and why every coach can benefit from learning this collaborative style to help guide their conversations and strengthen their clients’ already existing motivation.
In this episode, we discuss: Robert Biswas-Diener’s journey from psychologist to coach What is positive psychology? Combining positive psychology and coaching The fundamentals of health coaching How health coaching differs from an expert or authority approach How asking powerful questions shifts the dialogue Framework for coaches just getting started What an aspiring health coach should look for in a training program Show Notes: ADAPT Health Coach Training Program Upside of Your Dark Side –… Read More
We often make the mistake of assuming that big problems require big interventions to make a difference. But it’s actually a series of small changes that tends to make the biggest impact, instead of these hugely dramatic interventions. That’s the message with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s new book, How to Make Disease Disappear. Today we talk with Dr. Chatterjee, the star of the hit BBC One series Doctor in the House, whose mission is to help 100 million people feel fantastic by restoring them to optimal health.
While Functional Medicine is gaining in popularity and reputation, the costs associated with it are still prohibitive for many people. By implementing corporate and community wellness programs, Functional Medicine can begin to reach people on a much wider scale. Today, we have a roundtable discussion with Amory Langmo and David Sprague from the Berkeley Fire Department; Dr. Sunjya Schweig, Danielle Cook, and Tracey Clow from CCFM; Yaron Hadad from Nutrino; and Chuck Hazzard from Oura. We discuss the success of the Berkeley Fire Department pilot wellness program we worked together to develop and implement for their incoming class of 10 new recruits.