The Model Health Show: Nutrition | Exercise | Fitness | Health | Lifestyle

Is our ability to endure tough circumstances, whether it’s in sports performance, in our careers, or in our relationships, designated to the strength of our mind? You can never take our physical health out of the equation too. There’s no doubt that when we are physically fit and feel well, we’ll tend to be able to do well in the venture that we’re undertaking.

But what if two people of comparable physical health are going up against each other, who will win in the end? This conversation immediately shifts back to the strength of our mind. Finding out what makes your mind stronger and more capable is a huge, underlooked key to success. I love the quote that says, “Where the mind goes, the body will follow.” Though we still need to keep in mind that we need a capable body as well. So, what are the physical attributes that matter most in boosting our stamina? And how can we tap into our mental muscles to make us more fit and capable overall? That’s what we’re diving into with New York Times bestselling author Alex Hutchinson on this powerhouse episode. So, click play, take good notes, and use these insights to help you perform in the marathon of life!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What makes up your body’s overall stress load.
  • Why your diet and exercise can be a huge potential stressor.
  • The surprising way that mental fatigue can decrease physical endurance.
  • What the central governor theory can teach us.
  • How a brain surgery helped to create one of the greatest endurance athletes in the world.
  • How a smile or frown can influence your stamina.
  • Why lactic acid is not the culprit we think it is.
  • What VO2 max actually is and why it matters.
  • Whether or not you can make a meaningful change to your VO2 max.
  • What freedivers can teach us about our ability to utilize oxygen.
  • What the mammalian dive reflex is.
  • What factors can increase the percentage of muscular output you’re actually using.
  • Why there’s a lot of confusion around hydration and performance (and what you really need to be mindful of).
  • How your brain can be tricked into thinking you’ve consumed more calories even when you haven’t (this is nuts!).
  • Three essential tips to help you begin boosting your endurance today!

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New leaders in the world of personal development have emerged. And they’re not about fluffy sentiments that don’t hold any weight in the real world.

This new guild of superheroes are all about action, mastering mindset, service, and results. With our hyper-distracted world, we need leaders who can really grab our attention and snap us out of a funk. We need leaders who talk the talk, walk the walk, and lead with heart. Our guest today is definitely one of these superheros.

Ed Mylett is a renowned speaker, life strategist, and insanely successful entrepreneur. Today he’s positively impacting the lives of millions of people around the world, and I truly believe he’s just getting warmed up. Part of his story entails a shift in his own health and fitness, and that story alone might transform your life today. I’m telling you, if you ever need a reminder of how powerful you are and what you’re capable of, come back and listen to this episode over and over again. There are some universal truths shared in this that you simply don’t often hear anywhere else. So, click play, listen deeply, and enjoy this interview with the incredible Ed Mylett!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why training on how to be successful is lacking in today’s education.
  • What self-help actually means.
  • Why growing up middle class can program you for underachievement.
  • How to identify the pull power between the person you are meant to become and the person you are today.
  • The incredible catalyst that enabled Ed to succeed and make a bigger impact than he thought possible.
  • How becoming a gratitude addict can quickly transform your life.
  • Two shifts in your psychology that every successful person MUST go through.
  • The #1 key to elevating your self-confidence.
  • How the identity you hold for yourself is intimately controlling your levels of success.
  • How to actually change your identity (this is powerful!).
  • The biggest thing that separates those who achieve at a high level and those who don’t.
  • Why you need to master the first 30 minutes and last 30 minutes of your day.
  • What it really means to MAXOUT.
  • Why you can’t control outcomes, but you can control your effort.
  • Powerful tips to help you instantly improve your financial fitness.

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One of my favorite definitions of the word diet is “habitual nourishment”. We can unknowingly develop tunnel vision and think that food is our only source of nourishment. True, food is a huge part, but our diet consists of far more than what we are putting in our bodies.

Our movement practices, our exposure to healthy environments (with adequate fresh air and sunlight), the influence from the relationships in our lives, and several other factors play a key role in our habitual nourishment. To attain true, sustainable health as a human being, all of these areas need to be addressed intelligently. And no one knows that better than today’s guest, Dr. Kelly Starrett.

Kelly is a doctor of physical therapy, world-class coach, thought leader, and New York Times bestselling author. He’s having a tremendous impact in our world by being an advocate for a culture of movement. The way we move can tell a lot about us as an individual, and the improvement in our movement diet can directly enhance every area of our lives. On today’s episode, we’ll be covering some of the crucial components of a healthy movement diet, plus important insights to help us recover from injuries faster and, more importantly, prevent them in the first place.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why you generally don’t see wild animals pulling a hammy.
  • How we tend identify the best athlete in the room.
  • Why movement is skill-based.
  • Why humans are extraordinary at compensation.
  • What posture really means.
  • What the central governor is.
  • Where the word mobility comes from and what it entails.
  • Why practice does NOT make perfect.
  • What it means to have a physical practice.
  • How changes in your environment can sensitize your tissues.
  • Predictive lifestyle factors for increased risk of injury.
  • Why competitive sports can teach you valuable lessons about yourself.
  • What SI joint issues can indicate (and how to address it).
  • Why your brain protects your spine so ruthlessly.
  • What your movement diet is.
  • What mechanotransduction is.
  • The minimum effective dose of therapeutic walking you need to target each day.
  • Movement tips that will enable you to reduce the amount of time you have to “warm up”.
  • The best time to party and eat ice cream (this is an incredible insight!).
  • A checklist of fundamental skills you should be able to perform as a human.
  • How to avoid having tech neck in our technology-based society.

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When everyone shows up to the theater and sees their favorite superhero on the big screen, we are just seeing the end result of an incredible process. Superheroes, and champions alike, are made when no one is watching. When the lights and cameras are all off, the best of the best are putting in work. But not the kind of work you might think of…

Getting in superhero shape, for example, doesn’t take a particularly special plan, or a particularly special person, or even a beat yourself into the ground work ethic. It does, however, take a special mindset. That’s where celebrity trainer Don Saladino takes the cake. He’s mastered the ability to maximize the results for his clients by maximizing their mindset and paying attention to what his clients really need.

Believe it or not, we all have many of the same needs, whether we’re starring in a big budget film or managing the family budget each month. There are some critical basics that so many folks who want to transform their bodies are missing out on. Don’s big on those things. And we’ll be talking about them today.

Most importantly, you can't have world-class without a little secret sauce. Don will share with you what his personal tips and tools are that he’s seen work for thousands of clients at his state-of-the-art facility in NYC. Learning from Don is absolutely priceless. So, click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why superheroes actually do exist.
  • What inspired Don to actively pursue health and fitness.
  • How superstar actors approach their training that’s different from the average person (and you can do this too!).
  • Which training components are consistent in superhero actors’ workouts (whether they need to lean down or get bigger and stronger).
  • How certain lifting exercises give people a mental edge as well.
  • The most important (yet underused) exercises in all levels of training.
  • Tips and insights for folks who need to gain some muscle.
  • Why it’s a bad idea to try to out-exercise your diet.
  • Why you have to “earn the right” to do certain exercises.
  • Whether or not you should be training to muscle failure.
  • How to warm-up for your workouts safely and effectively.
  • The important things you should be doing as soon as your workout is over.
  • Which character qualities can help build a successful career as a health professional.
  • How going above and beyond for people can be enable more of us to excel.

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Being in the health & fitness field for over a decade and a half, I’ve been fortunate to see some big shifts happening. There’s been huge shifts in our society's overreliance on processed, convenience foods (my idea of healthy when I first began my career was a lean cuisine microwave dinner… hey, it was low fat!). There’s been shifts in our awareness of the need for daily movement (not just conventional “exercise”). There has also been a tremendous shift in the way that physicians are treating their patients.

In the last decade, we’ve seen an explosion in integrative medicine, functional medicine, holistic medicine, and the like. These are, in general terms, approaches that take into consideration more of the patient’s lifestyle, and seek to find ways to remove the root cause of their health struggles, and not just treat symptoms with drugs or surgery. Everything in medicine has its place, but a shockingly large number of ailments that conventional medicine fails to resolve can be improved substantially with strategic lifestyle changes.

Diseases, in many ways, don’t just happen. The vast majority of us arrive in life with a pretty clean slate, and healthy, functioning genes. But then, seemingly out of nowhere... something life-altering shows up.

It may be in the form of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, or hundreds of other conditions. Suddenly, it appears. And we’re often at a loss to figure out why. But, that why is where the best doctors today work their magic. In fact, our guest on this powerhouse new episode has proof that he can teach you How To Make Disease Disappear. Today’s guest is Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. He’s a bestselling author and star of the hit BBC One show Doctor in the House, and, most importantly, he’s a physician that get real results for his patients. That’s why I made it a must to share him with you today. So, it’s time to focus in, take good notes, take action, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Whether or not conventional treatments for chronic illnesses are actually effective.
  • How someone can transform from Mr. Bean into Jason Bourne.
  • How a health crisis with Dr. Chatterjee’s family transformed his life and his medical practice.
  • The missing nutrient that your body needs to assimilate and use calcium.
  • How your skin complexion influences your need for sunlight.
  • The real reason why conventional medicine has largely failed in reversing chronic illnesses.
  • Why diabetes is an environmental disease.
  • What the threshold effect is.
  • The surprising array of factors that can cause insulin resistance.
  • Why you shouldn’t be chasing the perfect diet.
  • What a cortisol steal is.
  • The dangerous relationship between cortisol and inflammation.
  • Which elevated biomarker can make antidepressants ineffective.
  • Why it’s essential to have “me-time” each day (doctor’s orders!).
  • How Dr. Chatterjee’s patient reduced her symptoms of Crohn’s disease by 50 percent without changing her diet.
  • Why the excessive use of social media could be related to depression.
  • Why the future of medicine is a shift away from medicalizing people’s symptoms and, instead, caring for the whole person.

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Relationships can be a lot of work. There’s no denying that. But, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything more impactful on the quality of your life than your relationships. So, isn’t it a good idea to make good investments into them?

Today you’re going to learn about the most valuable tracking metric we have for our success in life… something called ROR. More importantly, we’re going to take a good look at the status of our most important relationships and make some decisions on the moves that need to be made.

There’s a saying that people come into your life for a reason, for a season, or for a lifetime. Every relationship you’ve ever had has brought forth the opportunity to learn something valuable, even if it was for a short time (a reason). Some relationships last a certain period of time and provide the experience you need to move forward in your growth, even if they, or you, outgrow each other at some point (a season). While some relationships will walk closely with you for the rest of your life… providing the opportunity for continuous growth (and work) as you move forward side-by-side (a lifetime).

It’s more critical than ever that you have your eyes open to be able to discern the difference in these various types of relationships. Since your relationships have a huge impact on your health, your career, and your overall success in life, it’s of the utmost importance that you make your relationships a study, and give them the time, thought, and energy they deserve. Still, always keep in mind that all healthy relationships start with you being healthy and taking good care of you (we’ll be covering that too). So, click play, take good notes, and take action to build your most valuable resource!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What ROR means.
  • Why constantly battling an unhealthy environment is setting you up for failure.
  • What Katy Perry can teach you about suppressing emotions.
  • How micronutrients play a tremendous role in our health.
  • Why all relationships start with you.
  • What lone wolf syndrome is.
  • The 5 components of daily self-care.
  • The critical roles that water plays in your health.
  • Why exercise and movement go far beyond just changing your physique.
  • How to get the most out of the things you study (most people don’t do this!).
  • Why you have to provide your body with the right raw materials.
  • Why it’s critical to consciously have standards in your relationships.
  • The 8 signs that you may need to adjust or move on from a relationship.
  • How your perception influences your body’s biochemistry.
  • Different ways to handle people who try to take advantage of you.
  • Why many people are in relationships with their “ideas of a person” and not the actual person.
  • How expecting others to change their character and/or behavior can lead to huge conflicts.
  • Why you need to be mindful of how people celebrate you.
  • The difference between understanding circumstances and justifying negative behavior.

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There’s an epidemic happening in our society right now. No, not the one regarding our skyrocketing health issues. This epidemic is even more pervasive. It’s a silent epidemic takes a person’s life while they still continue to live. Symptoms include not having a big enough vision for one’s life, not taking inspired action, and not having fulfillment in multiple areas of life. This epidemic is a condition known as playing small. And today’s the day we find the cure.

This powerhouse episode features Andy Frisella, the CEO of one of the fastest growing supplement companies in history, and someone who’s quickly become an international icon for success. He’s definitely had his own struggles (with his health, finances, and more), but he’s found the specific action steps for achieving incredible prosperity in multiple areas of life. He’s here today to inspire you to think bigger than you ever have, and provide some valuable tips and insights to get you to your goals with speed.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The surprising way that caffeine affects your metabolism.
  • The one and only stroke of luck Andy attributes to his success.
  • How Andy decided to pursue the supplement industry.
  • Why the cheapest is never the best.
  • How the law of attraction plays into our results in life.
  • Why the drive for material wealth can lead to something much bigger and impactful.
  • How putting your focus on something meaningful changes your brain.
  • Why it’s important to be honest about what you want.
  • Why being wealthy and being an ethical person are not in a position of one another.
  • The incredible story of how Andy gained and lost over 100 pounds and the valuable lessons we can all gain from it.
  • Why food addiction can be more complicated than alcohol or drug addiction.
  • How social accountability can have a huge impact in your fitness.
  • Why the disciplines to create a successful business or a fit body are very similar.
  • Why there might be an issue with the new movement for body acceptance.
  • How to effectively expand your connections and influence.

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Today, more than ever, we are mistaking being busy for being effective. Great work is more valuable than ever today. Whether it’s work related to health and fitness, real estate, tech, art, or any other field, the quantity today is massive. But quality is what we truly desire.

For those willing to engage in deep work (the topic of which we’ll be dissecting today), the potential upside is limitless. Through deep work, you’ll be able to experience better financial health, relationship health, physical health, and more. But, be aware, there are treacherous obstacles looming. You’ll have to make some mental shifts in order to avoid the booby traps of distraction that have a chokehold on most of the folks in our society. The tips and insights you’ll learn from today’s guest, Cal Newport, will be absolutely life-changing. Click play, listen deeply, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How the average human lifespan is shortened, not by health issues, but by distraction.
  • Why there is a huge deficiency in the ability to focus today.
  • Which nootropic is clinically proven to boost memory and focus.
  • What deep work actually means.
  • How the modern workplace has become a hotbed for shallow work.
  • How deep work enables you to learn complicated things quickly.
  • Why social media is allowing a small percentage of people to become wealthy while making the vast majority less productive.
  • Why Mark Zuckerberg might be trolling Cal Newport.
  • Some of the different ways that humans learn.
  • What attention residue is.
  • How brains can be out of shape and why they need to be exercised like muscles.
  • Why convenience and deep productivity are at odds with each other.
  • How to break through the Principle of Least Resistance.
  • Why your worldview is dictated by what you pay attention to.
  • Why there are cultural and neurological obstacles to Deep Work.
  • How our brains get chemically addicted to social media.
  • What the different deep work philosophies are.
  • The 3 essential steps to help you move into deep work faster.
  • Why you need to better manage your mental energy to take full advantage of your deep work.
  • How learning to be bored can actually make you more successful.

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Something’s not adding up. We’ve got more gyms, more fitness classes, and more health food stores per person in the U.S. than any other country in the world. Yet, we are continuously at the top of the list of countries with the most obesity and chronic illness.

Either we just need to make our continent into one massive gym to get this right, or there’s something left out of the equation that we’ve been missing.

On today’s show, we’re covering what this very thing is with one of the most skilled and well-respected fitness experts in the world, Luka Hocevar. Luka’s story is incredible in and of itself (which you’ll hear on the show). But what he’s doing right now, and the impact he’s making, is flat out remarkable. He’s going to share with you what EVERY effective exercise program must have, whether you’re an elite athlete or a stay-at-home parent who’s just wanting to get in better shape. Plus, you’re going to learn about this ancient old, yet, brand new concept of movement hygiene. And I think it just might change your life. So, just click play, listen in, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Which food has every essential fatty acid, essential amino acid, and essential sugar.
  • Why traveling outside of your local area is so important and 3 major things you gain from it.
  • How Luka skated between a parallel life of crime and competitive sports.
  • Why the rise in gym membership rates in the U.S. has hardly made a dent in the obesity rate.
  • Why our culture needs to put more of an emphasis on recovery.
  • How your body budgets its daily energy.
  • The #1 thing you need to make a great workout plan work for you.
  • What movement hygiene is.
  • Why sitting frequently is not the problem.
  • Two valuable mobility drills to do on a regular basis.
  • Why many lower back and disc injuries are due to lack of mobility elsewhere in the body.
  • Why it’s not a good idea to change multiple habits at once.
  • How getting small wins can lead to bigger results.
  • The 7 essential parts of any training program.
  • Why zebras don’t get ulcers but humans do.
  • How training for power can help prevent injuries.
  • The 3 things your nutrition needs to do for you.
  • Which character traits can help you to be successful in your fitness (and in your life).

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Life happens. Once you’ve woken up to the vast benefits of high quality sleep, it’s not always going to be smooth sailing.

You can employ great tactics to ensure you’re getting the sleep your body needs, but from time-to-time, those plans are going to go straight out the window. And that’s ok.

Today you’re going to receive a masterclass on recovering from the occasional bout of sleep deprivation with ease and grace. This episode is loaded with tips and insights you can keep in your superhero utility belt for when they’re needed. So, just click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What the two types of sleep deprivation are.
  • How even short-term sleep debt impacts your health.
  • Why it’s important to eliminate some of the neuroses around getting to bed (and enjoy life a little more sometimes!).
  • The #1 way to prevent sleep deprivation in the first place.
  • How your circadian timing system works.
  • How to help “reset” your body’s biological rhythms when need be.
  • How sunlight positively influence is cortisol levels.
  • The relationship between cortisol and melatonin.
  • How your work environment might be influencing your sleep.
  • One of the most overlooked reasons we experience symptoms of sleep deprivation (it has to do with your immune system!).
  • The shocking impact vitamin D has on preventing the flu versus a flu vaccine.
  • How the time of day you exercise impacts your sleep quality.
  • Whether or not it’s ideal to reduce your sleep time to make sure to exercise.
  • How being electrically “grounded” can influence your sleep and recovery.
  • The profound ways that sleep deprivation can affect your gut microbiome.
  • Why your sleep quality can influence your cravings.
  • The pros and cons of utilizing caffeine when you’re sleep deprived.
  • Critical information about melatonin supplementation (you need to know this!).
  • What beverage is clinically proven to help you sleep at night.
  • Which specific nutrient has been found to help prevent some side effects of sleep deprivation.
  • Whether or not it’s a good idea to nap if you’re lacking good sleep at night.

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