The Model Health Show

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours—it is an amazing journey and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

It can be easy to become weighed down by external circumstances, especially right now. All of us are adjusting to a new normal and trying to navigate circumstances that we’ve never encountered before. In a time when there are more uncertainties and stressors than ever, it’s important to remember the innate power that you hold to navigate your life’s direction. 

Today you’re going to hear ten uplifting, motivating messages to remind you of your capacity to create a life that you love. You’ll hear about how you can create a healthier stress response in your body and how to take control of your mind. This episode contains tips for goal setting, creating happiness, and setting your own boundaries of what is possible for you. 

If you’ve recently felt like you’ve lost motivation or perspective, know that you’re not alone in that. What truly matters is your ability to recognize that, pivot, and understand the gravity of your potential to create change. I hope this episode inspires you to take back your power and build a mind, body, and life that you’ve intentionally chosen. Enjoy!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why stress is not inherently negative. 
  • What the stress mindset effect is.
  • How the way you think about stress affects your immune system.
  • What intention deficit disorder is.
  • The power of establishing an intention.
  • Why obstacles are necessary for achieving your goals.
  • What you can learn from the difficult times in your life.
  • The benefits of cultivating a meditation practice. 
  • How to start playing by your own rules and create fulfillment. 
  • The three things your soul wants. 
  • Why you should identify where you think best. 
  • How making excuses eliminates possibilities and hope.
  • Why finding happiness is a myth. 
  • How you can change your future. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:50pm CDT

During these unusual and challenging times, it’s more important than ever to take care of our minds and bodies. Unfortunately, the data is showing a different reality; more and more Americans are turning to the comfort of processed and packaged foods. Specifically, cereal brands have seen increased sales across the board in recent months. 

As a longtime cereal lover, I have a deep understanding of the nostalgia, joy, and comfort that can accompany a bowl of cereal. But I also want us to have a better grasp on the health implications, marketing ploys, and the complex history of the advent of breakfast cereals. Today, you’re going to learn about cereal’s strange origins, including a decade-by-decade summary of how cereal became so engrained in our society.    

We’re covering the bizarre facts that led to modern-day cereal, the truth about fortified breakfast foods, and the marketing ploys that continue to drive cereal sales today. Cereal is a pervasive piece of breakfast culture in America, and today you’re going to learn how it became popularized. More importantly, you’ll gain an understanding of how cereal impacts your health, how to incorporate healthier choices, and a more ideal way to start your day. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How the quarantine has increased sales of processed foods.
  • The truth about fortified food products.
  • How breakfast foods have evolved over time.
  • The odd history behind the advent of breakfast cereal.
  • How hormones are influenced by sugar intake.
  • The link between breakfast cereals and outlandish marketing claims.
  • How television changed advertising for cereal brands. 
  • What a gascromatagraph is.
  • The problem with artificial flavors and colorings.
  • How many commercials about food children are exposed to by age five. 
  • What percentage of food companies’ marketing budgets are aimed towards children.
  • How cereal mascots create brand loyalty with consumers.
  • The shocking differences between eating a high carb and a high protein breakfast.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:46pm CDT

As a society, we are navigating a strange and uncharted time in human history. While local governments are enforcing shelter in place orders and placing restrictions on outdoor activities, many folks are finding their health declining as a result. Isolation can result in a change in lifestyle and nutritional habits for many people, not to mention the mental and domestic issues that can arise.

Today I want to continue the conversation around how collectively, we can proactively move the needle in a positive direction. You’re going to hear some fascinating data regarding the impact of this social and economic shutdown. We’re diving into new studies regarding the effects quarantine has on human diet, exercise, and overall well-being. 

Being your best self is not only a culmination of your diet and exercise habits, but it’s also the way you think, act, and treat those around you. This episode contains tips regarding changing your mindset and biases, and the importance of staying active, positive, and kind amidst a crisis. As always, we’re diving into the studies, and I hope something in this episode resonates with you. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The unintended benefit that the lockdown has had on air quality.
  • What percentage of the human body is comprised of viruses.
  • How viruses allowed humans to evolve and procreate. 
  • Why it takes time for the truth to become widely accepted.
  • How your brain works like a puzzle.
  • What selective perception is.
  • How confirmation bias works.
  • Two ways to train your brain to become more open-minded. 
  • What the one true protective agent against illness is. 
  • The link between sleep deprivation and infection rates.
  • What type of exercise can result in a short-term immune system boost.
  • The role vitamin D plays in immune function. 
  • How getting fresh air can protect us from infections. 
  • The negative unintended consequences of self-quarantine on society. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm CDT

Now more than ever, it’s critical that we arm our bodies with the essentials that it needs to stay healthy. If you want to protect your health, quality restorative sleep is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal. 

Sleep impacts all the major pillars of your health, including your immune function, body composition, your mind, and your performance. You sleep is a huge player in regulating your hormones, inflammation levels, and so much more. 

Today you’re going to learn seven little-known ways your sleep quality impacts your daily life. You’ll hear about how physical attributes like skin quality and body fat are tied to your sleep habits. We’re also covering the ways in which motor skills, mood, and personality can shift based on your sleep habits.

This episode is jam-packed with the science you need to become motivated to implement a more consistent sleep routine. I hope this episode will inspire you to prioritize sleep so that you can optimize your health. So listen in, take good notes, and get ready to craft better sleep habits! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The surprising neuro association of wearing pajamas. 
  • How sleep deprivation influences attractiveness and skin health. 
  • What adequate sleep has to do with sun exposure recovery.
  • The important role cholesterol plays in the body.
  • Simple solutions to combat snoring.
  • The link between inflammation and lack of sleep. 
  • How fat cells respond to insulin.
  • The science behind how getting more sleep can aid in fat loss.
  • How your motor skills are influenced by your sleep wellness.
  • The seasonal variations in your immune system.
  • How quality sleep can help you recover more quickly from illnesses.
  • The truth about the efficacy of hand sanitizer.
  • What cytokines are and how they relate to sleep.
  • How your mood and personality are influenced by your sleep quality. 
  • What telomeres are and how they influence lifespan.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm CDT

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