The Model Health Show

If you’re like most Americans, you probably have a few bad cell phone habits. Most of spend hours every day attached to our devices, with little to no boundaries or schedules. The thing is, this is no mistake. Our devices and apps are expertly engineered to alter our brain chemistry.  

So if you find yourself mindlessly refreshing the same apps over and over again or unconsciously reaching for your phone, it actually has little to do with your willpower and more to do with the efficacy of the product itself. Today’s guest, Adam Alter, literally wrote the book on how technology is designed to captivate our brains, override our willpower, and manipulate us into addictive behaviors. 

On today’s show, Adam is sharing the link between technology and addiction, and how we can take our control back. If you’re ready to break your bad digital habits and gain a deeper understanding of the psychological effects of technology, this episode of The Model Health Show is for you! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The average amount of time an adult in the US spends on their phone. 
  • How technology has been designed to hook us. 
  • Why your willpower is like a gas tank.
  • How apps are designed to overcome your willpower.
  • The smartest and most important feature that Facebook designed.
  • How humans have evolved to be sensitive to negative emotions. 
  • What behavioral addiction is, and why all humans are susceptible.
  • Why context matters when it comes to addiction.
  • How virtual learning impacts our children.
  • What digital amnesia is.
  • Why boredom is an important for your creativity. 
  • Ways to better manage the use of your devices. 
  • How to create an environment that minimizes your technology exposure. 
  • What the opposite of screen time is. 

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The mask debate has become highly politicized and fueled by emotion. But instead, what if we approached life with logic, science, and reason? On this episode of the Model Health Show, my mission is to provide you with the tools you need to evaluate scientific studies and prepare yourself to shut down the cognitive biases that we all hold. 

We’re digging into the studies on mask efficacy, preventing infection, and health outcomes in the US. You’ll learn about different types of masks and how they perform in scientific studies, plus how to actually understand the results of the data. This episode also contains real ways you can protect your family and your community during a public health crisis. 

I hope this information inspires you to always approach life with a sense of curiosity and to stand up for logic and rationality. Most importantly, I hope this episode encourages you to put your time and energy toward real solutions that contribute to your health, as well as the health of those around you. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The behaviors and activities your genes expect you to participate in. 
  • What the number one risk factor for having a severe reaction to COVID-19 is.
  • How our cognitive biases can stop us from being logical. 
  • What happens when an infected person coughs into a petri dish while wearing a mask. 
  • How a randomized control trial works. 
  • Data on the efficacy of a mask for preventing illness. 
  • The importance of through handwashing for preventing infections. 
  • How many Americans are obese or overweight. 
  • The top three causes of death in the United States. 
  • How cloth masks can actually increase risks of infection. 
  • Tangible ways to help improve the health of those around you.
  • The power of having curiosity. 

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All year we’ve heard staggering statistics about the state of the economy, skyrocketing unemployment rates, and the demise of small businesses. It’s obvious that your ability to create an income for your family can impact your life in a multitude of ways, but did you know that job satisfaction is one of the strongest influences on our mental health? 

While that might sound disheartening, the truth is that each and every one of us holds the power to affect change and create a fulfilling, prosperous life. I truly believe that this moment in time has given us an opportunity to do so. Whether or not you know what gifts you have, they exist. And your health, your community, and the world are all counting on you to unlock your innate potential. 

On today’s show, we’re diving into the measurable impact job satisfaction has on our overall health and wellness. You’ll hear my personal anecdotes on aligning my career with my passions, and tangible tips you can utilize to create a shift in your own career, wellness, and financial stability. I hope this episode resonates with you and inspires you to create the life that you want. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The link between job satisfaction and mental health. 
  • How hating your job can contribute to chronic health issues.
  • The three main areas that are negatively impacted by career dissatisfaction. 
  • Why job satisfaction rates have been declining in the US for decades. 
  • The difference between a labor-based workforce and a knowledge-based workforce.
  • How many Americans have filed for unemployment during the pandemic. 
  • Why changing your perception about money is life-changing. 
  • What your money blueprint is, and how to improve it. 
  • The difference between being an entrepreneur and having financial freedom.
  • What ROR is, and why it’s important for changing your future. 
  • How your individual success can contribute to the well-being of your community. 
  • The importance of creating multiple streams of income. 
  • What the number one determinant of your health, happiness, and success is. 
  • How your limiting beliefs hold you back from greatness.
  • Why perfectionism stops you from sharing your gift with the world. 
  • The power of holding a vision of what you want your life to look like. 

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As we are collectively undergoing a massive shift in our society, there’s never been a better time to evaluate our habits, thoughts, and beliefs. On some level, we’ve all been impacted by societal pressures about the American Dream, the hustle, and what it truly means to be successful. But have you ever considered if any of those paradigms are actually true or effective?

In his new book, The Buddha and the Badass, Vishen Lakhiani shares life-changing insights to help you uplevel your career path and your life. Vishen is a speaker, New York Times bestselling author, meditation teacher, and the visionary behind Mindvalley. His tips and tools will help you elevate your unique strengths and transform the way you live, both personally and professionally. 

This episode will inspire you to get in touch with your intuition, challenge lifelong paradigms, and align your vision with your values. You’re going to learn about unlocking higher states of consciousness, how to have a healthy work-life balance, and effective strategies to sustainably change your habits. So listen in, take good notes, and enjoy this interview with Vishen Lakhiani!  

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The inspiration behind Vishen’s new book.
  • What intuition really is. 
  • The power of following your gut instinct. 
  • How our broken education system contributes to a lack of consciousness.
  • The advantages of using plant medicine. 
  • Why hard work and hustle are myths.
  • How to find a balance between acceleration and navigation. 
  • What it means to discover your Soulprint.
  • Where human values originate from. 
  • How a Muslim watch list shaped the company mission at Mindvalley. 
  • The best definition of leadership.
  • How consciousness grows. 
  • The difference between ethnocentrism and worldcentrism.
  • What the OODA Loop is, and how to use it to make faster decisions.
  • How identity shifting can help you transform your habits.
  • What the Law of Resonance is. 

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For many folks around the world, right now is an immensely challenging time. Many of us are doing our best to make the most of a complicated situation. No matter what hardship you’re facing, there’s always the chance to seek out the opportunities that often present themselves during difficult seasons. 

Today you’re going to learn about tapping into your genius, cultivating your creativity, and the role of gratitude and love during adversity. Our guest is an award-winning poet, multi-platinum songwriter, and influential thought leader, IN-Q. He’s sharing transformational lessons about evolving as a person and finding your creative genius.

This interview is an in-depth look into how you can make authentic changes that add value and improvement to the world around you. You’ll also hear some of IN-Q’s thought-provoking poetry and the inspiration behind his powerful and insightful book. So listen in, take good notes, and get ready to learn from the one and only, IN-Q. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How hip-hop and freestyling can serve as a form of meditation. 
  • The origin story of IN-Q’s book. 
  • Why art can be like alchemy. 
  • How to transform pain into beauty and art. 
  • Why now is the time to foster your own creativity. 
  • How to cultivate more creativity in your life. 
  • Where to find inspiration for creating art. 
  • Why having a creative outlet is necessary at this point in time. 
  • How adaptation can make us stronger and more compassionate. 
  • The importance of being cognizant of the people you surround yourself with.
  • Why gratitude is necessary in every aspect of life. 
  • How to find the opportunities in challenging moments. 
  • Different ways to define love. 
  • The importance of being in service to others and growing as a person. 

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“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eye for an instant?”  – Henry David Thoreau

When you’re on the outside of any struggle, it can be easy to dismiss or minimize the challenges that accompany the hardship. But what kinds of insights and perspectives could you gain if you had the opportunity to step outside of your own experience?

That’s exactly what Drew Manning did in 2011 when he experimented with gaining and losing 70 pounds. Drew is a fitness influencer, podcaster, and New York Times Best Selling Author who has shared his personal physical, emotional, and mental transformation. Now he’s challenging himself again, with the clear intention of sharing why empathy is the key missing in the fitness industry. 

On today’s show, my good friend Drew is back to share meaningful lessons about accountability, what’s truly behind physical transformation, and why empathy is such a powerful catalyst for long-lasting change. You’ll also hear the details of Drew’s new fitness challenge. No matter where you are on your personal journey, Drew is bringing incredible value to help you reach your goals. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The powerful results that occur when you get clear about your vision. 
  • What biophotons are. 
  • How accountability can help you reach your goals. 
  • Why getting uncomfortable can drive results. 
  • The often-overlooked mental and emotional components of physical transformation. 
  • Why a strong support system is important on any health journey.
  • What it means to become an observer of your thoughts. 
  • The difference between responding and reacting. 
  • Drew’s mission to spread a message of empathy in the fitness industry. 
  • How Drew’s 2020 experiment will differ from his journey in 2011.
  • The four diets Drew will test during Fit 2 Fat 2 Forty.
  • Why 2020 is the perfect time to display empathy. 
  • What it takes to create long-lasting, sustainable habits. 
  • How to attract health into your life. 

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