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The ever curious athlete who demands answers.
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Curious athlete who demands answers. Husband to Susan (moxiemoms.com). Father of 3 daughters. Athletic pursuits over time, in reverse order: cycling, skiing, mountaineering, rock climbing, triathlon, golf, tennis, football.

#107 — Dr Phil Maffetone: Using Music for a Better Brain & Body

music can positively influence intensity, fat-burning, as well as encouraging overall brain and body benefits. However, it needs to be used intelligently. Best to avoid the stress-induced pounding drums and driving bass lines,While this no-pain, no-gain music can be enjoyable, be careful out there. If you want an aerobic workout to burn more fat and increase energy, listening to intense music can be problematic. Lower, rather than higher, heart rates do that better, and also reduce the risk of injury and even overtraining. Tone things down a bit for a workout that increases fat-burning and carries over to the rest of your day.

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#106 — Pain-free Cycling w/Kevin Schmidt PT, MSPT, PedalPT

A bike is a marvelous extension of the human body. Riding a bike is a like full-body meditation. When you do it right you are immersed in the present….lost in the pleasure of your body working well. That is, as long as your bike doesn’t cause pain.   Some people never have problems but others have to struggle to get the right combination of gear, body function, and set up. For those of us in that last category, a good bike fitter is priceless. 

So why is good bike fitting so hard to come by?  It turns out that it isn’t hard if you know what to look for. 

Kevin Schmidt knows bikes, and he knows bodies. He’s a good friend to the cyclist.

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#105 — UV Light Sweetspot for Health w/Prof Prue Hart

You can’t get sunshine in a pill. Vitamin D is not enough. The health effects of UV light are critical to all areas of health. The key is to get enough but not too much.

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#104 — A Wise Mindset for Joy in Athletics at any Age w/Bill Clement, Hockey Legend

Bill Clement, the #1 Truth-teller in sport and beyond, is a magnificent guide to finding a path to optimism, to setting goals that lead to satisfaction and reward, to finding joy in using our bodies well.  We also talk about the Arc which is an nationwide non-profit organization that deserves your attention and support.

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#103 — Better Bloodflow & Healing for the Older Athlete w/Beth Shirley, RPh, CCN

Efficiency in training, in health, and in life comes of finding solutions that solve multiple problems at once. If only there was one thing that improved: athletic performance, recovery from exercise, lower blood pressure, less plaque buildup in arteries, and improved immune function? It is called Nitric Oxide, and you have much less of it now than you did when you were young. The good news is you can get more, and the answer is simple. It isn’t easy, but it is simple.

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# 102 — Maximizing Performance Health w/James LaValle R.Ph.,C.C.N.M.T.

In episode 102, James LaValle R.Ph., C.C.N.M.T., ND (trad) says, “I think everybody should be thinking about their health as a performance based activity whether you are eating something, exercise, resting, managing your stress. All of that plays a role if you are going to get the most out of what you do when you get into your activities.”

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#101 — Biometric Scorecard: Personalized Health & Longevity w/Chris Wikman

“Historically, fundamental scientific discoveries and technologies have been based on new instruments that allow us to observe phenomena that we had no clue existed because they are are unperceivable to our native senses. Most of what goes on in our bodies relevant to our health and longevity is invisible to our conscious senses.  But much of it can be observed and monitored by available instrumentation. If we want to optimize our health and longevity, the first step is to know what it is. (Vince Giuliano)

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#100-Practical Tips for Phytonutrients (and fiber) w/Dr. Jed Fahey

Today’s episode with Dr Fahey is for the person who wants a more resilient health status, and to get more health and longevity benefit, and superior athletic performance from a
“plant-forward” diet.  A healthy athlete is a strong athlete.

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#99–Vince Giuliano (93 years young): the Ultimate Longevity Warrior

In his latest career starting 15 years ago, Vince has become a personally-interested connoisseur and interpreter of the emerging science of longevity in his incredibly successful effort to extend his own life and healthspan. Vince says his remarkable success comes from practicing what he preaches, some of the details of which he will share with us today.

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