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TMHS 331: The Muscle-Brain Connection

TMHS 331: The Muscle-Brain Connection

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You probably already know that proper nutrition and a solid sleep schedule play a huge role in your brain health and function. And with incurable neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia on the rise, it’s important to take control and implement preventative measures to protect your incredible brain.

On today’s show, we’re diving into the powerful science of the muscle-brain connection—specifically how exercising your body in turn strengthens your brain. You’re going to learn about numerous studies that link physical activity with cognitive function, memory, IQ, and creativity.

Most importantly, this episode will arm you with actionable steps you can implement, including three key exercises you can use to strengthen your miraculous brain. So click play, get ready to take notes, and let’s supercharge our brain health!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How exercise can make you more productive and efficient.
  • The link between strength training and brain plasticity.
  • What BDNFis and why it’s so important for brain function.
  • How exercise contributes to the function of your hippocampus.
  • The incredible link between IQ scores and daily exercise.
  • How strength training can help you cope with stress.
  • The role exercise plays in reproductive health.
  • Why your brain needs balance training.
  • Specific exercises and equipment you can use to improve your balance.
  • The importance of being functional in your workouts.
  • What proprioception is, and what you can do to increase it.
  • The three main types of exercise your brain craves.
  • How walking can improve your memory and creativity.
  • The number one exerciseyour genes expect you to do.

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TMHS 331: The Muscle-Brain Connection
You probably already know that proper nutrition and a solid sleep schedule play a huge role in your brain health and function. And with incurable neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia on the rise, it’s important to take control and implement preventative measures to protect your incredible brain. On today’s show, we’re diving into the powerful science of the muscle-brain connection—specifically how exercising your body in turn strengthens your brain. You’re going to learn about numerous studies that link physical activity with cognitive function, memory, IQ, and creativity. Most importantly, this episode will arm you with actionable steps you can implement, including three key exercises you can use to strengthen your miraculous brain. So click play, get ready to take notes, and let’s supercharge our brain health! In this episode you’ll discover: How exercise can make you more productive and efficient. The link between strength training and brain plasticity. What BDNFis and why it’s so important for brain function. How exercise contributes to the function of your hippocampus. The incredible link between IQ scores and daily exercise. How strength training can help you cope with stress. The role exercise plays in reproductive health. Why your brain needs balance training. Specific exercises and equipment you can use to improve your balance. The importance of being functional in your workouts. What proprioception is, and what you can do to increase it. The three main types of exercise your brain craves. How walking can improve your memory and creativity. The number one exerciseyour genes expect you to do. Items mentioned in this episode include: Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Onnit.com/Model⇐ Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! 5 Things to Quit Doing in 2019 – Episode 327 How to Create a Healthy Brain with Dr. Wendy Suzuki – Episode 186 How to Beat Anxiety with Craig Ballantyne – Episode 322 The Fat Loss Code * Download The Transcript Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Model Health Show. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show on Apple Podcast by clicking on the link below. It will help us to keep delivering life-changing information for you every week! Click Here to Subscribe via Apple Podcast Click Here to Subscribe via Stitcher Click here to Subscribe via Spotify Click here to Subscribe via Soundcloud
TMHS 330: The Science Of Hunger And The Set Point Diet - With Guest Jonathan Bailor
Among the many illnesses plaguing the Western world, diabesity, the intersection between diabetes and obesity, is becoming increasingly prevalent. This is a deadly heath epidemic, and clearly the traditional model of “eat less and exercise more” is just not enough for many folks who are battling diabesity. The solution to solving diabesity isn’t as simple as many people have been led to believe. Fighting diabesity involves improving multiple systems within the body, and naturally lowering the body’s setpoint. What most people don’t understand is that processes like hormones and inflammation are key to resetting the body’s function and fighting disease. Today you’re going to learn the science behind conquering diabesity, and a framework for how to naturally lower your body’s set point. Jonathan Bailor is here to share what’s going on behind the scenes of the diabesity epidemic, and how to optimize the body’s systems in order to reach a healthier weight, reduce blood sugar, and live longer. In this episode you’ll discover: The shocking number of Americans that are diabetic or prediabetic. What the body’s setpointis, and how it works. Other types of setpoints that exists within the human body. Why hunger is the hallmark of an unideal diet. The definition of diabesity. How hormones play a role in the body’s setpoint. The role of leptin within the human body. Why overweight individuals have more leptin in their blood stream. How calorie restriction is like an ice bathfor your metabolism. Why a mindset shift is crucial for solving the diabesity crisis. The two things that are necessary to treat all diseases (including diabesity). Three specific systemswithin the body that affect its setpoint. The best sources of prebiotics. How sex hormones play a role in the body’s weight. The power of optimizing your hormone levels. How to make eating high quality foods effortless. Items mentioned in this episode include: Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Onnit.com/Model⇐ Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer – Episode 291 The History of Soda – Episode 284 10 Ways to Boost Testosterone Naturally – Episode 80 The Setpoint Diet by Jonathan Bailor The Calorie Myth by Jonathan Bailor FREE eBook – 99 Green Smoothies by Jonathan Bailor Connect with Jonathan Website/ Instagram * Download The Transcript Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Model Health Show. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show on Apple Podcast by clicking on the link below. It will help us to keep delivering life-changing information for you every week! Click Here to Subscribe via Apple Podcast Click Here to Subscribe via Stitcher Click here to Subscribe via Spotify Click here to Subscribe via Soundcloud
TMHS 329: Stop Brain Shrinkage And Activate Your Healthy Brain Genes - With Guest Dr. David Perlmutter
Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson famously said, “The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” Even more fascinating is this truth: science is always changing. And if we want to live our best, healthiest lives, we need to be open minded to the ever-changing data, and consider how we can implement it into our lives in a realistic way. Today’s guest has made it his mission to bring compelling research to the table, even when it means disrupting conventional wisdom, or changing the conversation in a way that isn’t always convenient or comfortable in our modern society. Dr. David Perlmutter is a Board Certified Neurologist, and the author of the New York Times Best-Seller, Grain Brain. Today, Dr. Perlmutter joins us to share the new and emerging science that inspired the updated and revised version of his book. We’re digging deep into the topics of brain inflammation, neurological disorders, gluten sensitivities, and how you can prevent these illnesses. I know you’ll find this research equally fascinating and inspiring, so listen in, take good notes, and enjoy this interview with the incredible Dr. David Perlmutter! In this episode you’ll discover: The shocking sciencebehind the efficacy of Alzheimer’s medication. What cytokines are (and how they relate to brain function). The link between the microbiome and inflammation in the body. What researchers at Harvard found about non-celiac gluten sensitivities. How gluten consumption affects leaky gut. The link between belly fat and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. How 20 minutes of aerobic activity per day can help your brain. What BDNFis (and how it can give you a second chance!) Four tips for increasing your neuroplasticity. How CBD can help fight inflammation. The truth about consuming artificial sweeteners. How your prefrontal cortex and your amygdala differ when it comes to food choices. The damaging effects of eating low quality meats. How one night of bad sleep can disrupt hunger signals and emotions. The link between gut bacteriaand mental health. Items mentioned in this episode include: Easemagnesium.com/model⇐ Get an exclusive 15% off here! Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! How to Beat Anxiety with Craig Ballantyne – Episode 322 The History of Sugar – Episode 222 Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter Connect with David Website/ Facebook/ Instagram/ YouTube * Download The Transcript Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Model Health Show. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show on Apple Podcasts by clicking on the link below. It will help us to keep delivering life-changing information for you every week! Click Here to Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click Here to Subscribe via Stitcher Click here to Subscribe via Spotify Click here to Subscribe via Soundcloud
TMHS 328: The Intersection Of Health, Fitness, And Faith - With Guest Isabel Price
If weight loss and the process of reaching optimal health can be reduced to a simple science, why are so many people sick, unhealthy, and overweight? Don’t get me wrong, principles like hormone function and metabolism are very real, and building blocks like movement and diet do matter. But here’s the thing: in most cases, people who find themselves unhealthy or overweight did not get that way from a place of positivity or happiness. It is times of extreme stress, grief, or general apathy that lead to many health problems and weight issues. There are plenty of intelligent and capable people in the US (and worldwide) who simply cannot reach their weight loss goals, especially on a long-term basis. Our rampant obesity epidemic is proof that there is a deeper issue at play. Today’s guest, Isabel Price, has made it her mission to help people reach their health goals, uncover their best selves, and stop struggling with diets. Her spiritual approach emphasizes the importance of community and connecting with your innate worth. I hope you will listen to this episode with an open mind and take the principles to heart, no matter where you are on your journey. In this episode you’ll discover: Why changing your mindsetcan change your physical appearance. How her mother’s health issues inspired Isabel’s career. Why fear-based marketing is ineffective long-term. What it means to treat your body like a sculpture. Why Isabel doesn’t necessarily encourage her clients to lose weight. The difference between having to take care of your body and gettingto take care of it. Why your worth and your weight are not connected. The two gifts we’re born with, and how they’re intertwined. How all of your experiences culminated have prepared you for your future. The two statements you have to believe in order to create change. How Isabel’s mindset shifted after losing her mom. The questionyou need to ask yourself to set realistic goals. The details of Isabel’s health routine. How to add more activity into your daily schedule. The importance of community and creating real connections. Items mentioned in this episode include: Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Thrivemarket.com/modelhealth⇐ 25% off your entire 1st order + free shipping! Healing Through Humor with JP Sears – Episode 315 How to Beat Anxiety with Craig Ballantyne – Episode 322 Connect with Isabel Website / Instagram * Download The Transcript Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Model Health Show. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show on Apple Podcasts by clicking on the link below. It will help us to keep delivering life-changing information for you every week! Click Here to Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click Here to Subscribe via Stitcher Click here to Subscribe via Spotify Click here to Subscribe via Soundcloud
TMHS 327: 5 Things To Quit Doing In 2019
Creating new habits is an effective way to transform your health, skyrocket your growth, and reach your goals. But sometimes what holds us back the most are those beliefs and behaviors that we haven’t (yet!) given up. Letting go of detrimental habits that no longer serve you can help you refine your focus, boost your energy levels, and uncover the ability to achieve your greatness. On some level, we all get stuck in these negative cycles. But the good news is, our brains are constantly evolving. With intention and an actionable plan, we can release destructive habits, and embark on a path to becoming our best selves. This is my wish for you in the new year, and our topic for today’s show. I’m sharing 5 toxic habits you need to ditch in 2019, and sharing digestible and realistic action plans to help you get there. So listen in, take notes on what resonates with you, and put a plan in motion to ditch your old patterns, reprogram your brain, and step into your power. In this episode you’ll discover: The deeper meaning behind people pleasing. How to differentiate the line between people pleasing and being kind. Specific action steps you can take to break the cycleof people pleasing. Why our brains seek out evidence to support our beliefs. How to make your reality match your vision. The importance of writing down your goals. How to determine if your goals are big enough. The main reasons why we procrastinate. Why stress and procrastination go hand-in-hand. How procrastination can cause decision fatigue. The link between depression and living in the past. How to turn your past hardships into a learning experience. Four action steps you can take to change your identity. The danger of being a perfectionist. How focusing on perfection can inhibit you from reaching your goals. Why good is better than perfect. Items mentioned in this episode include: Themodelhealthshow.com/sport⇐ Get a free bottle of Shroom Tech Sport from Onnit! Onnit.com/Model ⇐ Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off! Model Mondays Eating for Cognitive Power with Dr. Lisa Mosconi – Episode 319 12 Tips for Conquering Distraction and Getting More Done – Episode 307 * Download The Transcript Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Model Health Show. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show on Apple Podcasts by clicking on the link below. It will help us to keep delivering life-changing information for you every week! Click Here to Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click Here to Subscribe via Stitcher Click here to Subscribe via Spotify Click here to Subscribe via Soundcloud
TMHS 326: Secrets To A Healthy Family - With Guest Braden Stevenson
Science has shown us again and again: humans are a direct product of our environment, and this is especially true for children. They are particularly susceptible to influence during their developmental years, which is exactly what makes parenting both the most important job and the most difficult job. I know this to be true, because it has taken me years of reflection and self-awareness to unlearn some of the patterns and beliefs that I absorbed during my own childhood. And while I know there is no such thing as a perfect parent, I do my best to instill my children with principles of love, confidence, and of course, health. On today’s show, I’m joined by a special guest, my youngest son Braden. You’ll hear his seven-year old perspective on health, wellness, and gratitude (and of course LEGOs!) I’m also sharing my experience of building a culture of health in my own family. You’ll learn some of the most important insights I’ve learned as a parent, and why creating a conscious environment for your family can be so powerful. In this episode you’ll discover: What it means to create a template for your children. The importance of conscious parenting. Why being present is one of the best gifts you can give your children. How to find balance between having control and letting kids have experiences. Why being an attentive parent is so crucial. The details of Braden’s morning routine. A list of Braden’s favorite foods. Why failure is an important part of learning and growing. The importance of drinking water for overall body function. Two of Braden’s favorite activities for strengthening his brain. How to create structure despite having a busy schedule. The power of a consistent nighttime routine. What it means to be a benevolent dictator in your household. Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Transformationalnutrition.com/model⇐ Take the ITN assessment! Easemagnesium.com/model⇐ Get an exclusive 15% here! * Download The Transcript Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Model Health Show. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show on Apple Podcasts by clicking on the link below. It will help us to keep delivering life-changing information for you every week! Click Here to Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click Here to Subscribe via Stitcher Click here to Subscribe via Spotify Click here to Subscribe via Soundcloud
TMHS 325: Take Control of Your Financial Health - With Guest Jemal King
You probably already know that your health is much more than what you put on your plate or how many hours you spend in the gym. Your overall health is a culmination of the quality of your relationships, your spiritual well-being, and your thoughts and beliefs. When you start to think about your health from a more holistic approach, you can then identify areas in which you can improve. For many people, one of the biggest challenges is how they think about money. Whether your parents instilled certain beliefs in you, or you learned them in school, many of us are held back by these ideas about money, where It should come from, and what our financial potential actually is. Today’s guest, Jemal King, is here to share his incredible story about how he created multiple businesses and streams of income through changing his mindset. You’re going to learn five of Jemal’s insightful (and actionable) principles that you can implement in order to leave behind your limiting beliefs about money, and start creating a greater vision for yourself and your future. In this episode you’ll discover: How Jemal got into the family business of law enforcement. The experience that made Jemal realize there was another level of success. Why Jemal’s mindset shifted after a crazy night on the job. How Jemal got started as a real estate investor. The importance of building multiple streams of income. What it means to let your vision develop your business. The significance of creating an elevated circle of influence. What it means to surround yourself with people who sharpen your iron. Why time is your greatest asset, and what it means to get out of the hole. The importance of being specific in your vision. What it means to become a fortune teller. How to build generational wealth. The difference between having thoughts and having a vision. How you can free yourself from self-imposed limitations. Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! How to Uncover Your Unique Gift with CJ Quinney – Episode 285 Get Your Tickets to Phenomenal Life Jamaica * Download The Transcript Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Model Health Show. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show on Apple Podcasts by clicking on the link below. It will help us to keep delivering life-changing information for you every week! Click Here to Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click Here to Subscribe via Stitcher Click here to Subscribe via Spotify Click here to Subscribe via Soundcloud
TMHS 324: Build Your Mental Fitness And Become Relentless - With Guest Tim Grover
What separates the good from the great? Whether we’re talking about sports or entrepreneurship, it’s undeniable that there are incredible traits that all successful people have in common.    Tim Grover has helped elite athletes and entrepreneurs take their skills to the next level by fine-tuning their mindset and building mental toughness. His wisdom and insights are applicable to your journey regardless of your goals. On today’s show, he’s sharing the guiding principles from his book, Relentless. You’ll learn about the three different distinctions of individuals, and the mindset that determines their success. We’re discussing the importance of listening to your instincts, how to create results, and how you can apply these principles to every area of your life. In this episode you’ll discover: The importance of eliminating distractionsin the gym. How the mind gets trained to follow instructions. The benefits of having a results-oriented mindset. How listening and observing can help you become empowered. What it means to be relentless. The three categories of people that Tim describes in his book. What it means to be a cleaner (and how it correlates with success!) The lessons that Tim learned from watching Michael Jordan play basketball. Why there are no secrets to success. The difference between dealing with pressure and handling pressure. Why delaying happiness is so dangerous. How listening to your instincts can make you more successful. The importance of having the audacity to listen. Why being selfish can actually help you serve others. Items mentioned in this episode include: Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Thrivemarket.com/modelhealth⇐ 25% off your entire 1st order + free shipping! Relentless by Tim Grover Connect with Tim Website/ Instagram/ Facebook * Download The Transcript Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Model Health Show. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show on Apple Podcasts by clicking on the link below. It will help us to keep delivering life-changing information for you every week! Click Here to Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click Here to Subscribe via Stitcher Click here to Subscribe via Spotify Click here to Subscribe via Soundcloud
TMHS 323 - Meal Prep Commandments & How To Increase Your Kitchen IQ - With Guest Kevin Curry
No matter what your personal health and fitness goal is, food is an integral part of the equation. Food can fuel you, assist in your body’s healing processes, or help you change your overall body composition. If there’s one person who works tirelessly to make healthy food accessible, it would be Kevin Curry. He’s built an incredible online community where he inspires men and women to eat healthy and learn about cooking, without sacrificing flavor or the joy of eating. On today’s show, Kevin is sharing his wealth of knowledge about how to make cooking healthy food realistic and attainable, regardless of your budget or time constraints. We’ll discuss a few of Kevin’s key kitchen commandments, and how you can incorporate satisfying meals into your routine. In this episode you’ll discover: How a Facebook photo inspired Kevin to learn more about nutrition. The story behind how FitMenCook got started. What it means to increase your kitchen IQ. Why learning about flavors is an essential part of cooking. What an aspirational buyis, and how to avoid it. The importance of having variety in your diet. How to set measurable health and fitness goals. Why trying to entirely overhaul your diet can backfire. The value in taking breaks from meal planning. How to recreate your favorite restaurant meals at home. The danger behind the idea of eating solely for fuel. Why you should consider multitasking in the kitchen. How to incorporate different cuisines into your routine. Why you should treat your meal prep like a HIIT workout. The real-life experience that inspired Kevin to create budget-friendly meals. Why food is a universal language (and why Kevin translates his recipes to Spanish!) Items mentioned in this episode include: Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Thrivemarket.com/modelhealth⇐ 25% off your entire 1storder + free shipping! FitMenCook App Fit Men Cook: 100+ Meal Prep Recipes by Kevin Curry The Top 10 Ways to Fortify Your Immune System – Episode 321 The Keto Reset Diet with Mark Sisson – Episode 257 Connect with Kevin Instagram/ Facebook/ YouTube/ Twitter * Download The Transcript Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Model Health Show. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show on Apple Podcasts by clicking on the link below. It will help us to keep delivering life-changing information for you every week! Click Here to Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click Here to Subscribe via Stitcher Click here to Subscribe via Spotify Click here to Subscribe via Soundcloud
TMHS 322: How to Beat Anxiety & Become Unstoppable - With Guest Craig Ballantyne
While anxiety disorders are on the rise, the stigma of mental illness prevents many individuals from seeking help. Mental health conditions are a silent epidemic—one that has enormous impacts on our economy, society, as well as the individual’s personal and professional goals. Today’s guest, Craig Ballantyne is here to share his personal journey with overcoming anxiety, as well as how he educates his clients to do the same. He has coached hundreds of entrepreneurs and elite performers to live their best lives through breaking out of the prison of anxiety. Craig will share proven (and practical!) strategies you can utilize to improve your mental health. You’ll learn a proven plan you can implement in order to overcome anxiety, and find the clarity necessary to become your best self. In this episode you’ll discover: The details of Craig’s first anxiety attack. What the physical symptoms of anxiety feel like. The link between social media and anxiety. What it means to have entrepreneurial anxiety. Major factorsthat often lead to increased anxiety. Why anxiety is like a black box. How to handle negative emotionsin a positive way. Why labeling yourself can hold you back. What it means to be misaligned (and how it can lead to anxiety). Specific strategiesyou can use to reduce anxiety. How to align your daily habits with your values. The importance of practicing introspection. What it means to watch the movie of your day. How to set a 10x plan for your life. Items mentioned in this episode include: Ettitude.com/Model⇐ Use the coupon code MODEL for 10% off your organic sheets! Onnit.com/Model⇐ Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! Panic Away by Barry McDonagh Happiness Vs. Pleasure with Dr. Robert Lustig – Episode 240 The Hacking of the American Mind by Dr. Robert Lustig Unstoppable by Craig Ballantyne Perfect Life Workshop Connect with Craig Website/ Twitter/Instagram * Download The Transcript Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Model Health Show. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show on Apple Podcasts by clicking on the link below. It will help us to keep delivering life-changing information for you every week! Click Here to Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click Here to Subscribe via Stitcher Click here to Subscribe via Spotify  Click here to Subscribe via Soundcloud
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TMHS 331: The Muscle-Brain Connection

TMHS 331: The Muscle-Brain Connection

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