Age Less / Live More

New habit formation is so challenging. Not only do most of us struggle to establish new routines, we often rebel against our own best interest and go in the other direction. When we fall off a new diet regime, we then feast on junk food. When we slip up and have a drink during ‘dry January,’ we then proceed to have five more. This rebellious self-sabotaging behavior isn’t unique and psychologists have studied it extensively. 

On this week’s podcast, we meet psychologist, Michelle Segar, who suggests that the solution to making healthy lifestyle changes a long-lasting habit is to focus on making smaller strides toward your goal. It’s a refreshing approach to all or nothing thinking that dooms most of us to failure. 

Learn

  • Why reactance behavior often drives us to rebel against rules and restrictions
  • How CHAOS (Confusion, Hubbub and Order) can make sticking to new health habits more difficult
  • Why it’s important to change your internal dialogue 

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Michelle’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Michelle is a researcher at the University of Michigan who’s spent nearly thirty years studying how to help people adopt healthy behaviors. She has a doctorate in Psychology (PhD), a master’s in Health Behavior/Health Education (MPH), and a master’s degree in Kinesiology (MS). Her first book is called No Sweat, and her new book is called The Joy Choice.

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Direct download: LRS_513_-_Lasting_Change_Eating__Exercise_with_Michelle_Segar.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Is yoga enough for real fitness? Is there such a thing as non-religious meditations? What do you do if your chiropractor tells you your spine is misaligned? Lucas Rockwood fields common questions from listeners on this week’s special podcast episode.

Learn

  • Barefoot shoes transition
  • Walking backwards for your knees
  • Making sense of conflicting nutrition information
  • Sciatic nerve pain management 

ABOUT LUCAS ROCKWOOD

Lucas Rockwood is a yoga teacher, trainer, and serial entrepreneur. He’s been hosting this podcast for over a decade.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 5:41pm CEST

Haven you heard that environmental collapse is going to end life on earth in just 8 years? Do you think that World War III is looming? Are robots going to take over while we humans fight over NFTs in the metaverse? As absurd as all this sounds, these conversations take center stage despite the world’s rapid race toward a truly remarkable future of growth and progress. 

On this week’s podcast, I’ll share with you my thoughts on why now might just be the best of times, despite its glaring tragedies, and the real risk might be our propensity for catastrophic thinking. 

  • Did you know that there are 35% more calories per person, worldwide, just in my lifetime? 
  • Did you know that both North America and Europe are undergoing reforestation not deforestation? 
  • Is it possible that falling birth rates are a bigger problem than overpopulation? 
  • Did you know that HIV/AIDs is rapidly decreasing, there’s a prophylactic pill, and even a potential cure?

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Lucas Rockwod is a yoga teacher, trainer, father, and serial entrepreneur. This podcast is a passion project of health, wellness, personal growth and development featuring leading thinkers in their fields. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am CEST

Most anti-aging techniques are dubious at best. The hard truth is we’re all getting older, but at the same time, most people can quite literally get fitter every year for a decade or more. For non-athletes, the path toward fitness in your 30s, 40s, or 50s and beyond is incredibly rewarding because you can easily outperform your younger self. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet an out-of-shape offer worker who slowly but predictably transformed his body and life. 

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Listen & Learn

  • How most people can get in better shape, year-on-year for a decade (or more)
  • Why midlife (and beyond) health is so important
  • How to start running lamppost to lamppost
  • How much time you need to dedicate daily

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Mark Lewis is a health and fitness vlogger who completely transformed his health later in life.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

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