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Perfect for the gym, your daily run or any other exercise routine, these stories will keep your brain busy while your blood's pumping. Tune in to an eclectic mix of healthy living tips, the latest developments in science, a drop of history and a touch of self-help.
How to Avoid Sacrificing Quality Work for Speed and Deadlines
"This week. We're going to talk about whether or not we sacrifice. Quality in the name of speed or deadlines or something to that effect. This was a topic recently in conversations in in thoughts that i've been having if you've been on a team that has a very very tight deadline whether or not you've decided to trade off scope or certain milestones or even potentially changing some of the standards with which you develop software there. There's some things that we can control so while while quality can be subjective. Certainly there are. There are items with which we can agree on. Yeah that's a good question. I mean i think. I think i think that you can i. I think that you can have a team agreed. Standard or especially a majority agreed standard. I think that you can definitely have a team standard. But it's very very very unlikely that it will be your personal standard so with that in and we started talking a little bit behind the scene just to get a feel for what types of things we wanted to discuss include brought up your standards versus their standards versus team standards. Even i i would when i joined a team or when i'm new to a team when the team changes significantly whether that's new team members added or team members leave or for various other reasons. It's worthwhile often. I find to have that kind of team norms discussion. So that you can set the expectation so that you can discuss what what you expect from from each other what you expect from one another the types of things that we determine what quality is in how we define that. Maybe i think those things can certainly be valuable I it's good to have a discussion It depends on how the discussion is held though. Like if you were to stop air if you were to say some time in the in the in the team like oh well. I think that we should all be doing unit tests and the rest team kind of sit there for a second and looks at you and they're like oh okay i mean we can. I guess we can. We can do. We can try unitas than they're probably not going to do. Unit
CEO of X2, Mark French, on How His Product Has Disrupted the Market
"Now. A couple of questions. I have here for you one. Is you guys are operating this business. And i would say that it is. It is disruptive what you're doing from what i can tell. The brand seems to be disruptive. What do you accredit the the rapid growth to do. What do you attribute the rapid growth to why is it. Being such a disruptive success. I would say there's more people coming to the category now right so there's certain people that would never try an energy drink right that more health conscious consumer really was not interested in putting in other bodies some of these beverages that had you know some you know ingredients that you can't even pronounce so as more people. Are you know looking for energy solutions. Whether it's a coffee drinker. That wants something. A little bit cleaner lighter Or you know somebody that might be drinking other energy drinks but is trying to live a healthier lifestyle. You know. i think that's really where the disruption comes in also. There's never really been a brand that you know was built in the locker room in this energy category right so you know. We're really fortunate that Death net recently featured us as a sports drink. Innovator we're not really a sports drink. We're not a hydration drink or something that you might take Before you want to do some exercise or if you wanna just have a little bit more energy and focus throughout the workday but you wanna have it with clean healthy ingredients and you know the other reason why people might consider us to be somewhat. Disruptors is just because of you know this athlete a model. there really haven't been athletes like saquon. Barkley labonte david kawhi leonard and now kendall tool who's one of the top peleton athletes That are joining a company like ours as shareholders and partners in the business. I think it's just you know shedding some light that there is renovation innovation in the energy category and that's where we could probably be looked at as being somewhat
Finding The Pieces of Yourself That You've Lost
"Is easier to go. Sleep is easier to procrastinate. Is easier to stop doing something. Because you're not feeling it right now but the things that we do on a daily basis provide us with the goals and the achievements that we want and it's just really hard sometimes to see your way clear through that forest through that foggy day to say i got to get me back like this was really happening right now right. You're in a situation where you feel like you've lost your self and the only person that can get you back. Is you so all the excuses that you've told yourself all the naps that you've taken all of the phone calls and emails that you didn't respond to all of the times that she said you were going to go somewhere and you were going to do something in the you just like faggot. I'm not doing it. All of that is because you lost a piece of you and you need to find that piece of peace which allows you to be as great as you possibly can now what you have to do in order to find that it's going to be different for each individual partisan but i'm a big for that you already know what's missing you already know what would make you happy. You already know what's not bringing you joy right now so when you evaluate this and you take inventory of who you are who you were and who you want to be. They may not be the same person. Oh shit somebody's just realizing this about themselves on Yeah issue you know who you. Were you know that there were certain things that brought you joy in that made you happy. And they're not doing it for you anymore and there are other things that you may be didn't even think about right and now that thing is making you happy and it is breaking you a piece of peace. So who do you need to find. You need to find you because some where along the line you lost the most important person to you which is yourself
Dr. Maria Montessori: Founder of Montessori Schools
"Eighteen ninety six. Maria graduated with honors from the university of rome medical school. She was among the first female physicians and all of italy. Maria worked as a surgical assistant in low income areas of rome. She also had a private practice focusing on psychiatry through this work to came to have this revelation she said i felt that mental deficiency presented chiefly pedagogical rather than mainly a medical problem so maria began to study education. Theory and philosophy in one thousand nine hundred. Maria became the co director of a small school. That served as a training institute for special education teachers. The school's pupils were children with developmental and learning disabilities. Maria pulled from her background in medicine and approached the work. With scientific rigor she conducted experiments and made adjustments to teaching methods based on her observations. She offered unique materials to keep kids stimulated and it worked many of the children and the program made unexpected improvements and it was deemed a great success. Maria took her findings all over europe. She gave speeches where she explained her research and used her platform to advocate for children's and women's rights in her observations. Maria found that children were highly self motivated and curious. She saw that when children were allowed to pursue their in neat curiosities. They naturally learn from their environment. Maria advocated that teachers. Follow the child which was a radical idea for the time and to phrase that would define her legacy in nineteen o seven. Maria had an opportunity to fully implement her thinking she opened a full day. Child care center and a poor inner city neighborhood in rome. The students were children aged two to three or six to seven. Who had been historically under served in the italian education system. Maria specifically designed the space to allow children to self select between pre orchestrated activities or learning. Puzzles this attentive. Learning environment was called casa dei bambini and it was the first of its kind in italy. It became the first montessori
Alfred Wegner Takes Continental Drift to the Next Level
"It was a really interesting guy. Born in eighteen eighty in germany got his degree in astronomy but became meteorologist which was still a rather new field at the time. His primary interest was in the northern polar regions. And how air circulated. He participated in four expeditions to greenland and was one of the first meteorologist to adopt the use of weather balloons. However meteorology and expeditions to greenland aren't what alfred wegener is best known for its for his contributions to geology and geophysics. The idea that he is remembered for began innocently enough on christmas day nineteen ten. He was at his friend's house when he began looking at his brand new world. Atlas he made the observation that south america and africa seemed like they fit together like pieces in a puzzle. I should that he was far from the first person to notice this once. Decent maps began being published. In the last part of the sixteenth century people. i observed the same thing. The first person we know of who made the observation was dutch. Cartographer abraham or telling us or telling us created the first modern atlas in fifteen seventy which means he was probably the first person to have the idea because no one before that really had a good grasp of the geography of the continent's william colby wrote in his book on geologic history. Quote abraham are telling us in his work to doris geographic suggested that the americas were torn away from europe and africa by earthquakes and floods and went on to say the vestiges of the rupture. Reveal themselves if someone brings forward a map of the world and considers carefully the coasts of the three continents and quote. Ortelius was far from alone after him. The idea that the continents fit together somehow kept popping up theater. Christoph lilienthal alexander von humboldt antonio snider pellegrini and alfred russel wallace all made the same observation one or two hundred years before moreover there were several other scientists just a decade before who came to a similar conclusion. In fact. there's a good chance that you probably made the same observation. One of the first times that you saw a world map they took the idea to another level however he began by cutting up maps and piecing the landmasses together like a puzzle. He was able to put the continents together into one giant continent that he named panja from the greek words for all and land.
Building the Next Napa Valley In the HIMALAYAS With Wine Expert Michael Juergens
"Lot of people have dreams like i have dreams. Kate has dreams. People listening to this podcast. They have dreams. But there's a difference between having dreams and actually feet on the grounds accomplishing dreams. So let's get specific like let's really talk this through. Because i think fire nation can maybe learn from the action that you're going to be taking about great ways. They can go forward accomplishing their dream. So how are you accomplishing your dream of building the next napa valley in the himalayas recognizing once again that had didn't start off as my dream to be involved. I just thought it would be super cool if they did it But then once. I once i became involved in realized i could be a piece of this and actually i think that bhutan is probably the last country in the world. That has the organic potential to grow. Amazing wine grapes. That doesn't already do it. Most places that can do it had been doing it for thousands of years and it was just to your point earlier. It's remote. And so you know marco polo and the roman army never got there with their handfuls grapes and so they ever planted in there. But what i'm doing is is we've taken a very collaborative approach with that. The country You know there's a. I don't know if you're familiar with with batons spent some time and and obviously the himalayas but they have a concept called gross domestic happiness instead of gross domestic product which is an amazing way to live. But they believe that. What's more important is the happiness of their citizens rather than any arbitrary economic success and so they have different pillars that that guide the gross domestic happiness for us. What we did is. We didn't approach the wine industry as like. Hey here's a way to make a few bucks it was. Here's a way that we think that this mashes extremely well with what you're trying to do with gross national happiness. And and then we went around and we got buy in from all of the various ministries of the government. You know that would have a say in this. The ministry of agriculture the ministry of economic affairs and so so on and so forth so we started with that then. Obviously you know. There's a enormous amount of logistics to try to get grapes up to the himalayas in vineyard plant. And but were. We've planted eight vineyard so far were up to about. We've got a hundred acres or so in total vineyard land but only about fifty acres are planted where we're still trying to experiment and see what's going to work there because no one knows it's never been done before and so you know back to your tactical what do you do. Well you do as much research as you can but eventually you just gotta grip it and rip it and and so we're doing that but we're doing it in a very mindful fail forward kind of way.
You Get To Make This Up!
"You get to make this up. I thought about that this morning. When i was sitting with my journal and all of a sudden i wrote morning messages. Go back to morning messages. And i thought to myself as my as my doubting mind came in all. But you've tried that and you've gotten tired or you've got lost things to say or you weren't sure if it was working or not and then i wrote down in the next moment you get to make this up and not only do i get to make it up and try again. Get back on the horse. Do these morning messages again. But you get to make up your life as well you know at the end of the day. No one's really watching. No one's keeping score. No one's keeping count that you stopped and started something that you tried several times and maybe felt like you failed. No one is really watching so you get to make it up. Think about the things that are moving through that creative energy that creative impulse. What is it that is nagging at you in those early hours of the morning to pick your paintbrush backup to to try something new in how you move your body to let go of something. That's not working. We get to make this up and as we all know now after a year and a half of incredible uncertainty in the world. Nothing is forever we can change on a dime as we all had to change during the pandemic. We all became so nimble so flexible. Even if we didn't want to we did it anyway. Well how about if you want to help out if you want to change you wanna make it up. If there's anything that i can share in these morning messages. And i hope it comes through loud and clear is that we get to change. We get to change our story. We get to let go of what doesn't work anymore. We get to embrace who we are becoming and so if that means doing something that you've tried ten times before but you have a new impulse to do it just like i do with these morning messages. Then go for
The Gut-Brian Axis
"Now is a good time to go into the evidence surrounding something could the gut brain axes i guess kind of it is and why suddenly become not suddenly. I'm bane. i guess discovered why it's important. Yeah great ray. And it is so much in evidence around the gut brain access and what we do know from. The studies is that the gut brain axis is all these microbes have a two way communication between basically the entering nervous system of the gastrointestinal tract so alcott and the central nervous system. Which is the brain the vegas nerve and is referred to as the gut brain axis now. This communication occurs via the power sympathic nervous system which also is known as the rest and digest mode and this is the complete opposite response to our sympathetic nervous system. Which is that fight or flight mode which gets us ready. But the power sympathetic returns our body to the state of calm and rest whereas the sympathetic massive nervous system get the body ready for that fight or flee which can increase blood pressure breathing slowing down at digestion and take him blood and oxygen away to other parts of the body. So it's important that people know is this of two way. Communication almost like a highway caused going back and forth between the garden rain.
Mind the Age Gap - Age Differences When Dating
"Thought begin to discuss dating and each gaps because because eventually updates men that are older than me as far as to eighteen years. Older than me appleseed guys are younger an out death notice complete So the instant to know your thoughts on if you have had a big age gap in Work for you I do have feigns. Relationships with guys are younger and the delight that at an rise ago. Veins or detail guys are older but that comes with disadvantages against both can come at advantages so they could wanted discuss. Yeah massively this is good because we haven't discussed this topic. Kappa is quite a big one because his very much. Like when you're on a dating choosing the a train that guy for and yeah I have dated someone. He was hanging out in the me when i was twenty. They will ferte and he had. It was actually. It was quite controlling relationship and yet didn't end. Well did you want to date For you as a twenty year old data Rt was that exciting. Or did you feel like you could see to your friends or hyundai zone. Is ten years older. Was it was more like a throwback way while it kinda just happened. What it was is one of my colleagues. He was dating her sister. And i went to a policy and we just got on everson and i didn't actually know how big of an age gap it was until till afterwards and then things moved very quickly and yeah my life my twenties. I think he was like two years of just Yeah like i missed out on those two years of my twenties and what twenty year old should be. Because i was dating someone who was ten years older and they were very much like this is how life has to be
Vik Hawksley on His Non-Conventional Approach to Develop Strength & Mobility
"One of the things i think about when i look at your your training and zone through social media is you. You've often and i don't know if you do it a lot now. But you used to super set a lot of mobility and heavy strength work. And i remember vividly. You doing a really heavy dead lift for wraps and then gone back bridge. And i think like that's like daddy sarko like that kind of combination of movements in the one workout really speaks to the hall of athos of what you end and us what we value in in training right where it's like the ability to do everything and it's not like you're trying your best not to be linear about it. Can you talk a little bit on that. Sort of less. Conventional approach to developing strengthened mobility. Are i mean there are different ways. We can go about it. I mean most simplest way. I'll just speak about it. As if kind of i talk. I talk about this with everybody. Who walks through the doors of aim. You know no matter what they experienced and stuff as the first thing in anything is being away on kind of in in this case. If strength is the end goal know the conventional way is just training right. You know there's plenty of literature. Data's plenty of programs that bid that will get us. You know swallow jacked. What if you follow from eight to be to see and things like that. What it doesn't count for is obviously you know kind of a you know who that individuals they live context. They learning abilities. You know kind of you. Boys have young families of two guys train as much. Since i've had. I haven't been doing ju jitsu like you know kind of like old being able to train the way i was doing everything has had to volve so the thinking behind you know. Kind of training for me is effectively. Well what's the end minds. And what's the. What's the best way that i'm going to hit multiple different. Modalities right one. Simple dallas Multiple different goals. That had so as i say. Strong bending skillful Strong suppleant savage right. Whatever you wanna call it effectively The goal then. Whatever i'm going to do has compliments kind of one of those things at lates. So when i get into session. That's what i have in mind. You know kind of like an unmoving towards the project of the goal that i have you know kind of is good to make me stronger. So what way can i transfer this to anywhere else And obviously the way. I wanna see you know. Can i marry the both to give
The Nutritional Advantages of Oats
"Week. We're talking about oats. Oh so very good. I always feel that everyone needs to know oats. Yes absolutely so. What would you like to share about oats well other than than the the typical health benefits votes. There's actually two compounds in oats that i don't think very many people know about and so wanted to talk about those today but then also talk about the various types of oats. I think a lot of people have heard of these different types but they don't really know how they're prepared and what makes them different from each other. Good good good topic all right. Yeah so. I think most people probably know that oats Help lower cholesterol. He also helped to lower blood pressure and stabilize blood. Sugar levels have also been known to help people with diabetes. So that's a one of the important things and a lot of these benefits In the past were attributed to a particular type of fiber that's in the oats called beta glue can And that has really kind of gotten most of the attention in previous studies on oats and their health benefits. But we're coming to find out that Oats contain more than twenty unique polyphenol compounds which are like phytochemicals Called evanston reminds have strong antioxidant anti inflammatory and anti itching properties which is why people can use. Oats says a bath like if you get poison oak or poison ivy. Get that itchiness on your skin. The compounds and oats are known to reduce that. Oh so that's why that you know they're known for that And then there's a couple of other compounds called avino kocides that Together with the of the ninian through reminds and the venacuro sides. Which are i mean. Both of them are really hard to say. Yes but these are just polyphenol compounds They've also been shown to prevent colon cancer And also heart disease because they help to reduce the the production of nitric oxide in the artery and And also help with the smooth muscle in the artery. So they're they've been studied widely for this now.
A Knee or Hip ‘Replacement’ Without Surgery? It’s on the Horizon
"Protocols coming out in regenerative medicine that that kind of restore and re-grow articulate cartilage which that that layer of connective tissue that covers the end of our bones and allows joints to maneuver in in the past. You know we'd have to get that type of thing resurfaced or get a knee joint replacement which lot times a young person like me. Who's young been pushing. My body really hard for the past twenty years. The idea of getting a joint replacement is not that that Exciting of a prospect especially considering those those joint replacements don't don't last for real long time. This article got into everything from like brand new experimental drugs like one called spree. Fairmont which stimulates cartilage cells. These little carla shells called contra sites to grow it gets into another injectable. Drug called the laura civil servant and that inhibits the proteins that caused like carlucci generation than develop the development of of arthritis. And then it also gets into these really cool procedures like Like an inter office procedure. Where you'd actually take bone marrow out of a patient's say hip and then what you do is you would go in with a with a needle like digital ultrasound. Guided imaging and drill little holes in the in the surface where you see cartilage generation kind of like in the same way you would fertilize lawn and then you just fill all those little holes with the bone marrow and the bone marrow stimulates the new cartilage to grow in a similar ways. You would get if you were literally just like repair. All the cartilage almost like a surgical glue like a surgical cartilage glue
Sometimes Quitting Is the Right Thing to Do
"Have you ever wanted to quit a job or quit a career or a school or leave town and go to another city or stop doing a hobby or something that you've done for so long and you're known for doing that. I just don't do this anymore. But you couldn't quit. i mean. psychologically you're just like i can't stop doing that and you really want to do. You just couldn't or do you know anybody who needs to do that. You know somebody who you know. They need to leave a relationship or they need to leave a situation. That's not healthy for them but they just can't even though they want to. Let's talk about that. Because so many people have a big stigma about quitting and it prevents them from fully charged life going through their day with drudgery or dread or they just feel like they're akagi machine and not really feeling alive and joyous. They don't feel like they're really connected or engaged with what they're doing but they feel like they have to keep doing it and so they stay on the treadmill that never end at some point it becomes miserable and we have to in our society get over this belief that quitting is necessarily a bad thing. And i know that's crazy for me to be saying the achievement guy. The self-help guy here with the show and all of my books on personal development growth. Where so much of it is really about setting a vision being disciplined working towards it. And you know. Busting your ass until that dream comes true. So i'm known for saying. Hey quit if something isn't right in your life and it's not bringing you that charge of engagement and enthusiasm each day making you feel like it's something that's meaningful and fulfilling to you then. Yeah you're darn right. You should look at quitting
September 17th, 1859: Joshua Norton Declares Himself Emperor the United States
"The day was september seventeenth. Eighteen fifty nine a failed gold rush era businessman named joshua norton visited the offices of the san francisco bulletin. He gave the editor a short notice to be published in that day's paper and it began as follows at the peremptory request of a large majority of the citizens of these united states. I joshua norton of san francisco california declare and proclaim myself emperor of these united states. Now not much is known about norton's early life before his time as the self proclaimed emperor but what we do know is he was born around eighteen eighteen to a jewish family of merchants in present day. London when he was two. His family moved to south africa where his father established a successful ship. Supply business norton trying to get into the family business himself but his own ship supply. Company wound up going bankrupt after less than two years by the time he was thirty years old. Both of his parents and two of his siblings had died so one year later in eighteen. Forty nine norton left south africa for good in made his way to san francisco like many aspiring businessmen of his day. Norton had traveled to california hoping to capitalize on the recent gold rush after receiving his inheritance. He was worth about forty thousand dollars. Which is well over a million dollars. In today's money in san francisco. He invested that money in real estate including waterfront property. He also started a successful commodities business selling staple foods like rice and flour by eighteen. Fifty two norton had turned his forty thousand dollar investment into a quarter million dollar fortune. He was now one of the most influential and respected citizens of the city. But in a boom and bust town like gold. Rush era san francisco. What goes up. We'll certainly come down and often sooner than you'd expect.
How To Create a Stronger Mindset to Tackle Goals
"I definitely get into mindset itself and talking about stoicism the type of resilient thinking where the obstacle is the way instead of wishing for life without obstacles instead of wishing for short cut around the obstacles cherishing obstacle in knowing that is how we find our strength. That is how we get stronger. That's how we get better just like going to the gym. This is the jim for your brain. It's called alice. Static load in the body and the more resilient we are. The bigger are stress bucket. Were alice static. Load can be the more stress we can handle and the more stress we can handle mentally the more stress we can handle physically like pathogens and viruses and things like that and vice versa when we get better at physical stress doing cold plunges and hot saunas and doing fasting we get better at dealing with mental stress. So your body sees both The same those are alice static. Load another thing. That i would say there's really important is. If you're big. Goals are overwhelming. Start making small goals start raking them down into much simpler things start tracking things. Journaling things using an app. If you want using google key or evernote or something like that in just tracking things and tracking your small wins with your small goals. That's really important at the big old just seemed too big and break it down. Start making it simple. If your goal is for example to lose fifty. Which i don't think is a good good goal. I think a good goal is to fit into a certain dress or you know. Feel great about your body. Or whatever like i think a shift like. That's more important than getting caught up in a number but to i think breaking it down into smaller things you know like what's the dress size you want to get into for you know x weeks like those kinds of things like and or lifting a certain amount of weight by x. weeks You know being able to walk two miles by x. Weeks you start getting like your goals broken down to where instead of like one massive goal you have twenty smaller. Owl's and then. How good does that feel when he start checking off all these goals like wow. I can walk two miles. I'm in a smaller address. I'm you know able to skip mcdonald able to you know. Skip the diet soda. And have a joe pacheco. I don't know you know something like that. those are all meany wins but big wins that add
Everyone Should Have a 'Not to Do List'
"To create aim of education. And self help is not knowledge for knowledge sake. It's action right. Knowledge times actually equals power. You want to act like a person of thought and you wanna think like a person of action right but what keeps you from acting. Because if you don't act you don't get the result right and so i believe for part of our mindset. You have your to do list. Every successful people have person has to do list in your to do list is probably really really large. I'm suggesting you have not to do this when it comes to your mind set. What's on your to-do list you know. Simon cynic and i have a video on facebook as thirty seven plus million views. Probably one of the people that watched it shared it. Just talk much. Your phone Train your brain to just be distracted reactive right in all those things and that should be on your not to list or don't at your phone that last half an hour a day in the first half an hour a day right and you know this stuff but are you doing
Relationship Therapist, Brittanni Young, on How to Manage Rejection
"Sex down south best sex conference ever down at atlanta. You are hosting a workshop on managing rejection and a really wanna talk about this so tell us why. This is such an important topic. I might be colored in my lens as it's just the thing that keeps coming up you know both personally and professionally and i don't think people realize because it often feels isolating when you're in it but there is going to be that dynamic there where you have somebody who's the higher desire partner in the low desire partner in any given situation. It's not common where you have both high desire or both low desire at the exact same time you know and really being able to navigate those waters. Most people have no idea. They're just okay. I just think that. I need to bring you to my level in that. Is the solution so much so right. My partner is broken. can you fix them. Can you diagnose them. And can you fix them. And even beyond sacs rejection. It just feels like this important life skill that has been glossed over. You know in recent years. We've heard a lot about vulnerability right expressing vulnerability and showing vulnerability. And i don't think ten years ago. We were hearing as much of that in the mainstream. I agree and i'm like in five or ten years. Will we hear more about rejection league in every respect whether it's applying for a job or this is a tiny little thing but saying hello or smiling at someone on the street and having them ignore you not for hitting on purposes Just for friendly. Now you live in the south. You live in atlanta We're a lot of people smile and say hello. Yeah i live in toronto. Where when i smile and say hello i kinda get. I get pretty upset. Sometimes because people will just look right through you or almost even roll their eyes at you and what am experiencing there Is very visceral. Yeah it's rejection out. It's probably not about me right. It is it is actually okay. I'm gonna say this. Maybe people from toronto will disagree but for me. It's a cultural thing in the city that you ignore each other. In fact people in new york are more likely to like not it. You say hello. Wow yeah turn a special. This is my view. I know somebody's gonna say no toronto and it's not everybody right. There are pockets. That are super friendly. So that experience of rejection like it just feels so bad in your body
A Friendly Ghost Story
"I think we talk a lot about ghosting in the romantic context right But it also happens with friends. Obviously and the reason. I want to talk about friend. Ghosting today is. Because i think it's an example of a larger problem with how friendships tend to end like what happened with one of our listeners. I just remember. There was one particular instance where she called me. And i looked at the phone and i was like oh i can't do this. I just didn't answer. This is dana lucic and a couple years ago. Dana goes did a good friend of hers when she learned her friend with pregnant. Oh my inner feminist is really angry at me. Because i know that women are able to do everything and anything to be cleared. Dana was excited for her friend but she was also worried about their friendship. Changing i am now thirty years old and i do not want children and i struggle when my friend start to have children because i feel like they change and i feel like they you know of course obviously wanna spend a lot of time with their kids talk about their kids and i'm just not interested. Gina this is like oh. You're having a baby. Congratulations you just lost a friend. It's like the exact opposite reaction society. Expects you to give exactly exactly. I really respect her ruthlessness about it. Yeah and dino wasn't always like this
Where Did Body Mass Index Originate?
"Today. We're looking at whether it really is that bad for your health to be fat and a quick note about our words in this episode. A lot of people don't like the words overweight or obese. Some people prefer the term fat as a neutral way to describe a person's body like tall but not everyone is comfortable with using fat this way and meanwhile overweight and obese have specific definitions medicine. So we're going to end up using all these terms but we'll try to be careful about when and why we use them okay so in order to talk about this at all we've got to with the bmi the body mass index every stat. You've never heard about how many americans are overweight comes from this measure. Hundreds of thousands of studies rely on it. It's a staple of modern medicine. So where on earth did it come from to find out. We're going to go back to the nineteen fifties do the university of minnesota's football stadium. The golden gophers are battling it out in the big ten conference. Our story starts down in the depths of the stadium entered through gate twenty seven. Just as if you had a ticket gate twenty so and then there's a maze of of hallways and offices along under the sloping of the The bleachers above this is henry blackburn. He's taking us to the lab where the bmi was born. He's a professor emeritus and minnesota so When when we worked there on a saturday could hear a distant rumble. When the minnesota eighteen got a touchdown run out and run up the causeway and see if we could see the extra point kick sometimes invaded by berman. Because of all those who left the stands and the carter but it was our place. Were very much at home. There and one thing they were doing and as weird lab was trying to answer this big question. How much fat do we have in our bodies. This was important because scientists figured it was the first step and understanding whether fat is bad for us
Body Composition Tracking: Why It's Important & What Metrics To Track
"I think a good starting point years to really i decided. Okay what is it that you actually want to achieve right. I looking to become bigger looking to become slimmer or do wanna be more toned where he can really see the muscle definition clear separation of all muscle groups or even some daska. Laryea around your your arms beds even your apps and maybe of a specific shape goal even like around some body parts. I mean most people were of course lew stabia belly bird others have other issues. Maybe they wanna Wind their shoulders or the one a shape their butts in in a certain way and aesthetic society. They're also health among chevy goals. Right in deir. Daphne limits off. How can push yourself definitely getting slim For the most part also allows you to live longer but there are limits. You know like where you really got into bodybuilding territory which is no longer necessarily something that's going to increase your overall health long-term yeah because the metrics and methods that you use are basically dependent on by your goal is at the end of the bay right. That's right because you know like wait may may be less useful to somebody who has a specific shape goal for example. Because maybe they don't want to change the size change. Know that one body part where it says like incredibly more important for somebody trying to become slimmer right and i think that's why it's really important to figure out okay where he wannabe for most people. That is really like to become slimmer. And that's also what my own case had been. I want to become slimmer. Plus and that was more like the bonus i wanted to be more tones and i wanted to retain as much muscle mass as possible while they the metrics for you that that you were tracking yes so a bunch of different things and definitely not something that would recommend. Everybody should be trekking. And i'm going to outline which. I like the most important ones but i was first and foremost measuring my weight and that was something i was doing and still doing almost every day. Striking my body fat water levels bone mass my lean body mass and actually includes my bone mass and my circumference measurements and that was really all the measurements from my waist circumference to my chest to my shoulders to my upper arms laura arms thighs hips coughs and to some extent even neck but to a lesser extent. Because there was really not that important. I mean i haven't really seen laura people that care about the neck but i heard it's kind of important for some martial arts because it can kinda healthy to not get knocked out and fight for for instance but yeah i mean i wasn't really concerned for me and using shapes trekking my volume compartmentalized through different body parts. So i could kinda see where exactly my my size was changing. So where i was gaining size or losing inside the goal was re to lose mostly incised across the board
Boston Marathon Race Director, Dave McGillivray, Gives Advice for World Marathon Challenge Hopefuls
"This week's guest on the show is a woman named deirdre keane. She was just featured on humans of new york and the running community was so excited. We were like a runner on humans of new york and her next big goal is that world marathon challenge any advice for her she signed. She's doing it like she has signed up. she's good. She's doing it next year if she's listening to this any advice for her well for me. It's like anything else before you can make a commitment like that. You have to earn the right to do it than what you can't do it on a buyer room that it's it's gonna come back to bite you so you have to do the work and i knew i could do the work. I been there before in terms of running that many miles consecutively day to day to day to day when i was wanted to fifty miles every single day for almost eighty consecutive days. So what's the big deal running twenty six miles for seven days in a row but the big deal is the fact attorney seven continents and so for me. It was more about not as much the training. 'cause that was a given but it was about the rat race in between and it was about sleep deprivation. It was about nutrition while flying was about recovery at thirty five thousand feet no sitting in a seat for twelve hours you know and then get often go run another marathon so trying to figure that all out it was about the weather. Temperatures in climates that we were in antarctica and it was whatever ten degrees and then back plane six hours later. You're in south. Africa running at eighty five degrees and your body's calling. Yeah not a lot of time to acclimate gave. You gotta figure that all out in advance. i mean i think anyone who serious about it does the training. I mean the running. I don't mean to be little it. It wasn't easy. I'm not saying disease but it was probably the less challenge in part of the overall experience for me was the running. When i was running. I was like thank god. I'm running like dumb. Does fly in done with this craziness. get employed. We get my luggage and all that stuff on buses and everything. I'm out here in the moment. Doing what i loved to do in impediment was like that was the calm. That was almost the easy pot. The running