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Addicted to Fitness Show Notes – Tips on Staying Healthy During Holiday Travel

On the road again, I can’t wait to take Addicted to Fitness on the road again.

I’m no Willie Nelson, but I am very excited for this special “on the road” ATF episode. Shannon and I decided to podcast during our recent trip up North to visit my relatives for Easter. Here are the highlights

Listeners Talk Back

ETTampa member and close friend Adrien (@authenticadrien) is showing us tons of love by frequently commenting on ETT (@ettampa) and ATF (@TheATFPodcast) Twitter posts. She loves the fact that we’re always investigating new health trends & stories.

#fridaymotivation – "The only rock I know that stays steady and the only institution I know that works, is the family." – Lee Iacocca. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of quality time with family last week and it reaffirmed my belief that without them, I’d be nothing. Be grateful to those family members that have helped you become who you are today & congrats on making through another week. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ #motivation #preparation #dedication #exercise #fitness #supportgroup #inspiration #positiveinfluence #lawsofattraction #friday #family #positivequotes #grateful #Tampa #tampabay #tampafl #tampafitness #seminoleheights #southtampa #healthytampabay #tampapersonaltrainer #Tampastrength #ETTampa

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We also received a comment from Tampa International Airport when we posted the pic of Ella and I (which you can see in the episode pic below) on my personal Facebook page. They apparently thought that Ella was the “cutest luggage” they had ever seen. I’m bias but I have to agree.

Staying Healthy While Traveling

This was Ella’s first plane ride. We know her immune system is still developing, which is why we wiped down all the chairs, arm rests and tray tables with antibacterial wipes. We wanted all her surroundings to be sanitized since she is in a “put everything in her mouth” phase. The good news is that Shannon discovered that her saliva can act as a partial barrier against germs.

I was fighting a head cold while on the trip which, in addition to the dehydration associated with air travel, compelled Shannon and I to drink a giant bottle of water while on the flight. I focused on eating non-inflammatory foods, which included lots of protein, healthy fats and veggies & fruits, for most of the trip. I also doubled down on immune boosting supplements (probiotics & herbs).

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This was a two-part podcast and in the second half we give a wrap up of our first multi-day trip with Ella and admit to indulging in holiday treats. If you did some traveling during the recent holiday weekend, we’d love to hear how your experience went. Drop us a line on the Addicted to Fitness podcast Facebook page.

You should also bookmark our new podcast website, addictedtofitnesspodcast.com, and our sponsors website, hempcoffeeexchange.com. As ATF listeners you can get 20% off The Hemp & Coffee Exchange’s awesome super coffee by simply entering the promo code “ATF” at checkout. Consider it a little thank you gift for the iTunes rating & review that you’ll be giving us in the near future.

Episode Links

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/addicted-to-fitness-podcast/id1121420986?mt=2&i=1000408477144

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/00QQYZorEDayFPTNaOvzvB?si=a50WTU7oQf2RVdw6o4ThOw

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/nick-burch-702220833/tips-on-staying-healthy-during

 

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Addicted to Fitness Show Notes – Life Update & FabFitFun Unboxing

I apologize for the tardy publication of the show notes for this episode of Addicted to Fitness. We had a very busy, yet rewarding trip to see my family for the Easter holiday, which you guys will hear more about on next week’s episode. But we’re living in the NOW, so here’s a recap of this week’s podcast

Listeners Talk Back

Received a brand new 5 star iTunes rating and review from a health & fitness pro who happens to be on an upcoming ATF guest. You can read her review by visiting the iTunes store, and while you’re there please let us know what you think of the podcast by leaving your own rating and review.

Training Recaps

I finally led my first Stick Mobility group class at Tampa Strength. Stick Mobility exercises/movements utilize 4 to 7 ft pliable sticks that act as “force multiplier(s)” to improve mobility, flexibility and muscle activation. The video below demonstrates how the sticks can enhance well-known exercises.

Shannon has stayed super active this week thanks to the awesome Florida weather & the desire to get Ella outside. She walked on the Riverwalk, visited local markets and even strapped her in the body carrier and moseyed around our neighborhood. All this exploring led to her surpassing her iWatch step goals several days in a row.

🔥🔥🔥Tampa Strength’s Stick Move of the Week🔥🔥🔥 Adding @stickmobility to the dead bug will drastically increase the intensity of this familiar core exercise. Don’t believe me? Come out to our Stick training classes Tuesday @615pm or Saturday @1030am and find out for yourself. Send us a DM for all the details. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #personaltraining #tampapersonaltrainer #health #fitness #movement #rangeofmotion #movebetter #fitnesscommunity #mobility #stickmobility #gym #core #functionalstrength #balance #flexibility #stability #leverage #workout #Tampa #tampabay #exercisevideo #tampafitness #southtampa #deadbug #healthytampabay #tampafit #ETTampa #TampaStrength

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Life Update

Ella turned 6 months old a little over a week ago and she has made a ton of progress. She’s communicating with us, sitting up on her own and has started experimenting with solid foods. Her new nutrition options have helped us be more adventurous when it comes to grocery shopping. We are also back to our old meal prepping ways.

If you have a little one at home that is reaching milestones & helping you be more cognizant of your health, please let us know about it on the Addicted to Fitness podcast Facebook page.

FabFitFun Unboxing

Shannon wanted to share the “unboxing” of her seasonal subscription box from FabFitFun. Subscription boxes are a pretty popular trend and Shannon decided to invest in this one because it focuses on fitness as well as beauty, wellness, and fashion products. You’ll have to listen to the entire episode to hear about everything that was in the box but my fav’s include:

  • A vegan “leather” travel eye mask that has a cooling insert
  • A massage roller that fits into your carry-on luggage
  • Guava body butter – smells terrific

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Thanks for listening & sharing ATF. Don’t forget to check out our sponsors, The Hemp & Coffee Exchange. Head to hempcoffeeexchange.com, read about their awesome products, and use our exclusive promo code “ATF” at checkout to get 20% off your order.

Links to this episode

iTunes: https://goo.gl/vKYU7C

Addicted to Fitness Show Notes – An Interview with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Nydia Conrad

We’re back with another Thursday episode of the Addicted to Fitness podcast, which means another interview with a health & fitness pro. Shannon and I regularly discuss the importance of mental fitness on overall health, which is why I’m excited to bring you this episode with clinical psychologist Dr. Nydia Conrad.

In addition to being a clinical psychologist, Dr. Conrad is a relationship counselor, sex therapist and an avid yoga practitioner.  Dr. Conrad and I chat about the process of discovering your passion, the positive effect exercise can have on controlling anxiety and why a supportive “family” structure can help you reach your goals.

Make sure you listen to the entire episode to hear all the helpful advice & info from Dr. Conrad. If you’re interested in contacting her directly, click here to visit her profile on psychologytoday.com and/or reach out to her on Twitter at @Dr_N_Conrad. Make sure you say that you heard about her on the Addicted to Fitness podcast.

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Don’t forget that we’re always looking for suggestions on compelling individuals from the field of health & fitness to ask to come on the podcast. Please send your recommendations to TheATFpodcast@gmail.com and don’t forget to rate, review and share the podcast.

Links to this episode

iTunes: https://goo.gl/sryxUq 

Soundcloud: https://goo.gl/uN2Qeq

Website: https://goo.gl/16gjr9

Addicted to Fitness Show Notes – A Conversation with the Founders of Movement Upgraded, Dr. Ryan & Jen Hosler

This week’s Addicted to Fitness is a “must listen” for several reasons. First, we are speaking to the founders of Movement Upgraded, Dr. Ryan & Dr. Jen Hosler. Second, we are on location at Kodawari Studios in Tampa, Florida. Finally, Ella makes her first appearance on the podcast!

Ryan & Jen were kind enough to welcome all of us into their office at Kodawari to discuss the services they provide. Movement Upgraded is a chiropractic and physical therapy clinic, but also an online resource for movement and mobility. They target the more active population that have mobility issues preventing them from performing the physical activities they love to do.

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Jen (Doctor of Physical Therapy) was introduced to physical therapy in high school during rehab for two separate knee surgeries. After changing her major to exercise science during her undergrad program at IUPUI, she became obsessed with all aspects of fitness. This obsession led her, and Ryan who was in the same program, to begin reading more books, listening to podcasts, attending seminars and apply what they learned at the gym.

They discovered that proper movement was the foundation of everything they were doing in their respective fields and that principle led to the creation of Movement Upgraded.

Movement and mobility are becoming a more popular aspect of the fitness industry according to Ryan (Doctor of Chiropractic). However, he’s worried that trainers may be becoming so focused on mobility that they maybe neglecting their client’s primary fitness goals. That is one of the reasons why they want Movement Upgraded to a be a resource to trainers who have clients with movement issues.

The majority of Movement Upgraded clientele comes from personal trainer referrals. Jen states that the services they provide lie within the rehab to performance gap. They want to make sure that individuals can return to the gym without fear of being in pain or reaggravating their previous injury.

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In addition to the hands-on services they provide, Ryan & Jen also provide a ton of educational content on their social media. We discussed the importance of their “Daily Movement Practice” video series, which included demonstrations of how you can move each individual joint throughout its full range of motion. This is a necessity nowadays since a large percentage of people have a much more sedentary lifestyle.

These videos are a great resource, but if individuals have a specific injury or mobility issue, Ryan and Jen state that a complete assessment is necessary before they provide any recommendations. The majority of the clientele they see at Movement Upgraded come in for lower back issues, but neck & shoulder problems are also a common ailment.

Movement Upgraded doesn’t rely on referrals from general practitioners because typically those individuals view physical therapy as a requirement before surgery. Ryan and Jen want to connect with personal trainers because they view those individuals as the “front line of healthcare.” They want to provide their patients with the knowledge/exercises they need in order to continue their training.

If you live in the Tampa Bay Area, and are in need of the services Movement Upgraded provides, you can schedule your assessment at movementupgraded.com or call (813) 773-4017. If you aren’t a Tampa resident, you can still benefit from their expertise by following them on Facebook and Instagram.

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After you follow Movement Upgraded, head on over to the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page and give us a like & follow. Don’t forget that we feature comments from that page on the podcast so make sure you let us know what’s on your mind.

We’d also really appreciate a rating & review in iTunes. All you have to do is click here and take a few minutes of your time letting other iTunes users know what you think about the podcast.

Last, but certainly not least, we encourage you to check out our sponsors, The Hemp & Coffee Exchange. Head to hempcoffeeexchange.com, read about their awesome products, and use the promo code “ATF” at checkout to get 20% off your order. You can thank later.

Links for this week’s episode

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/addicted-to-fitness-podcast/id1121420986?mt=2&i=1000403843692

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/nick-burch-702220833/a-conversation-with-the

Website: http://addictedtofitness.libsyn.com/a-conversation-with-the-founders-of-movement-upgraded-dr-ryan-jen-hosler

 

 

Addicted to Fitness Show Notes – Valentine’s Day Taste Test & Macros Game

Happy belated Valentine’s Day Addicted to Fitness listeners!

This may be a lesser, borderline manufactured holiday, but it’s still a great opportunity to give you all a holiday themed episode. You’ll be hearing this after Valentine’s Day but the topics discussed are applicable throughout the year.

We start off this week’s episode with the Listeners Talk Back segment. We asked the listeners which 100 rep challenge we should Facebook Live to celebrate getting 100 likes on the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page. The results are in and you all chose……

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We will have already completed this challenge by the time you’re reading this but you can head to the ATF Facebook page and watch the video. Feel free to leave us a comment while you’re there.

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We keep our Training Recaps short and sweet this week. Shannon successfully completed a week’s worth of workouts that included a trip to her home yoga studio Bella Prana. She has to complete her workouts before Ella wakes up at 7am, which means she a has to wake up around 5am in order to get a 20-30 min HIIT, spinning or yoga workout in, and still have time to get ready for work. This is quite an accomplishment because Shannon does not enjoy getting out of bed

I on the other hand, am still knocking out personal training sessions at Tampa Strength, Title Boxing and client’s homes. The only other workout related info I have to share is that I inherited Shannon’s Fit Bit Charge 2, which we reviewed in a past episode. This particular fitness tracker is great if you want to track & log health data like heart rate, steps and calorie burn.

After a quick training recap, we jump into our holiday themed taste test. During a recent grocery shopping trip we saw that the diet & weight loss brand Atkins makes a peanut M&M knockoff. Being that peanut M&M’s are one of our favorite candies, we decided to do a blind taste test of the Atkins peanut M&M’s and the real thing.

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I had already sampled the goods, which is why Shannon participated in the blind taste test to see if she could taste the difference between the two versions of the peanut M&M. You’ll have to listen to find out if Shannon could tell the difference between the real thing and the knock-off, but here’s the nutritional info for both candies if you’re curious

Real Peanut M&M’s

  • 1.75 oz bag contains 13 g fat, 30 g carbs (25 g sugar) and 5 g of protein

Atkins Chocolate Peanut Candies

  • 1.2 oz bag contains 11 g fat, 18 g carbs* (1 g of sugar & 15 g of sugar alcohols) 4 g of protein *also contains a small amount of artificial sweeteners

If you want to learn more about the effect sugar alcohols have on our body, go back and listen to our interview with the CEO of the sugar alcohol producing company, Swerve.

As if a blind taste test of candies you may have given your sweetie wasn’t enough, we also have a holiday edition of the Macros Game on this week’s episode.

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Oysters are often thought of as aphrodisiacs

For anyone who is unfamiliar with the Macros Game, it is a nutritional trivia game that requires the contestants to guess the macronutrient (fat, protein or carbohydrate) when given its amount in a serving of a certain food.

This time around we test each other’s nutritional knowledge on foods that are often consider aphrodisiacs, which are foods that claim to increase libido when consumed. We tested each other’s knowledge on oysters, dark chocolate, sweet potatoes,  asparagus and other foods from Organic Authority‘s Top 22 aphrodisiac foods.

Make sure you listen to the podcast to find out if Shannon was able to maintain her winning streak. We also encourage you all to play along and send us your scores. If you get a perfect score we’ll share it on our social channels (FacebookInstagram or Twitter) with a special shout out post.

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You can definitely find that shout out on the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page. While you’re there, please leave us a rating & review, which we’d also appreciate if you could also do in iTunes. It only takes a few minutes and really helps us reach more listeners.

If you forgot to get a Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie, get them a bag of sustainable super coffee from The Hemp & Coffee Exchange. Head to hempcoffeeexchange.com and use the promo code “ATF” at checkout to get 20% off your order.

Links to this week’s episode:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/addicted-to-fitness-podcast/id1121420986?mt=2&i=1000402930556

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/nick-burch-702220833/valentines-day-taste-test

Website: http://addictedtofitness.libsyn.com/valentines-day-taste-test-macros-game

Addicted to Fitness Show Notes – Raw Water Debate & Dietary Migraine Triggers

Good day! Thanks for joining us for this week’s show recap. Hopefully, you’ve already listened to this week’s episode in which Nick and I talk about a new health trend that’s been popping up, as well as food triggers for a fairly common ailment.

Before we get into that though, we do a quick training recap.

My training recap is pretty concise – a whole lot of nothing. Yup, nada, squat, zilch, zippo. It’s temporary as we make our little munchkin our priority. She brings her own set of physical demands though!

Nick, on the other hand, has been doing some new and exciting fitness activities, specifically taking a TRX training course at Better Everyday in Orlando, FL with Master TRX instructor Trevor Anderson. What is TRX? Well, it’s a brand that’s most well-known for selling suspension training equipment. Though Nick has been familiar with the training, this was his first course on the subject. He learned the TRX foundational movements (plank (primary), push, pull, squat, lunge & rotation), proper equipment setup, numerous exercises and progressions for clients’ workout.

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Now for the real meat of the podcast…

I’ve been hearing rumbles about a health trend in a number of places, especially social media. On this episode of ATF, we’re digging in and learning about whether there’s anything legit to the trend of Raw Water.

Raw water is defined as, “crystal clear water, brimming with beneficial bacteria & minerals from the earth.”

Sound appealing?

I was extremely annoyed with this idea, but Nick went even farther and described the whole thing as very dangerous. Why?

The article gets into it a bit more, but in short, water filtration is a positive development for our country for a reason. Pollution and the natural, harmful, bacteria in various bodies of water, make drinking unpurified water, basically, stupid.

I invite you to remember playing the popular computer video game from the 1980s, the Oregon Trail. How many times did your little pioneer family get sick and die from dysentery? That is one of the possible consequences of drinking unpurified water. As Nick reminded me, believe it or not, dirty water kills thousands of children every day (source).

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Approximately 37 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraines (source)

Our second main point of discussion is migraines – oh those dastardly headaches (though they include a lot more than an aching head in many instances).

Migraines are something a significant portion of American suffer from. I even get a few a year, usually brought on by stress. In addition to stress, hormones and diet have been cited as probable triggers for migraines.

Nick discovered an article on Healthline.com that discussed dietary triggers & treatments for migraines. Several dietary triggers for migraines include:

  • Coffee (any caffeinated beverage)
  • Aged Cheese
  • Alcohol
  • Processed meat

If you’re evaluating your diets and starting to worry, be sure to take a closer look at that article for additional details. Then, take comfort, as there are also some dietary treatments/supplements:

  • Butterbur (herbal supplement)
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Folate
  • Magnesium
  • Riboflavin

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Links for this week’s episode

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/addicted-to-fitness-podcast/id1121420986?mt=2&i=1000399875722

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/nick-burch-702220833/raw-water-dietary-migraine

Website: http://addictedtofitness.libsyn.com/raw-water-dietary-migraine-triggers

Addicted to Fitness Show Notes – From the Vault: Our Very First Fitness Podcast

We take the Addicted to Fitness DeLorean all the way back to the very first podcast I every produced almost two years ago. The podcast was known as the ETT Wrap Show in those days and in this week’s throwback episode my cohost at the time, Tyler Knox, and I describe what we would be “rapping” about on a weekly basis.

You will hear how the development our current format of recapping our previous week’s training and debating pertinent health topics. You will also get to hear about the evolution of ETT from weekend bootcamp outfit to concierge personal training business. It’s amazing to see how much ETT and the podcast has grown in just two years.

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One of the topics discussed on this old school episode is how I developed my approach to fitness. I encourage you to go back and check out the very first post on elementaltampa.com to hear all the details, but the short version starts at Amir’s Academy of Martial Arts. Upon graduating from college, my physical & mental health began to wane due to lack of activity and motivation. I finally got fed up with the way I looked & felt and walked into Amir’s. That’s where I regained my fitness and learned that helping others recapture their fitness was my passion.

We also debated the news article involving the World Health Organization’s (WHO) listing of red meat & processed meats as possible carcinogens. It should be noted that even the WHO mentions that their listing, especially for red meat, is based on limited evidence. However, that didn’t stop news outlets & plant-based diet promoters from shouting their listing from the roof tops. I believe Chris Kresser does a great job explaining how weak the link between red meat and cancer in this article on his site. I recommend you read it and make your own conclusion.

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After the red meat discussion, we touch on more dietary recommendations including my own. I mention that due to my own personal experience and through the nutrition research I’ve gathered, a low-carb approach to nutrition is the best way to lose weight/keep weight off. If you reduce that amount of sugar and grain products you consume you can reduce the production of insulin and other digestive hormones that play a large part in helping you maintain a healthy weight.

The final topic of our very first podcast is one that Shannon and I recently talked about in our 2018 Biggest Health Trend Predictions episode, which is the importance of dietary fat. This marks the start of my dedication to being “fat fueled” and ultimately led to Tyler and I taste testing bulletproof coffee in a later ETT Wrap show, which was one of our past “from the vault” episode, if that makes sense.

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If you haven’t done so already please give us a rating and review in iTunes and/or on the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page. Thanks in advance and stay healthy this week peeps!

Links to this week’s episode

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/addicted-to-fitness-podcast/id1121420986?mt=2

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/nick-burch-702220833/from-the-vault-our-very-first

Website: http://addictedtofitness.libsyn.com/from-the-vault-our-very-first-fitness-podcast

 

Addicted to Fitness Show Notes – Predictions on the Biggest Health Trends of 2018

Happy New Year!

We’re sharing our predictions on some of the big health trends for 2018 in this week’s episode.

Before we get into our best guesses at some of the hot buzzwords you’ll be hearing more about, we want to remind you to head over to our podcast Facebook page for some exclusive content. SPOILER ALERT! We posted a Facebook Live taste test of the junk food flavored ONE bars.

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In sharing our training recaps, Shannon reveals that she is still searching for an opportunity to get back into her yoga home studio, Bella Prana. In the meantime, some walks with Ella, and occasionally our spastic dog Jaz, along the Tampa Riverwalk has been a sufficient way to get some activity in there. Fingers crossed she’ll squeeze a ride on the Peleton in before the week is out.

I, on the other hand, was working training clients, which I’ve only really stopped doing on Christmas Day. With some clients still on holiday, it’s been a lighter training week, but new prospective clients are setting up their intro workouts. Hopefully, in the next week, we’ll be adding a few new members to the ETT community.

I also bought myself an early birthday gift and registered for a TRX certification course. TRX is a brand that focuses on suspension training, which uses only bodyweight & gravity as resistance. I’ve introduced every client to TRX and they have loved it because it is low impact, but super challenging, making it good for clients of any fitness level. Needless to say, I’m super stoked to be going to this course.

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Let’s get into the 2018 health trend predictions:

  1. Resurgence of Dietary Fat – Low fat and Fat-free diets and products are starting to be seen as a hindrance to proper nutrition. Even recent USDA Dietary Guidelines removed their dietary cholesterol limitations.
  2. Sleep Optimization – Research comes out regularly about the importance of sleep and how the lack of sleep can lead to weight gain, anxiety and a weaker immune system. The entire industry around sleep optimization has become far more prevalent (pillows, mattress, etc). Shannon referred to how many aspects of our culture (technology, stress and pace) is turning us all into “sleep zombies.” Nick dropped a statistic from Chris Kresser’s podcast around 100 million Americans having pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.
  3. Mindfulness – Living in the moment and being aware of your environment sounds easier than it actually is. However, it’s a rare habit in our country. Teaching children mindfulness is becoming particularly popular as research and organizations are emerging to prove how helpful it can be highly beneficial.  Shannon’s yoga training included a lot of mindfulness training, but both she and I have been working to improve our mindfulness through activities like meditation.
  4. Self-Care – Truly taking and making time for your own development and care (e.g. sitting & reading a book, going for a walk in the woods) and focusing on yourself, is so important. This is especially true for caregivers. People deplete their energy and then sadly think something like a week-long vacation is going to fix it. The reality is that the “vacation method” is similar to cramming for a test the night before – it’s going to fail. Shannon’s go-to self-care practice is yoga or the basic physical activities for early morning  (ritualistic morning practices).

Honorable mention trends – gut health (past ATF episode link) & boutique fitness

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Links to this week’s episode:

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/predictions-on-the-biggest-health-trends-of-2018/id1121420986?i=1000398835381&mt=2

Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/nick-burch-702220833/predictions-on-the-biggest

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