108: A State of The Union For Your Health: 7 Keys for Optimal Health in 2021

A State of The Union For Your Health: 7 Keys for Optimal Health in 2021

Welcome to episode 108 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

In this episode, I break down some of the most valuable and necessary traits needed for optimal health during the rest of 2021 and beyond. Life before the pandemic is no more. So many things have changed, and health is one of those on the list. So, just as the President delivers a State of the Union annually, I’m delivering a State of the Union for your health.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • The opening address and review of the past year-plus
  • The 1 critical reframe to help you finish the year strong
  • The downside of committing to a superhuman life
  • The 7 key health principles for the remainder of 2021
  • Life lessons from chess
  • Why what you eat and how you exercise isn’t the first place to start
  • The underlying reason why so many gained weight over the past year
  • What people forget to account for when it comes to supplements
  • How exercise and cognition are connected
  • And much more

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94: MMM | Work-Life Balance Is a Lie. Make These 2 Adjustments

MMM | Work-Life Balance Is a Lie. Make These 2 Adjustments

Welcome to episode 94 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

If you’re serious about building health that is uncommon to the average person and a business that is uncommon to the average person, you’re going to need to let go “trying to be balanced.” Most normal people think of balance from a daily or weekly perspective at most. Superhuman realize that building a dream life is going to require a huge investment. In this installment of Mental Model Monday, I’m going to briefly riff on “work-life” balance along with sharing two simple principles that will help you seamlessly integrate your ambition with your everyday life.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Why the standard definition of work-life doesn’t apply to entrepreneurs and ambitious professionals
  • 2 simple reframes to help with your “work-life” balance

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88: Florence Williams on Leveraging Nature to Make Us Healthier, Smarter, and Happier

Florence Williams on Leveraging Nature to Make Us Healthier, Smarter, and Happier

Welcome to episode 88 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have journalist, author, and podcaster Florence Williams dropping by for a fascinating discussion on nature and its intimate connection to our mood and overall health. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones, and numerous other publications. If that isn’t enough, she’s the host of two Gracie-Award-winning Audible Original series plus the author of BREASTS: A Natural and Unnatural History and The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Florence’s origin story
  • Why Central Park is so magical
  • Surprising revelations from writing the Nature Fix
  • How nature makes you a better person
  • What’s the urban health penalty
  • The 3 sounds the human brain positively responds to
  • How nature is defined (and why it matters)
  • Nature and its connection to our health
  • A discussion on the 3-day effect
  • What’s forest bathing
  • The benefits of exercising in the park (backed by research)
  • An optimal dose of weekly nature exposure
  • A discussion on walking and its many benefits and meanings
  • Florence’s nature routine
  • A brief discussion on classical music and some of our favorite artists {Meditation from Jules Massenet’s Thaïs is one of my favs—Here’s my favorite rendition by Nicola Benedetti to check out: Spotify & Youtube}
  • And much more

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