January always brings a flood of “New Year, New You” inspiration, but research shows that approximately 80 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions have dropped them by the second week of February. So as the calendar turns to February, we are in need of sustained motivation.
Fortunately, I was recently able to catch up with Dave Asprey — known as the “Father of Biohacking” — to get his advice for living your best life all year long.
The World Health Organization recently updated its guidelines for physical activity and sedentary behavior. This marks the first update the WHO has made to the guidelines since 2010.
The new guidelines call for adults (ages 18–64) to do 150–300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, or 75–150 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise, per week (or some equivalent combination of moderate and vigorous exercise). Additionally, resistance training at moderate or greater intensity — involving all major muscle groups — should be done at least 2 times per week.
This equates to about 30–60 minutes of total exercise per day. That amount of activity…
I love wine.
One of my favorite things is to unwind at the end of a long day with a glass of good wine.
But I don’t love the negative effects of wine. I experience lower-quality sleep after just a glass or two. And I am concerned about the possible long-term health consequences.
I lead a very healthy lifestyle overall, but it is hard to determine the right approach to alcohol. Certain studies show moderate drinking has health benefits, while other reports say no amount of alcohol is safe.
Ultimately, since wine is one of the great joys in my…
Wine and cheese are two of life’s great pleasures.
They’re even better in combination. Just ask the French.
But did you know that wine and cheese can help prevent cognitive decline?
The top 2 findings from the study were:
We are often told that we need to get out of our comfort zone to grow and achieve success.
That life doesn’t begin until things are scary and uncomfortable.
That the pathway to success must be risky, difficult, and riddled with failure along the way.
That you need to push yourself to the limit — and beyond — to realize your true potential.
But that’s all wrong.
Getting out of your comfort zone is overrated.
In fact, understanding your comfort zone and leaning into it is where the real magic happens.
Your comfort zone is the sweet spot where you…
In the past, I was one of those people. For more than a decade, I worked out just about every day, but my workout always consisted of a 30-minute run in the morning.
This daily run produced terrific mental and physical benefits, and I assumed it was all I needed to maintain my health.
I thought lifting weights was only for gym rats and muscle heads obsessed with vanity.
I was mistaken.
Now, don’t get me wrong — aerobic exercise is incredibly important for health and longevity, benefiting everything from your cardiovascular system to your immune function to your brain…
People have been searching for the fountain of youth throughout history.
Now we have scientific data that shows you can turn back the clock on aging.
For the first time, a randomized, controlled clinical trial has demonstrated the reversal of biological age. This trial also marks the first time a diet and lifestyle intervention has been proven to reduce biologic aging.
In just 8 short weeks, those in the ‘treatment’ group (18 people) of the study tested an average of 1.96 years younger, according to the Horvath DNA methylation age and epigenetic clock.
We now have scientific ‘clocks’ that measure…
It’s August and the pandemic is still having a significant impact on everyday households. While most people’s occupations have changed in one way or another, many people have lost their jobs altogether. If you fall in the latter category, chances are you are struggling to make ends meet.
Figuring out how to keep yourself and/or your family afloat financially is essential as you look for employment. Fortunately, there are some practical ways to adjust your finances and boost your income while you are between jobs. Here are a few examples:
Low-carb diets are all the rage these days.
Keto, Paleo, Primal, Atkins, LCHF, or anything else you want to call it. They are all close low-carb cousins.
But here’s the thing: the longest-lived people in the world don’t eat a low-carb diet.
In the Blue Zones — the places around the world where people live the longest — they actually eat a HIGH-carb diet.
That’s right, carbs are the predominant macronutrient among the world’s centenarians. To be exact, about 65% of their food intake comes from carbs, 20% from fat, and only 15% from protein.
But we’re not talking about…
It can be tempting to believe you will become an overnight success.
That if you have a goal and wish for it hard enough, it will miraculously come true one day.
Or maybe you are waiting for inspiration to strike and — once that happens — you’ll be lifted to greatness from motivation alone.
But the reality is success doesn’t work this way.
Having a goal is not sufficient to actually achieve it. And motivation fades all too quickly.
The real secret to success is committing to the process. Every. Single. Day.