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62 minutes | 2 months ago
BHP 099: Robert Sikes | Keto Bricks, Business and Keto Bodybuilding
Robert Sikes, aka Keto Savage, is the founder of the world famous Keto Brick – a staple in my diet when I’m ketogenic, and one of my “don’t leave home without them” backpacking foods. He’s also a professional bodybuilder, despite not eating a carbohydrates for the last 6 years. In this episode of the Better Human Project, we cover building businesses, building muscle without carbohydrates, keto questions, hunting, nature and more. PRESS PLAY to tune in. Links & Resources Get your Keto Bricks here Follow Robert: Website | YouTube | Keto Savage Podcast | Instagram Follow Keto Bricks on Instagram Ryan and Robert talking hunting on Robert’s podcast Deeper State Ketosis Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 099: Robert Sikes | Keto Bricks, Business and Keto Bodybuilding appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
92 minutes | 3 months ago
BHP 098: Brian Barney | Bowhunting and Living With A Full Heart
Brian Barney is a world class bowhunter, host of Eastman’s Hunting and Fly fishing podcasts, a business owner, father and husband. He’s one of the hardest working, most positive humans you’ll ever meet, and his passion and drive are absolutely contagious. Man, this was an awesome conversation with a passionate human. We talk about Brian’s career path as a bowhunter, how he’s built multiple businesses doing what he loves, and we touch on some valuable lessons with massive transfer to every area of life, including: Hard work is rewarded Do what you love Creating and capitalizing on opportunities Accumulate reps – there is no shortcut to mastery Test and challenge ourselves often How to live with a full heart! PRESS PLAY to TUNE IN for a conversation about testing ourselves, pushing our limits, surviving in nature, our training regimens, mindset strategies and more! Links & Resources Brian Barney on Instagram | Eastman’s Elevated Podcast Eastman’s Hunting on YouTube | Instagram | Outdoor Channel Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 098: Brian Barney | Bowhunting and Living With A Full Heart appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
36 minutes | 3 months ago
BHP Shorts 082: Colorado and Montana Hunt Recap
I spent 17 days in the mountains of Colorado and Montana chasing elk. Here’s the recap. I’ll take you behind the scenes in hunt camp, dish on the realities of hunting public land during the elk migration, what it’s like to be stuck on mountain during a whiteout blizzard, talk mindset, explain the “pack out” and more… PRESS PLAY to TUNE IN. P.S. Interested in starting hunting? Or planning your first DIY hunt out west? Click HERE to submit your questions for a future episode on the BHP covering these topics. Links & Resources BLUblox.com Andy Mant on the BHP Move the Chains Journal My hunting partners on Instagram: Zach Hildebrand = @husky_cyclist Mike Lum = @huntfishharvestcook & @you3_coaching Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP Shorts 082: Colorado and Montana Hunt Recap appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
66 minutes | 4 months ago
BHP 097: Infrared Saunas | Mitochondrial Health, NASA, and Light Therapy
Everything you need to know about Infrared Saunas. A few weeks ago I posted a picture of our new in-home Infrared Sauna and it led to a ton of questions about the make, model, specs, and why we chose the one we chose… So I invited Corey Smee & Dan Koven from Health Mates Saunas onto the BHP to help me with some of the details. We talk about the benefits of Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna use: Boosts recovery Aids in pain relief Clears metabolic waste products Heavy metal detoxification Immune support Exercise mimetic Supports healthy cardiovascular system Lowers cholesterol and improves lipid profile Improves metabolic (mitochondrial) function And more And we talk about why this unit & brand is the one in our house. This is not a paid podcast appearance. This is a product (and people) we trust because this unit is/has: Full spectrum Infrared Red light: what this means + the details on near, mid, and far infrared light Low EMF heating units: why this matters and how Health Mates Saunas are different Hottest IR unit: can get up to 170 degrees F No toxic glues or adhesives: because the health benefits are negated if we’re huffing toxins, right?! Real Red Cedar: naturally antimicrobial wood won’t let your sweat box get moldy! We’ll get into the nitty gritty of all these details on the show – and more. And you’ll even learn that NASA invented infrared saunas to support the cellular health of astronauts and to help them get the benefits of exercise in low gravity environments. So when you read those studies about how IR saunas are an exercise mimetic (favorable impacts on cholesterol & lipid profile) you won’t be surprised. PRESS PLAY to tune in. Links & Resources BLUblox.com <— SAVE 15% w/ code BHP Health Mates Saunas We have THIS ONE The Complete Guide to Infrared Saunas NASA and infrared light therapy Rhonda Patrick’s comprehensive Sauna research/article Sauna as Exercise Mimetic for Heart & Healthspan Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 097: Infrared Saunas | Mitochondrial Health, NASA, and Light Therapy appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
78 minutes | 4 months ago
BHP 096: Marcus Aurelius Anderson | The Gift of Adversity
While preparing to deploy with the U.S. Army Light Infantry, Marcus suffered a severe spinal injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down. After dying on the operating table twice, the surgeons saved his life, but told him he’d never walk or use his hands again. After months of anger and suicidal depression, having no other option, Marcus started doing some brutally honest soul searching, looking for the lesson to be learned from his injury. Once he started seeing his adversity as a gift instead of a curse, something miraculous began to happen. Today, Marcus is an author, speaker, coach and consultant helping others see the gifts of our struggles. PRESS PLAY to listen to this powerful conversation with Marcus Aurelius Anderson about adversity, perspective, mindset, actions over words and much more. Links & Resources BLUblox.com <— SAVE 15% w/ code BHP Marcus’s Website | Instagram Marcus’s Book: The Gift of Adversity Marcus’s TEDx Talk Josh Mantz on the BHP Mike Day on the BHP Mark Divine on the BHP Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 096: Marcus Aurelius Anderson | The Gift of Adversity appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
71 minutes | 4 months ago
BHP 095: Andy Mant | BLUblox, Sleep, Blue Light and Light Hygiene
Andy Mant is the Founder and Director of BLUblox, and he’s on the BHP this week to help us understand and navigate the impact light has on every cell in our body. I’m aware that blue light and blue blocking glasses can be an overplayed topic. Trust me, this isn’t your run of the mill blue light podcast and Andy is not your typical entrepreneur trying to make a quick buck on a slow to die fad. Light has profound impacts our lives. In fact, every cell in our bodies is impacted by light. Light drives our hormones and circadian rhythms. In this fascinating chat, we tap into Andy’s wealth of knowledge to make this topic easy to understand, and more importantly, provide us with powerful and easy to implement solutions so we can restore our natural circadian rhythms and optimize our sleep, health, recovery and performance. We’ll cover: How light impacts every cell in our body, the hormones affected, and more Circadian rhythms and how to work with them/restore them What is blue light, where does it come from and how/why does it disrupt sleep? How to tell if your blue-blocking glasses are even blocking light in the proper spectrum (400-550nm) Tips to improve sleep quality BEYOND sleep – light impacts on anxiety, headaches, depression, and more – AND how to create optimal light patterns throughout your day Should we wear blue-blocking glasses in the morning too? The best time to use red light and infrared saunas New studies on the way light impacts blood sugar and glucose metabolism And more! PRESS PLAY to tune in. Links & Resources BLUblox.com <— SAVE 15% w/ code BHP How To Turn Your iPhone Screen Red How To Test Blue Blocking Glasses BLUblox on YouTube Why Sunrises Are Important Blue Blocking Glasses Light Spectrum Test Blue Light increases consumption of sweets in rats Green light (but not red light) at night impairs glucose tolerance Humane Tech’s Take Control Guide Screen Filters: f.lux Iris Move the Chains Journal The Pursuit Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 095: Andy Mant | BLUblox, Sleep, Blue Light and Light Hygiene appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
21 minutes | 5 months ago
BHP Shorts 081: UPDATE | We’re Back!
We’ve been away for a few weeks, but we’re back! This BHP Short is a long overdue update to fill you on the latest happenings, new changes, and a preview of upcoming episodes. In This Episode: BHP Updates: Why I’ve been silent/what’s happening New BHP Sponsorship Upcoming episodes Andy Mant at BLUblox Health Mates Saunas Ry & Ry episodes: Ryland’s SF & CHI projects Ryan’s TRT experience Brain Barney Marcus Aurelius Anderson and more… Send in your guest suggestions HERE Decreasing social media usage Tips to regain control & establish a humane relationship with technology (Link to resource below) What I’ve been working on: New written newsletter (paid subscription) The Pursuit The new Move The Chains Journal Hunting season update/recap (3/3 so far!) with 2 elk hunts to go… New Business: Fuel The Pursuit with Mike Lum Links & Resources BLUblox.com Humane Tech Take Control Guide Move the Chains Journal The Pursuit Fuel The Pursuit partner Mike Lum: @huntfishharvestcook @you3_coaching Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP Shorts 081: UPDATE | We’re Back! appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
68 minutes | 6 months ago
BHP 094: Patrick McKeown | Nasal Breathing to Improve Health, Fitness, and Sleep
Patrick McKeown, author of The Oxygen Advantage, joins us for a jam-packed hour where we cover everything from breathing basics, to masterclass and instructor level concepts that will help us: Reduce breathlessness during physical exercise Increase oxygen delivery to the brain Improve sleep Boost concentration Regulate emotions & remain focused under stress Support immunity & overall health, and more We cover how something as seemingly simple as breath can impact so many areas of our lives, the ideal breath, BOLT scores (and how to improve them), improving sleep and brain function, and some breathing exercises to improve CO2 tolerance (simulate altitude training --> see below for instructions.) PRESS PLAY to TUNE IN. Links & Resources Follow Patrick & Oxygen Advantage Website | Oxygen Advantage YouTube Channel | Oxygen Advantage on Instagram The book: Oxygen Advantage The Oxygen Advantage Masterclass Paper on reducing viral load of COVID-19 with Nasal Breathing Coronavirus Free Breathing Video on YT How to Unblock Your Nose For Nasal Breathing How to Measure Your BOLT Score Nasal dilator – the Turbine on Amazon MyoTape for taping the mouth at night The Strong Breath Holding Exercise Patrick shared to increase CO2 tolerance/threshold: ** Healthy people only. Not for pregnant people. Not for those w/ High Blood Pressure ** EASY: Exhale and hold the breath (pinching nose) for 10-15 paces. Rest 30 seconds and breath normally. Repeat for 5 rounds. Great for mediation More stressed we are, the slower we walk Start with 10-15 paces, increasing paces over time as it gets easier (15, 17, 20, 22, 25,…) HARDER: (this one is a stressor – realize this and account for it) Hold as long as possible. Walk, walk faster, jog, push for greater time, speed, and distances. First 6 breaths after the hold = Minimal (light) breathing (to increase length of hypoxic state) The take 12-18 “normal” breaths. Repeat 5 times Forced anaerobic state. Forces adaptations. IMPROVES ANAEROBIC CAPACITY Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 094: Patrick McKeown | Nasal Breathing to Improve Health, Fitness, and Sleep appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
60 minutes | 6 months ago
BHP 093: Scott Carney | The Wedge, Forgoing Comfort & Restoring Our Innate Resilience
Scott Carney is an investigative journalist and anthropologist who has worked in some of the most dangerous and unlikely corners of the world. He is the New York Times bestselling author of What Doesn’t Kill Us and his latest book, The Wedge explores our relationships with comfort, consciousness, and death while providing valuable tools to moderate our behaviors in the moments between stimulus and response, and to restore our innate resilience. In this episode: How our current lives are at odds with our biology (and what we can do about it) “We’ve chosen the cleverness of our tools over the power of our bodies” Using the The Wedge as a tool to master the moment(s) of choice between stimulus and response How controlling our breath can boost our immune system Why intentionally forgoing comfort is such a powerful practice Accepting the inevitability of death Scott Carney’s Top Tips to Be Better Do Better Links & Resources Follow Scott: Website | Instagram Scott’s Books: What Doesn’t Kill Us The Wedge: Evolution, Consciousness, Stress and the Key To Human Resilience Wim Hof’s Website Wim Hof Breathing Tutorial The Syndicate Podcast Wild Things Podcast Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 093: Scott Carney | The Wedge, Forgoing Comfort & Restoring Our Innate Resilience appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
80 minutes | 7 months ago
BHP 092: Brian Call | Grit, Defending Public Land, and Elk Hunting Tactics
Brian Call is a hunter, conservationist, and public land defender. His GRITTY YouTube channel and podcasts provide educational, entertaining, and inspirational content designed to enrich lives, encouraging us to dig deeper and go beyond our comfort level. In this episode we dive into the complex topic of group vs individual identity, developing grit, hard work, honing new skills, perseverance, personal responsibility, and of course, we talk elk hunting strategies. PRESS PLAY to TUNE IN to this great episode. Links & Resources Follow Brian: Website | Gritty Podcast | Gritty YouTube Channel | Instagram How Do You Judge A Man? (Brian’s GRITTY Episode we discussed in this podcast) A sample of Brian’s epic Public Land adventures: GRITTY Films Public Land Resources: Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership | Backcountry Hunters & Anglers | RMEF | Sierra Club Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 092: Brian Call | Grit, Defending Public Land, and Elk Hunting Tactics appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
57 minutes | 7 months ago
BHP 091: Ry & Ry | Our New Number 1 Tip To Sleep Better
A few weeks ago – and unbeknownst to each other – both Ryland and I began taping our mouths at night to encourage nasal breathing and improve sleep quality. On a recent phone call, we each expected to shock the other with our findings. The real shock was that we were both simultaneously conducting this self-experiment and were both enjoying similar – and profound – benefits from this simple action. In this episode, we revive the Ry and Ry format to share our mouth taping experiences, including why we’re doing it, the benefits we’ve seen so far – expected and unexpected – and of course, we’ve included tons of actionable tips to help you: Get better sleep Improve oxygen uptake Improve oxygen efficiency Improve oxygen delivery Promote recovery Increase CO2 tolerance Simulate altitude training and more… PRESS PLAY to TUNE IN. Links & Resources Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown Breath by James Nestor Patrick McKeown’s Oxygen Advantage Masterclass (Online and In-Person Options) Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 091: Ry & Ry | Our New Number 1 Tip To Sleep Better appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
77 minutes | 7 months ago
BHP 090: Adam Lamb | Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), Hormones, and Alcohol
Adam Lamb is the founder of New Life Management Group, an innovative company in the hormone optimization, regenerative medicine, and stem cell treatment space. He is also the author of the best seller, Better Than the Binge: Overcoming the Social Obligation of Alcohol, where he helps ordinary people remove alcohol from their life so they can accomplish extraordinary things. Adam is obsessed with finding a better way in everything aspect of life and business and he often speaks on managing the daily challenges of an entrepreneur, family man and also keeping himself in peak physical condition. In This Episode: How Adam built a successful regenerative medicine organization that serves patients across the country Nailing the user/customer experience: Speed, discretion, and customization Hormone optimization isn’t just for men. Why women also need Testosterone optimization Testosterone: Creams vs. Injections The importance regular blood work & lab testing What tests should every human get? “Normal” versus optimal Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) and why LCHF diets raise SHBG? Alcohol and it’s impact on sleep, hormones, and performance The social connections – and obligations – of alcohol Ada Lamb’s #1 Tips to: Be Better Do Better PRESS PLAY TO TUNE IN. Links & Resources Renew Life Rx’s BHP Listener Special: Save $200 on your first lab work & consultation (Tell them Ryan sent you!) Better Than The Binge: Overcoming The Social Obligation of Alcohol by Adam Lamb on Amazon Follow Adam Lamb on Instagram Related BHP Episodes Dr. John Lieurance on Cellular Health & Peak Performance Dr. Russell Jaffe 1: Lessons From Science, Medicine, & Buddhism Dr. Russell Jaffe 2: Coronavirus & Immunity Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 090: Adam Lamb | Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), Hormones, and Alcohol appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
79 minutes | 7 months ago
BHP 089: Katie Singer | Are Electric Vehicles Really Better For The Planet?
In our greenest, most Eco-friendly Utopian visions, we likely see a world in which every car is powered by electricity, solar power, and/or batteries. But, as our guest Katie Singer points out today, our myopic view of these vehicles has a potentially fatal flaw. That idyllic vision is concerned only with the way we fuel our vehicles as they transport us from place to place in our daily lives, and we fail to see the true cost of Electric Vehicles. Government agencies, manufacturers and marketers often call electric vehicles (EVs) “clean,” “carbon-neutral,” “zero-emitters.” These evaluations focus exclusively on operation of the vehicle. They fail to include the energy used, extraction and refining of ores, hazards to miners and assembly workers, (energy-intensive) robotics needed for design, production and application of chemical solvents, and greenhouse gases and toxic waste emitted during manufacturing of the vehicle. They fail to include the energy used and the gases and toxins emitted during the vehicle’s disposal or recycling. Our narrow focus on the actual use of these vehicles has created blind spots to the true cost of what is required to create these supposedly eco-friendly electric vehicles. This is exactly why Katie and her colleague Gary Olhelft, PhD are publishing a paper to shine light on these important issues. (Some of) The True Costs of Electric Vehicle Production: In 2016, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued Globe Metallurgical Inc. (a silicon manufacturer) a permit to release the following contaminants annually: 250 tons of carbon monoxide, 10 tons of formaldehyde, 10 tons of hydrogen chloride, 10 tons of lead, 75,000 tons of oxides of nitrogen, 75,000 tons of particulates, 10 tons of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, 40 tons of sulfur dioxide, and seven tons of sulfuric acid mist. While Tesla calls its supercharging stations “free,” scientists from UK’s Natural History Museum report that charging EVs for the 252.5 billion miles that Brits currently drive annually would require a 20% increase in UK-generated electricity. Mining for coltan has led to more murders than any other single event since WWII. In 2019, leading scientists from UK’s Natural History Museum explained that “replacing all UK-based vehicles with electric vehicles…would take 207,900 tonnes cobalt, 264,600 tonnes of lithium carbonate, at least 7,200 tonnes of neodymium and dysprosium, and 2,362,500 tonnes of copper.” Electric Vehicle (EV) motors hold copper wiring. A U.S. Geological Survey study found that for every kilogram of copper mined, at least 21 kilograms of waste are generated. According to the Chinese Society of Rare Earths, production of such rare earths generates fluorine, waste gas containing dust, hydrofluoric acid, sulfur dioxide, sulfuric acid, acidic waste water and radioactive waste residue. “All the rare-earth enterprises in (China’s) Baotou region produce approximately ten million tons of all varieties of waste water every year,” and most of that waste is “discharged without being effectively treated, which contaminates potable water for daily living, but also contaminates the surrounding water environment and irrigated farmlands.” Want to read the entire paper? CLICK HERE In This Episode: Understanding the True Cost framework and how we can apply it to more than just Electric Vehicles Embodied Energy – the true cost of the entire lifespan from design through manufacturing, using, and disposal, aka Cradle To Grave Startling facts about conflict minerals, and the incredibly resource-intensive “cradle” phase of EV’s More startling facts about the amount of toxic emissions states and nations are allowing to produce these “carbon neutral” vehicles The paradox of efficiency and consumption The hidden fuel costs in the usage phase of our favorite EV’s Disposing of toxic materials and why we don’t reuse these resource-intensive components The big questions… what should we do? What CAN we do? What is better for the planet: buying a new EV or driving a 1990 Toyota? PRESS PLAY TO TUNE IN. Links & Resources from Katie At the time of our publish date for this episode, Katie and Gary’s paper has not yet published. Want more? START HERE Katie on the BHP talking about Internet Consumption and 5G Our Web Of Inconvenient Truths Brochure Selected research from Katie’s book, An Electronic Silent Spring An Electronic Silent Spring: Facing The Dangers and Creating Safe Limits Sovacool, Benjamin K., et al., “Sustainable minerals and metals for a low-carbon future,” Science, Vol. 367, Issue 6473, 3 January 2020. “Leading scientists set out resource challenge of meeting net zero emissions in the UK by 2050,” 5 June 2019; https://www.nhm.ac.uk/press-office/press-releases/leading-scientists-set-out-resource-challenge-of-meeting-net-zer.html https://www.cbsnews.com/news/apple-google-microsoft-tesla-dell-sued-over-cobalt-mining-children-in-congo-for-batteries-2019-12-17/; https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/dec/16/apple-and-google-named-in-us-lawsuit-over-congolese-child-cobalt-mining-death Eichstadt, Peter, Consuming the Congo, Lawrence Hill Books, 2011. Katwala, Amit, “The spiraling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction,” 8.5.18; https://www.wired.co.uk/article/lithium-batteries-environment-impact. https://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/environment/your-phone-costs-energyeven-before-you-turn-it-on Needhidasan, S., et al., “Electronic waste–an emerging threat to the environment of urban India,” J. Environ Health Sci. Eng., Jan. 20, 2014; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3908467. Professor Olhoeft speaks on “Electromagnetic Interference and Medical Implants” at http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/electromagnetic-interference-medical-implants FuelEconomy.gov Jevon’s Paradox Forbes article on EV’s Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 089: Katie Singer | Are Electric Vehicles Really Better For The Planet? appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
62 minutes | 8 months ago
BHP 088: Dr. Mark Cucuzella | Sugar, Institutional Change, Running Better and Minimalist Shoes
Our guest this week is Dr. Mark Cucuzella – a man with more talents and accolades than we can easily fit into an opening sentence. Here’s everything you need to know: Dr. Cucuzella is a professor at WVU School of Medicine He’s also a practicing physician and is responsible for the removal of sugar from WVU hospitals He’s a competitive runner with over 100 marathon and ultramarathon finishes Mark opened the nation’s first minimalist shoe store, Two River Treads in Ranson, West Virginia He designed the Air Force’s Efficient Running Project to promote healthier and better running And he’s the author of Run For Your Life, a book about, you guessed, running better & healthier PRESS PLAY to tune into our conversation about eating less sugar, educating the public, creating institutional change, running better, and of course, minimalist shoes. In This Episode: Meet “the man who removed sugar from WVU hospitals” (not a single soda in the drink machines!) The best 5-Minute Crash Course in Sugar Metabolism you’ll ever hear Using Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) for personal and coaching purposes No coincidence: the most obese states are also the least educated Making education accessible in order to affect change What it really takes to drive institutional change Movement, natural running and why most people “run wrong” (+ what to do instead!) The problem with most footwear and what to look for when choosing your shoes Building and leading incredible teams and business Using Elastic Recoil: Mark shares a few tips from Run For Your Life to help us run better and healthier Dr. Mark’s Top Tips to: Be Better Do Better PRESS PLAY TO TUNE IN. Links & Resources Dr. Mark Cucuzella’s Website The Nation’s First Minimalist Shoe Store: Two River Treads Mark’s Book: Run For Your Life Scott Dolly: Movement, Performance, and Longevity on the BHP Lauren Burgess: ULTRA Marathons and Self Discovery on the BHP Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 088: Dr. Mark Cucuzella | Sugar, Institutional Change, Running Better and Minimalist Shoes appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
74 minutes | 8 months ago
BHP 087: Josh Duntz | How To Increase HRV, Breath Better and Manage Stress
Josh Duntz is a Special Operations veteran, co-founder of Stasis High Performance currently working with Active duty military personnel, veterans, and their families to equip them with tools and strategies to manage stress and fatigue in healthy ways. In this episode we talk about how Josh found himself working as an Explosive Ordnance Device (EOD) technician, how his military career introduced him to the importance of communication, leadership, adaptability, stress management and recovery modalities – and of course, we discuss several ways to employ these strategies to drive high performance in our own daily lives. In This Episode: Military & EOD origins: How Josh became the guy in the bomb suit (but not really!) Racism issues: why it’s different this time Being a silent bystander is no longer acceptable Talking leadership – Go towards the problem Why we all need friends who hold us accountable and call us out on our BS Implementation & adversity Not judging our failed hypotheses Using cold exposure to reduce stress, boost mood, HRV, performance and more The Stasis High Performance story The first direct to consumer cold tub that sanitizes water and keeps it cold… Applying the Bird scooter business model to cold tubs A second pivot to a third business model Breathe work and exposure program: 15 vets + 15 spouses in a stress management program Increase HRV, improve sleep, reduce stress The power of breathe: Biochemistry, biomechanics and respiratory rate How exposure to adversity can make us better: Hard times breed hard people Adaptability is crucial for resiliency and long term success Josh’s #1 Tip to: BE Better DO Better PRESS PLAY TO TUNE IN. Links & Resources Josh Duntz on LinkedIN | Instagram | Stasis Performance | Stasis Performance on IG Oxygen Advantage – Patrick McKeown Breath: The New Science of A Lost Art by James Nester Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 087: Josh Duntz | How To Increase HRV, Breath Better and Manage Stress appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
60 minutes | 8 months ago
BHP 086: Ronald Robinson | How One Police Officer Is Making A Difference
Sergeant Ronald Robinson is a law enforcement officer with more than 10 years experience in the Roanoke City Police Department. We’ve know each other since 2012 when he first became a member at my gym, House of Strength. Beyond the badge, Ronald is one of the finest humans I’ve ever met. He’s a husband, father, coach, mentor, community leader, and friend to all. It’s an honor to reconnect with Ronald for this conversation at a crucial time. In this episode we discuss many of our collective concerns including race, racism, what it’s like to be a police officer right now, leadership, and how we can all make a positive impact in our communities. Press play to TUNE IN. In This Episode: Ronald’s personal experience of how the black community sees law enforcement AND how the Law Enforcement community sees black people Does a black man feel the need to defend his decision to be cop to black friends and family? Why Ronald chose to become a police officer What are the conversations inside the law enforcement community since George Floyd’s murder? What ARE – or what CAN – police officers do to improve relations with the communities they serve? As a recently promoted SGT, Ronald shares some of his leadership strategies Where does Ronald’s desire to lead, serve and contribute come from? We’re more alike than different. But the media thrives on division. At a time when our focus should be on uniting – not dividing – what can the average person (especially white people) do to bring people together? Ronald’s #1 Tip to: Be Better Do Better Links & Resources Ronald Robinson Named Officer Of The Year Ronald & his wife Stefanie Serve as Deacons Roanoke City PD Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 086: Ronald Robinson | How One Police Officer Is Making A Difference appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
71 minutes | 9 months ago
BHP 085: Lauren Burgess | Ice Climbing, ULTRA Marathons and Self Discovery
Lauren Burgess is an ice climbing, ULTRA-running adventurer who also works as a writer and storyteller. We caught up with Lauren a few weeks after her first Backyard ULTRA, an event in which she ran 100K by repeating 4.16 mile laps around her neighborhood for 15 consecutive hours during the COVID-19 lockdown. Her love for pushing mental and physical limits through human powered adventures in nature fuses with her literary schooling and storytelling abilities for epic internal explorations about our search for meaning, self-discovery and growth. In This Episode: The parallels between entrepreneurship and physical adventures How one moment of bravery (Lauren’s “Add To Cart” moment) can change the trajectory of our lives Our propensity to seek approval and look for our identity in others – AND being brave enough to look internally instead Don’t be basic… How the statement “Lauren, you’re so unoriginal.” sparked Lauren’s growth. And an important point about being original for the sake of original versus being authentically you The importance of self-reflection – and lowering the barrier of entry When you’re climbing frozen waterfalls or solo in the mountains, you’re not bound by other people’s expectations Knowing the bigger picture, what we are passionate about, and seeking strength, identity, & self-worth The snack or phone as immediate and satisfying distractions – awareness and conscious choice – AT ALL TIMES! Lauren’s advice for someone who wants to get out more, or maybe someone who loves hiking but wants to push their boundaries a little further? “You don’t have to be skilled or bold [or even an influencer] just enthusiastic!” Also, know your limits so you can live to explore/fight/do business another day PRESS PLAY TO TUNE IN. Links & Resources Follow Lauren’s Adventures on Instagram Meeting Yourself In The Mountains Lauren’s Solo Backpacking Trip in Wyoming’s Wind River Wilderness Lauren’s Day Job: First Light Writing Sign Up For Your Own ULTRA Experience Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 085: Lauren Burgess | Ice Climbing, ULTRA Marathons and Self Discovery appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
10 minutes | 9 months ago
BHP Shorts 080: Lessons From Legends | Peter Diamandis
Installment #2 of our Lessons From Legends series features the exponential thinker and innovator Dr. Peter Diamandis. (See Part 1 with Rick Rubin here.) Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight and the $10 million Progressive Automotive X PRIZE for 100 mile-per-gallon equivalent cars, the Foundation is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education. As co-Founder & Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia, Diamandis counsels the world’s top enterprises on how to utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives. Dr. Diamandis attended the MIT where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D. TUNE IN to hear my story of meeting and chatting with Peter, plus 3 lessons we can all learn from this legendary innovator and leader. Links & Resources Peter Diamandis | Website & Bio | The X Factory | X Prize Foundation | Singularity University Skunkworks Books: Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact The World Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP Shorts 080: Lessons From Legends | Peter Diamandis appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
42 minutes | 9 months ago
BHP Shorts 079: MUTED | Joe Bucker on Racism and Moving Forward
MUTED is a social media movement to support the work of black people, communities, and social media influencers. We’re extending the movement to podcasting by handing the microphone to our friend Joe Buckner for this week’s episode. In this powerful episode, Joe opens his heart and soul to share his thoughts on racism, activism, supporting our fellow humans, and how we can all move forward together. If you’re not familiar with Joe, you can hear him on Episode #37 of the BHP HERE or watch his award- winning short film below. Links & Resources MUTED: A social media movement to support the work of black people, communities, and social media influencers. Joe Buckner on Episode 37 of the BHP Joe Buckner | Instagram | Website | Watch This Video For Joe’s Story Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP Shorts 079: MUTED | Joe Bucker on Racism and Moving Forward appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
30 minutes | 9 months ago
BHP 084: Eric Adams | Public Health and Behavior Change
Today’s guest is Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and he could be the next mayor of New York City. As he gears up for the 2021 Mayoral Election, Eric is currently serving his second term as Brooklyn Borough President (the first person of color elected to this position), has served 4 terms as a New York State Senator from 2006-2013, and prior to that, served 22 years in the NYPD. In 2016, Eric was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, which cost him his vision in his left eye and caused nerve damage in his hands and feet. He went against the initial recommendations of his doctors to go on insulin and instead pursued diet and lifestyle interventions. Within three months, Eric reversed his diabetes diagnosis, and he has subsequently been able to impact the health of countless New Yorkers facing chronic diseases. In this fast paced episode, we cover as much ground as possible in 30 minutes – ranging from Eric’s decision to eschew insulin and traditional diabetes treatments, to individual and societal behavior change, the power of communication and understanding, and Eric’s vision for the future of New York City. In This Episode: Could Eric’s personal health journey make all of New York City healthier? Tackling behavior change on an individual and societal level Responding to challenges, overcoming adversity, and showing up for our neighbors Why communication and understanding matters – and how Eric says it can prevent recurrences of the Ahmaud Arbery shooting Running for mayor in 2021 & Eric’s vision for New York Links & Resources Get More of Eric Adams: Brooklyn Borough Website | Eric’s 100 Blacks In Law Enforcement Who Care NYC’s 2021 Mayoral Election Follow Ryan & The BHP Ryan Munsey | Website | Instagram Better Human Project on Instagram Master Your Mind Online Course F*ck Your Feelings on Amazon or Audible The post BHP 084: Eric Adams | Public Health and Behavior Change appeared first on Ryan Munsey.
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