#098RR Chiropractic Care with Dr. Laura Roos

Chiropractic care is one of those things where you either use it and feel super passionate about it, or you have no idea what it is. Daphnie is our resident chiropractic cheerleader, and Joanna (no surprise) is clueless. Our guest, Dr. Laura Roos, explains what chiropractic care is, how it might help you feel more awesome, and what to look for when you’re finding a practitioner.

Links in this episode: Dr. Laura’s website and InstagramFind chiropractors around the country with the same specialties as Dr. LauraMayo Clinic info on chiropractic careMore on Sacro-Occipital TechniqueOur Acupuncture episode with Sara Vaccariello

#057RR Multi-Marathoner Dana Krashin

To celebrate the New York City Marathon, we’re joined by multi-marathoner Dana Krashin! Her story takes her from watching the Boston Marathon with her family every year at mile 8.4 to running her first marathon in Boston in 2013, a marathon that we know was unlike any other. Dana’s positivity and love of running will almost convince you that running 26.2 miles sounds fun! Plus, we talk about what gear has stood the test of 9 marathons in “Dana’s Gear Corner”.

Links in this episode: Dana on Facebook and InstagramTeam HoytNew York Road RunnersNYC MarathonMighty MilersCouch to 5K. Gear: Amphipod AirFlow Lite fanny pack, Feetures! socksGarmin GPS watch

#037RR Acupuncture with Sara Vaccariello

What is the deal with acupuncture? Daphnie grew up with it, but Joanna has always been a little skeptical. In this episode, guest Sara Vaccariello of Avalon Acupuncture helps us understand what acupuncture is, how it works, and why it can be helpful even if you don’t believe in “qi”. Joanna, Sara, and Daphnie also discuss how acupuncture is being used in hospitals and how people are working to make it more accessible to normal people.

Links in this episode: Avalon Acupuncture (Sara's practice)Article about Acupuncture in the ERBrooklyn Open AcupunctureCity AcupunctureOlo Acupuncture

#052RR Stress

Stress: we’ve all got it, and some of us are pretty proud of ours. It means we’re super successful and important, right? Actually, stress has some pretty negative effects on the body. In this week’s episode, Daphnie explains how our bodies are trying to help us with stress, why it’s actually hurting us, and what we can do to help let go of the stress we create for ourselves. Plus, we do a REALLY FUN PUSH-UP in "Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise".

Links in this episode: Our episode about Inflammation, 4-7-8 breaths, Push-up with shoulder taps

#179 Hot Weather Hacks

It’s hot! Daphnie loves steamy weather, but it can definitely be hard on your body. For those of you who aren't as in love with the high temps, we're sharing a few of our favorite hacks for living your best life in the heat of the summer.

Links in this episode: Recipes: Gazpacho, 18 rice noodle ideas, Summer Rolls, Thai Larb. BodyGlide for Her Anti Chafe Balm, MegaBabe Thigh Rescue Anti Chafe Stick, Lush “Silky Underwear” Dusting Powder, Collapsible water bottle, Athia Post Workout Spray



#178 Kettlebells

It might seem like kettlebells appeared in gyms out of nowhere five years ago, but did you know they’ve actually been around since the 1700s? Daphnie tells us how kettlebells jumped from sexy Russian farmers to modern day gyms and walks us through her favorite kettlebell exercises.

Links in this episode: Kettlebells USA, Form videos: Kettlebell swing, clean, hip hinge, deadlift, swing, Turkish getup, and goblet squat. jerk, snatch

#177 Athletes and Eating Disorders with Lizzie Briasco

We think of athletes as the healthiest people around, but unhealthy relationships with food and exercise are even more common among athletes than in the general population. Former competitive runner and Eating Disorder Dietitian Lizzie Briasco, MSc, RD, LD joins us to talk about why athletes of all ages are at risk for EDs, how to spot someone who might be suffering, and what attitude changes in athletic programs could help prevent disordered eating before it starts.

Links in this episode: Lizzie’s Instagram “The Recovered Athlete”, The Emily Program for ED treatment, NEDA resources on ED and athletes, NCAA on EDs and athletes



#040RR Salt

Salt warnings are going on to menus in NYC, but what’s the big deal? Do we have to resign ourselves to a lifetime of bland scrambled eggs? Daphnie explains the difference between sodium and salt, where all that extra sodium in our diets is coming from, why that can be a bad thing, and how we can avoid it. Plus, we investigate the “21 Day Fix” in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: NYC's sodium warning labeling law



#176 Boutique Fitness

Boutique fitness studios are a huge and growing trend, and Daphnie’s tried just about every one of them. We talk about some of the most popular studios from barre classes to spinning to treadmills to Megaformers, why you might like them, how much they cost, and how to get in for less. 

Links in this episode: Article on “The Consumerist Church of Fitness Classes”, Kimmy Schmidt SoulCycle clip, I Feel Pretty SoulCycle clip, ClassPass



#175 Metabolism (Revisited)

Recently, a new listener messaged us to ask if we had an episode about Metabolism. “Sure!” we said. Then we looked and it was...Episode 7. So it’s definitely time for us to revisit our metabolisms with a new lens. Daphnie explains what metabolism actually is and what the value is in knowing about it if we’re not aiming for weight loss.

Links in this episode: Our “Is it ok to want to lose weight” episode



#174 Setting Boundaries with Amy E. Smith

There’s something in your life that you complain about constantly to everyone...except the person who can actually do something about it. Time to set a boundary! Life coach and communication expert Amy E. Smith (The Joy Junkie) walks us through why boundary setting is worth it even when it’s uncomfortable, how to have the actual conversation, and how to enforce it without burning all of our bridges.

Links in this episode: Amy’s website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, Amy’s podcast The Joy Junkie

#093RR Exercise: Why Bother?

Lots of people don’t exercise. You might be one of them. (Don’t worry, there are a lot of you.) In this episode, we’re going to try and convince you that it’s worth your time. Already exercising? We’re going to tell you which workouts are worth your time and which workouts are like tossing your time and energy down the drain. Plus, we discover a remarkable crouton in “Best Choice”.

Links in this episode: Our "Stress" episode, Mayo Clinic on Exercise and Depression, Fitness Blender free online workout videos, Daphnie’s HIIT It! classes





#173 Jenn Welch's Concussion Journey

Comedian Jenn Welch had no idea that a slip in the shower would completely change her life. 15 months after her concussion, Jenn’s recovery is still in progress. How do you keep doing stand-up comedy when you can’t stand up and all you can picture in your mind is a bowl of popcorn? Jenn shares her hilarious story of her not-at-all-funny concussion.

Links in this episode: Jenn’s Twitter and Instagram, Our 150th episode featuring Jenn, More on concussions from the Mayo Clinic, More information on CTE, Dave Eagleman’s book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, NYU Langone Concussion Center



#172 Birth Control

Birth control options have changed a LOT since Joanna and Daphnie were in health class. Are you using the choice that’s best for you, or just the one that was handed to you by your college health center worker 10 years ago? We cover the most popular types of birth control, how effective they are in the real world (not just when used perfectly) and their benefits and risks.

Links in this episode: Contraceptive use fact sheet, Planned Parenthood birth control info, CDC info on birth control, Our Sexual Health episode, Marie Claire article about Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen, How to put on a condom

#171 How to Do a Pull-Up

Pull-ups are one of those exercises that it feels like only Super Fit people can do. But there’s got to be a way for normal people to learn if they want, right? Daphnie reveals her deep dark pull-up secret and gives us her three step plan to building up to doing a pull-up of our very own. Plus, we reveal the “healthy” foods we won’t eat in “Real Talk”.

Links in this episode: Difference between pull-up and chin-up grips, Good images of the back muscles, How to use a pull-up assist machine





#170 The Science of Exercise Recovery with Christie Aschwanden

Exercise recovery has become a big industry, promising that even Normal People can get better results with everything from foam rolling to cryogenic chambers to “squeezy pants”. Didn’t recovery used to mean NOT doing anything? Science journalist and former elite athlete Christie Aschwanden digs into the science of recovery in her book Good to Go and lets us know which recovery strategies are actually backed up by science.

Links in this episode: Buy Good to Go on Amazon or other places including bookstores near you, Christie’s website, Christie’s podcast Emerging Form



#169 Diet Trends: Vertical Diet and Plant Paradox

Our Google search histories are littered with diet plans we were pretty sure would change our lives. So, what would we learn if we could see what diets are getting searched the most around the world? Continuing our “Diet Trends” series, we’re breaking down two diets that are popping on Google Trends, the Vertical Diet and Plant Paradox, and explaining why you don’t need to bother with either one.

Links in this episode: PureWow on the Vertical Diet, Good Housekeeping on Plant Paradox, Google Trends, More about lectins from the Mayo Clinic, Our episode on Orthorexia



#079RR 10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life

Does Spring have you feeling like doing some spring cleaning on...yourself? Looking for ways to scratch the itch to “detox” without diets or juice cleanses or other things that are terrible for you? Our list of 10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life is full of satisfying ideas that are truly healthy (and hopefully sustainable). Plus, Daphnie answers a listener question about running strollers.

Links in this episode: Here are some good salad recipes that are Sweetgreen copycats: Guacamole GreensSpicy SabziHarvest BowlEarth BowlGreat salad container for packing your lunchAir filter for allergiesSalt block lampMattress coverOur Spring Break Workout episode