It’s the time of year for buying gifts for all sorts of people in your life, and the time of year for making a wish list for yourself! Our second annual “Just One More” gift guide is full of Joanna and Daphnie’s favorite fitness and nutrition related gifts that normal people won’t think are a bummer (or a fat-shaming “hint” that makes you want to punch something).
To celebrate our 150th episode, we’re taking time to laugh at our fitness foibles. Guest comedians Claire Yale, Emily Johnson, and Jenn Welch share hilarious stories of athletic hubris, and Daphnie and Joanna look back at the last three years of “Just One More”.
It’s one thing to say your workout class is for all levels. It’s another to actually make it a place where everyone feels comfortable and can get a great workout, from newbies to professional athletes. Colleen Conlon, Studio Manager of The Sweatshed, walks us through how she does it with Sweatshed’s HIIT workouts, how she trains her instructors, and what we should be doing to take care of ourselves when we take a new class.
We try not to play favorites, but let’s be honest: the brain is the most important organ in the body. So why do we talk so little about how we can take good care of it? Daphnie explains how we can use nutrition and exercise to supercharge our brains for focus, memory, and even happiness. Warning: science ahead!
Links in this episode: More on sugar and the brain from Harvard Medical School, Spark by John J. Ratey MD with Eric Hagerman, More on exercise and depression, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Wendy Suzuki, Healthy Brain, Happy Life by Wendy Suzuki, PhD