#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



#161 Orthorexia

There’s a new eating disorder in town (yay?) and just like a lot of diets, it’s masquerading as a “healthy lifestyle change”. Orthorexia, an obsession with “proper” or “healthful” eating, can be as dangerous as Anorexia or Bulimia, but it’s completely normalized in our culture. We work through how to recognize it in ourselves and others and offer some resources for recovery.

Links in this episode: More on Orthorexia from NationalEatingDisorders.org, Food Psych podcast with anti-diet RD Christy Harrison, Registered Dietitian/Intuitive Eating Coaches Laura Iu and Valery Kallen, Health Coach Holly Toronto



#153 IT Band

Have you ever gone for a run after a long break and felt pain in your knees after? That’s your IT band talking to you! Daphnie explains what the IT band is, why it seems to cause pain at the drop of a hat, and the cheap and easy solution to getting back on your feet in no time. Plus, we talk reality TV diets in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Good image of knee with IT band and bursas, How to foam roll your IT band, Our past episodes on Knees, Quads, Hamstrings, and Foam Rolling. Join us on Patreon!

#143 Surviving Brain Injury with Mimi Hayes

You know that feeling when you’re 22 and just out of college and you start your first job and you aren’t feeling well and it turns out you have a brain hemorrhage and have to have brain surgery? Comedian and author Mimi Hayes knows that feeling! Mimi tells the story of her diagnosis and recovery in her new book I'll Be OK, It's Just a Hole In My Head, and she has great advice (and jokes!) for anyone dealing with brain injury or supporting someone going through it.

Links in this episode: Buy Mimi’s book from her publisher or on Amazon, Mimi’s website, Mimi and the Brain podcast



#142 Therapy with Psychotherapist Lindsey Pratt

We’ve told our listeners to consider going to therapy a million times, but how do you figure out if therapy might be helpful to you? Psychotherapist Lindsey Pratt, LMHC, joins us to talk about signs that therapy might be useful, how to find a therapist that’s a good fit, how to break up with a therapist that isn’t working out, and (let’s be real) how to pay for it.

Links in this episode: Lindsey's individual practice website, Intuitive Healing Psychotherapy Practice website, Find a therapist anywhere in the country on Psychology Today, Find low-cost therapy options ($30-$50) on Open Path, NYC Mental Health resources

#141 Ankles & Sprains

Most of us have sprained an ankle at some point, but not all ankle sprains are alike. Some seem to heal overnight; others can put you on crutches for weeks. Daphnie explains what causes ankle sprains, why some are worse than others, how to handle recovery, and what exercises we can do to keep them from happening.

Links in this episode: Anatomy of the ankle. Form videos: side lunges, curtsey lunges, calf raises

#109 Physical Therapy with Dr. Ray Ednie

Most of us will get referred to a physical therapist at some point in our lives, but how can we tell if we have a good one, and what are they actually supposed to be doing for us? Daphnie’s physical therapist, Dr. Ray Ednie, joins us to talk about how to make the most out of your physical therapy experience. Plus, we find out what Daphnie is like as a patient...

Links in this episode: Ray’s practice in NYC, Rock climber Alex Honnold, Database of certified PTs by specialty

#095 Foam Rolling

With how obsessed Daphnie is with foam rolling, we realized it deserved its own episode. Why should we be embarrassing ourselves at the gym by rolling all over these giant foam tubes and yelling in pain? Daphnie makes the case that it will help with recovery, flexibility, and more. Plus, we address the recent coconut oil drama (DRAMA!).

Links in this episode: Daphnie's foam rolling video from Gothamista, Foam roller on Amazon, AHA Report that started the coconut oil backlash, New York Magazine on why coconut oil is still fine, Our episode all about Oil

#078 I'm So Sore

We all want to get more exercise, but the thing is, when we exercise, we get sore. Which is good, right? But also, bad? It feels kind of bad? But maybe it’s good for us? This week, Daphnie explains what getting sore really is, whether it’s good or bad, and how to take care of ourselves when it happens. Plus, we work our arms and shoulders with Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise!

Links in this episode: Pushup progressions, Lunge progressions

#034 Listener Questions

You asked, we answered! This week, we have an entire episode of listener questions. Daphnie and Joanna cover fitness and nutrition topics from tennis balls to breakfast sandwiches and everything in between. What is between a tennis ball and a breakfast sandwich, you ask? You’ll have to listen to find out!

Links in this episode: Whole 30 Review by dietitian, We're on Google Play Music now, Joanna's videos including her appearance on AndersonYoga Tune Up Balls, Melt Balls, Yoga Tune Up Youtube channel, Hip flexor stretch, Recipe for steel cut oats in the crock pot

#020 Recovering From Injuries

So, you’re injured. What do you do now? Daphnie takes us through what to do for ourselves in the first 48 hours, when you should see your doctor, and what that doctor might tell you. Joanna talks about what to look for in a physical therapist (and what makes a bad one) and Daphnie makes the case for chiropractors and acupuncture. Our message: don’t be afraid to get help! Feeling good is worth a bit of your time, focus, and money. Plus, Daphnie does her best to pick out a Best Choice at Subway.

Links in this episode: Joanna’s PT, Daphnie’s PT, Daphnie’s Chiro, Daphnie’s Acupuncturist, Lenny Letter about how women's pain gets downplayed, How many times do we have to tell you to buy a foam roller