#159 Push-Ups

Push-ups! They are very hard, but people keep telling us to do them. Daphnie explains why they are so difficult (there’s an actual reason!) and why you should do them anyway, with lots of tips on correct form and approximately 100 variations so you don’t get bored. Plus we talk mushroom coffee in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Join us on Patreon! Form videos for regular and modified push-ups, tricep push-ups, and 31 push-up variations, Four Sigmatic Mushrooms, Paper on the research into mushrooms



#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!

#067RR Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping

We all want to eat better and spend less money, but let’s be honest: it takes a lot of preparation to eat at home in a way that really is cheap, nutritious, and doesn’t take one million hours. This week, Daphnie and Joanna share how they handle meal planning and grocery shopping, including their best tips and their many failures. Plus, Daphnie totally flips out over what Joanna found for this week’s “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Meal planning tips for familiesTodoist app10 crock pot freezer meals in under an hour, Joanna's favorite Indian food and Chinese food cookbooks, Dirty Dozen guide to pesticides and produce

#045RR 10 Small Steps to Being More Awesome

Feeling overwhelmed by the idea of making a change in your life because your ideal is so far from where you are? We know that feel. This week, start with one of these 10 small, super not scary changes and start becoming more awesome RIGHT NOW! #NoExcuses Plus, Daphnie talks us out of a detox in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: More info on Tabata and HIITOnline Tabata TimerWide Mouth NalgeneMouthpiece for Wide Mouth NalgeneMeditation App

#029RR Top 10 Travel Tips

Planning your summer get away? We’ve got you covered with Daphnie’s Top 10 Travel Tips. How do you enjoy yourself without coming home to a big ol’ pile of guilt? Do you have to work out on vacation? Can you still have that margarita? And how do you make sure you can still...you know...go? We’ve got answers! Plus, Daphnie talks about fasting diets in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Avocado VineWell blog's article on fasting diets, our Alcohol episode

#131 Quads

Quads are one of the biggest muscle groups in the body, but do you actually know what they do? Daphnie says most of us are quad-dominant, and “not in a good way”. This week, she explains the role our quads play in everyday mobility and suggests some of her favorite exercises to keep our muscles balanced. Plus we give poor Daphnie a heart attack in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Graphics of the quads, Our past episodes on How to Build Functional Strength, Injuries and Prevention, and Recovering from Injuries. Form videos: leg extensionstanding quad stretch, foam rolling quads

#117 Be Less Busy

Every person you know is too busy, including you. Feeling super busy can be stressful, and it can keep you from putting your energy toward the things that matter the most. We talk about how we got so busy, what we get out of it, and how we can take things down a notch. Plus, Daphnie explains what’s wrong with a Pinterest diet in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Inbox Pause for handling email interruptionsOur episode on Couples Therapy, Diet we talk about in "This is Crazy, Right?"

#106 Is it OK to Want to Lose Weight?

A listener asks: in the age of body positivity and self acceptance, is it OK that I still want to lose weight? Joanna and Daphnie tackle the layers of guilt built into our relationships with our bodies and how to care for ourselves without letting worries about our bodies take over our lives. Plus, we look at another Pinterest diet in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Food Psych podcast, More on Body Neutrality, Our episode on Guilt

#088 10 Cheap Ways to Get More Awesome

Making positive, sustainable life changes is hard enough as it is. Add in the cost of organic produce, expensive gym memberships, and $100 pants, and it can feel totally out of reach for us normal people. Well, sorry, that excuse won’t work anymore after today! In this episode, Daphnie and Joanna have 10 Cheap Ways to Get More Awesome, and there’s something for everybody, from cheap college students to new parents on a budget. Plus we talk about internet buzzwords in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: "Ice cream" made from bananas, Free Prospect Park yogaFitness Blender, Yoga with AdrienePlanet Fitness gyms, Blink Fitness gyms, YMCA, Planet Money episode about how gyms make money, Video we talk about in "This Is Crazy, Right?"

#086 BBQs and Picnics

It’s the beginning of the summer BBQ and picnic season. So fun! Also, so much opportunity for food poisoning or eating an entire dinner of only tortilla chips! This week, Joanna and Daphnie have great tips for keeping your food safe at your summertime soirées, and for how to enjoy yourself without food guilt. Plus, Daphnie deals with raw food diets in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Safety info from the FDA and CDC, Rachael Ray Lasagna Lugger, Safe cooking temps for meat, Good instant-red meat thermometer, Recipe for Spinach, Almond, and Orzo Salad with Cranberries, Book Joanna mentions: Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

#080 Genetics vs Effort: What Can You Change?

We get lots of messaging that tells us that if we work hard enough and buy the right stuff, we can change literally everything about ourselves. We even hear this from our doctors sometimes! But is it really all about willpower? What is genetic and what is effort? Daphnie and Joanna talk about what we can change and what we should work on accepting about our bodies. Plus, we knock down restriction diets in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: More on BRCA genes and testing from the Mayo Clinic, Article from The Guardian about how trauma can be inherited, Info from the CDC on risk factors for high cholesterol, The Sports Gene by David Epstein

#067 Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping

We all want to eat better and spend less money, but let’s be honest: it takes a lot of preparation to eat at home in a way that really is cheap, nutritious, and doesn’t take one million hours. This week, Daphnie and Joanna share how they handle meal planning and grocery shopping, including their best tips and their many failures. Plus, Daphnie totally flips out over what Joanna found for this week’s “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Meal planning tips for families, Todoist app10 crock pot freezer meals in under an hour, Joanna's favorite Indian food and Chinese food cookbooks, Dirty Dozen guide to pesticides and produce

#059 Lungs Breath and Endurance

Take a deep breath: it’s time to talk about our lungs. We know they’re important, but how do they actually work and how can we make them stronger? Are we going to get big, bulky lungs from exercising? (JK) Mostly, what do we have to do so that we won’t be so out of breath when we climb the stairs? Plus, Daphnie goes up against one of her faves in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links: Heart Health episode, Cool respiratory system graphics, How to make balloon lungs in a bottle, Resources for quitting smoking, Info on youth tobacco use, Health care costs of smoking, Freakonomics episode about flu shots

#053 Improve Your Form

Many injuries can be blamed on bad form, and most physical therapy is just practicing good form so you won’t hurt yourself again. This week, we’re saving you the time and hassle by talking about how to have good form in the first place! Daphnie offers form tips and tricks for your most common strength exercises and goes on Posture Patrol for you runners out there. Plus, we make sure to chew our food 50 times in “This Is Crazy, Right?”

Links: Terry Crews pec dance, Michael Jackson lean

#045 10 Small Steps to Being More Awesome

Feeling overwhelmed by the idea of making a change in your life because your ideal is so far from where you are? We know that feel. This week, start with one of these 10 small, super not scary changes and start becoming more awesome RIGHT NOW! #NoExcuses Plus, Daphnie talks us out of a detox in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links: More info on Tabata and HIIT, Online Tabata Timer, Wide Mouth Nalgene, Mouthpiece for Wide Mouth Nalgene, Meditation App

#040 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

#035 Vegetables

Vegetables: so hot right now. We might be in the Age of Bacon, but chefs across the country are bringing vegetables front and center and reminding us that they can be totally delicious (yes, really!). In this episode, Joanna and Daphnie discuss why vegetables are so important, how many servings we should be eating, how to buy the best ones, and what we can do to sneak them into our meals. Plus we talk about “The Biggest Loser” in “This is Crazy, Right?”

inks in this episode: Sesame Street's "Captain Vegetable", "The Plate" at choosemyplate.gov, Vegetable servings info from USDA, The Right Way to Store Veggies video from HGTV, EWG's "Dirty Dozen" fruits and veggies to buy organic, Farmers Market Finder, CSA Locator, Frittata recipe, NYT Mag article about "The Biggest Loser" 

#029 Top 10 Travel Tips

Planning a trip for Spring Break or thinking ahead to summer adventures? We’ve got you covered with Daphnie’s Top 10 Travel Tips. How do you enjoy yourself without coming home to a big ol’ pile of guilt? Do you have to work out on vacation? Can you still have that margarita? And how do you make sure you can still...you know...go? We’ve got answers! Plus, Daphnie talks about fasting diets in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Avocado Vine, Well blog's article on fasting diets

#024 Giancarla Boyle Talks Yoga

Just One More welcomes guest Giancarla Boyle, certified Yoga Therapy and Hatha Vinyasa Teacher extraordinaire. Giancarla talks about her introduction to yoga and her journey to becoming a teacher, as well as the difference between Yoga the Practice and Yoga the Brand. What might yoga do for you, and how do you find the right class and teacher? Giancarla gives us the scoop! Plus, an energetic discussion about Bulletproof Coffee in “This is Crazy, Right?”

inks in this episode: Giancarla's website, Giancarla on YourGuru.com, more info on myelination, foods that improve myelination

#016 Staying Fit on a Budget

It’s easy to feel like fitness and nutrition are TOO EXPENSIVE! But just because you aren’t rolling in dough doesn’t mean you can’t afford to get more awesome. How can you stay physically healthy AND financially healthy? Daphnie and Joanna talk through what you don’t need to spend money on (hint: fancy athleisure wear) and ways to save on the good stuff (like produce and good running shoes). Because as Daphnie says, “There was health before Soulcycle and $11 green drinks.” Plus, we talk barefoot running in “This Is Crazy, Right?”

Links from this episode: Running Warehouse, Zappos, DSW, Moving Comfort sports bras, SNAP e-cookbook, Fitness Blender