The Flourishing Experiment

Dr. John Ratey, MD, discusses and answers listeners' questions surrounding his book, 'Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization'.

We hear from Serena Marie, RD, about all things metabolism. Lisa Stephens shares how she went from having breast cancer and being overweight to running. Meaghan Nana-Sinkam comes on discuss the Pickle Race in Media, Pennsylvania. Sarah Boschung, Serena and I break some exciting news regarding Bruttus, the official cat of the Running Lifestyle Show.

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Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon race director and the same for 30 other races during the year, shares what goes in planning a race from distance planning, marketing, ordering of porta-potties, medals, and much more. We get an inside look of how races have changed significantly through the years. Serena Scott Thomas comes by to tell us all about her first ultramarathon and if she would want to run another one. Our go-to real food dietitian, Serena Marie, RD, discusses the importance of calcium and where to get it from besides dairy products.

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Category:Sports and Recreation -- posted at: 4:25am EDT

Polly de Mille, exercise physiologist, discusses my VO2 max test results and how to incorporate them in to zone training. She discusses what about a fat adapted diet is ideal for distance runners, how to prevent injuries, and how exercise is the best medicine you can take. Serena Marie, RD, talks about the female triad and how "calories in, calories out" is just not a good idea. Stephen Brown talks about his new book, Relentless Mettle - My Cancer, My Rules.

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Category:Sports and Recreation -- posted at: 5:22am EDT

Susan Nowell, physical therapist, discusses with Trey Beauchamp what he needs to do (and not do) to become a runner and prepare for obstacle races. We talk about weighted vests, minimalist shoes, and how every BODY is different. Serena Marie, RD, discusses the who, what, why, and how of a gluten-free diet. We hear from professional runner and entrepreneur Jeremy Nelson. And finally, our monthly visitor, Vinnie Tortorich, reveals a habit that he feels led to his cancer diagnosis.

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Category:Sports and Recreation -- posted at: 6:07am EDT