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Zestology: Live with energy, vitality and motivation

Sky Sports presenter and author Tony Wrighton goes on a podcast journey to find more energy, vitality and motivation. Packed full of awesome guests, fun biohacking gadgets, supercharged supplements and some of the most respected and well-known experts on the planet. Get inspired, motivated and healthy, and come and join Tony on his zesty journey.
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May 31, 2015

3 yoga poses that make you feel instantly energised with top yoga teacher Celest Pereira #13

On a previous Zestology podcast we heard about the scientific study which found people who practice some form of yoga could be 48% less likely to suffer from heart disease.

That was when I knew I wanted to look more closely at the subject of yoga in the Zestology podcast. What is it about yoga that makes us feel so good?

And who better to ask than someone who's a bit of a YouTube yoga sensation. Celest Pereira has thousands of followers who watch her videos daily on both YouTube and Instagram, and she's on a mission to get us all to feel good with her yoga moves. She's also a friend of mine, so I set her a simple challenge - 3 poses that instantly energise us.

When you listen you'll hear:

Living with more energy

  • The 3 yoga poses you can do right now for extra energy and motivation. (Check Celest's insta page for in depth examples of these and other yoga poses.)
  • The importance of breath and how to breath deeply for extra energy (sounds basic, but possibly the most important part).
  • How to increase your 'circle of comfort'.

Easy, everyday tips for vitality

  • The importance of a few moments of silence at the start of every day.
  • Why movement of any kind leads to energy and vitality.
  • Yoga moves that increase your health and wellbeing.

Finding motivation

  • Having an open-minded attitude has an incredible impact on your life.
  • The importance of community in a happy and fulfilled life.
  • Conquer something small today. That will give you the confidence to conquer other bigger challenges in future.
  • And lots more
May 24, 2015

How can you change your behaviour to ensure the changes you make last forever? What are the scientifically proven methods to ensure your actions match your intentions? Today's episode is for anyone who's ever made a goal, resolution or plan, and not stuck to it. 

My guest is Siri Steinmo. Siri is a health psychologist trained in the science of behaviour change, and the founder of The Anti Diet programme. Her thing is that it's not about what diet you're on, but how you change your behaviour to ensure the health changes you make last forever. In fact she goes further - and says diets make you fat and miserable.

Every week this podcast is all about living with more energy, vitality, and motivation, and this week is no exception. It's the theme that goes through every show. So listen on, and enjoy.

When you listen you'll hear:

Living with more energy

  • The system of monitoring. [11:50]
  • Starting a behavioral contract with yourself. [13:40]
  • How the Capability, Opportunity, Motivation Behavior Model can help you. [16:40]
  • Small changes that make a difference long term. [26:26]
  • Realistic achievements when facing barriers. [27:25]

Easy, every-day tips for vitality

  • Clearly define the behavior in question and not just the desired outcome [7:00]
  • The Goal Pyramid: the “be’s”, your “have’s,” and the “do’s” that you need to define for long-term success. [9:25]
  • Life and nutrition balance: important small tweaks. [19:40]
  • Positive habits for crazy work schedules. [21:41]

Finding purpose

  • The importance of seeking social support [15:30]
  • Big behavior changes are a result of a few small changes that make a difference [23:15]
  • Who wants to be 10 pounds heavier this time next year? And other issues with “dieting.” [25:30]
  • And loads more...
May 17, 2015

Have you ever considered supplementing with turmeric, or vitamin D spray, or B12 injections, or, er, trying a coffee enema? Well, believe it or not, all of these alternative remedies could help you on your journey to energy, vitality and feeling awesome.

Today's Zestology podcast guest is Laura Bond. In March 2011 Laura Bond's mother Gemma was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer. Laura discovered that the only thing more shocking than telling someone your mother has cancer was revealing that she had declined chemotherapy. 

Laura is a health journalist and health coach, and she decided to write a book that would become hugely successful, 'Mum's Not Having Chemo'. It explains her mother's decision to say 'no' to mainstream medicine and 'yes' to hydrogen peroxide, vitamin C injections and infrared saunas.

Today's podcast doesn't have a particular focus on cancer, it's just for anyone who's interested in boosting their energy, vitality and health. It's informative, and I think ultimately uplifting. Laura's mother beat cancer the natural way, and the two of them have a great story to tell.

When you listen, you'll hear:

Living with more energy

Flood your body with oxygen through juicing, looser clothing and body brushing (who knew!)

Look into Vitamin C injections, Vitamin D spray, turmeric supplements and (yes) coffee enemas.

Consider supporting your immune system with Myers Cocktail injections and Vitamin B12 injections.

Easy, everyday tips for vitality

Cutting down on sugar for extra vitality.

Cut down on coffee to protect your energy and magnesium levels.

Drink 'raw milk' for better dairy intake.

Finding motivation

Stress and anxiety is the number 1 cause of illness and disease.

Beat stress by developing your sense of joy.

Remember your thoughts, feelings and behaviour influence your health.

Follow your passion and this will help your physical and mental health.

And lots more

May 10, 2015

Live a stressful life? You have to listen. Constantly juggling priorities? Overworked? Tired? Make sure you listen in. Interested in how positive emotions and feelings can improve your physical health? You'll love this.

If I had to pick a personal doctor to look after me, it'd be Dr. Mimi Guarneri. She is a cardiologist by trade, but after spending her 30s treating hundreds of heart patients in dire need of help, she set up her own 'integrative medicine' centre to start to treat the causes and well as the symptoms of the patients she was encountering. Today's interview contains some fascinating stories, and includes the story of the 'three magic words' she wrote on a piece of paper which had a profound impact on a patient's health.

Want to know what those three magic words were? Listen on.

 

When you listen you'll hear:

Living with more energy

  • Prevention through lifestyle changes. [11:50]
  • Stress causes your hormones to go crazy and flare up symptoms and diseases. [13:30]
  • Why Integrated Medicine isn’t “alternative medicine.” [24:10]
  • Simple relaxation mechanisms to improve your health in the future. [14:35]

Easy, every-day tips for vitality

  • Every ill has a pill: why there are alternatives to prescriptions when you are feeling unwell. [9:20]
  • Western medicine versus holistic practices: how you can rely on both and why it’s not one versus the other. [12:05]
  • Training your body to respond to curve balls in a more positive way. [21:40]
  • The importance of nutrition and avoiding toxins for optimal health. [28:30]

Finding purpose

  • How your personal story can reflect your diagnosis. [8:23]
  • The three magic words. [31:10]

And lots more...

May 3, 2015
What is your morning routine? Do you wake up full of energy, ready to start the day? Or do you hit snooze a few times, roll over and check your email, facebook, etc, before eventually stumbling out of bed wishing you had more sleep? Today's guest is an incredible speaker and NYT best-selling author, Hal Elrod. At age 20, he was hit head on by a drunk driver at 70 mph, was dead for 6 minutes, and doctors told his parents that if Hal ever came out of his coma, he would have permanent brain damage and may never walk again. After 6 days of fighting for his life, what happened next was incredible. You have to listen to this guy's story. He's also the NYT bestselling author of the Miracle Morning. When you listen, you'll hear: Living with more energy - 5 Minute Rule: controlling your emotions [8:14] - Waking up better versus waking up early [20:43] - To take your life to the next level, you have to take your mornings to the next level [34:00] - How to engineer your life for maximum energy [38:00] Easy, every-day tips for vitality - The 6 Minute Miracle Morning [21:25] - Earning the right to check Facebook [22:00] - How you do anything is how you do everything [23:28] - Life SAVERS: Silence, Affirmations, Visualizations, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing [24:53] - The 5 Minute Journal [27:48] Finding purpose - Why every negative emotion that we feel is self-created [9:30] - How resisting what is out of our control creates emotional pain in our lives. [9:42] - The A-B-C's of living life's purpose [14:38] - Putting yourself in the best emotional and mental state to solve your own problems [18:39] - The “Can’t Change It” mentality and how it can help you [13:25] And loads more. For lots more and full show notes visit tonywrighton.com
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