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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 epic health tips, fun biohacking gadgets, supercharged supplements and some of the most respected and well-known experts on the planet. Oh, and occasionally all this experimentation goes wrong - you'll hear those bits too. New to Zestology? Look for the 🍊 for some most-listened to episodes.
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Oct 28, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

I am roadtripping, biohacking, and experimenting in California.

And on our roadtrip, I got to record a few podcasts, not least with Zestology regular The Life Stylist Luke Storey.

Includes: 

  • The benefits of (naked!) sun exposure
  • How to feel ten years younger 
  • A simple hack to make your fridge totally awesome.

That's next time on Zestology

 

Oct 23, 2016

Hacking jet lag, sleep quality and (yes) hangovers at the Bulletproof Biohacking Conference #86

You are in the right place for the most innovative, unusual and downright crazy hacks for better performance.

Today we are hacking

  1. Jet lag
  2. Sleep quality
  3. Alcohol (and hangovers)

We are in LA for the Bulletproof Biohacking Conference. Some of the world's top biohackers all in one place. And we organised a pre-conference Zestology podcast party, where I got to ask some of the world's best how to hack their energy, vitality and motivation levels.

The weekend was an awesome chance to try out some interesting, unusual, and downright crazy hacks for energy. If you are interested in some of the stuff in the pics, and a lot more, listen on.

Also. This podcast features an in-depth look at no hangover wine.

There are more biohacking pics on the site - tonywrighton.com/zestology

Oct 21, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

This podcast was recorded live on the scene in LA, at the Bulletproof Biohacking Conference. Together with the Bulletproof UK crew, we organised a pre-conference Zestology podcast party, where I got to ask some of the world's best how to hack their energy, vitality and motivation levels.

Includes hacking

  • Alcohol
  • Jet lag
  • Sleep

That's next time on Zestology

Oct 16, 2016

Uri Geller has had an astonishing amount of press and publicity over the years. He's been on primetime TV and front page news for bending spoons, paranormal experiments, influencing football matches, being best mates with Michael Jackson and all sorts of other psychic shenanigans.

Now he speaks at huge consciousness conferences and energy events around the world. Hmmm - energy - well, that got me thinking about getting him on Zestology.

I first interviewed Uri 16 years ago when I was a radio presenter on Atlantic 252. I spoke to him a few times over the years, but we'd lost touch until I contacted him recently and asked him to come on the podcast.

This might be one of the more controversial podcasts I've recorded so far. Why? Well, because it's Uri really. Some love him and some don't. But prepare for a fascinating, interesting and fun journey on Zestology today. If you're sceptical about Uri, that's cool, rest assured I ask him about all the negative publicity he's received over the years. I don't let him off lightly.

And then, after that, it's time for a little experiment. And... guess what, it turns out Uri still bends spoons. So grab a spoon, and get listening to the wonderful Uri Geller on Zestology.

Oct 14, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

Uri Geller has been in the public eye for decades. Now he speaks at huge consciousness conferences and energy events around the world. Hmmm - energy - well, that got me thinking about getting him on Zestology. And... guess what, it turns out Uri still bends spoons. So grab a spoon, and get listening to the wonderful Uri Geller on Zestology, next time.

Oct 9, 2016

Recently, I've been enjoying going back and inviting some of the very best Zestology guests on again to catch up and see what they've been up to since the last time.

Derek Loudermilk has been up to some serious adventures (scroll down for pics). And that's cool, because he hosts The Art of Adventure podcast. In fact I was on Derek's podcast previously... episode 43 if you want to check that out.

Coming up:

  • How to use adventure to make better decisions,
  • How to listen to your animal body,
  • The way to use state management
  • And why becoming a super connector might be a good idea.

This podcast is brought to you by Bulletproof Coffee and supplements. Bulletproof is for anyone that wants to perform better, and features supplements and products based on 20 years of mind and body performance research. I use Bulletproof - all the time - and I've sorted a 10% discount for Zestology listeners. Simply use the code ZESTOLOGY at checkout. (Code works in both US and UK/Europe stores).

Oct 7, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

Adventurer Derek Loudermilk is back, and you'll hear:

  • How to use adventure to make better decisions,
  • How to listen to your animal body,
  • The way to use state management
  • And why becoming a super connector might be a good idea.
Oct 2, 2016

How to improve your focus with leading performance coach Karl Morris #83

According to scientists, we are surrounded by so much technology these days, even a goldfish can now focus on something for longer than a human.

Researchers surveyed 2,000 participants, and the results showed the average human attention span has fallen from 12 seconds in 2000, or around the time the mobile revolution began, to eight seconds.

Goldfish, meanwhile, are believed to have an attention span of nine seconds.

Yeh, we need to do something about this.

When I spoke to my friend Karl Morris on Zestology a while back, it got a big response. He's a leading performance coach in the world of sport and kind of a big deal (though he'd be far too modest to admit that himself).

Last time we looked at designing a good day, and asked the question, 'What does a good day look like'.

So we've gone in for more good days, more staying in the present and more what Karl calls Neutral Thinking.  It all adds up to improving your focus and attention.

How will this podcast help you? You'll get tips on staying in the moment, and improving your attention and focus.

And we look at mindset too. Not positive thinking (which can be unrealistic), not negative thinking (which is just meh), but Neutral Thinking, which is more based on being optimistic but realistic at the same time.

This podcast is brought to you by Bulletproof Coffee and supplements. Bulletproof is for anyone that wants to perform better, and features supplements and products based on 20 years of mind and body performance research. I use Bulletproof - all the time - and I've sorted a 10% discount for Zestology listeners. Simply use the code ZESTOLOGY at checkout.

 

Sep 30, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

When I spoke to my friend Karl Morris on Zestology a while back, it got a big response. He's a leading performance coach in the world of sport and kind of a big deal (though he'd be far too modest to admit that himself).

Last time we looked at designing a good day, and asked the question, 'What does a good day look like'.

So we've gone in for more good days, more staying in the present and more what Karl calls Neutral Thinking.  It all adds up to improving your focus and attention.

Sep 25, 2016

Natasha Corrett is one of the UK's best known chefs and healthy eaters. She's got a ridic amount of followers on Insta/Facebook/Twitter etc, but despite all the press she's done and her huge profile, when she met me, it was the first podcast interview she's ever done.

And it was a good one too - very revealing.

I came with at least two things that I'm changing straightaway. One of them, randomly, doesn't involve cooking but high-tech fire alarms. Nice one Natasha and thank you. 

When you listen to the podcast, you'll also hear Natasha and I talking about her, Jamie Oliver, and a very large mushroom. Click here to see the outrageous shroom pic.

Sep 23, 2016

Next Time:

Honestly Healthy's Natasha Corrett with her first podcast interview... ever.

Healthy food doesn't have to be boring, and nor does life. So listen out for this interview with Natasha, next time on Zestology.

Sep 18, 2016

Coming up: one of the most emotional stories I've had on Zestology.

Gemma Oaten is a well-known actress here in the UK, rising to fame on Emmerdale. (Try explaining the appeal of Emmerdale to an American!)

Behind her rise though was an almost unbelievable tale of triumph over adversity. She has had it rough. Gemma was only 10 when she first became ill after negative comments at school affected her self esteem. And from there it was a downhill spiral into an eating disorder.

Today on Zestology, Gemma's story of how she nearly lost it all and before getting back to full health and fulfilling her dreams.

Sep 16, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

Gemma Oaten was only 10 when she first became ill after negative comments at school affected her self esteem. And from there it was a downhill spiral. She's faced unbelievable adversity on her journey to becoming a successful actress. And a wonderful person who's great to hang out with.

Sep 11, 2016

The Sleep Doctor - with Dr. Michael Breus #80

How do you sleep? I thought I knew most of the important stuff about sleep, morning routines, and caffeine, but I just interviewed Dr. Oz's sleep doctor specialist, Dr Michael Breus, and he told me some stuff that blew my mind. 

I'm actually writing this with a cup of coffee by my side, and I've changed my morning routine (and coffee routine) because of the information I learnt from Dr. Breus.

He's seriously well qualified. In addition to his private practice where he treats athletes, celebrities, and the like, he also "trains other sleep doctors and consults with major airlines, hotel chains, and retailers to provide the optimum sleep experience for their customers."

So if you're interested in improving your sleep, and therefore performance and energy levels - listen to today's Zestology.

Sep 9, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

Dr Breus is a legendary sleep doc and is seriously well qualified. In addition to his private practice where he treats athletes, celebrities, and the like, he also "trains other sleep doctors." That'll do for me.

That's next time on Zestology.

 

Sep 4, 2016

Sascha Kindred has taken part in every Paralympics since Atlanta (yes in the mid 90s). He's got gold medals galore, and all that despite a doctor originally telling him and his family that he would never walk in his life. Coming up:

  • How Sascha overcame adversity to get where he is.
  • The special light-based alarm clock Sascha uses to help him wake up in the morning.
  • Preparation is key, without that he feels lost.
  • His silver medals mean more to him than gold. (Why??)
  • The Queen made a very embarrassing gaffe the first time Sascha met her. (Yes, he's met her multiple times...)

If you like to get motivated by the best, then do listen to today's podcast... Sascha is a very straightforward guy with so much to inspire us with.

 

Sep 2, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

How do the world's best athletes motivate themselves, espcially when they've been through massive adversity?

The Paralympics start soon in Rio. So who better to speak to than one of the most decorated Paralympians of all time. 

And he has an incredible story

Aug 28, 2016

Bust stress like a boss - with celebrity trainer and entrepreneur Angela Martindale #78

The way to bust stress and change unhealthy habits all comes down to consistency.

Angela Martindale is a celebrity trainer and entrepreneur and helps her clients bust stress like a boss.

According to her, it takes 21 days to create a healthy habit. So whatever you want to achieve, if you're willing to give it 21 days, you could change things permanently.

If you can be consistent for 21 days of your life, you can change your mindset, achieve more of your goals, and bust stress like a boss.

​In today's podcast, I also reveal the daily practice that I do every evening - every single night, that has possibly worked better for me than anything else.

Enjoy!

Aug 26, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

It takes 21 days to create a healthy habit. So whatever you want to achieve, if you're willing to give it 21 days, you could change things permanently.

If you can be consistent for 21 days of your life, you can change your mindset, achieve more of your goals, and bust stress like a boss.

Angela Martindale has more - next time on Zestology

 

Aug 21, 2016

Straight off the bat, today's podcast guests have an awesome name. The Personality Hackers. I love the idea of hacking into anything, so if they can help me hack and improve our behaviours, capabilities and more, that could work.

The Personality Hackers are Joel Mark Witt & Antonia Dodge. Coming up today.

  • What's more important - natural talent or hard work?
  • How to deal with negative feedback (this is good)
  • How to find your flow state
  • How to show up happier, more resourceful and more energy
  • How to be sure that you are on the right path
  • AND... How to hack into your personality and be more effective...
Aug 19, 2016

 

Next time on Zestology:

  • What's more important - natural talent or hard work?
  • How to deal with negative feedback (this is good)
  • How to find your flow state

And loads more, with the Personality Hackers.

Aug 14, 2016

Sometimes on my podcast Zestology I get very specific - into the nitty gritty of supplements, lifestyle practices and the science of feeling good. And then sometimes, I like to meet and pick the brains of interesting, successful and prominent people with a damn good story to tell. Roll on this week - yep this pic is me hanging out with 80s pop sensation Sinitta.

Sinitta has 14 international hit singles. I was basically singing along to her music in the 80s.

She is a mentor on The X Factor and she now makes her own fitness videos.

But one of the best moments in our chat - I thought - was when she told the long and yes, maybe even a bit painful story of how she realised she "wasn't famous any more", and how she dealt with some serious ups and downs. 

 

Aug 12, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

Sinitta has 14 international hit singles. Yep, I was singing along to her music in the 80s. She is a mentor on The X Factor and she now makes her own fitness videos. But one of the best moments in our chat - I thought - was when she told the long and painful story of how she realised she "wasn't famous any more", and how she dealt with some serious ups and downs. 

Aug 7, 2016

Why is it important to take risks, and how can we take more risks and get outside our comfort zone?

Science journalist and writer Kayt Sukel has no problem tackling interesting (and often taboo) subjects spanning love, sex, neuroscience, travel and politics.

In fact, she's so dedicated to the cause that in the writing of her last book, she had an orgasm in an MRI scanner for a Guardian article. (I won't put the link, I'm sure you can google that one yourself).

Her work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Scientist, USA Today, the Washington Post and many others. And now, she's tackling risk.

 

Aug 5, 2016

Why it's important to take risks, and how we can take more risks and get outside our comfort zone more?

With awesome writer for Atlantic Monthly, the New Scientist, USA Today, the Washington Post, Kayt Sukel.

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