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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 fave episodes.
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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.

Jul 31, 2016

The Law of Attraction just sounds a little too good to be true. Think about something enough and it will happen. It just sounds so... convenient.

Law of Attraction coach Jeannette Maw decided it would be awesome to appear on Oprah to talk about what she does. So, she used the Law of Attraction and the next thing she knew, she was appearing on national TV. Wow. How did she do it, and how can we do it too? 

The Law of Attraction. Does it work? 

Jeannette is a Master Certified Coach and founder of Good Vibe University. She describes herself as a full time manifesting geek on a mission to inspire conscious creators.

I'm sceptical, what about you? Listen on to make up your own mind.

Jul 29, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

The Law of Attraction. Does it work? 

Jeannette is a Master Certified Coach and founder of Good Vibe University. She describes herself as a full time manifesting geek on a mission to inspire conscious creators.

Jul 24, 2016

Become a millionaire poker player* (*maybe) with mind coach Dr. Stephen Simpson #73

Are you ready to make your own luck?

Dr. Stephen Simpson is one of my regular Zestology guests. He works with top professional poker players such as Chris Moorman and Liv Boeree on helping them achieve their potential in every area of your life.

Today's podcast is Dr. Steve and me sitting in Steve's garden in Portugal, and Steve tells me a few good stories about millionaire poker players, and how we can learn from them to make our own luck.

In other words. Become a millionaire poker player* (*maybe)

Doc Steve is one of my all-time most requested guests. So he's back!

Dr. Stephen Simpson is an Elite Performance Coach, medical doctor, and NLP expert who specialises in a fascinating field. He's developed the niche of helping poker players win more money.

 

Jul 22, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

Become a millionaire poker player* (*maybe) with mind coach Dr. Stephen Simpson. This is a fun one.. recorded on the scene in Portugal.

Jul 17, 2016

Have you heard of dutch daredevil "The Iceman", Wim Hof, yet? If not, you have a treat in store in this week's podcast.

I first saw him speak in California last year. This guy is incredible. He holds 20 world records, including a world record for longest ice bath.

Wim has shown what the human body is capable of once you find the flow within your physical and mental state.

He describes his ability to withstand extreme cold temperatures as being able to "turn his own thermostat up" by using his mind through yoga. He climbed to 6.7 kilometres (22,000 ft) altitude at Mount Everest wearing nothing but shorts and shoes. I know! And he completed a full marathon above the arctic circle in Finland, in temperatures close to −20 °C (−4 °F). Dressed in nothing but shorts, Hof finished in 5 hours and 25 minutes. 

Listen to today's podcast for the opportunity to reach out and do more than what you thought you were capable of. 

Through the right training and exercises, you can strengthen your inner nature and prevent disease.

Jul 15, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

What an awesome dude. 

Multiple world record holder Wim has shown what the human body is capable of once you find the flow within your physical and mental state.

Jul 10, 2016

Put the painkillers down, and listen to Zestology.

Dr Michelle Robin is one of the world's top chiropractors and a relevant guest for me. In this podcast, we start off with some general chat - but if you want to get straight to the good stuff on backs, sleep position and so forth, feel free to skip straight to that bit.

Back pain is something I have a specific interest in. That's because every once in a while, mine hurts. Once Dr. Michelle gets going, the unbelievable in-depth knowledge she has offers some practical solutions to anyone living in pain or wanting more energy.

Dr Michelle Robin is a fascinating expert in this area. She is a 'wellness chiropractor'. She says wellness because she doesn't just want to make sure your spine is in alignment. She makes a lot of sense. Enjoy. As I say, we start on general stuff, and then go more in depth. You may find that bit more useful.

Tony.

Jul 8, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

  • How can we live pain free?
  • How can we sort out a painful back?
  • What's the perfect sleep position?
  • What position is a big no-no for your back?
  • And what one change in mindset could help us live with loads more energy (I like this one)

That's next time, with Dr. Michelle Robin, on Zestology

Jul 3, 2016

Uh, are the two most important words in the world?

Laura Coe is an entrepreneur, podcast host, philosophy lover and certified life coach. She's a brilliant podcast guest, because she told me in simple terms how two little words could change our lives.

She had a high-powered corporate career, and when I say high-powered, she was right at the top. But then something dramatic happened, and everything changed.

Our topic this week - expressing what you really want in life, and then getting it. (There's a clue as to what those two words are in here.) When you speak your truth, personal freedom, a sense of internal calm, a confidence you always wanted, but couldn’t find, will start to appear. 

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde.

Oh, and for those two little words, listen on... 

Jul 1, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

I'm with Laura Coe, entrepreneur, podcast host, philosophy lover and certified life coach, and we focus in on the two most important words in the world. 

What are they? You'll have to wait until the weekend, but trust me, this is a good 'un, and Laura is an outstanding guest.

 

Jun 26, 2016

Coming up:

  • Unusual solutions for getting better sleep. (Warning - one of these involves sellotaping something to your forehead)
  • Why electric blankets are way bad for you.
  • Supplements for more focus
  • Why a cold bath might be the best thing you could do for yourself

If you could cram as many crazy biohacking techniques for feeling optimal into one day as possible, what would you do?

It's time for another fun podcast episode with my buddy, The LifeStylist Luke Storey.

If you are interested in biohacking and trying out different techniques for mind and body, today's show is for you. With a special focus on sleep.

This is the third time Luke has been on the show - he's very entertaining, knowledgeable and has also become a good friend.

 

Jun 24, 2016

If you could cram as many crazy biohacking techniques for feeling optimal into one day as possible, what would you do?

It's time for another fun podcast episode with my buddy, The LifeStylist Luke Storey.

Jun 19, 2016

Award-winning BBC broadcaster and journalist Tim Samuels is on Zestology this week. He's just written a new book called Who Stole My SpearGetting back to nature and reconnecting is so important. It's a recurring theme on Zestology, and Tim Samuels is the perfect person to help transport us back a few thousand years!

Coming up:

  • How can you hunt and gather in an open-plan office?
  • Why is singing so good for us on a primal level?
  • How can you get more caveman on a day to day basis?
  • And where does your DNA tell you that you originate from?

Tim stops at nothing to explore how men should actually be living these days. From relationships, religion, and the rise of ISIS, to porn, fatherhood and the oppression of office life. Nothing is taboo. Oh and if you're a woman, there's tons of content in here for you too. In fact I found Tim one of the most knowledgeable and definitely wittiest guests I've interviewed.

We recorded in my local park, which Tim describes in very amusing detail at the start of the podcast. 

 

Jun 17, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

Top BBC presenter and author Tim Samuels on primal living. Including;

  • How can you hunt and gather in an open-plan office?
  • Why is singing so good for us on a primal level?
  • How can you get more caveman on a day to day basis?
  • And where does your DNA tell you that you originate from?
Jun 12, 2016


Are these the supplements you need? With top doc Dr David Minkoff #67

This podcast includes the three most important supplements you can take for health and longevity according to Dr. Minkoff. He is one the USA's foremost docs and he has some strong views.

He started out as a conventional MD, and then his life took an unconventional turn. (He reveals all on the podcast). Now he's one of America's top integrative doctors and this podcast is PACKED with great info on living more healthily.

Dr Minkoff has strong views on supplements. He says you absolutely can't get the nutrients you need from diet alone.

Agree, disagree? Listen in and find out, and then listen to his top 3 supplement solutions for better health.

My target in this podcast - to increase your wellness and performance levels by 5%. It strikes me that's a great place to start. I really loved this chat. It was one of my favourite Zestology podcasts, so I hope you find it useful too.

Jun 10, 2016

Next time on Zestology:

Dr Minkoff has strong views on supplements. He says you absolutely can't get the nutrients you need from diet alone.

Agree, disagree? Listen in and find out more, and then listen to his top 3 supplement solutions for better health.

Jun 5, 2016

I interviewed author John C. Havens on hacking happiness. He is a TEDx speaker, Mashable and Guardian writer, and he has a simple message.

If you want your life to count, you have to take a count of your life.

Listen on for simple actionable steps on how to achieve this.

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