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Get Fit Quick: Ed Coyle on PYP 448

What’s the most efficient way to exercise for fitness and health? And what’s the most effective? Turns out there’s a single answer to both questions: 4-second all-out intervals.

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A Behind-the-Curtain Health Coaching Demonstration with Ian Lawton and Howard Jacobson: PYP 374

In this episode, I share a personal coaching session that I conducted with Ian Lawton, host of the Workshed Podcast.  Ian has lost around 150 pounds and turned himself into marathoner (3 marathons in December, 2019). And he’s training for his first ultra marathon in April 2020. The problem is, he’s been sneaking in the… Read More

The Joy of Movement with Kelly McGonigal: PYP 364

Kelly McGonigal is one of my favorite science/personal-development/psychology teachers and writers. And in a testament to her versatility and breadth of interests, her print books are in three different sections of my library: habits and behavioral science (The Willpower Instinct);  stress (The Upside of Stress); and exercise/movement (The Joy of Movement, her latest work.) Her… Read More

This is What Getting Older is Like with Matt Buckner: PYP 361

Matt Buckner’s low point came one day about 9 years ago, when he was 41. He was getting ready for an international business trip, and realized that one of his key medications, tramadol, was going to run out during the trip. The drug, which Matt took for the back pain caused by his morbid obesity,… Read More

Mindful and Pain-free Walking and Running with Danny and Katherine Dreyer: PYP 346

Danny and Katherine Dreyer are the co-authors of three of the most valuable books ever on human bipedal locomotion: Chi Running, Chi Walking, and Chi Marathon. The promise of their methodology is that you can walk or run a lot farther and faster, without pain or injury. Read More

The Magic of Walking to the Mailbox with Elizabeth Bell: PYP 345

This week’s episode is an accident. I interviewed Elizabeth Bell in order to record a testimonial for WellStart Health, and ended up having a conversation so compelling and instructive and inspiring that I decided – with Elizabeth’s blessing – to share the whole thing. Read More

We are Nature with Josh LaJaunie: PYP 328

Josh LaJaunie returns to the podcast for a fifth (?) time, for a conversation about our relationship with nature. We talk about the beauty and grandeur of nature, and the ways human beings benefit and grow from being exposed to that loveliness. And also about nature’s dangerous and scary and yucky and itchy and hot… Read More

Covering the Ground with Josh LaJaunie: PYP 319

My buddy Josh LaJaunie returns the to podcast for his fourth? fifth? appearance. We’ve been busy building WellStart Health, dealing with logistics and curriculum and business development and whatnot, so we were both hungry for a slow, meandering, purposeless, deep conversation. The kind friends have, with no agenda, except with thousands of people listening in. Read More

“If You Want Real Change, Make Real Change” with Joseph Alexander: PYP 305

Joseph Alexander is a nurse and park ranger in Minnesota. He’s always been interested in health, and has always loved the outdoors. Knowing just those facts about Joseph, if you were to close your eyes and picture him in your imagination, you probably wouldn’t see him as a 438-pound diabetic who had started – and… Read More

Becoming a Brave Athlete with Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson: PYP 262

Lesley Paterson, the “Scottish Rocket,” is a three-time world champion in off-road triathlon, an Ironman triathlon champ, a professional mountain biker, an athletic coach, and a world-class slinger of profanity. Simon Marshall, her husband, is a sport and exercise psychologist at San Diego State, performance psychologist for BMC Racing, and a self-described “mid-pack endurance athlete.”… Read More