Just In: The 21 Best Pieces Of Advice We Learned From The mbg Podcast This Year
It'd be a giant understatement to say it's been a wild year. During all the uncertainty that plagued 2020, perhaps you, too, turned to some source of comfort: a tried-and-true skin care routine, nature walk, or journaling practice. For us? We couldn't have trudged through it without the help of our experts on the mindbodygreen podcast.
We've picked their brains on metabolic health; we've turned to them to discuss privilege and the importance of making yourself uncomfortable; we've tapped them on the profound power of social connections (even virtual!); we've held meditation sessions in real time; and so much more. It's these conversations that have helped us navigate unprecedented 2020 with curiosity, empathy, and, of course, some hard-hitting science.
Below, some of the best nuggets of advice from the mbg podcast this year. A moment of reflection before we leap into 2021 hungry for more.
The importance of optimizing metabolic health in the face of the pandemic.
The key to healthy aging.
"If we go back to eating and living the way our DNA expects—a much more nutrient-dense diet, more social bonding, and more physical activity—then we'll have strong, vigorous bodies into our 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. We don't have to have a body that breaks down at age 40." —Terry Wahls, M.D., functional medicine doctor
Listen to Wahls' full episode here.
Where you hold stress in your body.
Why your genes are not your destiny.
The connection between hormones and weight loss.
The power of breath.
How your diet can affect your anxiety.
The connection between fertility and longevity.
The narcissist trap.
Why empathy is essential.
The power of prayer.
The importance of being your own health advocate.
Why your skin needs recovery days.
The benefit of sacrifice.
How to attract "the one."
The power of food for longevity.
Why we should approach Alzheimer's early on.
"Alzheimer's disease is not a disease of old age. Alzheimer's disease starts with negative changes in the brain years, if not decades, prior to clinical symptoms." —Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D., neuroscientist, nutritionist, and associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College
Listen to Mosconi's full episode here.
Why you should embrace your anxiety.
How to become a mindful parent.
Why "just staying positive" isn't always the right answer.
Why we subconsciously judge others.
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