Welcome to my Weekly Roundup!
In one convenient post, you're about to discover the most important things I've noticed this week, including the latest news from the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking and anti-aging research, the top photos, videos and stories from this week, upcoming events and speaking appearances, giveaways, specials and a host of other things you may have missed.
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
Movie – The Greatest Showman: I rarely watch a television show (about once a month) and only go to one or two movies a year at the movie theatre. Frankly, I just have more productive things to do than to watch TV or movies. However, I recently took my family to “The Greatest Showman”, and I have to say that Hugh Jackman knocked it out of the ballpark with this musical. Combined with the research-proven effects of good music on mood, hormones, neuroplasticity and beyond, this may be one to add to your list. And admittedly, I did take my Therawand (see below) with me to do a bit of digging around in my adductors during the flick. Yeah, I’m *that* guy at the theatre.
Bodywork Device – Therawand: During the Joe Rogan episode, I mentioned the “glass thing” that I stuck “up you know where” for deep pelvic floor therapy. Introduced to me by a pelvic therapist named Angie Mueller in Kauai, this small, smooth glass “wand-like” device can be used both externally and internally in men and women to fix deep pelvic floor issues, which drastically affects everything from run gait to bathroom habits to back pain. I’d highly recommend picking one up if you want to do DIY pelvic floor therapy. This magical device is available here.
Biohack – HUMU Sound Conducting Pillow: The Flexound HUMU is a speaker innovation – a “feel sound” speaker – that lets you feel the sound via vibration. Yep – it is sound vibration furniture, and transforms sound to your sense of touch while providing you with a 3D audio experience that transmits through your body. HUMU takes your listening experience to a completely new level. Via an “Audio Cushion,” the sky is the limit in terms of ways to use it– lay back and watch a documentary, relax before going to sleep while listening to binaural beats, meditate with peaceful sounds that vibrate your whole body and much, much more! Save $20 off the original retail price by clicking this link!
Book – Genius Foods: I’ve just finished reading an advance copy of this book, written by my friend and former podcaster, Max Lugavere. At first, I figured it would be another “eggs, walnut and fish make you smarter” type of book, but instead, this manuscript took a deep, deep dive into specific genes that affect intelligence and how to pair them with food, mouthwatering recipes for everything from liver to avocado-salmon bowls, and some very good, step-by-step tips for optimizing your personal environment to enhance your cognition. It is a must read, with many pages folded over in my own copy. Speaking of which, I’d had a conundrum recently about how to actually share more information with you from the books I read. Watch my Facebook video below in which I fill you in on that conundrum (and click here to pre-order Genius Foods).
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::: Ready to Throw Out All The Meditation ‘Rules' And Rock Your Life? :::
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard about the scientifically proven benefits of meditation: less stress, better sleep, stronger immune function and improved performance. Despite knowing all this, most people still don’t meditate. What if most of what people think about learning to meditate is simply not true? I’m excited to tell you today there’s a new course that will help you develop a powerful habit that just may change your life.
In only 2 weeks, zivaONLINE will give you a powerful combination of meditation, mindfulness, and manifestation tools for high achievers like yourself who want to live their best life. Emily Fletcher, a renowned meditation teacher, will completely release you from the ‘rules’ you have about meditation that keep you from actually doing it. Get access to zivaONLINE now!
::: FourSigmatic Winter Sale :::
My friends over at Four Sigmatic are giving you an exclusive offer on their Mushroom Coffees,
Mushroom Elixirs, Mushroom Hot Cacao and Mushroom Superfood Blends, but only until Monday, February 12th at 11:59 pm PST. This offer is only for a limited time so get yours today!
But wait, it gets better… they're offering Ben Greenfield Fitness fans an additional 15% off the already deeply discounted prices when you use the discount code ben-greenfield. Just click here to get your hands on my favorite mushrooms that will skyrocket your health during this rare sale.
::: Calling All Busy Moms! :::
If you're feeling exhausted and overwhelmed when it comes to feeding your family, and you want to eat healthier—without dreading the process—join me and the Meal Prep Mama for Meal Prep Mastery for Moms, where you'll learn specific, actionable advice for prepping healthy meals– quickly and easily!
Every morning starting on February 12, 2018, you will have access to two short but sugar-free sweet interviews per day for 11 days straight. And it is all FREE to you. Get happy and start meal prepping!
::: Essential Oils for Abundant Living Free Classes :::
Essential oils are nature's most powerful medicine & can help completely transform your life. Make natural recipes & healing remedies with essential oils today! Detox Your Home, Get Better Sleep, Heal Your Gut, Balance Hormones. Stop Inflammation, Boost Energy, Fight Cancer & Improve Your Family's Health!
::: Clearlight Sauna GIVEAWAY! :::
The folks at Clearlight Infrared Saunas are GIVING AWAY a Clearlight Sanctuary-2 Full Spectrum Sauna ($6295 value!) to one lucky Ben Greenfield Fitness fan! If you need to know why you need to own an infrared sauna, this article explains my deep love for a daily sauna and also why Clearlight is the only sauna I recommend. To enter, all you need to do is visit: BenGreenfieldFitness.com/SaunaGiveaway
**Free shipping to the mainland USA, Canada, Europe, UK, AU and NZ**
Clearlight is the only infrared sauna with ALL of the following:
• EMF and ELF shielding on every sauna
• Full Spectrum heaters emitting near, mid and far infrared
• 100% Lifetime Warranty on the entire sauna
This giveaway ends February 23 and the lucky winner will be announced Feb. 24.
::: Men's Wellness Summit :::
If you’re a man (or love one in your life!), join the Men's Wellness Summit to learn from experts (including me) who cover the most important chronic conditions facing men today. Together we can help more men implement practical ways to improve energy, lose weight, boost brain power, maximize athletic and sexual performance, live longer, have long-lasting relationships and feel better than ever before. In my interview I will cover:
- Sleep: an underestimated tool to enhance performance
- Tools and techniques to optimize recovery
- Using heart rate variability to assess fitness
-March 2-3, 2018: 2018 Academy of Regenerative Practices Conference & Scientific Seminar, Weston, FL. Top stem cell innovators, researchers, and medical practitioners will be joining to further the field of regenerative medicine. Attend the two-day seminar to discover the latest in the field and learn how regenerative therapies can help your practice grow. Featured speaker: Ben Greenfield. Get your ticket here.
–March 24-25, 2018: San Jose Super and Sprint Weekend, Diablo, CA. There’s nothing mediocre about this middle distance race. The Spartan Super offers the ideal blend of distance and speed. If you consider yourself a more seasoned athlete determined to push beyond excuses, you just might have the mettle for a Spartan Super. Serving up 24-29 Spartan Obstacles and 8-10 miles of rugged terrain, the Spartan Super spares no one. Developed as the second race in the Spartan Trifecta, the Super is where you prove to yourself you’ve got everything it takes to face the Beast. Bring out all the support you've got for this one, spectators welcome! Aroo! Get your tickets here.
-April 27-29, 2018: Paleof(x) in Austin, TX. Paleo f(x)™ is the world’s premier wellness event, covering health, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, & everything in between. Our tribe gathers to learn and grow together! Bringing the latest, most cutting-edge science and strategy together to help you create your very best life, Paleof(x) is like the Woodstock of the ancestral movement, and I will be there! Sign up now to be the first to get tickets to this very exciting event! Sign up here and see you in Austin!
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