As one of the fastest growing areas within medicine, the anti-aging business is now a $122 billion dollar industry with researchers dedicating their careers to finding the fountain of youth. Whether it be copper peptides or acai supplements, most of the anti-aging industry focuses on limited aspects of eternal youth and vitality.
But my guest on today’s podcast believes it is time to apply the latest research into a new area of anti-aging medicine she calls “movement longevity”. In her new book Barefoot Strong: Unlock the Secrets to Movement Longevity, Podiatrist & Human Movement Specialist Dr. Emily Splichal explores the science behind barefoot training and how this often overlooked area of health and fitness is actually the secret to youthful movement.
As an internationally-renown educator on barefoot training, Dr. Emily has traveled the world exploring the concept of movement efficiency from the ground up. Through barefoot science, fascial fitness and neuromuscular conditioning, she will show you how to survive the unnatural conditions of today’s shod society and optimize your movement patterns. From barefoot activation exercises to vitamin supplements to protect your peripheral nerves, Barefoot Strong is a go-to guide to ensure years of efficient movement – one step at a time.
As a Podiatrist, Human Movement Specialist and Global Leader in Barefoot Science and Rehabilitation, Dr. Splichal has developed a keen eye for movement dysfunction and neuromuscular control during gait. Functional and Regenerative Medicine and the role of anti-aging science as it relates to movement longevity is where Dr. Splichal’s passion is focused and has led to her notoriety within Podiatry.
During our discussion, you’ll discover:
-What Emily means by the term “movement longevity”…10:15
-How do you determine your foot type and why is that important…13:00
-What a plantar receptor is and why you should care about it…21:30
-What a pre-activation response is, and its fascinating relationship to injuries in Cirque de Soleil dancers…30:30
-How to set up your own foot core activation cascade…38:00
-The dangers of modafinil (Provigil), Adderal and microdosing…49:00
-Why Emily is not a fan of Kegel exercises…53:15
-How you can release the hips and why that is important for your feet…59:30
-And much more!
Resources from this episode:
–The Naboso Mat and Insoles Code: BEN to save 15%
-Video: Short Foot Activation
-Video: Pelvic Floor / Core Activation
–Movement Watches “Minimalist Look, Revolutionary Price”
-Ben’s Christian Gratitude Journal
Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Emily or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!