December 21, 2018
Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup and Cool New Discoveries!
Ben Greenfield's discoveries from the latest news from the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with giveaways, discounts, and more!
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
– New Way To Learn How To Box For Fitness
Creed2 enthusiasts rejoice. My friend Tony Jeffries, who you may have heard on the podcast “How To Use Boxing, Sparring & Fighting To Turn Your Body Into The Ultimate Fitness Weapon,” recently launched his brand new Box N' Burn Academy. It is the world's very first certification for any personal trainer or fitness enthusiast who wants to learn how to teach Tony's highly effective boxing workout routines. It’s a comprehensive, hands-on course that will prepare you to teach boxing for fitness to your clients, or learn yourself how to spar, box, throw combos, etc. Tony combines the principles of professional boxing training and functional fitness training to form a unique certification course that will add to your knowledge base, skill set and increase your revenue as a fitness professional. Now, if only I can get a personal trainer in Spokane to take his course (heck I'd pay for that!) then train me because I absolutely love Tony's training style. Go to their site and use code: BEN10 if you own a gym, dig boxing, want to be a boxing trainer, or desire to expand your fitness repertoire.
– How To Save Tons Of $$ On Massage Therapy This Year
The Hypervolt is a recovery device that is saving me quite a bit of money on massage therapy and that I’m able to now use as a laser-targeted toy to be able to get rid of injuries, adhesions and muscle tension fast. It’s incredibly quiet (I’ve been using it in airports) and is described by my friends at Hyperice (they also make vibrating foam rollers and balls) as a “cordless state-of-the-art vibration massage device that helps relax sore and stiff muscles to improve mobility”. It weighs just a couple pounds, fits into my messenger bag that I carry my laptop in, and the high-torque Quiet Glide™ motor has 3 speed settings that deliver up to 3200 percussions per minute, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and 4 interchangeable head attachments. If you’re an athlete or like to exercise, you need to own this, period.
You can order the Hypervolt here and use code: BEN at checkout for $50 off this bad boy or anything off their site for a limited time during the holidays, and as an added bonus, they're throwing in a protective case for the HyperVolt at no cost to you. I've also been using the “Vyper” vibrating foam roller since about 2015. Try it out for yourself or put it under the tree for someone you love.
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::: Give the Gift of Kion This Christmas! :::
My company, Kion, is having sales on various products all the way through Christmas. If you're trying to decide what to send your husband, wife, parents or friends I bet you will find something for everyone on our site. And if you can't decide what to get the health-enthusiast on your list, we have Kion Gift Cards, which you can print out or email (that means no shipping required for you last-minute shoppers)!
::: Discounted Access To My Custom 8-Week Longevity Online-Course Ends Today! :::
The discounted price for the Jan 7 intake for my Longevity Blueprint Quest… A Roadmap To A Fitter, Healthier and More Youthful You ends in less than 2 days. Here’s everything you get when you enroll:
– each session, you’ll discover a simple strategy, technique, or biohack that’s fun and easy to incorporate into your routine that will quickly become a positive habit.
– community support and group mastermind with like-minded students.
– unconditional 10-day money-back guarantee after the start of the quest, so you can be sure this course is the perfect fit for you with no risk on your part.
Start the journey to a fitter, healthier and more vibrant you on January 7th, 2019 with me, Mindvalley, and thousands of other inspired individuals today.
::: Hang with the RUNGA crew for an Exclusive 1-Day Event in Venice Beach, CA :::
Upcoming on January 20, you're invited to participate in an exclusive 1-day event hosted by the one and only RUNGA. I've been attending the RUNGA 4-day immersion retreats for years (stay tuned for a podcast coming out about it!) and have nothing but good things to say about the way the retreat resets my perspective, enhances my wellbeing, and best of all, about the incredible like-minded individuals I meet through these.
Now, Joe Di Stefano, the mastermind behind RUNGA, is hosting 1-day events! The first stop: his home turf in beautiful Venice Beach, CA. Trust me, there are fewer places you would rather be in January… Check out the details here.
::: My Company, Kion, Wants YOU To Become a Brand Ambassador! :::
Do you want to be rewarded for living an adventurous life? Whether you’re an athlete, yogi, outdoor adventurist, designer, writer, photographer, guru, trainer, nutrition expert or all of the above, we want you to join and represent our inclusive, eclectic tribe of healthy, joyful creators.
The mission of our tight-knit, grassroots team of brand ambassadors is to authentically exemplify our brand values and showcase Kion products via engaging, creative and high-quality content.
This content is produced by you and shared via your social media channels and other web properties. The goal of the content is to create excitement for Kion and our mission of living an adventurous, joyful and fulfilling life!
You’ll receive exclusive gifts, discounts, product previews, invitations to Kion events and other special opportunities, will be featured on Kion’s owned social media and web properties, will have the opportunity to test new products before they are available for trial & feedback, offer ideas for product development, and additionally have the opportunity to earn 10% commission on any sales you convert via the Kion Affiliate Program!
::: How To Boost You NAD Levels for Anti-Aging :::
If you listened to my podcast or read the transcript of my talk with Dr. Charles Brenner, you probably know a bit already about the supplement Tru Niagen, a B3 supplement in the form of NR. After Dr. Brenner discovered that cells can use NR as a precursor to NAD, interest in his work soared. Nutraceutical company ChromaDex licensed the patents for NR from Dartmouth College and asked Dr. Brenner to be their Chief Scientific Advisor.
Together they developed Tru Niagen, an NR supplement that has been clinically proven to increase NAD levels. By increasing NAD, Tru Niagen promotes cellular energy production. One capsule of Tru Niagen contains 150mg of the active ingredient NIAGEN nicotinamide riboside chloride, a patented and FDA safety-reviewed form of vitamin B3, as well as the inactive ingredients microcrystalline cellulose and hypromellose.
There have been over 150 scientific articles published around NR since 2004, many of them reflecting the positive effect NR has on NAD production. These include more than 100 preclinical studies published on the science behind NR and more than 20 human clinical trials published and ongoing. Specifically, the active ingredient in Tru Niagen, “Niagen nicotinamide riboside”, has been studied in four published human trials, which is more than any other NR supplement you’ll hear about. (See trials 1, 2, 3 & 4) From those trials, it's been proven to safely and effectively increase NAD and twice been successfully reviewed under FDA’s new dietary ingredient (NDI) notification program and has also been successfully notified to the FDA as generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
– January 12, 2019: TEDxCoeurdalene, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. I am thrilled to present topics in longevity and biohacking to in an intimate setting to an inspired audience. Join me!
– Jan 20 – 21, 2019: Serious Business Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. This conference is going invoke thought and insight and expose you to new ideas and thinking on self-development and business in the beauty industry. Register here.
– February 22- 24, 2019: CalJam: The Rebel Yell Tour. California Jam combines a TED talk format with a rock n’ roll show in-between! The driving objective of the event is to get attendees up to date on chiropractic research, scientific studies, and useful practice management strategy. The hope is that attendees bring all they learn at Cal Jam back to their communities to implement real, rippling change. Get your tickets here before the prices go up!
– April 6 – 7, 2019: FitCon Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah. FitCon® encourages everyone to Find Their Fit. It does not matter whether it is powerlifting, Crossfit, bodybuilding, roller derby, or even axe throwing. Be sure to visit the Kion booth in the expo!
– April 26 – 28, 2019: Paleo f(x) Conference, Austin, Texas. Join me, staff from my company, Kion, and the rest of your tribe at Paleo f(x)™ 2019, the largest gathering of Paleo / ancestral health / keto / functional medicine / strength & conditioning experts in the world… see everything you'll get out of this enriching, enlightening event. Besides, April is a wonderful time of year to visit Austin, TX….Get your tickets here.
– June 23 – July 7, 2019: European Detox Retreat, Paracelsus al Ronc, Switzerland. At this 2019 liver detox and R&R at the beautiful Swiss Mountain Clinic (formerly Paracelsus al Ronc) in the Italian quarter of Switzerland, you will stay on-site and receive diagnostics and treatments from the best doctors of biological medicine to detox your liver and your soul. Plus you're going to have a wonderful time hiking, sightseeing and enjoying one of the most beautiful places in the world. Here's the link to more info. *this event is sold out, waitlist is available
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