March 9, 2018
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!
-Cool website – Optimize.me: One of the ways I get through the world's best books f-a-s-t is the fantastic app/website called “Optimize“. What is Optimize? It's simple, really. The good folks at Optimize read every one of the best books (primarily focusing on health, wealth, self-improvement, neuroscience, fitness, business, nutrition, lifestyle and philosophy) and then summarize these books in easy-to-digest, 20 minute audio .mp3's or very short 5-6 page .pdf's with the biggest ideas, summaries and most important takeaways. So in less than 6 months, I easily made it through the 400+ books on their site, often while I was hoisting dumbbells, walking in the sunshine, or driving in my car. So you get more wisdom in less time. You can click here to get into Optimize now for…brace yourself…the shocking sticker price of 10 bucks a month. Actually, I talked to the nice folks at Optimize and they're even knocking a buck a month off if you click here and use code “BEN”.
-Toy – Underwater mp3 player: If you're like me, you get BORED or you want to get educated or stay entertained when doing things like taking cold showers, swimming for long periods of time, sitting in hot tubs, and even surfing or paddleboarding. Problem is, most underwater .mp3 players don't also function well on land because they do things like conduct the sound through the bones in your head, which sounds crappy if you're, say, running on the beach after swimming in the ocean. That, or they fall off because they were designed to be strapped to goggles. For a simple, no-frills, no-dirty electricity solution I can use on water or land with none of these hassles, you'll always see me with a waterproofed iPod shuffle. It syncs to iTunes, it has a warranty, and it just *works* for my very minimalist audio desires. You can get a waterproofed iPod shuffle here on Amazon for a pretty good deal.
-Beauty Trick – Alitura Clay Mask: I never thought I'd be a skincare man diva, but I'll admit: in addition to using the Kion Anti-Aging Skin Serum in the morning and evening, I give myself a clay facial mask one time per week and my skin (at the risk of sounding like a cheesy commercial) really does look far more glowing and radiant afterwards, not to mention this act of self-love just leaves me feeling amazing. To do this, I use a simple mask made by my buddy Andy Hnilo over at his company Alitura. Unlike anything else on the market, the Alitura Clay Mask is an “all-in-one” facial treatment that purifies skin with 9 nutrient-dense ingredients. It exfoliates dead skin, reduces pore openings, stimulates blood flow, and encourages growth of new skin cells. The detoxifying properties of the clays draw out impurities, and produces smooth skin with a glow. It takes me about 2 minutes to put on my face, then I just go walk around for 30 minutes doing whatever I'd be doing anyways, then I go into the bathroom and wash it off. There is no other clay mask like this! You can click here to try it now (ladies and gentleman alike!) and use discount code ‘Greenfield' to save 20%. Also, here's my podcast I recorded with Andy.
Podcasts I Recorded This Week
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::: 20% off VIP / Premier Paleof(x) Tickets for Paleo Awareness Month :::
Are you planning to attend the Paleof(x) 2018 conference in Austin, TX this April? Now is a great time to get your ticket. To celebrate Paleo Awareness Month, Paleof(x) is offering 20% off all Premier and VIP tickets. Just use code “paleo20” at checkout.
Paleo f(x)™ is the world’s premier holistic wellness event, covering health, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, self-development, spirituality, relationships, entrepreneurship, & everything in between. Paleo f(x)™ is the Who’s Who gathering of the ancestral health movement. Our tribe gathers to learn and grow together! We bring the latest, most cutting-edge science and strategy together to help you create your very best life.
::: We Need Congress To Stop Dishing Out Bad Science :::
Americans’ lack of physical fitness is affecting everything from our military, who are struggling to find enough recruits who are fit to serve, to rising costs in treating diabetes. As a personal trainer and wellness consultant, I believe exercise is critical for a healthy lifestyle. Yet, despite how much time and effort people invest trying to get in shape, they rarely meet their goals.
Since the introduction of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), some 35 years ago, Americans have seen sharp increases in rates of nutrition-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, and it appears things are only getting worse. We need dietary guidelines that promote the scientifically sound approach to losing weight, getting healthy, and reversing the devastating health trends in our country.
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Gainswave is a special type of protocol that is technically called “extracorporeal shock wave therapy,” also known as “Audio Frequency Shockwave Therapy.” This technique uses mild acoustical waves to “shock” a male or female’s genitals back to life in the case of things like low drive or erectile dysfunction or to turn “up” your overall drive and enhance pleasure.
–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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I am now doing performance consulting for the Miami Heat. This week on Snapchat, I took you on a journey to the American Airlines arena where I gave you close up view of the Miami Heat playing the Phoenix Suns. It's fun to apply my nutrition and performance knowledge to the world of professional basketball and to work with some of the greatest athletes on the face of the planet. If you or your team are interested in direct, customized coaching and training, just submit your inquiry for a consult here. Follow me here on Snapchat for more insider stories just like this!
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