December 24, 2021
Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup and Cool New Discoveries!
Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from the latest news on 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!
Cool New Breathwork Course To Eliminate “Stuck” Energies
When jobs, relationships, trauma, or finances become more intensely stressful than the mind can process, the body takes over and stores overwhelm, anxiety, panic, and emotions in the tissues and organs. Big emotions like these create “stuck energy” that can cause the body to slowly break down and work harder; resulting in weight gain, low energy, and for some—spiraling into darkness.
Stuck energy is that knot deep in your shoulder, the routine headache late at night, jaw tension, dizziness, and sometimes more private ailments like digestive distress and even rashes. Modern science is proving through Psychoneuroimmunology (how thoughts become things) that it takes much more than rationalization from the brain to truly heal these deeper issues inside the tissues.
That’s why my friend, colleague, breathwork practitioner, and wellness expert Josh Trent from Wellness Force has created a unique new 21-day breath & wellness program to identify, clean, and clear these stuck energies using the ancient practice of pranayama through practical box-circular breathing, along with some unique aspects such as energy locks, diaphragmatic activation, and much more.
In Josh's 21-day guided program, you’ll gain a deep understanding of breathing techniques and find out firsthand why breathwork is so powerful for clearing stress. This program is jam-packed with incredible, unique lessons on battling anxiety, enhancing spiritual growth, and even weight loss—all by using your breath.
Now, there are plenty of online breathwork programs out there—and I've tried most of them—but what sets Josh's program apart is that the methods are grounded in the most recent findings from peer-reviewed scientific publications and it goes well beyond the basics into practices such as foam rolling (a daily practice of mine) and deep tissue work specific to inspiratory/expiratory muscles. You'll start to notice the benefits within the first week.
If you want to join a growing global community who have learned how to use their breath to clear stress, click here for a special limited-time offer for the BREATHE, Josh's new “Breath & Wellness 21 Day Guided Program”. Enjoy! I'm doing it with my kids over the next few weeks, so feel free to include your own family.
My New Book Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina
I turned 40 this week, and as a birthday gift from myself to you (because there's no better gift than the gift of giving), I've let you in on my newest book that's coming out in April of next year. It's called Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina.
This book is for you if you struggle with temptation and often find yourself succumbing to it; if you get overwhelmed by all the ways you can pray and meditate; if you lay awake at night with your mind racing thinking about the general anxieties of the week; if you want to live an impactful life that inspires others to greatness; and more.
By the conclusion of Endure, you will have discovered and learned how to implement tools, tactics, and habits for spiritual stamina that were inspired by great philosophers, thinkers, and theologians of ancient and modern ages, including Augustine, Plato, the Apostles Paul, Peter and John, the kings David and Solomon, C.S. Lewis, Naval Ravikant, Anthony de Mello, Derek Sivers, Doug Wilson, Randy Alcorn, John Piper, many, many others, and of course, Jesus Christ himself.
Just click here to be the first in line to be notified as soon as Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina is ready for release, which is officially happening in April 2022. Thanks for reading, and for putting up with this old 40-year-old curmudgeon's ramblings. :)
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Sign-ups are well underway for my New Year's Transformation Challenge and spots are filling up fast!
My Transformational Challenges have been life-changing for so many people. This time around, I'm upping the game with…
- A holistic approach to enhance overall well-being, not just weight loss
- Deep dives into recovery tools and deeper healing
- Behavior science to get to the root of lasting change
- Daily workouts designed by Ben via Ladder app
- Spiritual disciplines for a more fulfilled life
- More sustainable, guided coaching—you no longer need to track macro nutrition
Product Of The Week
::: The AI-Powered Bike That Gives You Benefits Of A 45-Minute Run In Under Nine Minutes :::
You want to live as long as possible, and you want to look and feel as good as possible while you do it, which means you need to find a way to move your body that gives you the benefits of working out—without overtaxing your system with chronic cardio.
The CAROL bike is an AI-powered exercise bike that makes it possible to get the minimum effective dose of cardio—a super-short, scientifically validated workout (under nine minutes) with only 40 seconds of hard work. This workout gives you the benefits of a 45-minute run, without the excess stress on your body.
You’ll get fitter, get healthier and burn more fat with the CAROL bike. In eight weeks, you’ll see a 12% improvement in your VO2max. That means you’re effectively turning back the clock on aging by a decade, and adding two years of healthy life expectancy to your lifespan. You’re also going to see major health benefits, including reducing your risk of diabetes and other cardiometabolic diseases by 62%—which is the same reduction you’d get by actually taking Metformin.
The CAROL bike makes it so easy to make exercise a habit. Because exercise needs to be for life, not just a short-term thing — you need to find a way to work out that fits you and your life. CAROL does that.
I do it in my office. You can get on the bike, get your workout in, and less than nine minutes later you've checked your cardio off for the day. Your workout is done in less time than it would take to make a cup of coffee.
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I Want To Know What You've Got Cooking
I'm so stoked about the positive feedback I've been getting about my new Boundless Cookbook. The cookbook was a labor of love, but I'm really proud of the end result (especially considering I'm definitely not a trained chef).
Now that the Boundless Cookbook is available on Amazon, I have a favor to ask…
If you have the cookbook and you love it, can you hop on over to Amazon and leave a review? Amazon reviews—as I bet you know—are super important. I want your honest feedback and I'll be reading them to hear what you think.
You can leave your review on Amazon right here (and if you don't have a cookbook yet, and you're an Amazon Prime member, you could have your copy at your doorstep as early as tomorrow).
Kion Product Of The Week: Rich And Flavorful Kion Clean Protein
Protein is essential for muscle growth, metabolism, sleep, immune function, brain health, and more—and most people aren’t getting enough.
Introducing Kion Clean Protein. The cream of the crop of whey proteins. Clean Protein delivers an easy-to-absorb complete protein that’s:
- Made with superior quality whey protein isolate
- From grass-fed, pasture-raised cows
- Antibiotic-free and growth hormone-free
- Virtually lactose-free
Clean Protein is also rigorously tested for mold, unhealthy bacteria, and heavy metals to ensure you’re getting the cleanest protein possible.
Each serving contains 20 grams of high-quality protein from cows that graze on healthy pastures. The result is a nutrient-dense, protein-rich whey with virtually zero lactose, carbohydrates, or milk fat.
Indulge in rich chocolate or smooth vanilla—flavored with organic natural flavors, Himalayan pink salt, and stevia. Or, opt for unflavored, for you purists out there. Clean Protein has absolutely no artificial sweeteners and only 80 calories per serving.
*The FDA hasn't evaluated these statements. Kion products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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