According to a report in USA Today, the average North American’s commute is 25.5 minutes each way. That’s about 51 minutes per day or about 204 hours a year spent commuting. Just to put that in perspective, researchers recently found that most adults only do 17 minutes of fitness activities per day or about 103.4 hours per year. So we are only exercising for approximately half the amount of time that we are spending commuting. Ug!
Guest Hero: Dr. Tamsin Lewis. Medical Doctor and Personalised Integrative Health/Performance for Life, Mum, Former Pro Triathlete & Ironman Champ. You can find her at curoseven.com or @sportiedoc on Twitter.
We may feel like the air and light around us are out of our control and that we are at the mercy of the building superintendents but that is not entirely true. With an air filter, some plants and some carefully chosen light bulbs, and maybe a funky pair of yellow glasses, we can become the Hero over our own invisible pollutants.
Between your job, your exercise program, your friends, your hobbies, and pretty much everything else you want to get done, achieving your goals and nailing your deadlines is often harder than it should be. Heck, for some people just creating an efficient to-do list is a major achievement, and that is where today’s podcast comes in.
Our desk jobs, commuting, watching TV, and playing video games all conspire to make us sedentary and this comfortable lifestyle takes its toll. Even those of us who exercise regularly still spend much of the workday planted in a chair in front of the computer.
The solution: Reduce our sedentary behaviors to a total of just 3 hours per day and we have the potential to increase our average life expectancy by 2 years. Awesome! Right?
Guest Hero: Monica Reinagel – licensed nutritionist with a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition.
It’s Monday morning. In a surprise turn of events, you feel great! Sadly, something goes awry with the kids, or you take a little too long chatting after your sunrise yoga class, or doing your morning journalling, or spacing out on your coffee cup, and you find yourself running late. So you put your coffee in a travel mug, grab a banana and eat on the way to work. You think to yourself “at least I didn’t grab one of the crappy meal replacement bars” – you are still on track! Right?