Is Cryotherapy the New Silver Bullet in Recovery?

One of the big trends emerging today is cryotherapy. Especially when it comes to recovery and fat loss, cryotherapy has shown positive effects over simple traditional cold water immersion., though it’s so new, some of the benefits have yet to be scientifically proven.

Cryotherapy is the process of hyper-cooling the body, usually as a method of recovery relative to sport and performance exercise. However, recently it has been being used as a new solution to everyday injuries, as well as relief from any inflammatory issues such as arthritis and normal joint and muscle pain.

When you undergo cryotheraphy, expect to be subject to sub zero temperatures..anywhere from -125 degrees to -200 degrees, in a highly regulated and monitored environment, for 3-5 minutes.

Purported benefits include:

  1. pain relief and muscle healing
  2. weight loss
  3. reduced inflammation
  4. brain health and dementia prevention
  5. cancer treatments
  6. reducing anxiety and depression
  7. improving skin conditions like eczema
  8. migraine treatment

However, some studies have recently came out about its effects versus normal cold water immersion therapy for recovery…which is just what it sounds like, prolonged exposure in an ice bath or sub temperature environments.

One of my favorite new age health and fitness resources is Ben Greenfield, where he does an entire podcast episode comparing the effects of cryotherapy against normal cold water or temperature immersion for both general recovery and fat loss, saying that for prolonged fat loss effects, being exposed to any cold temperatures for a prolonged period of time where the body is working to return to normal temperature will have a positive effect.

If you want to give cryotherapy a try, as an athlete or just an everyday person looking to switch up your routine, a visit can cost you anywhere from $70-$125 at a specialized clinic. Or, if you’d like to buy a tank for yourself, you’re looking at anywhere from $45k-$150k. Or…buy a house 🙂 Either way is fine!

This is just one of the methods I educate you about through my individual coaching. Want to learn more about different ways to improve your health in minutes each day on ANY schedule? Check out my coaching information HERE

Until next time!

Fatigue 101 – 3 Ways to Have More ENERGY! …without caffeine

Lack of energy? Relying on caffeine to make it through the day? Here is the 411 on fatigue and what to do for more energy!

As we get older…and busier…many things change. Am I right…or am I right? 🙂 One of these things is our energy levels. We just aren’t the same people we were when we were 10 and every minute of every day is an endless sprint of energy and playtime and freedom and fun. Our days are now filled with “adulting”…working, bills, chores, families, side hobbies, and trying to stay sane. All of which requires energy. Now we are endlessly seeking out ways to rekindle our childhood flames in order to just power through one more day. One more day of 4am wake up calls and a busy 24 hours of doing what we need to do to survive. Which, however unfortunate, is the reality for many of us. To quench this search for energy, it usually has us reaching for highly caffeinated coffee by the I-V loads. Essentially an intravenous slow drip of the chicory goodness.

But how much is TOO much?

Studies show that 400mg of caffeine is the healthy daily dose for most adults. That’s equal to about 4 cups of regularly brewed coffee. What the bags of beans normally DON’T tell you, is that if you consume this much on a regular basis, your body will build up a tolerance. Thus, you find yourself needing more and more just to feel the same effects as you used to.

What happens when you drink more than the recommended dose?

Well, you may experience symptoms such as:

  1. migraines
  2. insomnia
  3. nervousness and anxiety
  4. frequent urination
  5. irritability and restlessness
  6. elevated feelings of stress
  7. shakes and jitters
  8. adrenal fatigue – when combined with other forms of stimulants and stressors

Not to mention, caffeine consumption creates an unwanted cycle of sleeplessness. We usually consume coffee because we feel tired. But caffeine is a stimulant, so it keeps us up at night, and we are UNABLE to sleep….thus more coffee the next day while we are running on not-so-optimal 4 hours of sleep each night. See the problem?

Rest assured however, there are a few ways to dial back your reliance.

  1. Keep tabs on consumption – make a mental note to always record and keep track of how much caffeine you’re consuming. When you’re reaching your daily levels…STOP.
  2. Get better sleep – sleeping 7-9 hours of GOOD sleep each night decreases your need for caffeine and other stimulants because your body is rested and has enough energy to make it throughout the day.
  3. Cycle your sources – there are other natural forms of caffeine such as herbal teas. Try going every other day, cycling teas and coffees. This way, your body won’t build up as strong as a tolerance, and you will feel the same effects with smaller doses.

Alright…who’s ready to go attack the day now?!!? Or are you looking for some NATURAL remedies aside from caffeine, that will provide your body with endless amounts of ENERGY?! Check out 3 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Energy and Power Through Your Day!

-The Well Life Coach

 

3 Major Reasons Why People are Benefiting From Wellness Coaches!

Wellness coaching is a growing profession. Why? People are seeing the great benefits and results!

Wellness coaching just happens to be one of the fastest growing professions around today. It seems like…fortunately…everyone is getting on the wellness train! Hip hip hooray for healthy trends! But having said that, chronic conditions are still prevalent. With obesity, hypertension, and diabetes effecting 75%+ of the population, and costing upwards of $250+ billion of healthcare costs, it seems that wellness coaching still have a daunting job to do.

First off….what exactly is a wellness coach? Unlike personal trainers who just focus on fitness and nutritionists that look solely at diet, wellness coaches tend to focus on the person as a WHOLE, maximizing balance between all areas of life and wellness. Think of it as like….a Julian Michaels meets Tony Robbins. Or something.. 🙂

Wellness coaches can work in conjunction with physicians or medical clinics, or operate as an independent entity. Considering their ability to work with clients essentially anywhere, more and more people are finding benefit in and seeing great results from working with one of these coaches! Here are 3 reasons why:

  1. Accessibility and accountability – sometimes, you just need that one person to slap your hand when you reach for the last cookie in the jar. Or that extra spoonful of peanut butter…if you’re me… Think of wellness coaches, well, like an actual coach! To encourage you, teach you, motivate you, stick with you through the tough times, and be your cheerleader through the good times. Wellness coaches are like your personal health advocate, who truly hold your best interests at heart and believes enough IN you that you can accomplish whatever your goals are. Not only that, but thanks to the ole’ internet, wellness coaching can be done virtually through pretty much anywhere. I have a client in Cali who I work with via telephone, sometimes skype, and if they need guidance on an exercise move…a simple Zoom or Youtube upload tutorial (or even facetime) can knock that out pretty quickly and easily! Accessibility and accountability…2 things we ALL need.
  2. Behavior change is hard – say for example you go to the doctor and he says, “Hey, you have high blood pressure. Change your diet and your exercise routine, along with these meds, and you should see improvement. See you in 6 months.” Though he’s left you with a general overview of what to do to improve your help, the HOW to do it may still leave you quite baffled. Not to mention, be honest in how likely you are to do this with only a suggestion. Behavior change is hard. Especially for those who must undergo MAJOR behavior and lifestyle changes. And usually, physicians aren’t trained in behavior change, nor do they have the time to continuously follow up and coach a patient through their post-care protocols. Enter…the wellness coach. Wellness coaches can make deciphering this plan a lot easier, by giving you guidance on how to implement these suggestions. Not only that, wellness coaches usually have the experience to tie in mindfulness and emotional change strategies that help induce sustainable behavior change.
  3. Wellness coaches are a 1 stop shop – last bust not least, wellness coaches are like a ‘wellness class pass’ if you will. Pay a fee for access to all of their services. Not just training, not just nutrition, but some help you through other elements such as stress reduction, goal setting, time management, life balance, career transitions, relationships…essentially anything can impact an individuals wellness. Essentially they will help you make overall general better LIFESTYLE choices that will benefit you as a whole, and focus on your strengths.

Many of us have a vision of our ideal life. It could be via a business idea, career, or physical appearance. And though wellness coaches aren’t physicians, healthcare professionals or trained nutritionists or business coaches, setting goals with a wellness coach allows you to focus on your physical and mental wellness that in turn proves beneficial to your endeavors in all other areas of life. With our motivation, guidance, knowledge, training and accountability, your chances of success are much..MUCH higher.

Why It’s Important to Live Your Purpose

Do you know your purpose? Do you feel like you’re meant for more? It’s time to take action towards this! Here is why…

Listen to the audio version HERE!

In an EXTREMELY shortened version, I have discovered that MY PURPOSE is to help others find their own purposes and recognize that is possible to live a life in service to their purpose and actually MAKE MONEY doing it! Why? I went through the struggle and depression and pain of feeling unfulfilled in my life. Consistently knowing that I was meant for and CAPABLE of more continuously put stress on my life and made me desire CHANGE. Once I broke through the mental stigmas and actually made the decision to change, which resulted from a state of uncomfortability, I was able to see with clarity that it is my JOB to share this with the world.

But WHY is this IMPORTANT?

I want you to sit back and think of things that you DO NOT want in your life. Go ahead. Do it. -> What did you come up with?

Now, I want you to sit back and think of things that you DO WANT in your life. Go -> What did you come up with? Was it more difficult to name these things than it was to name what you didn’t want? Don’t worry it if was, that is super common. Why? Because the truth is, most of us do not know what we really want. Or, we are afraid to admit it because we think it is silly or impossible.

No. Just no. The first reason why knowing your purpose is important is because it provides CLARITY in your life. Many people are wandering aimlessly in monotonous lifestyles where they feel like they’re trapped in a hamster wheel, doing the same things day in and day out and accepting that this is all life is for them. Though they may want more or feel that they are meant for more, for whatever reason, they never bring this feeling into fruition. The first step to do so, is to get uncomfortable with this lifestyle to incite CHANGE, and realize that you can live your purpose once you gain CLARITY on what it is you really want. Trust me, clarity is one of if not THE most RELIEVING emotions you can feel.

Why else is knowing your purpose important? This one is more physical, but it is important because of your personal health. Wait…what? Yes. When your ideas of your life are not congruent with your current state, there is unhappiness, confusion, discouragement, discomfort, and fear. All of these negative emotions culminate into an overwhelming STRESS! And we all know what stress does to the body. Big stressors, and even a combination of smaller constant acute stressors are DETRIMENTAL to ones’ health. Don’t believe me? Well, sparing you the scientific details, do some research on the impact of stress on the body. A lot of the times when the source of this stress is unable to be recognized, because one’s life is seemingly perfect, they do a deeper dive and realize that it is because they are not living their PURPOSE. This unfulfilling feeling is wearing at them constantly and most of the time people are too afraid to take action against this.

I’m here to tell you, that it is TIME to take action. Live your PUROSE NOW! Find it, recognize it, DECIDE to pursue it, make the CHOICE to CHANGE, and begin living the life of your DREAMS NOW! Do it like there are lives at stake. Because there are. The most important life…yours.

Are You Where You Want To Be In Life?

You don’t have to be stuck doing something you aren’t passionate about. Man’s greatest journey is his search for meaning and passion in his life…it is my passion to help others realize theirs.

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For TOO many people, the answer to this question, is NO. It doesn’t matter your gender, age, marital status, current occupation, social class, or educational background, EVERYONE deserves and SHOULD have ANYTHING they want in life. And here is the secret….. you CAN!

There are so many wonderful life coaches and motivational speakers who have helped MILLIONS of people just like you create change in their lives. They preach that the first step is to create a NEW mindset that aligns with the change you want to make; which is absolutely true. However, once people leave these talks, seminars, finish their books, or finish watching their videos, though they seemingly have DECIDED to make change, still they fall short in reaching their goals because something happens. It’s because though they have all of this new knowledge, they fail to take action on what they’ve learned. They lose momentum. They get stuck. For many different reasons, they fail to move towards change or they cease the actions once things get too hard.

This was me. I was lost, discouraged, broke, unfulfilled, and ultimately lacking purpose and direction. I decided to make a change. I watched, read, listened to EVERYTHING I could in the form of motivation and self help. Many of these influential people indirectly become my mentors, and eventually I began to align my actions with my new found purpose. It was enlightening, uplifting, and FREEING.

A lot of people don’t take personal coaching seriously, because they don’t think they need it, it’s silly, or too expensive. Well what if I told you that the short term cost will be exponentially increased by the long term GAINS? What if I told you that it’s okay to ask for help, that it’s BENEFICIAL to you to seek guidance from someone who can help you solve your problems and become fulfilled and on the path to your TRUE POTENTIAL?

that is my purpose. to help you avoid all of the hard times and tough struggles that I went through to finally discover what I’m here for. whether it be general health and fitness, career progression, financial goals, relationship goals, finding purpose, or setting/reaching goals and seeing RESULTS, I can help you on the right path to achievement.

To express my deep appreciation for those of you who’ve been with me through this journey of discovery, along with my FREE initial video strategy coaching session, if you decide to let me help you, you will get 25% off each month that we are working towards your goals together.

If you want to take advantage of this, or see what it’s all about, let me know HERE. THANK YOU!

 

Why You Should Join a MASTERMIND!

Learn how joining a Mastermind can enhance your life, your business, and your MIND. Don’t know how to find one, start one! Or if not, I’ve created one for you!

The term “Mastermind” has been around for ages, but was originally coined by Napoleon Hill in his book Think and Grow Richone of my favorites. A mastermind is “The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.” Its purpose is to foster the sharing of ideas and intelligence in order to brainstorm, solve problems, and ultimately come up with solutions. It is an avenue to not only engage with other like minded individuals who share your beliefs, passions, and interests, but also a way to surround yourself with immense knowledge and ENHANCE your array of thought. It may even be a way to find a MENTOR, INVESTOR, or BUSINESS PARTNER.

According to a Forbes article, there are many reasons why joining a Mastermind is beneficial:

  1. A community of exclusivity.
  2. Advisement, mentorship, and peer to peer company.
  3. Collaboration.
  4. Network extension.
  5. Learning opportunities.
  6. Business expansion.
  7. Personal development.

You can always start your own Mastermind with people around you, friends, family, or colleagues. However, the benefit of a Mastermind these days is you don’t have to be in physical proximity to still share ideas. Gain access to limitless amounts of people by putting your Mastermind on the web.

Need help getting started? I’ve created one for you! Click here to request to join the Well Life Coaching Mastermind. I’ve created this group with the intention of spurring engaging conversations, thought, discussions, and providing a template for you to have ACCOUNTABILITY. Check out the first post for a few discussion topics to get you started! We’d LOVE to have you!

 

Success is service – a huge THANK YOU!

INTERACT with me and tell me what YOU want to read! As an entrepreneur, my goal is not success, but service. And sometimes they are a direct relationship of each other! Thank you for 200 followers! Let’s change the world together.

How many of you have heard about the importance of “the power of small wins”? As an entrepreneur, this is probably one of the most important points that you can focus on. Why? Deciding to be an entrepreneur is often a life-long dedication to nothing but FOCUSED DETERMINATION and ENDLESS WORK. And sometimes this is a draining, and often discouraging endeavor. As an entrepreneur, you’ve got to focus on and value the small wins, or small successes that you achieve, for that will provide motivation and a re-energizing of your determination and drive. For me, being a health and wellness entrepreneur, I choose to share this information for the free benefit of everyone who comes in contact with it. And to me, causing even 1 person to learn something new, or make a beneficial change in their lives is a HUGE win.

This morning, I woke up to 200 followers to this blog. I hope this means that people are finding value in the information I’m putting out there. In an effort to increase this even further….I want YOU to write me and let me know what YOU want to hear or read about. LET’S HEAR IT! And on top of that….a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who chooses to contribute to my goal of changing the world by bringing out the BEST in everyone. Let’s keep adventuring to this optimal goal TOGETHER! ❤