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The HERO Podcast: Healthy Living, Habits, Mindfulness & Movement

Join Luke Jones - Online Content Creator, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach and Movement Geek - as he explores and shares ideas in healthy living, mindfulness and human performance. Whether you’re looking to eat a healthier diet, hone your movement skills, develop real-world functional fitness, build a regular mindfulness meditation practice, carve out the career of your dreams, or simply LIVE BETTER - the HERO Podcast is about providing you with the tools and habits you need to reach your goals and start living the life you’ve always wanted to live. Through weekly ponderings, essays and interviews, the goal is to help you bridge that gap between having a plan and taking action. Ultimately, to help you unlock your potential and unleash your inner HERO. Topics span the whole spectrum of healthy living and lifestyle design, including but not limited to: bodyweight fitness, mindful movement, building muscle, fat loss, martial arts, plant based nutrition, vegan eating, primal living, healthy habits, minimalism, meditation, mindfulness, entrepreneurship, creativity, productivity, and pretty much everything in between. For show notes, free resources, eBooks, coaching and more, head to: http://herohealthroom.com/heropodcast ---
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Mar 20, 2017

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

- J.K. Rowling - 

 

Chore vs Choice

How many times throughout the day do you view something as a chore?

You can include the common ones like doing the washing, cleaning your room, going shopping... But how about your meditation practice? Or going to the gym? Or preparing homemade meals? Or finishing off that piece of work?

It's easy to forget that most of the things that we fill our day with, most of the habits and routines we partake in - we choose to do them. Sure, they may slip into autopilot mode sometimes. But at some point down the line, we made the conscious decision to make time for that activity.

If we're not careful, it's easy to slip into that chore mindset - that we 'have' to do this, and 'have' to do that.

But what if we were able to step away from that line of thinking? What if we were able to be more present in everything that we do, to truly see those things for what they are? To embrace the things that we can't change? And to let go of the habits that are not serving us in order to make more room for the things that do?

What we cover in this week's episode of The HERO Podcast: 

  • One of the main contributors towards chronic stress and failed habit changes - viewing your choices as chores.
  • The main reasons why we fall into the chore mindset, and how this way of thinking can negatively impact our quality of life.
  • Three simple tactics for switching towards the choice mindset and taking back control.

 

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Mar 13, 2017

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."

- Henry David Thoreau - 

 

Building the foundations of strength and mobility

I used to be one of those guys:

“Go hard or go home”.

High intensity and volume was the name of the game. But despite eating right and training multiple times per week, it left me with nothing to show for. Before long, I would be injured and/or feeling exhausted, and subsequently could never string together enough consistent training to meet my goals.

So I dialed things way back, reaped the rewards, and that’s what my current training program is all about.

Sustainability vs short term gains. Consistency vs carelessness. Back to basics. 

Using the structure I’m about to outline this week on The HERO Podcast , I’ve been able to build a regular movement practice without the nagging injuries and constant setbacks.

One that’s provided me with a solid base of strength and mobility that transfers over to everyday life.

And the best part?

It leaves me feeling fresh.

I’m no longer sore for days after a workout or grouchy 24/7. I have the space to be more present in everyday life, and the time to work on other goals - both related and non-related to movement.

I hope that if you decide to give it a go, it's able to do the same for you too.

 

What we cover in this week's episode of The HERO Podcast: 

  • Why so many workout programs are unsustainable and often lead to overtraining, injury and burnout.
  • How to build a solid base of strength and mobility that makes you a more well-rounded athlete, and more capable human being.
  • How to apply the minimum effective does to your strength training, to maximize the time and energy you have to focus on other goals.
Mar 6, 2017

"Never give up on what you want the most, for what you want today."

Neil Maxwell

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What does it really take to craft a lean physique?

Does it mean spending hours in the gym, several times a week? Downing a bucket load of supplements each morning that cost an arm and a leg? Waking up every hour on the hour in the night to eat unseasoned chicken breasts?

If your life is fitness, then maybe.

Hugh Jackman reportedly did most or all of the above in getting ready to play Wolverine.

But if you're an average Joe or Jane wanting to simply look, feel and move a little better, all of the above aren't necessary (despite what many of those health and fitness magazines will have you believe).

Yes - moving well and crafting a body that you feel comfortable in no doubt takes a degree of hard work, dedication and patience.

But it doesn't have to consume every hour of your life if you don't want it to.

With that in mind, in this week's episode of The HERO Podcast, Jay Kim shares exactly how he was able to hack his fitness and transform his life (and how you can too).

 

What we cover in this week's episode of The HERO Podcast: 

  • The two biggest mistakes people make when they're looking to lose weight - and how you can avoid them.
  • The one simple (but immensely effective) diet principle you can introduce today to improve your body composition.
  • How to sleep like a baby and recover properly from your workouts to reap the rewards of your efforts.
  • Jay's top tips for entrepreneurial success, his favourite productivity tools, and much much more.

Shownotes, bonus resources and more at herohealthroom.com

Mar 1, 2017

"Never give up on what you want the most, for what you want today."

Neil Maxwell

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What does it really take to craft a lean physique?

Does it mean spending hours in the gym, several times a week? Downing a bucket load of supplements each morning that cost an arm and a leg? Waking up every hour on the hour in the night to eat unseasoned chicken breasts?

If your life is fitness, then maybe.

Hugh Jackman reportedly did most or all of the above in getting ready to play Wolverine.

But if you're an average Joe or Jane wanting to simply look, feel and move a little better, all of the above aren't necessary (despite what many of those health and fitness magazines will have you believe).

Yes - moving well and crafting a body that you feel comfortable in no doubt takes a degree of hard work, dedication and patience.

But it doesn't have to consume every hour of your life if you don't want it to.

With that in mind, in this week's episode of The HERO Podcast, Jay Kim shares exactly how he was able to hack his fitness and transform his life (and how you can too).

What we cover in this week's episode of The HERO Podcast: 

  • The two biggest mistakes people make when they're looking to lose weight - and how you can avoid them.
  • The one simple (but immensely effective) diet principle you can introduce today to improve your body composition.
  • How to sleep like a baby and recover properly from your workouts to reap the rewards of your efforts.
  • Jay's top tips for entrepreneurial success, his favourite productivity tools, and much much more.
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