Ben Greenfield on Striking the Ideal Balance Between Health and Performance
Voted Personal Trainer of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and recognized as the top 100 Most Influential People in Health, Ben Greenfield has helped hundreds of thousands of people lose weight and gain lean muscle mass.
In this episode, Ben talks to us about how to hack your day so that you stay fit, healthy and happy. “The goal is to strike the ideal balance between health and performance,” Greenfield tells us. “Not to throw workouts at your body until you break.”
It’s not hard to live a healthy life. The point is to transition from making unhealthy unconscious decisions to setting up your life so that you can only make healthy decisions.
“If you start If you start your morning with yoga, you won’t have to worry about whether you’re shallow breathing all day,” he says. “Likewise, If you buy a standing desk, you won’t have to worry about sitting all day long. And if you buy healthy food and eat at home, you won’t have to worry about eating junk. “
Greenfield also has a few rules for the road to making anyone’s fitness journey a lot easier and more enjoyable:
1. Enable yourself to be moving all day long, rather than thinking about the gym as the place where that happens.
2. Eat real food that is in its whole digestible form, but don’t necessarily deny the convenience of little bio-hacks like whole food powders and bars.
3. If you’re training, don’t think of your body as a noodle you’re flicking at the wall. Instead, take into account sleep, de-stressing, recovery, your posture, your happiness, gratitude, family, all the things that go above and beyond training.
4. Use technology but don’t over-rely on it and understand that your body is affected by it.