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Welcome back to part 2 of our interview with Anders Varner- fitness guru, host of the Barbell Shrugged Podcast & Director of Media at the Shrugged Collective. In this episode, you’ll hear Anders talk about: How he’s learned to open up in communication, rather than having small talk over and over Why he believes having conversations with real substance is rare The wave of mental health - particularly behavioral health within physical health Keeping important things/people in your life Being okay with breaking up or saying goodbye to people or routines that no longer serve you To learn more about Anders, visit andersvarner.com & shruggedcollective.com Instagram: @andersvarner Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit www.alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

The days are getting longer which means we’re gearing up to spring forward into a new time change! And while more hours of daylight are typically a collective “yay!”, losing an hour of sleep on March 10th can negatively impact our circadian rhythm and cause stress to our mental and physical health.   The good news is that you can minimize the health implications of the time change by working with your circadian rhythm.  This means taking a look at your lifestyle and behaviors, making modifications, and utilizing a few easy tools that I have listed below. Prioritizing sleep is essential for our health and without restful, adequate sleep, our risks for illness and disease increase tremendously. Sleep is an invaluable piece of a healthy human, so follow a few of these tips and set yourself up for a healthy transition into longer days and summer nights. Better yet, use them year round if you want to really bulletproof your nighttime routine.   For the week leading up to the time change, begin your nighttime routine one hour earlier. You can set yourself up for success by starting your nighttime routine after dinner or earlier to avoid over stimulating your mind and body before bedtime. Change into comfortable clothes that you don’t mind sleeping in as soon as you know you’re in for the evening.  Wash your face, take out your contacts, and brush/floss your teeth as soon as dinner is over and the dishes are put away. This not only will help in your routine, but it also signifies that eating is done for the day and will help those who struggle with nighttime cravings.   Set a reasonable bedtime and be consistent, no exceptions. Know yourself and recognize how many hours of sleep you actually need to function optimally the next day. Think maximum, not minimum and know that everybody’s sleep needs are different. No matter your bedtime, the importance is your consistency. The bedtime app on the iPhone is a perfect addition to creating a regular bedtime! (Android has several similar apps).   Listen to a meditation app, podcast or an audio book you’ve already read. This will allow your mind to relax knowing you aren’t missing any new or valuable material. If you aren’t a podcast fan or a book-on-audio listener, try listening to a meditation app like Head Space. The narrator has a very calm and soothing voice that puts me to sleep just thinking about it.

Today on The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re chatting with Anders Varner- fitness guru, host of the Barbell Shrugged Podcast & Director of Media at the Shrugged Collective. In this episode, you’ll hear Anders talk about: His story about getting into the fitness industry and opening a gym His constant state of learning regarding his body and fitness His transition from the gym world into different media platforms Why figuring out what makes you happy and works best for your lifestyle is key when developing a health and fitness plan Training for longevity Stay tuned to hear more from Anders in Part 2 of this episode coming your way next week! To learn more about Anders, visit andersvarner.com & shruggedcollective.com Instagram: @andersvarner Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit www.alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re chatting with special guest and former comedian, Tom Naughton, the creator of the movies Fat Head and Fat Head Kids. In this episode, we discuss: What Tom wishes he knew when he was younger about nutrition Simplifying nutrition so everyone can understand it His movies: Fat Heads and Fat Head Kids Learning your own bodies individuality – not all starships are programmed the same Tom’s simple tips for everyone How nutrition became his hobby How he approaches diet and health with his family For more on Tom and Fat Head Kids, visit http://www.fathead-movie.com Check out Fat Head Kids the movie and Fat Head Kids the book on Amazon Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit www.alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

Today on The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re chatting all about America’s opioid crisis and how these highly addictive drugs are affecting are physical and mental health. We share alarming statics as well as highlights from the most up to date research that compares opioid pain relief to alternative strategies for pain management. Additionally, we discuss: - Opioid versus non-opioid treatment - Alternatives solutions to opioids - Healthy changes to your diet that can reduce pain - Chiropractic approach to pain management - Importance of supplementation - Dopamine vs. serotonin - Short-term pleasure vs. long-term happiness Pain Therapy Journal June 2018 – “A brief history of the opioid epidemic and strategies for pain management” Mark Jones Journal of American Medical Association Mar 2018 – “Effective opioid versus non opioid medications on pain related function in patients with chronic back pain, hip pain, or knee osteoarthritis.” EE KrebsVitamins for a healthy supplementation: vitamin d3, magnesium (malate), fish oil, selenium, multivitamin without copper, probiotic/prebiotic, & vitamin K2 **Always speak to your doctor or healthcare provider before consuming supplementation. We recommend purchasing supplements directly from your health care provider or from the manufacturers themselves. Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit www.alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife