30 – Nineteen Ways to Get Into Shape For The Summer – Part 2

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastApril 24, 2014 – Episode 30 – Summer is quickly approaching and Dr. Dave and Yoko  continue with the list of things that  you need to do to get into your best shape ever for this summer. It is interesting how this episode unfolds. Lots of motivation!
 
MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #30:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!
 
19 WAYS TO GET IN SHAPE FOR THE SUMMER – PART 2
Listen to the great information and conversations with Dr. Dave and Yoko today. They discussed so many great healthy things and even re-capped some of last week’s tips and how they are already resonating and changing lives. This episode is jam-packed with fantastic motivation! It is a MUST LISTEN!
 
FROM LAST WEEK = #2 KEEP A FOOD JOURNAL
Dr. Dave recommended on last week’s show to keep a food journal so you are aware of really what you are eating and how it contributing to your health plan. Dr. Dave’s wife Yoko has just started keeping a food journal. She has had good success. She found on the days she kept a food journal, she ate better. She found it very helpful and motivating.
 
Melissa, another listener, was inspired in the past week to get a free app for her iphone called My Fitness Pal ( http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ ) to record her food consumption and calories consumed + her workouts and calories burned. Melissa loves seeing the numbers. She was constantly saying to herself, “Should I eat this? Maybe I should workout longer to burn off some things I already ate or that glass of wine or beer I want tonight?” In just one week of keeping a food journal (on her phone) like Dr. Dave recommended she lost 1.6 pounds!
 
#11 EAT BREAKFAST, EAT BREAKFAST, EAT BREAKFAST!
There is a saying about breakfast: “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like Prince, Dinner like a Pauper.” 25% of people in North America do NOT eat breakfast! This is a horrible mistake! You probably haven’t eaten for 10-12 hours and your body needs its blood sugar levels back up. If you skip breakfast, your body gets desperate at around 10-11am and you will grab a high sugar snack fast like a donut or candy bar – which is just horrible for you. Eat within 30-60 minutes of getting up and make it healthy. Be sure to include a healthy protein like an egg or two and meat or vegetarian sausage. Also, include a little bit of fruit or fruit juice. Have one slice wonderful whole grain, quinoa, or gluten-free bread. Also, take TIME to eat this meal. Do not rush this or eat walking around!
 
#12 DRINK WATER, DRINK WATER, DRINK WATER!
Our bodies are mostly water! You need to constantly be replenishing your water with filtered, fresh, spring water. Even if it is difficult for you – you must make yourself. Once you get going, your body will get used to it. Some people have found it useful to drink water at room temperature, other people like to drink ice water, and others put in a little lemon or lime to help. Some people have found great success just simply using a straw! If you don’t drink ANY water, start with 3-4 glasses a day over the next week. Then, each week add one glass of water until you reach 7-8-9-10 – depending on what your body needs, how much you work out, and the weather.
 
PART #3 – TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK – #13 THROUGH #19 NEXT WEEK
This show was so action packed with great information, feedback, caller questions, and super motivation. Dr. Dave and Yoko need another week to give you next set of awesome getting ready for summer tips! This is a lifestyle and these are changes and modifications you make right now and right away!
 
CALLER QUESTION OF THE SHOW
Angie Christine wrote in to the show asking about Dr. Dave’s magical 4 miles daily. Dr. Dave believes when you walk 4 miles, especially outside, it will change your life. You feel things happen to your body – you feel stronger, your metabolism gets better, you lose weight, you look better, you feel better, you tighten and tone. Well, Angie wanted to know if you need to do all 4 miles at the same time or can you break it up throughout the day. Dr. Dave’s answer is the best way is the straight 4 miles to get the full benefits from fat burning to stress release. If you absolutely cannot do 4 in a row, then by all means break it up vs. do nothing! But when you can, plan your workouts each day or even on Sunday night for the week – then plan your week around your workouts. ONE hour is only 4% of your day! Don’t you deserve 4% of your day just for YOU! It will make all aspects of your life better as a result too!
 
TEA OF THE SHOW
Dr. Dave and Yoko are
drinking lovely, sharp, fresh Spot organic white tea on this week’s show. Spot Tea originates from organic tea farmland located in the beautiful Zhejiang Province, South-eastern China. For more information on Spot Tea:   http://www.spotorganic.com/index.html
 
REFERRAL CONTEST
There are still a few days left for Dr. Dave’s April Referral Contest! Don’t Miss Out! April’s contest is a $100 giftcard for Starbucks or Amazon for whomever shares Dr. Dave’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage the most will win!
 
CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
“Thank you so much for listening! The show is literally downloaded by thousands and thousands each week now. I so appreciate you listening and sharing this show with your family and friends. I love to help people live a healthier life!” says Dr. Dave.
 
Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. You also can email Dr. Dave right at rundrdave@gmail.com too!
 
Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.
 
*Dr. Dave also has a Facebook page for the show:http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!

 

 

29 – Nineteen Ways to Get Into Shape For The Summer – Part 1

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastApril 17, 2014 – Episode 29 – Summer is quickly approaching and Dr. Dave reveals ten things (out of nineteen) that  you need to do to get into your best shape ever for this summer. Yoko is on the show and she gives her opinions as well!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #29:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

19 WAYS TO GET IN SHAPE FOR THE SUMMER – PART 1

#1 TAKE CONTROL – WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS
What are your goals? Write them down! Do you want to accomplish this summer? Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to be stronger? Do you want to look good in your bathing suit? Do you want stronger abs? Are you trying to firm up? Do you want to run a 5K at the start of the summer and a 10K at the end of summer? Whatever it is; figure it out; write it down!

#2 KEEP A FOOD DIARY
Keeping a food diary really helps when you are focused on weight loss. In a recent study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, those that were on a weight loss program of any sort, lost twice as much weight as others on the same program. Yoko also had a great idea of also writing down how you are feeling. Your diet could provide clues to how to feel healthier and more energized. This is can make a huge difference in what you are eating or how you are eating when you are aware of what you are putting in your mouth. So many people are not aware of what they are eating or how much as it is just so automatic.

#3 BUY A NEW PAIR OF WORKOUT SHOES
Decide what you want to do and get the matching shoes. You can get walking shoes or running shoes. You need a decent pair of shoes to make your fitness plan a success. Don’t grab any old shoes you have had laying around. Get a nice good pair of shoes from a good running store with a knowledgeable clerk that can fit you properly and get the right shoe for your intended activity. The magic number Dr. Dave has found is 4 miles a day – this could be walking, jogging, running, or a combination. You really need to put in that distance to make a positive and noticeable difference in your life. Listen to how even Dr. Dave got a proper fitting by Bobby Green at Jacksonville Running Company and how he was in the wrong size by 1.5 sizes. More info about this great store: http://www.jacksonvillerunningcompany.

#4 CONTROL YOUR PORTIONS
Throw out those big plates – those big 10-12 inch plates. Switch to your medium 6-9 inch plates. One time, one serving. Yoko also follows a theory where you only eat until you are 80% full so your brain can catch up to know you are full. Yoko also eats slow and takes time with meals and enjoying the company you have and talk a little bit, drink a little bit, eat a little bit and repeat. Dr. Dave admits he needs to slow down more and not eat so fast!

#5 FIT FITNESS IN THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY
There are all these little things you can do all day long to live a healthier fitter life. You can park your car further away in parking lots, you can take the stairs, you can sprint to your mailbox to get the mail! Can you do some squats while loading in the laundry or gardening? Can you do a set of push ups, or a wall sit, or plank for a few minutes?  It is not just planned exercise and going to the gym. Think of what else you can do in little snippets throughout the day to build in more fitness.

#6 MOVE MORE
Some people put on pedometer on their belts or use an app on their phone to track how many steps they take. 10,000 daily steps is the goal to better fitness and health. Dr. Dave also straps on a 40 pound backpack to gain greater health and fitness and get him in good shape for the hiking season. At first 40 pounds seemed like a lot, and now Dr. Dave is used to it!

#7 RUN
Dr. Dave has run for 35 years and Yoko has been running for past 10 years. Yoko and Dr. Dave love to run – from short distances to marathons. Running is amazing and it doesn’t matter how fast or slow you go. It will get you in great shape. You can also do a combination of running and walking alternating it. Dr. Dave and Yoko have a race coming up in May in San Francisco called The Bay to Breakers Sunday May 18th. It is a fun 12K race where people dress up in costumes. If you are going to do this race, be sure to email Dr. Dave so you can connect! More info on this race: http://www.baytobreakers.com

#8 EAT MORE OF THESE FOODS!
Stay away from the junk and the stuff that is just not good for you. Eat more of these foods: almonds, almond butter, fresh fruit, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, avocado, kale, brussel sprouts, snow peas, black beans, kidney beans, chick peas, all kinds of good vegetables and fruits.
 
Note: Fruit is not a good night time snack because of the sugar content right before bed. Fruit is a great with breakfast or your mid-morning snack.
 
Note: Carrots and strawberries are best eaten organic. Eat organic when you can. Some items do not matter organic and some absolutely do. The Environmental Working Group keeps a list the top fruits and veggies that have the most pesticides. It is a great list and site to check out: http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary.php.
 
#9 EAT AND DRINK LESS OF THESE THINGS!
Alcohol is one of the categories we should all really limit. Soft drinks should absolutely be eliminated! It is absolute crap! There is no nutritional value or benefit to soft drinks. Eliminate white bread, white flour, and anything white other than maybe white fish and cauliflower. Chips are not healthy. Sometimes organic corn chips and Dr. Dave and Yoko do eat root and vegetable chips like cassava chips. They enjoy Crisp Root cassava chips and just got 5 more bags: http://www.crisproot.com/faq/.
 
#10 TAKE UP SOME YOGA – ADD SOME YOGA TO YOUR LIFE!
Yoga is amazing and can benefit your life in every way! Dr. Dave and Yoko have their yoga instructor come to their house every Monday night to teach them yoga, breathing, stretching, and being mindful. Yoga is a way of life! On episode #15 Dr. Dave had Sandy, their yoga master, as a guest on the show to introduce you to yoga and meditation. Give it a listen: https://www.davidmadow.com/15-final/. Yoga will get you looking and feeling better!
 
TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK!
Come back to listen to #11 through #19 tips to get in shape this summer on next week’s show. Dr. Dave is going to get you in shape and ready for this summer! You are going to look better and feel better! Go ahead and get started on these first 10 steps!
 
TEA OF THE SHOW
Yoko is drinking Numi Organic Jasmine Green Tea tonight. Yoko and Dr. Dave discovered this tea while they were in Colorado this ski season. For more information on this fantastic tea, check out http://www.numitea.com.
 
REFERRAL CONTEST
April’s contest is a $100 giftcard for Starbucks or Amazon for whomever shares Dr. Dave’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage the most will win!
 
iTUNES REVIEW
If you enjoyed today’s show, it would be fantastic if you would give your feedback on iTunes. It really helps Dr. Dave to know if you enjoy the show and tell others what you think on the iTunes board. What do you like about the show? Has it helped you with any aspect of your life, health, or fitness?https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/slice-your-age-in-half-dr./id722529152?mt=2

CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
“Thank you so much for listening! The show is literally downloaded by thousands and thousands each week now. I so appreciate you listening and sharing this show with your family and friends. I love to help people live a healthier life!” says Dr. Dave.

Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. You also can email Dr. Dave right at rundrdave@gmail.com too!

Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.

*Dr. Dave also has a Facebook page for the show:http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!

 

28 – Should We Go Vegan?

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastApril 10, 2014 – Episode 28 – Sandy is on the show discussing with Dr. Dave and Yoko what’s it like to be vegan and what her opinion is as to whether Dave and Yoko should go vegan or not! Other topics are discussed as well, including meal replacement shakes, throwing trash out of car windows, and happiness!
 
MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #28:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!
 
SHOULD WE GO VEGAN?
Sandy is a guest with Dr. Dave and Yoko today and is a vegan and a vegan expert. Sandy encourages you to google some research on a plant based diet vs. an animal based diet. Sandy is also very moved also by how animals harvested for consumption are treated too. You can also watch a movie on Netflix called “Forks over Knives” to give you some scientific background information on veganism.
 
ANIMAL TESTING
More and more large companies have stopped doing testing on animals for skin and beauty products. There is an app that you can load onto your phone and then scan the product and see if they do animal testing. More Information: http://www.buycott.com/. Support companies and businesses that have your same values.
 
COOKING AND EATING
Dr. Dave and Yoko use Olive Oil and Butter for cooking and accenting dishes. Even though butter is not vegan, Dr. Dave thinks that both butter and olive oil are healthy options as part of your diet.
 
WE TAKE MORE THAN NECESSARY
Sandy sparked a conversation with Dr. Dave and Yoko about how are we taking more than what is necessary on this Earth. This does have a negative impact from buying more than we need, to the choices we make for the environment, and what we wear, and what we eat. Tune in for this interesting conversation.
 
ANIMAL CONSUMPTION STRESSES THE ENVIRONMENT
Does eating meat take a toll on the environment? Yes it does. Not only all the grains feed to livestock, but the entire energy expended to have livestock and process them for human consumption has quite a toll on our environment. More Information: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meat-and-environment/
 
LEARN AND BE EDUCATED
Everyone has choice and options. Dr. Dave’s goal is give you more information and education to live healthier lives. There is quite a range on the spectrum of health. It is good to have more information to help you make better choices. Maybe you make a small change or a big change in how you eat. Maybe you eat vegan or vegetarian one day week or you go all out and go vegetarian / vegan for a full 30 days to really try it out?
 
LISTENER QUESTION OF THE SHOW – DAWN PATRICK
Superfan Dawn had a question for Dr. Dave: “Dr. Dave, I am a late night snacker. What can I do about this?” Dr. Dave said if you must eat at night, make it a good healthy choice. Stay away from sweets and carbs. Try some cheese and nuts, some hummus, or almond butter. Also, make sure that you are not under eating earlier and having a good dinner.
 
TEA OF THE SHOW
Taste of Inspirations 100% Organic Chamomile tea. It is 100% Organic, Golden Chamomile, Smooth and Buttery Herbal Blend Tea. Dr. Dave is enjoying this tea during today’s show.
 
NUTRITIONAL SHAKES
Dr. Dave has been trying out different juicing, smoothies, protein shakes, meal replacement shakes. He is doing the research to find the best options to accent your eating and get you more nutrition easily. He will let you know his progress and results as they come about. Stay Tuned!
 
REFERRAL CONTEST
April’s contest is a $100 giftcard for Starbucks or Amazon for whomever shares Dr. Dave’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage the most will win!
 
iTUNES REVIEW
If you enjoyed today’s show, it would be fantastic if you would give your feedback on iTunes. It really helps Dr. Dave to know if you enjoy the show and tell others what you think on the iTunes board. What do you like about the show? Has it helped you with any aspect of your life, health, or fitness? https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/slice-your-age-in-half-dr./id722529152?mt=2
 
CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
“Thank you so much for listening! The show is literally downloaded by thousands and thousands each week now. I so appreciate you listening and sharing this show with your family and friends. I love to help people live a healthier life!” says Dr. Dave.
 
Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. You also can email Dr. Dave right at rundrdave@gmail.com too!
 
Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.
 
*Dr. Dave also has a Facebook page for the show:http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!
 

27 – Thirteen Things You Must Give Up NOW to Be Happier!

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastApril 3, 2014 – Episode 27 – There are definitely things bogging you down! Drop these thirteen things from your life right now and true happiness is guaranteed. A great episode recorded from the Reisterstown, Maryland studio. Yoko is on as a guest again to help you!
 
MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #27:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!
 
SHOUT OUT AND THANK YOU TO THE UK LISTENERS
In the month of March this year, we had a record number of UK listeners! Thank you so much for your listens, likes, tweets, and comments!
 
13 THINGS YOU MUST GIVE UP NOW TO BE HAPPIER
 
#1  GIVE UP ON CARING WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF YOU
What does it matter what other people think of you? It is your life! You have got to let go of what other people think of you. If you are happy with your life and your choices, be happy
 
#2  GIVE UP PLEASING EVERYONE
You cannot please everybody and it is not worth trying! If you are pleasing everyone else, you may end up not pleasing you. You cannot live your life for others, your parents, your boss. All to a point, all with boundaries.
 
#3  GIVE UP PARTICIPATING IN GOSSIP
It is poisonous to talk bad about people and talking behind their back. It is not doing your life any good. When you hear someone gossip, don’t you think they are not happy? If you have this habit, you need to stop this right away.
 
#4  QUIT WORRYING
How does worrying about something help you? Figure out a solution. What is the problem? What are some ways you can solve this problem? Is it out of your control and there is nothing you can do about it?
 
#5  GIVE UP YOUR PAST
We all have a past. We all have done things we wish we hadn’t. We cannot go back and change it. It is done and over for it. “Appreciate what happened and the lessons you learned,” said Yoko. It has made you a better person and allowing you to live the life you are living. Also, give up the anger that goes with past issues. Anger is toxic! Listen to Dr. Dave and Yoko talk about letting go of your past and anger on the show.
 
#6  GIVE UP SPENDING MONEY ON THINGS YOU DON’T NEED
Buying things will not make you truly happy on the inside. These things could be clothes, cars, or houses that you do not need or cannot afford. Buying something may give you a temporary high, but it is not going to create real happiness inside. In fact, if you cannot afford it, now it can add to your stress and worry.
 
#7  GIVE UP YOUR NEED FOR CONTROL OF OTHER PEOPLE
So many people need they need to be in control of everyone and everything all the time. They want to control their surroundings and even the people in their lives. It will not add to your happiness. Take control of your own life and how you live it.
 
#8  GIVE UP COMPLAINING
People seem to be complaining 24/7 on social media and in real life! People who complain do not seem to be happy with themselves and their lives. Complaining doesn’t help anything! You have to make the best of things.
 
#9  GIVE UP YOUR NEED TO IMPRESS OTHERS
So many people try to impress others with flashy clothes and cars. “Impress yourself!” says Yoko. “Have confidence in yourself!” says Dr. Dave. Your self-esteem should not come from things or what others may think about if you have a $600 purse, a $60,000 car, or a $600,000 house. You need to live the life you want and have the things you can afford and within your means.
 
#10  STOP WORKING TOO HARD
Working hard is respectable, but are you putting off living your life to work around the clock. Are you making enough time for family, relaxation, vacations, travel, and hobbies? Don’t always be working for promises of tomorrow. Tomorrow may never come.
 
#11  STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS
Why are you comparing yourself to your neighbors or colleagues? There will always be people that have more and always be people who have more. Be grateful and enjoy what you have. Do not have envy for what others have. This resentment can be toxic in your life. Be positive on who you are and what you bring to this world. Listen to Dr. Dave and Yoko talk about how you can change your ideas and beliefs.
 
#12  STOP IGNORING YOUR BODY’S NEEDS
Your body is telling you all the time what you need. Are you eating well? Are you working out? Do you need rest? Do you need more sleep? You KNOW what you need to do. Stop ignoring what your body is telling you. “You know in your heart what your body is telling you! Listen!”, says Dr. Dave.
 
#13  STOP GIVING UP ON YOUR DREAMS TOO SOON
Everyone have dreams and goals. If it doesn’t happen right away or fast enough, people often give up on them. Keep working towards them! Never Quit! You can take small steps or big steps, but keep moving forward.
 
TEA OF THE SHOW
Dr. Dave and Yoko are drinking a very lovely special green tea from their trip to Japan recently. It is 100% Japanese green leaf tea.
 
ENERGY BAR OF THE SHOW
Dr. Dave tried a new energy bar in Colorado and found one that was great, healthy, gluten-free, no GMOs. It has good protein, tasted fantastic, and gave Dr. Dave good energy while skiing on the slopes this month.  He really enjoyed the the NuGo Dark bar  real dark chocolate and really delicious: http://store.nugonutrition.com/category/dark.html
 
LISTENER QUESTION OF THE SHOW – PRE-RACE HYDRATION
A listener named PainlessFly on Facebook asked about pre-race hydration. Drink a decent amount of water before an event. We also stay away from alcohol, coffee, and caffeinated beverages before a race. So, it is two parts – hydrate and don’t drink things that will dehydrate you. Also, be sure to re-hydrate after your race too!
REFERRAL CONTEST
April’s contest is a $100 giftcard for Starbucks or Amazon for whomever shares Dr. Dave’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage the most will win!
 
CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
“Thank you so much for listening! The show is literally downloaded by thousands and thousands each week now. I so appreciate you listening and sharing this show with your family and friends. I love to help people live a healthier life!” says Dr. Dave.
 
Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.
 
*Dr. Dave also has a Facebook page for the show: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!
 

26 – What’s So Great About a Marathon?

 

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastMarch 27, 2014 – Episode 26 – Since this is episode #26, Dave wanted to answer the question “What is so great about a marathon?  (The reason is because a marathon is 26.2 miles!) This is Dave’s last episode from Colorado for the season. He and his wife Yoko answer a great listener’s question and then get into the marathon thing! This is definitely an episode that you will enjoy!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #26:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT RUNNING A MARATHON?!?

GET STARTED RUNNING – A CHEERLEADER HELPS
Dr. Dave motivated Yoko to start running even though she could not even run one mile! Dr. Dave signed her up for a race. So, Yoko started going outside and running a little bit each day. Dr. Dave always had something nice to say each day no matter how little or how much she ran. It is so great to have a partner and cheerleader on your side to encourage you. Who is your cheerleader? Can you be a cheerleader for someone? Can you be cheerleaders for each other?

YOUR FIRST MARATHON
Can you dedicate a reason for your first marathon? Can you celebrate your 30th or 35th or 40th birthday with a marathon race? Yoko’s first marathon she ran with Dr. Dave in dedication to Dr. Dave’s grandmother who had recently passed away. Listen to Yoko talk about her very first marathon from start to finish and the struggle from mile 20 until the very end. “A marathon is an extremely emotional experience,” says Dr. Dave. After 20 miles, Yoko was crying in her sunglasses and wasn’t sure if she could finish. Listen to her story and see if she finished!

RUNNING MARATHONS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
“In my mind, I thought a marathon was impossible,” said Yoko. Once you change your mind and your belief and accomplish such an amazing goal, your body is not only change, but your mind is changed forever. You now have stretched your beliefs to accomplish more than you previous thought you could. Marathons stretch your minds and beliefs! You now start smashing through your disbeliefs and accomplishing more in every area of your life.

IT IS NEVER TOO LATE
It is never too late to start running, to start training, to run your first marathon! Dr. Dave and Yoko see people of all ages and ability on the courses. These people are so inspiring and can even bring you to tears. Your speed doesn’t matter because there will always be faster than you as there will be people slower than you. A marathon is about so much more than running!

BLOG OF THE DAY – LINDSAY SANDERS RUNNING BLOG
“So here I am on the tail end of training for my first marathon. It has been an incredible experience. So much so that I decided to document it in a blog, primarily to remember this time in my life, share it with my son someday, and share it today with friends and family who have supported me through my runs the last two years. Secondarily, if it ever reached anyone else and inspired them in some sort of way that would be the cherry on top of this journey.” ~Lindsay Dr. Dave recommends Lindsay’s blog to be inspired to get running, run a race, even run a marathon. Check it out: http://lindsaysmiles.wordpress.com/

LISTENER QUESTION OF THE DAY – HOW TO DEAL WITH CRAVINGS
Lori writes into the show asking how can she get back on track again to living a more healthier life like she was only 2 years ago. First, get rid of it all! Get it out of your house. Start immediately replacing all the junk and crap with healthier options. Drink more water and more tea. Stop eating sugary non-nutritious foods. Also, all of us have an energy flow to our bodies. If your energy is blocked or in the wrong direction this greatly affects what you eat. Listen to Dr. Dave and his wife Yoko, a registered massage therapist talk about how energy flow is influencing your life! Also, Yoko has a secret way to change your body’s energy; so be sure to listen to their discussion.

Yoko talked about the cycle of the body, especially a woman’s body and particular cravings you can get just right before your period. Many women experiences this 2-4 days before their periods and many women indulge in some sweet or salty things at this time. Consider a variety of healthier options. If you do need to eat ice cream at this time, chose the best ice cream or sweets you can afford or make it yourself. Don’t have any artificial items, colors, or flavors if you do need to indulge.

TEA OF DAY
Honey Lemon Green Tea Verbena with Ginseng and Herbs by Private Selection. This is actually one of Kroger Grocery Store’s private label teas. Here is a link to the tea: http://grocery.kroger.com/pd/category/Grocery/Beverages/Tea/Green/1152

FACEBOOK PAGE CONTEST
If you like Dr. Dave’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage and you are entered in this contest to win a $25 giftcard for Starbucks or Amazon. And if you also SHARE this page with your family and friends, you will get a 2ndentry to this contest.

CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
“Thank you so much for listening! The show is literally downloaded by thousands and thousands each week now. I so appreciate you listening and sharing this show with your family and friends. I love to help people live a healthier life!” says Dr. Dave.

Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.

*Dr. Dave also has a BRAND NEW Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!

25 – Seventeen Life Secrets Never Before Revealed – Part 2

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastMarch 20, 2014 – Episode 25 – Recording from Colorado, Dave and his wife Yoko continue with life secrets 11-17 never before revealed! And there was a bonus #18 as well!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #25:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

DR. DAVE’S 17 LIFE SECRETS REVEALED! (Part #2)

SECRETS 1-10 ARE RECORDED ON SHOW #24
If you haven’t already listened to Dr. Dave and his wife Yoko talk about the first 10 secrets, listen here https://www.davidmadow.com/24/. Even if you have listened already, listen again!

SECRET #11 – GET WEEKLY MASSAGES
Dr. Dave has been getting massages for years and his wife Yoko is a massage therapist. It is a fantastic experience that you will not regret and want to make it part of your regular routine. It is great for relaxation, stress, and take care of your muscle pains and aches. If you don’t have a massage therapist already, ask your friends and family for a referral of a massage therapist that they have gone to and have had a good experience.

SECRET #12 – CREATE A VISION BOARD
Dr. Dave got a big black piece of foam core board from an office supply store. Now cut out pictures and phrases that represent your goals. You can just glue them on with a regular glue stick. You can put on financial goals, fitness goals, even a scale with your goal weight. Then look at this board every single day. Have it in an area where you will see it often. You can keep adding to it. You can make a new one each month, each quarter, each season, each year. Turn your goals into a visual element that your eyes, mind, and heart can see and believe. This is big step in reaching your goals and making your dreams come true!

SECRET #13 – SMILE!
SMILE ONCE, SMILE TWICE, SMILE AGAIN AND AGAIN! Pass on positive energy to people that you encounter throughout the day. Smiles are free and powerful! It really can make a difference in someone’s day from the grocery clerk, to the toll booth operator, to just someone you are passing on the sidewalk.

SECRET #14 – CUT YOUR FINGERNAILS AND KEEP THEM CLEAN
Ever since college, Dr. Dave has taken great care taking care of his fingernails. He cuts them, makes sure they are well maintained, and keeps them clean. It does something to your energy level. It is like feng shui for your body and mind.

SECRET #15 – DO NOT EAT DINNER LATE
Do not have any big meals past 7:00pm. You need to give your body time to process the food, digest it, and then have time to rest before going to bed. In fact, there are studies showing that eating late meals lead to weight gain.

SECRET #16 – TEACH SOMETHING TO SOMEONE ELSE
This could be anything. What do you have knowledge about that you could share? Is it just being on the ski hill and telling people which lift to use for the best ski runs? Is it giving people directions that are lost? There is a certain energy transfer that takes place while teaching. It is sharing your knowledge to help others. Everybody has SOMETHING they can teach to someone.

SECRET #17 – TURN OFF THE NEWS
The daily news shows today are so negative, fear based, and salacious. They are actually causing people stress and anxiety and create worries that were not on your radar or in your brain. Do not pollute your brain with this crap. They are trying to get ratings with their negative shock value. If something truly important happens in the world, you will find out another way… guaranteed!

SECRET #18 – JUST GO FOR IT!
Life is too short. If there is something you want to do big or small. Do it! There is not time to waste! It make be risky, it may be scary, but you have to do it! Maybe start with some small things while planning for bigger things! Go for it now! Do not wait another day! Yoko says no more excuses. Stop with the excuses. Decide it and do it! Listen to Dr. Dave and Yoko and their thoughts and experiences and inspiration to just DO IT! Do it Now! Do it Today!

REFERRAL CONTEST
If you like Dr. Dave’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage and you are entered in this contest to win a $25 giftcard for Starbucks or Amazon. And if you also SHARE this page with your family and friends, you will get a 2nd entry to this contest.

TEA OF THE DAY
During this week’s show, Dave and Yoko are drinking http://www.numitea.com. Tonight they have chosen a fantastic jasmine green organic tea. Dr. Dave and Yoko believe in drinking tea throughout the day. Next time you are at the store, get some tea to add into your daily routine.

QUESTION OF THE DAY
Today’s question comes from super fan Nomi Waters. She asks, “Dr. Dave how do I get my kids to eat healthy food and make sugar less attractive?” Dr. Dave feels the earlier you can start the better. Talk about food in a healthy positive manner and how good it is for you and nourishes your body. Talk about good healthy choices and show them how you make good decisions. Involve your children in grocery shopping and show them how you make good decisions. Have them help with meal preparation. Talk about how things like soda pop are bad choices, bad for your body, and no nutritional value. In fact, many of these bad foods take good nutrients from your body just to process them. Then, last but not least, remember you are the parent, the guardian, the shepards of healthy eating. Set a good example and do not even buy or bring junk food and unhealthy food in the house. You cannot buy twinkies and have them in the house, then get upset when your kids or partner eats them! Listen to Dave and Yoko chat about this on the show.

HOW CAN YOU GET STARTED HAVING A HEALTHIER LIFE TODAY
Start with WHY you want things to change. What are your WHYs? Is it for health, is it for weight loss, is it for energy, is it for you, is it for your children? Then for the HOW to get started, listen to the 10 Baby Steps to the Best Shape in Your Life to get you going https://www.davidmadow.com/20/.

CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
“Thank you so much for listening! The show is literally downloaded by thousands and thousands each week now. I so appreciate you listening and sharing this show with your family and friends. I love to help people live a healthier life!” says Dr. Dave.

Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.

*Dr. Dave also has a BRAND NEW Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!

 

 

24 – Seventeen Life Secrets Never Before Revealed – Part 1

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastMarch 13, 2014 – Episode 24 – Recording from Colorado, Dave and his wife Yoko set out to give 17 of Dave’s life secrets never before revealed! But they only got up to number 10 before time ran out! You need to listen to this episode to hear  ten incredible secrets, and then be sure to tune into episode 25 where they will give the remaining seven plus possibly some bonuses! These secrets will be life changing for you!
 
MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #24:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!
 
DR. DAVE’S 17 LIFE SECRETS REVEALED! (Part #1)
 
#1 TAKE A BATH
Every single day take a bath. This is so relaxing and so healthy. Dr. Dave and his wife Yoko add a Japanese bath powder to their bath. It has a beautiful smell to it and makes your skin so wonderful and soft. It is good to be in the water and sweat. Yoko has even noticed that her legs are firmer and not puffy at all.
 
#2 DON’T DO STUFF YOU DON’T WANT TO DO
Become really good at saying NO to things you do not want to do. Do not put yourself in situations you do not want to be in. Do not over commit yourself to other people’s agendas, schedules, and their needs. YOUR time is valuable. YOUR time is finite. You need to make YOU a priority. Dr. Dave is planning a whole show on how to just say “no”. Keep an eye out for it!
 
#3 ORDER WATER IN RESTAURANT
Do good for your health and your wallet. Commit to only ordering water at a restaurant when you eat out.
 
#4 GIVE LOVE TO AN ANIMAL
Dr. Dave and Yoko have 3 cats and give and get great love and affection from their pets. Talk to your pets and tell them and show them your love. Yoko even talks to their cats just like they are human beings. So much research has proven that having animals in your life to love is amazing therapy and great for your life. You need to listen to sweet Yoko and her love their pets!
 
#5 TAKE FIBER SMART EVERY DAY
Dr. Dave takes Fiber Smart by renew life with probiotics and is gluten-free with organic flax fiber every single day Taking fiber on a regular basis and keep your system cleaned out on a regular basis is so important. Dr. Dave has been taking this particular thing for at least 2 decades and knows this makes a huge difference in his life. More info about Fiber Smart:http://www.renewlife.com/fiber-smart.html
 
#6 USE ORGANIC HERBAL SOAP DAILY
Dr. Dave and Yoko use an amazing organic herbal soap daily by  Sugar Loaf Herb Farm http://www.sugarloafherbfarm.com/. Dr. Dave loves the orange patchouli or fisherman’s scent. People comment over and over how good Dr. Dave smells no matter where he goes!
 
#7 GO TO SLEEP ON A REGULAR SCHEDULE
Dr. Dave goes to sleep regularly at 9:30-10:00pm each night and gets up at 5:00-6:00am. His body needs and responds well to getting 7-8 hours of sleep. Sleeping from 10:00pm to 2:00am are THE most important hours of sleep for your health, restoration, and weight loss.
 
#8 USE SUNSCREEN DAILY
Dr. Dave recently went to the dermatologist recently and had a pre-cancerous spot removed. This certainly can be a wake up call and make you think about making sure you use sunscreen not just when you go to the beach or skiing, but to use it all the time!
 
#9 SPEND TIME WITH THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE
Choosing to spend time with the people you love and you will see your life improving. Do not put off being with those that you love. Do not let other people suck up your time and life, especially at the sacrifice of those you love. Don’t make those that you love in last place. Life is too short to be wasting time with the wrong people and negative people.
 
#10 EAT ASIAN FOOD AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
Dr. Dave believes it is wonderful, healthy, and tasty. Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Pho, Indian are some of Dave and Yoko’s favourites. Japanese people say to eat slowly and eat until about 80% full. Don’t eat too fast and get too full. Listen to Dr. Dave and Yoko chat about their favorite foods on the podcast.
 
TEA OF THE DAY
During this week’s show, Dr. Dave is drinking http://www.numitea.com organic jasmine tea. Dr. Dave and Yoko believes in drinking tea throughout the day.
 
REFERRAL CONTEST
If you like Dr. Dave’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage and you are entered in this contest to win a $25 giftcard for Starbucks or Amazon. And if you also SHARE this page with your family and friends, you will get a 2nd entry to this contest.
 
HOW CAN YOU GET STARTED
Start with WHY you want things to change. What are your WHYs? Is it for health, is it for weight loss, is it for energy, is it for you, is it for your children? Then for the HOW to get started, listen to the 10 Baby Steps to the Best Shape in Your Life to get you going https://www.davidmadow.com/20/.
 
CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.
 
*Dr. Dave also has a BRAND NEW Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!

23 – How to Get From the Couch to a 5K and More!

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastMarch 6, 2014 – Episode 23 – Recording from his studio in Breckenridge, Colorado, Dr. Dave brings in guest, Dr. Ritu Rao, who is sure to inspire you! Ritu figured out how to go from a sedentary life sitting on the couch, to a 5K race and MUCH more. This is an absolute must listen for anyone who thinks that they cannot get themselves into the best shape possible! You gotta hear Ritu’s story!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #23:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!
 
DR. RITU RAO
Ritu is a full-time mom and a full-time dentist. She found herself at a point after she had her second child with low energy, frustration, not sleeping well, exhausted, and no time or energy for exercising. “There was more weight than I wanted, a lack of energy, and lack of feeling good about life in general. These things are not a good combination to have a good attitude about life!” says, Ritu.
 
STEPS TO START
Ritu got fed up with being exhausted all the time and signed for a gym membership. Then she decided to take up running because every gym has a treadmill and you can run anywhere. She looked into the “Couch to 5K” program. This program gets you started from the very basics from starting to run for just 30 seconds to 1 minute, then walk 30 seconds to 1 minute. Ritu had a hard time sticking to the plan after about a month, so she decided to sign up for a group running class with the local running store. This kept her motivated to get her to her first 5K race.
 
NEXT STEPS
After Ritu completed her 5k, she set her sights on a half marathon. So, she joined a local running club. She started training 2-3 times a week with this group. They give you a plan and they have lots of peer support in person and online. She couldn’t have accomplished this feat on her own. She started training in January and ran her half marathon (13 miles) in May! Listen to how she went on to do more than just one half marathon.
 
TAKE IT UP A NOTCH
A year goes by, now Ritu decides to take it up a notch and train for a full marathon! It was a long journey of from no running to completing a marathon. “Sometimes in life we forget where we started and see how far we have come!”, says Ritu. It is quite a journey and took a lot of work, but it was worth it. It is worth it. If this mom can go from pure exhaustion and no exercise to running a marathon, you can too! Be inspired!
 
RUNNING MARATHONS
It is quite an accomplishment and can be a very emotional experience from seeing friends and family along the course, to even strangers cheering you on, to coming to the home stretch, to getting that medal around your neck. Listen to Dr. Dave and Dr. Ritu talk about their marathon experiences and the tears shed!
 
BORED WITH RUNNING? TRY TRAIL RUNNING
Dr. Ritu was getting a little bored again with regular running after she ran 2 marathons. So, someone suggested she give trail running a try. She adored this form of running and went on to do ultra trail races. These are 50K and 50Mile runs! Wow! The goals for these kind of races is all about finishing, not crushing times. There are aide stations every few miles with Gatorade, gels, and foods like gummy bears, m&ms, bacon, mashed potatoes, and all kinds of crazy stuff! It is really more like buffet stations!! Listen to how Ritu blazed across the trails snacking all the way.
 
HOW CAN YOU GET STARTED
Start with WHY you want things to change. What are your WHYs? Is it for health, is it for weight loss, is it for energy, is it for you, is it for your children? Then for the HOW to get started, listen to the 10 Baby Steps to the Best Shape in Your Life to get you going https://www.davidmadow.com/20/.
 
CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.
 
*Dr. Dave also has a BRAND NEW Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!

22 – Secrets to Looking Younger / Ultimate Weight Loss Colorado Style

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastFebruary  27, 2014 – Episode 22 – Recording from his studio in Colorado, in this show Dr. Dave talks about a picture that he posted on Facebook and how much attention this is getting. The picture compares Dave at ages 47 and 57. Most people would say that he looks much younger he looks at 57, and in this episode Dave reveals why he feels this happened.

Also, Dr. Dave reveals the reasons why he ALWAYS gets to his absolute ideal weight when he is in Colorado. The good news is that you do not have to travel to Colorado to make this happen in your case!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #22:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

BRECKENRIDGE COLORADO
Dr. David Madow spends a month each year in Breckenridge Colorado (http://www.gobreck.com). Well, he is there right now enjoying life in the cabin and on the slopes with friends and family. In fact, he just did a fun and awesome video of a day of skiing: http://vimeo.com/87841617.  He has designed his life and work long ago that it could be done no matter where he is in the world. Earlier this year he was in Japan and now he is in Colorado. A long time ago, Dr. Dave made a plan to make goals to live his life in a way that would make him happy and bring him joy like traveling the world and being able to do his work from anywhere. Listen to this previous episode exactly how he makes his goals become a reality: https://www.davidmadow.com/13/

SLICE YOUR AGE IN HALF
Dr. David Madow has sliced his own age and life. Take a look on the home page of http://www.sliceyourage.com and see what Dr. Dave looks like at 47 and 57. It is incredible the difference. You will think the pictures are mislabelled, but trust me they are not! Dr. Dave believes in easy manageable changes that can work for everyone. He doesn’t believe in anything extreme or trendy. He has tried, tested, and proven tips and information to help you live a better, more healthy, slimmer, fitter life!

NEED INDOOR EXERCISE EQUIPMENT?
It is the end of February and now is the time to find the steals and deals on http://www.craigslist.com and http://www.kijiji.com (for my Canadian friends) if you are looking for an indoor bike or treadmill. Now, we know our listeners haven’t given up on their New Year’s Goals yet! If you are needing an encouraging refresher boost, take a listen again to Dr. Dave’s New Year’s show: https://www.davidmadow.com/13/.

BWI – BALTIMORE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Dr. Dave is a globe trotter he spends a lot of time in the BWI Airport.  When he is hanging out at the airport, one of his favorite places to hang out is Gachi House of Sushi in the A Terminal. There is someone there named Budi and Dr. Dave has gotten to know him over the past year during his travels. Last time he saw Budi he was happily surprised at how he looked. He looked fantastic! His face was thinner and he had more energy. He told Dr. Dave he had been listening to his podcast and read his book and has been applying the tips and principles and trying to make him work in his life. If you are ever in the BWI airport go have some fantastic sushi and say hi to Budi:  http://www.bwiairport.com/en/shops/shop-dine/store/gachisushi/.

LATE NIGHT EATING – SHOULD YOU DO IT?
Budi from Gachi House of Sushi had a struggle he needed some advice from Dr. Dave. Budi often works late at night not getting home until 10 or 11pm and comes home very very hungry. He needs to eat something, but was worried what eat. Dr. Dave told him to eat some protein, vegetables, and maybe some nice chamomile tea. Stay away from fruits, sugars, and carbs before bedtime. Listen to what else Dr. Dave had to say about before bed eating on today’s episode.

SPEAKING TO GROUPS THAT WANT TO GET HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER
Dr. Dave Madow speaks all over North America. His email has been getting many great requests to speak to a variety of groups. He has a fantastic high energy 60 minute Slice Your Age in Half talk jam packed with real, easy, practical tips and advice that people can start using right away to make a difference immediately in each and every person’s life to life a stronger, happier, thinner, and healthier life! Just contact Dr. Dave and he can check his schedule at his email RunDrDave@gmail.com.

DR. DAVE’S COLORADO LIFESTYLE AND GETTING EVEN HEALTHIER!
Dr. Dave gets to practice and live a fantastically healthy lifestyle when he is in Colorado and at the end of his month visit there he gets right back to his ideal weight and fitness. He came up with top things he does to make this happen. You can take these principles and apply these to your life.

1 – Going to bed early and on a regular sleep routine
2 – Get a solid 8-9 hours of sleep each night. It is proven that you need sleep for health and weight loss.
3 – Eat a small breakfast every morning. Listen to the show for some ideas.
4 – Walk wherever and whenever you can.
5 – Get a good amount of outdoor exercise each day.
6 – Pack your own healthy lunch.

CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
“Thank you so much for listening! The show is literally downloaded by thousands and thousands each week now. I so appreciate you listening and sharing this show with your family and friends. I love to help people live a healthier life!”, says Dr. Dave.

Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.

*Dr. Dave also has a BRAND NEW Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!

21 – How Meditation Can Change Your Life

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastFebruary  20, 2014 – Episode 21 – In this show, Dr. Dave and his guest Sandy demonstrate how important meditation is, how to do it, and how it can actually change your entire life! Meditation can help you reduce stress, reduce illness, focus, give you peace of mind, more confidence, etc. If you have heard about meditation or tried it before and just never got the hang of it, this episode is for you!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #21:

Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

TODAY’S GUEST SANDY
Sandy is Dr. Dave and his wife’s yoga and meditation instructor. Meditation is part of a lifestyle. “You cannot change people or situations, but you can change how you react,” says Sandy. In this episode you will learn why meditation will change your life and how to get started doing it. Sandy even guides you through a mini meditation too!

WHY MEDITATE?
Meditation has many health benefits including: decreased blood pressure and hypertension, lowered cholesterol levels, reduced production of “stress hormones” including cortisol and adrenaline, more efficient oxygen use by the body, increased production of anti-aging hormone DHEA, improved immune function, decreased anxiety and depression, decreased insomnia, and so much more! Believe it! It has been proven over and over that meditation is fantastic for your health and well-being!

GETTING STARTED WITH MEDITATION
Sit down in a quiet room. Get warm and relaxed. Close your eyes. Assess how you feel. If you feel any tightness in your body or face, relax them. As you breathe, it is helpful to use a mantra. As you inhale say “sat”, As you exhale say “nam”. More information about using mantras: http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/2223.

HOW OFTEN TO MEDITATE
It would be fantastic to start your day with a 10-15 meditation. It would also be great if you are experiencing great stress throughout the day to do a quick 2 minute meditation. You could get away from your desk or if you are stuck in traffic, to do some meditation and breathing. Some people need wind down from their day and also meditate before they go to bed. Some people do this as a couple at the end of your day, after you are all unplugged, before or after you did some reading and had your cup of tea together.

DR. DAVE’S 2014 RACES
Dr. Dave is signed up for 3 races this year so far. Are you participating in any of these? If so, let him know! Send him an email or post on his Facebook page and maybe you will see him there!

May – Bay to Breakers 12k – May 18th, 2014 – http://www.baytobreakers.com/
“San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers is the oldest consecutively run annual footrace in the world, a stape to teh City by the Bay since May 1912. Bay to Breakers has prevailed as a testament to San Francisco’s uniqueness and audacity. Each year the race is a glorious celebration of the human spirit – a giant wave of athleticism, fun, frivolity, and determination. It is one of the largest footraces in the world with 50,000+ participants and over 100,000+ spectators annually.”

November – New York City Marathon – November 2, 2014 – http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/
This is a fantastic race through the five boroughs of New York City. It is also one of the largest marathons in the world, with 50,000+ finishers in 2013.

December – Honolulu Marathon – December 14, 2014 – http://www.honolulumarathon.org/
This is a popular marathon with consistently over 25,000+ finishers each year. It has warm weather, beautiful landscapes, and a few hills! It is very popular with first timers and many visitors of Japan.

GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE – EVEN IN A BOX!
Dr. Dave recently ordered some of his favorite cassava root chips and a few other things from Amazon this week. He had a great experience with the company, VitaCost, that sent them. On the box itself, they included 5 things you can do with your box to reuse and repurpose the box. They also threw in some samples of these great KIND bars with cherries, cashews, and dark chocolates. They also included information, coupons, and offers for future ordering. What an impressive company! (FYI – This is not a sponsored endorsement, just a happy free endorsement from Dr. Dave!)

CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com. *Dr. Dave also has a BRAND NEW Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out! Also, Sandy welcomes questions! Please connect with her at innerspirityoga@yahoo.com.

20 – Ten Baby Steps to Your Best Shape of Your Life

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastFebruary  13, 2014 – Episode 20 – In this show, Dr. Dave outlines the ten “baby steps” it will take to get into the best shape of your life. It does not matter where you are right now. Even if you are totally out of shape and are trying to figure out where to begin, this 10 step program will help you! Please tune in and let’s get started!
 
MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #20:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!
 
CVS PHARMACY
A big congrats to CVS! They have announced they are going to stop carrying any tobacco products. This is a fantastic move.  Tobacco is a poisionous killer! I hope the other major pharmacies follow their lead.
 
RITU RAO
Ritu is a dentist in Dallas Texas who was on my show in the fall who went from couch potato to marathon. Now, this past weekend she did a 50 mile run! Wow! This is incredible! Congrats Ritu!
 
SANDY and BARRY
Shout out to Sandy and Barry! They listen to the show together every Sunday morning.  They listen to the show while working on house chores or improvements, then they talk about how they are going to incorporate what they learned into their lives. It is so fantastic when couples make their health a priority together!
 
STEP 1: THIS IS THE DAY YOU ARE STARTING TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Decide today that you will create an affirmation to change your life. Start today! You need to change your mindset to change your life! An example of a possible daily affirmation could be like this one from Dr. Dave’s book:
 
AFFIRMATION: “I have decided I will change my life. In a short time, I will be thinner, stronger, healthier, younger looking, and more attractive. I am ready to start!”
 
Print this out and put it on your fridge or vision board and read it every day. Here is information about Dr. David Madow’s Book: Impress the World with Your Body in Seven Days on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Impress-World-Your-Body-SEVEN-ebook/.
 
BABY STEP #2: ELIMINATE ALL DESSERTS AND SOFT DRINKS
Do not eat any dessert: cookies, ice cream, cakes, pie. None! They add a lot of sugar to your system which makes you fat.

Get rid of all soft drinks regular or diet! They do not add any nutrition to your body. They are poisonous and slowly killing your body. There is absolutely no redeeming value in any kind of soft drink!

BABY STEP #3 START MOVING
Do not move on to Baby Step #3 until you got Baby Step #1 mindset going and then you have eliminated all desserts and soft drinks in Baby Step #2.

Get out and start moving. Dr. Dave wants you to get outside and start walking. Be sure to check with your physician before starting any fitness related activities. You can start with just 5-15 minutes a day and get around the block. Dr. Dave would really like you to set a goal of 4 miles a day because this is when the changes in your body and life. Also, to start have a goal of walking 16-20 minutes per mile.

Your graduation from Baby Step #3 is doing 4 miles at pace of 16-20 minutes per mile every day.

BABY STEP #4 CUT DOWN ON YOUR EATING PORTIONS
We are eating a lot and food is plentiful in North America. Many of us are way too big and not living healthy lives. We need to cut down on portions. One fast easy way is to completely eliminate the large dinner plates in your house!

At restaurants, when your food is served ask for a to go container right at the beginning of the meal. Immediately scoop out half of your food and put it in that to go container.

BABY STEP #5: STRENGTH BUILDING EXERCISES AT HOME
You don’t need a gym membership. You can do some simple basic exercises at home.

Start with push-ups – this can be the full push ups or modified knee push ups. Here is an article of how to do regular push-ups, modified push-ups, and some other versions if you want to try: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/how-to-pushup#.

Pull-ups are very important. Get one of those pull-up bars that attach to one of your doors. Dr. Dave has his attached to his closet door. They are super easy to put up and engineered to be super strong and inexpensive $15-$20. Start with palms facing out. If you can’t do one pull up, then start with hanging and increase your hang time.

Squats are incredible exercises. They work your legs, butt, and core. Do 5 at a time to start. See how many sets you can build up to. See if you can do 10 sets a day.

Crunches and abdominal work help you with everything you do and help you with back trouble. Again start with 5 sit ups or crunches at a time. See if you can build up to 10 sets a day.
 
BABY STEP #6: SHOP SMARTER
It helps shopping at a healthier grocery store like a Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, or a Wegman’s. This increases your odds of putting healthier food in your cart.

Cut out processed crap you are buying now. Look at the back of the package. If you cannot pronounce those ingredients do not put it in your cart.

Dr. Dave does eat meat, but makes sure that this meat comes from local humane farms.

BABY STEP #7: CUT DOWN ON THE ALCOHOL
Alcohol does not serve any nutritional value or a health drink. Severely cut it down. It should not be a staple in your diet. You do not a drink a day. Many people have a nice glass of wine or two on Friday nights or the weekend. Focus on limiting your weekly intake to 2-3 glasses a week.
 
BABY STEP #8: ENTER A CHALLENGING EVENT
It could be starting with a 5k walk or if you are in better shape a 5k run. It depends on where your fitness level is. Don’t overdo it, but pick something that is a challenge for you. Stretch yourself to reach a goal and focus on goal that will challenge you. Share with Dr. Dave on twitter what you are doing http://www.twitter.com/davidmadow.
 
BABY STEP #9: YOGA, STRETCHING, AND MEDITATION
Dr. Dave is a firm believer of yoga, stretching, and meditation. He makes this part of his daily routine. Here is more information on getting started with yoga, breathing, and stretching from a previous show: https://www.davidmadow.com/15-final/. Yoga, stretching, breathing, meditation is just an amazing way to add peace and calm in your life. It does incredible things to your stress levels. Listen to the show to hear more about Dr. Dave’s morning routine.
 
BABY STEP #10: INCORPORATE CROSS TRAINING IN YOUR LIFE
Now that you have been doing daily walking, try walking with a weighted backpack. Get a good backpack and fill it with 10 or 20pds of sand and go walking. You now have turned this into a weight bearing exercise. You can also add hiking, swimming, skiing, or other fitness activities on top of your walking.
 
BONUS STEP #11: MAKE SURE YOU LOVE YOUR WORK AND RELATIONSHIPS AND THEY MAKE YOU HAPPY
You cannot live a healthy life if you hate your work and your relationships cause you stress and anxiety. You cannot live a good life hating what you are doing at work and then not wanting to come home either because of those relationships. You have got to make a goal to make a change. You have to be brave and find out how to get to a goal of a new job or career that makes you happy. The same goes for relationships. Find a way to make the relationships in your life better instead of settling for an unhappy personal life and dreading being in that relationship. This is a major step, not a baby step!
 
BONUS STEP #12: LIVE BELOW YOUR MEANS AND BECOME DEBT FREE
Dr. Dave is completely debt free, including his house! He has lived for years below his means. When you put your head on the pillow at night, and you know you do not owe anybody anything – no student loans, no credit cards, no car loans, no house loan – you will sleep like you never have before. If you don’t owe it to someone else whether it be a person or bank, then there is no anxiety or fear you will lose it with an economic or job change. Listen to more about how to do this from a previous show https://www.davidmadow.com/episode-8/.
 
TEA OF THE SHOW
Dr. Dave is drinking 100% golden chamomile during today’s show. Dr. Dave sticks to drinking a lot of water, tea, and a little bit of 100% fruit and veggie juices.
 
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19 – How to Get Leaner and Meaner with Guest Dr. Uche Odiatu

dr-uche-full-body-shotSlice-Your-Age-PodcastFebruary  6, 2014 – Episode 19 – In this show, motivational health and life coach Dr. Uche Odiatu shares his inspiration with Dr. Dave as well as every “Slice Your Age” listener! If you are not happy with the way your life is going or you are not sure where exactly you should begin, this is a “must-listen” episode!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #19:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

DR. UCHE ODIATU
This amazing man was raised by an amazing woman who saw the value of eating healthy and good nutrition: giving her children blackstrap molasses, wheat germ, and things like cod liver oil. His awesome and inspiring dad taught him the value of yoga and exercise. As a result, Dr. Uche started lifting weights at 13 years old and went on to win world-wide competitions! Learn more about his amazing childhood and parents on the show.

SHARE INFORMATION
When either Dr. Dave or Dr. Uche learn something new and great; they want to immediately share it with others to make their lives better. When you learn something new that can benefit people you know, share it. Share it on your social media and share it in person. Keep checking their websites for their frequent updates on what they have learned: https://www.davidmadow.com and http://www.fitspeakers.com.

GIVING BACK
Anytime you give of your time with your knowledge, listening, or help – the universe has a wonderful way of giving back that energy. It is such a powerful thing to experience.

DON’T START TOMORROW
Start today! Tomorrow becomes tomorrow that becomes another tomorrow! Sometimes it is motivation or belief or procrastination.

WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE HEALTHY
Keep this present in your brain and written in your planner and on your vision board and on your desk at work. If you figure out your WHYs you will then conquer the HOWs and all the details that go with it!

DR. UCHE’S TRAVELLING FLYING TIPS
Drink a lot of water the day before you travel. Drink water, pack green tea bags, get up and stretch in the back! Listen to all the tips Dr. Dave and Dr. Uche have for travelling on the show.

SHARING MEALS AND PRACTICE MINDFUL EATING
Focus on the company, not just the food. Don’t rush in and out of restaurants. Enjoy the surroundings and conversations and company. Practice slow mindful eating. Enjoy what you are putting in your mouth. Take in the smells and tastes. Do not shovel it in!

TEA OF THE SHOW – ADAPTOGENIC TEA
Dr. Uche likes to drink adaptogenic tea. This is a blend of herbs in a tea that are powerful in helping with the stress of your life and your body in general and those that are athletes working out. More Information on Adaptogens: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptogen

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DR. UCHE ODIATU
Dr. Uche Odiatu DMD is an NSCA certified personal trainer and the co-author of the best-selling books Fit for the LOVE of It! and The Miracle of Health. He has inspired and motivated people on national TV, on hundreds of radio interviews and in lectures for Fortune 500 companies. Questions? Email him at info@fitspeakers.com or visit website www.fitspeakers.com. Coming soon an amazing guest blog post from Dr. Uche we will be posting soon!

18 – Food and Eating From A to Z

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastJanuary 30, 2014 – Episode 18 – In this episode, Dr. Dave teaches you everything you need to know about food. You will find out which are the best stores in which to shop for your food, some tips on some of Dave’s favorite foods as well as where they are found in the stores! Then we will get to your pantry, fridge and freezer as Dr. Dave gives you his strategy to get rid of all the junk and start over with a clean slate! He will share his feelings on “cheating” and bonuses as well as what to do with your kids to make sure that they will begin to eat healthier! Also, what you can do in a restaurant to stick to your program! This is a very important not-to-be-missed episode if you are truly on the road to “Slicing Your Age!”

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #18:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
You are what you eat! If you are eating junk, your life and body and skin will be junk. Only put good healthy things into your body and it will change your life!

SHOPPING
Shopping at a healthier grocery store makes it easier to make healthier choices. You can go to your ROS = Regular Old Stores, but they are filled with so much junk that it can make healthy shopping harder than it needs to be. If you have to go to one of these stores, stick to the outside perimeter of the store where you will find fresh food. Avoid the inner aisle with processed foods.

I suggest even changing where you shop to start fresh. Go to a store that is healthy based throughout the whole store. Some good ones I know of include:
~ Wegmans http://www.wegmans.com
~ Whole Foods http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com
~ Trader Joe’s http://www.traderjoes.com

PANTRY, FRIDGE, FREEZER
Go into your kitchen one Saturday or Sunday afternoon and empty it all out! Empty the shelves and cupboards. You are going to see crazy stuff in there you have forgotten about! Clean out the clutter! First get rid of any old food older than 3 months old. Get a friend to do it with you. Do one kitchen one day together, then do the other one the next day. Put back only the fresh healthy items that have high nutritional value. If it has sugar, chemicals, and ingredients you cannot pronounce, then ditch it! I know it will cost money throwing this out, but your health is so much more important. Please value yourself, your body, your health.

PANTRY STAPLES
Olive oil, butter, quinoa, fresh fruit, fresh veggies, frozen fruit, frozen veggies, canned beans. Meats are best to be gotten from a local farm you know and you know have been treated well. If you are not able to get meat from a local farm, go to a farmer’s market or your local Whole Foods type of store.

COOKING
Commit to cooking only with Olive Oil or Butter. Do not use other oils or fake butters. If it is not in your house, you will not use it! Butter is natural and good!

PLATES
Ditch those big dinner plates! Dr. Dave got rid of his big over-sized dinner plates years ago! Just use your medium and small sized plates. This is a great lifestyle change that will make a huge difference.

TAKING SECONDS
Don’t overstuff yourself and automatically take seconds. When you feel 80% full, stop eating! It takes a bit for your brain to get the message you are full. How about you make a new rule in your house today and only take seconds of vegetables if you are still hungry!

EATING OUT
Eating at home is no question healthier, but the reality of life is that we work and travel and many of us have to eat out or even chose to eat out. Take a look at the menu and make healthy choices. Do not be afraid to ask the chef to take out or add ingredients or items on the side. This is your meal for which you are paying. My biggest eating out tip is to get a take out box as soon as your meal is served. Put half in the takeout box FIRST, at the beginning of the meal to avoid overeating.

SNACKING
Snacking is great! Often we are in between our major meals and need something to tide us over. It is better to snack on something healthy instead of skipping or starving yourself. Great salty options are nuts; put some in Ziploc baggies in your purse, briefcase, or car. Fresh fruit is fantastic for a sweet snack. Also, Greek yogurt is amazing for high protein, plus you can add in fresh or frozen fruit.

BAKING
One of our listeners, Melissa, shared her baking tip. She keeps no junk food in her house. If her kids want to make cookies, they go out and get the best freshest ingredients. They bake them together and put some aside for some school lunches. They always package up at least 50% of what they bake and share the love with people they know. They are doing an activity together, they control the ingredients, they know there are no preservatives in their baked goods, they keep a small amount, and give away the rest. Don’t keep those cookies in the cookie jar; give it away!

BEVERAGES
Water is the best drink on the planet. Dr. Dave is a huge fan of tea and drinks it throughout the day and always during his show. Coffee is not good for you and has so much caffeine. If you have to have an occasional coffee; stick to decaf. Dr. Dave gets asked a lot about alcohol and feels it is just not good for you with all the sugars and whatnot. Really limit your intake to 2-3 drinks a week or less or not at all.

ICE CREAM
Dr. Dave gets lots of questions about ice cream. If you have to have ice cream, consume only locally made ice cream like Guernsey’s Dairy in Northville Michigan. Local cows, real products, five or less ingredients, no artificial hormones, no fake products in their ice cream. Search for something similar or consider make your own! More information on this dairy: http://guernseyfarmsdairy.com/

CHIPS
There are blue organic chips, there are vegetable chips, and you can even make your own chips! I enjoy are Crisp Root chips made from Cassava Root and are gluten-free: http://www.crisproot.com. I also have enjoyed Brad’s Raw Chips for years; they have many different kinds of chips like Kale and Veggie http://www.bradsrawchips.com.

CHOCOLATE
“I am not a huge fan of chocolate personally,” says Dr. Dave. Wean yourself off that milk chocolate and move into the organic dark chocolates. Work your way up to the 70 percentiles like 70%, 72%, and 75%.

NUTS
Almonds, Macadamia, Cashews… oh my! Dr. Dave loves nuts and enjoys the ones he gets from Walgreen’s by a company called Delish.

ALMOND BUTTER
Justin’s Almond Butter is the best that Dr. Dave has run across. They even have these single serving foil packets that are fantastic for travel. More info about Justin’s Butters: http://www.justins.com.

ENERGY BAR FOR ATHLETES
Dr. Dave has tried everything out there in the past 15 years. His all time favorite energy bars are the Bonk Breaker Bars. In particular, he really enjoys their high protein almond cherry chunk bars. Bonk Breaker Bars are gluten-free and dairy-free: http://www.bonkbreaker.com.

DR. DAVE’S TEA OF THE DAY – SPOT ORGANIC WHITE TEA
Today Dr. Dave is drinking Spot Organic White Tea. Organic Teas are grown without enhancers, pesticides, or chemicals. Spot Tea originates from organic tea farmland, located in the beautiful Zhejiang Province, Southeastern China. Here is more information on this fantastic tea: http://www.spotorganic.com

KIDS
It is your job to provide food with the highest nutritional value and to teach them how to eat and cook. Now, if you are moving towards healthier eating your kids may kick and scream at first and even refuse. They will get used to it when there are NO OTHER options. Your job is to provide the best food possible, it is their job to choose to eat it or not. They will adapt and change and be better for it.

CHEATING
We hear this term over and over, “I am just gonna cheat a little.” Your friends can pressure you to cheat while you are out and that you deserve a reward. You need to think and even possibly respond to them, “Guess what? I would only be cheating myself. My health is a priority to me and I don’t want to put garbage in or set back my healthy journey and plan.” This is your body, your life, your choice. Decide today to do what is best for you and your body!

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Bonus Episode – Practicing Kindness / Jet Lag / Forgiveness / Colorado

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastJanuary 25, 2014 – Bonus Episode! A few days ago we hit our 10,000th download so Dr. Dave decided to record a bonus episode of Slice Your Age in Half! This was not scripted – whatever popped into his head he simply talked about. Take a listen because there are some very powerful life changing strategies on this episode!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THIS BONUS SHOW:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

These are mini-notes for this episode. There are so many great thoughts and stories from Dr. Dave, you really just got to take a listen. You can really listen to this one over and over there is so much to hear and learn!

THANK YOU
Dr. Dave is celebrating 10,000 episodes downloaded! “ I am so very grateful to all of you that listen and share!” says Dr. Dave. Take a listen and hear if Dr. Dave mentioned your name?

MORNING ROUTINE
It is so important to start each day out focused on you and start right. Listen to how Dr. Dave personally starts off each day off right!

KINDNESS
In this stressed hurried life, Dr. Dave believes not matter how your day is going or how busy you are you can take time to be kind to those you all encounter. Make eye contact, smile, say kind words. Listen to some of Dr. Dave’s recent encounters.

FORGIVENESS
Is there someone you need to forgive in your life? “Practicing the Art of Forgiveness will really change your life!” says Dr. Dave. “Keeping this negative energy, hate, and anger in your mind and body will manifest negatively in you and could even lead to serious illness and disease,” he says. Learn how the Act of Forgiveness and Dr. Dave’s daily positive attitude and outlook affect his own life.

ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOURSELF?
“When you are happy with yourself and love yourself; it is so much easier to share that happiness and love with other people,” Dr. Dave said. Learn about kindness and happiness how this can be life changing for you.

THIS YOUR LIFE
“You have the power to change it, make it better, or get out of what is not working!” says David Madow. Listen and be empowered to make these changes NOW!

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17 – How Travel Can Keep You Young

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastJanuary 23, 2014 – Episode 17 – On today’s show, Jason Siemer (remember the weird guy?) makes his second guest appearance. Together Dave and Jason talk about how traveling can be a true life changer. The conversation takes some strange twists and turns along the way! Enjoy this fantastic and entertaining episode!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #17:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

Today’s show is an amazing one! This is one you will need to listen to more than once! This show is one you will share with your family and friends. Dr. Dave and Jason Siemer are sharing their experiences and wisdom about travel, living a weird life, how weird is a good thing!

JASON SIEMER
That weird Jason Siemer is back on the show with Dr. Dave. Many of you enjoyed him so much on the previous “weird” show that I had to have him back! Also, you wanted to know more about this guy and where to find him. Here are a few ways to connect with him.
Website: http://www.jasonsiemerproductions.com/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonsiemer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasonsiemerproductions

YOU NEED TO TRAVEL; IT WILL MAKE YOU YOUNG
You need to get away from your life, your lifestyle, everything. Travelling can be one day, one weekend, one week. When you step away from your life and job, you can clear your mind, get refreshed, and come back with new ideas and perspective. Every trip you take influences and impacts your life. Dr. Jason loves the excitement from planning the trip, packing for the trip, to getting on the plane. It just so thrilling to get off the plane and start your new adventure in some new place you have never been. Jason and Dr. Dave have been all over the world! Listen to more about their adventures.

TRAVEL EXPANDS YOUR MIND AND TEACHES YOU RESPECT
When you immerse yourself in another culture, you are exposed to so many amazing things, people, and experiences. You need to be open to whatever environment you are in and observe and adapt. Don’t be that stereotypical obnoxious American. Be respectful of the people and their culture. Many people who travel want to see the world, learn about the world, and get exposed to the different ways of different cultures. Listen to Dr. Dave and Jason’s experiences in various countries and encountering other Americans, even ones from their hometown!

STRUGGLE AND VICTORY
“You have to keep pushing through your struggles, to achieve that victory,” says Jason and also that “If you give up, you are cheating yourself out of the life you should be living.” Dr. Dave wants you to, “Live your life the way YOU want to live and not the way other people want you to. Do what you want to do to give yourself 100% happiness!”

IS TRAVEL A WASTE OF MONEY?
Some people think travel is a waste of money, time, and resources. What you get from travelling is priceless to you, your health, and your life. You can’t take your money or your things with you when you go. Do things make you happy? Do you need another pair of shoes? Travel can make you happy and enrich your life! Hear Jason tell you about his Uncle Jimmy’s travels on the show today.

DO YOU HAVE MORE THAN YOU NEED?
Don’t be afraid to downsize. Do you have a house that it more than you need? Do you need a new car every year or every other year? Are you buying things and acquiring debt to uphold a certain image? Can you truly afford these things? Are these things being purchased at the sacrifice of your time, your energy, your life? Everyone can re-prioritize, make sacrifices, and chose to live differently. Dr. Dave and Jason are not saying it is easy, but is worth it! You have the power, you have the choice! Start living the life YOU want and you deserve!

MODERATION VS. AVOIDING
Dr. Dave does not believe in “everything” in moderation. There are flat out things you need to avoid. There are things that have no redeeming value nutritionally, even in moderation. If you need to have a dessert, there are many healthy options. When you are enticed to cheat by your own justifications or those of others, remember, the only person you are cheating is yourself!

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16 – Danger in Grand Canyon

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastJanuary 16, 2014 – Episode 16 – On today’s show, Dave and his guest Larry talk about their extreme rim to rim to rim backpack trip in Grand Canyon and what went terribly wrong. Even if you have no desire to ever backpack Grand Canyon, this show is a must listen!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #16:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

BACKPACKING IN THE GRAND CANYON
Dr. Dave goes hiking once or more a year in the Grand Canyon. There is no real easy backpacking in the Grand Canyon. Here is more info about the Grand Canyon and the National Parks Service’s Hike Smart Tips: http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/hike-tips.htm

RIM TO RIM GRAND CANYON
The edge of the rim is where you are standing looking at this big opening of the earth. You start at the south rim and hike down to the river 7-8 miles to get to the north rim to get to the top which is a couple thousand feet higher than the south rim. Learn more about the rim trails of the Grand Canyon: http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/day-hiking.htm

TRAINING
Dr. Dave’s friend Larry trained and prepared for this hike by hiking heavy miles with a heavy 30-40 pound backpack. He took this very seriously and was well prepared for the big Grand Canyon hike. The Grand Canyon can kick your butt and you should be in great shape and prepare too! Here is some more information on preparing for a major hike: http://www.mensfitness.com/leisure/travel/fit-travel-hiking-the-grand-canyon-rim-to-rim

HIKE FUELLING
Larry and Dr. Dave and others hiked and camped for 7 days in the Grand Canyon. You really need to eat and drink and replace your electrolytes and keep fuelled. These are long hikes carrying backpacks up and down elevations in the heat. You need to not only be prepared physically, but keep your body fuelled with food and beverages.

LIGHTENING THE LOAD
Larry needed to lighten his load, so he dropped off part of his load at a ranger station because it was just too much. This isn’t something you normally cannot do, but the rangers made an exception. If you don’t come back and get it, the items will be donated.

LIGHT-HEADED LARRY
After the first day Larry felt light headed and nauseous. He didn’t feel great after that point and kept trying to suck it up. After lightening his load on day 3, he felt and looked so horrible the team had him lay down on some rocks. Even some EMT trained people on the trail stopped and helped lighten Larry’s load even more and carry some of his items. Larry continued after a rest and then needed to lay down again. Dr. Dave and Larry separated groups and the next Dr. Dave saw Larry he was on a mule riding towards Dr. Dave! Listen to the show and hear how this harrowing saga continues. Definitely exciting times!

HIKERS ON THE TRAIL
The other hikers on the trail were amazing. They helped carry items. Many stopped and checked on him and asked if they could help. Hikers are amazing and nice people! Their grace and kindness really blew our minds! All these great people came together to help Larry from encouraging words, to physical help carrying some of his items, to giving him a mule!

TASTE OF INSPIRATIONS TEA
All the guests on Dr. Dave’s show are treated to his latest favorite tea. Today’s Show Tea was called Taste of Inspirations Tea. It is 100% Organic, Golden Chamomile, Smooth and Buttery Herbal Blend Tea. This is Dr. David’s newest most favourite chamomile tea!

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15 – Introduction to Yoga, Breathing and Stretching

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastJanuary 9, 2014 – Episode 15 – Guest visit by Sandy (Dave’s yoga instructor) to help you understand what yoga is and how it can help you in your life. Dave’s wife Yoko is also a guest on this week’s show! Very informative and a fun episode.

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #15:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

YOGA
Dr. Dave has practiced yoga throughout the years on and off. About 2-3 years ago Dr. Dave and his wife decided to make yoga a very high priority in their lives and figure out how to make it a regular consistent behavior and habit to positively influence their daily lives. So Dr. David Madow practices yoga every Monday night with his wife Yoko. Sandy, the best yoga instructor on the planet, comes to Dr. Dave and Yoko’s house to give a private yoga class. Take a listen to Dr. Dave and Yoko chatting with Sandy about yoga and all of its amazing benefits.

YOGA GETS YOU CONNECTED AND AWARE
Yoga gets you in tune and connected yourself. It makes you aware of you, your breath, your body, your surroundings. You are more aware of your inside and outside and makes for a healthier you.

YOGA ON THE ROAD
You can do yoga anywhere anytime. You can even do yoga 15 minutes a day. You can do yoga on the road when you travel. Dr. Dave travels all over the world and can get his yoga on anywhere he goes.

YOGA FOR STRESS, DEPRESSION, AND BACK PROBLEMS
Many people who start yoga start practicing for a reason like back problems or even depression. Yoga absolutely helps with all of the these things and much more! More information on Yoga for Depression http://www.yogajournal.com/for_teachers/2440. More information on yoga for back pain: http://www.yogajournal.com/health/125

YOGA BREATHING
Yoga breathing reduces stress, quiets your mind, and helps you get connected to your inner self. It is wonderful when your yoga instructor guides you through various breathing techniques. It can lower your blood pressure and your stress level. You can even practice yoga breathing when you are in the car dealing with crazy drivers during crazy rush hour. There are many types of breathing. Some are relaxing like single nostril breathing http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/2483 or energizing like fire breathing http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/2452/ yoga.

YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE
There are many different kinds of yoga and many types of instructors. Don’t give up or be afraid to try again if you tried yoga once and didn’t have a good experience. There is relaxing rhythmic yoga and there is powerful stretching yoga. There is hot yoga sweating in a room yoga that seems to be popular right now; though this is usually recommended for highly fit individuals and certainly shouldn’t be a starting place for a beginner. Yoga is for all ages for 9-99 and all fitness levels. Also, each class you go to will have people of all fitness levels. Don’t worry about where are you on that spectrum. There will always be someone better than you and always someone you are better than. Just focus on taking care of your body and what your body can do.

YOGA CHANGES YOUR LIFE
Yoga makes you more aware internally and externally and makes you more present in your every day life and existence and see things in a new way. Be sure to listen to Dr. Dave and Yoko chatting with their Yogi Sandy. Be inspired to try yoga or get back to it if you have tried it before.

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14 – How Being Weird Can Keep You Young!

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastJanuary 2, 2014 – Episode 14 – Join Dr. David Madow and his guest, Jason Siemer of Jason Siemer Productions as they discuss how being “weird” can keep you not only young, but very HAPPY!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #14:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

SPECIAL GUEST JASON SEIMER
Jason’s definition of happiest: “To live the most amount of your time, the happiest!” Live how you want and do what makes you happy. There was a long time that Jason was not happy.  Find your happy and keep doing that.

WHAT WAS JASON’S LIFE LIKE NOT HAPPY?
He was depressed in high school and was very hard with on himself. He would beat himself up and be down. This had a downward spiral effect. The more bad things that would happen the more they turned into a mountain of gloom and doom. Later on in therapy after college, he found out he had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

“You can retrain your brain to be better and healthier. I worked with therapy to control these negative thoughts that led me to depression. When certain thoughts came into my head, I can now put up a mental stop sign and re-route my thought process,” says Jason.
 
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JASON’S DREAM CAREER
As a boy, Jason used to sleep with his baseball mitt dreaming of being in the big leagues. When he didn’t get drafted to play on his favorite team; he got the 2nd best offer of being hired at 21 to do video production for the Baltimore Orioles. He would do things like the player music video, blooper videos, marketing videos, the highlights reel, you name it. He worked at this job 10 years and got burned out at about year 7 because you were working at least 70 hours a week or more, especially during season.

JASON’S BIG CHANGE
Jason moved onto a new job with a production company in town, but that lasted for a very short 4 months. He just decided he didn’t want to work for anyone anymore. He wanted to make his own rules and control his own destiny and life. So he put the word out across the internet he had his own video production company. Hear about his crazy wonderful life and what he is doing now to make money that includes video production but also dusting off his guitar!

CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Take a risk. If you are in a job or relationship that is not making you happy and is stressful and it is time to leave. It is better to be alone than be with someone who does not make you happy and is negative in your life. It is also important that if you or your partner needs alone time; that is respected and honored.

HOW TO LIVE A BETTER LIFE
You don’t have to belong to an expensive gym to have your best health and fitness. Not being healthy and in shape affects all areas of your life from sleeping too much, not eating healthy, not working out, then clothes get tighter. You need to kick off with some momentum and get started, and go a few days, and keep going. The first changes Jason makes when he gets off track is to drink more water, eat healthier, eat lots of fruit and veggies, and get running. Jason makes these healthy changes and in two weeks, the pants are not as tight and everything changes. Listen to how his life changes as his fitness and health improves. Great stuff today! Dr. Dave will definitely have Jason back!

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13 – How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions All Come True

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastDecember 26, 2013 – Episode 13 – On today’s show Dr. Dave and his “special guest” teach you how to come up with goals for the New Year, as well as what you can do to make sure all or most of them actually come true. This is a very powerful show because it will help many of you begin to live the life of your dreams! Please join us and watch your life change!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #13: Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk.

THIS YEAR MAKE YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS COME TRUE!

WHAT ARE TOP RESOLUTIONS PEOPLE MAKE YEAR AFTER YEAR Dr. Dave talks about some of the top New Year’s Resolutions people talk and think about year after year and are still stuck. He shares his personal experiences with how he turns this year’s resolutions into goals with resolve and makes them happen. This is your year to make your New Year’s Resolutions come true! – Lose Weight – Save Money – Get out of Debt – Lead a Less Stressful Life – Spend More Time with Family – Quit Smoking – Travel More – Get Organized – Read More

NEW YEARS GOALS Dr. Dave thinks of the New Year’s Resolutions as New Year’s Goals. When he was a practicing dentist in the 90s, Dr. Dave used to stop by a park on the way to work and read his goals and believe his goals. Listen to the show and learn how they have all come true! – Write them down – Read them every day – Believe them – They will happen

CREATE A VISION What kind of life do you want? What do you need to change? How do you get to have the life you want? What do you need to do and what steps do you need to take? Make a list of the things you want to change in your life like your eating habits, exercising more, getting more sleep, better overall health, save money, start a new career, learn something new, or maybe find a life partner and even your soul mate?

YEARLY RITUAL – CREATE A GOALS BOOK Every year Dr. Dave and his wife Yoko sit down each year between Christmas and New Year’s and review the last year’s goals and make plans for the next year’s goals.

PLAN YOUR FINANCES Do you want to make a certain amount? Do you want to save a certain amount? Do you want to pay off any or all debts? Could it be paying off your car? Could it be paying off your mortgage entirely? Do you want to contribute to your IRAs and Pension Plans? Is it your goal to start making contributions or to make the maximum amounts contributions? Do you have an investment portfolio? Should you set one up? If you have one, do you contribute every single month to it? Dr. Dave has zero debt and owes no one. It feels fantastic to have no car payments, no mortgage payments, no credit card payments. If you want to sleep soundly at night, pay off your debt! Recommended Reading: The Millionaire Next Door

FUN THINGS People have many dedicated and serious goals, but you need to remember to have some fun in life. What are some fun goals you could make this year? Could it be travelling somewhere you have always wanted to go? Could it be celebrating your birthday or anniversary in a special way this year? Could it be entertaining more? Could it be having a party? Could it be learning a new language or learning to play an instrument? What is stopping you? How can you make fun things happen in your life in 2014?

FITNESS GOALS Dr. Dave and his wife Yoko enjoy travelling and fitness activities. This past year they backpacked in the Grand Canyon, skied in Colorado, and ran races all over the country. They also make fitness part of their daily and weekly fitness routines, such as: yoga together on Monday nights, running indoors or outdoors multiple times a week. What if you started with 15 minutes a day if you are not currently active? That could be your starting point with a goal of the end of the year with being able to make you and your health a priority for one hour each day. You could also have a goal of a race like a 5k or 10k race.

MONEY What if you committed certain percentages each month of your pay check to: XX% to your savings account, XX% to your investments and retirement, XX% to charity, XX% to any debt. You need to plan for your future to have certain levels of security in your savings and retirement to handle any economic changes in the world or your life. Getting out of debt and having the security of money in savings, investments, and retirement will take years off your life and sure let you sleep well at night!

GIVING TO CHARITY Dr. David Madow donates a very nice percentage of his income to various charities and encourages you do to the same. Pick organizations that resonate with you and your life and have meaning to you. Give big or give small. Give what you can and are able to give within your means. Make it a goal in 2014 to give back to your community and the world to those that are less fortunate than you. There will always be someone who makes more money than you and those that make less. Help out in your time or money or both how you can this year.

SLEEP IS SO IMPORTANT Can you map out how much you sleep each night in an average week? Is that really enough? Are you getting at least 6-8 hours of sleep a night? If not, what could you start with tonight and this week? Could your goal by the end of the year to get 8 solid hours of sleep a night? Getting proper sleep will change your life from your health and fitness, weight loss, your career, and your overall happiness.

PEACE IN YOUR LIFE Do you need daily meditation? Have you wanted to try yoga? Do you need to change where you live? Do you need to change your career? How can you make small and big changes towards a more peace filled life?

GET STARTED WITH YOUR NEW YEAR’S PLANNING AND GOALS Write them down. Write it in a journal. Write down on your computer. Feel free to modify or update them as the year progresses. Do individual goals. Do goals as a couple. Share your goals with your partner. It costs nothing to get started and use your brain and thoughts to create these goals and visualize them happening. What you could gain is priceless! Get started today to work towards the life you want, you deserve, and should have.

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12 – 26.2 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastDecember 19, 2013 – Episode 12 – “Are you ready for the holidays?” Don’t you love that question? In this episode Dr. Dave gives you 26.2 ways that will help you deal with all of the holiday stress you will likely encounter. He covers working out, eating, removing yourself from stressful situations, financial, scheduling, end of day activities, and much more.

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #12:
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WORKING OUT
#1  Focus on maintaining and losing ground
#2  Plan your workouts in your calendar every Sunday evening for the week ahead
#3  Consider doing a shorter workout or two shorter workouts. Something is better than nothing!
#4  Find a workout buddy for the month to keep each other on track
#5  Consider switching up your regular workout time this month due to the craziness of this month
#6  If the weather is not good outside or if it is too much effort to go outside, hit up the treadmill. This will allow you even a quick 15 or 30 minute workout while dinner is cooking or while watching your favorite television show.
#7  Sign up right now for a fitness event or race in 2014. Depending on where your fitness level is: this could be a 5k, 10k, marathon, tough mudder. Commit to signing up THIS week. It will be something for you to focus on and have a goal to work towards.
 
EATING
#8  Eat before going to a holiday event to keep you from being extremely hungry and overeating
#9  Use a small salad sized plates at the parties and events. Do not take big plate and fill it up!
#10  Do not take seconds. Do NOT take seconds! It all goes downhill after that!
#11  Limit your alcohol to just one drink per event.
#12  No desserts! Unless a healthy dessert like fresh fruit and cheeses.
 
STRESS
#13  Practice Yoga Daily. Here is a link to great images of Yoga Poses and Information http://www.yogajournal.com.
#14  Have a morning ritual. You may want to get up a bit early than you normally do just to get some time to yourself. This may even create a good habit in the new year.
#15  Get plenty of sleep. If your battery is not fully charged, it is going to make it very difficult to cope with the high stress of this month. Try for 6-8 hours each and every night.
#16  If you are uncomfortable during the holidays with a person, conversation, or situation – take a time out! Use the old “I gotta go to the bathroom” excuse and get away from that area.
#17  If it is a very stressful event or situation, LEAVE. You do not need to stay. You are your own boss of your own life. You don’t HAVE to do anything or stay anywhere. Leave if need be.
 
END OF THE DAY
#18  At the end of each day before you go to bed, write down what you want to accomplish the NEXT day. I find a notebook at the bedside night table good for this.
#19  Release the day and any of its frustrations. The day is done and it is over.
#20  If you are VERY stressed or worried and you can’t seem to sleep. Get out of bed! Do something to reset your mind – do some yoga, some breathing, drink warm drink of tea or milk, or some reading with a soft light. Try your best to release all the frustrations and anxiety before getting back in bed.
#21  Reflect on 3 things that you are grateful for that happened during the day. It could be that you got a good run in, or connected with a friend and had a good visit, or that you are in good health, or about your family and kids and grandkids. Again, the notebook next to the bed is good for you to even write these 3 things down.
#22  Go to sleep with really positive thoughts. You are strong, you are healthy, you are loved. The last 5 minutes of thoughts before you sleep live in your mind and subconscious for hours while sleeping. A great book by Dr. Wayne Dyer called “Wishes Fulfilled” talks about this in his chapter called “Now I lay me down to sleep.” http://www.drwaynedyer.com.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
#23  Remain calm and relaxed. There are a lot of crazy stress and situations during this month.
#24  Weigh yourself every single morning. Use this measuring device to hold yourself accountable just like your speedometer or gas gauge on your car. It will help you keep things in check.
#25   Do not overspend. Say right now “I will not overspend”. Do not overspend on gifts, food, travel. Live below your means. Every single person you know needs gifts. Do not overspend! You will regret it come January and that is no way to start 2014.
#26   ENJOY!  Spend quality time with the people you truly care about.
#26.2  Listen to next week’s program because I am going to give you some New Year’s Resolutions and goals to start out 2014 right!
 
HOLIDAY GIFT FOR YOU – MY BOOK: IMPRESS THE WORLD WITH YOUR BODY IN SEVEN DAYS
I have a special holiday gift for you. I want to give you an electronic kindle copy of my book: “Impress the World with Your Body in Seven Days”. Have you ever dreamed of being stronger, healthier, more confident, younger looking and more attractive? If so, you owe it to yourself to check out “IMPRESS THE WORLD WITH YOUR BODY IN SEVEN DAYS.” Organized in a very easy to digest format, “SEVEN DAYS” will help you become a more vibrant, healthier and physically fit human being. Do you ever stop to wonder why some people look so good and others simply look terrible? It took Dr. Madow more than thirty years to figure it out, but he can now teach you the answer in seven days! This is serious stuff that anyone can read and put into practice immediately. There is no question that the readers of this book will be thrilled with the changes that they will see with themselves in a very short time. And unlike other books that make promises (but either don’t work or don’t last); the “SEVEN DAYS” lifestyle will stick with you forever! Listen to today’s show to find out how to get your very own electronic kindle edition. Here is Impress the World with Your Body in Seven Days by Dr. David Madow on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Impress-World-Your-Body-SEVEN-ebook/. This is would be a great holiday gift you could send along with an e-card this holiday season or even in the New Year to get yourself, family, and friends with a new perspective and trying new things.
 
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