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Apr 14, 2018

Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex

Human optimization thought leader Aubrey Marcus’s personal and professional mission rests on a single question: How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis?

He answers that question in the new book Own the Day, Own Your Life - an empowering handbook that guides readers to optimize every moment of the day, from waking in the morning, through work and play, until bedtime each night. With small, actionable changes implemented throughout the course of one day, we can feel better, perform more efficiently, and live happier. And these daily habits turn into weekly routines, ultimately becoming part of lifelong healthy choices. From workouts and diet to inbox triage, mindfulness, shower temperature, and sex, this ground-breaking manual provides simple strategies for each element of your day. Drawing from the latest studies and traditional practices from around the world, Own the Day, Own Your Life delivers an optimization philosophy, including cutting-edge life-hacking tips, nutritional expertise, brain upgrades, and fitness regiments. Own the Day, Own Your Life is a must-have "choose-your-own-adventure" guide for the everyman and everywoman—packed with pragmatic and effective strategies that empower you to enjoy your life, take charge of your health, and own the day.

Aubrey Marcus is the founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Onnit is an Inc. 500 company and an industry leader with products optimizing millions of lives, including many top professional athletes around the world. Aubrey currently hosts the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, a motivational destination for conversations with the brightest minds in athletics, business, science, relationships and spirituality with over 10MM downloads on iTunes. He regularly provides commentary to outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Doctors and The Joe Rogan Experience. He has been featured on the cover of Men’s Health, is the author of the life-coaching course Go For Your Win, and his newest (and first!) book is Own The Day, Own Your Life from HarperCollins.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Aubrey's coconut yogurt for millionaires that eliminated his wife's yeast infection...[11:00]

-Aubrey's special "electrolyte-infused" water recipe that can fix adrenal fatigue "blood-pounding-in-your-head" issues...[14:00]

-Why Aubrey swims in cold water each morning and his breathwork protocol before...[18:35]

-The "Lamaze" breathing protocol Aubrey talks about in the book...[23:15]

-How Aubrey hacks a cryotherapy chamber to enhance vagus nerve activation...[30:00]

-Aubrey's 3 step routine for making your body and brain better while you are commuting...[42:05]

-Why Aubrey recommends tobacco and nicotine in the book, which are not typical health tips...[52:40]

-The fascinating effects of "The Ceremony of Mapacho and Rape"...[58:15]

-How to use chopsticks to keep your appetite satiated...[1:07:22]

-Why sex can be toxic and what you can do about it...[1:12:35]

-What do you personally do to mitigate the damage of a night of partying or other hedonism...[1:17:10]

-And much more...

Resources from this episode: -Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex -My previous podcast with Aubrey Marcus -Exogenous ketones by Kegenix -Super Coconut Probiotic Yogurt -Four Sigmatic cordyceps/chaga coffee mushrooms -Nicotine toothpicks -SNUS packs -Palo Santo incense sticks -Cora natural tampons -My podcast on dirty genes with Dr. Ben Lynch -Balloon Intranasal Adjustment

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