Learn the secret language of the body with Jennifer Mann and Karden Rabin

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On episode 650 of the 40+ Fitness Podcast, we meet Jennifer Mann and Karden Rabin and discuss their book, The Secret Language of the Body.


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Episode Notes

Importance of Checking In with Your Body

– Emphasizing the significance of aligning health and fitness goals with the body's needs

– Encouraging activities such as receiving massage, yin yoga, and breath work workshops for energy replenishment

– Rediscovering happiness through childhood memories and hobbies to revive joy and pleasure

Understanding the Vagus Nerve and Its Role in the Body

– Definition and significance of the vagus nerve as the 10th cranial nerve

– Description of the nerve's pathway from the brain stem to vital organs

– Control of vital functions such as heart rate regulation and digestive tract contraction

– Role in regulating the parasympathetic response for rest, recovery, and digestion

– Impact of chronic stress on the vagus nerve and overall nervous system function

– Connection to heart rate variability (HRV) and overall wellness

Tools and Strategies for Nervous System Health and Stress Management

– The brain's resistance to change and reliance on habit and repetition

– Importance of awareness, interruption, and redesign of brain responses for habit changes

– Techniques to activate the vagus nerve for stress management

– Introduction of the 3 circles exercise for addressing stressful situations

– Encouragement to engage with the body's secret language for significant life changes

Personal Experiences, Strategies, and Practical Tips

– Sharing of Allan's experience with burnout and the importance of pursuing joy in everyday activities

– Allan's emphasis on meeting basic needs for overall well-being and nervous system health

– Tools to interrupt and redesign internal struggles and negative self-talk

– Practical tips for managing stress, such as physical activities and HRV monitoring

Conclusion and Additional Resources

– Information on Jennifer Mann and Karden Rabin's book and programs

– Recommendation of a book for managing stress and promoting well-being

– Reminder to subscribe, leave a rating, and preview the next episode on the podcast

Music by Dave Gerhart


The following listeners have sponsored this show by pledging on our Patreon Page:

– Anne Lynch– Ken McQuade– Leigh Tanner
– Eliza Lamb– John Dachauer– Tim Alexander

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