Master Your Health Podcast

 

Hosted by Amanda Meixner & Christopher Rocchio

New Episodes!

The Master Your Health Podcast is about more than just physical fitness and conscious eating. We aim to optimize, so we want to share the best knowledge and practices on a range of topics that we feel can help you build a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

36: How to Optimize Recovery Part 2: Post-Surgery/Injury

Recovering after an injury or surgical operation takes time and patience. However there are some simple things that you can do afterwards to help speed up the recovery process and make it as seamless as possible! In this episode we share some of our top tips for...

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Episode 35: Recovery Pt. 1: Post-Workout Recovery

If you crush a workout but don’t do anything after for muscle recovery, you’re doing yourself a great disservice. Skipping muscle recovery can lead to injury, decreased performance, poor sleep, etc. In this episode, we discuss the many benefits of post-workout muscle recovery, how to speed it up, different methods, and so much more so that you can make the most out of your exercise.

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Episode 34: How to Build a Better Brain

When it comes to the human body, one of the most crucial organs that sets us apart from other species is the brain. In this episode we dive into all things brain health, including what makes it unique, ways to optimize it, how it can affect other aspects of your health, and so much more.

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Episode 32: Calories & Macros 101

There are three basic components to every diet: carbs, protein, and fat. These macro nutrients that make up our food can be tracked and consumed strategically in order to optimize performance and hit goals (although it’s not necessary for success). In this episode we dive into why tracking calories and macros can be helpful for some, how to calculate the correct amounts for you, when to adjust, and more.

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Episode 31: Reverse Dieting: Is It Right for You?

If you have stubborn body fat that won’t budge, have recently lost a lot of weight and hit a plateau, or are in the bodybuilding community, reverse dieting may be an effective means to help you accomplish your goals. In this blitz episode we discuss all things reverse dieting including what exactly it is and why it can work for certain people. We also break down multiple health benefits of effective reverse dieting, including restored metabolic health and increased energy levels/metabolism.

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Episode 30: 16 Science-Backed Tips for Sustainable Fat Loss

When it comes to working towards long-term fat loss, it can be frustrating if you don’t have the tools and knowledge to set yourself up for success. In this episode, we dive into all things fat loss including common obstacles that can inhibit it, and healthy ways to achieve and optimize fat loss goals. We also cover what the difference is between weight loss vs fat loss, how stress plays a role, and so much more that will help give you an edge when it comes to losing fat safely and feeling your best.  

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Episode 29: Artificial Sweeteners — Are They Safe?

You’re probably familiar with the bright, multi-colored packets of sweetener placed on the table at restaurants, but do you actually know what they are? Oftentimes these packets are filled with artificial sweeteners that can have a wide range of pros and cons, depending on which you choose. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the research behind 8 non nutritive artificial sweeteners that the FDA has deemed, “generally recognized as safe” and analyze both sides of the argument so that you can make the best decisions for you, in addition to sharing tips on for sugar cravings and ways to sweeten your food more naturally.

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Episode 28: Things Preventing You From Reaching Your Goals

Everyone has different goals for themselves in life, whether they’re fitness/health related or not, and that’s a great thing! However when it comes to accomplishing goals there are many obstacles that can get in the way and delay progress. The good news is that there are also plenty of strategies to help combat these obstacles and set yourself up for success so that you can focus on what you want to achieve. In this episode we share 11 things that could be getting in the way of your goals, from everything to chronic stress, sleep, self-sabotage, and more.

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Episode 27: Common Food Additives – Should You Avoid Them?

While of course living an 80/20 or even 90/10 lifestyle leaves room for the occasional processed treat that may contain a few additives, it is important to know what is in the food that you eat on a regular basis and how it can affect you. When you take the time to thoroughly read all of the ingredients on a food label, how many of the words that you see are familiar, or that you can even pronounce? In this episode, we break down some of the most common food additives, how the scientific community classifies them, and what you should know about how they can affect the human body.

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