How to be a Zen Dude

How to be a Zen Dude(tte) with Brandon Epstein

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Brandon Epstein talks about how you can get in great shape, look fabulous naked and have fun doing it.

Brandon is the host of the Zen Dude Fitness podcast show and author of “Zen Dude Fitness: A Simple and Fun Guide to Looking Great Naked, Finding Inner Peace and Living the Good Life”.  With a background as a professional fitness model, holistic body hacker and serial entrepreneur, he’s certainly got some amazing tips to share.

Main Questions Asked:

  • What is Zen Dude all about and who is it for?
  • What inspired you to write this book?
  • You talk about the four pillars of fitness. What are they?
  • What is the one big take-away you can give our listeners?

Main Points Made by Brandon:

  • Make the process of eating healthier and performing at higher levels a game.
  • The four pillars of fitness are: spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental.
  • Most people start with physical training then move into wondering what else is possible. What role does my mind play in this health/fitness game?  Hey, I also want to be happy.  This all gives a framework for the all-encompassing spiritual side which allows you to connect to something greater than yourself.
  • A commonality of successful people is the spiritual element.
  • Once you get the body feeling and performing better, you can dive into the other pillars.
  • Emotional fitness can be built up deliberately by conditioning you to use happiness; for the mind, have more “a-ha!”moments and creativity. The spiritual aspect ties it all together.
  • Body Mind Spirit = Life is in Balance
  • A perfect body in itself is NOT what will make you happy. It’s how your body feels when it looks like that brings happiness.
  • Training the body and mind holistically is really what brings consistent happiness and consistent fulfillment.
  • We get fulfillment by creating a blueprint in our mind of what we want. Be crystal clear on what this blueprint looks like.
  • Take action!
  • Make a list of things you admire about yourself and start to fall unconditionally in love with yourself!

Resources Mentioned:

Book – Zen Dude Fitness:  A Simple and Fun Guide to Looking Great Naked, Finding Inner Peace and Living the Good Life

Brandon’s website

Brandon’s podcast

Book – Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again

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