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The Pivot & Go! Podcast w/ David Nurse

Jun 3, 2017

Global Consultant on the Science of Sleep
Welcome back for another week at the Game of Life with David Nurse.  Where we bring to you the behind the scenes life of elite NBA Players, the habits, tricks, bio-hacks of top level performers, inside the minds of Fortune 500 business savvy entrepreneurs, the latest from cutting edge companies changing the world in the performance field, how to live an adventureous/exciting life, how to find joy in every day, find your life calling and purpose, and just overall how to help  you become the BEST VERSION OF YOU.   
That's what we are bringing to you every week on the Game of Life. 
So if you like sleep, then you are going to LOVE this week's guest. He is literally one of the original trailblazer's in the sleep study field. Rated one of the top sleep experts in the world, his clients have included :US Department of Defense, National Hockey League, National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer, Major League Baseball, Australian Football League, national soccer programs, and National Olympic Committees.
All right, gotta warn you before we jump into this podcast: if you listen to this you are about to increase your sleeping ability and have much better rest each night. I know I say a lot of things are game-changers, but this literally is! You're about to find out how to get the best night's sleep, what athletes at the highest level are doing to increase sleep, the optimal hours for sleep, how to effectively nap, and basically through sleep increase value to every day.  Hope you have your pillows handy. Let's go! 
Our sponsor this week of the podcast -  Ample. About to blow your mind here. All right so there is a lot of 'meal replacements' out there on the market. But none like this (and trust me I am picky) So each meal comes in a bottle,  and is designed to give you sustenance without the energy crash. Ample contains the perfect amount of protein, healthy fats, fiber and pre & pro biotics, every green you could basically imagine - like wheatgrass, ashwaganda, jerusleum artichoke,macadamian nut oil, and if I kept reading all the goodness packed into this bottle we'd never get back to the podcast.  And the even better news - it tastes GREAT!!! I blend mine everyday with ice to get it super thick and it basically tastes like chocolate ice cream. I'm not even exaggerating.  Healthy chocolate ice cream, are you kidding me? 
Check them out at  I'll get you guys a code here soon as well so you can save bundles on it and make it your go to meal of the day. I almost look forward to it as much as I do coffee. And that's saying a lot as you all well know.  
This will also be linked in the show notes.
3 pointer time! 
The 3 points of the week are:  
My workouts to stay in shape, not spend all day in the gym, and actually be excited to work out.  
The worst thing I think is when people say they hate to exercise. Why? You can make it fun, it doesn't have to be a chore. Once it becomes a chore, you gotta switch it up.  If you can make it the fun part of your day and something you look forward to, that's a huge win!
Here are 3 of my favorite that I try to incorporate every week
3. Yoga --- abosoultey love it. And no I'm not a long bearded yogi..  I hit it or about 10-15 minutes a day, that's all you need. I like to mix in deep breathing through my nose with it too - just gets me super relaxed, better mobility, gives me more energy for the day, great way to start to attack your day. 
2. High intensity interval training - but with a purpose, and things you like to do.  It's quick, its efficient - run 5-10 sprints, throw some tires around, lift a few heavy objects, creating your own workout. You don't have to go to a crossfit gym or something way over the top like that. Have fun creating your own workout - keep it short and intense. Couple times a week and you're golden
3. Play your sport -- As kids we all loved to get out there an play something. Whys that gotta stop? Just because we're not kids we can't play anymore. Bogus!!  I LOVE getting up and down playing basketball, the tennis court, basically anything with competition (not named golf) and I'm all in. Get your kid spirit back.
There it is, the 3pters of the week - Yoga, High intensity interval training, and play.  Overall make it FUN! make exercise enjoyable, definitely doesn't have to be a chore. 
I'd love to hear from all of you out there. Seriously, hit me - give me feedback on how we can keep making this podcast better, topics you guys want me to focus on, any high level performers out there that you think I should bring on - let me know and we'll get them on.  One of these episodes coming up here we'll do an audience question and answer. That'd be fun.  You know what, the coolest thing about this podcast is it's not just me talking to you, its US talking together. We're basically hanging around campfire, roasting marshmallows, making us some smores, listening to someone play the guitar that really isn't very good but we act like they are. Yeah you know what i"m talking about.  Anyways, we're family - Game of Life family.  Thank you so much for listening and making this possible. Until next week - Hope you all have a  great week. And remember, it's all about the journey 
David Nurse Game of Life signing off.   
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