Just One More! With Joanna and Daphnie
Summary: A fitness and nutrition podcast for normal people who want to be more awesome. The people who are caught between just one more burpee and just one more cupcake: you are our people! Hosted by Joanna Shaw Flamm and Daphnie Yang.
A global pandemic is not something we thought we’d ever have to cover on this podcast, but here we are. In this special episode, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Kelli Cavaliere gives us tools to work through our anxiety and stress in this time where everything in our lives has drastically changed in an incredibly short amount of time. We hope this helps a little bit, and we hope you and yours are healthy and safe.
A special announcement about the next season of the show
We have 10 times more microbial cells in our body than we have human cells. What are they all doing there? Dr. Gabi Fragiadakis, post-doctoral researcher in Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, sheds some light on what the microbes in our gut are up to, how they might be affecting our health, and what scientists think we should be eating to keep our microbiome happy.
A lot of us get nervous about the idea of “couples counseling”: doesn’t seeing someone mean something is really...wrong with us? Isn't it just for old married people who are getting divorced? Absolutely not! Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Jen Elmquist joins us to break through the stigma of taking care of our hearts and minds the way we take care of our bodies. We talk about what couples therapy is, when might be a good time to try it, and how her book, Relationship Reset, can get us heading in the right direction without even sitting down on The Couch.
Food waste is bad in two big ways: it means throwing away perfectly good food in a world where many people don’t have enough to eat, AND it means basically ripping up your hard earned cash and throwing it in the garbage. This week, Registered Dietitian and Flavor Maven Hannah Jastram Aaberg gives us tips for making the most of the food we buy, from using every last bit of that bunch of herbs to a hilarious use for pickle juice. Never fear what’s hiding in your crisper again!
Dealing with fitness and nutrition on your own is one thing. It changes when you become part of a couple, especially a couple that lives together. What better way to discuss these challenges than with Joanna and Daphnie’s husbands? Guests Matt Healy and Stuart Ashwood talk with Joanna and Daphnie about how being married to TWO PERFECT WOMEN affects their health and how they handle any difficulties that definitely never come up because see above re: being perfect. (JK we actually let them be very honest about their experience ugh.)
Triathlons are for crazy people, right? Well, kind of! In her book Women Who Tri, guest Alicia DiFabio tells the story of how the women in her small New Jersey town went “triathlon crazy” and took her along for the ride. We talk with Alicia about the birth of triathlon as a sport, why women are feeling drawn to it in huge numbers, and all the different ways to make triathlons more accessible to us “normal people”. Warning: you might get inspired!
Chiropractic care is one of those things where you either use it and feel super passionate about it, or you have no idea what it is. Daphnie is our resident chiropractic cheerleader, and Joanna (no surprise) is clueless. Our guest, Dr. Laura Roos, explains what chiropractic care is, how it might help you feel more awesome, and what to look for when you’re finding a practitioner.
To celebrate the New York City Marathon, we’re joined by multi-marathoner Dana Krashin! Her story takes her from watching the Boston Marathon with her family every year at mile 8.4 to running her first marathon in Boston in 2013, a marathon that we know was unlike any other. Dana’s positivity and love of running will almost convince you that running 26.2 miles sounds fun! Plus, we talk about what gear has stood the test of 9 marathons in “Dana’s Gear Corner”.
What is the deal with acupuncture? Daphnie grew up with it, but Joanna has always been a little skeptical. In this episode, guest Sara Vaccariello of Avalon Acupuncture helps us understand what acupuncture is, how it works, and why it can be helpful even if you don’t believe in “qi”. Joanna, Sara, and Daphnie also discuss how acupuncture is being used in hospitals and how people are working to make it more accessible to normal people.
Joanna and her husband Matt had a baby! With the hum of the baby monitor in the background they share their birth story and give their advice for first time parents-to-be.
We don’t have a full episode for you this week. We DO have a good reason.
Stress: we’ve all got it, and some of us are pretty proud of ours. It means we’re super successful and important, right? Actually, stress has some pretty negative effects on the body. In this week’s episode, Daphnie explains how our bodies are trying to help us with stress, why it’s actually hurting us, and what we can do to help let go of the stress we create for ourselves. Plus, we do a REALLY FUN PUSH-UP in "Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise".
It’s hot! Daphnie loves steamy weather, but it can definitely be hard on your body. For those of you who aren't as in love with the high temps, we're sharing a few of our favorite hacks for living your best life in the heat of the summer.
It might seem like kettlebells appeared in gyms out of nowhere five years ago, but did you know they’ve actually been around since the 1700s? Daphnie tells us how kettlebells jumped from sexy Russian farmers to modern day gyms and walks us through her favorite kettlebell exercises.