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Ep49 – Insights on the 3 Rocks: Sleep, Nutrition, and Exercise, with Ben Moore

Ep49 – Insights on the 3 Rocks: Sleep, Nutrition, and Exercise, with Ben Moore

Disclaimer: None of the people featured on this episode of Mentally Unscripted are doctors. The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice. 

In today's episode, fitness coach Ben Moore joins Stefan and me. We had a fantastic conversation about sleep, nutrition, and exercise. These "3 Rocks," as Ben calls them, form the foundation of an optimal life.  

Ben is articulate and possesses knowledge well beyond his age. You'll enjoy this conversation as much as Stefan and I.   

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About Ben 

  1. Instagram 

  1. Twitter 

  1. The Level Up Library 


  1. American Medical Association language guide says drop terms like “morbid obesity,” “alcoholic,” and “fairness” 

  1. American Medical Association Cancels ‘Morbid Obesity,’ ‘Inmates,’ ‘Homeless’ 

  1. How to Write Creative Fiction: Umberto Eco’s Four Rules 

  1. Hormesis (Getting Stronger) 

  1. Hormesis (Science Direct) 

  1. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams , by Matthew Walker 

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience, ##1109 – Matthew Walker 

  1. A New Integrative Model of the Self 

  1. How To Stop Buying Shit Food 

  1. Mentally Unscripted Ep27 - Joey Psypreneur Interview 

Mental Models 

  1. Inertia 

  1. Short-term vs. Long-term focus 

  1. 1 step back for 2 steps forward 

  1. Pivot 

  1. Meaningful discomfort/hormesis 

  1. Tradeoffs  

  1. Knowledge --> Practice positive feedback loop 

  1. Routine & Structure 

  1. Entropy 

Top Takeaways 

  1. The goal to improve your life is to make a lasting change. 

  1. When you do something for a long time, it becomes part of your identity. It takes overcoming your ego to gain the self-awareness to know when you must change. Starting over with something new requires the willingness to take a step back. We can’t let inertia carry us forward to an unfulfilled life. 

  1. A lack of reflection leads people to repeat the same mistakes. 

  1. We should prioritize health and fitness at all ages, not only when we’re older.  

  1. People need adversity to grow and become stronger. We’re too focused on making people comfortable when we should be focused on overcoming “negative energy.” 

  1. Health is simple but not easy. Gaining the needed knowledge is easy but having the required discipline to put that knowledge into practice is a challenge for most people.  

  1. Getting adequate sleep is an easy way to improve your performance. 

  1. Sleep, nutrition, and exercise are the 3 big rocks that make up the foundation for our health. There aren’t any shortcuts on these. 

  1. Your mental diet is as important as your physical diet. 

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