Having worked 12 hour shifts as a night shift worker for over 4 years, I can attest to the fact that it is very hard to be superhuman while working the night shift. If you aren’t getting any sleep, and aren’t eating well, you can’t be superhuman. In this series of 3 articles, I’ll help you overcome the challenges of being a night shift worker. Keep reading to learn how a night shift worker can start to become superhuman by improving his or her sleep habits. Continue reading
Want the complete article to go along with this infographic? Just click here for Ben Greenfield’s post on The Last Resource You’ll Ever Need To Get Better Sleep, Eliminate Insomnia, Beat Jet Lag and Master The Nap: Part 1
When thinking of sardines or anchovies, you’re likely to picture small fish packed in a can or bottle. It’s said that sardines were the first type of fish to be canned. This happened in France during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte. It was also during this period that the canning process was first developed as a food security solution for both the military and the general populace.
But these types of fish have long been part of the human diet. During the time of the Roman Empire, for example, citizens enjoyed a kind of fermented fish sauce made from anchovies called garum. This is not really surprising as fish in general are a good source of protein. Plus they have the advantage of not having the riskier types of fatty acids and high amounts of cholesterol, unlike the meat of domesticated land animals.
Read on and learn about the health benefits of sardines, anchovies or haddock and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid strongly recommends you add this source of protein in your diet. Continue reading
Cherries have long been a part of the human diet as indicated by its name. “Cherry” comes from the Latin cerasum. As it happens, Cerasus is what the Ancient Romans called an area in northern Turkey where cherries were said to be first exported into Europe.
While there are still several varieties of cherries today, there are only two types that are most widely cultivated and distributed. These would be wild or sweet cherries (Prunus avium) and sour or tart cherries (Prunus cerasus). Almost half of the production of this fruit is done in Europe with Turkey as the top producer. In 2009 this country grew almost half a million metric tons of cherries.
The Superhuman Food Pyramid encourages you to include cherries in your diet. There are few fruits that can deliver so much nutrition in such a small package. Read on to find out what health benefits can be had from eating cherries. Continue reading
This infographic that shows you how to sleep better was designed based on Ben Greenfield’s article “How To Hack Your Sleep, Beat Insomnia & Get Into A Deep Sleep Phase As Fast As Possible“.
Questions, comments or feedback on how to sleep better? Just leave them below, and remember: you can hire a Superhuman Coach to help hack your sleep!
What is your most productive time of day?
Find out in this infographic from Ben Greenfield, click here to bring the infographic up to full size in a new window, and access the full article with more details by going to “Which Time Of Day Is Most Productive?”
So what about YOU? What is your most productive time of day? Or is it now something different than you thought? Leave your questions, comments and feedback below.
The following is the podcast version of the Superhuman Sleep Module for members only.
For the past two years, I’ve been secretly planning a live conference where you can come learn from the best-of-the-best in the realm of health, fitness, nutrition – and discover how to truly look, feel and perform the way you’ve always wanted to.
And I’ve got good news – the conference is officially scheduled for March 8 & 9, 2013, in Spokane, Washington as the “Become Superhuman” LIVE Event with Ben Greenfield.
That’s right – I’ve lined up a world-class series of speakers in performance, fat loss, recovery, digestion, brain, sleep and hormone optimization to descend upon the Pacific Northwest for the most epic health and fitness conference ever. Since I’m still finalizing contracts, I can’t yet reveal the speaker identities, but let’s just say that you’re going to get to personally learn from some of the biggest doctors, experts and gurus that have ever been on my podcast – up close and in-person.
If you could do just one thing to increase your mental power, speed, build muscle, and lose fat – would you do it? Yes? All you have to do is sleep. Sleep leads to performance.
Runners are always looking for the next best shoe, apparel, supplement, training plan to improve their performance. We spend millions of dollars trying techniques or products that will keep us injury free and achieving that elusive PR. I have found the “magic” pill, it will not cost you a thing! sleep. Sleep is one of the most overlooked aspects of training by runners, even though it is the most important aspect in preventing injury, enhancing your recovery, building strength, and improving speed.
Elite runners all know the value of sleep. Rare is the pro athlete who doesn’t nap and get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep. Paula Radcliffe, women’s marathon world record holder, sleeps around nine hours each night and takes 1-2 hour naps in the afternoon. Why all the extra sleep? So she can rebuild stressed and damaged muscles faster. During the deepest stage of sleep the body releases human growth hormone for repairs. During this time the muscles are paralyzed allowing maximum healing. So by sleeping twice a day, she gets a double hit of the growth hormone to accelerate her recovery.