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Improve Performance in Sports & Business through Exercise & Diet with Sharon McDowell-Larsen PhD

Mar 1, 2023

Watch Episode 219 with Dr. Sharon McDowell-Larsen:

The story of our guest today, Dr. Sharon McDowell-Larsen, is one of perpetual movement. A plant-based athlete and former Coach at the Center for Creative Leadership, she’s lived on multiple continents and competed in IronMan triathlons, mountain bike races, Ultra Trail races, and Nordic ski races, just to name a few. Dr. McDowell-Larsen has a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and she has guided some of the world’s top leaders to peak performance in health and fitness.  

So whether you’re an aspiring athlete, current athlete, or weekend warrior, this is an episode you don’t want to miss!

Listen to Episode 219 with Dr. Sharon McDowell-Larsen

What we discuss in this episode:

  • Why a plant-based diet optimizes performance and how it changed Dr. McDowell-Larsen’s life

  • The benefits of carbohydrates for performance and gut function

  • How a diet rich in fiber helps to maintain muscle mass as we age

  • The benefits of moderate exercise and how it improves brain function

  • How executives benefit from exercise

  • What happens to the brain as we age?

  • The benefits of soy consumption in women

  • How fish is harmful to human health

  • The difference between routine health and extreme health

  • The benefits of sleep for brain health


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