MJ Shaar says that you don’t have to play “The Big Gain” to get started on your New Year fitness goals. That way of thinking is actually contrary to nature’s way of doing things. Changes have to be made slowly to be made permanent. MJ founded Smarts and Stamina and co-wrote the book, Smarts and Stamina, The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance, which made Amazon’s best seller list twice.
With college degrees in Organizational Behavior and Applied Performance Psychology and certifications as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, MJ has studied performance from all sides of the issue. She and Dr. Nancy talk about how more than 80% of the diseases that plague us today are preventable. We can be in control of our health, but we need to approach it differently.
MJ outlines how serotonin and cortisol play their parts in our food-mood mixture and how we need to restructure our day to include putting our health and vitality first.