Today I am super excited to be joined once again by one of my dear friends, Dr. Marc Bubbs! Dr. Marc Bubbs is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Performance Nutrition Lead for Canada Basketball Team, Speaker, and former Strength Coach. He is also the author of the book, Peak 40, and most recently, his newest book, Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports — which we will be talking about today!
Dr. Marc Bubbs and I are really getting deep into what it actually takes to be in a state of maximized energy, mindset, and performance in your 40s. As someone with three daughters and a busy career, Dr. Bubbs’ work is as much personal as it is for all of us. We had a deeply fascinating conversation in this episode about the things that we need to put in place to optimize our health and performance during what could be — and should be — the most exciting phase of our life!
In our conversation, Dr. Bubbs really contextualizes the habits that will have the most significant impact on our lives in our 40s and gives some incredible, practical advice. I cannot wait for you all to tune in and hear his insight!
[2:00] About today’s episode with Dr. Marc Bubbs!
[3:20] Welcoming Dr. Marc Bubbs back to the podcast!
[3:29] About Dr. Marc Bubbs’ new book, Peak 40.
[4:09] Dr. Marc Bubbs shares about himself, his background, and the incredible work he is doing in the world.
[5:48] What does Dr. Bubbs see at the crux of happiness decline? And how can we get out of this decline?
[9:19] How do we get people to take action and take control of their health and life?
[13:04] What it means to “master your morning” — and what it looks like to master it.
[15:45] How important is food (relative to exercise) in terms of your overall health?
[17:39] Why and how sleep is critical to our overall health.
[20:17] Why we should track our sleep and the most important sleep metrics to pay attention to.
[23:15] The most important health metrics to measure (that can have a huge impact on your overall health).
[26:36] The differences between cardiovascular fitness and weight loss and the outcomes they’re each tied to.
[30:08] Key habits you should start incorporating into your day to get more energy and enable success!
[37:45] Where, how, and when you can get a hold of Marc’s new book!
[38:05] Dr. Marc Bubbs’ key performance indicators!
[41:51] Where to learn more about what Dr. Marc Bubbs is up to in this world!
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More About Dr. Marc Bubbs
Dr. Marc Bubbs is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Performance Nutrition Lead for Canada Basketball Team, Speaker, and former Strength Coach. He is the author of the books, Peak 40: The New Science of Mid-Life Health for a Leaner, Stronger Body and a Sharper Mind, and Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports — an integrated and personalized approach to health, nutrition, training, recovery, and mindset. Marc also hosts the Dr. Bubbs Performance Nutrition Podcast, connecting listeners with world-leading experts in human performance and health and practices in Toronto, Canada, and London, England.
Additionally, Dr. Bubbs also regularly presents at health, fitness, and medical conferences across North America and Europe; consults with NBA, NHL, and MLB teams; and sees patients out of the Sport Medicine Clinic at the Toronto Athletic Club in downtown Toronto.
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“You see the best athletes in the world know about sleep; they know it’s good for performance. But, the sleep scientist will quickly tell you that they still struggle to actually get them to do it. That’s the missing piece … the application.” — Dr. Marc Bubbs
“If you get a good night’s sleep and get yourself off to a good start … those big problems that you thought were big problems, now, all of a sudden, you’re [able to] cross … off of [your] list pretty quickly.” — Dr. Marc Bubbs
“We always think … that [elite athletes] are just really disciplined. That’s why they get up at 5:30 [a.m.] and they go for their run. No, they’re cursing under their breath! … They just get up and do it. Ultimately, that’s what we’re trying to get to.” — Dr. Marc Bubbs