174: Is Your Fitness Overtaking Your Health?

Fitness Overtaking Health (3_2017)

This episode has been a long time coming. Serena Marie, RD, and I share how we determine when we’re getting “Karied” (pun intended) away with running too much. We share the definition of a u-shaped curve (or what I call a bell curve) to show when we know if our bodies are getting too much of a “good” thing.

Serena checks in with herself and asks—not based on studies, but based on personal experience—the following questions:

1. Am i injured?
2. Am I always tired?
3. Am I happy?
4. Do I have a positive body image?
5. Is running adversely affecting my relationships?

I look at my blood sugar levels, sleep, relationships, and also the positive psychology PERMA model, which includes the following:


I also discuss how sometimes shifting our identity helps us decide who we want to be. We also chat about how to make any decision based on health, happiness, and safety.

We discuss these resources and links during this episode:

“The Bubble” Skit on Saturday Night Live (it’s a spoof on Brooklyn)
Dr. Frank Lipman on The Good Life Project Podcast
Jonathan Fields on The Running Lifestyle Show
Serena’s Cottage Cheese Pancake Recipe
My Pumpkin Pie Pancake Recipe
Inside Quest Exchange Show

2017 is the year of the Flourishing Experiment! If you’d like to join a group to help you with your habits and resolutions, or create a Flourishing Experiment yourself, reach out to Kari at Kari@TheRunningLifestyle.com for more information.

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