Sam Wood is here to make 2022 the best year of your life.
Whether you're looking to lose weight, find motivation or get ahead, The Wood Life will guide you on your journey. Along with Australia's leading experts, Sam answers your health, fitness, and lifestyle questions.
Catch new Wood Life episodes every Monday and Thursday. Have a question for Sam? Send it to him here https://sayhi.chat/thewoodlife
Master control of your mind and body with Wim Hof 🧊
Plunging into freezing cold water doesn’t seem like the ideal way to spend each morning, but cold therapies have proven health benefits. A man synonymous with cold therapies, is the Ice Man himself, Wim Hof. He’s managed to become the fittest, healthiest, and mentally aligned version of himself at 63 years old, and you can do the same. After this you’ll want to spend your mornings in icy cold water! Then, Sam unpacks what it takes to get marathon ready, and how to identify if you’re pushing it too hard, or not hard enough. Have a question for Sam? Send it to him here.
MOTIVATIONAL MOMENT: Finding motivation in Winter 🥶
Staying motivated when it's cold, windy, and uninspiring is difficult, but throwing in the towel for the three months of Winter is worse. Sam is here to tell you why you don't need motivation, you just need to keep moving, and all you need is a Winter plan! Have a question for Sam? Send it to him here.
Health fads are making us sick... learn what it takes to be truly healthy 🌿
Our obsession with looking healthy is making us sick. Cardiac surgeon, Dr Nikki Stamp speaks to Sam about the harmful trends and misinformation that have spread so far and wide, it's damaged our relationship with food and exercise. Dr. Stamp outlines what health is, what we should be doing to stay healthy, and whether or not red wine is actually good for our hearts... you'll want to hear to this! Then, if you're trying to sustainably lose weight in stubborn areas, Sam has some tips! Have a question for Sam? Send it to him here.
MOTIVATIONAL MOMENT: Remove one MAJOR cause of stress and create balance ⚖️
There are many parts of life that can cause us stress, work, relationships, finances, but a study by the Australian Psychological Society found one surprising common cause of stress. Sam takes you through finding the right balance between a healthy lifestyle and body, and a healthy mind. Have a question for Sam? Send it to him here.
Resilience isn’t what you think it is… here’s how to build it 🧱
Forget what you know about resilience! Neuroscientist, nutritionist and exercise physiologist, Paul Taylor is about to change the way you think about resilience forever, by redefining what it actually is, what we're doing wrong, and how we can build it in ourselves and the next generation. Then, if you're trying to stick to healthy eating habits, but your busy lifestyle just doesn't allow for the consistency you need, Sam gives his top tips to keep you on track! Have a question for Sam? Send it to him here.
MOTIVATIONAL MOMENT: Power through the hardest part of the day ☀
Do you find that by mid-afternoon you're craving another coffee, something sweet, or even a nap? You've probably got 3.30-itis, and yes, it is a real thing. Sam is here to help you make it through you afternoon slump, without a drop of caffeine! Have a question for Sam? Send it to him here.
LIFE BEGINS WITH WOOD
This podcast literally changed my life. One day an Oldsmobile was coming down a dirt road at top speed when one of its tyres suddenly came loose. The driver frantically rushed to put on the spare and in his hast he failed to see the vehicle headed straight for him until the headlights where all but blinding his eyes. Awaiting sudden death with a thunderous crash he was stunned to realise he was still of this world. Looking up he beheld a vast figure guarding him from the crumbled wreck of the previously oncoming vehicle. It miraculously did not seem to have left a scratch on him, which was impossible considering the car was now barely fit for the scrap heap. “Who are you?” the man asked with amazement. “Wood…Sam Wood”, answered the saviour. He paused as his head turned to the cries of another innocent, “now, we best deliver your Mrs’ babe, it sounds like she’s crowning”. I. WAS. THAT. BABE. While my time left now is short I go to my death knowing I was in the world of a great man who has the strength of Hercules and the immortality gene of Paul Rudd.