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Hosted by five-time off-road triathlon world champion Lesley Paterson and her husband Dr. Simon Marshall, the XTERRA podcast explores the stories and science behind the quest to Live More.
XTERRA Podcasts feature guests who live, work, and play off the beaten path, share first-person accounts of epic outdoor adventures, and provide valuable tips from industry leaders in the physical and mental health industries.

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    • Sports
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

Hosted by five-time off-road triathlon world champion Lesley Paterson and her husband Dr. Simon Marshall, the XTERRA podcast explores the stories and science behind the quest to Live More.
XTERRA Podcasts feature guests who live, work, and play off the beaten path, share first-person accounts of epic outdoor adventures, and provide valuable tips from industry leaders in the physical and mental health industries.

    Episode 4: A User’s Guide to Going 'All In' - Passion, Success, and the Benefits of Living an Unbalanced Life

    Episode 4: A User’s Guide to Going 'All In' - Passion, Success, and the Benefits of Living an Unbalanced Life

    Hosted by five-time off-road triathlon world champion Lesley Paterson and her husband Dr. Simon Marshall, the XTERRA podcast explores the stories and science behind the quest to Live More.


    XTERRA Podcasts feature guests who live, work, and play off the beaten path, share first-person accounts of epic outdoor adventures, and provide valuable tips from industry leaders in the physical and mental health industries.


    You’ll find new episodes here, and on other major platforms such as Apple Podcast, Google Play/Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic, and more.

    • 57 min
    Episode 3: Gutsy Decisions - Addressing Athlete Fatigue, Insomnia, and More

    Episode 3: Gutsy Decisions - Addressing Athlete Fatigue, Insomnia, and More

    If you’re an endurance athlete and complain of fatigue, insomnia, hormone problems, anxiety, depression, bloating, or other gastrointestinal issues – you are not alone.


    In this episode of the XTERRA Podcast five-time off-road triathlon World Champ Lesley Paterson and her husband, sports psychologist Dr. Simon Marshall, talk about their own struggle-journey through all the health issues listed above and share what they learned along the way.


    Their primary goal was to identify the underlying cause of the problems, and that led them to Christopher Kelly, the CEO/Founder of Nourish Balance Thrive. Kelly – who is this week’s guest, uses advanced biochemical testing to prevent and reverse chronic disease, as well as optimize performance in athletes.


    Medical Disclaimer
    This podcast episode provides general information and discussions about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this episode, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.


    If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult with your health care provider or seek other professional medical treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something that have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.


    The opinions and views expressed on this podcast and linked website have no relation to those of any academic, hospital, health practice or other institution.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 2: Lockdown – Finding meaning in the moment

    Episode 2: Lockdown – Finding meaning in the moment

    In this episode of the XTERRA Podcast, five-time off-road triathlon World Champ Lesley Paterson and sports psychologist Dr. Simon Marshall talk to experts about how to cope with COVID-19 and share their own stories of dealing with uncertainty, the good and bad of social media, and how the concept of ‘structure, routine, and reward’ can help.


    About the Guests


    Dr. Kensa Gunter is a licensed psychologist and a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) based in Atlanta, GA. She provides mental health and mental performance services to individual athletes & teams and serves as a consultant for various organizations. Dr. Gunter is listed on the USOPC’s Sport Psychology Registry and she is currently the President-Elect for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). You can connect with her on Twitter at @DrKensa.


    Dr Gina Merchant is behavioral scientist specializing in psychology, public health, and data science. Her work broadly examines how online and offline social networks influence our health behaviors and healthcare decision-making. A former Postdoctoral Fellow of Biomedical Informatics at the University of California San Diego, Dr Merchant is now the VP of Behavioral Design and Science at OneDrop, a diabetes management platform that harnesses the power of mobile computing and data science to empower people with diabetes to live their best lives. You can connect with her on Twitter at @DrGMerchant.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 1: Life Lessons from a Bona Fide Badass

    Episode 1: Life Lessons from a Bona Fide Badass

    In Episode #1 we meet Ray Zahab, a pack-a-day smoker who transformed himself into one of the planet’s most accomplished explorers. Ray is a Canadian Adventurer, ultra-distance runner and Founder of non-profit Impossible2Possible. A recipient of the Meritorious Service Cross of Canada, Ray is an Explorer in Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In 2015, Canadian Geographic recognized Ray as one of Canada’s Top Explorers. He has run 14,000+ km across the world’s deserts and completed multiple unsupported expeditions in some of the coldest places on the planet. Listen in to discover how he learned to fully apply himself in the present moment and the successes that ensued.

    • 56 min

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