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Feb 28, 2018

This episode is underwritten by HealthIQ, and we couldn’t be happier to have them! See, one of the things I’m so passionate about when I talk about how I use my ADHD to my advantage is exercise, right? It’s obvious that a workout in the morning greatly boosts my brainpower and lets me use my faster brain to do great things.

But here’s the other benefit of exercise: Engagement in high-intensity exercise once per week decreases risk for cardiovascular mortality by 39% for men and 51% for women, and according to a 2009 Study in the International Journal of Sports Medicine, men who did high-intensity exercise have a 35% lower risk of all-cause mortality. For women the risk reduction is 44%. THAT’S HUGE. If you’re exercising to improve how you manage your ADHD, AND you’re getting the extra benefits of a much healthier body, then guess what: You should be paying less for your life insurance! That’s where Health IQ comes in.

Health IQ uses science & data to secure lower rates on life insurance for health conscious people including runners, cyclists, strength trainers, vegans, and more. 56% of Health IQ customers save between 4-33% on their life insurance, and these savings are exclusive to Health IQ. They save their customers up to 33% because physically active people have a 56% lower risk of heart disease, 20% lower risk of cancer and a 58% lower risk of diabetes compared to people who are inactive.

Like saving money on your car insurance for being a good driver, Health IQ saves you money on your life insurance for living a health conscious lifestyle. Learn more and get a free quote at healthiq.com/FTN

 

Hey gang! This week we're getting to visit with my ol'friend Lenore!  Lenore Skenazy is president of the new non-profit Let Grow, dedicated to "Future-Proofing Our Kids and Our Country."

Ten years ago, after her column "Why I Let My 9 Year Old Ride the Subway Alone" landed her on every talk show from The Today Show to Dr. Phil, Skenazy founded the book and blog “Free-Range Kids,” which launched the anti-helicopter parenting movement. Her main point? Our kids are NOT in constant danger. Give them a little more freedom and everyone wins.

Now she lectures internationally, from Microsoft to Dreamworks to the Sydney Opera House, and has been profiled everywhere from The New York Times to The New Yorker. And here she is on The Daily  Show! A journalist herself, Lenore has written for everyone from The Wall Street Journal to Mad Magazine. Yep. Mad.  Her reality show “World’s Worst Mom,” airs on Discovery Life (from time to time, late at night, in re-runs).

A graduate of Yale and Columbia, she lives in New York City with her husband and beloved computer. Her sons have (safely) flown the coop. 

 

In this episode, Peter and Lenore discuss:

 

3:05-  “Why I Let My 9 Year Old Ride the Subway Alone” / “World’s Worst Mom”

4:05-  So, how did this chapter start for you Lenore?

4:30-  “Free-Range Kids” blog. Remembering seminal moments of being a kid. 

6:00-  Did you know I sliced my finger off once when I was a kid?

6:20-  Parenting dilemmas, the importance of teachable moments & “SugarBombs”.. in the year 2018.

8:48-  Children’s physical environments and the freedom to learn.

10:22-  Walking home after school in NYC, circa 1970’s.

11:04- When IS the safest time to be a kid?

11:30- Fear and the consumption of Tech.

12:38- The Let Grow Project is trying to figure out how to make a real world change for parent’s & kids.

13:00-  LetGrow.org

13:27-  Micro-initiative number 1. Begin to return to normal childhood activities.

14:25-  A few experiences & quotes from folks who have been taking part in the Let Grow project.

15:40-  Micro-initiative number 2. Free play at school, after school. 

16:40-  Identifying with the concepts of the Let Grow project and how I stay focused daily, without    using meds. (Just in case you didn’t already know).

17:10-  Reach out at Lenore@LetGrow.org

17:54-  Thank you Lenore!!

18:14  Faster Than Normal Podcast contact info and credits. 

Feb 21, 2018

This episode is underwritten by HealthIQ, and we couldn't be happier to have them! See, one of the things I’m so passionate about when I talk about how I use my ADHD to my advantage is exercise, right? It’s obvious that a workout in the morning greatly boosts my brainpower and lets me use my faster brain to do great things.

But here’s the other benefit of exercise: Engagement in high-intensity exercise once per week decreases risk for cardiovascular mortality by 39% for men and 51% for women, and according to a 2009 Study in the International Journal of Sports Medicine, men who did high-intensity exercise have a 35% lower risk of all-cause mortality. For women the risk reduction is 44%. THAT'S HUGE. If you’re exercising to improve how you manage your ADHD, AND you’re getting the extra benefits of a much healthier body, then guess what: You should be paying less for your life insurance! That’s where Health IQ comes in.

Health IQ uses science & data to secure lower rates on life insurance for health conscious people including runners, cyclists, strength trainers, vegans, and more. 56% of Health IQ customers save between 4-33% on their life insurance, and these savings are exclusive to Health IQ. They save their customers up to 33% because physically active people have a 56% lower risk of heart disease, 20% lower risk of cancer and a 58% lower risk of diabetes compared to people who are inactive.

Like saving money on your car insurance for being a good driver, Health IQ saves you money on your life insurance for living a health conscious lifestyle. Learn more and get a free quote at healthiq.com/FTN

Hey gang!  So this week we get to visit with Keith Lemer, Chief Executive Officer of WellNet Healthcare Plan. Keith has lobbied extensively on Capitol Hill for healthcare reform and frequently provides strategic counsel to the Employee Benefits Committee of the United States Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation. He is a member of The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. and The Young Presidents Organization’s (YPO) Washington, D.C. chapter, was named 2011’s 40 under 40 by The Washington Business Journal and 2013’s InTheCapital’s 50 On Fire. He is also Chairman of the Board of Unsung Heroes, a national non-profit that focuses on promoting awareness & appreciation for the workforce on the nation’s college campuses who keep the university running behind-the-scenes but often go unrecognized and unappreciated. People like Keith make me want to work even harder- he’s crazy-successful!!  Quick Fun Fact: After attending a 6 month, intensive Italian cooking school, Keith dreams of opening a restaurant one day.

Ok, let’s dig right in- Enjoy!

In this episode, Peter and Keith discuss:

 

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note – We’d love to hear from you!

Feb 14, 2018

Welcome to another edition of Faster Than Normal, and a HUGE welcome to those who found us from the New and Noteworthy section of iTunes! We're thrilled that you're here, and so happy to share with you that ADHD is a gift, NOT a curse!

This week we’re getting to know the wonderful and entertaining Adam Sietz! (Don’t blink, that is the correct spelling).  Adam has checked more ticks on his bucket list than a blue tick hound after a good run in the woods.  He has acted in Academy Award & Golden Globe-nominated films, Emmy Award-winning TV series, Broadway shows, Video Games, (including "Grand Theft Auto" & "Neverwinter Nights 2" for which he won 2007 VG Character of the year), "The National Lampoon’s Radio Hour", over 200 commercials, and as a comedian has worked with some of the best Comics of this generation: Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld and Robert Klein, to name a few. All this while being a husband, a dad, and MASSIVELY ADHD.

This is going to be fun!  Enjoy!

PS: He's the voice of the troll under the bridge on Dora the Explorer!!

 

In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss:

  • 2:30  How Adam started. Class Clowns. How dopamine resonates from all audiences.
  • 4:57  Big rooms versus small gatherings. Small talk. Improvisation.  
  • 8:38  Balancing what you love with what you ‘have’ to do.
  • 9:56  Michael Port’s Red Velvet Rope Policy, being choosey.
  • 10:47  Managing time and energy. Big Hug Productions. Learning from shifting perspectives.
  • 12:40  When did you realize you were different?
  • 13:40  Teachers, Mothers and Good things; like Hyper-Awareness
  • 15:49  What’s your favorite part of Acting?
  • 17:40  Just be
  • 17:54  What do you tell youngsters with ADHD?
  • 20:20  Short Attention spans. The proliferation of E-devices
  • 20:38  How to find him at  www.AdamSietz.com 
  • 21:30  Thank you for listening!
  • 21:52  Faster Than Normal Podcast info and Credits.

 As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note – We’d love to hear! 

Feb 7, 2018

Big ups to FitKit for supporting the podcast this week. FitKit offers a number of different wellness products for both mind and body that make healthy living SIMPLE! I love their products and live by them when on the road. All of the kits are portable and packable, fit right in a carry on and most come with bands and tubes, a jump rope, 250 exercises and other great tools and resources. No excuses, especially when they include a 6 week nutrition and fitness plan as well as 24/7 email access to their dietitians and trainers! All the kits range in price from $10-$40 but if you use the code FTN, you get 20% during the month of January. Whichever kit you chose, you can take comfort in knowing they have been created by fitness, nutrition and wellness experts with the sole purpose helping you get healthy and fit. Not only are the FitKits great for individuals, but every organization should get these for their employees or clients. Each Kit can be fully branded with your logo, they offer volume pricing and starting at just $4, there is a FitKit for every budget. Companies like Keurig, Marriott, Dell New York Presbyterian Hospital among others have branded the FitKit products as a creative way to encourage health while at the same time promoting their brand. Win – Win. The best part: people love receiving them! Learn more at fitkit.com. Check them out. I love them.

 

Welcome to another episode of Faster Than Normal! Happy that you’re here!

We’re talking this week with Lyle Ungar and Sharath Chandra Guntuku about their study: "Language of ADHD in Adults on Social Media".

Lyle is a Professor of Computer and Information Science at The University of Pennsylvania. His current research focuses on developing scalable machine learning methods for data mining and text mining,including deep learning methods for natural language processing, and analysis of social media to better understand the drivers of physical and mental well-being.

Sharath is a post-doctoral researcher in the Perelman School of Medicine and in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Penn, he completed his PhD studies on building machine learning algorithms to model users’ personality in multimedia preferences at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His current research aims to leverage large-scale social media image and text data to model social health outcomes and psychological traits.

SHOW NOTES:

1:18 FitKit.com

2:17 Welcome and Introductions

3:18 How did you get the idea for the study “What can Twitter reveal about people with ADHD”?

4:18 Twitter, dopamine, posting and an immediate gratification connection?

5:17 Time condensing and ‘slow media’ among teens

6:34 Mood swings and possible self-regulating online? Language and nuances

8:09 Immediate feedback loops

9:05 Downtime. Typing with purpose. Condition-specific Apps?

10:20 Bombwords, double-check delay and e-tools

12:35 No mirriors yet in Social Media. Yet.

13:07 Many different types of ADHD and what Social Media can tell us

15:00 If the goal is to better understand the condition, then what’s next?

16:15 What some Social Media Research shows and will we see a shift once people with ADHD understand how to use it for Good?

18:00. How can we follow your research. the World Well Being Project www.WWBP.org

18:45. Thank you!

19:05 Outros

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