Parenting, Stress Reduction Strategies & Optimizing Your Human Habitat - Ben Greenfield #47

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Get your notebooks out for this episode, folks! Ben Greenfield — ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, Spartan racer, coach, speaker and New York Times Bestseller author — covers a lot of ground and delivers countless actionables in this interview. Ben shares some excellent primal parenting tips and his top strategies to reduce stress in everyday life. He even takes us on a (verbal) tour of his incredible home, which was clearly designed with the human ape in mind (;

Prepare to be inspired! I’d love to hear 1-2 of your favorite takeaways from our conversation in the comments below!

Episode Breakdown:

  • Ben’s upcoming wilderness retreat with his twin boys
  • Creatively adjusting your daily workout to include your kids
  • The enormous responsibility and privilege of being a parent and building a lineage
  • Engaging your children in the practice of gratefulness
  • Teaching kids alternative-to-sitting positions
  • The science of gratitude
  • Ben’s favorite practices to reduce stress in everyday life
  • Tour of Ben’s optimized home habitat
  • The ultimate practice of functional fitness
  • Bowhunting vs firearm shooting
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Meet Ben

Ben Greenfield is an ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, Spartan racer, coach, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life”. In 2008, Ben was voted as NSCA’s Personal Trainer of the year and in 2013 and 2014 was named by Greatist as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness. Ben blogs and podcasts at, and resides in Spokane, WA with his wife and twin boys.