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The Exercise Expert: This Popular Lifestyle Is Killing 1 Person Every 33 Seconds! (The Comfort Crisis): Michael Easter

02 Nov 2023 • 108 min • EN

Is comfort killing you? And why can we never get enough of anything? Is the real way to find happiness by going against our most basic instincts? In this new episode Steven sits down with New York Times Bestselling author, Michael Easter. Michael Easter is the bestselling author of books such as ‘The Comfort Crisis’ and ‘The Scarcity Brain’. He was a senior editor at Men’s Health magazine and is currently a professor of journalism at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His writing has appeared in Men’s Health, Outside magazine, Men’s Journal, Cosmopolitan, Vice, Esquire, Scientific American, and Women’s Health. In this conversation Michael and Steven discuss topics, such as: How to get out of your comfort zone Why your comfortable life is killing you What is meant by healthy discomfort How 2% of people are willing to push beyond their comfort zones The difference between being lonely and alone The benefits of being alone But the negative impacts of being lonely Why loneliness is a killer How to make better long term decisions Why people with higher status live longer How noisy cities cause heart attacks and depression How to fix back pain The ways that taking the stairs will improve your health Why the world is becoming increasingly unhappy How activity in nature is better for your brain Why our ancestor were so much fitter than us How we’ve engineered meaning out of our lives Addiction being a spectrum we are all on Why moderation is not easy for humans What is the scarcity brain Why expectations often lead to unhappiness Fewer problems not necessarily leading to more happiness Embracing discomfort during crises You can purchase Michael’s most recent book, ‘Scarcity Brain: Fix Your Craving Mindset and Rewire Your Habits to Thrive with Enough’, here: Follow Michael: Instagram: Twitter: If you enjoyed this video, I recommend you check out my conversation with Dr Peter Attia, which you can find here: Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' is out now: Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsor: Huel: Shopify: Whoop: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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