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Brad Answers Questions From College Students About Health, Fitness, And Career Journey (Part 1)

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My old friend Courtney on the east coast has me occasionally speak to her college students studying health and fitness. As part of their assignment, they peppered me with really thoughtful questions.

It was great to reflect on the thought processes of today's youth, and their keen interest in living, healthy, active, evolved lifestyles. I think you will get some amusement and value out of my answers, so please enjoy this Part 1. They hit me with tons of questions, so stay tuned for Part 2. Note: the background noise is from Los Angeles traffic as I recorded in the car, for some reason I communicate well under pressure!

These questions were really thoughtful and wide-ranging. I talk about my career transition from accountant to pro triathlete, all kinds of diet insights and tips, lots of talk about hot and cold therapy, how to manage health goals when you have a crazy life schedule, how to eat healthy on a budget, and what it’s like to ride 100 miles on no calories!

These students are from Quincy College in Boston, MA, and many are older students taking advantage of MA free-tuition offers for first-time adult college students—including ex-military folks.




Max asked me about my career as a triathlete.  What did my coworkers comment about when I left the job to start the career?  Was I confident when I left the job? [01:06]

How did you feel when you rode your bike a hundred miles with no calories? [05:26]

Do you believe that if you don’t eat processed foods, you can’t get fat? (Quote from Dr. Robert Lustig) [06:34]

What are your favorite energy-boosting foods? It is not energy-boosting unless it is natural, nutritious and easy to digest. [09:33]

Does taking magnesium and vitamin D help with mental health? [11:04]

What can we do about lightheadedness and cramping?  Those things are usually caused by overexertion. [12:42]

You talk about getting away from everyday stresses and doing less.  What about people who cannot afford to do that? [14:30]

What are your thoughts on saunas, hot tubs, and steam rooms? What about cold therapy? [18:51]

What are your biggest changes in your mentality now as opposed to when you were a collegiate or a young professional athlete? [24:40]

A friend drank nothing but water for three days and lost a lot of weight. What are your thoughts about water fasting? And what are the best snacks for toddlers? [26:09]

What's a healthier option; almond milk, oat milk, or normal milk? [28:48]




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