Today we talk with Tina Bernet Allen about the science of the workout after burn. Then we talk with Wanda Means about the imprint of trauma.
The Workout After Burn: Explained
Tina Bernet Allen is a top female personal trainer, with over 30 years of experience. Today she breaks down the science of what we call, the workout after burn. This physiological effect is called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, or EPOC. EPOC is the amount of oxygen required to restore your body to its normal, resting level of metabolic function (called homeostasis). This is actually really cool, right? Our bodies can continue to burn calories even after the workout, sometimes even for the next 24 hours.
This all depends on a few things of course. To some surprise, the intensity of the workout is a factor and not the duration. So, Tina tells us in order to really enhance our workout after burn, high intensity workouts are the best way to do that. Also, the amount of lean muscle mass you already have can impact the length of time you can benefit from that after burn. Listen in to hear all of Tina’s tips to get the best after burn from your workout.
The Imprint of Trauma
Wanda Means joins us again to talk about how trauma imprints our brains, especially childhood trauma. Wanda is a survivor of childhood sexual molestation, the betrayal of her mother, and the rejection of her father. She is using her life story and her voice to open the conversation about sexual abuse. Today we talk with Wanda about how trauma physiologically imprints the brain. Trauma can be from a range of experiences in life, but childhood trauma usually sticks a little bit deeper.
Wanda talks with us about the percentage of people who are on anti-depressants after experiencing childhood trauma. This can dull the pain, but also dull the pleasures in life. We talk about how to effectively find healing and gain freedom from trauma.