Why You Should Know Rich Roll (03.25.18)

  1. Just announced – Men’s Health Magazine has named vegan and ultra-endurance athlete Rich Roll the ‘Fittest Vegan On Earth’
  2. Men’s Fitness Magazine named Rich as one of the ’25 Fittest Men in the World’
  3. Why should you know Rich Roll? Most important and selfish for me, he hosts the Rich Roll Podcast. Rich and his podcast have been the most significant influence and impact on transforming my life and maybe he can help you. I have gone from quite unhealthy to quite healthy with much of my education on all things health and wellness via Rich Roll. I strongly recommend this resource to anyone who wants to educate themselves on a wide variety of topics (even more than health and wellness).

To give you an idea of the variety of topics and purpose of his podcast, this is the description straight from his website – ‘Each week Rich delves deep into all things wellness with some of the brightest and most forward thinking, paradigm busting minds in health, fitness, nutrition, art, entertainment, entrepreneurship & spirituality. Intimate, deep and often intense, these are not interviews. They are conversations. A weekly aural dance designed to provoke, educate, inspire and empower you to discover, uncover, unlock and unleash your best, most authentic self.’

I find Rich one of the best interviewers I have listened to and as he describes, he simply wants to get to the truth and substance of a matter. You may be highly motivated by some of the topics and what I also find beneficial are tactical steps I can take if I want to explore more, make a change in what I’m doing, and/or enhance something I may already be doing.

Rich was a successful lawyer and up to the eve of his 40th birthday, he describes himself as eating a window diet. If it had a window and someone handed him food, that’s what he was eating resulting in him being 50 pounds over weight. On the  night prior to turning 40, he experienced an alarming episode leading to a potential cardiac event. He then changed his life, eliminating animal products from his diet and with all the energy he found himself with, started to workout and boy did he workout.

Not only did he lose 50 pounds shedding the animal products, he then began competing in Ultraman races (6.2 mile swim, 171 mile bike, and 52.4 mile run) and powered by plants, finished as the 2nd American (10th overall) in 2008 and then improved to the fastest American (6th overall) in 2009….these at 43 and 44 years old….geez!!! Here is a  five minute video synopsis of his change as I’ve briefly described.

On December 27, 2015 I listened to my first Rich Roll Podcast on the way to Orlando to pick up an indoor cycling trainer. I think I had wished the trainer was in Jacksonville as I could not get enough of the content Rich was putting out. For me I was looking for health, nutrition, and sport performance education and he had it all. I will never forget listening to a stable of incredible doctors talking about what we can do to improve our health and not only prevent and stop chronic life illnesses, but in many cases reverse them. Rich has hosted the greats – Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Garth Davis, Dr. Joel Kahn, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and the list goes on… I then got my act together.

I continue to find new educational resources through Rich by way of exploring resources his guests produce. I have developed a curated list of my favorite Rich Roll Podcast episodes via the link below. I hope you can benefit from this as I have. Rich and the information he produces has truly changed my life in so many ways.

Alan’s Favorite Rich Roll Podcasts

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