Interview with Extreme Skier, Fear Expert, Kristen Ulmer

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Today’s show is part of our Fitness Friday series, and it’s another great Fitness Friday program. We’ve got some excellent Fitness Friday Newsfrom the American Heart Association, about the sad fact of today’s exercise attitudes!

And our guest interview today is with Extreme Skier, Kristen Ulmer, above left. You’re very likely aware of who Kristen Ulmer is, and this is an exciting interview on a subject we all know probably too much about: FEAR.

For those who don’t know her, let me introduce Kristen Ulmer. Kristen Ulmer is a thought leader and fear specialist who draws from her tenure as the most fearless woman extreme skier in the world for 12 years, from studying Zen for 15 years, and from facilitating thousands of clients on the subject of fear and flow states.

Her game-changing work has been featured in such media on NPR, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, Outside Magazine, and many more. Kristen is the author of: The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead, which radically challenges existing norms about what to do about this misunderstood emotion.

Today’s Fitness Friday News falls under the sad category of “C’mon People.” I don’t mean to sound overly dramatic, or in any way discouraging, and that I have all the answers, but again, “C’mon People!”

The American Heart Association reports in a new study this week about high blood pressure that “treatment preferences” are more likely to not include daily exercise, but to take a pill, or drink a cup of tea.

Researchers wanted to find out how people weigh the benefits of high blood pressure treatment options against its inconvenience. They asked survey respondents to imagine that they had high blood pressure and then asked about their willingness to adopt any of four “treatments” to gain an extra month, year or five years of life. In this survey, the “treatments” proposed were: a daily cup of tea, exercise, pills or monthly or semi-annual injections.

Please check out the interview, learn about “fear as your friend,” and how exercise can be your friend, too!


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