A little bit of science-backed nutrition to add on. Nutrition: Our health is declining as a nation and a global community due to the rapid nutritional dynamic shift towards processed, high-fat, low-fiber diets – and it is killing us. There are hot spots around the the world where individuals tend to be healthier, live longer, and have much lower rates of non-communicable diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes). The island of Okinawa represents one such area. Some identified factors attributed to population health are as follows: physical activity, strong community connection, predominately plant-based diet (high-fiber, high-carb). Keep in mind these are epidemiological studies. Personal Anecdote: I personally promote a “Whole-Foods Plant-Based Diet.” Growing up on a traditional American diet, I was always wondering why I felt constantly fatigued, tired, constipated, etc.” A while back I began researching nutrition, and have since put 100+ hours of time into the subject. Following the science, I recently removed all meat, dairy, eggs, processed foods, etc. from my diet – and loaded up on fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. While I took a bit of an extreme approach, the results were definitely worth it. I do intensive yoga asana every morning for an hour, followed by a day of arduous physical labor at work. In addition, I train 3 times a week a combination of Muay Thai and BJJ.