Dr. Ari Levy is in the business of helping people live better. As the founder of Shift, he is focused on the intersections of neuroscience, immune-physiology, and allostatic load (wear-and-tear on the body). His work and research are redefining the way we think about managing and building health and personal well-being. He joins the podcast to talk about what it means to be, and how we can all be, healthy

Mentioned in this Episode:


(2:44) – What does it mean to be healthy?
(3:32) – What is ‘Deliberate Effort’?
(5:05) – How healthy is healthy enough?
(8:37) – What is Shift and what do you do?
(9:42) – Where did the idea for the business come from?
(12:08) – What’s the initial assessment like for a patient?
(14:00) – What types of people come to see you and why?
(15:16) – What are the most common issues you’re seeing come in?
(16:55) – How does your practice help people with habit formation?
(18:21) – Do you see that folks coming in have intrinsic motivation or do they suffer from the same fear and hesitancy from the general population?
(19:27) – What role does motivation play in these types of goals?
(21:02) – What’s an example of a broken system and how do you replace that with a healthy system?
(24:03) – What is Functional Movement?
(25:35) – Pliability & Tissue Work
(27:38) – How much sleep should people aim to get?
(29:56) – Why should people care about any of this?
(31:25) – How long should people be setting aside to address all of these things?
(33:30) – The importance of mindset
(34:47) – How does Shift address the mental side of health?
(36:21) – Social Determinants of Health
(38:35) – How do you plan for yourself what you want your life to look like?
(40:14) – How have you gotten clear on what’s important to you and how you take care of your body?
(41:25) – Being ‘your’ best vs. ‘the’ best
(45:06) – What are you sick of talking about?
(46:01) – What are you most excited to be talking about?
(47:23) – What is the purpose of business?
(48:04) – How do we find meaning in life?
(50:29) – Wrap Up