Which Way is Life
Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Ep45 - Rewire Your Brain for Happiness: Michael Romano

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: How movement can rewire your brain for happiness, what a micro-burst of activity is, and how a simple smile can change your day with fitness expert Michael Romano.
Air Date: 3/16/17
Duration: 27:26
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: Mike Romano, Fitness Expert
Mike RomanoMike Romano is co-owner and senior personal trainer Longevity Personal Fitness,specialists in 30-minute research-based functional fitness programs for adults in Millburn, NJ.

Born and raised in Millburn, Mike has been on a path of studying the areas of fitness and health for over 25 years. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge with individuals and groups to help them feel and move better. Beyond strength, he is specifically focused on the biomechanics of functional movement and bridging the gap between theory and practical application and how it applies to personal longevity.

Mike continually researches the latest theories on fitness training and movement. Throughout his career, he has worked with everyone from athletes to retired professionals. Mike is a Certified Functional Aging Specialist and has a B.S. in Biology from Kean University.

Besides training, his personal passions are spending time with his family, Krav Maga Self Defense training, rock climbing, tai chi and hiking with his dog.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How movement can not only affect you physically but emotionally and mentally as well.
  • How movement equals happiness.
  • How a micro-burst of activity works.
  • What his program “move for longevity” consists of.
  • How a simple smile can produce big benefits.
  • Why having a “harder is better” attitude may actually be a downside.

High Five Highlights:

  • What lit your spark for fitness and health? I lost 100 pounds as a 15-year-old and that started everything for me.
  • I have this theory that high performing people start their day in a special way, let me ask you this: How do you start your day? I start in bed with deep breathing, then I get on the floor and move. I start with micro-bursts and flows and just move.
  • What does your fitness regime consist of? It starts and ends with these foundational movements and patterns. We work on power, strength and coordination.
  • Do you have a favorite quote or book you can share? “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”
  • Finish this sentence: “Throughout my life the most important thing I’ve learned is...”  To forgive myself, be kind to yourself.

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