In this Expert Insight Interview, Olly Wood discusses health, performance, and energy. Olly Wood is the Head Coach, Nutritionist, and Exercise Specialist at The Meta Project.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- The rise of fitness-related awareness throughout the pandemic
- The division between the body and the mind and bringing the two together
- Channeling people’s mental health through their physical pursuit
During the pandemic, a lot of people have gone one of two ways. They’ve either taken more of an interest in their health and wellbeing, fitness, etc., or they’ve taken more of an interest in watching Netflix and thrown the rest out of the window.
Jokes aside, health and fitness awareness has risen throughout the pandemic, even though a section of the population has chosen to ignore it. One thing that has particularly grown during the past 18 months is people’s awareness of the connection between mental and physical health.
We’ve all become more conscious of how much our physical wellbeing reflects on our mental health as well. That said, even though the awareness has risen overall, each of us has to decide on whether to act on it or not.
Nowadays, it is tough to ignore the strong connection between the body and the mind, but we still live in a world where the two are mainly divided. For example, you’ll go to one person to improve your physical health and another to improve your mental health. Bringing the two together is still somewhat rare.
What The Meta Project focuses on doing is channeling people’s mental health through their physical pursuits. During this time, people often realize that when their energy levels go up and inflammation markers go down across the board, thanks to exercise, their mood improves, and their mental wellbeing is enhanced overall.
The evolving conversation that happens when you start to bring awareness to how the human body works is particularly important. During their weekly check-ins, Olly’s clients often point out that the effect they’ve felt on their mood and mental wellbeing has been much more important to them than the physical changes they’ve experienced.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.