Dr. Dan Pardi is a researcher at Stanford University in California and at Leiden University in the Netherlands who specializes in studying lifestyle factors like sleep, exercise, and diet. He is the CEO of Human OS, an app designed to take a healthy lifestyle to the next level, hour by hour. This is not your typical health tracker. When I checked it out after meeting Dr. Dan at Paleo FX this year, I knew I had to share it with you!
Part of the reason Human OS succeeds is it operates on a behavior model called the Loop Model, which not only measures activity against your goals, but helps you tap into the “why” and the “how” to keep you motivated and overcoming obstacles. Human OS even takes into account the light (or lack of light) you’re exposed to during the day, memory retention, and other details other apps miss.
Episode Highlights With Human OS
- How Human OS creates highly credible, easy to understand, referenced courses on health topics
- Ways that light affects our bodies and the ideal pattern for exposure
- Why friendship may be the #1 health hack
- A simple way to manage stress better
- Five key development objectives: brain development, mind development, wisdom development, personality development, and real world skill
- Strategies for education in a fast-changing world
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- HumanOs.me (use code WELLNESSMAMA to get the first month for $1)
- LIFX lights
- Blog post on friendship
- Deeper Sleep Hacking (interview with Dan Pardi)
- Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow
- TED Talk on Optimizing Light for Health:
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