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I’m Dr. Mark Rowe, Welcome to my VitalityMark™ Podcast. As a practicing Medical Doctor, I’m an expert in Positive Health & Lifestyle Medicine, an Author, Corporate Speaker, Vitality Expert & Life Strategist. I started podcasting sporadically a couple of years ago, and now, having spent a lot of time during Covid 2020, delivering to organizations about ‘Living with more Vitality & Building a resilient mind’ I’m answering the call to share my knowledge and practice, & that of my guests, with you, on this weekly VitalityMark™ Podcast. My passion is to Empower YOU to Live your life with Vitality on Purpose.

I’m Dr. Mark Rowe, Welcome to my VitalityMark™ Podcast. As a practicing Medical Doctor, I’m an expert in Positive Health & Lifestyle Medicine, an Author, Corporate Speaker, Vitality Expert & Life Strategist. I started podcasting sporadically a couple of years ago, and now, having spent a lot of time during Covid 2020, delivering to organizations about ‘Living with more Vitality & Building a resilient mind’ I’m answering the call to share my knowledge and practice, & that of my guests, with you, on this weekly VitalityMark™ Podcast. My passion is to Empower YOU to Live your life with Vitality on Purpose.

Location:

Ireland

Description:

I’m Dr. Mark Rowe, Welcome to my VitalityMark™ Podcast. As a practicing Medical Doctor, I’m an expert in Positive Health & Lifestyle Medicine, an Author, Corporate Speaker, Vitality Expert & Life Strategist. I started podcasting sporadically a couple of years ago, and now, having spent a lot of time during Covid 2020, delivering to organizations about ‘Living with more Vitality & Building a resilient mind’ I’m answering the call to share my knowledge and practice, & that of my guests, with you, on this weekly VitalityMark™ Podcast. My passion is to Empower YOU to Live your life with Vitality on Purpose.

Language:

English


Episodes

#86 Creating a Sustainable Future with Jane Abernethy CSO Humanscale

10/5/2022
Jane Abernethy is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Humanscale, an industry-leading designer, and manufacturer of sustainable, high-performance ergonomic workplace products. Since 1983, Humanscale’s award-winning ergonomic products have helped improve the health, efficiency, and quality of work life for millions of professionals. At Humanscale, Jane leads the company’s efforts to create a net-positive impact on the company’s products and operations by closely collaborating with the...

#85 How Relationships Drive Behavioral Change with Simon Matthews

9/28/2022
Simon Matthews is a board-certified lifestyle medicine professional and the CEO of Wellcoaches Australia and Wellcoaches Singapore, the premier school of evidence-based health coaching. Simon is committed to helping people achieve their goals of living healthier, purposeful lives. As a psychologist and fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, Simon writes and consults widely in the areas of health coaching, behavior change, positive psychology, and lifestyle medicine. In...

Duration:00:34:46

#84 Acne, What You Need to Know

9/21/2022
Acne is the most common skin condition that most family physicians encounter in their medical practice – particularly in teens and young adults. It affects the majority of young people between the ages of 12 and 24. While acne typically begins during puberty, it’s not uncommon to notice acne breakouts at any stage of life. Although acne isn’t typically considered a serious condition, it can sometimes impact a person’s quality of life and happiness. Today, I explain what acne is, some of the...

Duration:00:14:37

#83 Depression with WLR Maria McCann

9/14/2022
Maria McCann is a broadcaster and presenter on Waterford Local Radio’s (WLR) Sunday afternoon show, The Week. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Maria’s broadcasting career initially began by presenting the news at East Coast Radio and FM104 until she found her niche as a presenter of current affairs and human-interest interviews. This week, I share my conversation with Maria about depression. We discuss why it’s important for people to talk about their thoughts, feelings, and problems and...

Duration:00:16:14

#82 Achieving Optimal Health Through Lifestyle Medicine with Clare McKenna

9/6/2022
In the world of Irish television, Clare McKenna is a TV and radio presenter with years of experience in broadcasting and journalism. She has presented a wide range of live Irish TV and radio shows, including co-presenting Spin 1038’s talk show for 7 years, which was nominated for the prestigious PPI Award three times and won gold for Best Speech Best Programme in 2010. She has presented RTE’s The Liffey Laugh and worked as a reporter on then TV3’s Midweek as well as their flagship breakfast...

Duration:00:15:44

#81 Positive Psychology & the Prescription for Happiness with Dr. Liana Lianov

8/31/2022
Dr. Liana Lianov is the President of Global Positive Health Institute (GPHI), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the integration of positive psychology in the healthcare setting. She is an innovative global leader in lifestyle medicine who has led the development of its core competencies for physicians and healthcare professionals which, most recently, has been expanded to include positive psychology-based knowledge and skills. She serves as the Vice Chair of the...

Duration:00:27:39

#80 The M.I.N.D. Diet

8/24/2022
What can you do to support your brain health to ward off cognitive decline as you age? It’s known that brain conditions as you age become increasingly common. Research has found that cognitive impairment, when your brain does not function as well as it once did, affects approximately 5-20% of people over the age of 65. On average, dementia can affect approximately 7% of people within that age range. This week, I discuss the M.I.N.D. Diet, what it is, and how it helps support brain health...

Duration:00:14:23

#79 The Myth of Invincibility & Undergoing Open-Heart Surgery with Dr. Akil Taher

8/17/2022
Dr. Akil Taher is a practicing physician based in Gadsden, Alabama. Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Akil moved to Sylvania, Ohio, to train as a family physician at the Flower Hospital. After undergoing open-heart surgery in August 2009, Dr. Akil made it his mission to spread the message of a heart-healthy lifestyle. He is the author of Open Heart, a book detailing his experiences leading up to and following his open-heart surgery and his lifestyle choices to reclaim his health. Today, he...

Duration:00:31:00

#78 The Journey to Emotional & Chemical Sobriety with Tony Kelly

8/10/2022
Tony Kelly is a comedian, actor, writer, and filmmaker from Waterford, Ireland. As a graduate and noted alumnus of the New York Film Academy, his debut standup album P.S. I hate You was released in 2012. Tony’s credits as an actor to date include Netflix’s The Alienist and BBC’s Primeval, as well as his starring role and debut as director in the feature film The Hurler – A Campion’s Tale, which is based on his multi-award-winning web series and play. Most recently, Tony has written,...

Duration:00:34:28

#77 Keeping Your Body Moving: Let Your Footsteps Do the Talking

8/4/2022
We’ve all heard that exercise helps keep your body healthy. From aiding your digestion and immune system to keeping your joints, muscles, and bones in top condition and helping with mood swings, anxiety, and depression – brisk walking and exercise is the key to preventing health issues. But many people believe they simply don’t have the time in their busy schedule to squeeze in regular exercise. However, if you don’t make time to move your body, it’s far more likely that illness and health...

Duration:00:14:18

#76 The Opportunity Cost of the Overthinking Mind

7/28/2022
Do you consider yourself to be an overthinker? Overthinking is a very common trait among most adults today. In fact, over 70% of people between the ages of 25 and 35, and over half of people aged 45-55, are considered to be chronic overthinkers. But overthinking can often lead to more severe health impairments like depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and chronic health conditions. So what can we do to calm our overactive minds? To stop the worrying brain and finally begin to live the life...

Duration:00:15:39

#75 The Benefits of Keeping a Written Journal

7/21/2022
The power of a written journal wasn’t lost on our ancestors. In fact, since ancient times, powerful leaders have kept a daily written journal, documenting their thoughts, beliefs, and ideals. But over time, as countries have matured, as our way of life has evolved, and as we entered a more modern society, the act of keeping a written journal has slowly faded – especially in the digital age. But the physical act of writing down your thoughts, beliefs, goals, and aspirations is an incredibly...

Duration:00:13:42

#74 Cultivating Generative Spaces to Develop Beacons of Extraordinary Health with Dr. Wayne Ruga Part 2

7/14/2022
Dr. Wayne Ruga is the President and Founder of The CARITAS Project, a U.S.-based non-profit organisation committed to creating transformational environments that enhance human health. Wayne is a world-renowned architect, scholar, and visionary on a mission to create and support the development of spaces that inspire the advancement of human potential. Wayne joins me today to continue our conversation. Here in Part 2, we discuss how we can cultivate better health in our daily lives and how...

Duration:00:27:38

#73 Cultivating Generative Spaces to Develop Beacons of Extraordinary Health with Dr. Wayne Ruga Part 1

7/7/2022
Dr. Wayne Ruga is the President and Founder of The CARITAS Project, a U.S.-based non-profit organisation committed to creating transformational environments that enhance human health. Wayne is a world-renowned architect, scholar, and visionary on a mission to create and support the development of spaces that inspire the advancement of human potential. His primary focus is demonstrating the environment’s role in enhancing human health and well-being, particularly in the healthcare setting....

Duration:00:32:15

#72 Emperor Marcus Aurelius; Wisdom Gained through Meditations

6/29/2022
Marcus Aurelius, described as one of the five good Emperors of the Roman Empire, led his people through a period of immense turmoil. As one of the last Roman rulers, and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, he used stoic philosophy and stoic principles to provide a rich framework for leading with integrity and insightful wisdom. Emperor Marcus Aurelius’ work – and his life – is exemplified in his personal diary: Meditations. Journaling, and the questions we should ask ourselves during our...

Duration:00:12:46

#71 Finding New Purpose & Training the Mind, Body and Spirit in Resilience with Fr. Harry Bohan

6/22/2022
Father Harry Bohan, an Irish Catholic Priest, is locally recognised in the West of Ireland as a man ahead of his time. Harry is a sociologist, an author, a social entrepreneur, and the former manager of the Clare hurling team, winning two National Leagues. Having set up the Rural Resource Center, Fr. Harry was involved in building over 2,000 homes in rural Ireland. Harry continues to be a strong rural advocate & campaigner, responsible for setting up the Ceilfin Centre an innovative thought...

Duration:00:39:54

Meditations

6/16/2022

Duration:00:12:43

#70 International Men’s Health Week: All About Erectile Dysfunction

6/15/2022
This week is International Men’s Health Week, a week-long annual celebration honoring, educating, supporting, and advocating for male health issues and providing encouragement for boys, men, and their families around the world. In honour of International Men’s Health Week, I’m discussing an issue that is important for men as well as their partners. This is the topic of Erectile Dysfunction. In this episode, I discuss what Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is and why it’s not as uncommon as society...

Duration:00:14:38

#69 Embracing a Growth Mindset in Health & Wellness with Stephen Frampton

6/9/2022
Stephen Frampton is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer based in Waterford, Ireland where he focuses on helping people improve their mobility and fitness while maximizing their physical and mental health as well as their overall wellbeing. He is passionate about helping people discover the best and healthiest versions of themselves and realize their true potential through exercise and movement. Stephen has had a dual career in Banking & Finance for almost twenty years alongside an extensive...

Duration:00:32:48

#68 Perfectionism

6/2/2022
Do you consider yourself to be a perfectionist? Do you expect nothing less than perfect in your performance at work, school, in the sports you play, or even the tidiness of your spaces and social media profile? Perfectionitis is when your inner critic, self-doubt, and self-sabotaging thoughts tend to run rampant – where ‘good enough’ simply isn’t perfect enough. While it’s important to have high standards for yourself, the old Irish proverb: “There’s no wise man without a flaw” still rings...

Duration:00:13:05