If there’s anyone qualified to talk about how to live a healthy life, it’s Dr. Shawn Talbott. After all, Talbott is a world-renown researcher who has authored over 200 articles and multiple books focused on subjects like weight loss, human performance and what he calls “vigor,” which is a mood state that involves physical, mental and emotional well-being. Talbott has served as a consultant for the Utah Jazz, the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, the Performance Enhancement Team for the United States Track and Field Association and the United States Olympic Training Centers.
Yet Talbott doesn’t just research how to live a healthy life and preach to others, as he has competed at national and international levels in rowing and has participated in over 100 marathons and triathlons, including 10 at the Ironman distance.
Northern Utah residents will have that opportunity next week, as Talbott will be giving a presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 1t 6:30 p.m. at Eagle Mountain Golf Course (960 E. 700 S.).
Talbott’s presentation will focus mainly on stress, the negative effects it can cause, and what people can do about it. He said stress is something that affects almost every aspect of a person’s life, causing some to lose sleep, constantly worry, become sick or worsen existing conditions they may have. In short, Talbott said stress is something that will negatively affect one’s quality of life.
“I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that chronic stress is a health epidemic,” he said. “I don’t think there’s a disease out there that isn’t caused by or worsened by stress.”
In his studies, Talbott has developed something called Eleviv, a product designed to boost energy levels, improve stress-coping abilities, maintain metabolism and increase one’s over- all vigor. Talbott said the product, distributed by ZanGo, has been used successfully by a number of athletes and people with much success.
“If there’s one thing I want people to take away, it’s how to live a healthy life and be happy,” Talbott said. The presentation costs $10 and organizers are asking for an RSVP to the session because seating is limited. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mac or Cherie Munns at (435) 279-7141. More information on Talbott can be found at www.shawntalbott.com.