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The Extramilest Podcast

Sep 15, 2023

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Jennifer Schmidt helps active people navigate their mental health challenges towards wellness. She is a Recreation Therapist and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, taking athletes mental health beyond exercise. 

Watch this full interview on YouTube:



  • 00:00​ how your sport performance can improve significantly
  • 03:06​ how Jen became a mental health coach for athletes
  • 05:15​ how mental health starts in the body
  • 06:54 ​recognizing mental health issues in athletes
  • 10:56​ getting to the root causes of stress responses, looking at biology
  • 16:02​ anxiety and depression as symptoms, not isolated states
  • 17:01​ practical ways to manage anxiety in the moment
  • 20:29​ inflammation with anxiety and depression
  • 22:31​ nail the basics, then get to the “fancy” stuff
  • 23:47​ stress of a busy schedules and talking about our emotions
  • 28:47​ potential benefits of cold exposure
  • 36:29​ light and mood, circadian rhythms, SAD lamps
  • 40:57​ injury and identity with sport
  • 44:04​ journaling, stream of consciousness writing and gratitude
  • 47:39​ laughter is the best medicine!
  • 53:48​ transformational journeys for athletes
  • 58:22​ holistic approach to training and health
  • 1:00:22​ mental health after racing, finding that dopamine hit!
  • 1:03:03​ find out more about Jennifer
  • 1:04:32​ closing thoughts Floris



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A podcast and YouTube channel where host Floris Gierman interviews world class athletes, coaches and health experts on the topic of how to become a stronger, healthier and happier athlete.


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