Ep. 256 Hall of Fame | Rishi Patel - Why Mental Health Matters

Feb 18th, 2022


Ep. 256 Hall of Fame | Rishi Patel - Why Mental Health Matters

Rishi had struggled for years trying to find the optimal training and nutrition plan to suit his lifestyle. Being an extremely busy entrepreneur with multiple start ups, he knew that to really step up his game he needed to look after his physical health.

Having struggled with anxiety for most of his life, he also knew the benefits of exercise, routine and a healthy diet. The thing is, he didn’t have any proper guidance on how to successfully implement all of these factors which led to years of programme hopping, trying various diets and “biohacks” that never got him anywhere.

Finally, he had enough and decided to join RNT for the guidance and accountability he really needed to transform. From the start, Rishi went all in and managed to make very consistent gains for a long period of time.

The biggest challenges that arose came from the initial COVID lockdowns as this meant having to train at home for months on end which really hit him quite hard. He developed a strong liking to the gym as it could be the one place where he can switch off and give 100% attention to himself.

Because of all the progress Rishi made prior to the lockdowns, his attitude was far better in comparison to when he started. If the lockdowns happened prior to him joining RNT, the old Rishi would have just stopped exercising, neglected his self care and ended up feeling sorry for himself.

Instead, he used this as an opportunity to double down on his business ventures while simultaneously getting into the shape of his life. Inside this podcast, we also dive into his newest venture, Zeal, a mental health app that helps manage your mental wellbeing and connect you to someone you can talk to whenever you need to chat, or as Rishi likes to say, your always happy place!

This is a very real and honest account of Rishi’s mental and physical journey, so I’m excited for you to dive in.


04:10 - What triggered Rishi into joining RNT
07:50 - Rishi’s health condition
10:55 - How did his heart condition affected his mindset and mental health
14:10 - Rishi’s mental health
20:08 - What started changing when he focused on his fitness
23:00 - The physical being the vehicle for him
32:07 - No one teaches us how to deal with our mental health
37:37 - Rishi started to talk about using medication for his mental health online to educate other people
43:30 - Zeal - The Mental Health app

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