I missed my run on Tuesday and spent the rest of the week trying to catch up against commonly accepted running advice. I wound up
We’ve all heard the mantra: we put on weight as we age because our metabolism slows down. It is the rationale for our universal loss
I came across a study recently….and I need to put a link to it here……about emphasizing the eccentric portion of my repetitions. I haven’t experienced
I never proselytize running. However, when an acquaintance expressed curiosity about my running and an interest in starting, I thought to create this set of references for her. Our brain makes up 2% or less of our body by weight, yet we spend so much time pursuing careers, distracting it with idle entertainment, educating it, or just polluting it. At the same time, we neglect our body by not making it move or poisoning it with foods laced with sugar, fat, salt, or alcohol. As a result, life expectancy in the U.S. is declining, and prescription drug-managed morbidity is increasing. As a result, the typical U.S. female will spend half her lifetime health care expenditures after age 65.
(the photo is the procession of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars) I’m coming back from a strange issue with my right calf. It occasionally starts to
An interesting result to an article that I wrote recently, The Effect of Diet Choices on Longevity, the research found that a diet devoid of
Came across an interesting study in PLOS Medicine https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/ on diet and longevity: Estimating impact of food choices on life expectancy: A modeling study. Based
I fully understand that general practitioners have to diagnose and manage to the norms. But there is nothing ordinary about spending nearly your entire life
Denise kept it simple this morning. She started with egg whites, a slice of Swiss cheese, and sauteed onions with portabella mushrooms. The treat is
Ok, so maybe it was a little tough getting out there yesterday. It was 17 F with a wind chill of 7 F. I was
We had the off yesterday. Denise made a simple lunch, split pea soup, and pita bread sandwich. The soup is homemade. The pita is whole
For me, the transformation began at 49, when I started my quest for that first marathon. To some extent, it was a rebirth or a
Denise got a bit more ambitious with Beef Bourguignon tonight. We have beef maybe once a week.
6/16/2021 Lunch on a Holiday On our unplanned national holiday, we hadn’t thought about meals. Denise put together this yummy Lunch….the salad was from
An hour’s exercise a day is magical.
The December 15, 2021 issue of the New York Times ran an interesting article, “How Exercise Affects Metabolism and Weight Loss,” which reports on newly
2021 was not the best of years for me. During the 2020 lockdown, I flourished using the time off to work out and study data
We decided to memorialize the meals of Saturday, October 30, 2021, since it began with a breakfast that is unusual for us.
Breakfast this morning was a bit more elaborate. Whole whipped eggs with parmesan cheese and spinach. Hash browns made from fresh, whole potatoes. Morning Star
Dopamine is evolution’s reward system for behaviors that increased the reproductive success of hunter-gatherers, long-distance hunting and gathering, eating high calories foods, and sex. Today we no longer persistence hunt, but regular exercisers enjoy the rewards of the long hunt.
A singular feature of NOVA is its identification of ultra-processed food and drink products. These are not modified foods, but formulations mostly of cheap industrial sources of dietary energy and nutrients plus additives, using a series of processes (hence ‘ultra-processed’). All together, they are energy-dense, high in unhealthy types of fat, refined starches, free sugars and salt, and poor sources of protein, dietary fibre and micronutrients. Ultra-processed products are made to be hyper-palatable and attractive, with long shelf-life, and able to be consumed anywhere, any time. Their formulation, presentation and marketing often promote overconsumption.
It really is beginning to look like there is light at the end of the tunnel…..barring a really virulent COVID variant.
I have noted elsewhere that the average male between 18-35 years has 40-44% muscle. This drops to 32-35% for the 56-75 year cohort. A 170-pound
A coworker of mine recently remarked about the inevitability of weight gain as we age. She was commenting on her partner’s 20-30 pounds weight loss
Again. I do it because it offers me the opportunity to be a measurably better person in eight months than I am now. I do
Never let more than 72 hours pass between your last strength or cardiovascular work out.
I don’t believe in the supernatural. I do believe in the power of symbols.
Git her done.
We had a heavy fog this morning. Normally, I go out of my way to get out there at dawn in fog. But I lingered
A treadmill beats not running at all. Two miles beats zero miles. A cute advertising slogan for running shoes a few years ago went ”