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Diet Fitness

Fitness Fulminations.

An anecodote from, of all places, Kiwiblog. Small changes, done consistently, matter. Please note his starting age: 75. You are never too old to improve, and as long as you are alive, be as well as you can be. I am nearly 75 and have not done any fitness work of any kind, at all, […]

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Diet Fitness Life

Fitness fulminations

Via Adam, who comments, ye Gods. The vegan frankenfoods are bad for you. Very bad for you. The oral contraceptive pill is not appropriate for a large number of women because it increases the risk of cardiovascular events. Eating estrogen is worse for the male half of this species. Now, let’s compare the estrogen hormone […]

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Fitness Life

On simplification.

This morning — taking some annual leave — I am going through my routine emails and unsubscribing to a lot of things. Whenever possible, I’m deleting the accounts. This list includes a lot of things I have not been using, at all. MyFitnessPal Endomondo Fitbit (the app and tracker are gone, I deleted the account, […]

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Diet Fitness Life

Friday Fitness, sort of.

Kea and I will be away for most of the next week, so expect a decreased number of posts. It is the main holiday of the year in the Antipodes — for the North Americans, consider throwing Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Summer Break together and you get an idea of the run up at this […]

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Fitness Life

Friday Fitness.

Via Mark Sisson, another bit of data on the usefulness of limiting the time in which you eat. Grazing is bad for you. I would add that it is far cheaper to eat well once a day and subside on black coffee. Mark Sisson adds a personal comment When I travel for business, which is […]

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Fitness Life

Friday Fitness Not.

Last week there was no Friday Fitness for reasons. Kea needed specialist help and surgery, and I spent most of that week being a worried husband. This is a situation where knowledge — particularly obsolete knowledge — is a very bad thing. The recovery has been frustrating for her. I had surgery earlier this year […]

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Fitness Hardware Life

Friday Fitness (no Fitbit)

It appears that big data and big insurance are encouraging people to wear their apple watches and/or fitbit to “get their steps in” because sitting around is deemed the new smoking. I have a couple of problems with this. The first is that I mistrust Google and these insurance companies, and I’m not the only […]

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Diet Fitness Life

Friday Fitness: Alphabet has gone Feral.

About two weeks ago I predicted that Google would datamine health data from fitness trackers. for the purposes of tracking steps, most watches have internal systems that do this. Alternatively, just note the time you leave and get back: most aerobic fitness should be by time not distance. Yeah, right. I predict that the data […]

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Fitness Life

Friday Fitness Rest.

This week has been about walking. Kea has done more than I have — for me this week has been far too much about work, and not enough about rest. Rest is biblical: rest is essential. At present we are in a baseline period — working on getting fitter, losing weight, and letting our injuries […]

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Analogue Fitness Hardware

The wearables panic (Monday Technical).

Over the weekend, the news broke. Google is taking over fitbit. I used to have a fitbit, but It did not pair reliably with my (Android clone) phone It annoyed me too much The heart rate was not reliable Kea cannot handle the metal in the back and the straps So I switched to a […]