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BMI and BMR posted: Mon 2017-06-19 10:30:03 tags: fitness
When I quit smoking in 2007, I started putting on weight to the tune of about 10 lbs per year, peaking around 210#. When I met Gamer Girl, I joined her in learning more about weight management and fitness. The two paramount concepts I learned were BMI and BMR. Body Mass Index is a table-based lookup correlating weight and height. If you're not a bodybuilder, it is an approximate indicator of how much of your body mass is unnecessary fat. (If you are a bodybuilder, your exceptional lean muscle mass could... (...more)
wed posted: Wed 2016-07-06 04:59:47 tags: fitness
first coffee, jd muffan, 200mg caffeine. 30g Bolthouse mango protein shake betw 10~11, second coffee and another 200mg pill ~2pm. Can't say when exactly I started using caffeine pills like an "on demand" anxiolytic, except for depressed mood and low energy. I think it was somewhere in March or April. It was not a rigorous initiative. What I've found is: It helps improve focus, but there's cognitive-behavioral work needed too It is not triggering anxiety / panic Unsurprisingly, it reliably supports en... (...more)
vitamin pills? posted: Thu 2015-08-06 09:16:23 tags: fitness
NY Mag, 2014-09-09: "Your Daily Multivitamin Is Pointless, at Best" WebMD, 2013-12-16: "Experts: Don't Waste Your Money on Multivitamins" Forbes, 2013-12-13: "Case Closed: Multivitamins Should Not Be Used" The WebMD article is probably the most damning. So, I'm discarding my multivitamin supply. What about omega-3 supplements then? A 2015-03-30 NY Times blog article traces the hypothesis that a diet rich in fish-derived omega-3 was responsible for low cardiovascular disease among the Inuit. Later s... (...more)
fri posted: Fri 2015-03-13 08:31:58 tags: fitness
home slice Mike Schuman on harbingers of modern capitalist theory in the Confucian analects Lifehacker: 4 things nobody tells you about successful weight loss 1. It's more like learning a language than training for a performance 2. You will face numerous setbacks (it's not a smooth curve) 3. Other people's chatter will threaten to discourage or subvert you 4. The journey is never over ... (...more)
health and fitness bookmarks posted: Fri 2014-12-12 13:38:36 tags: fitness
Anecdotal report on a suspected case of H.pylori cured by drinking plenty of water AskMen: Ten Fitness Facts AskMen: Top Ten Fitness Myths * * * HuffPo: 7 things to pay more attention to when you run LiveStrong: Lying lateral raises For some reason this was "HTTP 302: Moved temporarily" (redirected indefinitely) to an article titled "Weight Training Exercises to Make a Woman's Shoulders Broader". So I linked the Internet Archive Wayback snapshot instead. Over 20 Dumbbell Exercises Complete w... (...more)