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Category Archives: Fitness

The Fierce Focus interview with Ryan Ross

posted by Joshua on March 25, 2017 in Audio, Fitness, SIDCHAs

Ryan Ross hosts the Fierce Focus podcast. A friend put us in touch. We had an engaging conversation that I enjoyed a lot, probably because he asked direct questions that led to meaningful answers. Also because we actually sat together face-to-face to record the interview, which opens the conversation, in my experience. Here are the[…] Keep reading →

Astrophysicist turned media wiz tells listeners what leadership is all about: The Tim Laskis interview

posted by Joshua on March 22, 2017 in Audio, Fitness, Habits, Leadership, SIDCHAs

Tim Laskis is a psychologist, but unlike most of them, has done things in life, including starting and selling a company and coaching others. He specializes in business and sports. Read more about him below. He also interviewed me for his podcast, The Tim Laskis Show, a genuine, fun, rewarding, and, I believe, engaging and[…] Keep reading →

Emotional Obesity and Making Yourself Emotionally Fit and Authentic

posted by Joshua on March 13, 2017 in Fitness, Inc.com

My Inc. post today, “Emotional Obesity and Making Yourself Emotionally Fit and Authentic,” begins Emotional Obesity and Making Yourself Emotionally Fit and Authentic Laura Coe’s book, Emotional Obesity, and podcast, The Art of Authenticity, address your mind’s fitness like your body’s Can you think of anyone in a leadership position who seems inauthentic? Do you[…] Keep reading →

90,000 burpees!

posted by Joshua on March 10, 2017 in Exercises, Fitness, Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs

I decided to post my regular 10,000-burpee increment update on Inc. first this time. I’m only supposed to sample the beginning of the article when it first goes up. So click to my Inc. post, “90,000 Burpees Today,” which begins 90,000 Burpees Today I started my daily burpee habit in December 2011. Today I hit[…] Keep reading →

The shockingly valuable life lessons of vigorous exercise

posted by Joshua on March 9, 2017 in Awareness, Exercises, Fitness, Habits, Tips

With five Ivy League degrees, especially the PhD in astrophysics, experience teaching at Ivy League and other elite schools, and a father who was a tenured professor in history, I think I’m qualified to know the value of intellectual knowledge. The more I learn through physical experience, the more valuable I find it. The intellectual[…] Keep reading →

My health-related activities

posted by Joshua on March 1, 2017 in Exercises, Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

A podcaster and I were emailing about the possibility of doing an interview. He said his podcast was mostly health related. As I summarized for him my health-related activities, I felt that what I was writing would summarize well here, so wrote it more comprehensively than I normally would have. I like sharing these practices.[…] Keep reading →

Avoiding “fiber-removed” foods in general instead of avoiding sugar

posted by Joshua on February 3, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, Nature

In response to someone posting how he avoided sugar, I shared my practice, which I find simpler, less artificial, and closer to the original plants and fungi, which is to avoid foods whose fiber has been removed. Here are a few posts I wrote, first my original response, then my responses to responses. I worked[…] Keep reading →