Category Archives: Fitness

The same workout in 1/3 the time

on October 12, 2017 in Fitness

Yesterday I tried an experiment with my kettlebell workout I’d meant to try for months, maybe years, and it worked. Iteration 1 My fitness instructor friend taught me a set of exercises for a full body workout using only a few kettlebells. I started doing it a few years ago. I like the results so I’ve done it since. For a couple years, I’ve done it every fourth day. It[…] Keep reading →

Among a Man’s Best Feelings

on October 11, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

My post today on LinkedIn, “Among a Man’s Best Feelings,” begins Among a Man’s Greatest Feelings I’ve lived a fairly academic life—earning a PhD in astrophysics and an MBA. I’ve kept myself in shape and lifted weights, but mostly to play sports, which kept me thin. I never consistently lifted weights. Not that I lift huge weights now, but I’m lifting consistently for years for the first time. Every man[…] Keep reading →

Did restaurants used to serve healthy food?

on October 5, 2017 in Fitness, Nature

Did restaurants used to serve healthy food? They only seem to serve pleasurable, but unhealthy food now, with rare exception. I also feel like people used to go out for food rarely, and for fast “food” yet more rarely, but now eat out regularly, for fast “food” just as often. Sit-down restaurants are no healthier than fast “food,” for that matter, and are often less, according to the study in[…] Keep reading →

100,000 burpees

on September 29, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

I hit 100,000 burpees a couple weeks ago, on September 5th, if I remember right. Each ten thousand felt like a big milestone. Hitting six figures felt like it should be a biggest milestone yet. Instead I’m writing this minor post. It’s the biggest number with the most zeros, but the greater accomplishment is to see them like brushing my teeth—not that big a deal, just something I do. I[…] Keep reading →

How I feel after hard exercise versus watching TV

on September 28, 2017 in Fitness, Habits

Have you noticed the emotional difference between how you feel after exercising hard versus after watching TV? Comparing, say, rowing for 5,016 meters in 20 minutes, at over 900 calories per hour with watching TV or browsing the web for 20 minutes seems obvious but let’s compare anyway. Rowing, you want to stop soon after you started. It’s a relief to stop. TV, you can end up watching for hours.[…] Keep reading →

I prefer fitness

on September 24, 2017 in Fitness, Nature

I was teased for being chubby as a kid and wore a t-shirt at the beach and pool to cover myself. I was athletic in college and graduate school, though didn’t eat that healthily. I thought I did, but I ate a lot more fiber-removed food than I would today (that is, any) so I still had fat around my waist. Today I’m fit. I prefer fit to chubby. By[…] Keep reading →

Eating healthy is not more expensive. Not knowing how to cook is expensive.

on September 22, 2017 in Fitness, Nature

Search online which is more expensive between healthy and unhealthy food and you’ll find many posts in both directions. In my experience, buying fresh produce in season is cheaper than any buying practice I’ve had. Same with buying dried legumes like beans, lentils, and split peas. In-season produce tastes the most delicious, which is my most important measure of food. Fruits and vegetables are most plentiful in season, so farmers[…] Keep reading →