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Category Archives: Habits

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 →

The Benefits of Experiential Learning for Leaders with Rocket Scientist Joshua Spodek

posted by Joshua on February 21, 2017 in Audio, Awareness, Education, Entrepreneurship, Exercises, Habits, Leadership, Perception

Mark Bidwell, founder and podcast host of Innovation Ecosystem, posted today a wonderful interview about Leadership Step by Step, experiential learning, exercises, and more. I can only describe Mark as someone who gets it. He ascended the corporate ladder, where he drove innovation, built teams, and so on, then found there was more to life[…] 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 →

2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Days

posted by Joshua on January 31, 2017 in Blog, Habits,, SIDCHAs

My post Saturday, “2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Consecutive Days,” began 2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Consecutive Days What I learned in six years posting daily On January 29, 2011 I wrote the first blog post of an unbroken streak. Today finishes the sixth year. Tomorrow I’ll start year 7. Here’s the blog:,[…] Keep reading →

Tim Ferriss is talking about me! … with Martin Gibala, about burpees, the New York Times, and public health

posted by Joshua on January 25, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, Humor, SIDCHAs

Tim Ferriss, bestselling author and marketer of The 4-Hour Workweek and follow-up “4-Hour” books, interviewed Martin Gibala, the scientist whose suggesting burpees as a candidate for the single best exercise in the New York Times in 2011 inspired my sidcha. Dr. Gibala’s book with Christopher Shulgan, The One Minute Workout, launches on February 7 (a[…] Keep reading →