A Healthy Eating Checklist

Do you know if you have good eating habits?   Good eating habits lead to greater chances of eating healthily and controlling your weight.   Use this simple Healthy Eating Checklist to see how good/bad your eating habits are. Answer the questions honestly for your meals yesterday.  The more points you get, the better your … Read more A Healthy Eating Checklist

High skill + high challenge = Flow

In the past, my friend has asked me “when are you happy and what makes you happy”.   I have then spent hours trying to answer her.  I’ve tried to describe situations when I’ve been on my bike at night, surrounded by bats.  Or when I’ve been scrambling over walls/obstacles/things.  Or when I’ve been in … Read more High skill + high challenge = Flow

Sprints versus marathons for heart health

Flat-out Sprinting

Flat-out Sprinting

I read this story (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8429518/Sprints-better-than-marathon-for-heart-health.html) when it came out last month.  It shows how multiple, maximal effort sprints had similar effects on health compared to long duration exercise.  But after chatting with some people in the gym, I have a couple of problems with the practical implications of it…

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U.S. study finds obese people more motivated to shed pounds if they’re paid

Swag

Swag

I stumbled across this story (click here for the story).  Basically, people were paid money if they managed to lose bodyweight.  And they were more successful than another group of people who were not paid money. But, when they were measured again 9 months later, they had regained most of the weight.

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