Category: Health

Headaches post sauna, despite hydration? Decrease time spent

It’s interesting, there’s a ton of good publicity around sauna use, but not a lot of discussion around the pitfalls. I’ve used the sauna off and on for a few years – and the biggest issue I run into are...

/ November 2, 2020

Meditation – Reflections on 2 years of practice

Honestly, when I first heard about meditation, I thought there may be something mystical about the experience. Was somewhat hopeful I’d experience a crazy, drug like state. However after practicing regularly for about 2 years now, I’m convinced that isn’t...

/ November 22, 2017

Good Calories, Bad Calories Summary

These are the ‘inescapable conclusions’ stemming from the research completed by Gary Taubes in his book Good Calories, Bad Calories:

/ April 26, 2013

Don’t Run Marathons

Understandably for many, marathon running is more about the challenge than it is about staying fit. Often runners raise huge sums of money for their chosen charities. However for those who think it’s a healthy persuit I’d urge them to...

/ April 19, 2013

Middle Aged Obesity

The Problem Up until recently (now 25 years old) I didn’t put on weight. I could happily eat ‘crap’ and not worry about the consequences. That’s not unique by any means – lots of guys are similar. It appears to...

/ December 31, 2012

Sustainable Fitness

I believe in sustainable fitness, such that we should be able to remain healthy and active late into life. This approach requires science, moderation and discipline. It revolves around good nutrition and a variety of exercise. General ‘principles’ I subscribe...

/ August 10, 2012

1 Year Later – Running and Weight Lifting in Barefoot Shoes

It’s safe to say barefoot shoes (specifically Vibram FiveFingers) have changed my life. In particular the way I train and run. They change your cadence and posture when running – resulting in shorter, lighter strides. This is particularly beneficial when...