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

Why I Switched to Squatting on the Toilet

After living in Asia for 18 months, I inadvertently picked up a new habit; the toilet squat. I think it stemmed from watching the local Thai & Balinese squatting on the side of the road. It seemed so foreign to...

On the benefits of NOT checking your phone/email first thing in the morning

There are a lot of great life hacks out there. But frankly, the best life hack is the one that most applies to your life at the time. Actually that applies to advice in general – timing is everything. But I’m going...

How I used world travel to deal with the anxiety of going bald, and move on from it successfully

I first wrote in 2013 about how I tried to beat hair loss. Then, after assessing all the various treatment options, decided the benefits (for me) did not outweigh the risks. Next, I’d like to share with you whats worked...

/ November 16, 2014

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

Hairloss: Lessons Learnt Fighting It

October 2020 Note: This post was authored back in 2013, and 7 years later, I’d expect the hair loss landscape to have changed a bit. So fair warning, this is an old article. — As someone for whom hair loss...

/ January 2, 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