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Uncle Sam Wants to Remind You Why Being Healthy is Good For You And The Country

So during the ravages of the Darkness That Came From Hubei Province, the Creeping Doom of Wuhan, The Disease That May Or May Not Have Come From A Lab Or From Bats And Pangolins Getting Frisky, Americans got a lot fatter.  Over a third of us are obese now, and plenty more are overweight butContinue reading “Uncle Sam Wants to Remind You Why Being Healthy is Good For You And The Country”

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Bad Habits #12 – It’s a Monk’s Life In The Online Heathbrosphere

I’ve noticed something while spending time on Twitter.  And I know that I should stop spending too much time on Twitter.  It appears to make you angrier, meaner, less happy, and dumber.  Tech geeks figured out Twitter’s impacts the hard way.  They tried to train an AI’s social interactions by putting it on Twitter.  ItContinue reading “Bad Habits #12 – It’s a Monk’s Life In The Online Heathbrosphere”

Exercise #12 – Weight Loss By Risking Hypothermia

Growing up mostly in Georgia, and now living in Florida, seeing the snow is a rare occurrence.  It might have snowed once every five to ten years in Savannah, and usually only barely.  And snow in Florida would probably drive the Florida Men insane, as they would be convinced that the end of days hadContinue reading “Exercise #12 – Weight Loss By Risking Hypothermia”

Good Habits #11 – How to Obtain Good Health By Setting Your Brain On Fire

Back in 1996 (I’m giving away how old I am again), I was at a friend’s house watching the opening ceremony of the Olympic games.  At some point during the night, one of her vixen girlfriends tricked me into eating a hot pepper.  Since I was always willing to show off (read: make a foolContinue reading “Good Habits #11 – How to Obtain Good Health By Setting Your Brain On Fire”

Exercise #11 – Vive La Resistance

Not long ago, I posted a piece about how I’d finally put aside my skepticism of gyms and started lifting weights.  Once something I sneered at as the pastime of over muscled and under brained bros, I realized that this was a key part of getting myself back into shape.  The fancy term for thisContinue reading “Exercise #11 – Vive La Resistance”

Good Habits #10 – These Are The Things That Try Ketovore’s Souls

In my efforts to expand my knowledge of all things dietary in my pursuit of godlike abs and immortal levels of immunity, I follow a lot of health nuts on social media.  This includes the “normie” doctor types who do weird stuff like…tweet health information that’s backed up by years of empirical data.  But IContinue reading “Good Habits #10 – These Are The Things That Try Ketovore’s Souls”

Exercise #10 – How To Burn Calories Acting Like A Lunatic

When I was younger, the family took a summer vacation to Canada.  Of course it was summer.  No native Georgians are going to brave the frozen wastes of Canada in the wintertime.  We visited Quebec and saw the historic sites of the old walled city.  We went to Toronto and went to the top ofContinue reading “Exercise #10 – How To Burn Calories Acting Like A Lunatic”

Bad Habits #9 – Why Are You Eating That Compost Pile?

I’m about to commit heresy against the kind and compassionate vegetable eaters of the world.  The eaters of plants who insist that theirs is the One True Diet who endlessly shower the Internet with evidence of their latest #crueltyfree meal.  By that I mean vegetarians.  And their somewhat more orthodox and fundamentalist cousins, the vegans. Continue reading “Bad Habits #9 – Why Are You Eating That Compost Pile?”

Good Habits #9 – Risking Disaster in the Kitchen Can Help You Lose Weight

I mentioned a while back that when I was a bachelor, I ate crap.  As a result, the five miles a day I was running was completely cancelled out by the garbage I was wolfing down.  Sometimes it was a tendency to binge on potato chips and ice cream.  Sometimes it was my tendency toContinue reading “Good Habits #9 – Risking Disaster in the Kitchen Can Help You Lose Weight”

Exercise #9 – Forgive Me Divine Spinoza, I Have Become a Meathead

The last time I regularly went to a gym (not counting the occasional two week trial to this or that gym which I cancelled before their rather exorbitant fees kicked in) was in grad school, where I had free access to the school’s gym.  And by “free” I mean it was funded by a non-waivable,Continue reading “Exercise #9 – Forgive Me Divine Spinoza, I Have Become a Meathead”