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Browsing All Posts filed under »Psychology of Eating«

Relationship between Michael Phelps depression and his training

January 29, 2018

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In January 2018 Michael Phelps was in the news a fair amount, due to this: “I am extremely thankful that I did not take my life.” From this interview (one hour, thirty one minute mark). Bolding mine: “Really, after every Olympics I think I fell into a major state of depression,” said Phelps when asked to pinpoint […]

How much will your weight matter when going to Mars, SpaceX style?

October 3, 2016

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I think space is awesome. I think going to Mars is awesome. I think it’s important to do. I’m not going to make an argument why, but you can see one here. A problem for human spaceflight is countering the negative impacts of moving in an environment where gravity is less than Earth’s. This is the […]

Some insights on fitness and health trackers- Helping? Hurting???

June 15, 2016

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“An especially useful starting point for an aspiring healthcare company would be to think about ways to deliver a “positive good.”  Most contemporary medicine is generally regarded, economically, as a negative good – something we use or engage in because we have to, not because we especially want to.  While this creates a ready market, […]

What the The New York Times misses about The Biggest Loser weight regain

May 16, 2016

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The New York Times published the following article: –After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight For anyone obese, reading this led one either to Ben and Jerry’s or the bar. It is a depressing read. Words like “frightening,” “stunning,” “radically,” “shocked” seem to appear every paragraph. The thesis of the article is research has […]