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Can your wearable device be a COVID tracker?

July 6, 2020

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This is rather clever: –Germany’s heart rate and step count data aggregator to track COVID-19 The idea is millions of people have a smart watch or Fitbit on them, which tracks their heart rate and step count. Symptoms of having the virus, or something flu like, are an increased heart rate and decreased step count […]

My COVID charity of choice: educate someone for $3 a year

April 20, 2020

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The organization I’ve given to during this time is Khan Academy. There are a lot of anecdotes about Khan Academy. I don’t want to rehash that since it’s so common. The only thing I’ll add is if you have young kids, Khan Academy Kids is something I would highly recommend. I’ve mentioned it to numerous […]

You don’t need GPS (privacy invasion) to log your run workouts

March 30, 2020

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“You don’t need to worry about privacy if you have nothing to hide.” Well, –Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect. “I was using an app to see how many miles I rode my bike and now it was putting me at the scene of the crime,” the […]

The dubious value of laboratory fitness

July 8, 2019

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This is the most impressive performance I know of: The combination of physical and mental? Basically by one individual, not a team of people? Man, if you know something better, something stretching the limits of what a human can do in a more comprehensive manner, let me know. Not to mention that Youtube video has, […]

Should you have surgery for arthritis in your knees?

May 11, 2018

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I was recently being diagnosed with a torn meniscus from playing football. Thus, I’ve been looking up a lot of research on various knee surgeries lately. I have a good base of knowledge but I find I tend to go through phases where a specific condition or joint tends to predominate in my life or […]

The LACK of technology in the greatest athletes’ training programs

January 22, 2018

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Boxing Cruise some Floyd Mayweather training videos: All you’ll see is mitts, bags, medicine balls, and concrete to run on. Despite the fact he’s been fighting people ten years younger than him -young guys who are more likely to try bells and whistles- he’s still undefeated. (While Conor hit him more than anybody thought, that […]

Can your electronic devices cause an increase in miscarriage risk?

January 17, 2018

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–Exposure to Magnetic Field Non-Ionizing Radiation and the Risk of Miscarriage Why we care In women exposed to a certain level of radiation, the miscarriage rate was 10.4%. In women exposed to any higher level, the risk was a startling 24.2%. For reference, the average miscarriage rate is ~12.5%. Quick tangent: You often see publications […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #22

December 18, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – How an Olympic Runner Hits Race Weight This topic needs more […]