ArtLung posts tagged with health ·
29-Jun-2021Bodysurfing is good for you.
…and good for me, I know. In recent years, there has been a push from scientists around the world to understand the positive affect exposure to nature plays on the human psyche. In his best-selling book Blue Mind, marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols makes the case that being in and around water has therapeutic benefits…
I did an export using Pedometer++ and here’s a graph of my steps for the last several years. That corresponds to a 4 and a half mile walk I took. I’m not sure why there’s an off by one error or why there are so many zero-step days. (Was I bedridden?) But I love the…
Back in 2012 I posted about my health and glucose level. The news was all bad. Last month, I got re-tested. I posted to the-facebook: My fasting glucose in 2012: 104 mg/dl. Pre-diabetic. Bad. Worry. My fasting glucose this morning: 99 mg/dl. Normal. Continuous quality improvement. Vigilance. Onward And so goes the improvement kids. Also,…
28-Apr-2012So, my health is lame.
In my last, incredibly brief post I said I’m tired of being sick, and declared a hearty: No More. I mean that. This week I went to the doctor. Why? To get a sense of where the heck I stand. I’m 42 years old, 360 pounds, and often don’t feel so hot. So, what does…
The Cold That Would Not Die
I’m still kind of sick. I’ve been sick too long, and I’m sick of being sick. No more.
I currently have the flu, bigtime. Correspondence is at zero. I’ll try and catch up later today and tomorrow. I regret the lack of communication but hope to catch up soon.
Measuring weight loss with a belt
I don’t have a scale handy that is capable of giving my weight, but I’m skeptical about whether that number is meaningful anyway. What is meaningful is the amount of belt I could be using. It looks like about 6 inches (a little more than 15 cm) of loss on my waist in the past…
Thank You All
Thank you to all who have offered condolences and warm thoughts in the past weeks. This photo is from the “Celebration of Life” event we had at Mt. Soledad, the last formal event as part of my Grandfather’s funeral services. Other posts about this are here: Previously, previously, and previously. I semi-dropped off the grid,…
To Molokini; Seasickness
One of the “pre-planned” activities we’ve done was to take a boat out to Molokini and snorkel. Leah and I (and the various family we’re with) enjoyed it very much. We went on Maui Classic Charters’ Four Winds II. Lots of fish, clear water, nice swimming. I’ve never been seasick that I can recall, and…
03-Jun-2008Swimmer’s Ear & Colombia
So I’ve been swimming regularly and since I’ve not swum (is that right right conjugation?) this much since I was a teenager, I suppose it follows that I might come down with the Swimmer’s Ear that was a hallmark of my summers as a teen. I knew something was wrong Saturday as I was having…