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  1. Apr 2023
    1. I reject both pure Rousseau-ism, i.e. humans would be good and equal if not for unequal structures, and Hobbesian-ism, i.e. people are bad and are only kept good by forceful institutions. What matters most I believe, is the right balance between cooperation and competition, both are real, at the individual and collective level, and we as humans are a mixed and complex bag.
      • Michel begins the essay by doing away with simple, absolute assumptions about society.
        • We are each and collectively a mixture of
          • cooperative and
          • competitive tendencies
      • This echoes the evolutionary description of an individual as a distinct living system that is demarcated from its environment so is
        • in competition with other individuals for resources in order to survive as an individual organism
        • at the same time that it cooperates with other types of individuals that can enhance its individual and collective (species) survival
      • In other words
        • competition and collaboration are often entangled phenotypes necessary for evolutionary fitness
  2. Oct 2022
    1. With enjoyment comes motivationand the desire to practice the right things on a consistent basis that willultimately result in improved performance.

      Exactly what i tell everyone when they first start doing any sport. Make it enjoyable.



  3. Jun 2022
    1. the brain didn't actually evolve to see the world the way it is. We can't. Instead, the brain evolved to see the world the way it was useful to see in the past. 00:11:53 And how we see is by continually redefining normality. So, how can we take this incredible capacity of plasticity of the brain and get people to experience their world differently? Well, one of the ways we do it in my lab and studio is we translate the light into sound, and we enable people to hear their visual world. And they can navigate the world using their ears. 00:12:22 Here's David on the right, and he's holding a camera. On the left is what his camera sees. And you'll see there's a faint line going across that image. That line is broken up into 32 squares. In each square, we calculate the average color. And then we just simply translate that into sound. And now he's going to turn around, close his eyes, and find a plate on the ground with his eyes closed. 00:12:47 (Continuous sound) (Sound changes momentarily) (Sound changes momentarily) (Sound changes momentarily) (Sound changes momentarily) (Sound changes momentarily) Beau Lotto: He finds it. Amazing, right? So not only can we create a prosthetic for the visually impaired, but we can also investigate how people literally make sense of the world. But we can also do something else. We can also make music with color. 00:13:20 So, working with kids, they created images, thinking about what might the images you see sound like if we could listen to them. And then we translated these images. And this is one of those images. And this is a six-year-old child composing a piece of music for a 32-piece orchestra. And this is what it sounds like. (Electronic representation of orchestral music) 00:14:06 So, a six-year-old child. Okay? Now, what does all this mean? What this suggests is that no one is an outside observer of nature, okay? We're not defined by our central properties, by the bits that make us up. We're defined by our environment and our interaction with that environment, by our ecology. And that ecology is necessarily relative, historical and empirical.

      remapping patterns normally experienced in on sensory modality to other sensory modality. This work is like that of Neuroscientist David Eagleman, ie. his vest that translates sound patterns into tactile patterns on a vest and allowing deaf person to "hear" words through feeling corresponding tactile signals.

      Donald Hoffman also advocates for evolutionary fitness as what gives meaning to our perceptions of the world.

    2. There's no inherent meaning in information. It's what we do with that information that matters.

      This is a profound statement that needs to be fully explored. This touches upon the theory of Charles Saunders Peirce and his Semiotics, as well as Jakob Von Uexkull and his Umwelt theory. Information becomes meaningful within an evolutionary framing of fitness.

  4. Mar 2022
    1. Evidence is mounting that even tiny amounts of intense exercise can aid health.Credit...Getty Images9. Comically brief weight training could make you stronger.In a small-scale new study, men and women who contracted their arm muscles as hard as possible for a total of three seconds a day increased their bicep strength by as much as 12 percent after a month.They repeated this routine once a day, five times a week, for a month, for a grand total of 60 seconds of weight training. It changed their biceps in ways that were slight but biologically meaningful, especially for people new to weight training.The findings add to mounting evidence that even tiny amounts of intense exercise, like four seconds of strenuous biking or 10 seconds of all-out sprinting, can aid health.

      I'd like to explore this hypothesis a bit more. With my new limitations on mobility, this type of therapy could potentially lower my rate of atrophy.

  5. Dec 2021
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  7. Jul 2021
    1. Apples and citrus fruits, like oranges and grapefruit, are among the most filling (16Trusted Source). It is also important to note that whole, solid fruit is much more filling than puréed fruit or juice, which you can typically consume a lot of without feeling full (17Trusted Source). Studies show that drinking a lot of fruit juice is linked with increased calorie intake and may increase your risk of obesity and other serious diseases (18Trusted Source, 19Trusted Source, 20Trusted Source, 21Trusted Source, 22Trusted Source). In other words, avoid drinking a lot of fruit juice and enjoy whole fruits instead.

      juices are not it — oranges and apples are good though, health wise. Maybe even pineapple might be good too?

  8. Jun 2021
    1. Environmental: Care for Your Space
      • your space should aid desires
      • clean it up, design your world
      • move if you need to
    2. Spiritual: Cultivate Purpose, Be Open to Awe
      • find purpose and connection
      • core values
      • find ways to feel awe
    3. Cognitive: Follow Your Interests, Do Deep-Focused Work
      • find a flow activity
      • 1-2 blocks undistracted work
    4. Social: It’s Not All About Productivity; Relationships Matter, Too
      • relationships matter
      • prefer physical over digital
    5. Emotional: Don’t Hide Your Feelings, Get Help When You Need It
      • allow vulnerability
      • talk about feelings
    6. Physical: Move Your Body and Don’t Eat Crap—but Don’t Diet Either
      • 30 minutes of movement a day
      • various levels of exertion
      • whole food nutritional focus
    1. Before we get into reasons these differences exist, it’s worth noting there are a number of things that are true across the fitness world. You can rely on these, and when you get confused, come back to them

      This list isn't annotating right so...

      • Strength training is important, and it has to be relatively heavy to count.
      • Cardio is important too, and we should all get 150+ minutes of it each week.
      • Eating enough protein will help with any body composition goal (gaining muscle, losing fat, staying fitter at the same weight).
      • No reasonable exercise is an injury waiting to happen.
      • Consistency beats perfection every time
  9. May 2021
    1. In this blog, we will see how one can build a fitness app that can be highly accepted by its users and the revenue model. Let’s have a look!
  10. Mar 2021
    1. There's an interesting suggestion associated with this, that periodic fasting causes autophagy, which Taleb claims is an evolutionary process by which the weaker proteins are broken down first. If this is true, then always having a full stomach is another way of subsidizing the unfit and weakening the organism.

      This will depend on a very specific and narrow definition of fitness--perhaps one from a very individualistic and libertarian perspective.

      There is fitness at the level of the gene, the organ, the individual, and the group, and even possibly larger groupings above that.

      What if, by starving out and leaving "uneducated" people like Srinivasa Ramanujan, for example, who surely was marginalized for his time, society is left without them? While on an individual level Ramanujan may have been less fit on some levels as G.H. Hardy and may have otherwise dwindled and disappeared, Hardy adopted him and made both mathematicians better while also making dramatic strides for mankind.

      From a statistical mechanics perspective, within some reasonable limits, we should be focusing on improving ourselves as well as the larger group(s) because the end results for humanity and life in general may be dramatically improved. (Though what we mean by improved here may be called into question from a definitional perspective.)

      Compare this with [Malcolm Gladwell]]'s argument in My Little Hundred Million.

      On a nationalistic level within human politics, Republicans should be less reticent to help out marginalized Americans because it may be from this pool of potential that we may find life saving improvements or even protection from other polities (ie, in our competition or threats from countries like China, Iran, North Korea). Consider how different things may have been had the U.S. not taken in Jewish or other foreign nationals like Albert Einstein, John von Neumann, etc. in the early to mid-1900s.? Now consider, which life changing geniuses we may be preventing reaching their potential by our current immigration policies? our current educational policies?

  11. Nov 2020
    1. IS186-mediated integration of the plasmid into the chromosome or deletion of these accessory genes from an evolved plasmid that remained capable of self-replication conferred greater fitness benefits than SP formation

      Can we say this is because of the combined fitness benefit

      • by avoiding maintenance of a plasmid and
        • lower expression of proteins?

      Especially considering that there is expression of the accessory genes (ex: GFP in fig.2e)-> so the protein level fitness burden still exists, albeit at a lower extent.

      How much of this burden is attributed to keeping a plasmid around?, maybe this could be tested with a low copy pSC101 type plasmid or by deleting all the accessory genes and repeating the evolution experiment to specifically look for the integrants this time

  12. Oct 2020
    1. Don’t compare today’s workout to yesterday’s, but do compare it to something you did a few weeks, or months, or even years ago.


    1. Multiply that number by 85 percent to roughly approximate an effort cap for easy runs (though adjusting to a different percentage if you feel like that’s a bit too hard or too easy).

      Another article suggests subtracting 20bpm

  13. Jul 2020
    1. Fluency of Information Technology (FITness), as proposed by the Committee of Information Technology Literacy of the National Research Council (NRC, 1999)

      Look this up.

  14. Jun 2020
  15. Nov 2018
    1. brisk walk or a slow jog—for 1 to 2.5 hours every week lowers your risk of death by 25%
    2. those who run more than 25 miles per week have no mortality benefit, compared with nonrunners.
    3. By Paige Greenfield Sep 3, 2015 Getty Images/Tim Macpherson James O'Keefe, 58, is a cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, MO. A self-proclaimed "exercise enthusiast," O'Keefe says there was a time—decades, in fact—when he would routinely spend 2 to 3 hours a day running and working out vigorously. "I rarely took a day off," he recalls.  Advertisement - Continue Reading Below But if you see O'Keefe exercising today, you'll likely spot the MD on a postdinner stroll with his family. He also enjoys practicing yoga or doing some gentle backstrokes in the swimming pool. What changed? O'Keefe investigated the effects of intense physical activity on the human heart and body. The fruits of his and others' research inspired him to dial down his own routine."If your goal is exercising for overall health and to improve your longevity, then walking is ideal," he says. (Learn how to walk away from belly fat, heart disease, and diabetes in just minutes a day with Prevention's new Walk Your Way To Better Health.) Running Is Hard On Your Heart  Getty Images In one of his studies, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, O'Keefe and his colleagues found that people who run most days of the week at a pace faster than 7 miles per hour have the same risk of death as sedentary individuals.
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  19. Oct 2013
    1. To put it generally, all the valuable qualities that youth and age divide between them are united in the prime of life, while all their excesses or defects are replaced by moderation and fitness. The body is in its prime from thirty to five-and-thirty; the mind about forty-nine.
  20. Sep 2013