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Forrest Gump running

For a long time, I hated running. In fact, I’m not even sure if I even like running now or if I’m just addicted to it. Maybe I still hate it, but that’s besides the point–it makes me feel awesome. I got bored of lifting weights about 8 weeks ago and decided to start trying to run: the one type of exercise […]

 

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all nighters

I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been settling back into college, and it messed up my posting schedule and threw off my habit of maintaining this blog but I’m back! In the spirit of school starting again, I want to discuss something that comes up way too often at college (especially at Carnegie Mellon): pulling “all-nighters.” […]

 

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habits on vacation

After the Vietnam War, soldiers who had been stationed there should have had a drug problem. A sampling of 943 soldiers returning from Vietnam were chosen as a representative group of the entire military, and their urine was tested for opiates. Of the 943, 495 were positive for opiate use (heroin or opium) at their departure from Vietnam. Opium […]

 

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quantified self

Changing our habits is a form of self experimentation. Many people will be content to go through their lives with the same habits, the same way of living, never questioning what they’re doing. If you’re interested in changing your habits though, then you’re interested in experimenting on yourself and different ways of living in order to find […]

 

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quitting coffee

Quitting coffee is not easy. Its regular consumption is alive and well in our society where the average office worker drinks a bit over 3 cups a day, over 50% of people have coffee in the morning, and hundreds of millions of cups of are drank daily in the U.S. alone. I can’t get through a city […]

 

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Snapchat diet

Personal trainers are great for two reasons: They give you specialized diet/exercise advice They make you feel more obligated to go to the gym and work out They usually bill themselves as the first benefit, but I think the second benefit is the more important one. For anyone who has a hard time getting to the gym, […]

 

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Binge to increase willpower

Last Saturday I ate no less than 8,000 calories; many of them from soft serve, funnel cake, and breakfast pastries. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a fan of Tim Ferriss’s books, and I’ve been following the diet from The 4-Hour Body for a little while now. What’s great about the diet is that an integral part of […]

 

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healthy habits

One of the most difficult parts of trying to change your diet is that it requires you to change what you eat all the time: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This contributes to a major reason why so many people either fail to keep going on their diets or eventually stop; it’s just too big of a change. […]

 

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