For years I ran sporadically, 15-20 miles maximum a week. On a handful of occasions I would train for a race for 3-4 weeks. That totaled 500-1000 miles a year. Given that experience I can say that on average my running shoes lasted a minimum of 350 miles when running primarily trails, and 400-600 when… Continue reading How many miles do my running shoes last?
Having a central place, a health dashboard, helps to understand information from fitness and health trackers. For most users there are a number of apps or resources they use to monitor health. Often each is for a specific primary stat, say steps taken, but might also monitor other data. Duplication of stats can make dashboards… Continue reading Avoid duplication of stats when using multiple health trackers
Make passive money from your step tracker! My last payment from achievement was November 29th. Today, on January 30, I passed 10,000 achievement points again. At 10k points you can redeem them for a PayPal credit. That means, I made $10 in just under 60 days. That comes out to about $60 per year, which… Continue reading How much can you make? Achievement App Review
How to setup your Apple Watch to show vertical feet climbed in real time. For runners or enthusiasts who want to get stronger legs, doing hilly runs is a great option. Many runners also find themselves at times training for a race, either a trail race or road race, that has significant hills. Whether you… Continue reading Apple Watch Setup for Hill Repeats and Elevation Gain
Can you really eat 1g of protein per pound of body weight? Eating enough is key to ensuring that a weight training or workout program actually helps you build muscle. While it is possible to build muscle eating a wide variety of diets, there is evidence that increasing protein at optimal times before and after… Continue reading How to Eat “Enough” Protein – 1g per pound of body weight
The Daily Pee Test with 3 Minute Results Review In July 2020 I pre ordered my first 5 home Vessel health pee tests, which cost about $50. I read that Bloom Health, which changed their name to Vessel Health, opened pre-orders for their at home urinalysis kits (pee tests!). They would be making shipments soon… Continue reading Vessel Health Review
Take a Blood Pressure Reading For most people taking a blood pressure reading is something that a doctor does. If you are older you may remember seeing a seat and cuff in a CVS or Walgreeens, it was a fun toy as a kid while waiting in line. These days taking a reading is easy… Continue reading Why should you track your blood pressure?
Budgeting for an annual FSA account focused on health improvements beyond doctor visits. Concierge physicians office, with regular blood test, covid test, sick visits, skin checks, and diet and nutrition advice. All of these things can be paid for using a benefit many companies offer, the Flexible Spending Arrangement (also a Flexible Spending… Continue reading How to Use a $2500 Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) To Improve Your Health
Daily Tracking of The Whole Body For A Single 24 Hour Day After using a variety of fitness and wellness trackers over the past few years, I decided to spend a full day tracking as much as possible. Most of the things tracked don’t matter on any single day. Trends over time are what matter… Continue reading A Day Of Health and Fitness Tracking
Calories In vs. Calories Out Caloric Deficit There is a simple equation that needs to be solved to gain or loose weight. (Calories In) – (Calories Out) = (Eventual Weight Difference). This is sometimes referred to by the acronym CICO. The outcome is noted as “eventual” since there are many day to day changes that… Continue reading Finding Your Calorie Burn With Metabolic Rate Testing