How to boost your brain for a better mood and less stress
In these times it is worth sticking with whatever exercise you can consistently do in the circumstances, as exercising regularly is linked to better eating habits. Conversely, a lack of social contact is linked to poorer eating habits and, over time, poor health outcomes.
A 2019 study published in the International Journal of Obesity, looked at 2,680 young adults who were not exercising regularly or dieting. Scientists found that after exercising for several weeks, formerly sedentary study participants were more likely to choose foods like lean meats, fruits and vegetables, while preferences for fried foods, sodas and other unhealthy options decreased.
Great News - Your Bone Marrow Retains A Younger Body Age When You Run, Maintaining Increased Immunity
If you've thought about running, this is a good reason to try
I believe that the most beneficial goal of exercising when we are older is to lower our body age. That's why I named my Medium Publication "Body Age Buster".
I've studied how to do this, and put in into practice over the last 21 years, with great results. Typically, tests of my body age report ages between 15 and 20 years younger than my physical age (72 this year).
Despite all my years of reading and practising these ideas, I was completely surprised when I found out recently that exercise can lower the body age of our bone marrow.
COVID19 Strategy is Working Three Times Better In One Of These Countries - Australia, Sweden and Switzerland
How much do testing strategies explain the differences?
Switzerland, Sweden and Australia are each taking different approaches to the containment of COVID19.
Switzerland is closer to Australia's approach, but not as restrictive, while Sweden is singing to its own tune with a herd immunity approach.
Which country is doing the best at this stage? The results might surprise you.
Blockchain Immunity Passport and instant testing
Borders will remain closed for a long time, but restricted travel will be introduced, which will become "the future normal". The underlying basis of travel post-COVID19 will be zero-trust.
If you thought that entering the US post-911 was confronting, intolerant, and invasive - get set for that as the baseline of future travel - plus more.
I sometimes sit and ponder how much flying has changed. I flew millions of miles pre 911 and also was a private pilot for 25 years. I could almost always talk my way into the cockpit of commercial flights anywhere in the world. Many a time I sat in the jump-seat on Garuda flights - chatting to the pilots in Indonesian - while we flew from Australia and right through the landing Jakarta.
That will never happen again. Here is how it will work from now on.
From here, there is no turning back the worst case outcome
I worked in Indonesia for 5 years, and I was shocked to read last night that "at least" 25 Indonesian front-line doctors have succumbed to Covid19 fighting the pandemic.
They died because, like all their other medical infrastructure, Indonesia lacks the essential equipment to protect its medical workers.
A lack of Personal Protective Equipment was the primary reason for the deaths, according to the Indonesian Medical Association.
Running clears your mind and refreshes your hope
In these times, when for many of us one of the few acceptable reasons to NOT shelter at home is exercise, running is a great way to nurture your soul and refresh your spirit.
I wasn't a runner, in fact I hated it. But now I find it a great relief to run each day. When I'm stuck for an idea, or confused about where we are all headed in this coronavirus crisis, running really helps get back my perspective.
It can for you too.
High initial dose means it is more severe and lasts longer
The need to avoid groups of people - as has been commonly prohibited by authorities around the globe - is not just to reduce the spread of coronavirus, it is also to reduce the death rate.
The total amount of virus a person has inside them is referred to as their "viral load". A higher viral load is associated with a higher severity illness that you will suffer. For example, with HIV, "viral load monitoring predicts the deaths of HIV/AIDS patients" [BMC Infection diseases 2019].
Setting our expectations now will help us adjust
McKinsey warns us to get set for "the new normal" and Seth has christened "GENC". Both signal a new way of life, different in ways as yet unimagined to how we all lived at New Year 2020.
They're both right - the future will be fundamentally different in both the roles of the agents of the state and capitalism and in the attitudes and expectations of individuals.
Schools and jobs will be changed forever. Large population centres (cities) might be changed forever - to become more decentralised.
Four tips to bring you out of stay-at-home healthier
My stay-at-home exercise level is significantly less than when I was going to the gym three times a week. My weight is starting to creep up.
Here's how much less we need to eat, based upon our reduced level of #StayAtHome activity.
I'm still exercising, but a lot less intensively than before stay-at-home. I was doing three intense gym visits and running 5km twice a week.
Now I run more often, but don't have the gear and space to put in the maximum intensity I was doing at the gym.
The fact is clear and unambiguous
Since I was diagnosed at 50 with Type 2 diabetes I've been learning how to do bone-building fitness training which lowers my age. You can too. It's your choice. Walter