Here are the experiments. You can prove it to yourself. – #aging #biking #carfree #Exercise #fasting #fitness #lifespan #longevity #nutrition #running #training

 

Read the calorie labels, including the pet food. Weigh your pets. The calculation is really easy. Put more food in the dish than your animal will eat in a day. Weigh the dish before and after, and subtract. Divide the calories per day by the animal's weight,&do the same thing for all your pets, and yourself too. Behold your numbers! If you like numbers, it's easy to calculate the extra calorie calorie burn in freezing weather. Look up average thermogenics at room temp. There is zero thermogenic calorie burn at body temperature. Put the numbers on a graph, and draw a line to freezing temperature. I think that people will be pretty surprised by these numbers. After you've done these two things, the calorie numbers in the fitness trackers will make more sense. The third experiment is to measure your weight loss per day on an extended fast. Calculate the calories. Advanced folks can use a fat meter to debunk the 3000 calorie myth.

More Interval Fasting Notes – #fasting #fitness #running #biking #exercise #carfree #training #nutrition #longevity #lifespan #aging

 

It looks like fasting intervals can sum up to about 12 days per month. I don't recommend going all the way to 15 days. Even half of that should bring some benefit. Nice thing about intervals, a person should be able to start low and work up to it. For example, if you managed to fast twice for three days each month, this would be comparable to 20% calorie restriction. Like a workout, you could piece intervals together. I had to break my fast early this weekend, so I'm fasting again next weekend. It is intermittent fasting for fitness buffs. The intermittent fasting folks say that you can eat as much as you want in between fasts and still get the same benefit. Athletic types can fast without worrying that they are running too short of calories. For extended fasts, two week recovery condition applies at this time. Be safe. Nice thing about fasting recovery interval is that you can still workout. In fact, working out is recommended throughout.
 
Some may look at these calorie numbers and say that the program is to strenuous, but short-term fasting does not produce physical damage, so that a heavier calorie load is possible during fasting than during physical activity. 
 
What is an extended fast? It's like an extended workout. Fasting 3 days or more burns several thousand calories, which is comparable to running a marathon or biking a centuray ride. I was thrilled by the improvement in my running time after my last extended fast. Fasting is the athlete's secret.

Initial impressions of ATCV-1 – #atcv1 #stupidity #virus #spirulina #chlorovirus #intelligence #running #fitness #biking #exercise #diet #Fasting

 

I'm looking at ATCV-1. It is a chlorovirus. It would be interesting to see if the rate of infection is higher in the coastal areas. One wonders about the prevalence in populations that consume raw fish. Similarly, populations consuming alot of raw sea plants might also have a higher infection rate. ATCV-1 can survive freezing at -70C. Here is chlorovirus a that makes SOD. Perhaps there is a survival advantage. http://1.usa.gov/113MJLk If the virus is as virulent as in algae, it should produce noticeable irritation in the throat. It is postulated that intelligence is affected by the inflammatory load of the virus. Given the experience with HPV,I would not be surprised to find other novel infections of the throat in the future. In my view, the capsid is rather large. It is difficult to imagine what the countermeasures might be. More study, obviously. As always, I think my fitness and diet recommendations might help. It http://bit.ly/113P2Ou The first thing I would try is heavy exercise and red grapefruit. Fasting always helps me with throat irritations.

Biking v. running – #fitness #running #biking #nutrition #food #diet #tgdn #tcot #nra #exercise #carfree #biking #Maryland #CastleDoctrine #Baltimore #2a

 

do bats hibernate? – Google Search http://bit.ly/1ugNJrc
 
Bat hibernation probably explains why I have not recently been chased by hungry bats. Late in the season, fitness buffs must look awfully tasty to cold bats. When you are radiating alot of heat, you look more attractive to bats and mosquitoes as well. This is one reason I prefer biking. Angry dive bombing birds usually miss the bicyclers too. Bees and wasps provide alot of incentive to improve your uphill skills. Bicyclers also seem to have an advantage against rock-throwing citizens, tho I'd imagine the runners do OK. As a matter of fact, Baltimore is not a castle doctrine state, and running appears to be a Baltimore City tradition. So, I thought that I would improve my running skills. You should see the little vandals scamper.

Interval Fasting – #fasting #biking #running #aging #lifespan #exercise #fitness #nutrition #longevity

A fasting man of average size will lose about 1500 calories of body weight each day. 1500 calories is equal to about 1 lb of body weight, biking for about 3 hours, or running 4 hours. I’ve noticed that fasting is alot like extreme training except you don’t get winded. Fasting makes a person tired in a similar way as hard work. Fasted muscles may be a little slow and crampy for this reason. It is alot like the after effects of exercise. These observations probably explain why is fasting better than exercise from a longevity perspective, although you really need both exercise and fasting.
Fasting gives a similar effect as exercise, but without the high oxygen exposure. It should be possible to better isolate the beneficial effects by thinking about the comparison of fasting and exercise. In this round of fasting I lost weight faster than in previous rounds, which can only be due to improved conditioning over the past years. Endurance training improves the capacity to store energy.
After fasting two days, the next morning I got my best running time ever. It would actually be a good idea, to get an estimate of improved muscle conditioning from the higher rate of weight loss during fasting. I did a little calculation. The faster time is apparently directly related to the weight loss, so this result is ambiguous, but there’s also an incentive.
The lore says that fasting is easier in the cooler months. Why not get an early start before the holidays. You can fast for peace ;-). After fasting over 3 days I realized that fasting a well-conditioned body really does result in more cramps. I also woke up with minor stinging in the calves. It is easy to conclude that the difference may be a shift in metabolic rate. The cramps went away immediately, when I broke fast. The minor stinging was resolved with a few stretch/flexes. Later that day, I broke my fast. It may be possible to speed the release of energy stores by combining exercise and fasting. The effect of this combination was manageable, and I realized that I might have gone running instead of breaking my fast.
It is not yet clear whether the combined regimen led to the increased cramping on the 4th day of the fast. Next experiment is whether additional bouts of combined fasting and exercise will eliminate the cramps. The model suggests a recovery period of 2-3 days should be sufficient, but there is also a barrier to initiating a fast. Fasting intervals could be delayed some additional days to reduce any resultant muscle loss. Of course, the muscle loss is easily reversible, and the benefits of fasting are now plainly evident. If you undertake this program, make sure to include supplementation to get the full benefit. Happy fasting!
Update: One more thing to note about interval fasting. It will likely waste your body, if you do not combine with healthy diet and exercise.  I recommend using a fitness tracker to calculate the required calorie consumption for your level of fitness training.

My position has not changed. #syria #isis #tcot #iraq #kobane #isil #pjnet #kobani #obama #ISIS #usa #unitedstates #raqqa #mittromney #kurdistan #islam #iran #codepink #beheading #bds #Obama #9/11

 

ISIS has not killed any innocent American women and children. That is what Obama does. More No terrorist organization has killed as many innocent people as the US has, not even close.  
 
 
Now they blow things up and say ISIS did.  This type of deception is so typical of US. I am outraged that anyone supports US.  It is crucial to disavow the criminal actions of US gov, and disengage from their media, their products, and their politics.  We should do whatever we can do to resist US war plans.  We hear how the US so carefully targets their enemies. Yeah, they are very careful to kill alot of innocent civilians.  We need to teach the US a lesson that people will not tolerate what they are doing.
 

Hilly 4 mile circuit for Druid Hill Park,w/ 1/2 mile marks for intervals. #Baltimore #running https://goo.gl/maps/q3TVy #baltimore #running #maryland #carfree #md #biking #run

Hilly 4 mile circuit for Druid Hill Park,w/ 1/2 mile marks for intervals.

 
 
 
 
 

Help the Progressive Caucus Limit the Iraq-Syria war – #isis #kobane #tcot #is #iraq #syria #is #islamicstate

 

Hi,

 

I signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama titled "Help the Progressive Caucus Limit the Iraq-Syria war".

 

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

 

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/help-the-progressive?source=s.icn.em.cp&r_by=985589

 

Thanks!

Athletic

I’m burning 1000 calories on average per day with running, biking, and strength training. In addition, I commute daily to work on my bicycle for a normal aerobic workout shedule. Part of the overall number is Saturday bicycling. I burn several thousand calories with century-level rides on the bike. Guess that makes me athletic. I’ll be taking up swimming soon.

Funny, I will still need fasting to lose the table muscle. Must be a healthy eating gene in my family. 🙂

I want the bombing to stop. What do I do? – #isis #syria #iraq #raqqa #prepping #tcot #survival #preppers #isil #airstrikes #msm #carfree

The US has made the world a more dangerous place today.  US airstrikes make more terrorist attacks, not less.  The US is deliberately provoking #ISIS into attacking Americans. We've been watching US militarism for a long time. You know these #airstrikes are just the beginning. Fight them now.

The first thing to do is to disengage from US consumerism. Shun their media and their products. Sell your car and buy a #bicycle. It is really about self-reliance. Why should you depend on US mass-murderers for your #food, clothing, media, etc. US #MSM has been consistently lying to us. Pull the plug! War tax resistance is not for everyone. We should find ways to pay less taxes without attracting US attention.  

Sadly, war resistance takes time, and we can expect the worst from the US. IMHO, the US is planning a #disaster. Prepare for it. It is possible to prep& #bugout with a #bicycle trailer or a hand dolly, which don't require gasoline. Resist the US by opting out. If you can't sell your car, then use it less. Motor culture is a non-stop invitation to the degrading US media and advertising culture, which is a major source of our problems.  You can see this when you drive. US commericial imagery is just about everywhere. You can shun this unhelpful invitation by driving less or stopping altogether.

Flying is worse than driving, so motor transportation may be best for long trips. The airports have been the major venues for the violation of our rights, and they are also primary targets. My advice is to stop flying altogether. 

Another development is that Americans are under attack from within, so take this into account in your preparations.  Buy a water filter&disengage from the chemical& #gmo culture which is rotting our brains and sapping our #strength.  #Fitness training is crucial, and focus on healthy #diet. Avoid medicalization and pharma products.  Avoid the mall like the plague. The US is dropping bombs on innocent women and children, so be creative, and think of your own strategies. 

If you want more ideas, then check the following article and links. It is just a starting point.

The stupid war against terrorism

http://proclus.gnu-darwin.org/polaris.html

 

Some may deride these efforts as small and insignificant, but if we all do our part, we can make the difference that we are looking for. Let's roll.  

Regards,

 

 

( cut this essay into snippets and use them for tweets or whatever you like. 😉

The US should stop bombing #Syria & #Iraq! Write to Obama&Congress today! via @winwithoutwar #ISIS #raqqa http://bit.ly/syria-take-action

The US should stop bombing #Syria & #Iraq! Write to Obama&Congress today! via @winwithoutwar #ISIS #raqqahttp://bit.ly/syria-take-action

 

 

Nothing like another war front to balloon the debt. US is actually hamstrung. US militarism: the giant sucking sound of a massive vicious parasite. I'm sure that the relatives all the victims of US aggression will be comforted to know that that the US is on the ball. All those dead women and children are really terrorists, right? Such precision. The US really knows how to hit the target. Cows fly. My anti-war activism goes back a ways. – US aggression leads predictably to bad results: Take action to stop the… http://bit.ly/1spCBZZ The situation in the US is now far worse than it was under Bush, tho he was a monster. http://bit.ly/1spCBZZ We should not be restrained in our opposition to US militarism. The time for restraint is over. We have seen enough of US actions to know that the current action only presages much worse. The time to engage the US is now, before they escalate. The US is not ham handed or aimless. The are deliberately provoking the ISIS forces. The US is not incompetent. They are deliberately provoking and prolonging the conflict. We should resist their evil plan. Resist War! pic.twitter.com/pjnatzh4KQ
 
The US should stop bombing #Syria & #Iraq! Write to Obama&Congress today! via @winwithoutwar #ISIS #raqqa http://bit.ly/syria-take-action
 

Obama is a traitor. – #isis #syria #airstrikes #isil #iraq #syriaairstrikes #tlot #msm #wetheppl #uniteblue #uae #truth #tgdn #tcot #rkba #p2 #obamabombingsyria #isisairstrikes #is #beheading #2a

  When people stop lying for Obama, we will be far better off. The deaths of innocent people clearly means nothing to these goons in DC. Am I the only one who feels we walked right into their trap? Ravi Grivois-Shah @RGrivoisShah · 4h Michael L. Love retweeted So they show and we show What a world. joseph granda @grandaart · 4h Michael L. Love retweeted They kill a handful of Americans so we send air strikes to a handful of their CITIES?! Alex Dean Radford @AlexDeanRadford · 12h Michael L. Love retweeted People should vote out the lapdogs that supported traitorous Obama. Obama has fundamentally breached the faith of the people who elected him to office. His supporters should be voted out. It is crucial to disavow the criminal actions of US gov, and disengage from their media, their products, and their politics. We must fundamentally undermine the incentives that led to barbaric US aggression. They claim falsely that the majority of Americans support their actions…. We must let our discontent ring out! We must melt their ears! WE DO NOT SUPPORT BLOODY US ACTIONS!

Stop the U.S. Bombing of Syria! Thursday, 12 Noon, White House – #isis #syria #iraq #airstrikes #uae #isil #syriaairstrikes

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The U.S. bombing of Syria has begun.

We in the ANSWER Coalition oppose this war and are calling for demonstrations to oppose the bombing of Syria and Iraq from September 23 through September 28. Click here to see a growing list of demonstrations nationwide. This war, like the earlier ones, is being sold on the basis of misinformation and fear. The United States is a major part of the problem and cannot be the solution to the current crisis in Syria and Iraq.

This new aggression is loaded with irony. The Pentagon spokesperson says that the bombing is directed against the self-named Islamic State (ISIS) forces that have gained control over large swaths of Syria and Iraq. But it was precisely the arms transfers and funding of ISIS by the U.S. government's principal allies in the region, especially Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, that have allowed the Islamic state to grow strong in its struggle to topple the secular Syrian government led by Bashar Al-Assad. 

We, in the U.S. anti-war movement, are exposing the fundamental truth that the Obama administration conceals from the people: The so-called Islamic State or ISIS wouldn't exist today as a major force either in Syria or Iraq if it wasn't for the U.S. military aggression that smashed the secular, nationalist governments in Iraq in 2003 and Libya in 2011, followed by the U.S. government's catastrophic support for the armed opposition against the similarly organized government in Syria.

The U.S. bombing of Syrian territory is taking place without the consent of the Syrian government. It is one more U.S. violation of international law and Syrian sovereignty. The Syrian government had offered to cooperate with the United States in a joint military struggle against the reactionary forces of ISIS. That offer has, however, been immediately and categorically rejected by all in the U.S. ruling class political circles who have already announced that the Syrian government must be destroyed. Obama and the Pentagon and the CIA and, last and least, the bribed and corrupted talking heads in Congress are determined to use the attack against the Islamic State as a pretext to carry out regime change in Syria by military means even though the Syrian government has been the most effective military force in struggling against the so-called Islamic State.

The real objectives of U.S. imperialism are to locate permanent Pentagon military bases in Iraq, Syria and the entire resource-rich region of the Middle East. This is the goal: the projection of permanent imperial power and domination in a region that contains two-thirds of the world’s oil reserves.

For the past 24 years, the United States has relentlessly bombed Iraq and now it is bombing Syria. Neither Iraq nor Syria has ever attacked the United States or its people. This enduring war against previously colonized peoples is justified with shifting and changing rationales. But it is illegal. It is an expression of modern-day imperialism. It is causing chaos and destruction in the targeted countries. And ultimately it will fail to satisfy its objectives because it is based on the fantasies of those who have become drunk on that now-familiar toxic combination of unbridled arrogance and military power.

The majority of people of the United States oppose this endless war in Iraq and now Syria. It is not in their interest. At any moment this or that poll will announce that the American people favor military action of some sort. This is paper-thin propaganda. If the country and its people were actually threatened, the Commander in Chief would not have to go on national TV and promise the people that this war will involve “no boots on the ground.” There is no clearer indication that the motivation for the new imperial war is not just flimsy but false.

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More exercise is almost always better. – #fitness #exercise #aerobic #training #nutrition #longevity #lifespan

  We need to hear less about minimum exercise requirements and more about how more exercise is better. Every wonder why aerobic capacity seems to be not transferable from one sport to another. People need to consider the range. It's really a misconception, but non-transferable capacity is consistent with most people's experience. Why? I know of no theory that could possibly explain why capacity doesn't transfer between sports. Now you have probably surmised that I have discovered the answer to this conundrum. I think I have the reason. Advanced aerobic training is required to create a capacity that is transferable to other sports. This is observable in the triathletes. The failure to realize this resides in the common misconception that there is a minimum amount of necessary exercise. This is false. As a result of this misconception, people's musculature is under-developed, and they falsely perceive that aerobic capacity isn't transferred. More exercise is almost always better. 

People can explain why Obama’s account is not banned, when he says he is going to wrongfully drop bombs on people. #syria #isis #iraq

People can explain why Obama's account is not banned, when he says he is going to wrongfully drop bombs on people. #syria #isis #iraq

Some notes on #longevity criticisms

 

Longevity is not a vain pursuit. It reflects quality of life, like birth rate, infant mortality, and general rates of disease and mortality. Some will know that I'm a Mormon, http://bit.ly/1mKGe3z . If longevity is not a value, then everlasting life is not a value either. Quality. The longevity pursuit has been glad handled with accusations of basic human foibles, such as vanity & self-aggrandizement. These are false. The most convenient way to defeat your legitimate interest in longevity is to launch into a smear job against the practitioners. We see this again and again. Beneficial practices are subjected to viral smear jobs by over-competitive types with a malign motive. This merciless practice reflects their fallacy. They don't live any longer by shortening other peoples lives. Sadly people are taken in by such campaigns, which are attempts to keep them and their descendants under the proverbial thumb. Longevity does not reject altruism and self-sacrifice. It is only some malign folks that want all the longevity for themselves.
 
So here are the before and after shots, about ten years apart. 
 
 
Here is a current shot of the lobes. 😉
 

Michael L. Love – Lobes

 

Michael L. Love

 

Flickr image broken now. Perhaps it was my mention that this photo breaks facial recognition software. Lobes Pikchur http://pikchurimages.s3.amazonaws.com/pic_af0Z_l.jpg Personally, I think it may be discrimination against people with glasses. 😉 BTW, if you are interested in the address of the Pikchur feed, here it is. I try to keep it current. http://pikchur.com/people/proclus
 

Assumption: perceived hunger level is a valid measure. – #training #swimming #running #health #food #diet #nutrition #fitness #carfree #biking #centuryride

If you are like me, you are hungry most of the time, and well able to eat a sufficient amount of food to produce the effect of obesity.

While this may seem like a trivial observation, it is not. It is  
merely commonplace. Some careful thinking yields helpful insights.
 
How many calories are needed? 
 
I think most people have the urge to eat far more calories than they
actually need to sustain a basic level of life. There is this 
unfortunate tendency to mystify the basal metabolic rate, but it is
dead easy to measure. Just measure the average weight loss during 
a sustained fast, and calculate the equivalent number of calories.
For a man of average size the number is around 1500 calories. This
is the number of calories that are needed to sustain basic life  
function. 
 
Why do we desire more than the minimum required amount of food? 
 
Obesity is clearly not the solution, but rather the problem. The 
only reasonable answer to this question is that we need to be doing
the amount of work that is commensurate with the amount of calories
that we desire to consume. In essence, our hunger is our incentive
to work. 
 
How much work is required?
 
Unfortunately, most people have no concept of the
amount of work that is required to burn off this many calories. An
afternoon in the gym may only burn only a few hundred calores, but by 
the measure of hunger, we must burn calories by the thousand.  
Consistently applied effort will yield the desired result. 
How hungry are you? Why be hungry all the time? Eat what you want, 
then work it off. 
 
There is obviously much more that can be said about this subject.
Hopefully people will share their insights. I'll be posting more about it later on.
 
Regards,

proclus