Stress, energy and productivity
A few weeks ago I launched a small quantified-self project. It’s origins flow from increasing generalized anxiety...thinking about ways to manage that. My Dr. directed me to a website and I ended up (eventually) at https://welltory.com It aims to measure stress, energy, and productivity. I love me some measurements!
It’s interesting, for example, but not surprising... to see that in comparing my sleep and my energy - there’s a correlation. And I can make choices that help with quality sleep. Simple and logical enough.
What was more surprising is the Welltory suggestion that I would benefit from continued measurement even if I don’t follow their suggestions. Huh? As it happens, simply being aware of how you feel and how your body is reacting (or is that the other way around?!?) is a good start to managing stress.
I don’t see myself doing any knitting or sudoku as meditation. But hey, you never know ....
Under Armour - I like you after all...
Remember this post: my-flip-flop-broke-in-the-shower-the-gym-today.html? Well, I cobbled the broker one together with string for a bit, because it was hard to find time to get to shopping for a new pair. It looked very sad.
I finally got to shopping this past weekend, and.... it's kind of hard to find flip-flops in Canada in October. Oops.
Anyway, rather than go to a tonne of places, after my one mall pass-through, I reluctantly picked up a pair of these; in a really weird green. I was kinda disappointed beacuse they were more expensive than what I thought I'd get (just a regular flip flop for the shower at the gym = <$10). And these were more like $30.
Well.... guess what?! I used them this AM and they are the most comfy thing ever. More comfy than bare feet! Love , love, love them!
Originally posted April 11th. Since updated to make that SHOUT OUT a BOO! It's only available in the US.
Oh well... the idea anyway (setting parameters for what you are looking for nutrient wise, and it will advise options at the restaurant you are near) is a good one.
Cool upgrade from Liftium. Well, it's not out yet, but I got advance viewing on account of beta testing it. :)
Same really great interface for entry; but it has analytics now... way back HERE, it didn't.... Check him out HERE
Tried hot yoga today....
And despite a year of (mostly) weights and (some) cardio....
was not p r e p a r e d . . .
Liftium app... simple but good
To be fair, it does not do much. But what it does, it does very well. I have looked at (and even bought) a lot of weight lifiting apps, and have not found one I liked as much as this; and I think he'll continue to develop it (I sent in a bug note, and he personally replied, so... that's cool. And then he fixed it ASAP!)
Anyway, it's a super easy way to enter your lifts. There are no analytics, but it can output to CSV, so you can do your own. It beats the heck out of an excel sheet....