Posts Tagged ‘cold showers’

Type 1 fun, type 2 fun

October 18, 2017

Yesterday I listened to an interview of an astronaut who spent nearly a year on board the space station. I was surprised at something he said. When asked if he had fun he replied: It was a type 2 fun. He then explained: A type 1 fun is like the fun you have on a roller coaster ride. A type 2 fun is one where it’s not fun when you’re doing it, but once it’s over, then you realize how awesome and amazing it was.

Each evening I take a cold shower. It’s a type 2 fun – not fun when I’m taking the shower, but once it’s over I feel fantastic.

Credo to regain the strength and health of my hunter-gatherer ancestors

February 19, 2017

Technology changes rapidly but our biology, our bodies change slowly. Our bodies are essentially the same as 10,000 years ago. 10,000 years ago humans were stronger and healthier. I wish to regain the strength and health of my hunter-gatherer ancestors. To do so, I will emulate their conditions:

  1. I will take a cold shower each day to emulate the environmental extremes that my hunter-gatherer ancestors dealt with.
  2. I will fast on water every Sunday to emulate the periods without food that my hunter-gatherer ancestors endured.
  3. I will go barefoot as much as possible and run my feet over lacrosse balls to emulate the lack of footwear of my hunter-gatherer ancestors.
  4. I will walk outdoors for an hour each day to emulate the long distances that my hunter-gatherer ancestors traveled each day.
  5. I will lift heavy weights to emulate the hard work that my hunter-gatherer ancestors performed each day.
  6. I will eat fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and meat to emulate the diet of my hunter-gatherer ancestors.