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How to eat to get the physique of an Olympic athlete!

1. Exercise before breakfast – it helps your body burn fat more efficiently. 2. Eat dinner around 6pm. Do light exercise (e.g. a short walk) an hour later. 3. Eat butter, not margarine. Reduce omega-6 fatty acids and increase omega-3 4. Eat four meals a day e.g. – omelette for breakfast – salad for lunch … Continue reading

How to Make Good Decisions

(From Dan Heath, author of Decisive: How to make better choices in life and work)  Multitrack your options when you are facing a difficult decision. (Having multiple options leads to better decisions.)   When you consider multiple things simultaneously, you’re actually learning a lot about the shape of the problem —the important factors involved—and that knowledge … Continue reading

Shikakeology – the science of habit change

Shikake is an embodied trigger for behavior change The trigger is designed to induce a specific behavior The behavior should lead to solutions to personal or societal issues The merits of Shikakeological approach are summarized as four points; low expertise, low cost, wide range of target users, and long term continuous behavior changes. Developing a … Continue reading

Nine daily habits for happiness

1. Start each day with expectation. If there’s any big truth about life, it’s that it usually lives up to (or down to) your expectations. Therefore, when you rise from bed, make your first thought: “something wonderful is going to happen today.” Guess what? You’re probably right. 2. Take time to plan and prioritize. The … Continue reading

How we learn

How We Learn  Highlights from David Brooks opus ‘the Social Animal’ 1. Decision Making How does the brain make decisions? e.g. about what to learn and how to learn it. According to research summarized by Brooks, the brain is an ecosystem constantly measuring the social landscape. We subconsciously form goals, ambitions, dreams and desires every … Continue reading

Big Data in Healthcare – Health2.0 Talk 2011

Click here to see my talk and panel on Big Data in Healthcare that I moderated at the Health2.0 Conference in 2011

Minimum Viable Fitness Product (MVFP)

I’ve been spending some time working on my MVFP. Here’s one: 1. 50 (or more) pushups in 60s. 2. 50 (or more) squats in 120s. 3. 25 pull-ups in 120s. 4. 50 (or more) step-ups in 60s. 5. 50 (or more) burpees in 60s. (Repeat until nauseous) Total time: 7 minutes (excluding rest time). Comments?!