Origin Of Life, To Help You Get A Life!

Origin Of Life, To Help You Get A Life!

 I think I'll grow this post for a while, for fun - yes, fun! Want to see the Origin of FitOldDog - go to my very first WordPress blog post, 2010, at this link Understanding the origin of life is important for exercise, nutrition, mental health, diabetes, aging, and all the rest - I'll get there! It all started with chemistry, biochemistry, deep down in the sea! Blah, blah, blah! Just watch my old movie, and ... Read more

A Wheel Invented Billions Of Years Ago Makes ATP (Your Key Energy Currency)

Hi folks, welcome! This post might seem a little dry, but it isn't. It's about magic!!! I was looking at my PowerCranks today, and then I started to think about the wheel and its many uses, which took me immediately to adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthase. I have always been amazed that a molecular wheel, spinning at about 650 revolutions per second, helps to manufacture ATP, which is critical for our entire ... Read more

The Study Of Limit Theory, Autism and Athletics Expands Your Worldview

Hi folks, welcome! I never was very good at mathematics, though I gave it the 'old college try' in my mid-fifties. I reached a certain level of proficiency after working problems for 20 hours a week for about five years (not exaggerating). Then I ran into an impassable brick wall, Topology, and so moved on to other things. I knew that there was so much more to learn, so much to see, and so much I would never ... Read more

Bioenergetics And Healthy Nutrition: You Make Fat From Sugar But Not Sugar From Fat

Healthy nutrition is one key to a long happy life, and don't think that it's fat that makes you fat; low fat foolishness made America fat. For many years I have been interested in Biochemistry, and my triathlon training heightened this interest. As you exercise you burn fuel to generate energy to do work (moving, thinking, making cells, excreting wastes). In fact, you burn these fuels all the time, but more as you ... Read more

There Is More To Your Ears Than Meets The Eye

Hi folks, welcome! I had never heard of the Epley maneuver until my partner, Deb, fell off of her bike about a year ago. She sure slammed her head on the ground, and after being checked out at the emergency room and given the all clear, she seemed fine for a few days. Then the dizziness and vertigo began. This was no ordinary vertigo. She said the room jumped around, making it impossible for her to stand. Then ... Read more

Circadian Rhythm, Exercise, Depression, And Feedback Loops

Hi folks, welcome!     Quote for fun: "Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times." Apparently from Aeschylus. This is really really really true! If there are degrees of truth, that is!           Whilst tweeting the other day I was reminded of an event that occurred during my training at the Bristol University Veterinary School, in England a ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.