Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Exercise vs obesity vs altitude

Alan,

I walked 22 miles yesterday at 3MPH or 20 minutes per mile.  
I will reduce to 11 miles to prepare for civil war and avoid viruses this winter.  
Each mile burns about 100 calories.
I lost 20 pounds by moving to apartment where I could walk to a better gym and walk longer.
Weight 153 down to 133 without any effort.  
I am still too fat.
You can find lots of articles on how altitude fights obesity.
My plan has been to move to Laramie Wyoming 7000 feet to lose weight train for Pikes Peak Marathon up to 14,000 feet.
Maybe move permanently somewhere up there 
low population,
 better survival in civil war SHTF scenarios that looks more likely over the last year.  

Human body is designed for long distance running and walking.
Humans are very slow sprinters - a bison can run triple human speed.
But over longer distance hairy animals overheat and drop dead.
Every organ system in the human body is modified to make hairless humans good at long distance running in the sun.

Sun is not just for warmth.
Sunshine penetrates your skull to clarify thinking.
Sunshine powers your mitochondria for energy (like food calories).
Your skin is a solar panel that makes many needed chemicals needed for health.
Run in the sun shirtless.  
I tend to overheat so got my best exercise biking uphill in Lake Tahoe 7000 feet.
Brighter sun at high altitude, 
and fresher air - less dirt, smog, allergies, germs, molds, bugs, snakes,...
Aesthetic good for soul.  

Around here indoors is needed for best workouts as I have slowly learned but dislike.  
University gym is the best with big windows and less crowds early AM due to sleepy students going to class.
Indoor machines force you to walk, not cheat or get distracted.
People watching, peer pressure to perform in good form.

Gatlinburg Tennesse and Appalachia has enough altitude to lose weight.
Colorado is better.
Beach areas have sun and skinnier people.
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Altitude Fight Obesity?

The higher you live, the thinner you are

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