Tag: metabolism

Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation Part 2

Last month, I posted Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation, which is an overview of the research of Dr. Herman Pontzer. In short, his work makes the case that we adapt metabolically to higher levels of exercise by … [continue reading]

Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation

I just heard a fascinating podcast interview about energy expenditure. It connects the dots on many things that I have felt, but could not prove. If you have an hour, listen to Sigma Nutrition #208.

SNR #208: Herman Pontzer, PhD

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The Power of 10,000 Steps a Day in Charts

You have probably heard the phrase “10,000 steps a day” numerous times. How important is it to consistently hit 10,000 steps on a daily basis? I wanted to find out, so I really tore through the data captured by my … [continue reading]

Directionally Accurate and Metabolic Unicorns

One of the guiding principles I have used for many years is paying attention to what is becoming more or less popular as a way to measure how true it might be. Health and fitness trends come and go. The … [continue reading]

A “Sitting is the New Smoking” Skeptic Spends a Year in California

For a few years we’ve been hit over the head with health stories that equate sitting as being as unhealthy as smoking. And I’ve been a disbelieving skeptic. My thinking was that efficient exercise that targeted fast twitch muscle fibers … [continue reading]

How I Raised My Body Temperature

A little over two years ago I became interested in metabolism. In the post Diet Recovery 2 and the “Turn Up the Heat” Experiment I explained my thinking at the time. Back then I was not a believer that a … [continue reading]