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Mimicking the Fasting Mimicking Diet – My 5-Day Experiment

by Bob • September 1, 2017
in Body, Data / Analytics, Experiments

There are numerous studies that demonstrate the benefits of periodic, short-duration fasting, such as weight loss, improved insulin sensitivity and brain function, immune system regeneration, and longevity. I’ve been a fan (and practitioner) of intermittent fasting for several years, but other than an occasional 24-hour liver cleanse or protein fast, I had never done any extended fasting. My original plan was to ... [ Read more ]
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Visualizing HR, HRV, and GSR While Watching ‘Interstellar’

by Bob • September 1, 2017
in Data / Analytics, Experiments, Lifestyle

(Note: This experiment was inspired by a Reddit user who recently posted a graph showing their heart rate while watching the movie Interstellar). Last week I went to see Interstellar (in IMAX, for full sensory effect!) and captured some biometric data to see how I reacted during the course of this nearly 3-hour movie. I wore a Polar H7 heart rate monitor paired ... [ Read more ]
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Quantifying the Thrill of Gambling – My Day at the Belmont Stakes

by Bob • September 3, 2017
in Data / Analytics, Experiments, Lifestyle

Each year on a Saturday in early summer I dust off my seersucker suit and attend the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. This year, while having my Sunday morning Bulletproof Coffee and exporting data off my Basis B1, I realized I had unintentionally captured a data points that could quantify my day of gambling at ... [ Read more ]