What do you do for exercise?
Amphika has been inviting me along to her boxing classes (called “muay” in Thai) and I’ve been coming up with excuses not to join (one excuse being my elbow pain).
You’ll learn more about muay Thai boxing soon enough. But first, here’s what’s in this update:
[+] Muay (Thai Kickboxing)
[+] Coworking at Hub53
[+] Biohacking social #2
[+] Keto continues.
[+] Do you want to become a “Master Faster”?
[+] I met a guy with no cell phone.
[+] Articles: Find clean drinking water. Is avoiding the sun the new smoking?
Back to boxing for your brain…
I finally decided that my elbow pain isn’t going anywhere anytime soon so I may as well suck it up and give Thai boxing a try.
I had taken exactly one boxing class over 20 years ago and one muay thai boxing class over 10 years ago – so the concept wasn’t completely new to me.
However, it was new and different enough that I was left wondering:
Which did I work out more: My body? or… My brain?
Learning new exercises and moves definitely stimulates and works the brain. (Just don’t get hit in the head!)
Coworking at Hub53
I’ve been in Thailand for a little while – this year since January – and I’ve been mostly working at coffee shops and my tiny studio.
One reason for working so much at home was that during the months of February to April smoke fills the air as farmers burn their crops. I found the only place with clean air was inside my home with my air purifier.
Now it’s already July and I found myself spending far too much time in my home and working at home. I finally put an end to that last week.
I signed up at Hub53 where I have access to their work space that includes tables, chairs, internet, a kitchen, and, probably most important, people!
As I wrote earlier about finding your tribe, this was another step in that direction. I’ve connected with some like-minded workers and tech geeks.
Biohacking Social #2
There were 3 of us at the first biohacking social (be sure to click if you want to know what that is and what it means!).
This time we had 7 of us at the Biohacking Social #2. So we’re growing! And we’re talking about lots of different topics:
EMF, water, deuterium, exercise, sauna, red and infrared light, yoga, meditation, food, alcohol, fasting, restaurants in Chiang Mai, Bulletproof diet and coffee, breathing, energy, focus, longevity, light, and sleep.
Click here if you want to learn more about these topics and the Biohacking Social #2.
I’ve been continuing with the keto diet and so far it’s going well. I did have a carb day on Saturday so, when I went to the all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant I didn’t shy away from the sauces, rolls, and rice. They did have fresh oysters!
Before I mentioned I might be cutting out more veggies. Well, that all changed when I started working at Hub53 because they sell a “Keto Salad” and then there’s a restaurant called Salad Concept nearby that sells giant salads with beef, eggs and avocado. Now that’s my kind of salad – one that actually fills me up!
Do you want to become a “Master Faster”?
Although keto is the craze these days for the latest diet trend, after years of personal experience, research, and working with many clients, I truly believe that fasting is the BEST (dietary) approach to achieve your health goals – to cleanse & detox your body while burning fat.
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To qualify for this discount, simply send me a message and let me know that you’re interested. We’ll set up a call to make sure you’re a good fit for the challenge and, if so, you’ll soon be on your way to lifelong health!
Could you live without a cell phone?
I’ve been thinking about that more since I met a real person who doesn’t have a cell phone. I was both surprised and impressed.
To learn more, I turned to Google and found the answer to the question:
In the News
Here are some interesting articles I’ve read recently that may interest you too…
Is avoiding the sun the new smoking?
Avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor of a similar magnitude as smoking, in terms of life expectancy.
Whoa. And if you do get skin cancer, it turns out you’re LESS likely to die from it if you spend MORE time in the sun. So it seems the sun may actually do more good than harm. Who knew? But a better question is: Why?
I would rather find shade and wear clothes (like a hat) to cover my skin from the sun – rather than put some cream on my skin that has already shown to harm us, even causing skin cancer!
I also intentionally get out in the sun in the middle of the day for at least 10 minutes to make sure I’m getting my own vitamin D production, along with many other solar health benefits.
Read more: Is Sunscreen the New Margarine?
Is your drinking water clean?
If you’re drinking unfiltered tap water, please do yourself a favor – and stop.
Instead, you should filter your water – ideally using clean reverse osmosis (RO) filters.
Or, better yet, get fresh mineral water. Ideally you would take it from a spring and drink it right away. Unfortunately, this isn’t practical for most of us urbanites. If you’re adventurous, go harvest your own water at the closest spring.
I’m currently drinking RO water supplied by a machine in the building where I live. It’s convenient. But I’m not sure how clean those filters are – or how well they work. I often add sea salt and lime to the water to bring it back to life.
My hope is that I can find some natural spring water (in glass instead of plastic).
Before coming to Thailand, I was using the AquaTru countertop RO filter and it comes highly recommended by many thought leaders on the subject of clean water.
What about you?
What are your thoughts and experiences with learning new sports, coworking, biohacking, keto, fasting, cell phones, drinking water and the sun?