Entries tagged with “exercise”.


I ran across a reference to this article. Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper and Better. I only got about half way down the list. So I added it here to get back to it later.
In fact, it’s been said that the average adult only uses 10% of his/her brain.
I don’t think so. Humans use almost all their brain. We just do not use it all at the same time. We use certain parts of our brains for different tasks. We might use more than one part when doing multiple tasks, but we can’t add more brain power by changing one area to double duty as another area. The article has some great ideas in it, but remember that not everything works for everybody. The Kinesthetic Techniques section doesn’t work if, like me, your hands shake too much to write well. For me, the Kinesthetic exercises only serve to frustrate me, and increase my stress. The same is true of walking. As a younger person I walked a lot. An awful lot. The last foot X-Ray I got was due to some pulled ligaments in my left foot some years ago. The foot doctor (podiatrist?) said I should avoid even low impact exercise like walking. Thankfully, I enjoy bicycling on my stationary bike at home.

Many years ago I lived on Long Island in Suffolk County, NY. I have always been an avid bike rider and I recall a personal best where I rode solo for 42 miles. I don’t recall how I did the first half of the ride, but I took a beach road most of the way back.

I visited the beach on my bicycle at least once a week back then. I occasionally commuted to work 18 miles each way also. I even did Bike New York several times, but I remember that one day especially clear. Perhaps it was because I didn’t plan it or perhaps it was that I didn’t have to wait for others in my group to catch up. That day was just a magical day.

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