Friday, 8 June 2012

Regular Exercise Increases Salary Pay By 9 Percent, Study Says

Via the The Huffington Post

Regular Exercise Increases Salary Pay By 9 Percent, Study Says!  Sounds like good news...


Data from today's spin class,

which felt quite good, after last nights run, on which I missed two reps for a toilet break!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

23 and 1/2 hours

Came across this and I though it was informative and fun;

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Exercise and depression

Rather depressing itself article in The Guardian (UK) today about a study which found that exercise was not an effective treatment for depression. This goes against most of the former evidence the article can be found here.  There is a bit of a follow up discussion here as well.  The original study can is in the BMJ.  The thing about science is it is all about accepting the best evidence even if it goes against what you would like it to be, and for the moment this appears to be the best evidence! Here is a look at possible shortcomings in the study which made shed some light at the findings.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Monday spin - still a bit tired.

Went to spin this morning but still feeling a bit fatigued.  Couldn't really get my heart rate over 140 and legs weren't too good.  So not the best spin session I've ever been to but I still felt better after it than before.  And then I ran (slowly) home after teaching bootcamp.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

80 hilly miles on my bike!

Yesterday I envisaged riding a nice, easy 50 mile bike ride, instead I ended up doing this:

Which at 82 miles was a bit harder and faster than my plan, and we went over most of the bigger hills in our area.  Apart from an emergency pit stop in a garage to refuel I just about made it, though my two ridding buddies were much fitter than me.  Next time I think I will take it easy as planned!  The details of the ride above are my first experience of using Strava premium to analyse bike rides.  I will let you know how useful i find it! Today then is a rest day, or a day at work if you prefer!