An ongoing experiment

By Jay Hiller, May 17, 2023

Photo by Alex Kondratiev on Unsplash

It took me a while to realize that for many years I’ve been running an ongoing health experiment on my body. I try stuff, sometimes with good results, as in swimming, running, yoga, weightlifting, sometimes not so good, as candy bars advertising themselves as healthy in some way. (I knew it was too good to be true!) I also went through a disastrous phase of buying as much good quality chocolate as I wanted, the idea being that this would make me want it less. Was I crazy?

This health experiment has been a good hobby. I’ve had a lot of fun and developed some habits that are helping me now. It’s also led me to interesting experiences and friendships.

This is a good time to be interested in this kind of thing. There’s a lot of good information out there that’s free. Many of the health books I’ve been interested in are available in the public library. There are so many good podcasts. One that I recommend strongly because it’s led me to so many other great resources, is the Feel Better Live More podcast with Dr. Rangan Chaterjee.

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