Is there some truth in contemplative neuroscience? Apparently yes, as more and more research by psychologists and neuroscientists shows. As part of my training, I am meditating every day using my fave app Headspace (I wrote about it here) so I can tell about the positive effects especially after a such a transformative year 2020, but in reading this research paper, there is a lot more that can be shared!
This note was inspired by Greater Good, the online magazine of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, here.
@philippemora > I come from the future.
I work and I workout.
Always be kind and passionate.
Before the pandemic, to get tailored insights and mentoring on your fitness and nutrition, you really had to hire a personal trainer. Fast forward 18 months post pandemic and it’s absolutely awesome to see that you convincingly can use AI-powered apps to do exactly the same and so much more and better – high tech and artificial are indeed adding feedback-based personalization to the digital fitness space, making the experience of having a personal trainer more accessible than ever for those without a gym membership. And judging by the mega boom of workouts that moved to the digital space due to the 2020 pandemic - A.I. is being used to make at-home workouts safer, more personal, and as close to an in-studio experience as possible. Digital Fitness startups are utilizing A.I. in two major ways: with form-adjusting technology through apps and pieces of fitness equipment, and by learning your exercise and recovery behavior to make personalized recommendations. A.I. is being implemented by looking at your data and what you’re doing to suggest something that might be a fit for you, data collection usually happens via a wearable that collects all your vitals even sleep, and tapping into modeling, it can tell you how hard your effort was during a workout by learning your physical behavior over time and adjusting feedback based on that behavior. That feedback is constantly adjusted. Trainers believe that the individualization in at-home workouts is going to make fitness better—and smarter—for everyone: the individualization in at-home workouts is going to make fitness better—and smarter—for everyone by taking the human element out of trying to decide these things like what workout to do or how to recover, which is going to be reassuring for the consumer to know that they’re doing the right workout.
@philippemora > I come from the future. I work and I workout. Always be kind and passionate. 🙏❤️💪🏋️♀️🔥🚀
This race is definitely in my heart because it takes place at my weekly training ground: the Niles, California Quarry Lakes park. It’s a really fun race and relatively flat. It’s also very crowded because this race is a certified qualifier for the Boston Marathon … I am just doing the 10K, those marathoners are so fast and impressive!
The quarries for which Quarry Lakes Trail is named were established in the mid-19th century. Gravel taken from the banks of Alameda Creek was used in the construction of the transcontinental railroad's western section. After quarrying came to an end, the lakes began to be used for groundwater recharge by the Alameda County Water District, which diverts water from Alameda Creek into the pits.
And also the City of Niles, California, which was the city in which Charlie Chaplin filmed “The Tramp” in 1912. Today the city is nicely preserved, along with the Western Pacific railway that goes through the Niles canyon all the way to Livermore!
I will do the race next week, it will be on a Saturday (that’s my only saturday race of the year!) and I am still not really in the shape I want to be for this races but the fun is going to be awesome anyways, even if I am slow again!
@philippemora > I come from the future. I work and I workout. Always be kind and passionate.
Weights, Track, music, PLACEs. Always be kind and passionate.