May 22, 2013 Podcast: How does exercise affect sleep, how fast can cholesterol go down, is freezing raw milk bad, what's the best way to run stairs, what is the best standing desk, and why is your big toe important?
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Paul asks @ 00:20:59
He often sleeps for 4 hours (or so) and then wakes up for a couple hours in the middle of the night and is thinking of using that time for training. If he went to bed early (8 or 9:00), slept for 4 hours, woke up, trained, and went back to sleep and didn't eat until he woke up in the morning would that qualify as fasted workout? Would that be helpful for fat loss? Any other thoughts on that idea?
Eric asks @ 00:28:25
He saw the blood work numbers that you posted online and is wondering if you have any concerns about your cholesterol being at 230 before the race and 200 after. Were the doctors “freaking out on you”?
Allie asks @ 00:35:27
Wants to know if freezing raw milk harms it in any way or reduces the positive effects? Also, after doing cold thermogenesis (on yourself, not the milk) do you do anything to warm yourself back up or just let it happen on its own?
Fred asks @ 00:42:39
He tries to take the stairs as often as he can at work to get his heart rate up but is wondering if there is a better way. Bounding up the stairs by two? Steady pace single climb? A combination of both?
Elie says @ 00:46:01
He sits at a desk for 8 to 9 hours a day and is wondering if you have any suggestions of work stations that can counter being in the seated position? Or any other suggestions that will help during the work day.
Steph asks @ 00:55:20
She fractured her fibular sesamoid bone a few years ago (doesn't know how) and has rarely gotten pain in the area but this week it got bad enough that she went in for an X-ray. The doc said that the big toe on that foot has a verus deformity that is turning her toe inward, pushing on the other bones. He also said that the fractured sesamoid is much larger than the other ones. She is on her feet all day at work, has been doing some downhill and cross country skiing. She doesn't run. Doc said she could try steroid injections or a foot pad / orthotic. What else could she try?
~ In my response I mention the Ironman “Try PT: Big Toe Power” article.
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