Cold-pressed Juices

Factor 75 sent me a selection of their new cold-pressed juices to try. I drank the Pineapple Turmeric Basil today and it tasted like I imagine a blended dandelion tasting. Do people drink this shit and enjoy it?

Update: The Apple Kale Wheatgrass and Carrot Orange Ginger were both really good. The Apple Beet Ginger has way too much beet taste, but is better than the Pineapple one.

Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

Heart rate variability (HRV) is the physiological phenomenon of variation in the time interval between heartbeats.
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What does that mean? Our hearts don’t beat at regular intervals. There may be a heart beat 1 second after the previous beat, the next beat might be 1.2 seconds later, and another may be 0.75 seconds after. It varies and that variance changes all day long depending on what we’re doing, what we’re thinking, how we’re feeling, how much we eat, how hydrated we are, etc.

I learned about HRV five or six years ago and used the iOS app ithelete paired with a chest strap to track my HRV each morning. It was a pain in the ass and it was really tough to get any meaningful results. Fast forward to 2019 and I wear a WHOOP band, which automatically handles all of the HRV readings and data. It has become a very valuable tool for my exercise and recovery.

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If you’d like to learn more about HRV, I highly recommend the latest episode of the WHOOP podcast, Podcast No. 29: Heart Rate Variability (HRV), with Kristen Holmes and Emily CapodilupoThey did an amazing job explaining what HRV is, why it’s important, how it can be used, how WHOOP uses it, and strategies for improving your own HRV. I learned a ton from listening to this episode.

Fleabag

Last night I finished Fleabag, an Amazon Prime Original series. It was two seasons of six short (<30 minute) episodes each, so it’s an easy binge watch. It won’t be a show for everyone, but I enjoyed the humor and storytelling. There aren’t plans for future seasons, which is always refreshing to see.

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I finally got a new dehumidifier for my basement workshop. It has a built-in pump so it’s easy to have it drain to the shower that is down there and I won’t have to worry about emptying it. When I plugged it in last night it was reading 66% humidity so it’s already dropped a lot in less than a day. Should help to save all of my tools.