Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Race to Refuel

Last year I bought "The Feed Zone Cookbook," featuring a lot of healthy dishes for athletes. This is an interesting interview inside the tour bus.

Biometrics in 2013

We had another Biometric screening at work, trying to track all these results. I am rather nerdy about checking blood pressure and I like to make sure I take care of myself.

I feel my riskiest behavior is actually working. I have noticed working long hours and not sleeping enough has a negative effect on my blood pressure.

My body fat % has gone up, mainly because I am not working out my upper body. I got down to 10% last year, doing swimming, yoga, running and weights.

Weight: 142 lb
Height: 68 in
Waist: 31 in
BMI: 21.6 kg/m2
Body Fat %: 11.0


Blood Pressure: 106 systolic / 61 diastolic mmHg
Pulse: 49


Total Cholesterol: 188 mg/dl
HDL: >100 mg/dl (good cholesterol)
LDL: NA (unreadable/<100 nbsp="" span="">mg/dl (bad cholesterol)
Triglycerides: 55 mg/dl
TC/HDL Ratio: 2.0% (should be under 3.5%)


Blood Glucose: 85 mg/dl

This is nerdy but I frequently track my blood pressure and weight to see how lifestyle factors effect my health. Every time I go to the Kroger i jump on that lil machine by the pharmacy. They must think I am a loon.

Weight: 145 lb
Blood Pressure: 124 systolic / 78 diastolic mmHg
Pulse: 48 bpm

This was at the dentist, my blood pressure is always high there! Aside from the obvious perhaps it is because I am coming from work too, having to run out the door for a dental appt.

2/28/2013, returning from vacation
113/77, pulse 59

Lean mass: 128.4 lbs/86.2%
Fat mass: 20.6 lbs/13.8%
Hydration: 3.7 lbs (consistent diet of beer and coffee at altitude?)
Weight: 149 (147 on home scale, the most I have weighed in over a year)