Tuesday, January 16, 2018

DNA Heritage Test Results Depend on The Company Used

"How DNA Testing Botched My Family's Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too"

Seems like it's more about entertainment that knowledge at this point...
"Four tests, four very different answers about where my DNA comes from—including some results that contradicted family history I felt confident was fact. What gives?

"There are a few different factors at play here.

"Genetics is inherently a comparative science: Data about your genes is determined by comparing them to the genes of other people..."

Saturday, January 13, 2018

New from Japan: Getting Sick in Japan

From Grace Under Pressure

"Getting Sick in Japan"

Read the whole thing!

Friday, January 12, 2018

New from Japan: Otsukaresama Deshita: The Most Commonly Used Phrase in Japan

From Grace Under Pressure:

"Otsukaresama Deshita: The Most Commonly Used Phrase in Japan"

Read the whole thing!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

"Penile Frostbite: an Unforeseen Hazard of Jogging"

I can't bring myself to quote the part of this that I want to, but this is just after...

"Spouse's observations of therapy produced rapid onset of numerous, varied and severe side effects (personal communication)."

Make sure you're not holding a beverage, but read the whole thing!

From Alex Hutchinson on Twitter.

You Can't Outrun a Bad Diet...

"Blood Glucose Levels of Subelite Athletes During 6 Days of Free Living"

"Ath03 consumed on average ~150 g of carbohydrate less than the lower recommended limit, 1770 kcal less than required (Table 2) and was the only participant to demonstrate a significant amount time below 4.0 mmol/L."

Duh. Even athletes can't cope with too much Modern American Diet .

Saturday, January 6, 2018

"How to Survive the Most Frigid Winter Runs"

Great article.

17 F, almost time for long pants.
Dressing to be comfortable when you've warmed up is the key. This is the art, and can be tricky at times!

I had a run recently where I managed to be cold for the first 30 minutes of a 2-hour run, but after that it was perfect. Literally felt like spring-time for the rest of the run, but was ~15F.

Adaptation is also key, it happens a lot more quickly to cold than to heat, in my experience, but can be a lot more unpleasant in the cold!