Tracking behaviors is the first step to lifestyle hacking

As the medical community increasingly researches the dangers of screen time, many Americans say they are looking to unplug and engage in digital detoxes. However, Chris Dancy, health and wellness consultant and author of “The World’s Most Connected Human,” tapped into digital devices to hack his unhealthy behaviors. “About 12 years ago I was 320 pounds, I smoked 2 packs of cigarettes a day, I had been on antidepressants since I was 18 and I was about to turn 40. I drank 36 cans of diet coke a day and things were…

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Americans now spend twice as much on health care as they did in the 1980s

The average American household spent almost $5,000 per person on health care last year. That’s a 101% increase from the roughly $2,500 per person that Americans spent about 34 years ago in 1984, according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditures Survey by data company Clever. To make accurate comparisons, Clever adjusted all dollar amounts for inflation. It’s perhaps not surprising that health care expenses have risen over the past three decades. But the main driver of the increase is not drug costs or medical services. In…

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Here Are Seven Interesting Startups That Deliver Lifestyle Gains In The Residential Space

We’ve discussed the topic of real estate-as-a-service in this column enough that all readers will by now know what I’m talking about. Providing the right services to end users of real estate (be they residential tenants, office workers, or shoppers) has two very positive outcomes: greater customer satisfaction which increases their retention rates and possibly also the asset’s rent roll, as well as the possibility to tap into new revenue streams by bringing other services the customers also desire in situ. In the past, we looked at a few ways successful startups are leveraging…

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Conclave 2019: Genetics loads the gun lifestyle pulls the trigger, says Murali Doraiswamy

The second day of India Today Conclave 2019 Mumbai! On the second day of India Today Conclave 2019 Mumbai, Dr Murali Doraiswamy, who is a Physician and Futurist at the Duke University School of Medicine discussed the discoveries of the human brain and also gave a brief discussion about the genome and why it is the new gold. “There is an old saying about genetics. Genetics loads the gun lifestyle pulls the trigger all of us are different because of our different genes. We have 23 pairs of Chromosomes and…

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Understanding the investment slowdown

The public sector had a secondary role to play, which, however, had increased in scope during this period. The investment rate in the country has been declining quite significantly over the last six years or so. The gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) rate had peaked at 34.3% in FY12 and then came down to 28.6% in FY18, before registering a marginal recovery to 29.3% in FY19. The story is still an enigma because in the last few years various states have held investment extravaganzas where several MoUs have been signed—for…

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The extreme lifestyle of a strongman

Mikey Lane eats 8,500 calories a day and trains five days a week in his bid to become one of the strongest men in the world. Image copyrightRICHARD HANCOX Mikey, 35, eats seven chickens a week, along with six pizzas, as part of his training regime. The semi-professional strongman from Nuneaton has dedicated the last nine years to pushing himself to his limits to chase his dream. Image copyrightRICHARD HANCOX His journey has seen him compete nationally and internationally, with his ultimate quest to compete in the World’s Strongest Man…

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