I can’t remember the last time someone ‘spot’ me properly in the gym and by properly I mean not doing the exercise on my behalf. I wish it was just my fellow gym members but I’ve found instructors to be some of the worst offenders. Continue reading
I tweeted this back in early March when I was travelling and as usual had to mess around with multiple local SIM cards.
— Mishaal AlQurashi(@Mishaal) March 5, 2012
I had been using Ribbit’s voicemail transcribing service since they started their beta trial in the UK which must have been about three years ago now. You receive a voicemail, the message is converted to text and sent to you by SMS and/or email. The email also includes an MP3 of the actual voicemail.
Dual-emission X-ray absorptiometry or DXA to his friends is a medical device used to measure bone density. It’s main use is to diagnose and assess osteoporosis. What interested me was that it can also be used to measure total body composition including fat content.
There seems to be some debate about it’s accuracy in calculating fat mass. I don’t have access to hydrostatic weighing, callipers are too fiddly and the consumer
scales and handheld devices are far from accurate. So I’m very happy to rely on the DXA.
The scan took a total of 12 minutes and the machine doesn’t make any horrific noises and despite my feet being strapped together I found it fairly easy to relax but perhaps that says something about me?
In my last diet post I went through what leptin is, how it works and the effect it has on body composition. My reading and experimentation have now brought me to leptin resistance and how to restore leptin sensitivity. Very simply, leptin resistance is when the hormone isn’t working properly, causing the leptin receptors in the hypothalamus to down regulate or when something is blocking it from reaching the receptors.