Category Archives: General Health

An Efficient Strength Training Program for the Intermediate

Featured photo courtesy of Amber Karnes.

Introduction

So, you’ve decided you want to get physically stronger. Maybe you’d like to be a better athlete. Maybe you understand that lean muscle is healthy and leads to longer lives. Maybe you want to prevent injuries. Maybe you want to look great naked. Continue reading An Efficient Strength Training Program for the Intermediate

Intermittent Fasting: 5 Years Experience in Review

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NOTE BEFORE READING: I am someone with a history of eating a LOT, and not someone who’s ever struggled with an official eating disorder. My conclusions are based off of my experiences as a male weight-lifting enthusiast who aims to take his health to the highest possible level while still being flexible enough to truly enjoy life, and deal with random and continuing stressors as they arise. Continue reading Intermittent Fasting: 5 Years Experience in Review

Sleep Series: Part 1 – Introduction

Featured image courtesy of Sean MacEntee.

Introduction

There are two versions of Graham Ballachey.  It’s something of a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dichotomy.  I can be either of the following: 1. A positive, energetic, intelligent, friendly, patient, and adaptable man who handles (most) stress with ease; or Continue reading Sleep Series: Part 1 – Introduction

The Context of Vices

 Featured photo courtesy of Dave Stokes.

Anyone who knows me knows me as a very health-conscious guy, but not a guy free of vices.  I promote habits that produce happy, healthy, strong, productive people, but in the right context I also promote some activities that directly oppose my usual recommendations.

Am I inconsistent?  Maybe, but really it’s all part of the plan.