I want my students to learn from my mistakes. I am collecting physiological data on my body and how it changes. I will use this data in my classes. What data am I collecting? Weight, calorie intake, exercise (calorie expenditure), blood pressure and photos (front and side images). I plan to stack the photos and make a time-lapse of changes in body shape. If you have other ideas about information I should collect, please make suggestions. I think that riding across the continent will give me some significant credibility when talking about the subject of health and fitness to my students.
What do I want them to learn?
- Balance eating and exercise.
- Never let stress throw off #1.
- Establish healthy habits now. They will be hard to un-learn later.