San Francisco, CAUSA 94110
July 31, 2008
What did you do? How did you do it? What did you learn?
I track a wide variety of things depending on what I might be curious about at any moment: blood pressure, weight, sleep, mood; my activities, the number of words I write, my maximum heart rate during exercise. I don't track everything every day - my tracking is curiosity driven.
I manage my hypertension through self-tracking. I "discovered" something for which ample evidence exists already: blood pressure and weight are correlated. A few years ago my doctor (at the time, I've since switched) recommended I begin taking blood pressure medication for borderline hypertension. I looked at some of the information available online and discovered that it is common to prescribe these medications based on a single measurement in a doctor's office, and that many people require more than one medication. These have side effects. I started measuring BP regularly, and lost a very modest amount of weight. (8 lbs, going from 178 to 170.) My BP returned to normal range.
Gary - I head up the new Connected Device Accelerator at R/GA powered by TechStars. We are accepting applications from start-ups in all industry sectors through October 11th - more info at www.rgaaccelerator.com. It's a great opportunity for many of your members. Wondering if you could please pass along this info to your members, and/or allow someone from R/GA join you at your next event to share more info ? Please let me know. thanks. Eric
Hi Gary! Welcome to the QS Stockholm group!
happy to have you here :-)
Will surely get you the presentations and maybe some photos.
Welcome, Gary! Thanks again for the wonderful work you all did at #QS11 and for the opportunity to host the Behavior-Change Gaming Session with Naveen. Although we're currently oversubscribed for the inaugural, let me know if you're interested in joining Wednesday and we'll see how things look to squeeze you in.
This looks like a great new Meetup Group! I'm Adam, and I'm from Meetup HQ! I wanted to let you know that if you ever have any questions, feel free to check out our Help page, at http://www.meetup.com/help/ You can also contact us directly. Best of luck to your new group! Keep us posted on how it goes!