(Audio) Outlive, by Attia

Sunday January 28, 2024

I was already thinking about improving my health, then my last grandparent died, and this book was recommended in Spotify and by a friend. It was gratifying to listen to while running because Attia kept saying how good exercise is.

He's a little bit of a tech bro. He talks about how he mellowed and started taking one (1) day off per week. And is he responsible for the popularity of rucking? He used to be very into keto and fasting. He still seems to be a little quick to assume causation. But still: Who doesn't want more healthspan?

Oh also he talks a little bit about Mendelian randomization, which it turns out is just using genetics as an instrumental variable. Also Bradford Hill criteria for causation. Neat!