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Objective: Get plenty of restorative deep and REM sleep on a regular basis.
Objectives: Minimize insulin levels, maximize glucose disposal, optimize various growth factors towards things we want (e.g. muscle) and away from what we don’t want (e.g. cancer).
Objective: Maximize metabolic benefits (hormones, insulin sensitivity). Minimize time spent and risk of injury.
Objective: Maximize stress resilience, social support, sense of purpose. Eliminate bad moods.
Objective: Discover your bugs and fix them if possible.
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