I've known for years that living at high altitude is healthier. This may due to the lower oxygen levels. The higher the oxygen, the more we oxidize. Thus, living at sea level offers zero health benefits. But since that is my predicament, I didn't have an alternative until now.
To maximize the limited time I can have at high altitude, fasting seems to be the answer. I will combine fasting with high altitude. But for how long? The 4th week is where adaptations at high altitude occur. Well, that fits nicely with the length of time for a good fast. 21 days to one month in my opinion.
Thus, my life goals when I retire is to fast at high altitude for 21-day to one month, once a year for 10 years. Places like Boulder, Colorado Springs, Flagstaff, Santa Fe, Park City, look very promising. Heck, I may even start now using my vacation time for shorter visits.
When you don't have to eat, all of a sudden, logistics become a non-issue. Life is much simpler and free.
Epilogue: Apr 7, 2018, I no longer believe that long fasting (a few days) is neccessary for my situation. I still believe in spending time at high altitude, but will stick with the 60 hour fasting.
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"If you look at people who live at high altitude around the world, incidents of most types of heart disease and stroke are much less," Roach says.
He notes that a lot of altitude camps run for three weeks, and proposes that because of adaptations that occur in the fourth week, extending such trips by an additional seven days is well worth it.