Friday, December 18, 2015

I'm famous! (Sort of) Plus some talk about 3D printing to aid weight loss

I've finally been in a podcast!

You can listen to it here:

https://3dlila.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/episode-12-meet-another-lila-shes-an-iron-man-triathlete/

So what is this "3DLILA" thing? LILA stands for "Late in Life Athlete". My friend who does the 3DLILA blog is also someone who became athletic later in life. She's a runner. And has also struggled with her weight. Which is where the 3D comes in.

There are these new technologies out that measure a person's size by scanning them. This is then translated into measurements. And, at a company called Shapely, they have technology that can scan anything and print it out on a 3D printer. LILA is getting little statues of herself throughout her current fitness project. It's a way to measure progress that isn't about a number on the scale. I would also think that having a model of yourself would help with body dysmorphia as you could really see in a physical, touchable way, how your size and shape is change.