This individual's Acne Severity is generally lowest after an average of 0.38 count of Lifting Weights over the previous 7 days.


Abstract
This individual's Acne Severity is generally 4% lower than normal after 0.375 count Lifting Weights per 7 days. This individual's data suggests with a high degree of confidence (p=0.025103341565576, 95% CI 0.2 to 0.034) that Lifting Weights has a weakly negative predictive relationship (R=0.12) with Acne Severity. The highest quartile of Acne Severity measurements were observed following an average 0.27 count Lifting Weights. The lowest quartile of Acne Severity measurements were observed following an average 0.35335240921294 count Lifting Weights.Acne Severity is generally 4% lower than normal after an average of 0.35335240921294 count of Lifting Weights over the previous 7 days. Acne Severity is generally 2% higher after an average of 0.27 count of Lifting Weights over the previous 7 days.
Objective
The objective of this study is to determine the nature of the relationship (if any) between Lifting Weights and Acne Severity. Additionally, we attempt to determine the Lifting Weights values most likely to produce optimal Acne Severity values.
Participant Instructions
Record your Lifting Weights daily in the reminder inbox or using the interactive web or mobile notifications.
Record your Acne Severity daily in the reminder inbox or using the interactive web or mobile notifications.
Record your Acne Severity daily in the reminder inbox or using the interactive web or mobile notifications.
Design
This study is based on data donated by one participant. Thus, the study design is consistent with an n=1 observational natural experiment.
Data Analysis
Lifting Weights PreProcessing
Lifting Weights measurement values below 0 count were assumed erroneous and removed. No maximum allowed measurement value was defined for Lifting Weights. It was assumed that any gaps in Lifting Weights data were unrecorded 0 count measurement values.
Acne Severity PreProcessing
Acne Severity measurement values below 1 out of 5 were assumed erroneous and removed. Acne Severity measurement values above 5 out of 5 were assumed erroneous and removed. No missing data filling value was defined for Acne Severity so any gaps in data were just not analyzed instead of assuming zero values for those times.
Predictive Analytics
It was assumed that 0 hours would pass before a change in Lifting Weights would produce an observable change in Acne Severity. It was assumed that Lifting Weights could produce an observable change in Acne Severity for as much as 7 days after the stimulus event.
Data Quantity
897 raw Lifting Weights measurements with 300 changes spanning 1257 days from 20160114 to 20190624 were used in this analysis. 1365 raw Acne Severity measurements with 416 changes spanning 2353 days from 20130112 to 20190624 were used in this analysis.
Lifting Weights measurement values below 0 count were assumed erroneous and removed. No maximum allowed measurement value was defined for Lifting Weights. It was assumed that any gaps in Lifting Weights data were unrecorded 0 count measurement values.

Acne Severity PreProcessing
Acne Severity measurement values below 1 out of 5 were assumed erroneous and removed. Acne Severity measurement values above 5 out of 5 were assumed erroneous and removed. No missing data filling value was defined for Acne Severity so any gaps in data were just not analyzed instead of assuming zero values for those times.

Predictive Analytics
It was assumed that 0 hours would pass before a change in Lifting Weights would produce an observable change in Acne Severity. It was assumed that Lifting Weights could produce an observable change in Acne Severity for as much as 7 days after the stimulus event.

Data Quantity
897 raw Lifting Weights measurements with 300 changes spanning 1257 days from 20160114 to 20190624 were used in this analysis. 1365 raw Acne Severity measurements with 416 changes spanning 2353 days from 20130112 to 20190624 were used in this analysis.
Data Sources
Lifting Weights data was primarily collected using QuantiModo. QuantiModo allows you to easily track mood, symptoms, or any outcome you want to optimize in a fraction of a second. You can also import your data from over 30 other apps and devices. QuantiModo then analyzes your data to identify which hidden factors are most likely to be influencing your mood or symptoms.
Acne Severity data was primarily collected using QuantiModo. QuantiModo allows you to easily track mood, symptoms, or any outcome you want to optimize in a fraction of a second. You can also import your data from over 30 other apps and devices. QuantiModo then analyzes your data to identify which hidden factors are most likely to be influencing your mood or symptoms.
Acne Severity data was primarily collected using QuantiModo. QuantiModo allows you to easily track mood, symptoms, or any outcome you want to optimize in a fraction of a second. You can also import your data from over 30 other apps and devices. QuantiModo then analyzes your data to identify which hidden factors are most likely to be influencing your mood or symptoms.
Limitations
As with any human experiment, it was impossible to control for all potentially confounding variables. Correlation does not necessarily imply causation. We can never know for sure if one factor is definitely the cause of an outcome. However, lack of correlation definitely implies the lack of a causal relationship. Hence, we can with great confidence rule out nonexistent relationships. For instance, if we discover no relationship between mood and an antidepressant this information is just as or even more valuable than the discovery that there is a relationship.
We can also take advantage of several characteristics of time series data from many subjects to infer the likelihood of a causal relationship if we do find a correlational relationship. The criteria for causation are a group of minimal conditions necessary to provide adequate evidence of a causal relationship between an incidence and a possible consequence.
The list of the criteria is as follows:
Strength (A.K.A. Effect Size)
A small association does not mean that there is not a causal effect, though the larger the association, the more likely that it is causal. There is a weakly negative relationship between Lifting Weights and Acne Severity
Consistency (A.K.A. Reproducibility)
Consistent findings observed by different persons in different places with different samples strengthens the likelihood of an effect. Furthermore, in accordance with the law of large numbers (LLN), the predictive power and accuracy of these results will continually grow over time. 893 paired data points were used in this analysis. Assuming that the relationship is merely coincidental, as the participant independently modifies their Lifting Weights values, the observed strength of the relationship will decline until it is below the threshold of significance. To it another way, in the case that we do find a spurious correlation, suggesting that banana intake improves mood for instance, one will likely increase their banana intake. Due to the fact that this correlation is spurious, it is unlikely that you will see a continued and persistent corresponding increase in mood. So over time, the spurious correlation will naturally dissipate.
Specificity
Causation is likely if a very specific population at a specific site and disease with no other likely explanation. The more specific an association between a factor and an effect is, the bigger the probability of a causal relationship.
Temporality
The effect has to occur after the cause (and if there is an expected delay between the cause and expected effect, then the effect must occur after that delay). The confidence in a causal relationship is bolstered by the fact that timeprecedence was taken into account in all calculations.
Biological Gradient
Greater exposure should generally lead to greater incidence of the effect. However, in some cases, the mere presence of the factor can trigger the effect. In other cases, an inverse proportion is observed: greater exposure leads to lower incidence.
Plausibility
A plausible biochemical mechanism between cause and effect is critical. This is where human brains excel. Based on our responses so far, 1 humans feel that there is a plausible mechanism of action and 0 feel that any relationship observed between Lifting Weights and Acne Severity is coincidental.
Coherence
Coherence between epidemiological and laboratory findings increases the likelihood of an effect. It will be very enlightening to aggregate this data with the data from other participants with similar genetic, diseasomic, environmentomic, and demographic profiles.
Experiment
All of human life can be considered a natural experiment. Occasionally, it is possible to appeal to experimental evidence.
Analogy
The effect of similar factors may be considered.
We can also take advantage of several characteristics of time series data from many subjects to infer the likelihood of a causal relationship if we do find a correlational relationship. The criteria for causation are a group of minimal conditions necessary to provide adequate evidence of a causal relationship between an incidence and a possible consequence.
The list of the criteria is as follows:
Strength (A.K.A. Effect Size)
A small association does not mean that there is not a causal effect, though the larger the association, the more likely that it is causal. There is a weakly negative relationship between Lifting Weights and Acne Severity
Consistency (A.K.A. Reproducibility)
Consistent findings observed by different persons in different places with different samples strengthens the likelihood of an effect. Furthermore, in accordance with the law of large numbers (LLN), the predictive power and accuracy of these results will continually grow over time. 893 paired data points were used in this analysis. Assuming that the relationship is merely coincidental, as the participant independently modifies their Lifting Weights values, the observed strength of the relationship will decline until it is below the threshold of significance. To it another way, in the case that we do find a spurious correlation, suggesting that banana intake improves mood for instance, one will likely increase their banana intake. Due to the fact that this correlation is spurious, it is unlikely that you will see a continued and persistent corresponding increase in mood. So over time, the spurious correlation will naturally dissipate.
Specificity
Causation is likely if a very specific population at a specific site and disease with no other likely explanation. The more specific an association between a factor and an effect is, the bigger the probability of a causal relationship.
Temporality
The effect has to occur after the cause (and if there is an expected delay between the cause and expected effect, then the effect must occur after that delay). The confidence in a causal relationship is bolstered by the fact that timeprecedence was taken into account in all calculations.
Biological Gradient
Greater exposure should generally lead to greater incidence of the effect. However, in some cases, the mere presence of the factor can trigger the effect. In other cases, an inverse proportion is observed: greater exposure leads to lower incidence.
Plausibility
A plausible biochemical mechanism between cause and effect is critical. This is where human brains excel. Based on our responses so far, 1 humans feel that there is a plausible mechanism of action and 0 feel that any relationship observed between Lifting Weights and Acne Severity is coincidental.
Coherence
Coherence between epidemiological and laboratory findings increases the likelihood of an effect. It will be very enlightening to aggregate this data with the data from other participants with similar genetic, diseasomic, environmentomic, and demographic profiles.
Experiment
All of human life can be considered a natural experiment. Occasionally, it is possible to appeal to experimental evidence.
Analogy
The effect of similar factors may be considered.
Relationship Statistics
Property  Value 

Cause Variable Name  Lifting Weights 
Effect Variable Name  Acne Severity 
Sinn Predictive Coefficient  0.1229 
Confidence Level  high 
Confidence Interval  0.08315604789083 
Forward Pearson Correlation Coefficient  0.117 
Critical T Value  1.646 
Average Lifting Weights Over Previous 7 days Before ABOVE Average Acne Severity  0.27 count 
Average Lifting Weights Over Previous 7 days Before BELOW Average Acne Severity  0.353 count 
Duration of Action  7 days 
Effect Size  weakly negative 
Number of Paired Measurements  893 
Optimal Pearson Product  0.033939168366574 
P Value  0.025103341565576 
Statistical Significance  1 
Strength of Relationship  0.08315604789083 
Study Type  individual 
Analysis Performed At  20190628 
Lifting Weights Statistics
Property  Value 

Variable Name  Lifting Weights 
Aggregation Method  MEAN 
Analysis Performed At  20190624 
Duration of Action  7 days 
Kurtosis  2.464299146886 
Mean  0.24233 count 
Median  0 count 
Minimum Allowed Value  0 count 
Number of Changes  300 
Number of Correlations  712 
Number of Measurements  897 
Onset Delay  0 seconds 
Standard Deviation  0.42592778703197 
Unit  Count 
UPC  716788836488 
Variable ID  94185 
Variance  0.18141447976595 
Acne Severity Statistics
Property  Value 

Variable Name  Acne Severity 
Aggregation Method  MEAN 
Analysis Performed At  20190624 
Duration of Action  7 days 
Kurtosis  2.722788231153 
Maximum Allowed Value  5 out of 5 
Mean  1.9346 out of 5 
Median  2 out of 5 
Minimum Allowed Value  1 out of 5 
Number of Changes  416 
Number of Correlations  2428 
Number of Measurements  1365 
Onset Delay  0 seconds 
Standard Deviation  0.75343236441591 
Unit  1 to 5 Rating 
UPC  837654497159 
Variable ID  1251 
Variance  0.56766032774935 
Tracking Lifting Weights
Record your Lifting Weights daily in the reminder inbox or using the interactive web or mobile notifications.Tracking Acne Severity
Record your Acne Severity daily in the reminder inbox or using the interactive web or mobile notifications.

Principal Investigator  Mike Sinn