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    HEALTH QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION

    Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is
    this true?


    A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it...
    don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually.
    Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's
    like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it
    faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.


    Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and
    vegetables?


    A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat?
    Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is
    nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering
    vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is
    also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable) and a
    pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily
    allowance of vegetable products.


    Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

    A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled
    wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so
    you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made
    out of grain. Bottoms up!


    Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?

    A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one
    to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.


    Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a
    regular exercise program?


    A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No
    Pain...Good!


    Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?

    A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!!... Foods are fried these days in
    vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could
    getting more vegetables be bad for you?


    Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around
    the middle?


    A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger.
    You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.


    Q: Is chocolate bad for me?

    A: Are you crazy? HELLO . Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!!
    It's the best feel-good food around!


    Q: Is swimming good for your figure?

    A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.


    Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?

    A: Hey! “Round" is a shape!


    Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may
    have had about food and diets.

    And remember:

    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
    arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but
    rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate
    in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and
    screaming Whoo what a ride".





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    I believe I can fully embrace this philosphy! Thank you for this insight!


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    Now that was funny... I need to go have a drink

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    I apparently missed this in nutrition class....but it sure sounds good



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    My nutrition class was taught by a lady from Korea who could not answer any questions she had not practiced in English. Very frustrating. So she may have given us this information- I don't remember.


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    Absolutely LOVE this philosophy
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    love it... and you mean to tell me that those 150 sit-ups a night were only making me bigger....

    geez louise - i'm not doing any more.
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    Great words to live by!! Tonight I'll toss a steak on the grill and pop open a few beers.... And tomorrow, hamburgers and a few more beers.... I'd say that's healthy eating!!!!
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    Finally, A diet I can stick to and not feel guilty. LOL Love it!
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    (Sorry, ma'am. I understand that this is all in good fun, but I feel sorta obligated to play devil's advocate on this one.)

    Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is
    this true?


    A: Yes indeed, and just a little can go a very long way in keeping you going for a loooong time. The human body isn't a machine in the strict mechanical sense--using the car analogy, a verhicle can't repair nor improve itself. The ability of our bodies to grow strong, quick, and to heal themselves is well worth the effort.


    Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and
    vegetables?


    A: Depends on how much you're getting of each. Most of us in the better-off neighborhoods of the world are getting more than our fair share in a lot of stuff that's hurting us in the long run, so the goal here is to find the balance point; moderation is key (and a good multi-vitamin would likely help fill in some of the gaps. I like Flinstones myself).


    Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

    A: Again, moderation, especially with this one. I'm not going to get into all the evils of booze on this one; just suffice to say try thinking of it as taking in medicine. The right amount may be beneficial, but beyond that, you're basically putting poison into yourself.


    Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a
    regular exercise program?


    A: Increased energy, improved self-esteem, longer life, better ability to deal with stress, better ability to deter aggression.........I could make this reply into War and Peace, I suppose, but I'll wrap up with the chance to hopefully watch fit, athletic members of the opposite *** in flattering clothing going through their own routines (somedays, the trip to the gym is worth it just for this detail).


    Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?

    A: Short answer, yes. (Remember the "M" word, however, and you should be okay. As in the Circle of Life, "Never Take More Than You Give," if you can dig it.)


    Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around
    the middle?


    A: Actually, the original answer for this was pretty sound. Sit-ups are pretty worthless, almost as much of a time waster as crunches. These two "exercises" belong on the junk pile of history right next to communism.


    Q: Is chocolate bad for me?

    A: No. There are plenty of good reasons to eat chocolate (but class, what is that word of the day.....?).


    Q: Is swimming good for your figure?

    A: Yes, but there are more effecient ways to get the job done, although it's a great supplementary practice and mild enough on the body to be done most every day, if you wish. It also trains your system in a way that can't be duplicated by just about any other form of exercise.


    Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?

    A: If it's not, it really should fall somewhere on the "more-important" side of the spectrum, if only for the sake of friends and loved ones who may worry about you and your health more than you may know. Once again, I could turn this reply into Leo Tolstoy's great works if I had the inclination. Please pardon my melodrama on this next bit (I realize that I'm being uncharacteristically serious here), but try looking at it this way just for a moment--as any freedom-loving person who owns a TV with any frequency is aware of these days, somewhere out there, there are some very evil people who wish to destroy us all, and are training to do just that--from the terror cells of the world to the local rapist/murderer behind bars and about to get out on a technicality with nothing better to do that to pump iron, practice skills, and anticipate his approaching parole. When the stuff hits the proverbial fan, there may not always be a heroic cop, soldier, or firefighter (or even guy with a fedora and bullwhip) there to save the day for the good guys. It may end up being all up to you, and it pays dividends to be fit when it goes down. Trust me.

    "Hey--let's be careful out there."
    --Sgt. Phil Esterhouse







    "The society that draws too great of a distinction between its scholars and its warriors will end up having its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools." --probably Thucydides

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    Sorry, Lori--lookin' back now, I reckon I did. But cut me at least a little slack (just for you, I didn't mention "kettlebell" once, and I hope you noticed).

    Although for what it's worth, here's a little tidbit from The Onion's health and wellness column that I wish I'd remembered for earlier--

    "Zero servings of fruits and vegetables daily can greatly reduce your risk of suffering regular bowel syndrome."
    "The society that draws too great of a distinction between its scholars and its warriors will end up having its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools." --probably Thucydides

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    I believe in moderation. That is why we have mods on this site! So here goes.

    Things to eat in moderation:
    1. Ice Cream- keep servings down to one gallon a week per person in the house.
    2. Cake- only eat if it is someone else's birthday
    3. Pie- do not eat more than half a pie a day. Save some for others.
    4. Chocolate- this you need to eat whenever you feel the urge to hit someone.
    5. Beer- only drink it if you like it. When you cannot see walls clearly, stop drinking.
    6. Salad- eat only with your skinny friends
    7. Carrots- eat only when eating with a good looking member of the opposite ***
    8. Fruits- only eat if you like them
    9. Vegetables- see rule number 8
    10. Meat- do not eat if you are a vegetarian.

    I have used these rules for the majority of my life. So far so good.


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