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#508689 - 15/04/18 02:25 PM Re: what are you doing to keep healthy? [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Registered: 16/10/13
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Can you use it to charge batteries? smile
Just a thought for those with electric cars.


I actually laughed out loud there..
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#508691 - 15/04/18 03:10 PM Re: what are you doing to keep healthy? [Re: howard]
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Neck buggered, feet buggered, knee buggered.

Damage limitation is what I am doing to keep healthy, waiting on various appointments.

Dog still needs his walkies so I am still out doing that and as for counting steps on an average work day I do close to 20,000 a day (lots of stairs), so I don't feel the inclination for additional sport type activities, now if some sport could magic arthritis away I'd be all ears......
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#508757 - 15/04/18 09:20 PM Re: what are you doing to keep healthy? [Re: howard]
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Registered: 28/03/15
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ok I'll bite. I'm not as fit as I once was i.e a 10k run 3 or 4 times a week and now, yes, a bit overweight. To keep fit I live in an apartment on the fourth floor with no lift. The lovely G has a garden on the roof terrace and demands new soil every year; 45 litre bags of soil are good for the biceps. We have a wood burning fire-place and that provides another fitness challenge. When visitors come (obviously we don't have many) we like to assess their out-of breathlessness- by comparing them to our own runs up the stairs. Our fitness is ok.
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#508758 - 15/04/18 09:38 PM Re: what are you doing to keep healthy? [Re: twotribes]
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Originally Posted By twotribes
Originally Posted By DaveW
There's certainly an element of truth in that.

But picture this................
We're in the Hotel spa at Dartmouth. Through the frosted glass there's a man running on a treadmill. Outside there's a riverside path, which at 1800hrs is deserted. Why run on a treadmill?
Also through the glass there's a man on a rowing machine....
less than 100metres away is the river..........

I just don't get it. OK we could have swum in the river, I accept that, but a pool is cleaner.


OK, Dave - I'll bite on this...

The treadmill has:
- a shock-absorbing bed under the belt to cut injury risk
- adjustable incline (1% increments) and speed (0.1 kph)
- an ergometer function (watts output, real time and avg)

So, you can use it to design an interval-based training session to target whatever parameter you are trying to improve - peak output, leg speed, recovery, endurance etc. And replicate this perfectly every time you train, so there is no hiding from lack of progress or effort...

The session will, however, be nowhere near as enjoyable as a nice jog outside.



Ah now I understand - it's (treadmill) for the OCD fitness fanatic.

But rowing in a gym when there's a river full of rowing boats?
I avoid gyms at all costs. Don't like the smell and never did. School changing rooms and all that.
But I could see myself doing a bit of recreational rowing on a river if we lived that close to one!
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#508780 - 15/04/18 11:05 PM Re: what are you doing to keep healthy? [Re: Peter J]
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Originally Posted By Peter J
Talking of MBI there is a development away from the basic WHO calculation that takes into account age, gender and ethnicity:

SMART BMI

I come out at 27, which is nicely in the "normal" zone.

Thanks for this Peter, I came out at 24 which like you is in the “normal” zone. Not bad considering a not particularly healthy lifestyle and a high dosage of daily medicaments for the last 36-years!
It must be the almost daily dose of wine wine followed by the post-prandial tincture... hide
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#508788 - 16/04/18 01:54 AM Re: what are you doing to keep healthy? [Re: howard]
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I walk most days and bike a couple of hours a week.

For a few years I have got off the bus one stop early too and walked the last part.
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#508830 - 16/04/18 08:59 AM Re: what are you doing to keep healthy? [Re: howard]
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I try to get to the gym at least three times a week.

Many years ago, when I didn't have access to a gym, I used to follow the Canadian 5BX program.

Only eleven minutes a day and it really worked for me.

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#508897 - 16/04/18 04:27 PM Re: what are you doing to keep healthy? [Re: Burgundymog]
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Originally Posted By Burgundymog
Lots of exercise just wears out joints, whats the point in having a healthy heart if you can't get about stirpot


Mobility scooter racing?

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#508905 - 16/04/18 05:07 PM Re: what are you doing to keep healthy? [Re: howard]
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Anyone out there still thinking sex is good for your heart? 😎
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#508908 - 16/04/18 05:16 PM Re: what are you doing to keep healthy? [Re: Aeroman]
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Originally Posted By Aeroman
Originally Posted By Peter J
Talking of MBI there is a development away from the basic WHO calculation that takes into account age, gender and ethnicity:

SMART BMI

I come out at 27, which is nicely in the "normal" zone.

Thanks for this Peter, I came out at 24 which like you is in the “normal” zone. Not bad considering a not particularly healthy lifestyle and a high dosage of daily medicaments for the last 36-years!
It must be the almost daily dose of wine wine followed by the post-prandial tincture... hide


I thought daily red wine is a form of medication....

THIS LINK takes you to a good explanation as to why red wine is good for you. It needs to be a reasonably young, rough wine, not a 15 year old top end wine. All the good stuff goes into the sediment.....
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