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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby Sprintcyclist » 22 Jul 2018, 00:42

HBS Guy wrote:Very true! Good idea!



Here is a crafty idea, we are itching for a bike ride.
But tomorrow morning is very cold, we are recovering from colds.
So we can walk to the local cafe via the cycling/walking track that runs beside the creek we normally ride on .

Only it is a boring 2 KM walk on the road to get from here to the track. The a boring 2 KM walk on the road to get from the track back to here.
The walk will be too long overall.
So I might drive to the beginning of the track, then we have a very nice 2km walk off the road by a creek to the cafe and a very nice 2km walk off the road by a creek to the car on the way back.

Now there is using my noggin.
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby HBS Guy » 22 Jul 2018, 05:43

Yup, get the boring bit over quickly.
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby dissilymordentroge » 19 Oct 2018, 09:44

Bongalong wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:But IQ is happy, now Dominos have $5 pizzas he can afford garlic bread at times. :roll :bgrin

I can't afford garlic bread: but I can afford a bit of salami from woolies to make it a better store bought pizza!

Can’t afford garlic bread? Buy day old rolls, cut in half and smother with fresh garlic blended with oil. Close halves together and paint outside with milk.
Bake in a moderate oven for 5 mins.
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby dissilymordentroge » 19 Oct 2018, 09:58

The dangers of long distance running.
At school I hated team sports always seeing tham as moulding young men’s brains in preparation for war. So I took to individual athletic sports, running, swimming & cycling. I was successf at all three wining state and national youth championships which pissed off fellow students as I was an obvious little fairy. Later in life I became addicted to long distance running ( it is an addiction once the endorphins get hold of you, believe me). Sadly nobody, including my trainer, ever warned me of the dangers . In my mid 50’s one day walking up a hill my knees suddenly gave out on me so badly I had to crawl home. The first medico I consulted took one look at my knee X-rays an commented ‘So, you’ve done a lot of running’ My blood ran cold when he informed me the particular kind of wear he noticed was characteristic of the effects of distance running indulged in too often over too long a period.
I’ve had two total knee replacements but am still banned from running. I can cycle but have been warned if I come off the bike and damage my artificial knees they may not be able to repair them. So, I'm restricted to swimming and careful gym work. Even now decades later when I spot runners I’m jealous as hell. I’ve found nothing to replace it.
Why is it the dangers inherent in distance running are usaully kept a big secret ?
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby HBS Guy » 19 Oct 2018, 10:10

No idea. Always thought so much running would injure joints but thought it might be the ankles that went.

Some idea of what you are going through: have a stainless steel hip and arthritis has started in my shoulders.
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby dissilymordentroge » 19 Oct 2018, 12:03

HBS Guy wrote:No idea. Always thought so much running would injure joints but thought it might be the ankles that went.

Some idea of what you are going through: have a stainless steel hip and arthritis has started in my shoulders.

I really can’t complain given the first class medical care I’ve had since learning my knees were stuffed. If I’d been somewhere like the US without a Gov’t financed health system I’d probably be dead unless I was very rich.
It always shocks me when Americans claim anything like taxpayer financed medicine is going to unleash communism.
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby HBS Guy » 19 Oct 2018, 12:04

LOVE your new avatar! LOL!
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby Texan » 22 Oct 2018, 09:06

I need to start walking, if the rain will quit. A lap around my neighborhood is about 1 km. I sometimes install heavy batteries all day at work and I am too tired to walk. The batteries typically weigh 100 lb (45kg?) and we install up to 200 in a day by hand. My joints are feeling it because I am overweight. I'm strong as an ox, but my joints don't like me. I should get busy.

HBS Guy - My SIL has a 1953 Ford 9N tractor. Her grandfather bought it new back when he was farming cotton. My FIL used it to plow his garden until he turned 85. My SIL has had it restored and I need to go see it. Thanks for the reminder.
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby Aussie » 22 Oct 2018, 09:14

That tractor in Monk's (aka HBS Guy) avatar is a toy. He likes that sort of stuff.
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby Sprintcyclist » 22 Oct 2018, 09:17

Texan wrote:I need to start walking, if the rain will quit. A lap around my neighborhood is about 1 km. I sometimes install heavy batteries all day at work and I am too tired to walk. The batteries typically weigh 100 lb (45kg?) and we install up to 200 in a day by hand. My joints are feeling it because I am overweight. I'm strong as an ox, but my joints don't like me. I should get busy.

HBS Guy - My SIL has a 1953 Ford 9N tractor. Her grandfather bought it new back when he was farming cotton. My FIL used it to plow his garden until he turned 85. My SIL has had it restored and I need to go see it. Thanks for the reminder.


I do lots of yoga.

It is very good for me.
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby HBS Guy » 22 Oct 2018, 12:16

Aussie wrote:That tractor in Monk's (aka HBS Guy) avatar is a toy. He likes that sort of stuff.


Since I am not (yet) in my second childhood I prefer to call them model cars/trucks/ag machinery.
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby HBS Guy » 22 Oct 2018, 12:23

Texan wrote:I need to start walking, if the rain will quit. A lap around my neighborhood is about 1 km. I sometimes install heavy batteries all day at work and I am too tired to walk. The batteries typically weigh 100 lb (45kg?) and we install up to 200 in a day by hand. My joints are feeling it because I am overweight. I'm strong as an ox, but my joints don't like me. I should get busy.

HBS Guy - My SIL has a 1953 Ford 9N tractor. Her grandfather bought it new back when he was farming cotton. My FIL used it to plow his garden until he turned 85. My SIL has had it restored and I need to go see it. Thanks for the reminder.


Glad it reminded you. That would be some tractor to see working!

I have no idea why I bought the model cars. Haven’t bought many lately but would like a BuddyL model or two, especially made in the US. Have one BuddyL car, a bashed up utility (truck) made in Hong Kong. The back story to the BuddyL is rather nice.
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby DerideoTe » 02 Nov 2019, 18:46

HBS Guy wrote:No idea. Always thought so much running would injure joints but thought it might be the ankles that went.

Some idea of what you are going through: have a stainless steel hip and arthritis has started in my shoulders.


Newbie to this forum but this thread caught my attention so I thought that I would chime in.

Never was into team sports at all because I was always a gearhead :bike and a geek. It didn't help that I was small and skinny for my age until I finished high school when I grew another foot. (The middle one. :bgrin ) Instead I took up speed walking and long distance walking and I continued to do that with a bit of mountain climbing and sailing.

Then I was misdiagnosed with Sciatica for 5 years that became so bad I was eventually bedridden for a couple of years. I became so frustrated that in spite of all of the testing and xrays and other medical BS the problem only became worse and worse over time. Eventually I went to see a Sports Injury specialist and he came to the same erroneous diagnosis so I asked him why not a single one of these doctors ever bothered to actually look at the source of the pain. He agreed to send me for an MRI with a warning that it would probably just be a waste of time and money. Turned out he was wrong because the ball joint of my hip was virtually rotted away from the inside by a condition called AVN. It took them another year of effing around before they replaced my hip and instantly the major source of the pain was gone. The inflammation is still there almost 10 years later and that will never disappear so I have learned to live it but it is not getting any worse.

Walking again was easy but then I was T-Boned at an intersection in a traffic accident and my back was thrown out. The physical therapist pointed out to me that the muscles on the replacement hip side were virtually non existent and I was compensating by doing all of the lifting work on the other leg. I tried going to the gym and it bored me to tears so I looked for alternatives and found a heated Olympic sized pool nearby and I took up swimming again. That expanded into water exercises and from there I have regained my level of fitness.

Now that I am in semi-retirement I am building my own heated exercise pool that I can use year round. As someone who believes that health-span is the key to a good quality of life lifespan I intend to make use of this pool at least once every other day for an hour or so. That should put me in the sweet spot of the OP study. :thumb
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby Aussie » 02 Nov 2019, 19:05

I guess you sued the shit out of whoever T-boned you.

Nice to see you here.

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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby HBS Guy » 02 Nov 2019, 19:24

Yes, welcome to this forum.

I have muscle atrophy too from the arthritis—muscles seem to tense up to do the work of some bones, ones that oppose them can’t do anything and atrophy.

Fuck, I would love a heated pool like that, best I can probably afford is a nice big bath tub (or maybe jacuzzi.)
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby Bongalong » 03 Nov 2019, 06:00

Lefty wrote:Be fair on IQ, it's not like he had a choice to do anything but sit by himself in front of a keyboard all day every day - the world has rejected him :bgrin

Can't imagine why :roll

Oh, I get it now: he's one of those office doods from Thailand :c
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby Bongalong » 03 Nov 2019, 06:05

xbz2011 wrote:Did I mention I just had a King William Boost Juice, cheese tomato and onion toasted sandwich, cappuchino and a chocolate donut from Donut King both of whom Boost Juice and Donut King I have loyalty cards. Do you think I should sign up for The Biggest Loser?

How much do you weigh?
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby Bongalong » 03 Nov 2019, 06:11

dissilymordentroge wrote:
Bongalong wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:But IQ is happy, now Dominos have $5 pizzas he can afford garlic bread at times. :roll :bgrin

I can't afford garlic bread: but I can afford a bit of salami from woolies to make it a better store bought pizza!

Can’t afford garlic bread? Buy day old rolls, cut in half and smother with fresh garlic blended with oil. Close halves together and paint outside with milk.
Bake in a moderate oven for 5 mins.

I never use the oven... Too expensive!
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby Bongalong » 03 Nov 2019, 06:21

Texan wrote:I need to start walking, if the rain will quit. A lap around my neighborhood is about 1 km. I sometimes install heavy batteries all day at work and I am too tired to walk. The batteries typically weigh 100 lb (45kg?) and we install up to 200 in a day by hand. My joints are feeling it because I am overweight. I'm strong as an ox, but my joints don't like me. I should get busy.

HBS Guy - My SIL has a 1953 Ford 9N tractor. Her grandfather bought it new back when he was farming cotton. My FIL used it to plow his garden until he turned 85. My SIL has had it restored and I need to go see it. Thanks for the reminder.

F the rain: just get the show on the road and when it stops raining you will do extra out of sheer joy! Trust me buddy :c
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby Bongalong » 03 Nov 2019, 07:10

Sprintcyclist wrote:
Texan wrote:I need to start walking, if the rain will quit. A lap around my neighborhood is about 1 km. I sometimes install heavy batteries all day at work and I am too tired to walk. The batteries typically weigh 100 lb (45kg?) and we install up to 200 in a day by hand. My joints are feeling it because I am overweight. I'm strong as an ox, but my joints don't like me. I should get busy.

HBS Guy - My SIL has a 1953 Ford 9N tractor. Her grandfather bought it new back when he was farming cotton. My FIL used it to plow his garden until he turned 85. My SIL has had it restored and I need to go see it. Thanks for the reminder.


I do lots of yoga.

It is very good for me.

My mate did yoga and all of a sudden he turned from guitar player to a drummer. He beamed and I was so happy for him. Then he became hare Krishna but whatever... I think he lives in NZ now!?!
I try and eat the hare Krishna food once a month: very nice but some of my friends reckon they'd rather eat nothing... Dillard's lolololol :beer
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby DerideoTe » 04 Nov 2019, 21:05

Aussie wrote:I guess you sued the shit out of whoever T-boned you.

Nice to see you here.

Cheers.


I was tempted but some fights are not worth having because you are not going to end up with much of anything when you discover that the moron is an alcoholic loser who owes everyone money all over the place. He didn't even have any insurance so it was not worth it.

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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby DerideoTe » 04 Nov 2019, 21:12

HBS Guy wrote:Yes, welcome to this forum.

I have muscle atrophy too from the arthritis—muscles seem to tense up to do the work of some bones, ones that oppose them can’t do anything and atrophy.

Fuck, I would love a heated pool like that, best I can probably afford is a nice big bath tub (or maybe jacuzzi.)


That sucks and I have had more than enough pain in my ass, literally, to last me a couple of lifetimes. I have specified that the jacuzzi jets must be at different levels so as to massage the neck, middle and lower back. When they are all at the same level you end up doing more contortions than is worth it just to get the massage to the place that needs it. Bizarre part of all this is that it seems I am the first person to ever ask for something like this. :WTF
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby DerideoTe » 04 Nov 2019, 21:18

Bongalong wrote:
dissilymordentroge wrote:
Bongalong wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:But IQ is happy, now Dominos have $5 pizzas he can afford garlic bread at times. :roll :bgrin

I can't afford garlic bread: but I can afford a bit of salami from woolies to make it a better store bought pizza!

Can’t afford garlic bread? Buy day old rolls, cut in half and smother with fresh garlic blended with oil. Close halves together and paint outside with milk.
Bake in a moderate oven for 5 mins.

I never use the oven... Too expensive!


I agree, electric ovens are expensive so I purchased one of the small counter top ovens instead that can do everything from your morning toast to baking a loaf of bread. Toasted cheese or pork sausages or bacon for breakfast are now quick and easy. It even defrosts and heats frozen rolls and reheats pizza.
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby HBS Guy » 04 Nov 2019, 22:24

I looked at those on EBay, quite neat, two oven shelves and two burners on the cooktop.
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Re: Benefits of exercise

Postby DerideoTe » 05 Nov 2019, 16:06

HBS Guy wrote:I looked at those on EBay, quite neat, two oven shelves and two burners on the cooktop.


I have gas burners on my stove so I just needed the oven part. I ended up with something similar to this one.

https://www.toshiba-lifestyle.com/us/product/Cooking-Appliances/Toaster-Ovens/Toshiba-Digital-Convection-Oven,-Stainless-Steel.html
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