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Re: Walking my way to fitness and health.
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2020, 04:54:49 AM »
Ginger in tea is very much a thing in Korea. I got lots of these while there I have on diet days.
Try turmeric in your tea/coffee, I think you'll find the taste to your liking. The health benefits from turmeric are well-documented, e.g. anti-inflammatory/antioxidant, helps arthritis, helps prevents later stage Alzheimer's and protects the heart.   

I don't like the taste of undoctored coffee that much, but enjoy the health benefits and jolt. I usually have a double espresso as my daily dose. Espresso is IMO an acquired taste, but after adding turmeric to it definitely improved the taste. Tea as well.

I think a diet, exercise and lifestyle room might be a good idea here.
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« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2020, 05:20:20 AM »

I’ve always had an interest in food but nutrition and diet are increasingly something I am taking a deep interest in, mostly because of the huge commercialisation of food and increasingly unhealthy lifestyles promoted by industry.
When you have chemical companies running the food industry you have to wonder what they're doing to the food. Oh, I know, poisoning it. :)

I have a deep aversion to the fast food culture and avoid MacDs like the plague.
It serves a purpose, but if you live on this stuff you'll definitely have problems later; serious problems.

McDonald's is the plague.

I have been drinking hot water with lemon, ginger and honey instead of my morning tea for a few years now and I’m sure it has given a major boost to my immune system.

I rarely get colds now and if I do they are gone in a day.
Nothing like a healthy immune system.

I consider countries like America to be corporate oligarchies and corporate oligarchies want you unhealthy, in debt and stupid. Much easier to control you and profit.

I started watching the video but still to finish it. Very interesting so far.
I think so too. There are thousands of fitness experts all over the internet, but these 2 are pioneers in the research of nutrition, anti-aging, and science as it relates to physiology and are biochemists not fitness trainers. Their information adds to what we already know about fitness and takes it up a couple of levels. Literally groundbreaking research studied over decades.

I find working out in a gym quite boring. Being a past distance runner I’m quite enjoying getting back into a runners routine and hopefully will be racking up those miles again.

I quite like the idea of the kettle ball. Will look into it.
The gym is not for everyone. It works for me because I feed off the environment.

Plus they have a wide variety of training methods, machines, and group classes that I like, e.g. spin class, stretching apparatus', and rowing machines.

Do look into the kettlebell as it's all you really need to add resistance training without much cost and there are many videos on youtube with different exercise regimes using a kettlebell, especially working your core.

I almost forgot about stretching, another under appreciated, underused activity and is key to all-around fitness, especially as you age.
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Re: Walking my way to fitness and health.
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2020, 07:06:00 AM »

When you have chemical companies running the food industry you have to wonder what they're doing to the food. Oh, I know, poisoning it. :)
True.

I also think a huge lack of awareness is fueling this.
My wife made a dessert the other day and I only became aware after consuming my portion that she had used artificial sweetener in it.
As I very rarely touch the stuff we had a slightly heated argument discussion on the demerits of consuming sweeteners.  :rolleye0009:

On stuff like this, FSUW can be a tough nut to crack at times.

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McDonald's is the plague.
You have to blame governments too.

Far too much cosying up to these giant corporations at the expense of Joe Public’s health, wealth and well-being.

I’d wish the plague on a corporation like Macdonalds.

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I consider countries like America to be corporate oligarchies and corporate oligarchies want you unhealthy, in debt and stupid. Much easier to control you and profit.

Looks like they have succeeded.

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I almost forgot about stretching, another under appreciated, underused activity and is key to all-around fitness, especially as you age.
My girls are gymnasts and have a core routine of stretching and warming up exercises.
I’m learning from them but can’t quite manage the splits yet.
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Re: Walking my way to fitness and health.
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2020, 12:56:38 AM »
Ginger in tea is very much a thing in Korea. I got lots of these while there I have on diet days.
Try turmeric in your tea/coffee, I think you'll find the taste to your liking. The health benefits from turmeric are well-documented, e.g. anti-inflammatory/antioxidant, helps arthritis, helps prevents later stage Alzheimer's and protects the heart.   
I don’t like the graininess of turmeric in tea as it doesn’t dissolve but we use it quite a lot in food while cooking.
Also, if you make a turmeric paste and use as a face mask it’s very good for your skin.
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Re: Walking my way to fitness and health.
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2020, 09:32:24 AM »
I almost forgot about stretching, another under appreciated, underused activity and is key to all-around fitness, especially as you age.

Do you mean like general pre workout stretching or as a specific activity?
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« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2020, 11:19:56 AM »
Ginger in tea is very much a thing in Korea. I got lots of these while there I have on diet days.
Try turmeric in your tea/coffee, I think you'll find the taste to your liking. The health benefits from turmeric are well-documented, e.g. anti-inflammatory/antioxidant, helps arthritis, helps prevents later stage Alzheimer's and protects the heart.   
I don’t like the graininess of turmeric in tea as it doesn’t dissolve but we use it quite a lot in food while cooking.
Also, if you make a turmeric paste and use as a face mask it’s very good for your skin.
I hear ya, but as long as you get some turmeric, it's all good. I cook with it as well.

My girls are gymnasts and have a core routine of stretching and warming up exercises.
I’m learning from them but can’t quite manage the splits yet.
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« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2020, 12:03:17 PM »
I almost forgot about stretching, another under appreciated, underused activity and is key to all-around fitness, especially as you age.

Do you mean like general pre workout stretching or as a specific activity?
Post actually as I wouldn't recommend stretching cold muscles. and as a specific activity.

Yoga is a good way to get a full on stretch if you don't want to stretch on your own. Maybe your wife does it? If so, you should join her. Yeah, it might seem strange at first, but after a few sessions you'll feel the difference with your body and mind.

Let me tell you, yoga is a lot more difficult that it looks and in some ways harder than weight training. I used to tease my yoga instructor all the time before I started doing it and then after she whipped me around the yoga studio a couple of times, that all stopped :chuckle:

However, I prefer to stretch for about 30 minutes after each workout. It really is a nice compliment to weight training. Seriously, if you're not big on resistance training, stretching is a must.

Just make sure your muscles are warm.

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« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2020, 12:21:29 PM »
Now here they tell you to stretch before as well. I never do, I just leap on the cross trainer for 40 mins and then instead of post exercise stretching I do 30 minutes swimming (this is when the gym is open).

I wondered if that was not helping general aches and pains.
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« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2020, 01:17:04 PM »
You can stretch before just warm up a bit. There's a good chance nothing will happen, but a muscle can strain or tear easier when it's cold.

For aches and pains, again, anti-inflammatories help.

What might be interesting to you is how the mind works on body pain. 

I was having problems with sciatica years ago and ran across a book called Healing Back Pain by Dr John Sarno. What I found fascinating was not only his success rate in healing lower back pain, but the methods he used.

I incorporated some of his recommendations about calming your mind and the relationship mental stress and inner tension have on the body. Silent killers.

I haven't had back pain in years as well pain in other areas of the body mostly because of how I use my mind to relax my body per his suggestions. Worth a look and a godsend to anyone over 40.

I mostly read about his treatments towards the back half of the book, but did check out other parts.The guy is a genius when it comes to pain treatment.

https://www.academia.edu/41217883/Healing_Back_Pain_The_Mind-Body_Connectionpdf
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« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2020, 04:32:35 AM »
Just a follow up on the book.

It's primarily about healing the back, but I found his treatment to be effective for the whole body. It's also not surprising that many in his field thought he was a quack years ago only to find his success rate for his patients to be over 90%, or more than twice what others in his field had with conventional treatment.

The American medical community in general hates it when you have a cure. They much prefer the continued profit to a cure. Sound familiar with the current situation?

Not only has it rendered my back problems nonexistent it helped reduce inflammation in my shoulder (rotator cuff), elbow and all my joints in general.

Prolonged inner tension from negative emotions like anxiety, anger, stress, hate/dislike are killers. The thing is they do it silently and have a major impact on how your body responds.

Have you ever done something simple like bend down to pick something up, even tie your shoes and have your back go out? It's happened to me. This is especially true for those over age 40.

We often attribute our aches and pains to getting older, overtraining, picking up something awkwardly, moving some furniture around for the Mrs., or some other physical task we might have done when in reality it comes from subtle tension held inside the body for longer than what is considered healthy.

Let it go and set yourself free.

I have been pain free since I read this book and adopted his methods. And that's my entire body. I am 100% convince it's because of 2 main things I've changed in my lifestyle; 1) intermittent fasting (eliminating toxins within the body) and 2) using the techniques in this book.

As the cover suggests, healing without surgery, without drugs, without exercise.

Exercise/stretching not required, though highly recommended.

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« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2020, 12:22:25 AM »
So I’ve been following the 16:8 IF regime for the past few weeks combined with regular power walking of distances up to 20km.
As of today I am down 1.9kg from when I started.

The fasting takes some getting used to as at a certain point in the evening the craving to eat gets very strong and, I have to admit, there were a few times when I ‘snacked’.
I’ve also cut right back on alcohol.

Maintaining a regular eating routine also seems very important as deviating results in unwanted effects in digestion and general wellbeing.

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« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2020, 03:40:20 AM »
Good effort DS.

I take the dog up the hills most days but with my gym presently shut and the alcohol & nibble consumption under lockdown increasing, I can see a bit of a middle spread taking place.

I’ve been trying to incorporate running and HIIT or circuit training in the back garden every 2 days. Mrs Rosco has hand weights, floor mats and skipping ropes which have come in handy.

Not sure if it’s for you but if you have 10 mins, there’s a HIIT workout you can do at home without props. It’s a prison style workout and bloody hard.....but quick.

Set your timer and do 12 press ups, 24 mountain climbers, 12 squats with your hand behind your head & 12 sit ups for 1 circuit. Do as many circuits as possible in 10 mins.

Full body workout done in no time  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2020, 04:09:20 AM »
Good effort DS.

I take the dog up the hills most days but with my gym presently shut and the alcohol & nibble consumption under lockdown increasing, I can see a bit of a middle spread taking place.
Easily done. That’s what I’m tackling now. Result of far too many takeaways over the past two years.  :
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I’ve been trying to incorporate running and HIIT or circuit training in the back garden every 2 days. Mrs Rosco has hand weights, floor mats and skipping ropes which have come in handy.

Not sure if it’s for you but if you have 10 mins, there’s a HIIT workout you can do at home without props. It’s a prison style workout and bloody hard.....but quick.

Set your timer and do 12 press ups, 24 mountain climbers, 12 squats with your hand behind your head & 12 sit ups for 1 circuit. Do as many circuits as possible in 10 mins.

Full body workout done in no time  :thumbsup:
Unfortunately I’m suffering from rotator muscle issues at the moment. Very painful.  :(
So most of those exercises are a no no.
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« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2020, 08:34:09 AM »
You can stretch before just warm up a bit. There's a good chance nothing will happen, but a muscle can strain or tear easier when it's cold.

For aches and pains, again, anti-inflammatories help.

What might be interesting to you is how the mind works on body pain. 

I was having problems with sciatica years ago and ran across a book called Healing Back Pain by Dr John Sarno. What I found fascinating was not only his success rate in healing lower back pain, but the methods he used.

I incorporated some of his recommendations about calming your mind and the relationship mental stress and inner tension have on the body. Silent killers.

I haven't had back pain in years as well pain in other areas of the body mostly because of how I use my mind to relax my body per his suggestions. Worth a look and a godsend to anyone over 40.

I mostly read about his treatments towards the back half of the book, but did check out other parts.The guy is a genius when it comes to pain treatment.

https://www.academia.edu/41217883/Healing_Back_Pain_The_Mind-Body_Connectionpdf

I would recommend stretching prior to a workout and yes do a bit of a warmup such as jumping jacks prior to the serious stretching of muscles.

However as we all get older we become somewhat lazy, forget prior good habits and plunge into a workout due being rushed by modern times.

I’m glad someone started this thread.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #39 on: May 25, 2020, 03:36:32 AM »
Breakfast most days.

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« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2020, 08:30:56 AM »
Breakfast most days.

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I’d imagine that with a strong black coffee will see you pretty regular?!  ;D

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« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2020, 12:58:53 PM »
Breakfast most days.

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I’d imagine that with a strong black coffee will see you pretty regular?!  ;D
Nothing quite like routine to keep you functioning like clockwork.  tiphat
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« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2020, 01:06:09 PM »
Where's the food?
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« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2020, 01:26:26 PM »
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« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2020, 01:43:16 PM »
Nuts to you too!

So, Where's the food?
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« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2020, 03:07:31 AM »
Nuts to you too!

So, Where's the food?
Nuts it is and these too.

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« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2020, 04:54:24 PM »
It is possible to do a horizontal exercises together. One can do it vertically as well with the right flexibility and posture. No matter which way, one strengthens muscles and learns breathing control. Gets your heart going and blood flowing.
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« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2020, 03:04:33 AM »
Breakfast most days.

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I like to eat a big meal first thing and then downsize from there. Seems to satiate me for the rest of the day. Your photo looks more like last night for me as I had pistachios and an orange for dinner tiphat.

Nuts are a great source of "good" fat. I usually bring back an assortment of pure nut butters from America when I return to Moscow. Cashew, almond, sunflower seed and mixed nut blends are my favs.

Impossible to find pure nut butters in Russia, except maybe peanut butter.

Nut butters for me are easier to deal with than nuts themselves and are more versatile when making different meals. 
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« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2020, 11:08:16 AM »

I like to eat a big meal first thing and then downsize from there. Seems to satiate me for the rest of the day. Your photo looks more like last night for me as I had pistachios and an orange for dinner tiphat.

Nuts are a great source of "good" fat. I usually bring back an assortment of pure nut butters from America when I return to Moscow. Cashew, almond, sunflower seed and mixed nut blends are my favs.

Impossible to find pure nut butters in Russia, except maybe peanut butter.

Nut butters for me are easier to deal with than nuts themselves and are more versatile when making different meals.
That’s not all of my breakfast. I mix nuts with whole fresh plain yoghurt with a banana or chopped apple and some organic whole grain cereal.
That keeps me going till lunch.

I like the idea of nut butters but they have high calorific value. What do you have them with?

The photo is actually a mix of 14 different cereals, not nuts, which are ground and blended together. You cook them for a few minutes and eat like a mushy porridge.
On its own, pretty tasteless but with a bit of honey and added nuts etc, quite edible.

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« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2020, 07:45:24 AM »

I like to eat a big meal first thing and then downsize from there. Seems to satiate me for the rest of the day. Your photo looks more like last night for me as I had pistachios and an orange for dinner tiphat.

Nuts are a great source of "good" fat. I usually bring back an assortment of pure nut butters from America when I return to Moscow. Cashew, almond, sunflower seed and mixed nut blends are my favs.

Impossible to find pure nut butters in Russia, except maybe peanut butter.

Nut butters for me are easier to deal with than nuts themselves and are more versatile when making different meals.
That’s not all of my breakfast. I mix nuts with whole fresh plain yoghurt with a banana or chopped apple and some organic whole grain cereal.
That keeps me going till lunch.

I like the idea of nut butters but they have high calorific value. What do you have them with?

The photo is actually a mix of 14 different cereals, not nuts, which are ground and blended together. You cook them for a few minutes and eat like a mushy porridge.
On its own, pretty tasteless but with a bit of honey and added nuts etc, quite edible.
Sometimes I spread them on whole grain toast with some honey. They also go well with celery and in smoothies.

Nobody knows you like yourself, but good quality fats will actually help you lose weight in the long run if you continue to stick to a regimen of exercise, fasting, quality sleep and healthy eating foods low in refined carbs, believe it or not.

My smoothie recipe:
1 banana a little overripe preferred but any will do
spinach - as much as you like
1 carrot about the same size as the banana
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
2-3 fresh cinnamon sticks
a scoop (1 tbsp) nut butter of my choice
chunk of ginger
fresh mint to taste
fresh squeezed juice to your liking, just enough to get it all to blend
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Blend together to your desired thickness.

Tastes mighty fine, especially if you live in climates like the one you're in. A meal in and of itself. :)

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