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What are your Health tips?

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by ThatEMTGuy, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. daysquad

    daysquad Forum Probie

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    I love eating and it's not always healthy. I enjoy sweets and I'm not talking about fruits, either. LoL.

    Getting healthy WAS a struggle for me. I didn't gain too much weight while eating what I wanted but I got worried about what might become of me when I get older. Will I even see my grand kids at that point where I'm already suffering from some type of chronic disease related to poor eating choices and lack of exercise? I might be but I won't get to enjoy their company so, I decided to run and be healthy. I made that decision before I turned 30. I gave up drinking booze and smoking. I limit my sugar intake (cakes, chocolates, soda, etc.), and I tweaked recipes to include veggies. Whenever I crave for sweets, I grab an apple or a banana and munch away. I also keep myself hydrated by drinking at least 8 glasses of water/day.

    Since I'm a woman, I'm guessing the tips I shared may not apply to you. At least not all so here you go. Hope it helps. :)
     
  2. artman

    artman Forum Ride Along

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    I am a daily morning walker.. It's giving me a great refreshment..
     
  3. savemachine

    savemachine Forum Crew Member

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    My name is Marcy and I love to take walks every single day when the weather is nice and cool. I love to walk because it is such an easy exercise for me to do. I use to run when I was a kid and a teenager, but now I do not run that fast. So, I like to walk much better. When I cannot get outside due to rain, snow, or just too hot outside I will use an indoor exercise bicycle and a tredmill which helps me walk and do some light jogging on it. I enjoy any type of exercise as long as it makes me feel better after I do it. I also love to go swimming and will try to do that this summer. Thank you. Marcy CNA
     
  4. savemachine

    savemachine Forum Crew Member

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    My name is Marcy and I live in Virginia. I usually do walking as my form of exercise. I try to walk everyday when possible and if I cannot walk everyday I usually exercise in the house on the machines. I love to walk and the machines I only use when I absolutely have to. The meals that I make are very basic and balanced diets. I enjoy eating nutritious foods and I also enjoy eating all sorts of things from the food pyramid. Thank you. Marcy CNA
     
  5. Andrew Nelson

    Andrew Nelson Forum Probie

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    diet and exercise!
     
  6. DreadPirateRoberts

    DreadPirateRoberts Forum Probie

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    How has this been working for you? I've been a professional chef for 20 years, and part of my training in culinary school was in nutrition. Feel free to drop me a line with any questions, I'll do my best to help ya out!

    FWIW I am a big fan of a Paleo lifestyle, or near-Paleo.
     
  7. dutemplar

    dutemplar Forum Captain

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    Exercising in Qatar sucks... it's like 120F out during the day, 100F at night and the gyms are hideously expensive. No PF $10/month but more like cadillac $500/month memberships...

    After too long a time spent jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, my knee has decided there are two reasons to run... fear, and greed. No fear, I'd rather stand my ground and there is nothing I want that badly except _maybe_ Carrie Underwood in nothing but high heels and pearls while holding a bottle of Balvenie 50year...

    But seriously, whatever you do, don't be like most of us. Just get off your butt and do something. Walk, talk, chew gum, take the stairs in stead of the elevator, park at the edge of the lot instead of the front row. Eat better and don't just sit there and do nothing, wondering why you arent in shape... even though, as I frequently point out, "round is a shape."
     
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  8. res1551cue

    res1551cue Forum Crew Member Premium Member

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    About once or twice a year I do the Advocare 24 Day challenge. Although kind of expensive it works. Swapping between days and nights is hard but as long as you really watch what you eat, how much you, and exercise daily it will be of great benefit.
     
  9. VentMonkey

    VentMonkey Crackpot Premium Member

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    My health tips:

    Eat sensibly. This proves challenging for me with two school age daughters, so I try more so at work, and always pack a breakfast, lunch, and fairly sensible dinner; I do enjoy my beer after all.

    Workout wise, I love, absolutely love my running and swimming. I do weights but nothing too heavy. After sustaining a debilitating back injury a few years ago, and having to have surgery to correct it, I have had to modify my workouts with weights quite a bit. My take away from that was the ever so importance in further strengthening the core. Even if I never have abs of steel again (could care less, though my wife may, lol) the strength in your core will help the weight distribution in your back to prevent further injuries.

    The one workout aside from swimming and running I would hate to ever have to give up would be pull ups. You can keep your free weights, protein shakes, and everything in between. Just gimme those three exercises in trade, and I am a happy man.
     
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  10. Lana

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    I try to eat a serving of fish a week. Sometimes even just a tin of sardines (with toast and butter) or tuna fish, because fish oil (omega 3) is really good for you. Eating a banana a day is good for the skin and after work-outs. Apples are good for the teeth. Garlic wards of colds. Cranberry juice is a good anti-inflammatory. Beef and dark meat on turkey has iron and good for energy. Make sure you have enough electrolytes otherwise you can feel "washed-out", like using nuun (zero or very few calories) or gatorade. Multi-grain bread, brown rice is good for you and doesn't make you as sleepy as processed grains. Sleep when tired, eat until full.
     
  11. HMartinho

    HMartinho Forum Lieutenant

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    The best health tips to everyone, is, definelly cut carbs and excess of animal foods.

    Low carb plant based diet (with some animal protein), is the best diet.
     
  12. Lana

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    Yeah. :) Avocados are an excellent source for protein. Protein is found in animal products. Meat (chicken, beef) and beans are good as well as almonds. I hear that almonds are good for the heart. Be careful because nuts are high calorie... just a handful of almonds. (etc.) Nothing like PB and J for a quick bite or with a little honey. :)
     

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