I wrote a post the other day on food quality served at restaurants, now. As utility & energy prices have soared, food prices have just as quickly gone up, too. The problem is, restaurants are much more hesitant to raise prices because not only is food business so cut-throat competitive, people will just not show up if menu prices rise too abruptly. The result? Service is failing and food quantity and quality are noticeably affected.
This weeks cover for TIME magazine? How To Eat Now:The Truth About Home Cooking by Mark Bittman
"...whether it's because we're scared or lazy or time-pressed, or simply that we think the food we cook won't taste as good as the junk we buy, we have allowed others to feed us, rather than to take charge of feeding ourselves. For the sake or our health, our well-being, our palates and the environment, that has to change..."
1. Deep, Uninterrupted Sleep: Do not drink anything after 8pm (so you can sleep throughout the night w/o waking) 2. Stretch: I've been stretching for many, many years. Hamstrings, Back, Shoulders, Hip Flexors...exercise without range of motion is rather pointless, imo, because without flexibility, people get injured. 3. Water, Water and More Water: First thing I do when I wake, is drink a liter of water. It's not easy. Then, I workout for 45 mins. Then, I drink 1/2 liter of water, more. Finally, I drink a couple cups of black coffee while I read and answer mail. Can you guess what happens, next? If you said "off to the bathroom" (for the next 90 mins), you are right. The water lubricates and protects all of the joints when I exercise and the coffee flushes my system of all the water I drank earlier. What purpose does this serve? Why would anybody do such a thing? What has this got to do weight loss? View Thread
Posture and shifting of center of gravity. You're either in balance and working with gravity or you're fighting it...How can you be in balance for your entire life and slowly fall out (of balance)? It's called "aging". What's the solution for aging? The first and most critical solution is you have to believe you can affect it.
"...the force exerted on the hips while walking can range from 2.1 to 4.3 time body weight..." For a 200 lb man, that's between 400-850 lbs of force exerted on your hip joints when walking. Do you have any idea how important (or destructive) a good pair of shoes can be? How about proper alignment of the spine?
Now you understand why clinics are making a killing on "Low T"?
Believe it or not, exercise is probably not your problem. If you just ate, sensibly, you'd get life changing amounts. Being just 10 pounds overweight increases the force on the knees by about 40 pounds of pressure on the joint and cartilage with each step. Closer to 60 pounds of force across your hips. In other words, people build incredible amounts of muscles just having to move their bodies. The idea of the overweight needing large amounts of exercise to lose is a testament to the gullibility (to advertising) of the general population. Your problem is not exercise. Your (&, everybody's) problem is foodselection. If you ate the right foods, simply moving from a seated position to a standing position a few times every hour would be tremendously beneficial exercise. Just remember this tip. 90% of the aisles in your local grocery store should be off limits to most upright primates.View Thread
I walked over 25,000 miles these last 10 years and to the average person, 50 and over, I "appear" to be in great shape...good tone and fit. But just because I walk daily does not mean I could hop on the sand for 2 hours of beach volleyball. Or, hike 8 miles at 10,000 ft with a 25 lb pack. Any activity that involves frequent jumping for any extended length of time requires a very fit heart to overcome the gravitational pull of blood. In other words, I'm in walking shape but I'm not in shape for full court basketball. Each activity uses different muscles that must be developed in order to perform them in comfort. Jumping is an excellent, powerful movement but extremely strenuous and, depending on age and condition, should be performed with caution, imo.View Thread