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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post

    But I suspect walking off the job would be the single biggest factor in improving my physical and mental health

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    You talking about WALKING off the job or walking off the JOB?

    Either sounds like a health and sanity plus

    Pretty stange about the statin side effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    You talking about WALKING off the job or walking off the JOB?

    Either sounds like a health and sanity plus

    Pretty stange about the statin side effects.
    My doctor has tried two different types of statins for me. Both had the same side effects of severe muscle decay and weakness, so bad I thought I would be better off dead. I just couldn't' take the pain and stopped them. My doctor said I was one of the 10% or so that experience this side effect from statins. Other side effects include diabetes and a whole list of other nasty things ( read the fine print).

    Cholesterol, Hdl and ldl, are the only things out of whack for me. I am 158 lbs on a 5' 8" frame.

    I am now eating only fruits, vegetables and lean protein. No grains ( and frankly I think the problem with grains is because they are all GMO. In Europe GMO foods are banned!), no sugars, no breads.

    On a resistance, aerobic and flexibility program to increase strength, endurance and capacity - I want to ride for many more years, God willing. I will do my part.

    I am going to do another blood test in June and see if there is any improvement in my numbers.

    So I am not surprised about your side effect glenfiddich.
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    I used to get a lot of exercise at work when surveying, but the last few years I was mostly in the office and now I'm retired.
    I go to the gym 5 to 6 times a week for cardio workout and in good weather I get the bicycle out. Wish we lived closer to Des Moines because they have a great trail network up there.
    Today all the State Parks in Iowa encouraged people to go on a State Park walk. Around 30 of us showed up at the park near our town and walked the new section of the bicycle trail along the lake.








    Here's a few pictures on one of the Des Moines bike trails.






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    Nice bike, Lee. Looks familiar:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinty View Post
    Nice bike, Lee. Looks familiar:

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    Thanks It's a demo bike my wife bought but she did not like the shifters, so I claimed it
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Played that game for many years, packed for first month or two, even at 5 in the AM...or around spring break.
    Gym was packed with newbs today as expected, but no way will I let my hard work and health take a step back to skip working out due to crowds. You just deal with it. Most newbs stick to cardio and machines, few ever crowd the free weight areas and are easy enough to work around. Otherwise you end up skipping Jan and Feb, theN April during break, then the summer because the college kids are home, then Thanksgiving to New Years due to holidays and college kids being home....So why bother even going? Nah, just deal with the crowds, put your headset on, play your music and get into your own zone, when you do that, when your on your machine, crowds don't matter. Yeah maybe you need to wait for a machine, maybe you need to go off hours or improvise your workouts, but all that is better to not going and not exercising.

    Skipping the gym and exercise due to post holiday crowds isn't a good idea imho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMARC153920 View Post
    Skipping the gym and exercise due to post holiday crowds isn't a good idea imho.
    I agree. I just skip the gym, not the exercise. Many places to do that.

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    Never shied away during those times, just worked around it as well.

    Just moved 50 miles away from the gym that was on the way to work when I retired.

    Now retired, we get way plenty of all around exercise without the crowds or traffic...and have a gym of our own when that isn't doing the trick


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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Never shied away during those times, just worked around it as well.

    Just moved 50 miles away from the gym that was on the way to work when I retired.

    Now retired, we get way plenty of all around exercise without the crowds or traffic...and have a gym of our own when that isn't doing the trick


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    I'm impressed, that's a lot of hard digging in your rocky soils.
    Is this your place? The two buildings don't look right and I can't get my bearings on where you shot the picture.
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    Helen's garage and her new SheShed on opposite side from the guest house.

    Digging to redirect water from front of house terrace after the Memorial Day and Halloween rain events.That is only a short run of the bigger project...and a serious workout. Cardio and weight training outdoors...good times for a couple of weeks.

    Chipping bar on the limestone trench, shovel and repeat . Lost count how many wheelbarrow loads I moved back up the hill to create a berm. Then backfilled dry creek with river rock. Watching the rain water come out the drainpipes down the hill today...Priceless

    Helen wanting to go for a bike pedal or a long walk wasn't sounding good a few of those days...I was good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Helen's garage and her new SheShed on opposite side from the guest house.
    OK, now I have a good picture in my head.
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    One place I go to for information about exercising is http://www.exrx.net

    It has a great deal of information for any level and exercise.
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    yoga

    yoga, dudes. strength, flexibilty, balance. anyone can do it. it doesn't matter how "well" you do it when you start, or how fast your progress. You will be stronger, more flexible, more in control of you body, your mind, and your bike. And to all the people who will inevitably biotch and belly ache; get over yourself. There's nothing "religious" about it. It's exercise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    One place I go to for information about exercising is http://www.exrx.net

    It has a great deal of information for any level and exercise.
    My virus scanner said there was a threat at this site...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 26667 View Post
    yoga, dudes. strength, flexibilty, balance. anyone can do it. it doesn't matter how "well" you do it when you start, or how fast your progress. You will be stronger, more flexible, more in control of you body, your mind, and your bike. And to all the people who will inevitably biotch and belly ache; get over yourself. There's nothing "religious" about it. It's exercise.
    I totally need to do yoga
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