Health & Fitness

Your body is not the temple of god, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take care of it. Whether you're looking for tips or just encouragement, come on in. Nothing said by anyone in here should be taken as medical advice. Always consult a doctor.

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 18, 2015 at 10:04pm

As an elderly gym rat, I identify somewhat with guys who try to  build up their bodies. It's a minor human failing, in my opinion, like overdoing jogging or yoga. I don't have conversations with the body builders, just take turns using machines with them, but they're nice guys. To me overemphasis on on muscle isn't repulsive. It's not harmful unless they use steroids. They're not hurting anyone. Almost all of them are eye candy.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 18, 2015 at 1:05am

That is my impression, too Chris. Just try to have a conversation with a muscle. 

Comment by Plinius on October 18, 2015 at 12:58am

Yes, he looks like too many muscles and no brain - I hate that type!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 18, 2015 at 12:24am

The photo of the muscle man with the tiny, little, eenie, weenie dogie is just about as repulsive as a human body can be ... IMHO. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 17, 2015 at 11:45pm

"Chewable Multi-vitamins" otherwise known as raspberries? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 17, 2015 at 11:44pm

As for exercise, a nice walk around the perimeter of the cleared land to fill wild bird feeders, with the help of Dominic (black lab), Zek, Zeek, or Zeke?  (English pointer), and Spaz (Pomeranian Chihuahua mix) is about all that interests me. 

Zek, Zeek, Zeke? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 17, 2015 at 11:36pm

Spud, we have been following th progression of the southern Idaho fires. It just seems the fires keep on burning. Hope you get out of the smoke soon. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 17, 2015 at 3:02pm

Grinning Cat, I had been in the military health care for the twenty years I was married to an army man and had excellent care. For the past twenty years I have been under a private insurance plan and, frankly, I may have more personal service and nice bedside manners, but the cost wipes out any hope of having discretionary funds for household repairs and new clothing is out of the question.
With all that money going to insurance companies and my doctors and nurses, and medical care, I do not spend on other things, i.e. cars, haircuts, dinners out, rest and relaxation, etc. 

Just think of all the merchants that do not have my business because my income is tied up in paying for my insurance (which really means money to the middle man/woman). 

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 17, 2015 at 1:19pm

Relevant to U.S. politics as well as health:

As Republicans in congress warn us of the evils of government-run health care, most of them are covered by taxpayer-funded government-run health care. You literally pay for their health care while they tell you that paying for your neighbors health care through a public option or single-payer system is socialism. They are 100% correct, it is socialism. They're just not telling you that they like their socialist health care, they just don't think you should have it. They are afraid you might like it better than the private insurance you have now that funds their campaigns and gives them money to push what is best for them and not for you. Members of congress are free to opt out of their evil government health care, but most of them don't because deep down, they like socialism too.

(from "We the People: 75 Ways Socialism has Improved, Saved, and Shaped America". Bolding is mine.)

Comment by Randall Smith on August 20, 2015 at 7:41am

Good for you, Spud! And I had the strange urge to "pound flesh", so I beat on my punching bag. Such good therapy--and exercise!


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