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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!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 19, 2015 at 11:16am

I've finished all the hard work in my garden, so I took all the junk off my recumbent tricycle, pumped the tires up, and will start riding it again for exercise.  I didn't ride it today because there is still smoke here from the large fires in Idaho.  They've got them mostly contained, so it should be clear in a day or two.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 16, 2015 at 10:09am

What the heck are they?

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 15, 2015 at 7:05pm

These are chewable, and they do contain vitamins....

Sign: 'Whole Foods Market Chewable Multi-Vitamins' looks like it's referring to the boxes of fresh raspberries in front of it

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 12, 2015 at 7:41am

I didn't see that 60 minutes episode, but I've always thought extreme exercise will hurt the bod more than help, and cause problems when they become seniors.  I think that includes training for the Olympics.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 12, 2015 at 7:20am
Did you see the 60 Minutes episode about extreme training? (I forget the actual name.) These health nuts nearly kill themselves with their power exercises, competing for the fittest of them all. I'm into keeping in shape, but this is ridiculous. I think I'll stick with my usual methods.
Comment by Randall Smith on April 25, 2015 at 7:25am

Dr. Oz responded to his critics Apr. 23 on his show. I didn't watch it, however, because I can hardly stand the man. Or/and I should say, I can hardly UNDERstand the man. He speaks so fast.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 17, 2015 at 2:35pm

Columbia’s medical school urged to fire Dr. Oz

Ten physicians have jointly asked Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons to remove Methmet Oz, M.D. from the faculty because of his unethical conduct as host of "The Dr. Oz Show." The letter, sent to Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine, states:

Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine, as well as baseless and relentless opposition to the genetic engineering of food crops. Worst of all, he has manifested an egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain. Thus, Dr. Oz is guilty of either outrageous conflicts of interest or flawed judgments about what constitutes appropriate medical treatments, or both. Whatever the nature of his pathology, members of the public are being misled and endangered, which makes Dr. Oz's presence on the faculty of a prestigious medical institution unacceptable.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 4, 2015 at 7:40am

Spud, good idea to either bike or walk. 4 miles round trip isn't too bad. I walk up to 10 miles some days--not all at once, however. As the ad says, "just do it".

Comment by sk8eycat on February 3, 2015 at 11:48pm

Yep.  I read as many comments as my eyes could handle, and I saw that "song."  Somebody else suggested writing lyrics to "Ring Around a Rosy," too.  I snickered.

Yeah...."Typhoid Tillis."


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