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What are you doing to keep healthy, i.e sports or gym, nutrition or routine?

I just got back to the gym again for first time in many months, felt good. Also started bouldering once again, which I used to love so hoping to get back into it properly. Also tried to do Yoga for 30 days, currently on day 21, my god what a change I noticed and so quickly.

Also been taking on a whole host of other nutritional and functional medicine hippy stuff too, been getting into alternative and bro-science thinking quite a bit recently. Ben Greenfield is a go to guy for me. Hoping to get more inspiration from you guys.
 

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I spend a large part of my free time outside. Mainly with various types of cycling (MTB, Gravel and occasionally Street). I also like to go hiking or jogging. All this is not very special now, but still very effective and efficient.
Yoga is also on my to do list this winter.
 

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I now have a different problem than the one I used to have a few years ago.

Before, I had no idea what I should do to get my body and health better. I tried so many stuff, some of which actually worked, but it was all for nothing because I couldn't keep doing it long term - a part of it because I was just exercising, not training; the other part was because it becoming boring was inevitable; lastly, injuries.

And now I do. I managed to get myself in shape after a couple of months of strength training (Starting Strength Beginner template), actually looked pretty good, felt strong and motivated to continue the program for as long as I could've. And then my gym closed at the beginning of March, and then the fucking 'rona hit. I don't think that until we get a vaccine (late next year), we can count on basically anything, so gyms are gonna be closed and reopened a lot. So I don't think I can actually train.

Until then, I really tried exercising at home. A few days ago, went out on our local stadium to run and flip tractor tires. Now compared to exercising at home, this was really, really enjoyable. Pushups etc just don't do it for me anymore.
 
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I like to hike on weekends, jog for 30 minutes a couple times a week, plus i'm physically active at work, i also do a bit of a work out routine at home. I practice alil bit of meditation and yoga. I follow the Mediterranean diet plus im Vegan.
 

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I like to hike on weekends, jog for 30 minutes a couple times a week, plus i'm physically active at work, i also do a bit of a work out routine at home. I practice alil bit of meditation and yoga. I follow the Mediterranean diet plus im Vegan.
Sounds like you'll live to a 100. :D Good job.
 
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I drink beer. Says a lot about my fitness doesnt it? 😅 I think 'being fit' and 'stay healthy' is overrated anyway. Just enjoy yourself. I've seen enough super fit and healthy people die from young age. That says a lot doesnt it? 'unhealthy' people can live long lives when sporty persons die at age 30 or less/more. Think about that. The doctors aren't always right when it comes to these things.
 

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I've actually been through quite a change in regards to exercise and health. Two years ago I decided to change my way of living, but I honestly didn't want to change what to eat or drink; So, I downloaded a fitness app. It was a Nike App if I remember correctly and I made a deal with myself; Find a plan and stick to it for a month and see what happens.

That month was agonizing - I've never exercised a lot prior to that and it was never something I intented to do, but I weighted just north of 100 kg. and I just wasn't happy. After that month I definitely felt different, but there wasn't any visual changes (not yet). By the end of the month, the fitness app told me to go for a 30 minute run (something I've never been able to do before), but the massive amounts of squats and different lower body workouts made wonders! I almost ran 6K on those 30 minutes and it felt absolutely amazing. So, I decided to keep on going!

Today I'm running 1K in 4:30 minutes, always more than 10K each time, 3 times each week. I cycle, I do various upper body workouts, but I still eat and drink whatever I want. Now I've lost almost 30 kg. and I've honestly never been happier. So, believe me; Exercise is amazing and I can't recommend it enough, it actually changed my life for the better.
 
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I drink beer. Says a lot about my fitness doesnt it? 😅 I think 'being fit' and 'stay healthy' is overrated anyway. Just enjoy yourself. I've seen enough super fit and healthy people die from young age. That says a lot doesnt it? 'unhealthy' people can live long lives when sporty persons die at age 30 or less/more. Think about that. The doctors aren't always right when it comes to these things.
While you're free to do whatever you want and whatever you think makes you happy, that whole "oh I know a fit guy who died young" or "I know an 80-year old who smoked cigarettes since he was 7" etc. argument doesn't really work. You only believe it because you want to. In fact, research suggests the opposite - smoking is bad and not moving around, and eating and drinking whatever you please, and in excess, will lead to health issues down the line. You can't derive conclusions from a small amount of examples - of course there are exceptions. Would you be willing to bet your life on you being one? (A bit too dramatic, I know, but it adds to the point. :D)

Also, is happiness comfort? Don't get me wrong, I love my beer with a burger and a football game, but that just makes me happy each Saturday.

On a personal level, regular exercise and training, coupled with a relatively healthy diet have oftentimes helped me get through some tough times. Exercise/training isn't just about looking good. It's really a side-effect. I just wish I was better and more consistent.

If you want to challenge your ideas on health regarding nutrition and exercise, feel free to check these out:

 

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While you're free to do whatever you want and whatever you think makes you happy, that whole "oh I know a fit guy who died young" or "I know an 80-year old who smoked cigarettes since he was 7" etc. argument doesn't really work. You only believe it because you want to. In fact, research suggests the opposite - smoking is bad and not moving around, and eating and drinking whatever you please, and in excess, will lead to health issues down the line. You can't derive conclusions from a small amount of examples - of course there are exceptions. Would you be willing to bet your life on you being one? (A bit too dramatic, I know, but it adds to the point. :D)

Also, is happiness comfort? Don't get me wrong, I love my beer with a burger and a football game, but that just makes me happy each Saturday.

On a personal level, regular exercise and training, coupled with a relatively healthy diet have oftentimes helped me get through some tough times. Exercise/training isn't just about looking good. It's really a side-effect. I just wish I was better and more consistent.

If you want to challenge your ideas on health regarding nutrition and exercise, feel free to check these out:

Hehe i get what you are saying. I'ts just my opinion. I just feel that 'healt' is very subjective. . It is of course important to be 'healthy' as in not over eating and being active everyday. With active i mean go to work and 'use your body' and drink a lot of water. water is good for you. But it is also important to enjoy life and what life has to offer, to an extent of course, but that differs from person to person. And when it comes to athletes dying young, that is true though. They overdue it to the ectend of. tragic but yes, death. Have you seen the ski olympics? When they finally gets to the goal, they are so tired they cant even stand up or talk. It is NOT healthy. It straines their heart. Sure such sport is just an example but still. Im scared for each contestant everytime i watch such event. ' God their heart' i think. Think about it. It is a contest. Whoever is the fastest wins. Wins what? The fastest heart beat? An evercoming heart failure? Sure it wont happen with everyone but it is something to consider.
 

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Hehe i get what you are saying. I'ts just my opinion. I just feel that 'healt' is very subjective. . It is of course important to be 'healthy' as in not over eating and being active everyday. With active i mean go to work and 'use your body' and drink a lot of water. water is good for you. But it is also important to enjoy life and what life has to offer, to an extent of course, but that differs from person to person. And when it comes to athletes dying young, that is true though. They overdue it to the ectend of. tragic but yes, death. Have you seen the ski olympics? When they finally gets to the goal, they are so tired they cant even stand up or talk. It is NOT healthy. It straines their heart. Sure such sport is just an example but still. Im scared for each contestant everytime i watch such event. ' God their heart' i think. Think about it. It is a contest. Whoever is the fastest wins. Wins what? The fastest heart beat? An evercoming heart failure? Sure it wont happen with everyone but it is something to consider.
Get it now, the post just triggered me to respond. :D

Yeah, pro athletes aren't healthy, only fit, and in the ways the disciplines in which they compete require them to be.
 
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Hehe i get what you are saying. I'ts just my opinion. I just feel that 'healt' is very subjective. . It is of course important to be 'healthy' as in not over eating and being active everyday. With active i mean go to work and 'use your body' and drink a lot of water. water is good for you. But it is also important to enjoy life and what life has to offer, to an extent of course, but that differs from person to person. And when it comes to athletes dying young, that is true though. They overdue it to the ectend of. tragic but yes, death. Have you seen the ski olympics? When they finally gets to the goal, they are so tired they cant even stand up or talk. It is NOT healthy. It straines their heart. Sure such sport is just an example but still. Im scared for each contestant everytime i watch such event. ' God their heart' i think. Think about it. It is a contest. Whoever is the fastest wins. Wins what? The fastest heart beat? An evercoming heart failure? Sure it wont happen with everyone but it is something to consider.
I mean, you're not wrong - some crossfit athletes push themselves to the point that they get rhabdo and are at serious risk of kidney failure. That being said, a lot of those cases are outliers. Zyzz was the pinnacle of bodybuilding "aesthetics" in 2010, but he died because he had pre-existing health conditions and took a bunch of drugs.

I would say going to the gym 3x a week and doing a full-body routine can do wonders for your physical health, especially the older you get. Now, if you want to amp up the frequency to 6x/week and become a competitive builder or powerlifter, that's up to you. Both of those carry their own risks. The key is in not being sedentary (which is very unhealthy). Your physical health and wellness could come from lifting at the gym, rock climbing or other sporty activities. Also, the healthier you are the more you can enjoy what life has to offer (ex. in vacation if you're walking/hiking somewhere you won't get as tired).
 
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I mean, you're not wrong - some crossfit athletes push themselves to the point that they get rhabdo and are at serious risk of kidney failure. That being said, a lot of those cases are outliers. Zyzz was the pinnacle of bodybuilding "aesthetics" in 2010, but he died because he had pre-existing health conditions and took a bunch of drugs.

I would say going to the gym 3x a week and doing a full-body routine can do wonders for your physical health, especially the older you get. Now, if you want to amp up the frequency to 6x/week and become a competitive builder or powerlifter, that's up to you. Both of those carry their own risks. The key is in not being sedentary (which is very unhealthy). Your physical health and wellness could come from lifting at the gym, rock climbing or other sporty activities. Also, the healthier you are the more you can enjoy what life has to offer (ex. in vacation if you're walking/hiking somewhere you won't get as tired).
yeah thays it. they should be more careful. But sports is sports obviously 😂
Get it now, the post just triggered me to respond. :D

Yeah, pro athletes aren't healthy, only fit, and in the ways the disciplines in which they compete require them to be.
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its sad. remember quite a few years back a pro norwegian swimmer died. some 'doctors' said he was healthy but evidence showed he had a heart failure. Was it there all along or did it come with all the hard training? i dont know sadly. Sport is a business it seems. :(
 
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I mean, you're not wrong - some crossfit athletes push themselves to the point that they get rhabdo and are at serious risk of kidney failure. That being said, a lot of those cases are outliers. Zyzz was the pinnacle of bodybuilding "aesthetics" in 2010, but he died because he had pre-existing health conditions and took a bunch of drugs.

I would say going to the gym 3x a week and doing a full-body routine can do wonders for your physical health, especially the older you get. Now, if you want to amp up the frequency to 6x/week and become a competitive builder or powerlifter, that's up to you. Both of those carry their own risks. The key is in not being sedentary (which is very unhealthy). Your physical health and wellness could come from lifting at the gym, rock climbing or other sporty activities. Also, the healthier you are the more you can enjoy what life has to offer (ex. in vacation if you're walking/hiking somewhere you won't get as tired).
Something worng with the quoting system it seems. I replied to you but it didnt show up.
 
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Rhino horn soup. .....jokes aside, - keeping active with activities I enjoy and which keep me entertained, lots of running, cycling, hiking etc. + paddling/Kayaking when possible. The best excercise is when it is not becoming a chore - mixing it up and keeping it fresh works for me. Eating well, lots of fruit and vegetables to offset the beer/pizza.

.....eventually I hope that raving to trance can be added back onto the list which nourishes body and soul ....when handled with care!
 

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I don't like fitness culture at all - bodybuilding/supplements/diet fanatics/narcissism.
Yeah, it can (and does) get annoying, especially if you're inclined toward cynicism, like I am. :D But what can you do, maybe they enjoy being that extreme with it, like you might enjoy playing tennis or hiking casually. They probably see the rest of us as weak and sedentary.
 

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I take daily walks with the family. Great way to unwind, spend some quality time in nature and stop things from getting sore.
The North Sea is my main wellenss/fitness, I Swim, Paddle, Surf, Windsurf and ocassionaly Bodyboard (you need a high pounding shorebreak for that to be fun and its a not very often occurance) And once a week i'm in the swimming pool, if work allows it.
as soon as my kid is grown enough i'm going to pick up running again, only this time with the baby stroller. And I would like to pick up muay thai again, but I don't think thats going to happen anytime soon. and I do miss the occasional Sauna i used to visit. but you can't have everything all at once :)