"How muscular you are as a teenager may predict how long you live, at least if you are a man"

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    Nov 27, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20406742
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    Nov 27, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    Try telling that to Zyzz icon_lol.gif
  • stratavos

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    Nov 27, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    o.o well I'm screwed.
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    Nov 27, 2012 6:02 AM GMT
    What I agreed with was this:

    "The benefits of being physically active at any age are well established with studies showing it can prevent children from developing diseases later on in life, as well as improving their concentration at school, their overall mental health and well-being."

    When I started college a few months ago I began going to the gym regularly (every day or 2). The main reasons for this is because back in HS I only had the school gym which was small and my HS was 45 minutes away so I only worked out 1 or 2 times a week.

    After regularly working out I found that I have more energy during the day and I am able to focus more on my studies. Overall, going to the gym or playing sports has helped me.
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    Nov 27, 2012 7:01 AM GMT
    This is just a common sense thing. Your body was meant to be used.

    If you are a fat, out-of-shape, kid, you're likely going to have a life filled with various health issues.

    If you are skinny, it's not quite as bad, but, you won't enjoy the benefits of resistance training.

    If you've been to Wally World lately you understand that we have a health care PANDEMIC on the horizon.

    Regular exercise (even if not resistance training), changes all sorts of hormones around that contribute to health, or the lack of it.

    I'm 52 years old. Tonight, I held my heart rate at 145 for 5 minutes, and 165 for 20 minutes. (Max heart rate for me is 168 BPM, so I was training in "flat out" mode. My goal is HIIT at 190 BPM, like I used to be able to get, but..realistically, with my age, I'm probably not going to hit 190 any more.)

    I have had LOW cholesterol all my life. I've had hypertension on and off over the years. Doctor says it's a genetic marker, but...the other day (side topic) ACA had an article about flaxseed. I got on it a while back. I'm sitting here right now with a BP of 110/72. Looks like something was missing from my diet. Doctor says I likely have a genetic marker.

    Adrenaline, cortisol, and a long list of hormones change the way we age. Exercise does lots of good things.

    Even after 38 years of lifting, and being very massive (5'5" and 200 to 230 at any given time) my heart is only 14mm in wall thickness (not bad for an athlete and very good for someone who packs as much muscle as me).

    Here's some free advice: stay away from stuff like Red Bull, Red Line, and some of the over the counter go fast "supplements". They are terrible for you in that they will run your blood pressure sky high, and cause cardiac problems.
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    Nov 27, 2012 7:01 AM GMT
    Glad I read the whole article... I was scared because I have always been skinny. I have gained a bit of weight and tried to up my fitness.
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    Nov 27, 2012 7:30 AM GMT
    ArtsyRunner saidTry telling that to Zyzz icon_lol.gif


    True that. I guess that's the difference between being fit/muscular versus being a jacked up steroid bunny.
  • JackDoyle

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    Nov 27, 2012 12:44 PM GMT
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    ah well the worlds gonna end next month anyway