Heard it last night, on the 11pm BBC World News, during my postprandial walk.
45-minutes of exercise, 3-times a week has shown to SLOW down the spread of grey hair.
THIS STRUCK A CHORD!
Why. Within the last month my 14-year old had commented that THE AMOUNT of grey hair I have has not changed much in 5-years. That it has been the same as long as she can remember. I told her that it must be my genes.
But, appears NOT to be the case. They now reckon that genetics only play a 30% role in grey hair.
Well, I exercise, WITHOUT FAIL, 150-minutes a DAY, 7 days a week. That is over 7x (7 times) the recommended level.
Could that be it?
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So, I had my dreaded annual physical this Tuesday, August 4, 2020 — with a new doctor (in that I finally ditched ‘Dartmouth Hitchcock (Concord)’. As always I got my blood work done before the physical.
This part of the physical, as he was looking through my results, went like this:
“Wow. HDL of 84. That is HIGH. I don’t think I have seen a count that high. Definitely higher than mine, and I thought mine was good.
I guess that is what walking 8-miles a day must do for your HDL. Keep it up.“
Well, I don’t take any of this TOO seriously. I know that life is extremely unpredictable & that these numbers, in the end, could mean diddly.
It is, however, interesting that my HDL was 54 two-years ago when I was not doing anything like the number of steps I do now. My highest prior to this, going back 7-years, was 62. So, I guess it must be related to all those miles I clock each day — these days. Yes, I average around 8-miles a day. SMILE.
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This was from Wednesday, June 19, 2019. It is very true that I do not go paddling everyday — though I have done so thrice this week. But, I do walk/run and use my stationary bike (for knee surgery therapy) 5 to 6 days a week.
So, on Wednesday it was 2 hours of exercise. Not bad for a 65-year old geezer who is not that fit and needs to lose weight.
Yes, this is per my Garmin MARQ Expedition.
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All other New Year’s resolutions
that you could probably
ever think of
are ALL subsets of Brain Meditation!
Because all resolutions require
cooperation from YOUR BRAIN.
You can’t opt to do more exercise, go on a diet, start a new venture, read a dictionary from cover-to-cover, have an orgasm a day, be more tolerant, drink more red wine or whatever, IF your brain does not support you in that goal.
The things that you think of as ‘Willpower’.
IF your New Year’s resolution involves ‘willpower’ IT WILL FAIL!
With ‘Brain Meditation’ YOUR BRAIN will help you achieve whatever it is that you seek.
‘Brain Meditation‘ is the KEY.
So, PLEASE, just make ONE, and only one,
New Year’s resolution for 2017.
“I am going to learn about Brain Meditation”.
Happy New Year.
Cutting back on carbs 3.5 years ago was THE BEST thing I ever did for myself — in all of my life.
Not only did I lose 28 – 30 pounds BUT I made dramatic improvements on the ‘blood sugar’ (i.e., glucose) and cholesterol fronts.
Yes, I cut back on carbs because I had hit the ‘pre-diabetic’ limit. I managed, just via diet and exercise, to bring down my glucose from 102 to 90. I am happy.
PLEASE do not believe this rubbish. Carbs will kill you — faster than what you deserve.
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Fasting For Two Consecutive Days Is Just Plain Wrong. It Is Immoral. Everything In Moderation. Fast Every Other Day. 3 Days A Week.
.by Anura Guruge
As such I have been much bothered ever since I heard about this inane fast for 2 consecutive days diet on CNN yesterday morning. I have talked to a few people about it since.
Fasting is good. Fasting works. I am all in favor of fasting. I just KNOW that fasting for 2 consecutive days is not the right way to do it.
The one thing from the Buddhism that I grew up with that I still adhere to is the ‘everything in moderation‘ advice (though I am willing to make an exception to that when it comes to sex). But, when it comes to dieting, and especially Fast Dieting you have to do it in moderation.
Fasting, indubitably, stresses your body. Yes, you learn to cope with it and that is why I insist that you have to torque up your ‘good’ hormone production, with exercise and orgasms, to counter this stress.
Fasting and ‘binging’ though the natural and obvious thing to do is also not right. Moderation. Yes, I did say ‘splurge’ on weekends. But, notice that that splurging was accompanied by 5-7 miles of jogging/running.
Please, by all means adopt a Fasting Diet — but please don’t fast for 2 consecutive days and please remember you have no choice but to ramp up those hormones.
All the best. Enjoy. Happy Easter.
‘Fast Diet’, Losing Weight By Fasting The RIGHT WAY. Not Consecutive Days. That Is Crazy. 3 Days/Week – Every Other Day.
.by Anura Guruge
I am THE DOYEN of ‘Fast Dieting’.
I practiced it, extremely gainfully, from 1982 till about 1995. That was from when I was ~ 29 years old to when I was 42.
I went from 203 pounds to 135 pounds, within 6 months, then came back up to ~165 and stayed as such way into the 1990s.
This morning I heard about a new ‘Fast Diet’ craze sweeping the globe and was appalled to hear what it advocated. That approach is stupid and wrong. The consecutive days of fasting that they advocate will give you ulcers and make you ill.
Trust me. I know more about ‘fast dieting’ than anybody else around because I did it.
But ‘fasting’ cannot be successfully achieved without an exercise regime around it. Notice how I carefully worded that. The exercise, though obviously good on its own, is required for the HORMONES and CHEMICALS! Exercise, as you must know, is known to release chemicals and hormones into the blood stream. Those help suppress your appetite. Get it. Lots of sex helps too.
Here was my fasting diet cum exercise regime a year after I started (given that it took me a while to fine tune this regime).
Monday: FAST. One green apple & ~4 oz of cheese. 15 minutes of sit-ups, press-ups & touch-toes. 5-7 miles of jogging/running.
Tuesday: very light breakfast, light lunch & big dinner. No exercise. No running. Day off.
Wednesday: FAST. One green apple & ~4 oz of cheese. 15 minutes of sit-ups, press-ups & touch-toes. 5-7 miles of jogging/running.
Thursday: very light breakfast, light lunch & big dinner. No exercise. No running. Day off.
Friday: FAST. One green apple & ~4 oz of cheese. 15 minutes of sit-ups, press-ups & touch-toes. 5-7 miles of jogging/running.
Saturday: Splurge. Big British breakfast. Decent lunch. Decent dinner. 15 minutes of sit-ups, press-ups & touch-toes. 5-7 miles of jogging/running.
Sunday: Splurge. Big British breakfast. Decent lunch. Decent dinner. 15 minutes of sit-ups, press-ups & touch-toes. 5-7 miles of jogging/running.
No beer. As much coffee and wine as you want. Plenty of sex, as much as you can. Average one(+) orgasm a day, more the better. The orgasms are very important. As with the exercise they release beneficial hormones and it is always aerobic. With this diet you need as much help from your own hormones as you can to block out ‘feed me’ signals.
Yes, I went on saw specialists. I, very atypically, because I was working for ITT, had private health care insurance, called BUPA. I could go to see private consultants. I was urged to go and see one. It was in 1983. Much happened in 1983 — the year that I turned 30. It was a fancy, very plush health clinic.
They wanted an EKG. I had never had one. I was taken to a room and told to strip down to my underwear — which in my case would have been Y-front briefs. A nurse walks in with the electrodes and gel. Tells me to lie down. She is very young. Quite nice. I lie down. She brushes her hand over my chest. She starts chatting. Then she continues to stroke my chest and stomach. I am lying there thinking this is not bad. She stops talking. She is just stroking away. Suddenly she stops. She turns beet red. She looks at me and runs out of the room. She is back a few minutes later, apologizing and apologizing. I wasn’t even sure what the problem was. I was cool. I am always happy to help, especially young nurses. This more than anything else was affirmation for me that this fasting diet/exercise regime was sure paying dividends.
Anyway she did the EKG. I was fine. I met with the doctor.
This is what he said: ‘Think about. Our ancestors did not eat everyday. They ate when they caught food. You are not doing any harm to your system. Don’t go crazy. If it is working, do it’.
More about this diet later. I had no problems. I was never tired. Worked like a crazy man. I worked full-time and then was doing writing and seminars on the side. Played even harder. Got myself into a lot of ‘mischief’ — which was fun, but expensive. But maybe it was worth it.
The fasting diet as I spelled out above, WORKS. I can vouch for it. But you have to have all the other trimming around it.
Enjoy. Let me know how you are getting on with it.