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Old 04-27-2010, 02:15 PM   #1
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A reality check....

Im not the healthiest of eaters...... but saw this on yahoo.

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CHICAGO – Four common bad habits combined — smoking, drinking too much, inactivity and poor diet — can age you by 12 years, sobering new research suggests.
The findings are from a study that tracked nearly 5,000 British adults for 20 years, and they highlight yet another reason to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Overall, 314 people studied had all four unhealthy behaviors. Among them, 91 died during the study, or 29 percent. Among the 387 healthiest people with none of the four habits, only 32 died, or about 8 percent.
The risky behaviors were: smoking tobacco; downing more than three alcoholic drinks per day for men and more than two daily for women; getting less than two hours of physical activity per week; and eating fruits and vegetables fewer than three times daily.
These habits combined substantially increased the risk of death and made people who engaged in them seem 12 years older than people in the healthiest group, said lead researcher Elisabeth Kvaavik of the University of Oslo.
The study appears in Monday's Archives of Internal Medicine.
The healthiest group included never-smokers and those who had quit; teetotalers, women who had fewer than two drinks daily and men who had fewer than three; those who got at least two hours of physical activity weekly; and those who ate fruits and vegetables at least three times daily.
"You don't need to be extreme" to be in the healthy category, Kvaavik said. "These behaviors add up, so together it's quite good. It should be possible for most people to manage to do it."
For example, one carrot, one apple and a glass of orange juice would suffice for the fruit and vegetable cutoffs in the study, Kvaavik said, noting that the amounts are pretty modest and less strict than many guidelines.
The U.S. government generally recommends at least 4 cups of fruits or vegetables daily for adults, depending on age and activity level; and about 2 1/2 hours of exercise weekly.
Study participants were 4,886 British adults aged 18 and older, or 44 years old on average. They were randomly selected from participants in a separate nationwide British health survey. Study subjects were asked about various lifestyle habits only once, a potential limitation, but Kvaavik said those habits tend to be fairly stable in adulthood.
Death certificates were checked for the next 20 years. The most common causes of death included heart disease and cancer, both related to unhealthy lifestyles.
Kvaavik said her results are applicable to other westernized nations including the United States.
June Stevens, a University of North Carolina public health researcher, said the results are in line with previous studies that examined the combined effects of health-related habits on longevity.
The findings don't mean that everyone who maintains a healthy lifestyle will live longer than those who don't, but it will increase the odds, Stevens said.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_med_bad_habits_survival

i definitely do not get my daily fruits and vegetables.
but i don't smoke or drink.
but i do have poor eating habits. especially lately....working right next door to in n out and arby's isn't the healthiest lifestyle.

the bad thing is, is that i hate veggie's. i can eat a salad but i hate carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, celery etc.

i love fruit... i.e. apples, clementines, pineapple ( ), raspberries, and whats that fruit called where you eat the seeds? and its red? i LOVE those

i do get more than 2 1/2 hours of physical activity a week surfing almost everyday.

but yeah what are your guys' thoughts on this?

would you want to improve your daily lifestyle of bad habits?
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
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well i hit an all time high of 194 on my 5' 10" frame in jan. all my clothes were getting tight, i was out of breath all the time. i ate out 32, yes thats right, 32 times in the month of december. so i joined the ymca and changed my diet drastically in feb. ive done it all natural, no thermgenics or anything. just water, fruits, veggies and an hour and a half of working out 4-5 times a week including 30 minutes of cardio.

13 pounds later, my jeans are huge shirts are loose and i feel great. i still want to lose about 10 more pounds then im going to start on building up major muscle. getting back to my baseball/football bod from high school
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I'd like to quit dipping and loose about 25lbs...But it's hard for me on my Days/nights work schedule.

Just take a luch to work with you. It'll save you tons of $$$ and you'll be eating healthier.
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I'd like to quit dipping and loose about 25lbs...But it's hard for me on my Days/nights work schedule.

Just take a luch to work with you. It'll save you tons of $$$ and you'll be eating healthier.
and a dip
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:21 PM   #6
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well i hit an all time high of 194 on my 5' 10" frame in jan. all my clothes were getting tight, i was out of breath all the time. i ate out 32, yes thats right, 32 times in the month of december. so i joined the ymca and changed my diet drastically in feb. ive done it all natural, no thermgenics or anything. just water, fruits, veggies and an hour and a half of working out 4-5 times a week including 30 minutes of cardio.

13 pounds later, my jeans are huge shirts are loose and i feel great. i still want to lose about 10 more pounds then im going to start on building up major muscle. getting back to my baseball/football bod from high school
congrats dude! i have been drinking a ton of soda lately too. which is bad for me because my family has a horrible background of kidney stones

i really gotta stop eating all this junkfood
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But it's hard for me on my Days/nights work schedule.
i know how you feel, eating on night shift messes your body up so much. i try to eat as little as i can through the night but eat breakfast before bed and a good dinner before i leave for work when im on nights
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I'd like to quit dipping and loose about 25lbs...But it's hard for me on my Days/nights work schedule.

Just take a luch to work with you. It'll save you tons of $$$ and you'll be eating healthier.
yeah im gonna start making like a turkey sammich and stuff and take it to work. i dont eat out very much anymore....i realized how much it was costing me..... one meal is like an hour 1/2 of work time!
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congrats dude! i have been drinking a ton of soda lately too. which is bad for me because my family has a horrible background of kidney stones

i really gotta stop eating all this junkfood
just take a look at the sugars you are taking in with each can, bottle, or serving of soda. its literally like taking a cup of sugar and eating it each time you drink that stuff. just try drinking water and you will see you can lose a few pounds just by doing that!!
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Is this what you mean? Thier called pomegranates
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I quit smoking and drinking and cut way back on soda. Its been 6 months since last smoke. I need to excersise more and eat better thats for sure.
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:28 PM   #12
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just take a look at the sugars you are taking in with each can, bottle, or serving of soda. its literally like taking a cup of sugar and eating it each time you drink that stuff. just try drinking water and you will see you can lose a few pounds just by doing that!!
i know!! im not overweight (yet). as of now i'm in pretty good shape. 6'3" 169~ish....but i could definitely tone up a bit.
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Is this what you mean? Thier called pomegranates
yes!! :droooooooooooooooooooooooool: theyre like God's candy! and those are like perfect!
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I quit smoking and drinking and cut way back on soda. Its been 6 months since last smoke.
congrats dude!
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mmmmm, pomegranates
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Im not the healthiest of eaters...... but saw this on yahoo.



http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_med_bad_habits_survival

i definitely do not get my daily fruits and vegetables.
but i don't smoke or drink.
but i do have poor eating habits. especially lately....working right next door to in n out and arby's isn't the healthiest lifestyle.

the bad thing is, is that i hate veggie's. i can eat a salad but i hate carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, celery etc.

i love fruit... i.e. apples, clementines, pineapple ( ), raspberries, and whats that fruit called where you eat the seeds? and its red? i LOVE those

i do get more than 2 1/2 hours of physical activity a week surfing almost everyday.

but yeah what are your guys' thoughts on this?

would you want to improve your daily lifestyle of bad habits?
tis pomegranate you speak of.
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I smoke once in a while...drink almost every day. And I don't eat worth a damn LOL

BUT

I do go to the gym 4-5 times a week now. Lift weights and run 2 miles a day. Maybe that'll contradict the other vices! hahahaha
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Meh. You lose years off the end of your life. Those are the worst ones anyway.
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A large portion of America combines these problems, which is why we are rapidly becoming the fattest and sickest nation in the developed world.
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You could benefit from supplements to give you what you don't like the taste of. A daily vitamin, greens (capsule format), and essential oils (Omega 3 and Fish Oil) will go a long way to help your body. Supplements are especially important after the age of 30-35. You don't need to go crazy with supplements, consuming everything an ad tells you but the basic supplements are proven to improve life.
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congrats dude!
Thank you sir..

Not going to lie one of no the hardest thing I have ever had to do.
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I just wished I liked healthy food
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