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      11-08-2019 01:10 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by rickhamilton620 View Post
      This is crazy, hopefully he gets well soon.



      Count me in as another husky millennial (30 here). Definitely realizing that I gotta work on **** as I get older due to stuff like this and generally not liking the beer gut. Started learning how to skate a week or so ago, been attempting to stick with a healthy meal prep for a while now with mixed results. Going to try and get back into the gym, as clueless as I am there.

      I'm noticing the health issues too and I wonder if it's due to our lifestyle changes compared to older generations - more of us have desk jobs where we're sitting a lot and then when we get home we sit some more.

      My lower back muscles shouldn't get sore from standing for a bit like they do and I almost certainly can blame sitting for that. Been thinking about a standing desk deal for a while now and might pull the trigger on one, at least at home.
      How is that going for you so far? I thought it was a lost cause at our age bracket so if you can still pick it up, perhaps there's hope for me too. I really want to improve my core balance for once.

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      11-08-2019 01:34 PM #27
      I'm turning 35 today, and I lost about 100lbs 6 years ago, because I lost my dad to a heart attack at 74. 74 isn't 34, but still.

      So, if you guys are really looking for a place to start -

      Fitnessblender.com

      and go to workout videos.

      If you have lower back/hip/sciatica problems -

      Pso-rite.com

      You're welcome, fatties!
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      11-08-2019 02:11 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by DUBPL8 View Post
      How is that going for you so far? I thought it was a lost cause at our age bracket so if you can still pick it up, perhaps there's hope for me too. I really want to improve my core balance for once.
      Honestly it's going a lot better than I thought. I've only been out a handful of times so far but I've managed to be able to stand with both feet on the board for a distance on the right concrete so it's something! I try to stay out for a hour or so a session but the last time a muscle near my spine in my lower back began to bother me probably because I was standing up and pushing - I'm hoping it'll help improve both my core balance and my core strength especially in the lower back area. I'll definitely stretch next time to see if that helps.

      Depending on the weather I hope to get out there tonight and hopefully get comfortable with moving my feet slightly while the board is in motion so I can fit both feet on sideways. I've been skating at my workplace (school campus) because the pavement at the park near my house is super rough so it's hard to get speed and stability. There's patches where it's better at my job.

      A great reddit sub that has people of a wide variety of ages on it is r/newskaters - it's what convinced me to finally give skating a go - I've always wanted to do it since I was a kid but never had the chance.

      Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkEnergist View Post
      I'm turning 35 today, and I lost about 100lbs 6 years ago, because I lost my dad to a heart attack at 74. 74 isn't 34, but still.

      So, if you guys are really looking for a place to start -

      Fitnessblender.com

      and go to workout videos.

      If you have lower back/hip/sciatica problems -

      Pso-rite.com

      You're welcome, fatties!
      Thanks! I'll check those out for sure - the hardest part of the whole gym thing for me is figuring out what to do when I get there so I'm sure that'll help.

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      11-08-2019 02:51 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by rickhamilton620 View Post

      Thanks! I'll check those out for sure - the hardest part of the whole gym thing for me is figuring out what to do when I get there so I'm sure that'll help.

      I've never stepped foot in a gym. I bought a thick, oversized yoga mat, some free weights, and some cross training shoes that I use only in the apartment. I recommend starting at the bottom, just body weight stuff to get moving and activated. Then keep going. I went from barely being able to do jumping jacks for 60 seconds, to doing 90 min, 1200 calorie workouts.
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      11-08-2019 02:51 PM #30
      That's really scary. He's a super cool host and makes that content very enjoyable to watch.

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      11-08-2019 03:01 PM #31
      He’s a good dude and a long time vortexer as well. Hopefully he makes a quick recovery and is back at it soon.



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      11-08-2019 03:56 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by rickhamilton620 View Post
      I'm noticing the health issues too and I wonder if it's due to our lifestyle changes compared to older generations - more of us have desk jobs where we're sitting a lot and then when we get home we sit some more.

      My lower back muscles shouldn't get sore from standing for a bit like they do and I almost certainly can blame sitting for that. Been thinking about a standing desk deal for a while now and might pull the trigger on one, at least at home.
      My case. I have a desk job and been doing this for 4 years now. Haven't really gained much weight, but I definitely want to be fit... gotta turn it around at 30.

      I think I'll get a stand up desk too. Just been sleeping on it.
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      11-08-2019 03:57 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by DUBPL8 View Post
      Glorification of the "dad bod" may have something to do with it.
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    10. 11-09-2019 01:42 PM #34
      Wish him a speedy recovery, perhaps a change in name from 'Donut Media' might be appropriate at this point?

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      11-09-2019 02:24 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by chopWet View Post
      Wish him a speedy recovery, perhaps a change in name from 'Donut Media' might be appropriate at this point?

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      11-09-2019 05:33 PM #36
      Prayers for James.

      Seems like a very cool dude.

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      11-18-2019 08:48 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      I'm surprised he knew about the genetic issues since his dad left years ago to get a pack of cigarettes and never came home.

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      11-18-2019 04:26 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      Sheesh... As a fellow husky 35 year old this hits close to home. Glad he's recovering.
      Part of the problem with "political correctness". Everyone loves using Husky as an affectionate term for fat, but frankly, this is the reason being fat is such a risk. But fat is apparently a terrible word and Husky makes it so much easier to make no changes to diet/lifestyle. Yikes.
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      11-18-2019 04:45 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
      Part of the problem with "political correctness". Everyone loves using Husky as an affectionate term for fat, but frankly, this is the reason being fat is such a risk. But fat is apparently a terrible word and Husky makes it so much easier to make no changes to diet/lifestyle. Yikes.
      Just making people feel bad about their weight does nothing to solve obesity, in fact studies have shown that fat shaming can actually make things worse.

      https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/ne...r-health-risks

      As far as getting started with workouts/nutrition- I'm a big fan of scooby's workshop (no affiliation):

      https://scoobysworkshop.com/

      It's run by an older (late 50s) natural (no drugs) bodybuilder who provides a pretty comprehensive guide to getting in shape with exercises you can do at home with minimal equipment. He also has some great meal planning tools/calculator.

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      11-18-2019 05:02 PM #40
      I wish him a speedy recovery. His hosting style is not to everyone's taste but I think he's pretty funny most of the time. I have noticed how sweaty and chunky he's appeared lately. Hopefully this is the first step towards a healthier lifestyle for him.

      This thread needs more Pop up, up and down headlights!

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      11-18-2019 05:02 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
      Part of the problem with "political correctness". Everyone loves using Husky as an affectionate term for fat, but frankly, this is the reason being fat is such a risk. But fat is apparently a terrible word and Husky makes it so much easier to make no changes to diet/lifestyle. Yikes.
      Hey, i'm not like morbidly obese or anything. Probably in better shape than James. I could definitely stand to lose some lbs.
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      11-19-2019 02:48 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      Hey, i'm not like morbidly obese or anything. Probably in better shape than James. I could definitely stand to lose some lbs.
      This wasn't directed at you as much as the commonality of people saying "oh, I'm husky" and writing off how terrible being fat/overweight is for your joints, heart, arteries, etc.



      Quote Originally Posted by Nealric View Post
      Just making people feel bad about their weight does nothing to solve obesity, in fact studies have shown that fat shaming can actually make things worse.
      Right?! That's exactly what I'm talking about and you're doing it perfectly. "Hey now, let's not make people feel down on themselves for being fat and putting their health at risk".

      The greater desire to make people "feel good" pre-supposes the fact that being fat/overweight is really terrible. If being fat isn't good, let's stop acting like we accept it.
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      11-19-2019 02:56 PM #43
      Meanwhile, some people smoke, most drink, etc etc.

      Obviously being overweight isn't as healthy as being a normal weight. However when someone has a heart attack at 35, I'm not going to believe it was solely based on their weight or diet and it's likely that genetics is accounting for a big part of it. The vast majority of overweight people aren't having heart attacks at 35.

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      11-19-2019 03:12 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
      This wasn't directed at you as much as the commonality of people saying "oh, I'm husky" and writing off how terrible being fat/overweight is for your joints, heart, arteries, etc.





      Right?! That's exactly what I'm talking about and you're doing it perfectly. "Hey now, let's not make people feel down on themselves for being fat and putting their health at risk".

      The greater desire to make people "feel good" pre-supposes the fact that being fat/overweight is really terrible. If being fat isn't good, let's stop acting like we accept it.
      I think you are misreading me. I'm hardly one of those "fat acceptance" people, and I'm not saying we should make people "feel good" about being fat. But if your goal is to solve the problem, making them feel bad isn't how you do it. I don't judge people for being fat any more than I judge people for having leukemia- that doesn't mean it isn't a problem that should be addressed.

      But in this case (heart attack at 35), I think there were clearly factors beyond just being heavy. I know people 20 years older who have 100lbs on the guy who've never had a cardiac incident. Some health stuff is out of your control, but you might as well control the stuff you can to give yourself the best possible odds of a long healthy life.

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      11-19-2019 03:22 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by bnkrpt311 View Post
      He hops on here from time to time as well. Seems like one of the most down to earth and awesome dudes around. I hope he recovers quickly and comes out better than ever.
      @Charles Brash on here, long time vortexer and mk3'er.

      Love his channel, wish him a speedy recovery

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      11-19-2019 10:42 PM #46
      It’s rare that young. I’ve been following Kevin Smiths recovery and he made a complete life change.

      34 here. Slightly husk. Yikes.

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      11-19-2019 10:57 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Russells View Post
      Meanwhile, some people smoke, most drink, etc etc.

      Obviously being overweight isn't as healthy as being a normal weight. However when someone has a heart attack at 35, I'm not going to believe it was solely based on their weight or diet and it's likely that genetics is accounting for a big part of it. The vast majority of overweight people aren't having heart attacks at 35.
      Quote Originally Posted by Nealric View Post
      I think you are misreading me. I'm hardly one of those "fat acceptance" people, and I'm not saying we should make people "feel good" about being fat. But if your goal is to solve the problem, making them feel bad isn't how you do it. I don't judge people for being fat any more than I judge people for having leukemia- that doesn't mean it isn't a problem that should be addressed.

      But in this case (heart attack at 35), I think there were clearly factors beyond just being heavy. I know people 20 years older who have 100lbs on the guy who've never had a cardiac incident. Some health stuff is out of your control, but you might as well control the stuff you can to give yourself the best possible odds of a long healthy life.

      These are very true. I had a heart attack at 25 (a mild one by my own consideration, but I don't have any other reference point), while I was out for a jog no less. I was a healthy weight, with no other contributing factors. Cause? A congenital heart defect that doctors usually discover either in utero or infancy in most cases. I was just a "lucky" outlier in that it showed up when I was 25 years old and not 5 days old. I had it fixed, have had no issues since (knock on wood). At such a young age, I'd be surprised if his was caused by lifestyle alone...unless he was doing pounds of blow each weekend, of course.
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