originally posted by: pryingopen3rdeye
a reply to: pl3bscheese
good luck in the later years,
you take care of your health now for survival sure, but also so old age is less painful, i think you mighta forgot that part, unpleasant to think how
itll be for you
Don't need luck when I have good habits! Can you please elaborate on why you believe I will have troubles? I tried to explain this with the computer
virus definitions analogy, did you read that part? Let me try it another way.
I think of health involving a toxic/pathogenic load over time in comparison to one's recuperative capacities over time. We all harbor pathogens, and a
certain degree of toxicity that is dynamically being dealt with by bodily systems. These systems can be strengthened by environmental and
On the latter, you can build up through a variety of means. With the immune system, you require exposure. This is how all living systems operate.
There must be stressors for growth. Too little and you will be stunted, and improperly fit for the terrain. Too much will break you. Optimal growth
leads to newer highs in capacities. Think muscle building.
So I have since birth used the terrain to build up recuperative capacity while still with plenty of reserves. What best time to be doing so! As I've
aged, my habits have been modified a little over time to keep the overall stressors in the form of toxic/pathogenic load and psychological issues
within reasonable management. My ability to remain in good health has as much to do with bodily/self-awareness as it does to the immediate terrain I
choose to live within. I view my choices and stressors in trends of various duration, take note of my bodies reactions/energy-levels, and continuously
tweak in order to stay on top of things.
My diet includes not only a full spectrum of nutrition, but also works to keep the recuperative capacities high. I swear that turmeric is a godsend!
My stools are nearly black on the days I work it into some meals.
Speaking of muscle, I've built up at least 25lbs of it in the last few years. Started out a shrimp 6ft 153lbs in 2012 at 13%BF. I'm currently at
188lbs 18%BF. Cutting 10lbs of fat over the season, then cycling back to a bulk for a bit. My goal is 165lbs lean body mass and under 25lbs of fat on
my body before age 35, so I have 2 years minus a day to reach it. Slow and steady! I cycle 2-3 hour treks, sprint 50-200m stints, run 1-2miles, row
800-5k meters, swim freestyle laps, and strength train twice a week.
On the psychological side, I've learned to perspective shift internally out of unwinnable external situations. Some may be surprised to see how much
capacities to be used elsewhere this really frees up. I take time for self-evaluation daily, but in a sense am always in this mode to a degree. I know
how to control my breathing, take a micro-vacation into my mind, and keep the stress level down regardless of circumstances.
All of this works in concert to help ensure a life of long health span. I look to the parents who coddle their childs in a vein attempt at a sterile
environment, without much outside play, OCD clean freaks, and take note of the increased risk of serious child illness, allergies, and autoimmune
disorders that result. I look to similar stories to my own, whereby people are allowed to grow properly, and create robust immune systems that don't
fail them when a real nasty starts poking around town. Common sense and a hell of a lot of research leads me to believe my choices are wise, however
So please do elaborate. In which ways am I setting myself up for poor health later down the road? I'm curious.
edit on 15-10-2015 by
pl3bscheese because: (no reason given)