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Winkandanod
PBO 332, WMR 206 Deal with it.
05:05 PM on 03/20/2012
Thanks for nothing :-(
05:01 PM on 03/20/2012
Pisshhh, they forgot the most important behavior: Being awesome!
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Dave Harrison
Fighting for the little guy!
05:00 PM on 03/20/2012
BMI = 21.9 am I ok?
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Tom Coffing
Herp de Derp.
04:49 PM on 03/20/2012
WOAH! You're telling me that the SECRET to living healthy is to eat well, exercise, not smoking, and not being fat?!?!?!?

THIS IS MAJOR NEWS.

I guess this means I need to stop smoking deep-fried cigarettes while not leaving my chair for a week.
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Uhgg
Just another Neanderthal
05:40 PM on 03/20/2012
Wats about the deep Fried Ice Cream
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runswithscissors
Hobson's Choice ≠ Free Will
07:30 PM on 03/20/2012
Seriously, next thing you know they're going to "discover" that having unprotected sex with multiple heroin-addicted street prostitutes could increase the chances you contract an STD.
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frank day
Obama cares about all of U.S.
04:15 PM on 03/20/2012
Don't think that exercise makes up for other bad habits.

It won't.
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SubgeniusMustHaveSlack
Snowboarder, vegetarian, organic gardener.
07:49 PM on 03/20/2012
Diet is the most important.

You are what you eat.
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08:14 PM on 03/20/2012
Exercise helps with fatty build up in the arteries.
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frank day
Obama cares about all of U.S.
08:26 PM on 03/20/2012
Until it doesn't
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Nirzwan Bandolin
03:21 PM on 03/20/2012
So this was very obvious. However, they forgot one thing: no fat chicks.
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Ranveig Elvebakk
Innovator, author and lecturer on weight and nutri
03:15 PM on 03/20/2012
This is a summary of the old story: Eat to keep your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol normal and don't smoke, the rest will follow. Keeping you blood pressure normal is indeed the result of a behavior, because it depends on these same habits plus limiting your salt intake (and stress, blood pressure being a mixed inflammatory disorder).
Also genes are not a good excuse (destiny). We know this because we have discovered epigenetics, telling us that genes are activated by the environment. Less than 5% of diseases are inevitable single-gene disorders. All this, like it or not, puts the responsibility for our fate squarely on ourselves here and now -
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HekmagaJuximaxx
Shish Kebab, anyone?
02:43 PM on 03/20/2012
Ah, I see they're using the white-black-red NAZI color combination again.
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lensamy
Humpty Dumpty was pushed.
02:41 PM on 03/20/2012
This is more like a life style. Im young and regarless im being proactive given that almost everyone in my family has diabetes and blood pressure issues. I know is probably on my DNA but im doing my best not to get it or at least postpone it, small changes they all make a dent.
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mstiblue
03:12 PM on 03/20/2012
Read..... if you drink coffee add a little cinnamon to it..... cinnamon toast....
http://diabetes.webmd.com/cinnamon-and-benefits-for-diabetes
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lensamy
Humpty Dumpty was pushed.
08:50 AM on 03/21/2012
Thanks for the link :D
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Murphdogg
This micro-bio is literally a nano-bio on steroids
02:34 PM on 03/20/2012
I'm sure this is all good if oft-rehashed advice. I would like to point out that 4 of the 7 behaviors aren't behaviors but rather metrics of other behaviors. Example: "Maintaining Normal Blood Pressure Levels". It isn't a behavior because I can't "do it" or directly affect it. Contrast this with "Not Smoking", which I can certainly avoid as a behavior. Perhaps a behavior to "live longer as a writer" would be to study how language actually works.
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Chris Berry
02:04 PM on 03/20/2012
The animal rightist's guide to a healthy heart: (1) go vegan, (2) adopt a dog and take him/her for walks every day, and (3) don't smoke, I guess, even though that doesn't have anything to do with animals.
02:38 PM on 03/20/2012
How about: if you don't smoke, you protect the air your dog breathes... :)
02:57 PM on 03/20/2012
Don't let your dog(s) smoke either!
04:19 PM on 03/20/2012
My dog doesn't inhale
02:03 PM on 03/20/2012
why wasnt this article titled "duh!"
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02:59 PM on 03/20/2012
~giggle
04:21 PM on 03/20/2012
Because it's for people who won't read it.
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Haveissues
You well heeled big wheel, ha ha, charade you are
01:56 PM on 03/20/2012
It may seem obvious to a lot of people, but I think a big one is that a lot of people that exercise a lot, or have a fast metabolism think they can eat anything they want. One of the older guys on a local cycling team had a heart attack and died after a strenuous ride a couple of years ago. over 60, in incredible shape, but they found afterwards he had a blockage. We all pledged a stress test and bloodwork after that. Several of us changed our diet habits after that.
01:46 AM on 03/21/2012
Jim Fixx, the avid jogger, keeled over dead of a heart attack in his 40s. He had bad genes. The thing to do is to do the best you can!
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clarlynn
when government fears the people, there is liberty
01:47 PM on 03/20/2012
I question the BMI. I'm 6'-2" and it says I need to weigh less than 195 to be 'normal'. The average height and weight of an NFL linebacker is 6'-2' and 247. Now granted, there is not much 'normal' about an NFL linebacker or any professional football player for that matter, but I hardly think of most of them as out of shape. (excluding linemen of course - some of those guys I often wonder how they can run at all) Anyways, the point is a man 6'-2' and 190 pounds seems like a skinny, rail to me.
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darquelourd
You Get What You Play For
02:36 PM on 03/20/2012
Its muscle (the NFL players) which quickly turns to fat if you don't keep the metabolism in overdrive.

I actually gained weight after I started working out though my waistline grew slimmer (because of my increased muscle mass), however, if I ever stop exercising I'm going to have to cut WAY back on the calorie intake.
02:39 PM on 03/20/2012
I'm in the same boat... though I'm active (walk 5+ miles daily [500 ft vert] and lift often), I have a BMI of 28.8. I believe I could stand to lose 15 lbs (and am working on it), but that would only get me to 26.6. To be considered healthy by the BMI standard (< 25.0), I would have to lose another 11 lbs. To be in the middle of the healthy range (BMI ~ 22), I would have to drop 46 lbs. I don't think I would be very healthy at that weight.
04:23 PM on 03/20/2012
Cut back on your lifting and you will lose some weight.
01:46 PM on 03/20/2012
Don't be fat... check