This Socks (aka the Serious Coronavirus thread)


#1

I just heard a medical expert on the radio claim that people over 35 should get 1 hour of exercise per day, people over 50 1 1/2 hours, people over 62 2 hours a day in order to build up their immune systems. Apparently Corona virus is hard on older people. Good luck with that :kissing_heart:


#2

People don’t get to be 62 years of age by exercising an hour and a half a day.

Maybe it depends on your idea of “exercise.” I’m thinking of aerobic exercise, but watching poarn and flogging the ol’ mule doesn’t count.


#3

Feel the burn.


#4

Actually the older we get we lose muscle mass. Weight or resistance training should be part of a regular exercise routine 2x week, and aerobic should be at least 30 min a day to MAINTAIN your current status.

To improve it, or lose weight, you need to do more. It helps to stave off chronic diseases, but also dementia and alzheirmers.


#5

typical day for me…


#6

That “Need to walk 10K steps” per day is not scientifically sound. It was invented by a Japanese company that used it as a marketing campaign to sell, guess what? Yeah, pedometers!

It’s only about 4400 steps, or about 2 miles. Very doable.


#7

My gym trainer tells me that walking is extremely good for you. Oak and Billdo have it. Now that I have the beetus, I get about a mile in after both lunch and dinner, and I am feeling generally much lighter on my feet as a result of overall strength (and 30 lbs less doesn’t suck either)

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#8

I didn’t realize that you’re diabetic. That sucks!


#9

Mentioned it in passing a couple of times here. Pretty much immediately got my numbers back to normal by cutting carbs to the bone, making the carbs I DO eat worth it. Doc says since my A1C is down not only to “diabetics’ target” but actually in “normal person” range, my long term effects are exactly the same as a non-beetus. I wear a CGM so I can get quick feedback on what I eat, and I am very sensitive to blood sugar spikes (which is what teh beetus is), but I seem to be managing it with flying colors.

My fear is that without a CGM telling me what’s up, I would get lazy and revert. So I am still in the new-habit-building mode.


#10

I don’t think I have dieabeetus but I was told I was borderline at one point and I’m sure I was… nowdays I’m in perfect health when I get my checkups which includes bloodwork/metabolic panel.


#11

Sonoma county is looking for 70 people they think were exposed. Looks like this shit is going to get out of hand fast.


#12

Thoughts and prayers, but for real my CBT Family & Frens…

I like to tell myself I am fairly safe because I am in small town, but my small town is also a tourist town, with lots of people from lot of places traveling through…but I think I am already doing most of the things they recommend to do anyway. So I chill.


#13

I work with the public, about a thousand people a day come in our store. I’m guessing I will probably get it if its as bad as it’s supposed to be.


#14

Stay as healthy as you can. That may help. Doctors orders!:slightly_smiling_face:


#15

There may be a vaccine in a few months Hang in there.


#16

If by “a few” you mean “at least 12-18 “ months.


#17

Keep the store and all surfaces as clean as you can, and don’t touch the filthy consumers.


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#20

Do you have hand sanitizer at least?