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How healthy and happy are you?

Super healthy = Could trial for the Raiders
3
6%
Moderately healthy = I've got a six pack or at least I am trying to
18
38%
Slightly healthy = I eat junk and healthy stuff but I do walk (sometimes)
11
23%
Unhealthy = The only six pack I've got is for drinking
14
29%
Extremely unhealthy = Just don't ask
2
4%
 
Total votes: 48

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by bonehead » February 6, 2019, 10:28 am

cheers mate good summary.
I'm 41, keratoconus diagnosed 15yrs ago left eye but also a weak optic nerve diagnosed.
I wear prescription glasses or contacts for my right eye which does 90% of my vision. I can pass all tests 2 eyes but fail on the left alone. lost my HR truck licence etc.
Changed optometrist recently she's really shocked I've been untreated.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » February 6, 2019, 1:06 pm

What stage are you at? Keratoconis for me too, about 30 years. My left eye was -12 & had got to the point where it was difficult to make a lens that could fit the point of my eye. Are you also at that stage?

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by bonehead » February 6, 2019, 2:59 pm

nothing helps me, they put the special hard contact lens in and it made no difference.
my old optometrist just ignored it, the new one is really keen wants me to go back this month for a longer consult.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » February 6, 2019, 4:52 pm

Wow that's disappointing. Sounds like your first guy should be retiring or finding alternative employment. Good luck with the new one.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by EJ » February 11, 2019, 4:26 pm

So, came 22nd in Sydney Spartan on the weekend. I missed my first spear in a few races too so lost about 90 seconds to burpees too. Field keeps getting weaker because I've been in much better shape than I am now.

In more exciting news, the Spartan Ultra World Championships is moving from Iceland to Sweden this year. Åre, Sweden to be specific. Anyone been? Anyone keen? It's 9-10 November.

I really want to make it however I've already half paid for holiday in Sri Lanka in October. So the issue of leave and of course money could get in the way.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by KingDynamite » February 12, 2019, 2:56 pm

EJ wrote:So, came 22nd in Sydney Spartan on the weekend. I missed my first spear in a few races too so lost about 90 seconds to burpees too. Field keeps getting weaker because I've been in much better shape than I am now.

In more exciting news, the Spartan Ultra World Championships is moving from Iceland to Sweden this year. Åre, Sweden to be specific. Anyone been? Anyone keen? It's 9-10 November.

I really want to make it however I've already half paid for holiday in Sri Lanka in October. So the issue of leave and of course money could get in the way.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by KingDynamite » February 12, 2019, 2:57 pm

Bit of a setback for me. Confirmed a small tear in my calf today that has been stopping me from running for about 2 weeks. Damage isn’t too bad, but probably another 4 weeks till it’s healed. Hoping to be back running sooner than that.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » February 12, 2019, 3:57 pm

No need to rush it, particularly with a calf. When it feels right give it an extra week.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » February 12, 2019, 4:55 pm

Absolutely.

Rushing fitness never helps. I’m struggling with a chest infection because I tried to rush back training from a cold.

I have a half Ironman next weekend as well...

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » February 19, 2019, 7:04 am

I did this ride in September 2017 across Korea. It's taken me this long to upload some video of the ride, but if anybody is interested I have now loaded a heap of short clips. I wanted to sync them all up for longer clips but I didn't have enough memory on my laptop to merge them - maybe I'm doing it wrong.

The clips for day 5 were probably the most picturesque. That particularly area was around a place called Andongdam which is nearby to a traditional Korean folk village which is on the world heritage list. This area had a lot of really interesting rock formations along the river. The whole route was about 700km of dedicated cycle ways (away from the road). All up they have maybe 1500-2000km of dedicated cycle ways across the country. I'd love to see something like this in Australia. It is a fantastic way to see a country and seems really good for regional economies/tourism.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » February 20, 2019, 5:18 am

There’s some amazing scenery in there mate!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by T_R » February 20, 2019, 1:53 pm

In Japan at the moment and was idly thinking of popping across to Korea for the weekend. This has just tipped me over.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » February 20, 2019, 3:55 pm

Take your bicycle. I can recommend the East coast route, only about 220km so perfect for a weekend ride. Just don't miss the last checkpoint and end up at the big barbwire fence like I did. Actually probably still a little cool (weather wise) isn't it?

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by T_R » February 20, 2019, 4:39 pm

gergreg wrote:Take your bicycle. I can recommend the East coast route, only about 220km so perfect for a weekend ride. Just don't miss the last checkpoint and end up at the big barbwire fence like I did. Actually probably still a little cool (weather wise) isn't it?

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Friggin' freezing.
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by The Rickman » February 20, 2019, 5:02 pm

gergreg wrote:
February 20, 2019, 3:55 pm
Take your bicycle. I can recommend the East coast route, only about 220km so perfect for a weekend ride. Just don't miss the last checkpoint and end up at the big barbwire fence like I did. Actually probably still a little cool (weather wise) isn't it?

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Don't listen to him, TR... just keep on riding, you'll be absolutely fine.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by T_R » February 20, 2019, 5:08 pm

They'd like me. I'm quite supportive of brutal oppression of the masses.
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by The Rickman » February 20, 2019, 5:09 pm

Honestly, I think Kim Jong-Un might think you're a little too over the top at times.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by greeneyed » February 20, 2019, 5:40 pm

I've been to Korea. I found the country side to be thoroughly bleak.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by dubby » February 20, 2019, 6:02 pm

greeneyed wrote:I've been to Korea. I found the country side to be thoroughly bleak.
Only when TR isn't there.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » February 20, 2019, 6:40 pm

greeneyed wrote:I've been to Korea. I found the country side to be thoroughly bleak.
In what way and where did you go?

IMO a guide is very important in a country like Korea, to get the most out of the place.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by greeneyed » February 20, 2019, 6:45 pm

Went to Seoul and some of the surrounding countryside and to Jeju Island. I wouldn't pay to go back.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by T_R » February 20, 2019, 6:50 pm

greeneyed wrote:Went to Seoul and some of the surrounding countryside and to Jeju Island. I wouldn't pay to go back.
You couldnt relate culturally. You need a program of study at a leading Korean language school, ideally one in a stunning Gangnam location.
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You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by -PJ- » February 20, 2019, 6:56 pm

I haven't been to Korea.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » February 20, 2019, 7:13 pm

greeneyed wrote:Went to Seoul and some of the surrounding countryside and to Jeju Island. I wouldn't pay to go back.
Both places require a guide to get the most of. Jeju has a better climate, great seafood and renowned for its oranges. Absolutely beautiful national park on the mountain. A dormant volcano walk which is stunning. Also has a dedicated bicycle route.
Seoul has everything, food, shopping, palaces, a copy of the Telstra tower which is a stunning walk in autumn with all the Japanese maples, a nice river cruise, interesting architecture. And who doesn't like Korean bbq?

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by dubby » February 20, 2019, 7:18 pm

Japan kinda intrigues me. I'll only go if I had a guide or went on a tour though.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » February 21, 2019, 6:57 am

dubby wrote:Japan kinda intrigues me. I'll only go if I had a guide or went on a tour though.

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Me too. I'm obsessed with bonsai so Japan is a dream destination for me, but an expensive one. If and when I go I'd spend a lot of money on tools and pots.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by T_R » February 21, 2019, 10:35 am

Hell of a lot cheapet to travel in Japan than Australia.

Source: Currently travelling in Japan
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You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » February 21, 2019, 11:48 am

T_R wrote:Hell of a lot cheapet to travel in Japan than Australia.

Source: Currently travelling in Japan
Absolutely. We stayed at various accommodation across Korea and it's astonishing how much accommodation alone costs in Australia. Why do we pay over 100 dollars per night (at the cheaper end of the scale) for a bed, and little else.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by bonehead » February 26, 2019, 5:47 pm

gergreg wrote:What stage are you at? Keratoconis for me too, about 30 years. My left eye was -12 & had got to the point where it was difficult to make a lens that could fit the point of my eye. Are you also at that stage?

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another new optometrist today, the last one made a mistake on my lens and I had to go back, was tight in the chest wearing my glasses really strange feeling.
Anyway she wants to look at some options, said I'm basically looking through a smashed windscreen, some bits are clear and others not so it's all about my angles.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » February 27, 2019, 12:26 pm


bonehead wrote:
gergreg wrote:What stage are you at? Keratoconis for me too, about 30 years. My left eye was -12 & had got to the point where it was difficult to make a lens that could fit the point of my eye. Are you also at that stage?

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another new optometrist today, the last one made a mistake on my lens and I had to go back, was tight in the chest wearing my glasses really strange feeling.
Anyway she wants to look at some options, said I'm basically looking through a smashed windscreen, some bits are clear and others not so it's all about my angles.

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I hope it goes well. My mum has had some serious health issues and a kind of side effect, as she described it, was randomly losing her vision - like a jigsaw puzzle scattered on the floor. She is getting treatment and thinks it may be linked to her thyroid/medication issues. The description of your vision issues sound a little similar?

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » March 2, 2019, 8:59 pm

How’s the eye healing up Greg?

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » March 3, 2019, 5:05 am

Coastalraider wrote:How’s the eye healing up Greg?
Getting better each day. It's nice to have time off work but I can't really do anything so I'm getting a bit of cabin fever and my sleeping patterns are all over the shop. I wake up at 3 or 4 every morning so it's going to be tough going back to work. The vision is better in the new eye than what was previously the stronger, right eye. So far so good.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » March 3, 2019, 5:16 am

Make waking up at 3-4 useful- I love those hours and get a lot done before anyone else wakes up!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » March 3, 2019, 5:49 am

I usually do about 30 minutes of tai chi but there really is little else I can do unfortunately. I specifically asked the doctor if I could do any exercise, including tai chi and he said no, no tai chi either but I can do the occasional walk around the block. Maybe he doesn't know what tai chi is because it really is the equivalent of a walk around the block.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » March 3, 2019, 12:22 pm

Excersize during recovery is often frowned upon because it can delay the physical healing time.

But it can seriously aid the mental process.

Check the vodeo below for an example of someon who obviously started training to early, but had to for reasons of sanity!


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