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Re: Taking care of your most precious Asset : Your Physical Health
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2016, 01:48:15 PM »
Your genetics also have a large impact.  Back in 1967, Ethan Sims (medical researcher) performed an experiment at Vermont State Prison, recruiting a group of prisoners with minor offenses.  The deal was that they could eat as much as they want and, if they gained 25% in body weight, they get early release from prison

It was a good incentive, but what he found was that some subjects were consuming as much as 10,000 calories per day but still could not reach the weight gain target.  So if you ever wondered why some of your friends seem to be able to pig out daily and never put on weight, blame the parents.

While diet has an impact on your health, your genetics and the microbes in your guts (1) are factors that you have little control over.  You could eat healthy all your life and still drop dead at an early age.  But eating poorly will also likely make you drop dead even sooner.

Quoting my grandfather who lived to his 90's, you should eat delicious foods when your young (in moderation!), because when you're old, you can't eat anything.

(1) http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35193414

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Re: Taking care of your most precious Asset : Your Physical Health
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2016, 09:51:20 AM »
it is pretty simple guys. Genetics aside, no one can dispute that obesity correlates with coronary problems. Traditional American diet, where you eat high carb + high fat can lead to obesity for some people. It is just more difficult to get obese with this Vegan diet and that's why it works.

In the contrary,  you can also have a very low carb diet and enjoy all the animal protein and fat and still come up with EVEN better cholesterol numbers than that Vegan diet - because fat and protein from animals are FAR superior than from plants.

here is how I rank them
Balanced diet with neutral daily calorie intake > very low carb diet (this is not for most people) > this vegan diet > high fat/high carb American (junk food) diet

Vegan diet is not the best diet because it is more difficult if not impossible to get the essential nutrients that your body needs (i.e. healthy Omega 3 fats like DHA/EHA, essential amino acids, calcium, iron, Vitamin D...etc)

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Re: Taking care of your most precious Asset : Your Physical Health
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2016, 10:38:46 AM »
iVegan diet is not the best diet because it is more difficult if not impossible to get the essential nutrients that your body needs (i.e. healthy Omega 3 fats like DHA/EHA, essential amino acids, calcium, iron, Vitamin D...etc)

Absolutely true. Most people on a vegan diet also take a lot of supplements to account for these deficiencies in their diet.

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Re: Taking care of your greatest Asset: Your Physical Health
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2016, 04:02:45 PM »
Chart for a health weight range for men and women: small frame, median frame, large frame. For men, to determin your frame size, measure your wrist size. If the circumference of your wrist is less than 6 inches you are considered a small frame, 7 - 7.5 inches is considered a median, and 8 and larger is a large frame for men. As a male who is 5'8" with a medium frame, his healthy target weight should be between 145 - 157 lbs with a median weight target of 151 lbs.
 


What was really eye opening for me here is that the United States is the 3rd most overweight country in the world. 73.9% of Americans are overweight which seems to be measured by a BMI greater than a 25 whereas in Asia, only 24.2% of the population are overweight. The average weight of a North American Male is 194.7 lbs and 164.7 lbs for Female. 


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Re: Taking care of your greatest Asset: Your Physical Health
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2016, 06:39:18 PM »
Some very interesting photos and charts based on percentage of fat. The average weight of a north american male is 194.7lb and 164.7lb for a female. The average South Korean male weighs 151.2 lbs and the average South korean female weighs 124.6 lbs. That is a difference of 40 pounds.  151.2 lbs is the median healthy weight range for a male with a medium frame standing at  5'8".



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Re: Taking care of your greatest Asset: Your Physical Health
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2016, 08:58:52 PM »
What happened to your weight chart, Panda? I was going to say good work.

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Re: Taking care of your greatest Asset: Your Physical Health
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2016, 08:25:23 PM »
SoCal, Sorry I took down this chart as I thought it was inappropriate to post up my weight chart for everyone on Talk Irvine to see, but since you are asking , here it is.

I am 5'8" tall Asian male with a medium body frame so my healthy weight range is between 145 - 157 with the median number of 151 lbs, which happens to the average weight of a South Korean male.

I am embarrassed to say this, but most of my 20s and 30s, I was overweight weighing in the mid 180s. It was one of those things were you always make a new year's resolution where I would like weigh "x" by December 31st, 20xx and it would never happen year after year. 2016 was the year when I was intentional about making this change.

I set an ambitious goal for myself to reach 151 lbs by December 31st, 2016, but I will be very happy if I can stabilize at 155lb as I know that this is a healthy weight for me. I weighed 155 lbs during college years where I was more fit and I felt very good about myself.

The most important change I made in 2016 was starting to eat healthier, saying no to AYCE Korean BBQ and sticking to a regular work out schedule 6:30 in the morning Monday thru Friday. For those you guys in a similar situation as me, you can do this if you set your mind to it and put together a plan for your health.



What happened to your weight chart, Panda? I was going to say good work.
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Re: Taking care of your greatest Asset: Your Physical Health
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2016, 05:36:55 PM »
I'd like to live a long time...just came back from the motherland and from visiting my almost 105 years old grandfather.  He was looking pretty good although recently bed ridden since he caught an infection.  But still looking healthy.

Meanwhile, my parents and their siblings main conversation during dinner (the family hasn't gotten together as a group for awhile) was how many amongst their friends/old school mates were still alive.  They are all in their mid seventies and a surprising number of their friends were dead (died of a heart attack, couple of suicides from business failures, cancer). 

I just watched an episode of Adventure Time with one of my kids and there is a scene where one of the characters goes through aging and describes each decade with a sentence.  The description for the seventies was "see the people around you pass"...  So I guess that is the thing for the seventies.

Anyways, my older family members all look great for their age and the main thing they all do in common is eating many meals a day, decreasing sugar intake, exercise with weights, and don't eat until you are full (i.e. eat up to about 80% fullness which is a saying in our country). 
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Re: Taking care of your greatest Asset: Your Physical Health
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2016, 05:45:02 PM »
Also, here is a link to the world's supercentenarians (110 or older) with photos. 

http://www.grg.org/calment.html

Each year link has 10 or more records of people 110 or older (both alive and deceased) and their photos.  Really interesting to see some who are completey decrepit and others who are of good health and active at the same age.

How about this 112 year old lady, still active and traveling pictured on the attachment with her son who is 88.  Amazing and inspirational!



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Re: Taking care of your greatest Asset: Your Physical Health
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2016, 10:12:36 AM »
Nothing crazy but here's my May 2015 & current. Happy to help answer any questions.

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Re: Taking care of your greatest Asset: Your Physical Health
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2016, 02:49:22 PM »
Nothing crazy but here's my May 2015 & current. Happy to help answer any questions.

Great job, so how'd you do it in 1 year? Give us your 5 best bullet points.

I always tell my patients you should never count your life in numbers because in the end it's the quality of life that matters. If you have terminal cancer would you rather spend 6 months lucid, traveling, laughing with loved ones and preparing your exit with dignity OR spend 12 months in and out of the hospital, vomiting/sick with the toxicities of chemo just to live those extra 6 months in misery? I see some amazing 90-100 year old patients active, independent and enjoying life. And then I see the 60 year old that looks 110 and living miserably.
Some key ways to get to an advanced age with a good quality of life boils down to
- not smoking
- being physically active and within a normal weight range
- diet of mostly unprocessed foods
- overall positive outlook on life - I think we underestimate this sense of happiness and content and how positively that affects ones overall health and well being. My grandma was one of those people, lived a great quality of life into her 90s. Her secret was daily meditation. Nothing bothered her. She was truly content with life. She is my inspiration.

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Re: Taking care of your greatest Asset: Your Physical Health
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2016, 03:49:19 PM »
Some key ways to get to an advanced age with a good quality of life boils down to
- not smoking
- being physically active and within a normal weight range
- diet of mostly unprocessed foods
- overall positive outlook on life - I think we underestimate this sense of happiness and content and how positively that affects ones overall health and well being. My grandma was one of those people, lived a great quality of life into her 90s. Her secret was daily meditation. Nothing bothered her. She was truly content with life. She is my inspiration.

Good Advice.  Meditation?  I thought Asians don't meditate, particularly your grandmas generation. 

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Re: Taking care of your greatest Asset: Your Physical Health
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2016, 09:27:17 PM »
Some key ways to get to an advanced age with a good quality of life boils down to
- not smoking
- being physically active and within a normal weight range
- diet of mostly unprocessed foods
- overall positive outlook on life - I think we underestimate this sense of happiness and content and how positively that affects ones overall health and well being. My grandma was one of those people, lived a great quality of life into her 90s. Her secret was daily meditation. Nothing bothered her. She was truly content with life. She is my inspiration.

Good Advice.  Meditation?  I thought Asians don't meditate, particularly your grandmas generation.

We're Buddhist so it's a way of life. I just always brushed it off when I was growing up but realize now how re-energizing and vital it is to my overall well being

 

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