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Benesyed

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About 2 weeks of IF

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That is with cardio? Maybe I should add in cardio... Looking good!
 

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That is with cardio? Maybe I should add in cardio... Looking good!
Just riding my bike to work (10 minute one way, leisurely) and maybe one 2 mile run every other week
 

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I've had mild hypertension for over a decade. Up until 2017, this did not warrant intervention according to the official guidelines, which specified 140/90 as the threshold for treatment. This was then revised down (after considerable lobbying by the pharma industry) to 130/80 and I started hearing I should be on blood pressure lowering medication(s).

Being disinclined to this option, I went doctor shopping and finally found one who didn't just want to write prescriptions. He told me to go to the Red Cross and donate whole blood as often as their schedule allows, as the hypotensive effects of phlebotomy have been recognized since the early 1900s* and the effect persists for a considerable period after each blood letting.

Anyway, just two donations later, my blood pressure is indeed completely normal again (below 120/80) and hopefully I might even have earned a few karma points in the process. Texted my doc the results and asked the obvious question: "Why isn't this more standard?" Got the obvious answer: "No money in it."

:(

* https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01733828
 

imatlas

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That’s all kinds of awesome.
 

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I've had mild hypertension for over a decade. Up until 2017, this did not warrant intervention according to the official guidelines, which specified 140/90 as the threshold for treatment. This was then revised down (after considerable lobbying by the pharma industry) to 130/80 and I started hearing I should be on blood pressure lowering medication(s).

Being disinclined to this option, I went doctor shopping and finally found one who didn't just want to write prescriptions. He told me to go to the Red Cross and donate whole blood as often as their schedule allows, as the hypotensive effects of phlebotomy have been recognized since the early 1900s* and the effect persists for a considerable period after each blood letting.

Anyway, just two donations later, my blood pressure is indeed completely normal again (below 120/80) and hopefully I might even have earned a few karma points in the process. Texted my doc the results and asked the obvious question: "Why isn't this more standard?" Got the obvious answer: "No money in it."

:(

* https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01733828
While I am 100% for donating blood on a humanitarian level, and do so myself every 6 weeks or so, it is very fucking obvious why this isn't standard treatment.
 

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Hey, exercise or working out is really important for our body otherwise the body will dull. If you keep on working out regularly, you will be far away from health issues. There are a lot more benefits of working out. I am mentioning some of them:

1. You feel happy
2. Good for Muscle and Bones
3. Increase in Energy Level
4. Helps in Skin Health
5. Help your Brain and Memory
6. Relaxation and Good Sleep

These are just some.... there are a whole lot of more benefits.
So keep on working out and take care of yourself :)
 

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Progress pics

August 1:
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Today:
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Small changes going from 177 to 174. I think I'm going to try to keep eating aimming for .5lbs drop a week until next Friday then I'll just maintain for a while
 

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Bene - incredible progress, and basically perfect form. A touch stronger than Brad Pitt in Fight Club to make a random reference!

Sorry if posted before, but what is your workout/diet summary these days? TY!!
 

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Bene - incredible progress, and basically perfect form. A touch stronger than Brad Pitt in Fight Club to make a random reference!

Sorry if posted before, but what is your workout/diet summary these days? TY!!
Thanks!!

I lift 3x a week
Chest/shoulders, Legs/tri, back/bi. I change at least one exercise for each muscle group each time I go just to keep things fun.

I also always do one set of a bicep exercise in each lifting day. I just feel like my arms respond to high frequency mid to low volume.

For cardio I ride my bike to work very very leisurely.

Diet has been on point. I eat around 2000 cals a day which is what I need to do to cut .5lbs a week to get to 173 target. From there I'll just maintain (2200 cals). Intially I just ate whatever but now I try to eat lots of fruits and veggies and get 130g of protein.
 

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