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    Wealth without health is useless.

    In this thread I want everyone to share their health tips and routines.

    I'm a generally healthy guy. I get regular checkups. The only thing my doctor wanted me to work on recently is my cholesterol which was slightly above acceptable levels. He recommended an amended diet and more exercise.

    I came up with a plan to lower my cholesterol as such:

    This is what my diet typically consisted of before I began:

    Processed meats(lunch meat, breakfast sausage, hot dogs)
    Fried foods
    Fast food
    Frozen foods
    Cakes, cookies, ice cream
    General junk foods




    Over the course of a few months, I slowly fazed out the unhealthy elements of my diet. It would have been kind of hard to go completely healthy overnight so I took it easy at first.

    My doctor gave me a list of cholesterol-lowering foods to start eating plus I googled even more ideas.

    This is what my diet and grocery list looked like after I started making changes:



    Brown rice
    Guacamole(avocado is great for your heart)
    Salmon
    Almonds(I like Blue Diamond Habanero BBQ almonds)
    Fiber one bars
    KIND bars(I prefer the 5 grain and dark chocolate version)
    Whole grain pasta
    Broccoli
    Beans(red and black)
    Fiber-rich cereals like Cheerios and Life
    Low-fat milk(whole milk is surprisingly high in cholesterol.)
    Pomegranate juice
    Olive oil
    Ground turkey


    Here's a list of the typical meals I started eating.

    Chicken alfredo(made with whole-grain pasta), with broccoli
    Baked salmon, brown rice, salad
    Sirloin steak and roasted potatoes
    Tacos made with ground turkey & guacamole guacamole
    Baked chicken breasts(topped with BBQ sauce, cholesterol-free)


    I didn't have much of an exercise regimen before but I did come up with a basic daily routine:

    I run/walk at least 1 mile per day and try to do 50-100 jumping jacks and/or pushups


    That's my quick rundown of health tips and routine. Feel free to post yours.

    2020 update

    Around March of 2020 I found out I had high blood pressure which was most likely due to a combination of the following factors:
    • Occupational stress - I am a professional stock trader and investor and also own the largest finance forum in the world.
    • Coronavirus was just starting to take off and threw the whole world into a panic.
    • Sedentary lifestyle - One of the least known causes of high blood pressure is the lack of physical activity. When you work from home it's not easy to get a ton of movement in.
    Treatment

    High blood pressure can be fatal if it persists and goes untreated. If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to kidney failure, heart failure, and strokes. My doctor immediately prescribed medication for me to lower my blood pressure levels. The medicine did what it was supposed to do but maybe a little too well. I was prescribed a 50mg daily dose of Losartan which is basically potassium in pill form. Potassium eases the blood vessels and allows blood to flow with hardly any restrictions. In other words, it lowers your blood pressure. After taking the daily dosage for a month or two I started to notice some adverse effects. I would feel shortness of breath and increased heart rate after taking the pill. Those symptoms are usually present before taking a BP pill. Something was wrong so I started doing all kinds of tests at home. I would try taking the pill at different times of the day and I would note what my levels were before and after taking the pill. After a few weeks, I figured out what the problem was. I was taking the pill on days when I already had low blood pressure. For example, I would take my reading in the morning and they would be 90 over 65. An optimal reading is 120 over 80. Taking a pill to lower your blood pressure when your levels are already low is a recipe for disaster. I consulted my doctor and after some convincing, he gave me the go-ahead to start taking half a pill. This worked out much better and I even worked out a system where I would only take the pill on days when I noticed my levels rising. I don't have typical sodium related high blood pressure. Mine is mainly stress related so I can't take the pill as others do.


    I am not a fan of pills because they are essentially poison but I followed my doctor's orders for a short time just because of how high my levels were. In the meantime, however, I looked for natural remedies and other things I could do to lower my blood pressure. Here are some of the things I came up with.



    Salt-free diet - Even though my high blood pressure wasn't from excess salt I figured I would overcompensate in other areas like my sodium intake and to my surprise it worked amazingly well. I would eat meals like baked salmon and roasted potatoes with NO salt on anything. The only seasoning I would use is Mrs. Dash. Their whole line of products is salt-free. Here are some Mrs. Dash products on Amazon you can buy:

    Ashwagandha - This is a natural herb that can be taken in pill form. Its main benefit is as a stress reliever. It helps lower cortisol levels. I think every trader, investor, and businessman should take ashwagandha. Our lives involve more stress than the average person's. Ashwagandha can also help lower cholesterol, relieve arthritis pain, and treat Alzheimer's. Here are a few great supplements available on Amazon:

    MORE exercise - As I mentioned earlier I've always walked/jogged at my local parks but I had to start doing more. I started doing more laps around the park and doing more at-home exercise.
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    Good KARMA and positive energy abound.


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  • #2
    It's my time to shine!! I work out 5 times a week. Free weights and jogging

    My diet is pretty basic. I eat a lot of chicken and rice. None of my levels are high(blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.)
    I'm actually thinking of taking up Crossfit soon

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    • #3
      You definitely have to have strict workout regimen if you work from home. I think we'd all be dead from stress if we never moved from our computer chairs.I usually jog a couple miles a day around my neighborhood with my dog cooper:



      I also eat semi healthy. Low calories, low salt. Only occasional fast food and try to keep my weight under 200

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      • #4
        Nice doggo!!

        I'll contribute:

        I workout 5 times a week. Eat baked/grilled chicken and salmon mostly. Losts of potatoes and eggs. Protein shakes everyday.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TommyLong View Post
          Nice doggo!!

          I'll contribute:

          I workout 5 times a week. Eat baked/grilled chicken and salmon mostly. Losts of potatoes and eggs. Protein shakes everyday.
          Nice!! i love baked salmon. Great for your heart
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          Good KARMA and positive energy abound.


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          • #6
            The healthiest thing i do is eat a lot of oatmeal(fiber). Too young to worry about health problems

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            • #7
              I eat well. Veggies, fruit, etc.

              I try to exercise every day. Get regular checkups and the whole 9

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              • #8
                Keep em coming guys. I love to hear about health regimens
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                "Step into the arena and hold on to your hat. Don't get discouraged if you don't make 8 trillion dollars in your first month. Trading is not a get rich quick scheme. Realize that trading is a skill and just like any other skill it takes time to learn. Have convictions in your decisions in life and trading. Ignore the comments and "advice" of those that have never traded a day in their life."

                Good KARMA and positive energy abound.


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                Disclaimer: This website provides information about the stock market and other investments. This website does not provide investment advice and should not be used as a replacement for investment advice from a qualified professional. This website is for informational purposes only. The Author of this website is not a registered investment advisor and does not offer investment advice. You, the reader, bear responsibility for your own investment decisions and should seek the advice of a qualified securities professional before making any investment.

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                • #9
                  i'm a fat tub of lard so i'll see my way out

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