Health Advice

  1. Health Advice

    Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolonglife. Is this true?

    A: Your heart is only good for so many beats,and that's it so don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

    Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?

    A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your daily allowance of vegetable slop.

    Q: Is beer or wine bad for me?

    A: Look, it goes to the earlier point about fruits and vegetables. As we all know, scientists divide everything in the world into three categories: animal, mineral, and vegetable. We all know that beer and wine are not animal, and they are not on the periodic table of elements, so that only leaves one thing, right? My advice: have a burger and a beer and enjoy your liquid vegetables.

    Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?

    A: Well,if you have a body, and you have body fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.

    Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?

    A: Can't think of a single one,sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain = Good.

    Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?

    A: You're not listening. Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more
    vegetables be bad for you?

    Q: What's the secret to healthy eating?

    A: Thicker gravy.

    Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?

    A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger.
    You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

    Q: Is chocolate bad for me?

    A: Are you crazy? Cocoa beans...another vegetable. It's the best feel good food around!

    I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets. Have a cookie...flour is a veggie!
    Remember - "When life hands you lemons, ask for a bottle of tequila and salt!"

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    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 18, '02
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  3. by   biscuit_007
    Finally some verification!!!! I have been saying this for a long time and now i finally got someone to back me up!
  4. by   nightingale
    I am sure you researched this thoroughly! Thank you Karen. Thank goodness it is now in an updated print:

    Q: Is chocolate bad for me?

    A: Are you crazy? Cocoa beans...another vegetable. It's the best feel good food around!