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  1. Bobby Cole

    Bobby Cole Very Well-Known Member
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    I love the observance of Political Correctness. Yes, I like to observe it but do not in fact practice it on a large scale. But, this morning just had to pop up with some new lessons which I find a new political correctness to be in order.

    Because this afternoon is a gym day and a short period of cardio is absolutely necessary before ramping up with heavy wieights I found a new cardiovascular move that makes PC a worthwhile mental energy saver.
    I decided not to use the gazelle nor wait for the gym and get on the treadmill nor the stationary bicycle but instead I used the Briggs and Straton.
    Yes, a jaunt behind the Briggs whilst mowing my lawn was just the thing to bring my heart rate up, stretch the legs and arms while breathing good fresh air.
    So, from now on, I will NOT ever say I have to mow the lawn but rather I am going outside to do some Cardio.

    But, how about those who ride whilst they mow the lawn? Maybe they can say they are implementing agricultural technology and bolstering the economy. Certainly a small John Deere tractor costs much more than a push mower and takes more fuel so the cost increase is totally productive by the increase in taxation. And, from what I understand, a GPS can be hooked up so the driver can read his new book while observing his technology. So then, we even have a brighter, smarter and well read person after the small chore is completed.

    No more mowing the lawn. Cardio or implementation of tech is the only way to go.
     
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  2. Ken Anderson

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    Not entirely off-topic, I noticed last winter that my doctor would entirely discount anything practical when it came to her insistence that I exercise. If I spent a half hour exercising on the gazelle each day, that would count as exercise but shoveling my driveway and sidewalk would not. Pointlessly walking around would count as exercise while climbing up on a ladder to shovel the snow off of my roof counted for nothing. Spending time on a treadmill was exercise but the countless trips up and down our stairs during the course of a regular day was not. Do people who spend all day out in the woods logging have to come home and go to the gym in order to satisfy the doctor?
     
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    When my grass gets Curly...I have to Moe! There are other options!;)
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    Back in the '70s, designing production machines run with computers, those were called "PCs", "Programmable Controllers".

    Then, as use of the Information Revolution became widespread, "PCs" were "Personal Computers".

    Nowadays, we're ALL nuts, and seeking "PC", "Political Correctness".
     
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    Off topic? Not at all if we consider the options to those activities that are all too often regarded to as merely menial tasks.
    1. climbing the stairs: Yes Doctor, I have recently been employing the Jane Fonda (cough) stair step exercise. Love the music.
    2. climbing the ladder and shoveling snow. Yes Doctor, I have been working on the incline and doing pull-ups combined with 1/2 squats. Also, the shoulder exercises are helping out with all three groups of my deltoids not to mention all three groups of my pectoral muscles. The forearms, biceps, and the terres majors hurt sometimes though from the workout.

    New language for those stubborn people who refuse to allow for every day work in lieu of the gym.
     
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    Now, that is my very point! Do you see how fit those two guys look? Why, the fellow with the scythe even looks like he might be smiling a bit. I'll even bet that both have that 6 pack ab look that everyone is so into nowadays.
     
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    PC culture can neither empower humans nor Briggs and Stratton power tools! No way!

    What? The PC liberal-leftist culture is ganging up on you on what you decide to use to regularly enhance your mental, muscular, cardio and agrarian reforms? Whose lawn will you be mowing the following weeks and the next? ;)

    My garden badly needs weeding and agricultural replenishing. And I badly need my exercises, kick-boxing and zumba classes. Well, they're all separate events. I can't alter the terms for any PC alternative names for what they are.

    I'm not an avid fan of PC-safe-space. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes, I can sorta get you there Avigail. I studied Kenpo for nearly 6 years directly after I got out of the Army so for me, that's out for a while longer. My wife and I go to the gym every other day so indeed we do enjoy our individual activities there.

    But, perchance I want to amuse myself in between sets I go to the best "spectator sport' in the whole area of the gym. Yup, that's the P C way of saying, "I went to watch the gals.........ZUMBA!!" woo hoo.........!!!
     
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    It's about time that we, folks here, cut (my husband with his chain saw), chopped and store firewood for winter. I'll put on zumba music while out there in the woods. :) :D
     
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    My husband is off limits to watching while waiting for me at Zumba. Haha! If there were Krav Maga at our small town's gym, I would have been in it. As you've enlightened me, sort of triggered my conscience, I'll dust off our little gym tools and heavy weights in the spare room sometime this week. :p
     
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    Great @Avagail David!! Get out the weights and other stuff and you two can workout together. Nothing dusts off the gym stuff like sweat and a pair of weight gloves.
    Hmmmm.........to think about it. Let's see. Private room, check. Yoga mats, check. Makes for a perfect "workout arena" to me! Yup......I'd say "workout arena" would be pretty PC for uh..............never mind.
     
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    I'd much rather get my exercise the old fashioned way, via working, chores, walking out in nature, swimming, and the like. I've used gyms in the past and they're great, especially when you're in a cold weather area where it's more practical than trying to walk on an unplowed or unshoveled track, but I count all of my trips up and down the stairs here as exercise, and I can attest that they have strengthened my legs and back.
     
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    Yes @Diane Lane, you, @Ken Anderson and I are in complete agreement I see. But, as Ken wrote, it just doesn't fly with the Doctor.
    When my wife and I go in for our occasional ear, nose, throat, turn your head and cough check, the doc asks if we have been exercising and our answer is always, "we go to the gym.". She doesn't ask what we do there but accepts the fact that we go as a positive thing. Now......I have seen a few people who just sit on a machine and exercise their jaws on the phone and do absolutely nothing but that for a half hour or so and then report to the steam room. Exercise? Not really but our doctor would take it for her records.

    On the opposite side, if by chance someone at the gym would ask me how long I do cardio before hammering out some weights it would depend on my activities prior to going for my workout. If I just mowed a third of an acre of lawn behind a push mower I would just say, "about a half hour".:cool:
     
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    In that case @Bobby Cole @Ken Anderson I would convert what I'd done into gym activities, and report those to the doctor. Of course my first move would be to look for a doctor more in line with my beliefs, but that's not always easy to find in this day and age. I don't particularly care for my doctor, but he puts up with me only seeing him when I can afford it, which isn't often, so I stick with him, at least for now.
     
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    One of the problems, I think, is that doctors have things that they have to check off on their computers, for Obama-care, and, while exercises are on it, tasks are not. Doctors spend more time on their computers than with their patients. The one that I left, I thought, used to be a good doctor but, after Obama-care, he was simply filling out forms.
     
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    Okay Guys........ I have the answer to this imponderable question about whether doing housework and yard work counts as exercise !
    I have a Fitbug Orb, which is a fitness tracker.
    It silently and relentlessly counts every step that i take, automatically turning it into "bona fide exercise" . Aside from counting steps, the app also has an area for other activities, and you can log in A-Z of other stuff, from aerobics to zumba.
    It has a place for gardening, raking leaves, fishing, swimming, and even washing dishes.
    They all count as exercise once you have the fitness tracker !!
    Now you can do all of your daily chores and still be PC about getting in that exercise that your doctor is concerned about.
    All of this political correctness can be yours for only $18 on Amazon.......
     
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    Well, if your lawn is big enough, you may change your mind about a riding lawn mower. When we have 98 percent humidity and the temp is 95 degrees, pushing a lawn mower seems more like torture than exercise. No thanks, I would rather purchase a gym membership any day than go through that torture again. When you have big lawn with slopes and uneven areas, a riding mower is the only way to go.
     
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    That could be, @Ken Anderson. I haven't visited a doctor that frequently over the past several years. The last time I saw my Neurologist was last year, and that was the day that one of his patients threw a hissy fit because he was turned down for drugs, and he threatened violence. Honestly, I was surprised no one called the police. If I'd had a cell phone, I would have. I thought for sure someone was going to die that day. Although he left, I thought he might come back and shoot the place up. I am not really in a rush to return, because I saw the doctor right after that, and he was in a foul mood, and quite rude.

    At the ER a few weeks ago, they totally disregarded what i told them, and pooh poohed my condition because I have chronic issues, which is all they treated me for. I don't have much faith in the medical profession right now, although my mom and a few friends out of state seem to have good doctors and at least adequate care.
     
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