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Hunt, you'll live longer

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RicInOR, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That is, until you cross paths with a "hunter" who shoots on sound.
     
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  3. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Probably because he doesn't live a sedentary life.
     
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  4. shootnscoot

    shootnscoot Wa Well-Known Member

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    How many morbidly obese 90 year olds do you see? Keep moving and keep living.
     
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  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    My dad's ole military buddy lived for 94 years and had to quit hunting (whitetails) at 92.:cool:
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Good thing "Downer Debbie" is in the house:confused:
     
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    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Hunting and good health makes sense.
    You are up and walking , using a lot of your muscles.
    Not to forget to mention the stress relief of just being out and about in a beautiful area.
    I hope to keep hunting for a very long time.
    Andy
     
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  8. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's "Prophet O'Doom" to you, son. :p
     
  9. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I figure with the rate of technology that I'll live to see 130 easy.

    So I'm not even a 1/3 of the way at this point:cool:
     
  10. CamoDeafie

    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    According to BMI; my 74 year old father is morbidly obese. (ex military/LEO) And he plays tennis 3 times a week if he can.. if not, then its pickleball 2 times a week and tennis once a week. Had a heart event a while back due to massive amount of sodium in his diet..... His doctor claims that my father is healthier according to bloodwork than the doctor is.
    My brother and I won't be surprised to see him live to be 90.
     
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    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    BMI is BS, just saying...
     
  12. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Genetics definitely plays a roll in this too. I've seen health, active 'young' folks die at relatively young ages - under 60, under 50, while people in poor general health, making poor life choices make it much later. My wife's father I'm sure would classify as morbidly obese. He was very active when he was younger, but around 60-65 just came to a dead stop. Now he can barely walk and is almost completely deaf, but he keeps on going - at 84! His doctor is honestly stumped about why he's even still alive. Most of us figure it's got to be genetics since most folks in his condition would probably have been gone 20 years earlier.
     
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    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    Yup it is. Heck, BMI says I am also morbidly obese, and that healthy weight for me is 150lbs max...

    my own doctor....also is surprised that other than my weight, my blood work is excellent for my age (34)....
     
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    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    We had a guy in our shop in the Navy, aptly named Garth, whose arms were as big as most mens thighs. He could pick up a 300# torpedo battery section under his arm and walk around with it. He could do pull ups all day long. The corpsmen wanted to put him on a diet because his BMI indicated that he was obese.:(
     
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    decklin WA Well-Known Member

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    Had a SSG in my unit by the name of Raider. 6'4", nearly 300lbs. Played college ball before joining the infantry.
    By the army standards he was morbidly obese. But the dude was hardcore.
    You could not run farther or do more push-ups than this man.
    BMI is bs.
     
  16. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    BMI is usually calculated *administratively* Weight / height

    If you go into a tank, then it can be a useful measure.
     
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    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Same thing here... Sgt. Harry Sponseller (he was a lifer E5 back in the day when they allowed such things) we called him "the sponge". Nicest guy you'd ever meet, but he'd almost Max the PT test... nearly killed himself each time doing it, but high 280's-low 290's out of 300. o_O
     
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