Exercise makes you smarter

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Exercise is very important to improve health and fitness. Go for running, walking at least 30 to 45 minutes in a day. Practice push ups, bench press, chair squats, cable stretching and band resistance. It make strong bones and muscles, boost energy, improve physical performance, improve heart functions and mental health and give you fit body.
  • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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    Ok Arnie, we hear you Mr Terminator.

    I'll consider it as a New Years resolution (again) after I've scoffed two dozen mince pies, assorted slices of Christmas pudding (most with lashings of brandy of course), decimated half a 7 kilo turkey with all the trimmings, wolfed down the best soft centres from all the boxes of chocolates, had a fry-up for breakfast every morning for the two week Christmas period, and raided the fridge at regular 15 minute intervals to consume anything remotely sweet, savoury, or just plain edible.

    Of course this is in addition to copious amounts of wine, port, beer, and anything else that makes you think your grandmothers legs are really not that bad after two or three glasses of it.

    My exercise will consist of short walks to the chiller, even shorter walks to the toilet, and shuffling upstairs backwards on my arse when I'm so intoxicated that I think my wife is a reincarnation of Miss World 1985. Or was it 86?

    YOU can exercise all you want. Strain your Christmas brussels sprouts through nylons and inject the puree into your veins. Do your bench presses, sit-ups, leg-ups, and cock-ups. Jog to your hearts content with your hoodie up or down, the sweat dripping off your finely chiselled torso and taut legs.

    My legs will be in the relaxed, dangly position, glass in one hand, and the other hand caressing parts of my wife that I was reminded of when I carved the turkey. I will be warm, happy, drunk, and thankful for what I've got. You'll be wet (if it's raining), wet (because you're sweating), and wet (behind the ears), because you've never taken the time to realise that it's not how fit you are that makes you smarter. It's how contented you are.

    Hit me up if you'd like an invite.

    Hasta la vista baby.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Oh I don't know. Tomorrow I'll be pulling agate and jasper off a ledge that is quite some way up. And when I get that stuff down, I'm going to feel pretty smart. Especially since I don't fall every time I get on a steep slope like some of the less frequent climbers/hunters seem to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author awledd
    why is that I always plan but couldn't implement?? I m fed up of myself! Getting up early is the biggest battle in my life. I start exercising for about a month or two then stop. Because I can't get up early and that is because I stay too late on my laptop - you know IM thing?
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by awledd View Post

      why is that I always plan but couldn't implement?? I m fed up of myself! Getting up early is the biggest battle in my life. I start exercising for about a month or two then stop. Because I can't get up early and that is because I stay too late on my laptop - you know IM thing?
      Why do you have to become a morning person to exercise? "Programs" make exercise work and they are easy to drop. Find something you LOVE to do and just make it a lifestyle. Like to dance? A couple a day are pretty good exercise - like to roller skate, climb, bike?

      People really make it hard on themselves to stay fit. I can't imagine not getting out in the field regularly rock hunting. No work involved - a LOT of exercise, fresh air, and sunshine. I can't imagine having a dog and not taking him on walks and runs, etc. It's not hard work to stay fit. It can be a great lifestyle.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    No wonder I'm so smart. I blink my eyes hundreds of times a day.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      No wonder I'm so smart. I blink my eyes hundreds of times a day.
      I have an exercise you might like. It's light weight lifting. Put a cheesecake in front of you and shovel it from the plate to your mouth in sets of ten - change hands, repeat until cheesecake is gone. This simple exercise does wonders for me. It can work for you, too.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by awledd View Post

        why is that I always plan but couldn't implement?? I m fed up of myself! Getting up early is the biggest battle in my life. I start exercising for about a month or two then stop. Because I can't get up early and that is because I stay too late on my laptop - you know IM thing?

        Yep, l used to do the going to the gym in the morning thing, but got tired of the cost and the frequency of gym closures! :rolleyes:

        So l took up Pilates, well Pilates with a spot of light gym.


        I can do that in the privacy of my own home, for free, and only need to do that 2 times a week.

        I think that the 30minutes per day doctor recommended thing is probably similar to the 8 glasses of water per day crap.

        Or saying you have to eat 3 fruits a day??? :rolleyes:


        I have 2 fruits per day, and feel that anymore would be overdoing it!

        Take what doctors recommend with a grain of salt, money can seriously screw up people in the medical area!


        Like the Cheesecake one Sal, but l prefer to work out my wrists and arms with this one.....he, he.....:p


        • Buy a large block of dark chocolate, (nuts are optional).

        • Put in the fridge for at least 6 hours, or until hard.

        • Then while still in the wrapping, break up into smaller pieces in a horizontal pattern starting from one end.

        • Then after this strenuous workout, eat a few, or the lot! He, he!


        Shane


        PS a Cosco just opened up in my area, and l came across a Nutella plastic container.

        I felt like l was in the land of the Giants, (everything is supersized) and the Nutella product must have been close to 20kg!

        Lift that one every day, and you would quickly lose some weight!

        PS there was no real difference in pricing, so any newspaper articles you might read about it could be hyped up a bit, for Aussie readers. :rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author inetweaver
          Wow, thats great. 30 minutes per day exercise doctor recommended is probably similar to the 8 glasses of water per day crap. Because those who have no time for exercise, they just drink 8 glasses of water per day.
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          • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
            Originally Posted by inetweaver View Post

            Wow, thats great. 30 minutes per day exercise doctor recommended is probably similar to the 8 glasses of water per day crap. Because those who have no time for exercise, they just drink 8 glasses of water per day.
            And if it is tap water, Alzheimer is probably another thing you can look forward to!


            Shane


            But what can you expect from people who's solution to a dodgy mole, is to get a sharp knife, and cut a gaping hole around it!!!!


            There are better ways!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Exercising neither too much nor too little is extremely important. I hope that that is common sense to all humans.
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    Throughout my life I've met individuals who did everything a person is not supposed to do -- iffy eating habits, hallucinogenic drugs, womanizing/manizing, you name it --yet were way smarter than me even at their worst moments, and it didn't matter if I was at my best physical shape, mentally focused, positive-thinking yadda yadda yadda. One such individual was a decorated physics professor. Hate to say it but, basically, intelligence is mostly genetic.
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    • Profile picture of the author socialentry
      Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

      Throughout my life I've met individuals who did everything a person is not supposed to do -- iffy eating habits, hallucinogenic drugs, womanizing/manizing, you name it --yet were way smarter than me even at their worst moments, and it didn't matter if I was at my best physical shape, mentally focused, positive-thinking yadda yadda yadda. One such individual was a decorated physics professor. Hate to say it but, basically, intelligence is mostly genetic.
      You are right.

      you can brag about being cultivated, you can't brag about being smart as it is genetic
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

        Throughout my life I've met individuals who did everything a person is not supposed to do -- iffy eating habits, hallucinogenic drugs, womanizing/manizing, you name it --yet were way smarter than me even at their worst moments, and it didn't matter if I was at my best physical shape, mentally focused, positive-thinking yadda yadda yadda. One such individual was a decorated physics professor. Hate to say it but, basically, intelligence is mostly genetic.

        It depends on whether you are talking about IQ, which is genetic, or creative intelligence, which relays on other influences, or can.


        Classic example is Einstein, could only get average on IQ tests, but after his famous equation the government of his day heralded him another genius!


        He also did things that most people would consider eccentric, which aided his brilliant insight!


        There is more to intelligence that meets the eye.


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        • Profile picture of the author socialentry
          Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

          It depends on whether you are talking about IQ, which is genetic, or creative intelligence, which relays on other influences, or can.


          Classic example is Einstein, could only get average on IQ tests, but after his famous equation the government of his day heralded him another genius!


          He also did things that most people would consider eccentric, which aided his brilliant insight!


          There is more to intelligence that meets the eye.


          Shane
          Yeah, math actually requires creativity but it requires creativity within rules and constraints.

          I am convinced some people are simply not equipped to understand the rules of the game or at least not with the way they are currently taught. Einstein was simply not one of them.

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        • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
          Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

          It depends on whether you are talking about IQ, which is genetic, or creative intelligence, which relays on other influences, or can.


          Classic example is Einstein, could only get average on IQ tests, but after his famous equation the government of his day heralded him another genius!


          He also did things that most people would consider eccentric, which aided his brilliant insight!


          There is more to intelligence that meets the eye.


          Shane
          What's your source about Albert Einstein's test score? As far as I know there are no known public records of Albert Einstein ever taking IQ tests. The guestimates have typically been around 160.

          Anyway, solving problems demands creativity. I find imagining otherwise to be a popular but erroneous myth.

          Artistic creativity can be quite chaotic but constantly overlaps with problem solving types of thinking.

          Richard Feynman, a nobel-prize-winning physicist who made groundbreaking discoveries in the field of physics, got an IQ score 125 which is high but not exceptionally high. This alone means that IQ tests really do need to be rewritten from the ground up.

          Weirdly, IQ tests actually seem to often favor individuals in the autistic spectrum (such as myself). They definitely miss a lot and should only be regarded as one source among many in finding clues about a person rather than for defining them.
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          • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
            Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

            What's your source about Albert Einstein's test score? As far as I know there are no known public records of Albert Einstein ever taking IQ tests. The guestimates have typically been around 160.

            Anyway, solving problems demands creativity. I find imagining otherwise to be a popular but erroneous myth.

            Artistic creativity can be quite chaotic but constantly overlaps with problem solving types of thinking.

            Richard Feynman, a nobel-prize-winning physicist who made groundbreaking discoveries in the field of physics, got an IQ score 125 which is high but not exceptionally high. This alone means that IQ tests really do need to be rewritten from the ground up.

            Weirdly, IQ tests actually seem to often favor individuals in the autistic spectrum (such as myself). They definitely miss a lot and should only be regarded as one source among many in finding clues about a person rather than for defining them.

            Yep, surprised by that search, but it was a calculated assumption that it wouldn't have been that high!

            What was Albert Einstein's IQ score


            Eventhough his creativity was obviously at genius levels!


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        • Profile picture of the author HeySal
          Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

          It depends on whether you are talking about IQ, which is genetic, or creative intelligence, which relays on other influences, or can.


          Classic example is Einstein, could only get average on IQ tests, but after his famous equation the government of his day heralded him another genius!


          He also did things that most people would consider eccentric, which aided his brilliant insight!


          There is more to intelligence that meets the eye.


          Shane
          That's a lot of thinking for something that could have been OPd here as "walking stimulates neuron activity". Right.
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          • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
            Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

            That's a lot of thinking for something that could have been OPd here as "walking stimulates neuron activity". Right.
            Hmmmmm, yep, but the point l am making is, sometimes just understanding some of the laws of the universe, can make someone a genius!

            Steve Jobb,s, (Apple Founder) who came up with the ipad and ipod or mp3 players, lived in a mansion that was practically empty of furniture.

            Some would say he was eccentric, but an empty room invites new ideas!


            High IQ gives you an advantage in storage and retrievel of gained information, but not in putting the pieces of a puzzle together!


            Virtually anyone can be a genius as long as they understand how the universe ticks or are open minded enough to try odd disciplines to achieve a genius idea!

            No doubt this discussion will go from one extreme to the other, but as always achieving a result is the only thing that matters!


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            • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
              [QUOTE=tagiscom;8758423]<snip>
              High IQ gives you an advantage in storage and retrievel of gained information, but not in putting the pieces of a puzzle together!<snip>/QUOTE]

              That doesn't strike me as quite accurate. Don't IQ tests test ability to solve puzzles by completing patterns more than measure knowledge? Isn't it tests such as SAT that measure knowledge more than pattern completion skills and whatnot?

              There is a big overlap between knowledge and intelligence, eg correlations have been made between SAT scores and IQ test scores. That said, IQ tests don't measure the ability to create puzzles, compose music, make up stories, play basketball, and myriad other things.

              IQ tests don't recognize intelligence that doesn't show itself in tests. Some brilliant and creative people aren't good at tests or test circumstances, but create things or solve problems in their own time, when inspired, but don't respond well to being put in the spotlight. I don't think a high IQ test score is one and the same with genius. Some if not most people with high IQs aren't actually geniuses. Most, but not all, geniuses did or would score high in an IQ test.

              Basically, all people who score high in IQ tests are highly intelligent but not all brilliant people score high in them.
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              • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
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                Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

                <snip>
                High IQ gives you an advantage in storage and retrievel of gained information, but not in putting the pieces of a puzzle together!<snip>/QUOTE]

                That doesn't strike me as quite accurate. Don't IQ tests test ability to solve puzzles by completing patterns more than measure knowledge? Isn't it tests such as SAT that measure knowledge more than pattern completion skills and whatnot?

                There is a big overlap between knowledge and intelligence, eg correlations have been made between SAT scores and IQ test scores. That said, IQ tests don't measure the ability to create puzzles, compose music, make up stories, play basketball, and myriad other things.

                IQ tests don't recognize intelligence that doesn't show itself in tests. Some brilliant and creative people aren't good at tests or test circumstances, but create things or solve problems in their own time, when inspired, but don't respond well to being put in the spotlight. I don't think a high IQ test score is one and the same with genius. Some if not most people with high IQs aren't actually geniuses. Most, but not all, geniuses did or would score high in an IQ test.

                Basically, all people who score high in IQ tests are highly intelligent but not all brilliant people score high in them.

                That's true, but high IQ and arrogance, can play a part.

                Stephen Hawking, dismissing the metaphysical is a good example. Understandable considering his disease.

                But there is definitely something to that area


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                • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
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                  Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post



                  That's true, but high IQ and arrogance, can play a part.

                  Stephen Hawking, dismissing the metaphysical is a good example. Understandable considering his disease.

                  But there is definitely something to that area


                  Shane
                  Stephen Hawking himself described the Anthropic Principle which borders on metaphysics. I know physicists who definitely don't dismiss other interpretations of reality. Then there's physicist David Bohm who came up with a mathematical description of wholeness, a viable alternative to quantum physics that is equally accurate (as far as I know and I know squat).
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  • Profile picture of the author alistair
    Originally Posted by David Sharad View Post

    Exercise is very important to improve health and fitness. Go for running, walking at least 30 to 45 minutes in a day. Practice push ups, bench press, chair squats, cable stretching and band resistance. It make strong bones and muscles, boost energy, improve physical performance, improve heart functions and mental health and give you fit body.
    Very good but please tell me, how does one improve on perfection so I may pass it on to Claude Whitacre?
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  • Profile picture of the author Wolster
    Originally Posted by David Sharad View Post

    Exercise is very important to improve health and fitness. Go for running, walking at least 30 to 45 minutes in a day. Practice push ups, bench press, chair squats, cable stretching and band resistance. It make strong bones and muscles, boost energy, improve physical performance, improve heart functions and mental health and give you fit body.
    It knackered me out just reading that.

    Got to go lay down now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      When tired of exercise - you can always rest while posting spam. Just saying....
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Originally Posted by Ricardo Furtado View Post

    What happens if you can no longer do any exercise for some reason??
    Guess you just have to resign yourself to losing your brain?

    Seriously, though - fresh air, sunshine and connecting bare feet to the earth to ground the electromagnetism naturally goes a long way in keeping the brain fit, too, if you're not in shape for other forms of exercise, which I take to mean someone has some form of physical disability. If there is no disability, there's no reason not to get out and stretch it out now and again - or to just do it light. Just simply walking does the trick as far as the brain is concerned (waste removal, blood/oxygen flow). You don't have to take up body building - although it's always nice to look at someone who does. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    i run at least 100 kms and cycle at least 200 kms a week, plus specialised training

    guess im a genius
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    When you consider what quantum physics says about the nature of our universe - anything we think of as metaphysical would just be SOS under the laws of quantum physics - so I can see why a physicist would not believe in "metaphysics" -- it all just makes sense as reality. No meta about any of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author vjproduction
    Originally Posted by David Sharad View Post

    Exercise is very important to improve health and fitness. Go for running, walking at least 30 to 45 minutes in a day. Practice push ups, bench press, chair squats, cable stretching and band resistance. It make strong bones and muscles, boost energy, improve physical performance, improve heart functions and mental health and give you fit body.
    +1. Especially for running.

    Lots of people are just lazy + they don't realize that when you are healthy and in normal shape, physical activity on regular basis is not an forced, boring, difficult obligation - you genuinely want / have a need to do it and you do it with enthusiasm. It's really great + it really feels great, on all levels. It might be difficult only at the beginning, after years of physical laziness, but that's nothing to be stressed about...

    people who sits all day and think that these stuff aren't for them have no idea what they are missing and how irresponsible they are towards themselves.
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