What % do you think obesity contributes to the health problems in our country?

92tide

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We have hit the greenway hard over the last week putting in 19 miles since last Tuesday. Getting ready for a fall hiking group which will involve some hill climbing at a moderate pace in the foothills around Huntsville. The weather puts some serious stress on the body and my feet are letting me know it is time for some good shoes with some more room.
if you are walking/hiking/running a lot, it is well worth it to spend the $ on good shoes and socks.
 

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My wife's a die-hard Hoka fan. I was a Saucony guy but recently switched to Brooks Adrenalines and really like them, especially the wide toe-box, which is a blessing when rucking long miles.

I don't necessarily think there's any collusion going on, but it's interesting that all these shoes price about the same ($130-150 price range)...
when i was still trail racing a lot, the hokas started showing up. every one i talked to who ran in them loved them. i always do my trail running in lower-profile, minimal cushion shoes because my ankles tended to roll on rocky terrain if the shoe is too high, so never tried the hoka.
 

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My wife's a die-hard Hoka fan. I was a Saucony guy but recently switched to Brooks Adrenalines and really like them, especially the wide toe-box, which is a blessing when rucking long miles.

I don't necessarily think there's any collusion going on, but it's interesting that all these shoes price about the same ($130-150 price range)...
This is the shoe I am currently looking at. I am liking what I see so far.
 

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I wear each pair out in about 2-3 months (350-500 miles), but man, they are comfy. I buy an extra pair as daily wear shoes then rotate them into rucking shoes when my last pair wears out.
I normally walk 10-15 miles per week, so I think I would probably get at least a year plus out of the Adrenalines.
 

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so i have finally gotten back to mountain biking regularly in 2019 which has been great. it had been almost 20 years since i was riding regularly. i have been averaging about 3 rides per week since march (several miles of nice single track 10 minutes from either work or house.)

my wife gave me the go ahead to buy a new bike this fall. i am currently riding my old ('94) hardtail with a re-furbed front suspension and it's still holding up ok. a lot has changed since i stopped riding and i am psyched about getting a new bike and am finally going to give in and get a dual-suspension rig. currently looking at the below

i lucked out and found a brand new, never ridden one of these on ebay this week for a significant amount below it's sales price. it arrives next tuesday. interestingly enough, this is the first time i have ever used ebay.
 

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i lucked out and found a brand new, never ridden one of these on ebay this week for a significant amount below it's sales price. it arrives next tuesday. interestingly enough, this is the first time i have ever used ebay.
Nice find!

I've not priced real road bikes in a number of years, but I recall being astonished at the cost of a 'middle of the road' real bike a while back. You can drop some serious coin in a hurry on those things!
 

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Nice find!

I've not priced real road bikes in a number of years, but I recall being astonished at the cost of a 'middle of the road' real bike a while back. You can drop some serious coin in a hurry on those things!
I have a couple of buddies who are big into mountain biking and spare little expense on their hobby. Ed told me one time that his great fear is that when he dies his wife will sell his bike for what he told her he paid for it. :D
 

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I have a couple of buddies who are big into mountain biking and spare little expense on their hobby. Ed told me one time that his great fear is that when he dies his wife will sell his bike for what he told her he paid for it. :D
I have lots of friends who say the same about their guitars, hahaha
 

92tide

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I have a couple of buddies who are big into mountain biking and spare little expense on their hobby. Ed told me one time that his great fear is that when he dies his wife will sell his bike for what he told her he paid for it. :D
you can quickly get to $10k + on mountain bikes when you start getting into carbon fiber and titanium and the higher end components.
 

Bodhisattva

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you can quickly get to $10k + on mountain bikes when you start getting into carbon fiber and titanium and the higher end components.
I don't doubt it. These guys have some nice toys .... and the injuries to go along with them. After a second collarbone break, I asked Ed if he realized that he was spending a small fortune just to get injured. I added that for half price, I would club him about the head and torso. ;)
 

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I follow a integrative cardiologist, Dr. Joel Kahn, who promotes preventive lifestyle management. Recently he published an article on a broad study on health effects on the time of day (morning or evening) when blood pressure medications were taken. The results of the study provide a strong indication for taking of BP meds at bedtime vs am. A summary of the study is here:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/night-right-big-blood-pressure-news-joel-kahn-md-facc/?fbclid=IwAR1pkxEqyfIR1GPipNrow6Saq8l1J6e_J2pEAQDG5ISDJ_oD45sr7NBz2z0
 

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Not about teeth, but back to the diet discussion. I am still doing the 16 off and 8 on eating and have lost 10 pounds. I am still walking 5 days a week, but am having lower back problems when I walk outside. No pain when I walk on the treadmill. Any thoughts why one hurts my back and the other doesn't ?
Gray are you still doing the intermittent fasting? I know you’ve had a lot on your plate since your wife was hospitalized.
 

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