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17 minutes ago, ESS said:

Perhaps its the money that has an impact on ethic? certainly that is the case in forestry nowadays, hence the race to sit on seats as opposed to throwing a saw around all day.

My sweat is a lot more valuable nowadays than it was years ago.

Up to a point, yes that's fair comment

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Maybe the average person is just not as fit nowadays as in ther past?

 

From the NHS webnite:

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Overall, 67% of men and 62% of women were classed as overweight or obese.

 

If that many people are fat doesn't bode well for most peoples fitness to do a physical job.

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7 minutes ago, Stere said:

Maybe the average person is just not as fit nowadays as in ther past?

 

From the NHS webnite:

 

If that many people are fat doesn't bode well for most peoples fitness to do a physical job.

But isn’t that all lumped together in one statement , there’s a difference between over wieght and obesity.

 

But  really.....have you seen how it’s gauged if your over weight. You could be a bit of a bodybuilder and over wieght, and very little fat on you.

 

i just enjoy going into town on the bus, and looking, makes me feel slim and fit.😂

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1 minute ago, Wedgebanger said:

But isn’t that all lumped together in one statement , there’s a difference between over wieght and obesity.

 

But  really.....have you seen how it’s gauged if your over weight. You could be a bit of a bodybuilder and over wieght, and very little fat on you.

 

i just enjoy going into town on the bus, and looking, makes me feel slim and fit.😂

Its an epidemic!

 

I remember when i first went to America some 21 years ago the first thing that struck me was how many overweight people there were. Now, its basically not much different in the UK

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Thing is, whatever path you go work-wise you pay a physical price generally - sit on your back side in an office and they reckon cardiovascular disease or similar will do you in; do a manual job and you end up with a knackered back, hernias, arthritis and Christ knows what else? I'll stick with the manual work, at least at 50 I've got blood pressure more average for a thirty year old, and there's no fat on me!

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1 minute ago, Acerforestry said:

Thing is, whatever path you go work-wise you pay a physical price generally - sit on your back side in an office and they reckon cardiovascular disease or similar will do you in; do a manual job and you end up with a knackered back, hernias, arthritis and Christ knows what else? I'll stick with the manual work, at least at 50 I've got blood pressure more average for a thirty year old, and there's no fat on me!

I can attest to that. I've put on quite a few pounds since stopping work, whereas I never carried an ounce of fat previously. Its not a good look

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15 hours ago, htb said:

Where is V when you need him, sorry should not swear.

I think 'need' is contestable mate, k

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4 minutes ago, Acerforestry said:

...do a manual job and you end up with a knackered back, hernias, arthritis and Christ knows what else? I'll stick with the manual work, at least at 50 I've got blood pressure more average for a thirty year old, and there's no fat on me!

Only if you abuse your body. Bodies same as machines, there is use and abuse.

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Surveying fr 4 yrs now, thought I'd pile weight on but still same trouser size, eat smaller once yr off the tools n no snacking. K

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( when I go to donate blood , Every time am drained by humphing great nurse. NHS should get out of that greenhouse befr throwing stones. ....... )

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