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Winterfells wrote:



Sweet - so you have a physically demanding activity that you enjoy, and it might be a nice place to start.

I love games just like the next guy, but thinking big picture I know I won't be young forever. If I want to maintain a productive lifestyle later on and worry less about all different kinds of physical ailments cropping up, then I need to work out, eat healthy, and treat my body well.

2 1/2 minutes underwater is no joke, that shows that you have some strong healthy lungs with good oxygen capacity. Just go from there. Try to get a membership to a pool.

Games can be very addicting and fun, but if you play them all day they kind of get kind of "meh." If you break up your monotony with a different activity, it will feel much more rewarding and fun when you play your games.


Thanks for the advice I think I shall get a membership to the pool. Would one hour every day of the week suffice? I never really 'worked out' before in my entire life other than gym class back in the day.

Also do you think maybe doing push-ups, crunches/situps every day would help because that would be very manageable. I know of some people who do like a little workout every time they leave their computer chair for whatever reason like rotating between push-ups and jumping jacks.

I'd prefer to start out slow then to just jump into it because I consider myself to be a very lazy person. Not much I can do about it since mentally I am feeling tired but physically I feel like I could run a marathon so to speak. And I have constant back pain it's really horrible even though I'm only 18 years old.
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I was always told that about 20 minutes of cardio a day is good.

and don't do any muscle building unless you seriously want to build muscle (which takes at least a couple of years)
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ducky04 wrote:

Thanks for the advice I think I shall get a membership to the pool. Would one hour every day of the week suffice? I never really 'worked out' before in my entire life other than gym class back in the day.

Also do you think maybe doing push-ups, crunches/situps every day would help because that would be very manageable. I know of some people who do like a little workout every time they leave their computer chair for whatever reason like rotating between push-ups and jumping jacks.

I'd prefer to start out slow then to just jump into it because I consider myself to be a very lazy person. Not much I can do about it since mentally I am feeling tired but physically I feel like I could run a marathon so to speak. And I have constant back pain it's really horrible even though I'm only 18 years old.


Don't mention it man, you're more than welcome. I think that's a great schedule, you'd be getting the exercise you need and it'd be a big step in the right direction.

Swimming has so many benefits - it's easier on the joints and you don't feel as gritty and dirty as when you go running. It's refreshing, fun, and works your legs, core, arms, lungs, etc.

Pushups and situps would definitely help to work your body, and the nice thing is you can literally do them anywhere and won't have to buy membership to a gym or purchase equipment. Aesthetically, they can't hurt either. Most of those really cut and toned guys from "300" did a shit ton of pushups and situps between takes.

Yeah, don't burn yourself out, start out at a pace that's good for you. Making any sort of lifestyle change is rarely easy, and your body and mind will resist it at first. It's up to you to stubbornly push through the urge to stop and give up.

I don't know much about how to deal with your back pain besides maybe taking a look at the quality of your mattress and chair, have better posture, and potentially seeing a chiropractor or masseuse.
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Not at night, until 5 or 6am do I go to bed. I honestly hate being awake during the day now, everything is better at night.
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Believe it or not i always go to bed at 11p.m. and wake up at 4a.m. only needing a max of 5hrs of sleep, yes i said a max, because i have also woken up between the hours of 1a.m. and 3a.m., but am not really sure what determines how much sleep i need to get each night, because it always seems to vary from me getting 3 to 5 hours of good sleep and i even go through all my rem cycles even during the shortest sleeping periods, so it beats me i have no clue what determines how long i need to sleep each day.

P.s. Don't get me wrong it's not like i don't do anything with my life i have a job, workout on weekdays and weekends, and practice two different martial arts on Mondays and Tuesdays and soon to be another class started at 8a.m. on Thursdays. (It's still a mystery to me why i only need this little of sleep.
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I was the type that always lingered in the back of the class and daydreamed. (If they didn't force me to sit in front) Anyhow I got good grades so most teachers ignored me. I actually got away with skipping classes most times. This is when I'd go to sleep in the Library or on a window ledge. hah Might need to add that I have problems with sleeping sometimes.
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Are you sure you don't have diabetes? Get that shit checked.
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all the time, motivation is what gets me going, but im always tired. doesn't matter how long i sleep, but taking out caffeine in my diet seems to be helping a little.
Posted 8/15/12

ducky04 wrote:

I find myself always feeling tired regardless of my sleeping habits, all throughout high school I would be falling asleep in class which made it impossible to do anything in school. Even now I am tired at all times and I'm not even in school.

Does anyone else have this issue?

I always wondered if it had to do with the fact that I don't drink any water at all ever even if there's a fire!

I guess for some personal background information I was very active up until basically puberty I stopped skateboarding and playing sports, I just transitioned into video games all day everyday. Also I'm 5'11 and 135 lbs. I've been that weight since I was 13...

Question: Do you think if I exercised on a daily basis that I would start to feel more awake because I don't exert any energy at all, I always thought that if I don't exert energy it goes over 100% and drops into the negatives or something like that :/


1.) Stop Video Gaming until the early hours and sleeping late (guessing you do this as most gamers do), it will kill your energy.
2.) Drink more water it is ESSENTIAL, if you drink fizzy sugary things this will give you short bursts of energy but then you will drop down hard into a painful energy dip. Just gulp 3 pints a day you'll be fine.
3.) Get your hobbies back, exercise does give you more energy and opens up your lungs and your mind.

I would say not drinking water is your biggest problem though. 60% of you is water, so if you're missing that 60% you're in trouble lol.
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First of all... 5'11 and 135 lbs?!! But anyways, I think you should reincorporate exercise into your schedule. I run 4-5 times a week, which causes me to drink a large amount of water in a daily basis... but I fall asleep easier at night. Also, having a workout before going to bed will make sure you're tired at night.

If you start sleeping earlier I think you'll eventually get accustomed to that again.

P.S. you should (try to) sleep early anyways since you're still in school (as am I). And seeing as how often i stay up late due to college hw/projects/exams, I've really come to value sleep...

P.P.S. I play videogames and watch crunchyroll a lot, in addition to running, so I think you can do it too!
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Dspokes wrote:

Are you sure you don't have diabetes? Get that shit checked.


I have had my blood tested I do not have diabetes but all my friends say that I will have it when I'm older at some point
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1.) Stop Video Gaming until the early hours and sleeping late (guessing you do this as most gamers do), it will kill your energy.
2.) Drink more water it is ESSENTIAL, if you drink fizzy sugary things this will give you short bursts of energy but then you will drop down hard into a painful energy dip. Just gulp 3 pints a day you'll be fine.
3.) Get your hobbies back, exercise does give you more energy and opens up your lungs and your mind.

I would say not drinking water is your biggest problem though. 60% of you is water, so if you're missing that 60% you're in trouble lol.


What do you mean by stop video gaming until the early hours? I wake up every day in between 11 am to 8PM it all depends on what time I go to sleep at. As for the water I just don't like the taste of it, I prefer to drink juice or pop.

Lately I haven't even been able to stay up passed midnight because I'm more tired than usual all of a sudden even though I'm used to staying up until 7 in the morning.
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yea, like when i'm tired, i just feel so... tired.

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Yes I'm tired. 10th day of straight working with a sprained ankle. But it's a good tired because with the higher paycheck I can pay my bills. And I'm 60

As for why your tired I'd say DIET. There's no reason a teenager should be tired. There's pleanty of things to do to fix the problem and recharge your batteries. And I not talking about those energy drinks, those things are going to be the downfall of a whole generation,

Fish, chicken ,vegtables, whole grains, water, fruits Lay off( or minimize) the sugar and potato chips and slim jimsand of course the soda's.
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Why yes I do
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