Trick for passing cholesterol tests - play golf just before getting blood drawn (walking, of course)

Quintin H

The purpose of the game is to have fun.

I just ran 5 miles while waiting for temp to raise, why would I want to walk?

I would have an extra cup of coffee and catch up on some reading while waiting for it to warm and still walk the course.  For much the same reason why I run without a headset, so I can take in the surroundings better.  One recommendation for better putting is to observer the green on the way up the fairway.  Helps to see the slopes of the green better.  Walking ont the green directly from the side you miss some angles for how there are ridges and sloping.  The club I belong to has carts but most walk.  The average round is barely more than 4 hours - of course it is not crowded.  Playing by myself, I can walk it in around 3:40.

We do have some courses that require carts, but one has a quarter mile walk to the first tee box and the ninth green is a couple hundred of more yards from there, so it take quite a while to walk back to get to the 10th tee.  But with 2 in a cart (and I'm the only lefty in the group), I tend to play from the other side of the fairway and we still walk a lot to keep up.  I'm twice the age of my group (25-31 and I'm 62) and I'm always the one willing to walk. 

If I want to ride, I could just take a chair out to a driving range and hit a couple and sit for a couple of minutes.   

Don O

Quintin H

The purpose of the game is to have fun.

I just ran 5 miles while waiting for temp to raise, why would I want to walk?

I would have an extra cup of coffee and catch up on some reading while waiting for it to warm and still walk the course.  For much the same reason why I run without a headset, so I can take in the surroundings better.  One recommendation for better putting is to observer the green on the way up the fairway.  Helps to see the slopes of the green better.  Walking ont the green directly from the side you miss some angles for how there are ridges and sloping.  The club I belong to has carts but most walk.  The average round is barely more than 4 hours - of course it is not crowded.  Playing by myself, I can walk it in around 3:40.

We do have some courses that require carts, but one has a quarter mile walk to the first tee box and the ninth green is a couple hundred of more yards from there, so it take quite a while to walk back to get to the 10th tee.  But with 2 in a cart (and I'm the only lefty in the group), I tend to play from the other side of the fairway and we still walk a lot to keep up.  I'm twice the age of my group (25-31 and I'm 62) and I'm always the one willing to walk. 

If I want to ride, I could just take a chair out to a driving range and hit a couple and sit for a couple of minutes.   

We semi-oldsters do it right! (officially I start getting some of those senior discounts at the end of the month - I turn 55). 

good tip for my dad because he could use all the help he can get with his cholesterol

Pilk03

good tip for my dad because he could use all the help he can get with his cholesterol

My dad had very high cholesterol back in his 30s.  He's been on a total health kick since about 1969 or so.  He is 78 and his level is around 190. I'll be 55 next week and my most recent cholesterol test was 171 with 85 blood sugar (in 2005 my overall level was 253 but that was skewed because triglycerides were 900 and it makes the LDL not measurable).

My problem was triglycerides (in 2005 they were measured at 900 and even when I was on active duty it was noted in a re-enlistment physical but the Navy medical folks chose not to do anything about it; now that I am a retiree, they pay strict attention to it).   When your dad goes in for his blood test, have them do thyroid activity (that is what controls your metabolism and that is one contributing factor to high triglycerides and cholesterol). 

Things to minimize eating: pork ribs, bologna, hot dogs, white rice, carne asada burritos and tacos, burgers, shellfish (calamari has the highest cholesterol level - a couple pieces every now and then is OK).

The nutritionists actually said at a seminar that Chicago style Italian Beef sandwiches (or a French Dip) are OK in moderation (the beef is much leaner vs a Philly cheesesteak).

Golf is actually on the fitness charts (and a lot don't know about it).  To reiterate, the calories burned (if you walk) are the same as a 4mph walk (240 cal/half hour for a 200 lb person). 

 

Lou G

Pilk03

good tip for my dad because he could use all the help he can get with his cholesterol

My dad had very high cholesterol back in his 30s.  He's been on a total health kick since about 1969 or so.  He is 78 and his level is around 190. I'll be 55 next week and my most recent cholesterol test was 171 with 85 blood sugar (in 2005 my overall level was 253 but that was skewed because triglycerides were 900 and it makes the LDL not measurable).

My problem was triglycerides (in 2005 they were measured at 900 and even when I was on active duty it was noted in a re-enlistment physical but the Navy medical folks chose not to do anything about it; now that I am a retiree, they pay strict attention to it).   When your dad goes in for his blood test, have them do thyroid activity (that is what controls your metabolism and that is one contributing factor to high triglycerides and cholesterol). 

Things to minimize eating: pork ribs, bologna, hot dogs, white rice, carne asada burritos and tacos, burgers, shellfish (calamari has the highest cholesterol level - a couple pieces every now and then is OK).

The nutritionists actually said at a seminar that Chicago style Italian Beef sandwiches (or a French Dip) are OK in moderation (the beef is much leaner vs a Philly cheesesteak).

Golf is actually on the fitness charts (and a lot don't know about it).  To reiterate, the calories burned (if you walk) are the same as a 4mph walk (240 cal/half hour for a 200 lb person). 

 

ok thank you ill tell him

Lou G

Pilk03

good tip for my dad because he could use all the help he can get with his cholesterol

My dad had very high cholesterol back in his 30s.  He's been on a total health kick since about 1969 or so.  He is 78 and his level is around 190. I'll be 55 next week and my most recent cholesterol test was 171 with 85 blood sugar (in 2005 my overall level was 253 but that was skewed because triglycerides were 900 and it makes the LDL not measurable).

My problem was triglycerides (in 2005 they were measured at 900 and even when I was on active duty it was noted in a re-enlistment physical but the Navy medical folks chose not to do anything about it; now that I am a retiree, they pay strict attention to it).   When your dad goes in for his blood test, have them do thyroid activity (that is what controls your metabolism and that is one contributing factor to high triglycerides and cholesterol). 

Things to minimize eating: pork ribs, bologna, hot dogs, white rice, carne asada burritos and tacos, burgers, shellfish (calamari has the highest cholesterol level - a couple pieces every now and then is OK).

The nutritionists actually said at a seminar that Chicago style Italian Beef sandwiches (or a French Dip) are OK in moderation (the beef is much leaner vs a Philly cheesesteak).

Golf is actually on the fitness charts (and a lot don't know about it).  To reiterate, the calories burned (if you walk) are the same as a 4mph walk (240 cal/half hour for a 200 lb person). 

 

thank you

right on, LOL :)