Having been recently diagnosed to be fully recovered and ready to go by medical professionals, I am now in the position to resume my semi-frequently activities here at the Institute. I have been assured that resumption of my duties here will not affect my over all health and I should be no worse for the wear. I did find the parting conversation with the medical professional a bit odd in the sense that it flew in the face of conventional medical wisdom that I have read before and provide a written transcript of the conversation here for our 2 faithful readers evaluation.
For the record, the doctor is an older, experienced medical professional whom arrived in this country over 45 years ago from China. Though being here for so long, his English speaking skills are a bit weaker than most and during our conversation, I now know why. Anyway, I was fortunate to have recorded it and relay it here, word for word.
Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can
prolong life. Is this true?
A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that it...
Don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually.
Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of
car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Brandy distilled wine, that mean they take
water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also
made of grain. Bottom up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you
have two body, your ratio two to one.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise
A: Can't think of single one, sorry. My philosophy: No pain...good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetable
Q : Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the
A: Oh no! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing
sit-up if you want bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: You crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming good for figure, explain whale to me.
Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is shape!
There it is. I can't explain it. I have read and re-read it and it all seems to make sense. I can only surmise that speaking English is what apparently kills you.