A few questions for my favourite doctor…
Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A:The heart is only good for so many beats, and that’s that…
Don’t waste it on exercise.
Everything wears out eventually.
Speeding up the heart will not make you live longer; it’s like saying you extend life of a car by driving faster.
Want to live longer? Take a nap.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: Oh no. Wine is made from fruit.
Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take water out of the fruity bit,
so you get even more of goodness that way.
Beer also made of natural grain. Bottoms up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one.
If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise programme?
A: Can’t think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy: No pain…good!
Q: Aren’t fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU ARE NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil. How can getting more vegetable be bad?
Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Oh no! When you exercise muscle, it gets bigger.
You should only be doing sit-ups if you want bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HEL-LOO!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It’s the best feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming good for the figure, explain the whale to me.
Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! Round is a shape!
Well… I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways
Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up,
totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"
For those of you who watch what you eat, here’s the final word on nutrition and health.
It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.
The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British.
The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British.
The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British.
The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British.
The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats
but suffer fewer heart attacks than the British.
Eat and drink what you like.
Speaking English is apparently what kills you!