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Advice to my younger self: Get really fit. Like do upside-down-handstand-push-ups fit. Fitness is an easy way to get status that requires essentially no luck. Women are attracted to high status individuals. It shows you are a hard worker, a trait that people respect. It gives you energy and health, and is much more fun than being on a computer.

Family advice: life after 40 for most people is about family and the children (that they presumably had in their 20s and 30s)

Biz advice: People will happily pay you much much less than your worth if you put up with it.

+100 to fitness. Especially since its much easier to get fit when you're younger. Maintaining the same level of fitness is much much easier than having to achieve it later in life.

There's so much to be said about the topic. Its a universal topic like food, pretty much everybody can connect over a fitness discussion. We inherit so much research and equipment. Arnold Schwarzenegger had to invent his own gym equipment, likewise somebody came along and figured out the Russians were getting huge results with kettlebells, all this knowledge and equipment just right there waiting for us. David Belle crafted freerunning, there's all these climbing gyms and knowledge, if your really ambitious you can learn the fun ariel moves from the wushu guys. Really amazing if you take it all in.

It really is amazing, and I feel like there’s lessons to be learned from understanding how your body (and mind) respond to stress by adaptation. It’s a remarkable feeling to be able to turn stress into a positive force in your life.

Do you think a 29 y'old skinnyfat is too late to get properly fit?

The best time to start getting fit is always yesterday. It is never too late!

Checkout /r/fitness on Reddit for some example beginner routines that were helpful when I first started out.

It's really easy to get overloaded with information when first starting out. Keep it simple, figure out what works for you.

I love heavy lifting so I focus on squats, deadlifts, bench press, etc but I also make sure I do at least 30-60 minutes of cardio to finish off a session at the gym to keep my heart in good shape too.

I started working out when I was 33 and I am in better shape now than I ever was including my teens and twenties. I can run for miles, lift for hour and half and hike for 12 hours straight. It's never too late.

I have read real world stories of people starting running at the age of 60+ and finishing marathons.

I urge you to get off your ass and embrace active lifestyle. You will not regret it.

Definitely better than 29 year old fat-fat.

Edit: In particular, my biggest problem regarding getting fit was some flexibility that I lost in certain joints, living an inactive life. That held me back more than fat loss/muscle growth.

Definitely harder than 20 y'old skinnyfat you but also definitely easier than 40 y'old skinnyfat you.

Just focus on the process and enjoy the ride, I guess.

I'm not a physical therapist so I can only offer kind words... hopes and dreams heh.

All I'll say is that its worth a shot. Its really nice to be fit, both physiologically, because it feels good and because you become more attractive.

As some who was really fit at 25 it is probably the thing I miss most now. I would like to try and get back to this level, but I just don't have the time.

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