wanna be healthy? start a lawn service

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    my friend, who's a little overweight, and has almost no muscle tone, and 3 chins, went to the doctor for a physical. doctor said he had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and was overweight. his advice....start a lawn service. he said his patients that work in the green industry, are the most physically and emotionally fit he has. I DIDN'T SAY IT, these are the doctors own words. what a job, make money and be healthy. god bless america
  2. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Bobby, it's true... I have lost 15 lbs. already. I feel great.
  3. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    Bobby with the customers you post about you definatly won't be emotionally fit, I'd go crazy dealing with half of what you deal with!!!!:D
  4. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    Thats funny, Ive been in the lawn service for 6 years, I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and I take medication to control my :temperment: Also have a host of other health problems. My Dr. said I needed to exercise and I told him I walk at least 3 miles a day weeding and edging, was told I needed to walk more LOL oh well Im an exception to the rule.
  5. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    You're right Bobby! My Doctor tells me to never quit. She say's it's the only thing keeping me alive!
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i'm usually right.
  7. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    The exercise is healthy...The chain smoking and heaving drinking that is nessesary to stay sane form this business might put you in a early grave though! :D
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Oh, it's true. 4 out of 5 doctors surveyed, recommend fertilized grass for their patients who mow grass! :D
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    in jan i went to college weighing 147, towards the end of school i weighed in at 165-170 (i swam 4 days a week so i gained some muscle) (and fat:)) and then since ive been back working this summer i'm back down to 150. its the easiest diet ever. I hink i walk about 10 miles a day. I got a stepometer on monday so I'll try it out tomorrow.

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