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 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Is there a way to stay in shape if I don't...

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:57 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,507


Oh well I tried martial arts to get me in shape to motivate me but I found I don't break near as much of a sweat doing that as actual exercise at the gym. Martial arts does break a sweat for sure, but just not near as much. The machines at the gym seem to work me out harder than anything else I can...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Body mass calculator for weightlifter?

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:54 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 975


How would you determine what percentage of weight is muscle vs fat? Muscle mass won't weigh the same, or even proportionally the same, for every weightlifter.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: What if I have cancer?

 Post subject: Re: What if I have cancer?
Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:52 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 984


Joe90 wrote:
I'm cursed with sh***y ASD, which is s**t enough, but cancer is one of the few things that is worse than ASD and I don't want it.


There are tons of things out there that are worse than ASD. ASD is actually pretty minor. PTSD, depression, eating disorders, all of those are much worse than ASD.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Still thin even though I lift

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:49 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 4,248


I feel like it'd be better to judge healthy weight by a body condition score, like veterinarians do. Basically, what does your silhouette look like, and how does it compare on a 6-point scale from emaciated to morbidly obese? I don't know why we don't do the same in human medicine - it would be more...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: difficulty getting son to school on time

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:44 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 823


Thank you Ettina for your comment about the demand avoidance. I'm wondering what does it feel like to be demand-avoidant, and why does it occur? I try to imagine it but am not sure if I really understand it. I heard Tony Atwood say that is related to high anxiety. I'm not sure if that means that an...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: difficulty getting son to school on time

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:37 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 823


For most of human history people of all ages have been motivated by both a carrot and a stick. in modern times many have postulated that a "stick" is not necessary. I think you are discovering that this thesis is not completely supportable. External discipline has the objective of helping...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Repetitive Thoughts -- Internal Echolalia?

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:32 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 441


Whenever I've been working a lot on studying a language I'm not fluent in, my brain starts randomly tossing out words/phrases from that language at other times. I'll be chatting with someone and suddenly think "groente" and then part of my mind is preoccupied trying to remember what that m...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feel embarrassed that we fail Sallyanne test

Posted: 22 Apr 2022, 4:44 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 2,270


Actually, most autistic people don't fail the Sally-Anne test, especially if you're over age 10 and have an IQ over 60ish. There's a lot of evidence showing that IQ and language ability are more strongly correlated with the Sally-Anne test than autistic traits are. And it's a really basic test. Also...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Is laziness a reason for not moving out ?

Posted: 22 Apr 2022, 4:34 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 4,127


Most cultures around the world don't have the expectation that young adults must move out of home. Even the places that do have that norm have generally only developed it very recently - a hundred years ago it wasn't a thing. The trend is the opposite here in the US. When my parents were young adul...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: "The Pill" for men to begin trials soon.

Posted: 22 Apr 2022, 4:31 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,665


What kind of side effects did birth control pills have on women anyway? I'm not sure if you're joking, so forgive me if you are and I'm giving a serious answer here, but it varies by the formulation and individual woman. There can be both psychiatric (depression, anxiety, panic attacks, etc.) and p...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Is there a way to stay in shape if I don't...

Posted: 22 Apr 2022, 4:22 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,507


I wonder if the problem is that you're getting your physical activity in the form of working out - ie, doing something for the sole reason of exercising. If you found an activity to do that involves exercise but has another purpose, it might be a lot easier to motivate yourself. I've been told my cu...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: difficulty getting son to school on time

Posted: 22 Apr 2022, 4:05 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 823


I don't have any good advice, but this was basically me at that age. Part of the problem was that I hated school, but demand avoidance was also a factor.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Is laziness a reason for not moving out ?

Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 5:05 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 4,127


Most cultures around the world don't have the expectation that young adults must move out of home. Even the places that do have that norm have generally only developed it very recently - a hundred years ago it wasn't a thing. If you're happy living with your parents and your parents are happy living...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Periods on the Spectrum

 Post subject: Re: Periods on the Spectrum
Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 4:56 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,001


I didn't learn what a period was until I had my first one...probably because my puberty onset was very precocious and it wasn't expected as soon as it was. I was almost 10 at the time and I started bleeding in class at school. I thought I was ill at the time and got really scared, so my teachers ha...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: I need to ask autistic women about hair removal on legs

Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 4:54 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 2,627


I know there are other cultures that aren't as hair-aphobic. Body hair might even help to protect the skin from infections and junk. Too bad I was born in a culture where everything is done the wrong way. I don't know about body hair in general, but pubic hair definitely does. Shaving in the pubic ...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Poly people

 Post subject: Re: Poly people
Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 4:52 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 338


I recommend the book More Than Two by Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert. And not just to people who are involved or interested in polyamorous relationships - a lot of their advice would help monogamous relationships, too.
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