5 simple ways to "age-proof" your body before it starts breaking down

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  • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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    IMO lifting weights is the answer to EVERYTHING.
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    • Profile picture of the author jemacb
      Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

      IMO lifting weights is the answer to EVERYTHING.
      True to some extent. But it not the only answer to everything. One must indulge in good eating habits (proper nutrition) and combine both aerobic and anaerobic exercises into their DAILY routines. With the amount of crap food that we are inundated with daily, proper nutrition and exercise is imperative.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

      IMO lifting weights is the answer to EVERYTHING.
      We know.....
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        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        We know.....
        It causes bulges.
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        • Profile picture of the author discrat
          My Dad turns 85 on dec 2nd.

          He told me two days ago that his exercise has been a huge factor in not having any major health problems.

          He started running in '69 and kept it going all these years. Now he works out 4 days a week lifting free weights and running on a rubberized track.

          I am not saying working out is going to add 10 or 20 years to your Life.

          But it increases the chances of that happening.

          I do Circuit training twice a week with free weights and biking two other times a week.

          Exercising is like eating and sleeping for me.

          It is just a part of my life. Once you have that engrained in your psyche you just do not stop doing it

          Even with my OA, I could not live without it
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            Good for your Dad.

            Exercise may not add years to your life - but it adds life to your years!
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            • Profile picture of the author Ryan Raj
              I hope to die healthy, during my peaceful sleep at home.Not in a hospital with number of tubes running in and out of every orifices.And that is on top of popping in fair amount of pills, having to forgo my favorite foods and having a mountain of debts due to the medical bill.It tears my heart to see caregivers having to make the most horrifying decision.Weather to keep their loved one on the artificial respirator or to pull the plug due to dwindling financial resources. Does anybody agree with me.My wife don't ,she says its all down to God's will.
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              • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                Originally Posted by Ryan Raj View Post

                I hope to die healthy, .
                You want to die healthy?

                That stuck me as funny, but then...I want to die when I'm still aware. Depending on other people, and not making my own decisions...is my own personal vision of hell.

                Unless I have a heart attack, I think I'll decide when I go.
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          • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
            Originally Posted by discrat View Post

            He started running in '69 and kept it going all these years.
            Crikey. He must be thousands of miles away by now.


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            • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
              Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

              Crikey. He must be thousands of miles away by now.


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          • Profile picture of the author HeySal
            Originally Posted by discrat View Post

            My Dad turns 85 on dec 2nd.

            He told me two days ago that his exercise has been a huge factor in not having any major health problems.

            He started running in '69 and kept it going all these years. Now he works out 4 days a week lifting free weights and running on a rubberized track.

            I am not saying working out is going to add 10 or 20 years to your Life.

            But it increases the chances of that happening.

            I do Circuit training twice a week with free weights and biking two other times a week.

            Exercising is like eating and sleeping for me.

            It is just a part of my life. Once you have that engrained in your psyche you just do not stop doing it

            Even with my OA, I could not live without it
            Just was home for my dad's 90th. Danced with him at his party. He always taught us that you have to keep active both for your body and mind. He's sharp as a tack and still active.

            I have another trick, too, that some people might appreciate. I live in Northern states. You just keep longer if you refrigerate half the year.
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            • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
              Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

              Just was home for my dad's 90th. Danced with him at his party. He always taught us that you have to keep active both for your body and mind. He's sharp as a tack and still active.

              I have another trick, too, that some people might appreciate. I live in Northern states. You just keep longer if you refrigerate half the year.
              Apparently some people believe in refrigeration after life.

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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

      IMO lifting weights is the answer to EVERYTHING.
      I agree. I had to separate the yolks of an egg from rest of it for a small French polishing project I had.

      I went to the gym for 3 hours of power lifting beforehand and I can't tell you the difference it made.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    Very sensible article. While proper strength training (sometimes referred to as lifting weights) is VITAL to taking care of your body it is not the answer to everything.

    No one thing is the answer to everything. Having a good balance of exercise, nutrition and mental/spiritual health is important.
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    • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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      Originally Posted by DWaters View Post

      Very sensible article. While proper strength training (sometimes referred to as lifting weights) is VITAL to taking care of your body it is not the answer to everything.

      No one thing is the answer to everything. Having a good balance of exercise, nutrition and mental/spiritual health is important.
      Coupla years back I was in prison and a mental asylum, but thanks to getting back in the gym I managed to somehow overcome the stress overloads of those situations after I came out.
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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

        Coupla years back I was in prison and a mental asylum, but thanks to getting back in the gym I managed to somehow overcome the stress overloads of those situations after I came out.
        Every person I know who has done time credits working out as the reason they came out of it mentally stronger then when they went in.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I prefer my exercise Sound of Music style. "Climb every mountain...ford every stream".
    I have a very awesome gym - it's called "outside".

    I don't understand how some people even survive when I see the crap they eat. GMO, chemical stew. Yuck. At some point you get to eating enough toxin that even vigorous exercise can pump it back out of you.
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      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      I prefer my exercise Sound of Music style. "Climb every mountain...ford every stream".
      I have a very awesome gym - it's called "outside".

      I don't understand how some people even survive when I see the crap they eat. GMO, chemical stew. Yuck. At some point you get to eating enough toxin that even vigorous exercise can pump it back out of you.
      I've always gone with physical labor for my exercise.
      When my knee was an issue I was told to walk more to strengthen it. I got a job field testing rototillers where I walked for 9 hours a day (it worked out to approx. 30 miles a day).
      One of the main reasons I stayed in landscaping for so long was because I looked at it as exercise. Same with playing drums, exercise.
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    ... or just do like Claude does and bubble wrap yourself to maintain freshness and youth
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    • Profile picture of the author KateHunter
      The real secrets to staying youthful are to stop hyperventilating, breathe as little as possible and of course do whatever you can to avoid having any kind of facial expression.

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      • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
        Originally Posted by KateHunter View Post

        The real secrets to staying youthful are to stop hyperventilating, breathe as little as possible and of course do whatever you can to avoid having any kind of facial expression.

        Like This:
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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

          Like This:
          I loved the video. My wife has a completely neutral face she makes that shows absolutely no expression. Here are the messages that it conveys;

          "What you just said makes you look like an ass"
          "This is the thousandth time you've told that joke"
          "What you said is funny, but there is no way I'm going to laugh"
          "Yes"
          "No"
          "Think about what you just said"
          "I'm going to make you squirm until you figure out what you did wrong"
          "I'm ignoring you...but looking right at you. Try to figure that out"
          "I'm going to make you laugh for a full minute...by doing absolutely nothing"
          "Sure, that was witty. But not as witty as you think it was"

          And, I can tell when she is making that face on purpose. Once in a while, I'll just say "Look at me".

          And she will give me a blank stare. And I'll say "Not a face"...."Not a face"..."Face"..."not a face".."Face"...

          I'm not joking. We're really like that.
          I've only seen her look at someone else like that once. A little kid was staring at her in a restaurant. My wife was sitting across from me. I noticed her staring blankly over my shoulder. I turned around, and saw this little boy in the next booth. They were having a staring contest. It was one of our early dates. It was also one of the incidences I remember, that made me realize that she was probably the one for me.
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            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            I loved the video. My wife has a completely neutral face she makes that shows absolutely no expression. Here are the messages that it conveys;

            "What you just said makes you look like an ass"
            "This is the thousandth time you've told that joke"
            "What you said is funny, but there is no way I'm going to laugh"
            "Yes"
            "No"
            "Think about what you just said"
            "I'm going to make you squirm until you figure out what you did wrong"
            "I'm ignoring you...but looking right at you. Try to figure that out"
            "I'm going to make you laugh for a full minute...by doing absolutely nothing"
            "Sure, that was witty. But not as witty as you think it was"

            And, I can tell when she is making that face on purpose. Once in a while, I'll just say "Look at me".

            And she will give me a blank stare. And I'll say "Not a face"...."Not a face"..."Face"..."not a face".."Face"...

            I'm not joking. We're really like that.
            She's just using the Kuleshov effect...
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            • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
              Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

              She's just using the Kuleshov effect...
              Google is our friend:

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              • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
                It's hard to take the article, linked to in the OP, seriously when it starts off with nonsense like this:

                Our early human ancestors only lived until roughly 30
                The average life expectancy of our early ancestors may have been around 30, but that average figure is skewed by the high infant mortality rate (up to 45% according to some estimates).

                Those who made it through to adulthood - and avoided becoming a lion's lunch - had a pretty good chance of living until 60+. Not too shabby considering the absence of antibiotics and vaccines.


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                • Profile picture of the author candoit2
                  Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

                  It's hard to take the article, linked to in the OP, seriously when it starts off with nonsense like this:

                  The average life expectancy of our early ancestors may have been around 30, but that average figure is skewed by the high infant mortality rate (up to 45% according to some estimates).

                  Those who made it through to adulthood - and avoided becoming a lion's lunch - had a pretty good chance of living until 60+. Not too shabby considering the absence of antibiotics and vaccines.


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                  1800's USA was under 40. It wasn't that long ago.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                    Originally Posted by AaronJones View Post

                    1800's USA was under 40. It wasn't that long ago.
                    Aaron; Yes, but that was also taking into consideration the high infant mortality rate. And kids that died from childhood diseases. It isn't that we are living so much longer now, it's that we aren't dying as often from diseases when we are young.

                    But once you lived to 20, your chances of living to 70 were actually pretty good.

                    Of course, with better nutrition, more sanitary living conditions, and treatments for age related illnesses....we are living longer lives than even 50 years ago.

                    Somehow, you missed what Frank was saying. If I have a twin brother, and he dies at birth, and I live to 80.....we, as a group, have a life expectancy of 40. But, if both of us would have just survived....probably close to 80 or even older.
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                    • Profile picture of the author candoit2
                      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                      Aaron; Yes, but that was also taking into consideration the high infant mortality rate. And kids that died from childhood diseases. It isn't that we are living so much longer now, it's that we aren't dying as often from diseases when we are young.

                      But once you lived to 20, your chances of living to 70 were actually pretty good.

                      Of course, with better nutrition, more sanitary living conditions, and treatments for age related illnesses....we are living longer lives than even 50 years ago.

                      Somehow, you missed what Frank was saying. If I have a twin brother, and he dies at birth, and I live to 80.....we, as a group, have a life expectancy of 40. But, if both of us would have just survived....probably close to 80 or even older.
                      I didn't miss any of that at all. We are not really saying much different.
                      I had read these blogs before I posted.

                      Crunching the numbers: How many people have ever lived? | 1000memories

                      Life Expectancy by Age, 1850–2011 | Infoplease.com


                      I was more responding to references to early days, lions, and skewed numbers.

                      The numbers would be skewed if we didn't include youth deaths, not because of it. Also I was just pointing out it was not long ago and right here far away from lions that people still were not living long.

                      I think we need to include all people born no matter when or how they died. This guy should have lived to 80...how about that guy who lived should have died and not made it to 80?

                      Just offering a different perspective.
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                      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
                        Originally Posted by AaronJones View Post

                        Just offering a different perspective.
                        It's not the perspective, it's the way the average figure is interpreted that's the issue.

                        Of course an average life expectancy must take into account the total mortality rate. But to use that figure as the basis for the statement "Our early human ancestors only lived until roughly 30" is incorrect. It implies that humans were dropping down dead when they reached the age of 30, which generally wasn't the case.

                        I thought it worth bringing up because it's a common misunderstanding whenever historical life expectancy statistics are cited.


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                      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                      If I have a twin brother, and he dies at birth, and I live to 80......
                      Why is it always the evil twin is the one that survives and the world gets stuck with the "Danny Devito" twin?
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                      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                        Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

                        Why is it always the evil twin is the one that survives and the world gets stuck with the "Danny Devito" twin?
                        Could you honestly see Claude Whitanegger running a Vacuum cleaner store.

                        "Come with me if you want to suck dirt"

                        "Asta la dusta, babee"

                        "I'll be vac"
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                        • Profile picture of the author positivenegative
                          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                          Could you honestly see Claude Whitanegger running a Vacuum cleaner store.

                          "Come with me if you want to suck dirt"

                          "Asta la dusta, babee"

                          "I'll be vac"

                          Mmmm. Possible.

                          I hear Arnie likes a Dyson.

                          Now we've just got to clone him with Claude.

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                  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
                    Originally Posted by AaronJones View Post

                    1800's USA was under 40. It wasn't that long ago.
                    That's from all those gunfights.






                    (Shhh. There are members here from Australia and Europe.... Have to keep the myth of the Wild, Wild, West alive.)
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            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            "What you just said makes you look like an ass"
            "This is the thousandth time you've told that joke"
            "What you said is funny, but there is no way I'm going to laugh"
            "Yes"
            "No"
            "Think about what you just said"
            "I'm going to make you squirm until you figure out what you did wrong"
            "I'm ignoring you...but looking right at you. Try to figure that out"
            "I'm going to make you laugh for a full minute...by doing absolutely nothing"
            "Sure, that was witty. But not as witty as you think it was"
            You forgot to add:
            "Why are you wearing that bubble wrap suit?"
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    Lol, actually that video is about bitchy resting face, those people can't help it.
    Resting bitch face is something you do deliberately. Do you see the difference now?
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      Originally Posted by KateHunter View Post

      Lol, actually that video is about bitchy resting face, those people can't help it.
      Resting bitch face is something you do deliberately. Do you see the difference now?
      Got it. LOL. I have a friend with bitchy resting face 'syndrome'. She is really very pretty and nice. Actually pregnant right now and has that kind of glow. I'll tell her next time she gets a hard time that she can just explain she is doing it on purpose to maintain her youthful good looks.
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    The key to this would be ANTIOXIDANTS!
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by XenG View Post

      The key to this would be ANTIOXIDANTS!
      And another way for "Big Pharma" to sell us supplements and vitamins.

      I think I'm getting the hang of it. Everything is either "Big Pharma" or "Quantum Physics".

      Yeah, it's all becoming clear to me now.
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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        I think I'm getting the hang of it. Everything is either "Big Pharma" or "Quantum Physics".
        I see what you did there.
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    ow yeah,,, i know it
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