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Old 01-12-07, 04:06 PM   #1
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Exceptional Survivors

Did anyone else read this?

http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/mo...n/16228215.htm

A 40 year study showed that men who were strong, but lean, were the ones to remain healthier in their later years. But I guess we kind of knew that, didn't we? Pass me those weights, Dnvr....
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Agree, but Stress (Mental) has to figure in somewhere.

Biking helps relieve mine. Figure gives me a good chance to add 10. (live a century).
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Old 01-12-07, 05:19 PM   #3
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I had a friend that had a comeback to people who were in their 60s, in great shape, and talking about it at parties. He would wait until the guy made a big deal about his accomplishments and then say, "You are in such great shape, that I suspect you would be able to fight and resist serious illnesses, like cancer. Why, I bet you could last 3 to 4 years, maybe longer, against it, even though it was whittling you down & very painful."

He would then add that he was so out of shape, that he expected that something like a heart attack would kill him in a matter of minutes.

The line never failed in making the fit guy pause for a few seconds.

Of course, he was purposefully avoiding that the fit guy might have an extra 10-20 years of good health.
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