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    Wheezing Geezer Bud Bent's Avatar
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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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    They told me it's ok to post mileage over in the commuting forum, so you'll probably find me there these days.

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    Senior Member Red Baron's Avatar
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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).
    **Fate is a fickle thing, and in the end the true measure of a person is not fate itself, but how they master it**

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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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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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