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Good stuff Mate! The biking-exercise is a Key I think. Keep it up - they say 2 beers is the daily "limit" but what the heck. You enjoy it - so go for it!

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5 hours ago, Gruff said:

I think to some extent that your lifestyle can be a little irrelevant when you reach 3 score years + 10. You can be healthy but suddenly have a nasty fall or accident and you will be worse than your similar age neighbour who hasn't cycled since he was a teenager and drinks 20 cans per night.

I agree with you "to some extent", but ... (as long as you're proposing "what-if's", ie. "a nasty fall or accident") a 30 year old neighbour might just as easily get nailed by lightning, I think anyone that tries to take care reasonable care of themselves at any age, is more than likely extending their life span in an intelligent manner. Just my 2 cents :) 

 

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4 hours ago, Bang Bang said:

That should be sight I thought - a minor misspelling. Then I thought, wait a minute, I am on the computer, like millions of others, at least 5 hours a day. Doing what? Exactly. Site seeing. Awesome, yee haa, woo hoo.

 

Back to the OP. Good on  you. You sound incredibly fit, I would say more so than the average 70 year old.

 

A lot of health issues are from the mind though. I met a gentleman recently from Norway who knocked me over when he said he was a retired 69 year old. He didn't look a day over 45.

 

Then I figured, yep, Norway, Scandinavian high-taxation socialist utopia. Health insurance worries? No. Education costs? Zip. Unemployment fears? Fully covered. Old age concerns? See health insurance. Crime? Low. Why? See all of the above.

 

Peace of mind, the lack of which wreaks havoc on the body as can be seen from the average older American who looks like he's looking for the nearest place to lay down and die.

 

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34 minutes ago, Altalake said:

Good stuff Mate! The biking-exercise is a Key I think. Keep it up - they say 2 beers is the daily "limit" but what the heck. You enjoy it - so go for it!

Thanks digger.

As you say enjoying is the key.

Lot of miserable know alls in the cemetary.

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6 hours ago, Gruff said:

I think to some extent that your lifestyle can be a little irrelevant when you reach 3 score years + 10. You can be healthy but suddenly have a nasty fall or accident and you will be worse than your similar age neighbour who hasn't cycled since he was a teenager and drinks 20 cans per night.

Cant agree with you my friend.

Irrelevant lifestyle choices at 70 ??? 

I think you must worry about the "what if " , rather than the " how lucky I am to make it this far , now whats next " 

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2 hours ago, sandy102uk said:

Yes I think you are about normal but maybe you worry too much

Why do you think I worry too much ???

 

Just making statements about my situation and asking what others do .

 

Would you care to elaborate ?

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4 hours ago, Bang Bang said:

That should be sight I thought - a minor misspelling. Then I thought, wait a minute, I am on the computer, like millions of others, at least 5 hours a day. Doing what? Exactly. Site seeing. Awesome, yee haa, woo hoo.

 

Back to the OP. Good on  you. You sound incredibly fit, I would say more so than the average 70 year old.

 

A lot of health issues are from the mind though. I met a gentleman recently from Norway who knocked me over when he said he was a retired 69 year old. He didn't look a day over 45.

 

Then I figured, yep, Norway, Scandinavian high-taxation socialist utopia. Health insurance worries? No. Education costs? Zip. Unemployment fears? Fully covered. Old age concerns? See health insurance. Crime? Low. Why? See all of the above.

 

Peace of mind, the lack of which wreaks havoc on the body as can be seen from the average older American who looks like he's looking for the nearest place to lay down and die.

Peace of mind

Well done , encompasses the situation . Thanks 

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Seems the people that I know who bike a lot are quite fit... Good for you for being healthy and in good shape at 70...

 

You forgot to mention proud. Many of the people who have health issues are not genetically well mapped or have had accidents. I have had many friends die in their 40s and 50s... they were nice people. 

 

Enjoy your health. 

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10 minutes ago, kenk24 said:

Seems the people that I know who bike a lot are quite fit... Good for you for being healthy and in good shape at 70...

 

You forgot to mention proud. Many of the people who have health issues are not genetically well mapped or have had accidents. I have had many friends die in their 40s and 50s... they were nice people. 

 

Enjoy your health. 

Very good point 

Proud yes we all should be

Thank you for your positive reply 

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4 cans of beer a day every day.

 

5 years in and 4 a day, my question. Has this been gradual 2 cans etc 3 cans.

 

Seems like you could decrease that intake.

 

 

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3 hours ago, sanmyn said:

 

Yeah, I guess I'm pretty healthy and lucky.

 

I'm retired from San Francisco, have lived here single (Naklua) for 22 years. Wow, that doesn't seem possible. 

I am 82 this year. No health complaints. I still drive my Honda, fast walk the treadmill slightly uphill 3 times a week, only make myself maybe one drink a week. I have never smoked. 

But I tire easily now,  generally feel a lack of energy, but never see any Thai doctors. I do try to have an exam once a year or so. 

My blood pressure is low, cholestral borderline low, blood sugar a little high but OK. 

I have enjoyed my life living alone in Thailand. Don't go back to the States much anymore, maybe every 3-4 years. 

I cook my own meals, eat out a couple of nights a week, and have a housekeeper who comes twice a week.

 

I enjoy several old movies (TCM), not much for the newer ones, and love the NFL Games. 

A good life, so far no aches or pains and no medication......

 

 

 

 

 

Aha.. So that's the secret.... A housekeeper who  only comes twice a week.  Mine comes three times a day and is prematurely aging me!

I'll have to have a word with her! 

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