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5 hours ago, dapperdan said:

Orthotics would help with plantars fascitus. See a podiatrist. If not take gauze pads under the arch of your foot, raising it to take the pressure of that planters connection to the heel. Most important is to rest the foot and not walk too much. It's probably an inflammation that will go away. Taking a laxative every day doesn't seem like a good idea.

Metamucil is not really a laxative per se but is essentially just psyllium husks which are a natural product and provide fibre.

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The Giant Tortoises on the Galapagos Islands can easily get 150 years old.
Their secret:


-They don't smoke
-They don't drink
-They don't have sex very often
-They don't eat any fried foods
-They don't exercise (no bicycling), actually they walk only veeery slowly. Their live is no fun.
Ergo: Whatever is associated with fun/pleasure, will cut down on ones life-expectancy. There you have it!
Cheers.

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10 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.

it sounds to me that u live a very healthy life style however you need to check many things at the hospital every year, then uve cracked it. good luck and well done

 

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5 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......

 

 

 

 

 

You Sir are my hero, this is what I aspire to be like 15 years from now...........wish me luck  -  I spent the first fifty years chasing women, drinking anything with alcohol everyday, fast food, take out, home delivery, gambling (was pretty good at it long ago) after leaving the Army (twenty three years ago) never exercised, just walked everywhere............I can spend 6 hours walking in a Mall and never buy anything.......so Thanx for the inspiration.  San Francisco??  You must have spent your entire life walking uphill   -   Thats how you lived so long    :post-4641-1156694083:

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2 hours ago, catman20 said:

it sounds to me that u live a very healthy life style however you need to check many things at the hospital every year, then uve cracked it. good luck and well done

 

Why, if it ain't broke don't try and fix it. If you go searching for a problem you are sure to find it !

 

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6 hours ago, Nicebus said:

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 " 

Sure it is a balance, the most important thing is to enjoy yourself, your days on this planet are limited now. 4 cans of beer isn't going to hurt you, have a couple more !

 

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9 hours ago, dapperdan said:

Orthotics would help with plantars fascitus. See a podiatrist. If not take gauze pads under the arch of your foot, raising it to take the pressure of that planters connection to the heel. Most important is to rest the foot and not walk too much. It's probably an inflammation that will go away. Taking a laxative every day doesn't seem like a good idea.

you can buy a Futuro Therapeutic arch supports from Pharma Choice,i have also seen them in Watsons and Tescos...if u live in Chiang Mai theres a doctors clinic that takes a cast of your feet and makes inserts for your shoes

 

https://www.futuro-usa.com/3M/en_US/futuro-us/products/~/FUTURO-Therapeutic-Arch-Support?N=4318+3294348878+3294529207&rt=rud

futuro-therapeutic-arch-support.jpg

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8 hours ago, Spaniel said:

Since you made it to 70 and in apparent good health it's hard to fault anything you are doing although    one thing I would suggest would be to cut out those 4 daily beers.       I'm 73 and consider myself in pretty good shape too.   I walk 2 hours per day, about 12 km,   eat lots of salad and fruit, no red meat and try to limit fried foods.     Exercise and diet are a big factor to good health.    

Have you even a tiny shred of evidence to support your recommendations for cutting out 4 cans of beer ? 

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Party Pooper Alert! 4 beers per night =28 beers per week! 4-6 beers spread over the week has many health benefits! However 4 beers per evening is bordering on binge drinking (4 in Australia & 5 in America)! Other recommendations are  no more than 1 alcoholic drink for women daily and 2 for men! Since you asked and are interested in a healthy lifestyle-Carpe Vitam!

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11 hours ago, Nicebus said:

Very good point 

Proud yes we all should be

Thank you for your positive reply 

Pride can be a wonderful motivator.. keep up your good health. 

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Sounds like a pretty healthy lifestyle to me. Possibly modesty prevented you from explaining how many times a week you get it on with your Mrs.

As a small experiment, I recommend you try the following - abstain from alcohol during the weekdays, drink your normal quotient over the weekends.

You may also want to try Thai massage 2-3 times a week to improve flexibility. One hour only, start bow-bow.

You are fortunate to have avoided medication thus far. Doctors here are far too fond of throwing pills at patients.

Everything I like is either improper, illegal or fattening.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Gruff said:

Why, if it ain't broke don't try and fix it. If you go searching for a problem you are sure to find it !

 

No.................... i think should have blood pressure , cholesterol and things of that nature checked to insure a longer life. try to be more sensible with your posts

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6 hours ago, Gruff said:

Have you even a tiny shred of evidence to support your recommendations for cutting out 4 cans of beer ? 

Yes, common sense!

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