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View Poll Results: Seniors: Are you usually tired or not tired?
I am usually tired and I have lots of responsibilities. 6 14.63%
I am ususally not tired and I have lots of responsibilities. 8 19.51%
I am usually tired and I have few responsibilities. 9 21.95%
I am usually not tired and I have few responsibilties. 13 31.71%
Other: Please explain in comments section. 5 12.20%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-12-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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I am wondering if old age equals tired, or if being tired indicates ill health.

I am exhausted. I have a lot of responsibilities and deal with complex issues on a daily basis.

I wonder if old people who have more relaxed life styles are still tired, just by virtue of being old, or if being tired in old age is due to lifestyle combined with age . . .

For myself I wonder if I were vacationing and relaxing if I would still feel like this.

How do you typically feel?
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:32 PM
 
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I am wondering if old age equals tired, or if being tired indicates ill health.

I am exhausted. I have a lot of responsibilities and deal with complex issues on a daily basis.

I wonder if old people who have more relaxed life styles are still tired, just by virtue of being old, or if being tired in old age is due to lifestyle combined with age . . .

For myself I wonder if I were vacationing and relaxing if I would still feel like this.

How do you typically feel?
There are no correlations between fatigue from life issues and being old/er. Those in their 30s, 40s can feel drained from life issues.

There is a general correlation between old/er age and tiredness. "Tired" can be brief, as in after a day of yard work. "Fatigue" is a chronic condition that is generally caused by mental and physical problems (adrenals, etc).

You can do practically nothing with little stress and be tired (immediate level) or fatigued (longer term).

I typically feel okay unless I let some surrounding problem get to me. When that happens I go to bed early, sometimes fast for a day to rejuvenate my intestines and adrenals, and take appropriate supplements. I find that a walk at night after supper is great for a good night's sleep and feeling good the next day. And sauerkraut.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:39 PM
 
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Sauerkraut? Aren't you Italian?

Interesting. When you say there are "no correlations," is that your opinion/observations or are you referring to some literature on the subject?
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Sauerkraut? Aren't you Italian?

Interesting. When you say there are "no correlations," is that your opinion/observations or are you referring to some literature on the subject?
Sauerkraut is German. Every culture has their cultured foods that contribute to a healthy gut. It's widespread in current health literature that there is a correlation between a healthy gut (excellent digestion with no adrenal overload) and vitality. Sauerkraut is one food source, miso (Japanese) another, fermented milk products another, etc.

As for your second question, it's common sense that fatigue and tiredness related to stress and life situations do not only pertain to being old. It can happen to anyone of any age. Stress and fatigue is big with teens now. Age is not a sole factor.
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:06 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I have few responsibilities, as in I don't have kids to raise anymore, don't have to cook for people, stuff like that. I do work full time and I am tired when I get home. By Friday I'm a little worn out!

Most of my physical tiredness stems from having contracted Lyme disease twice. My joints are in bad shape and painful most of the time.

However, I do not got to bed at eight; usually ten or eleven, and the dogs get me up at 5:30 in the morning, so I'm not actually 'tired', just in pain.
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I am usually tired and have some responsibilities: a house, pets, medical issues, the usual stuff. But when I went on vacation, I had tremendous energy and very little fatigue. So, that says it all.
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Maybe what's making you tired is clicking on that purple color every time you post. Sounds like a lot of work to me.

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Old 06-12-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: USA
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Maybe what's making you tired is clicking on that purple color every time you post. Sound like a lot of work to me.
Funny!
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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One thing about living in Florida is that no matter how old you are there are tons of people who are a lot older. I am almost 68 and when I talk to some older person they call me a youngster and tell me I have no idea how good I have it.

Another thing that I have found is that there are old people who are old and old people who are young. I see 90 year olds all the time who are active, bright, and out doing things. Then I see 90 year olds who look and act 90. A lot of it is mental attitude, I think. I just had a couple I was helping at work and they are in their 80's and they have a go fast boat that does 120 mph. She said he makes her drive it occasionally in case of an emergency and they have to get home ! If they hadn't told me their ages I would have thought they were 60 ish.

Don
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I don't necessarily see a correlation between fatigue and responsibilities and of the latter, what would seem to be a lot by one person may seem to be child's play by another. Other than small children and house pets, everyone has responsibilities regardless of age and working status. I also think that tiredness naturally comes and goes depending on a lot of factors, health being a principle one. Quite frankly, I don't see the point to this so I marked "other."
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