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Old 02-09-2017, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Close to an earthquake
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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"This is gonna suck but here it goes"

Kind of a strange thread. It reminds me of that raccoon commercial, "This tastes terrible .... here, try it!"


yes, I thought the same thing, odd thread. And really, who cares how you look? Younger or older, doesn't change the number.
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I don't mind looking my age. I'm happy to be here looking just like me.
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:29 AM
 
Location: next up where ever I go
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My parents died at 76....both of them. Thirteen years apart. One, in part because of smoking and working in a solvent factory...killed my mother's lungs, the other, my father died of complications of a poorly managed diabetes. They were both very pretty people.

And yes, I was just musing over what someone said to me about me the other day. That I look younger than my age.

I stayed out of the sun and didn't smoke, however, it would not surprise me to find it has so much to do with genes.

Funny, I never thought I was pretty for most of my life. If anyone told me I was I didn't believe them.
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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Post a pic and we'll be the judge of how old you look
All excellent advise. I'm 61 and get told all the time I look younger than that.

I see people where I work that are my age and can barely move, use canes, oxygen, morbidly obese, etc. Am I just fortunate? Nope.

I eat whole, good foods, rarely drink, walk for a hour each day, get 6 or 8 hours of sleep every day.


I am envious that she lives in quiet. My husband had the TV blaring all freaking day. Oh how I hate that. One thing we are going to HAVE to address when I retire in December.
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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I think genetic plays a huge part in how 'young' a person look. Of course, there are lifestyle factors which can make a person looks older than their age (smoking, excessive exposure to the sun, substance abuses etc.). However I think youngish looking persons should thank their genes more than patting themselves on the back.

IMO, it is more important that you feel young than look young for your age. I am very happy to see my biological age is 20 years less than my chronological age.

Find out your Biological-Age

BTW, sometimes it is not to your advantage to look younger than your age. My small stature, happy and energetic attitude usually make people think I am much younger than my age so I have never been automatically offered a senior discount. I always have to ask for it and don't mind showing the proof ;-)

P.S. I agree with S&S's post below regarding sun exposure. I am an avid outdoor person and use no sun protection except for a cap. I tan very easily and don't have any wrinkles which I attribute strictly to genetic factor.

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Old 02-09-2017, 10:12 AM
 
Location: equator
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I don't understand this post at all. Is she "living a life of stress"? "having chronic health issues"?
"Drinking every day"?


That doesn't jibe with all the other fine lifestyle choices she's doing.


I'm in the genetics camp. I have a friend here over 65 who walks the beach for hours in her swimsuit, no hat, no sunscreen. She's smoothly tanned with no wrinkles on body or face. No sun damage. I asked her nationality and she said "French Canadian". Dang! I thought she might be Italian....


I don't seek out the sun but have lots of sun damage anyway. Always get a lecture at the dermatologist.
Why? 100% Swedish. SIGH.


My grandparents ate whatever they wanted (lots of sugar, butter, etc.) and lived to their late 90's, active until the end. Parents died in their late 80's. I think food additives made that difference but who will ever know?


Now I'm going to have to look up crock-pots. I left mine on all day and thought I was safe.
Dang again!
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: equator
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Here's a website where you can post a pic and people guess your age....then you can see the results. I don't know if people guess very seriously or just mess with you but it's worth a shot:

Guess My Age - How old do I look?

There are probably other sites that do the same thing...

I'd be interested in this if we could do it here with our members. Now that would really be fascinating. New thread, anyone?


The minute I see "Sign in and register", I'm outta there! I make an exception for C-D.


I agree, the OP should post a picture and let us vote....


Slow-cookers are designed to be safe, programmed to be above 165 "well out of the danger zone". Whew.
http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/saf...owcooksafe.htm
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:36 AM
 
Location: SW US
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A lovely woman in my play readers group age 60 who ate very healthy, did not drink, exercised, looked about ten years younger, had a calm happy personality and a great sense of humor died in her sleep a couple of days ago. She had no previous signs of ill health. She had checkups every year.
But dying in our sleep without being ill is a good outcome, isn't it?
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Close to an earthquake
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But dying in our sleep without being ill is a good outcome, isn't it?
If he were alive to comment about this, I'm sure David Carradine would agree.
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