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Old 02-08-2017, 07:49 PM
 
Location: next up where ever I go
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Is it possible, by living a life of stress, from being poor, having a chronic health issue and still drink alcohol on a daily basis

that one, as me, at, 61 almost 62 feel, act, and look 15 years younger.

Sorry to all those that think this is just me going on about what I think and what is reality.

No...I can't explain it.

People ask me and they really ask me...why! Since I tell them my true age.

I say, well,

I have about 2 sodas a year
I have a two thing of veggies a day, just a good spinach something
I don't eat sugar even honey (which I have found is very good for the facial skin if you slather it on the face but don't do it) since I do Niacinamide and Matrixx 3000 for around my eyes, some people swear by Vit C. Not good for me.
I sleep, and if I don't sleep I put more sleep in
I live in quiet when I am not working
I listen to meditation tapes (puts me to sleep in seconds)
No caffeine (I know! How strange is that!)
I try, and I will not say you need to do that for a family but NO processed food except if you can get it for less than 50% so it will be that go to when you can't do anything else
NO FAST FOOD INCLUDING PIZZA nuf said. So above as a treat. Also deserts...they are supposed to be a treat...we are not in France.
BIGGEST AND BEST since you all about 20 to 30 years younger than me and want to look good get a friggin Crook Pot! Easiest thing in the world. Onions, Carrots, Celery, Beef or Chicken or Pork, cook while you sleep, turn it off when you go to work come home it is now just settling and no you will not be killed by leaving it out. The Pot stays warm for a long time.

Have a great time eating this then go for a WALK with yourself, your kids, your SO. Whatever floats your boat. And if you can't STAND to do this just purchase at Wallymart a pair of 6 pound free weights and start pumping. Look to the Web for the correct way to begin. Walking and free weights, start with three minutes max.
As far as booze. You will see the difference immediately.

Love Love
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:09 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Post a pic and we'll be the judge of how old you look
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:52 PM
 
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Post a pic and we'll be the judge of how old you look
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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Curious, how old did your parents live to be?

As I get a little older I feel our choices certainly can impact our quality of life but a good set of genes is important and typically not given the credit it deserves.
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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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.

I'm not saying the OP's suggestions are not a key for a long and healthy life. Those are good guidelines. It's just not a guarantee of a long and healthy life for everyone. So no matter how pristine your lifestyle, when your time comes, it comes.
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:25 PM
 
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I'm starting on that Dinty Moore diet tomorrow.
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:30 PM
 
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Living a healthy lifestyle is preferable to living hard but I believe genes play a much bigger part than previously thought.

I am seeing proof of this as I age and see my friends dropping like flies.
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:58 PM
 
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Low carb diet. I cut out pasta, bread,rice,processed snacks and beer. Vodka and whiskey with water are ok on the low carb.
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Kudos to you for being as disciplined as you are. I'm sure a health lifestyle helps a good deal, but I have an unusually high number of female centenarians in my family and none of them were particularly careful about their diet. They were all very active even in their 80's and 90's. My Great Aunt who died this year at 103 was in a bowling league until she was 100 and only quit then because she was having knee pain.

As far as physical appearance, I would guess that smoking and sun damage probably ages one's appearance more than anything else but skin wrinkling and elasticity also seem to be largely genetic.
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Old 02-09-2017, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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. They were all very active even in their 80's and 90's.
That's the key right there. If you don't stop, you'll keep going longer. There's another thread here somewhere, about not getting out of shape as you age, as it's harder to get it back!
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