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Old 09-18-2017, 09:35 PM
 
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Seems that the secret to a long god life is mostly a positive outlook on life. This 109 yr old gentleman explains that idea really well.........


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=BXyfCGDnuWs
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:31 AM
 
Location: SW Corner of CT
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Thanks for posting
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Does every centenarian smoke and drink whiskey (just assuming the whiskey part). Yes, outlook is important - I do wish they'd talk to more folks who don't necessarily partake in unhealthy habits though.
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Does every centenarian smoke and drink whiskey (just assuming the whiskey part). Yes, outlook is important - I do wish they'd talk to more folks who don't necessarily partake in unhealthy habits though.
lol,
My uncle also died at a very old age. never went into a nursing home, outside of arthritis he was pretty healthy. anyhoo, I remember his last checkup when he was about 96 and his doctor said he needed to cut back on fatty food.

Seriously dude? at 98??

but I get your point, truthfully I wonder if it's more than just unhealthy habits. I do think the quality of the food nowadays has a lot to do with our health issues. but that's a topic for another day.

I do think a positive outlook is number one. Take these boards. I rarely see post from people ENJOYING retirement. everyone here seems scared to death of ending up in a nursing home. I don't want to live the rest of my life stressing over whether I will end up on medicaid.


LOL, don't know about boyfriend driving at 109!!
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I think it's mostly genes.

In my family, I'm in the first generation that didn't smoke. My father and all of his brothers died before 60 due to smoking. So I have no idea how long I'll last.

Live every day as if it's your last day.
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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The secret to a long life is to pick your parents well (genetics)...and don't be an idiot (smoke, drug abuse etc.)
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:29 AM
 
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I think it's mostly genes.
Live every day as if it's your last day.
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The secret to a long life is to pick your parents well (genetics)...and don't be an idiot (smoke, drug abuse etc.)
Kudos to Mr. Overton. He certainly is a lucky man who must have many interesting stories and
observations that people would love to hear.

It definitely has to do with genetics as well as luck. He survived the war as well as
several diseases (which at that time had no vaccines or antibiotics for infections).

I agree with the above posters regarding genetics however, both my father and his
sister lived a healthy lifestyle but he died at the age of 42 and his sister lived to be 93 (she died
a few months after her birthday).
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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The secret to a long good life.......
Good genes and good luck.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Western PA
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I believe it's good genes and environment. My grandmother and her six siblings all lived into their 90s, with one passing away on his 100th birthday. Four of them stayed on the Greek island where they were born and three of them lived in the US for between 40 and 60 years and stayed active. No obesity, no cancer, and they all died of old age with no long-term sickness. I think part of it was their Mediterranean diet.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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My MIL did not eat healthily, was obese, sat most of the time and died at 98. Good genes.
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