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#4303878 - 10/17/16 05:46 PM Are you living a healthy lifestyle.  
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Was talking to a slaes rep today who at first glance looked to be in his mid forty's.
Well today he put me well and truly in my place. (In a friendly way) he is older then me I am 51 he is 53
He goes to the gym three times a week eats healthy does not smoke drinks moderately.
Well this got me thinking may be I should have paid more attention to all the live a healthy lifestyle stuff I have duly ignored for Most of my adult life. I do walk don't drink much I would not say I over eat but I could eat healthier if the truth be told.
And yes I am a heavy smoker. Well I am wondering has the train left the station has the ship sailed is it to late to make some life style changes. LoL we will see

But what about you guys do you do much to increase your chances of a healthier and longer life.
Do you look your age. ?

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#4303879 - 10/17/16 05:49 PM Re: Are you living a healthy lifestyle. [Re: marko1231123]  
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A lot of people tell me that I look younger than my age which is 44 but I think that's mostly due to the fact that I have no facial hair and I have no gray/white hair (yet). I don't smoke and I'm a very light social drinker but I am a bit overweight. I'd like to lose about 25 lbs.

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#4303882 - 10/17/16 06:02 PM Re: Are you living a healthy lifestyle. [Re: marko1231123]  
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10 months ago,no.I now eat healthier and exercise daily.I haven't smoked since the 80's and am a very occasional drinker.

At 56 I may have left it too late but I certainly feel a whole lot better than I used to.

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#4303889 - 10/17/16 06:15 PM Re: Are you living a healthy lifestyle. [Re: marko1231123]  
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I'm 26. Just had a giant greasy pizza, candy, and soda for lunch. I'm living plenty healthy, I'm not stressed at all having to eat salad every day wink


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#4303899 - 10/17/16 06:28 PM Re: Are you living a healthy lifestyle. [Re: Peally]  
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Originally Posted By: Peally
I'm 26. Just had a giant greasy pizza, candy, and soda for lunch. I'm living plenty healthy, I'm not stressed at all having to eat salad every day wink



Enjoy.
But remember what you will get away with in your twentys you mite get away with in your thirty's but you sure as hell wont in your forty's. LoL

#4303905 - 10/17/16 06:40 PM Re: Are you living a healthy lifestyle. [Re: marko1231123]  
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I'm 5'10", around 100kg. BMI of 31 or 32. I got a big belly, but not a beer belly. Nevertheless, I'm considered obese. frown

I don't smoke, I drink VERY occasionally, but I've had to admit lately that I'm a comfort eater. I also prefer to exercise my mind more than my body biggrin

I'd need to lose 25kg to be considered "healthy" and up until now, I've always said to myself that I can lose that if I want to. Before I was growing sideways, I could always eat anything and my metabolism would take care of it. In the back of my head, I just need to kick that back into gear and I'll be in shape. However, I was really very thin before (considering my height) that I'm enjoying being "big" for a while.

Being asian with very little facial or body hair, thick hair on my head, people keep thinking I'm much younger than I really am. thumbsup


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#4303912 - 10/17/16 06:52 PM Re: Are you living a healthy lifestyle. [Re: marko1231123]  
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Originally Posted By: marko1231123
Originally Posted By: Peally
I'm 26. Just had a giant greasy pizza, candy, and soda for lunch. I'm living plenty healthy, I'm not stressed at all having to eat salad every day wink



Enjoy.
But remember what you will get away with in your twentys you mite get away with in your thirty's but you sure as hell wont in your forty's. LoL



Amen.
When I got married I was 6' 170 lbs or so. 30's, 200. Late 30's everything changed and I'm still struggling at 45. I was always naturally thin and didn't have to worry about it. Eat anything.
At this point, I really don't care about being thin, I never really liked it anyway. I need to lose 40 though. I traded smoking for weight years ago (earlier 30's) which was the right thing to do. I'm better off with the weight, no doctor argues that.
I eat right, not much for snacking, 1 soft drink every 2-3 days (I've got a sweet tea weakness though). I drink when I want, but these days that's one large Southern Comfort and coke a month or so. Maybe some wine with the wife.
I just need to get moving again. Normally I go fishing and kayaking at every opportunity, but this year I've had an injured hip and now forearm screwing with me keeping me in. I eventually did PT for the hip, looks like I'll need it for the arm. It shows that I haven't gotten out much, so I'm going to start walking with my dog some. We'll get each other to go out I figure. wink


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#4303916 - 10/17/16 06:58 PM Re: Are you living a healthy lifestyle. [Re: marko1231123]  
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I've always been assumed to be younger than I am, even by my peers. My final year of college I was working at a movie theater with a bunch of high schoolers and I mentioned I was a senior...they thought I meant HS too. smile

I could definitely lose some weight. I don't eat much and I've never smoked or drank, but my metabolism slowed down from my mid-20s and the weight came on.



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#4303922 - 10/17/16 07:14 PM Re: Are you living a healthy lifestyle. [Re: marko1231123]  
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I usually try to cook wholesome lunch and dinner that's slightly heavy on fat and salt to make it through the day but heavy stress is making it hard to do and worries that I'm hitting the sweets, salty snacks too hard.

#4303924 - 10/17/16 07:15 PM Re: Are you living a healthy lifestyle. [Re: marko1231123]  
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Yes, I do try.

No smoking, drinking, eating and diet is in good shape. Not over weight.

I could do more with exercise. This was on my mind last week. Part of the issue is simply getting it integrated into my daily routine. I'll need to push some things around on my schedule to make permanent room for exercise.


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#4303925 - 10/17/16 07:16 PM Re: Are you living a healthy lifestyle. [Re: Jedi Master]  
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Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
I could definitely lose some weight. I don't eat much and I've never smoked or drank, but my metabolism slowed down from my mid-20s and the weight came on.


That's kicker. At some point the metabolism slows down and the food starts to catch up.


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Genetics is not known to be fair. wink


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#4303934 - 10/17/16 07:26 PM Re: Are you living a healthy lifestyle. [Re: marko1231123]  
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Went to a funeral for a guy that always jogged, lifted weights, and insisted on eating healthy.
He was 48 and passed away from a cerebral blood clot.

Not saying I am against being healthy, just saying that it is not a guarantee for anything.


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#4303940 - 10/17/16 07:40 PM Re: Are you living a healthy lifestyle. [Re: cichlidfan]  
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Originally Posted By: cichlidfan
Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
I could definitely lose some weight. I don't eat much and I've never smoked or drank, but my metabolism slowed down from my mid-20s and the weight came on.


That's kicker. At some point the metabolism slows down and the food starts to catch up.


It doesn't help that I have tachycardia and as a result any exercise is far more exhausting and less beneficial than it should be. frown



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Quality of life. Carefree lifestyle or good sex? Old(er) gentlemen, make up your minds now. Maybe you're lucky enough to enjoy both, but if you've let yourself go in the past, don't count on it lasting when you hit 40+.

Decisions, decisions...



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#4303950 - 10/17/16 08:02 PM Re: Are you living a healthy lifestyle. [Re: marko1231123]  
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Originally Posted By: marko1231123
Originally Posted By: Peally
I'm 26. Just had a giant greasy pizza, candy, and soda for lunch. I'm living plenty healthy, I'm not stressed at all having to eat salad every day wink



Enjoy.
But remember what you will get away with in your twentys you mite get away with in your thirty's but you sure as hell wont in your forty's. LoL


I'm planning to get run over by a runaway semi truck driven by the Incredible Hulk around 38, so it's no biggie.


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Originally Posted By: Bill_Grant
Not saying I am against being healthy, just saying that it is not a guarantee for anything.


When it comes to life, there are no guarantees.


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Originally Posted By: Peally
Originally Posted By: marko1231123
Originally Posted By: Peally
I'm 26. Just had a giant greasy pizza, candy, and soda for lunch. I'm living plenty healthy, I'm not stressed at all having to eat salad every day wink



Enjoy.
But remember what you will get away with in your twentys you mite get away with in your thirty's but you sure as hell wont in your forty's. LoL


I'm planning to get run over by a runaway semi truck driven by the Incredible Hulk around 38, so it's no biggie.



Yeah, but next thing you know, there you are!
Never thought I'd be 21.
Never thought I'd get married.
Never thought I'd turn 30.
Never thought I'd have kids.
Never thought I'd turn 40.
Mentally I feel about like the same kid that didn't expect 21, or at least 30. wink


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#4303959 - 10/17/16 08:27 PM Re: Are you living a healthy lifestyle. [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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Originally Posted By: Bill_Grant
Went to a funeral for a guy that always jogged, lifted weights, and insisted on eating healthy.
He was 48 and passed away from a cerebral blood clot.

Not saying I am against being healthy, just saying that it is not a guarantee for anything.


Very fit surgeon, cycles to work, jogs, goes on hiking trips... had a heart attack and would've died if it were not for his anesthetist friend being at his place for a visit.
Another chap, again very fit, does manual labor at the local supermarket... being transferred to a "better" cardiac unit as his case is too complex for what we do in our hospital.
Bloke that lives across the street from me, early 40s, plays basketball on weekends, goes to the gym. Has also been to A&E twice for chest pains.

It seems to be that "big" and "fat" aren't the only criteria for heart problems anymore.


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Originally Posted By: - Ice
Originally Posted By: Bill_Grant
Went to a funeral for a guy that always jogged, lifted weights, and insisted on eating healthy.
He was 48 and passed away from a cerebral blood clot.

Not saying I am against being healthy, just saying that it is not a guarantee for anything.


Very fit surgeon, cycles to work, jogs, goes on hiking trips... had a heart attack and would've died if it were not for his anesthetist friend being at his place for a visit.
Another chap, again very fit, does manual labor at the local supermarket... being transferred to a "better" cardiac unit as his case is too complex for what we do in our hospital.
Bloke that lives across the street from me, early 40s, plays basketball on weekends, goes to the gym. Has also been to A&E twice for chest pains.

It seems to be that "big" and "fat" aren't the only criteria for heart problems anymore.




A good piece of advice I received in my younger years was everything in moderation.
Man I wish I heeded that advice.
I think Stress is probably the biggest contributor to poor health yes smoking and over eating are also big contributors
Combine all three and your a heart waiting to happen.

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