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Great share, and good comments here.

I generally find that my quality of life seems to be better than many my age. I'm fortunate to still be surfing, running, backpacking, ascending mountains, and working in very high altitudes that many of my peers have abandoned because they claim to be - too old. I tend to think they could do these things if they just conditioned into them, but they have made a mental decision to let go because they blame their numerical age.

In essence, I live longer, I have gained not more years at the end, but more and better years right here in the middle.
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20-03-2019, 10:55 PM
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In essence then, not so much reversing the ageing process, but prolonging life
I can't understand anybody not wishing to do that.
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Originally Posted by Floydy ->
In essence then, not so much reversing the ageing process, but prolonging life
I can't understand anybody not wishing to do that.
And not just extending life, but giving one years with better health, mobility, and quality of life.

I wonder whether or not people who have healthy lifestyles are able to live independently longer? That would make for an interesting study.
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21-03-2019, 12:14 AM
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I don't think exercise affects the age people look but it can affect the age people behave.

I can't fully exercise my abdomen area because of old operations but I work on our friend's allotment, ride a bike and walk briskly quite a lot. I think this keeps me younger than my years energy-wise ..but I reckon I still look my age.
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21-03-2019, 01:02 AM
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Technically it should make you age faster because of the free radicals. However, it should make you feel better and stop deterioration of bones and connective tissue by strengthening supporting muscles.
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Technically it should make you age faster because of the free radicals. However, it should make you feel better and stop deterioration of bones and connective tissue by strengthening supporting muscles.
It is an interesting fact that exercise does produce more free radicals, but exercise also stimulates the production proteins (some of which are enzymes) that help keep free radicals in balance. Free radicals may actually help people live longer.

Researchers will change their minds six time though .
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A few days ago I came across my old Heart Foundation Pedometer so I attached it to my belt.

Day 1 15766 steps
Day 2 17522 steps
Day 3 7791 steps (so far today at 1.30pm)

They used to recommend 10000 steps a day as a goal so I am up there with that. These days people seem to wear those wristbands that tell you steps, distance, route etc but this thing does me.

I doubt it makes you younger but as a young girl said on a Youtube video I watched recently, "Keeping fit makes you harder to kill".
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health is most important, at least to me. essential for me to be able to still move and run, albeit less than before...
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We don't stop doing things because we grow old...we grow old because we stop doing things!

I'm 62, and a weight trainer, here at home. I'm now stronger and faster (martial arts) than I was THIRTY years ago! (In cardio-vascular terms, however, I'm in bad shape, but I intend to work on that with either an exercise bike, or a treadmill, but I'm in no hurry to buy one of those, just yet.)

When I was 50, I told people that I was going to celebrate the my 50th birthday for the rest of my life, and I've stuck to that. We grow old because we stop doing things, and I've kept up everything that I could possibly do from earlier decades.

My amateur's advice...don't live a digital life!
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Originally Posted by Ian Haines ->
My amateur's advice...don't live a digital life!
To be fair you can do both, it is not an either/or situation.

I just had breakfast, watched the sunrise over the bush, updated my on line travel blog, checked the weather forecast for Quilpie, then I will pack up and set off.



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