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61. When you stop swimming is my guess!
When Jack LaLanne turned 90 a few years ago, the press all gathered around and asked him the cliche questions like how he stayed so healthy, et al. They also asked him if humans did only one exercise, what's the best one to stay fit?

He said, swimming, hands down! So you're not gonna feel "the nasty stuff" for awhile if you keep that up!

Me, I'm just neurotic about my health, so any sign that I might be deteriating is gonna freak me out. I don't care how long I live, I just wanna have all my faculties as long as possible.

So my advice to anyone who wants to stave off the aging demons is to find an exercise you love to do. For me, it's cycling and running and I'm convinced it's been my saving grace. My sister, who's a year older, doesn't take care of her health, she's diabetic and takes more prescription meds than our 84 year old father. Trust me, you thirtysomethings, you don't wanna end up like that!
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  -What's the worst part about growing old? HypnoToad  Jan-01-08 05:30 AM   #0 
  - None of the above...  Indi Guy   Jan-01-08 05:39 AM   #1 
  - I haven' lost that, just everything else physically  OhioBlues   Jan-01-08 09:18 AM   #10 
  - I used to be confused by "crotchety old men"  lizerdbits   Jan-01-08 09:26 AM   #12 
  - Nobody's perfect...  HypnoToad   Jan-01-08 12:15 PM   #29 
  - Some jaded souls might call that "wisdom."  Deep13   Jan-02-08 08:05 AM   #58 
  - Wondering when this "wisdom" thing is going to kick in.  Perry Logan   Jan-01-08 06:17 AM   #2 
  - Let me know.  HypnoToad   Jan-01-08 06:44 AM   #3 
  - Good one, Perry!  zanne   Jan-01-08 09:13 AM   #8 
  - Yeah, I thought I'd be wise too!  pink-o   Jan-01-08 10:01 AM   #13 
     -'re only 53!!!  Skittles   Jan-01-08 08:03 PM   #46 
        - When you stop swimming is my guess!  pink-o   Jan-02-08 10:50 AM   #61 
  - Becoming more and more  lizziegrace   Jan-01-08 06:51 AM   #4 
  - Welcome to my world.  HypnoToad   Jan-01-08 12:13 PM   #26 
  - Not you, sweetie. I just wonder how you're able to labor every day under the weight  hisownpetard   Jan-01-08 01:09 PM   # 
  - You're a sweetheart  lizziegrace   Jan-01-08 06:35 PM   #40 
     - She was a pioneer! And, even though you may not feel it right now, you  hisownpetard   Jan-01-08 06:47 PM   #42 
  - Delete-another damned dupe  hisownpetard   Jan-01-08 01:09 PM   #32 
  - Knowing there is no cure for growing old.  graywarrior   Jan-01-08 09:03 AM   #5 
  - Oh, there's a cure all right.  zanne   Jan-01-08 09:12 AM   #7 
     - Who knows? Live long enough and you might pay for it.  graywarrior   Jan-01-08 09:16 AM   #9 
        - Do what the Chinese do with software and media: Steal and pirate it.  HypnoToad   Jan-01-08 12:14 PM   #27 
  - May I add one?  zanne   Jan-01-08 09:12 AM   #6 
  - If "they" legalize drugs ...  JustABozoOnThisBus   Jan-01-08 09:19 AM   #11 
  - Idiots asking What's the worst part about growing old!  Breeze54   Jan-01-08 10:03 AM   #14 
  - This poll sucks! There aren't any sex questions!  Breeze54   Jan-01-08 10:05 AM   #15 
  - Damned if I do; heckled if I don't.  HypnoToad   Jan-01-08 12:10 PM   #24 
  - The realization that Gen-X will be supporting us someday!  femmocrat   Jan-01-08 10:07 AM   #16 
  - WTF? ~~ ROFLMFAO!!  Breeze54   Jan-01-08 10:17 AM   #18 
  - Not really; your lot is offshoring all the jobs away...  HypnoToad   Jan-01-08 12:10 PM   #23 
  - Watching your friends die way before their time  Kucinich4America   Jan-01-08 10:16 AM   #17 
  - That happened to me when I was 17...BTDT  Breeze54   Jan-01-08 10:35 AM   #19 
  - Aren't you still somewhat in the "Growing UP" stage?  Prisoner_Number_Six   Jan-01-08 10:40 AM   #20 
  - I wish.  HypnoToad   Jan-01-08 12:13 PM   #25 
     - Thirty-five, THIRTY-FIVE=??!!? Go away, little boy, and stop bothering me with your  hisownpetard   Jan-01-08 01:14 PM   #33 
        - I do not believe nor condone murder. It's like assisted suicide, only coerced instead.  HypnoToad   Jan-01-08 03:03 PM   #35 
           - I'm glad you're not my accountant!  hisownpetard   Jan-01-08 03:19 PM   #36 
           - how senile are you if mentally you are 250?  CreekDog   Jan-01-08 09:36 PM   #51 
  - I'm voting for the chronic health conditions, which limit my ability  crim son   Jan-01-08 10:58 AM   #21 
  - Same here.  HypnoToad   Jan-01-08 12:15 PM   #28 
     - You mentioned in another thread a possible mis-diagnosis  Prisoner_Number_Six   Jan-01-08 06:45 PM   #41 
        - My GP thought that at one time too...  HypnoToad   Jan-01-08 06:56 PM   #45 
  - Younger people looking at you and seeing Mom....  Jade Fox   Jan-01-08 11:25 AM   #22 
  - Matthew Arnold said it:  Amber Waves   Jan-01-08 12:23 PM   #30 
  - It hurts...(n/t)  Iggo   Jan-01-08 01:07 PM   #31 
  - Aches n pains, loss of memory, loss of energy, loss of passion, and regrets  GreenPartyVoter   Jan-01-08 03:01 PM   #34 
  - Looking in the mirror and asking,  Kajsa   Jan-01-08 03:21 PM   #37 
  - Other: Loing my singing voice. I loved expressing myself in song.  1monster   Jan-01-08 05:07 PM   #38 
  - As a female, I definitely say it's my hair loss.  WinkyDink   Jan-01-08 05:14 PM   #39 
  - Death  UndertheOcean   Jan-01-08 06:50 PM   #43 
  - I voted aches and pains  Southpawkicker   Jan-01-08 06:52 PM   #44 
  - I'll be 26 in less than four months...  Fox Mulder   Jan-01-08 08:08 PM   #47 
  - That's it! OUT of this thread! Most of us have Corns older than you.  mcscajun   Jan-01-08 08:16 PM   #49 
  - Not being about to talk about "Someday" anymore.  mcscajun   Jan-01-08 08:13 PM   #48 
  - I would say memory loss...  DarkTirade   Jan-01-08 09:12 PM   #50 
  - Gravity...My height grows shorter as my b**bs grow longer  Digit   Jan-01-08 11:43 PM   #52 
  - "New and Equally Delightful Chronic Health Conditions"  astral   Jan-02-08 01:46 AM   #53 
  - Uh, what was the question again?? n/t  retread   Jan-02-08 04:55 AM   #54 
  - I got to go with losing weight  GoPsUx   Jan-02-08 05:25 AM   #55 
  - Growing old is not for wimps, as the saying goes. Not that being young is a picnic.  Perry Logan   Jan-02-08 07:03 AM   #56 
  - It's a drag ...  meegbear   Jan-02-08 07:17 AM   #57 
  - Lusting after women that are half my age.  edbermac   Jan-02-08 08:29 AM   #59 
  - Lusting after men who are half my age, or at least young enough to be my son. nt  raccoon   Jan-02-08 01:47 PM   #64 
  - I couldn't vote  NJCher   Jan-02-08 08:55 AM   #60 
  - Discovering just how big a fool you were in your youth. n/t  SOteric   Jan-02-08 11:25 AM   #62 
  - Metabolism slowdown is a drag  hoozyorsugadaddy   Jan-02-08 01:12 PM   #63 
  - The exercise thing, and also loss of eyesight.  janesez   Jan-02-08 02:04 PM   #65 

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