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Staying fit after sixty.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by w3stie, Apr 19, 2017 at 9:29 PM.

  1. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Drinking beer makes men smarter, more handsome, and improves their eyesight so much, they never see an ugly women when they're drinking beer.
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  2. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
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  3. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    But, don't the Irish just sit around and drink whiskey and sing Irish folk songs all night long?
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  5. kuvash

    kuvash Tele-Holic

    Feb 13, 2010
    Upper California
    Yeh....I'd just ask Wille,I think.
  6. Sandhill69

    Sandhill69 Tele-Holic

    Jun 18, 2016
    Tom Petty tells me that he don't know, but he's been told, that if you never slow down you never get old.

    EXERCISE, exercise, and exercise are the three most important things you can do, besides knocking down enough beers.
  7. w3stie

    w3stie Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 19, 2010
    I found this was a good resource. It refers to the Senior Fitness and Test Manual which is a test developed by specialists to assess fitness in the ageing. Funny that I don't consider myself to be ageing, but I struggled with a couple of the test exercises. My interest in life long fitness was re-ignited recently when my father-in-law had a couple of falls. He's 84, and in pretty good health, but I've noticed him becoming frail lately, struggling to get up out of a chair etc. I was thinking maybe I should say something to him before he had the falls, but now his daughters and I have ganged up on him to get him to go to the gym or something.

    So I better start looking after myself as well!
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  8. mad dog

    mad dog Friend of Leo's

    Jun 27, 2005
    A mix of walking 3.5 to 4 miles on an outdoor track, working various machines, floor exercises at the gym.

    On the mental front, hope that studying/practicing jazz daily is enough to keep me cognitively exercised. That and mooning over strange guitars and amps.
  9. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 12, 2004
    Evan walking is great after 60!
  10. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Poster Extraordinaire

    That's some physically demanding work, so I expect you are getting a good amount of exercise, staying in decent shape.

    I guess 60 is supposed to feel like you feel. :)
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  11. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Poster Extraordinaire

    Tai Chi Chuan. Yang style, very traditional.
  12. koen

    koen Tele-Afflicted

    May 19, 2007
    West of Morocco
    I'm not yet 60, but switching to a plant based whole food diet helped a lot with feeling more fit. Check out the Forks over Knives documentary, I think it is on Netflix.
  13. Pualee

    Pualee Tele-Meister

    Feb 5, 2014
    I don't agree with your general statements - I think you can improve your outcome by taking care of yourself mentally and physically. However, I do agree that there isn't evidence for doing crosswords to improve or maintain brain function. I had two grandparents that did crosswords every day with this belief, and they both went crazy (dementia).
  14. Skub

    Skub Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jul 28, 2010
    And fighting TD, you forgot about the feckin fighting!
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  15. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    That I did Skub, that I did, but first comes the drinkin', then the singin' then the fightin'! Then repeat! :)


    Jan 6, 2017
    I'm 74 and have lived a very physically active life. I raced motorcycles until the age of 62, then switched to long distance bicycle touring and kayaking. I would spend days hunting and fishing in the Catskill mountains of New York State all through my 60s and early 70s. All seemed to be going quite well until one morning at age 74 I woke up with a blood disorder that can be managed with drugs but can never be cured, and at this point I think the drugs are worse then the blood disorder. So, all you 50 and 60 year olds, live the hell out of your life while you can, because your morning will come also, and remember, AIN'T NONE OF US GETTING OUT OF THIS DEAL ALIVE.

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  17. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 12, 2010
    Norman, OK
    "This skin and bones is a rental
    And no one makes it out alive" - Switchfoot - Where I Belong
  18. lil scotty

    lil scotty TDPRI Member

    Jun 29, 2016
    Phoenix, AZ
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  19. lil scotty

    lil scotty TDPRI Member

    Jun 29, 2016
    Phoenix, AZ
    I wouldn't say I'm a cardio freak. I cycle and run to be able to play soccer. 2 ACL tears in 3 years stopped me of some of that but I'm back at all of the above. As part of my leg rehab I started doing weighted squats (my PT was a high school football strength coach.) This got me into weight training in a new way. I stumbled upon Rippetoe through Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 program. This is going back 5 years now. The weight training you've described has changed my life for the better. In addition to the physical, weight training has helped me mentally in incalculable ways too--the knee issues could have really brought me down, down, without it. Felt I needed to comment on your post and give it, and you, a hearty hear, hear! Also, the numbers you've cited above, and your attitude towards them, are scarily similar to my own (the "barrel too).

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  20. stinkey

    stinkey Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 4, 2010
    malmö sweden
    Every Monday me and my friend goes cycling for three hours. And i try to walk to the store when i'm making small buys. And i live on the 4th floor, no elevator. When i'm watching TV i do push ups or swing dumb bells during the commercials. And i stretch every morning when my hands dry so i can put in my contact lenses.
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