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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 1 year 3 months ago #3034767

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I wonder how many of us, who have reached the 80 (or more) were, once chain smokers (I smoked until I was about 50).

How many avoided sugary food?

I have never, really, avoided anything!

Maybe it is all down to the luck of the draw?
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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 1 year 3 months ago #3034785

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Popeye wrote: I wonder how many of us, who have reached the 80 (or more) were, once chain smokers (I smoked until I was about 50).

How many avoided sugary food?

I have never, really, avoided anything!

Maybe it is all down to the luck of the draw?


I think it is really, when your number is up it"s up .
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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 1 year 3 months ago #3038134

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Where do I go to join the ` over 90`s. I am 6 feet 1 inches tall, weight 12 stone, fit What do I owe it all to, My main job involved climbing heights every day, and cycling to it, 5 miles each way. I do have Asthma, since 3 year old, Inhalers yes, but manage it. Pills none until, last year, then had a ` Doppler test ` now water tablets
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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 1 year 3 months ago #3040913

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L U C K ( & i hope it lasts lol)

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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 1 year 2 months ago #3042957

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Popeye wrote: In our club, there are about 30 members who have reached into their 80s.

There seems to be a common denominator in that they (over 80) are, almost, all tall and thinnish.
If I ask them, they, inevitably, say that they have always been tall & lean.
Is that the magic spell which got you to this grand age?
I note that many of them were also very involved in sport/keeping fit, but I suggest that is what tall & thin people may be more able to do.
Is there anyone who who differs?


I think they were not glued to the screens of TV, Laptop /Computer, Mobile (Smart Phones) or iPad etc...etc... They must have good food ( mostly organic food not junk food ) and physical or outdoor activities like camping, walking, picnics and socializing with friends and families instead of watching TV and chatting on net etc...etc... That is why they are fit and crossed 80...! Nowadays, we start a day with a chair and generally it ends with a chair or sofa /bed... From breakfast table, car seat, office chair, again car seat, sofa and dining table and bed... We hardly have physical activities in life.... (obviously there are exceptions, who are involved in outdoor activities, sports and gym etc... ) :)

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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 1 year 2 months ago #3043002

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My father used to say "Only Good People Die" I don't know why he would say that ? ........perhaps in funerals.

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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 1 year 2 months ago #3043078

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I imagine a prerequisite would be not dying before your 80th birthday. All being a smart ass aside, I have great respect for anyone over the age of 80, it's not easy being older. I suspect it's just the luck of the draw. A Dr once told George Burns that someday those cigars were going to kill him, when he was 95 years old.

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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 1 year 2 months ago #3046829

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man of kent wrote: Breathing, mostly !


I was looking to see if anyone had stated the obvious prerequisite

I am glad someone did saving me to repeat

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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 1 year 2 months ago #3047185

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Expecting that there was always something even more exciting round the corner !

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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 1 year 2 months ago #3047188

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