Sand_TIger wrote: »
And I ask you all.... based on the comments I've seen and my own experience... how much of aging is actually just the effect of not taking care of our bodies, including weight gain? I have told you all about my first aha moment, but another aha moment came when I realized I needed to continue this journey. At that moment I realized "I feel ten years younger! What I thought was just age related slowdown, was only due to my excess weight! I can keep on de-aging myself, and feel even better! LET'S DO IT!"
AnnPT77 wrote: »
I'm gonna take that as not a rhetorical question, and answer it.
IMO, it's most useful to think that nothing inherently comes from aging alone, i.e. that it's entirely about choices.
I'm pretty sure that's not 100% true (mitochondria, telomere shortening, blah, blah blah).
For sure, I have 70- and 80-something year old friends who are active, healthy, athletic, vital, and at a reasonable body weight. I'm absolutely sure their life choices have been a crucial factor in their happy, healthy aging. I also have friends in their 30s (and a few even younger) and beyond with serious health conditions and dysfunctions related to overweight, inactivity, undernutrition, excess intoxicants, smoking - also mostly life choices.
A few people will be unlucky (experience serious health compromises despite good choices). Making bad choices because bad luck could happen is not the way a smart gambler would play the hand, if you ask me.
If it matters, I'm 64.https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10728170/thoughts-on-getting-old-vs-aging
chaseracer2386 wrote: »
When i got out the shower and looked in the mirror and was like what the hell you fat a**... Time to suck it up and get fit and healthy..
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