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Will I live to see 80?

Friday, August 15, 2008

I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age.

A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, 'Do you think I'll live to be 80?'

He asked, 'Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer or wine?'

'Oh no,' I replied. 'I'm not doing drugs, either!'

Then he asked, 'Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?'

I said, 'No, my former doctor said that all red meat is very

'Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?'

'No, I don't,' I said.

He asked, 'Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of romantic encounters?'

'No,' I said.

He looked at me and said, 'Then, why do you even ask?


Seriously, though, why are we striving to live a healthier lifestyle if we are not enjoying it? Because we want better health to enjoy life, without gasping for breathe as we climb stairs. To help prevent/reverse heart disease, diabetes, ect....
To help our knees and joints by not putting to much strain on them because we are overweight. What reason do you have for striving for a healthier lifestyle????

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    SONIA!! you'll live to 80.....i bet you'll live to 90!!!

    We want better lifestyles so we can live longer and enjoy still being apart of the lives of our loved ones. :) or to just live longer to see how the 'future' will turn out haha :)
    4694 days ago
    Sonia...I think you will live to reach 80, no problem! ----Especially when you consider the fact that your sparkpage says you are 50? (soon to be 51!) You don't look anywhere near that age at all!! I mean it--you look in the late 30's early--very early 40's.
    happy Birthday to you--don't know when it is --but don't want to miss it.
    4703 days ago
  • TANGY66
    I want to live a long time and to have the strength, flexibility and agility in my body that I need to ENJOY my life.

    Feeling cute doesn't hurt either.
    4705 days ago
    Me too Gayllynne! I could be happy with me as is but only if I planned to zone out for the rest of my life! I want to play with my kids and grandkids, travel and do things. Not just live in a food induced fog. :D Great blog!
    4718 days ago
    What a great blog!!! I don't do to many of those bad things either and I want to live a long life so I can be a part of my children's lives whether they want me to or not!!! I want to see grandchildren some day and hope that both mentally and physically, this will happen!! Glad you are in great health!! WTG!
    4719 days ago
    Sonia, good questions! I think the rest is vanity myself! I stive to look good to fit in to fashionalbe clothes, to he!! with the healthy viewpoint right? LOLOLOL!!!!!
    4722 days ago
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