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How to reach the grand old age of 100

 
 
Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2008 03:16 am
Eat less, smile more, become a farmer and live like the French: these are among the tips given in the Telegraph for people wishing to reach the grand old age of 100. It is one of several papers to report figures showing there are now a record 10,000 centenarians in England and Wales.

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(Source: Telegraph, 30.09.08, page 12)
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theollady
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2008 10:12 am
@Walter Hinteler,
If that is all there is to do Walter, why would people WANT to stick around?
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2008 11:03 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Your title is very similar to that of a book written by George Burns.

His first tip was "First live to be 99"

Close to the top of the list was "Don't take little steps"
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2008 11:16 am
@roger,
My favourite law prof said earlier this year when he was honoured on his 75th: "Getting old is no merit. It's just a fortunate coincidence. But getting older is the only chance to stay alive."
roger
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2008 11:23 am
@Walter Hinteler,
I could add that in this day and age, getting old doesn't take great talent. Mostly, it just takes time.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2008 01:37 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
walter's joke reminds me of an old joke :

old geezer (could be me) sees his doctor and asks what his chances of living to 100 years are .
doc : "do you smoke ? "
geezer : "of course not "
doc : "do you drink ?
geezer : "of course not "
doc : " do you carouse around with women ? "
geezer : "well , of course not ! "
doctor (desparate) : "why would you want to live for another 25 years ? "
hbg - aka old geezer - but still laughing
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vishal1
 
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Reply Sun 5 Feb, 2017 10:51 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Its really nice.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 5 Feb, 2017 11:12 pm
@vishal1,
If you made it to one hundred, I offer my congratulations. Is it really that nice, though.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Sun 28 May, 2017 02:04 pm
@roger,
Quote:
If you made it to 100... Is it really that nice, though?

I'd venture to say it'd depend on the person. Some are seemingly old and decrepit before they hit 30, others are still relatively spry into their 90s.

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