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Rodney Mills
16th May 2015, 08:59 PM
This is from BBC.

Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers say.

The analysis of 5,700 elderly men in Norway showed those doing three hours of exercise a week lived around five years longer than the sedentary.

The authors, writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, called for campaigns to encourage fitness in older people.

The study comes as a charity warns about low levels of exercise.

In the study - conducted by Oslo University Hospital - found both light and vigorous exercise extended life expectancy.

Official advice in the UK recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week in the over-65s.

Boost exercise

The trial tracking 68 to 77 year olds found that doing less than an hour a week of light exercise had no impact.

But overall those putting in the equivalent of six, 30-minute sessions of any intensity, were 40% less likely to have died during the 11-year study.

The report said: "Even when men were 73 years of age on average at start of follow-up, active persons had five years longer expected lifetime than the sedentary."

It added that physical activity was as "beneficial as smoking cessation" at reducing deaths.

"Public health strategies in elderly men should include efforts to increase physical activity in line with efforts to reduce smoking behaviour."

The report did not look at how active people were earlier in their lives.

'Too lazy'

However, the study comes as the British Heart Foundation publishes a report warning people are getting too little exercise.

Its analysis shows that the percentage of adults doing no moderate exercise is:
•69% in Portugal
•55% in Poland
•46% in France
•44% in the UK
•34% in Croatia
•26% in Germany
•with Netherlands doing relatively well at 14%

Julie Ward, from the charity, said: "Regular physical activity, whatever your age, is beneficial for your heart health and ultimately can help you live longer.

"However, our latest statistics show that nearly half of people in the UK do no moderate exercise whatsoever - a rate higher than many European countries.

"Our message is that every 10 minutes counts and that making simple, more active changes to your daily routine can set you on a path to improved heart health."


I should get my extra five years as I do thirty minutes floor exercise (Which includes 100 push-ups in three sets) daily, followed by a ten mile bike ride. My wife and I hike a seven mile trail through the swamp and forest fairly often. Near to my birthday I have done my age plus one to grow on in consecutive push-ups. Last year a made seventy seven plus one. I go into training for my attempt late July, here's hoping I make it.

Rodney

John Pruden
16th May 2015, 09:46 PM
jesus Christ I have just packed them in have I got to put up with you lot for another 5 years??lol jp

Richard Cotton
16th May 2015, 10:45 PM
I must take this advice. I'm getting older and more unfit by the day, and the more I get unfit, the more I don't want to go out and get fit. I'm overweight, smoke and have COPD. This post has bought it home to me.
I'm planning a trip to Oz early next year, the last trip nearly killed me because of my poor health, especially trudging through the flamin' airports. Many thanks. :dream:

j.sabourn
17th May 2015, 01:36 AM
I am rapidly approaching 79, my wife slightly younger at 76. She has lead an active life through her dancing traditional Scottish and English. Me have lead a slothful and over indulgent life style which at one time included among the other vices being a chain smoker. To all intents and purpose should no longer be here. My name never appears on the bureau of statistics however. My wife has been informed she has to have two hip replacement as now no cartilage there. All these stories about having to wait years for such I shuddered to think, however much to my surprise she has an appointment for the operation inside of 7 weeks. So really cant complain on the Hospital and Doctor services here. However have told her shall henceforth after the operation all going well will call her the nut cracker, which didn't go down too well. Some of us must be lucky to stay here for so long must be something in the genes, so wont have to put them in the washing machine. JS

j.sabourn
17th May 2015, 03:56 AM
#2 John its going to be a race to the finishing post for some of us. Wonder what sort of odds Ladbrokes would give. Could be a money maker. JS

Louis the fly
17th May 2015, 07:10 AM
My advice for enjoyable exercise is get yourself a dog. You will have a faithful friend for life, the walking is good both of you and it is surprising how many new friends you will make on your daily walks.

j.sabourn
17th May 2015, 07:28 AM
Have got plenty of friends Louis, and always had dogs up until a couple of years ago. Now consider it would not be fair on the dogs or self. Dogs if taken as pups would probably outlive us, and is not fair to leave them or put into shelter whilst away. So now just pat other peoples dogs. We always had our dogs inside the house, a lot of people out here keep them outside, I never could do that as considered them family. Do agree are mans best friend though. JS

cappy
17th May 2015, 07:33 AM
my grandson charlie has two dogs one a hunting lurcher another a cross breed in between his training he walks for miles inthe country side jogging and running the lurcher is a one man dog but the other is friendly.......it keeps him in peak condition cappy

Keith Tindell
17th May 2015, 08:15 AM
Lurcher was the typical gypsy dog, catch rabbits and pheasants as easy as that, very suspicious of people, i had one for some years. Lost my other faithful old dog 15 months ago, guess what, weight has piled on, and also other niggles that was not there when the dog was alive. I feel the same about another dog, would outlive me, and i dont want the deep pain of having to see another one go, so i borrow my neices dog for a while. KT

cappy
17th May 2015, 08:26 AM
thats interesting KT we also stopped having a dog after the kids left home as we went off a lot more and putting the dog in the kennels and seeing her so upset was a spoiler .......the lurcher is a blue merle ..a fine looking dog but very unfriendly ,,,but so loyal to charlie its never more than 6 inches away......but pheasies hares rabbits any game it is super fast and well muscled .......but is not a family dog at all........he is worried incase he goes on the south african tour it will have to go in the kennels as we could not handle it .....but the trust to him of the dog is a sight to see......mans best friend........regards cappy

gray_marian
17th May 2015, 08:32 AM
I married into a dog family:p My mother in law bred and showed Yorkshire terriers and my father in law bred and trained greyhounds up to a few years ago. Think I was married 4 years before he would trust me to walk two. Thereafter you never got away on your own! He is now 95, he stopped smoking after a heart attack 40 years ago, regularly demolishes a 2litre tub of Italian ice cream and still enjoys wine or brandy every night. He walked minimum 10 miles everyday for 75 years apart from holidays.

Captain Kong
17th May 2015, 08:41 AM
I exercise every day, and work out with weights and exercise bike, it does keep you fit and healthy, in Fleetwood we walk for miles along the sea front every day, a Bit difficult in Bolton istan, like walking through Karachi.
80 in five weeks.
where did all those years go, it was a flash.
Cheers
Brian

Keith Tindell
17th May 2015, 08:47 AM
Famous chinese saying, the older you get the faster you get older KT

john sutton
17th May 2015, 09:15 AM
friend of mine gave up smoking at 75 and took up light jogging.Didnt do him much good.Got knocked over by a tobacco truck

John Pruden
17th May 2015, 09:24 AM
My advice for enjoyable exercise is get yourself a dog. You will have a faithful friend for life, the walking is good both of you and it is surprising how many new friends you will make on your daily walks.you would be surprised how many young ladies stop and make a fuss of the dog and start a conversation with you??:p jp

gray_marian
17th May 2015, 09:31 AM
#15, Ahh John, Would you rather it was the other way about:p

Louis the fly
17th May 2015, 09:44 AM
Sometimes I do not feel like going out but having two pair of sad eyes staring at me is enough to make me move.
Once out and meeting all the other dog owners I am always glad they forced me into it.

Richard Cotton
17th May 2015, 01:57 PM
Mine Divorced me !!!!! :rolleyes:

John Pruden
17th May 2015, 05:39 PM
I have just started to take the dog out again that was one of my goals we take it slow and easy people don't ask how am I doing but how he is they haven't seen him for a while everyone knows toby I'm just the fella on the other end of the lead?? jp

Keith Tindell
17th May 2015, 06:10 PM
I am not big into gardening, i cut the grass etc, my wife watches gardeners world with Monty Don avidly, so do i , but only to see Nigel, his beautiful dog KT

Red Lead Ted
17th May 2015, 08:24 PM
Don't Smoke,
Don't eat Steak and chips,
Don't go out drinking,
Don't have sex,
Don't enjoy yourself,
Don't go out socialising,
And you DONT get any visits at the age of 95 while suffering from {Cheese of your cracker syndrome} :yeahthat:

Charlie Hannah
18th May 2015, 02:34 AM
My advice for enjoyable exercise is get yourself a dog. You will have a faithful friend for life, the walking is good both of you and it is surprising how many new friends you will make on your daily walks.
Got one Louis Kelpie Skeeter i call him, very intelligent best mate keeps me going,he has taught me plenty got me well trained!

Des Taff Jenkins
18th May 2015, 04:46 AM
Hi Louis.
I don't have a dog, I don't do much exercise other than cutting a big lawn, vacuuming, washing the dishes, washing the car, plus a few other bits and pieces. But I do have an adoring wife who looks up at me with pleading eyes, so I'll take her not for a walk; but up the club where we exercise our fingers on the poker machines. I'm 83 in July and have [never say never] felt better. Most people I know who exercise a lot end up having their joints replaced with titanium, I'm saving all that work for the Dr's for when I get the telegram: from whoever is head at Buck House.
Cheers Des
17940

happy daze john in oz
18th May 2015, 05:24 AM
I married into a dog family:p My mother in law bred and showed Yorkshire terriers and my father in law bred and trained greyhounds up to a few years ago. Think I was married 4 years before he would trust me to walk two. Thereafter you never got away on your own! He is now 95, he stopped smoking after a heart attack 40 years ago, regularly demolishes a 2litre tub of Italian ice cream and still enjoys wine or brandy every night. He walked minimum 10 miles everyday for 75 years apart from holidays.

Know what you mean Marian, my brother married into a dog of a family, they gave him hell now now is on his own again with two real dogs.

John Arton
18th May 2015, 06:44 PM
Moderate daily exercise increases your life span, say experts.
Well those dam experts can eff off
SHMBO has had me doing moderate exercise all day, climbing up and down ladders whilst painting the kitchen ceiling,
now totally knackered and feeling like death warmed up, suffering from "white eyes" after doing the ceiling in brilliant matt white emulsion.
rgds
JA

cappy
18th May 2015, 06:59 PM
get your discharge book out john ....regards cappy

Captain Kong
18th May 2015, 08:19 PM
If walking is good for you why don't Post Men live to be 100?
Brian

gray_marian
18th May 2015, 10:04 PM
#27, Captain, Stopping and starting without breaking a sweat defeats the purpose. Better than nothing though:)

Lou Barron
19th May 2015, 12:53 AM
I am 89years old still looking for a rich widow one who can keep me fit for another few years yet and also keep the G&T up to me

happy daze john in oz
19th May 2015, 05:06 AM
If walking is good for you why don't Post Men live to be 100?
Brian

Because our posties all ride around on motor bikes

gray_marian
21st May 2015, 02:36 AM
Anyone this fit?............https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaoY6gumdYg

Doc Vernon
21st May 2015, 02:40 AM
Yea do that sort of thing three times a day! Like I wish LOL
That Elderly Gentleman is really fit!
Gosh!
Cheers

Doc Vernon
21st May 2015, 02:42 AM
And now for the Ladies !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bfTSupqSnM

gray_marian
21st May 2015, 03:51 AM
Hey Doc.....My guy was 73!!.....and yours were all young:rolleyes:

Doc Vernon
21st May 2015, 04:04 AM
Way to go for an oldie Marian,as we cannot do much LOL:p

happy daze john in oz
21st May 2015, 08:06 AM
Of course adding five years to your life means you need five years additional funds. Maybe that is why there were a few pensioners in the Diamond job of late!