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Started by uranrising on Jul 9, 2020 10:40:37 AM
Live to 100 healthily

Scientists discovered 9 simple way to live to 100 And None Of Them Involve Crazy Diets

cozzer - 09 Jul 2020 11:20:43 (#1 of 56)

Don't die for 36525 days.

Catspyjamas17 - 09 Jul 2020 11:23:35 (#2 of 56)

Nice video, uran.

Good news for me about the tofu.

JohnIlly - 09 Jul 2020 11:44:38 (#3 of 56)

"Only 10% of how long we live is dictated by our genes" he claims. Well, that means you will live to 90 instead of 81.

browserbutton - 09 Jul 2020 11:45:41 (#4 of 56)

"One Hundred Years of Tofu"

JohnIlly - 09 Jul 2020 11:48:15 (#5 of 56)

"Feels like a Thousand"

uranrising - 09 Jul 2020 11:50:15 (#6 of 56)

And the other 8 ways?

WibbleAgain - 09 Jul 2020 11:56:53 (#7 of 56)

Everyone living to 100 will cause new problems for the world.

WibbleAgain - 09 Jul 2020 12:23:17 (#8 of 56)

I've now watched the video. It says 90 not 100. It's hardly a "scientific discovery" - we've known for some time about these particular groups living well into their 90s or 100.

Tofu is just one of the factors, and it would be absurd for everyone rushing to eat tofu as a major source of protein. The meat industry would be bankrupt and would never allow it. Of course the fast industry would find new ways of making tofu the most unhealthy food by frying it in unhealthy oil, adding artificial flavourings, packing in tons of goo and making it another junk food to eat on the sofa from which never rise, watching junk tv at the same time.

Loads of people in the UK are living well beyond 90.

The size of the UK population aged 90 years and over continues to grow, but the rate of growth has decreased in the most recent years (Figure 1). In 2018, the total number of people aged 90 years and over increased by 0.7%, from 579,776 in 2017 to 584,024. This compares with increases of 1.5% and 2.7% in the two preceding years. There are a number of factors that have contributed to the pattern in the estimates of the 90 years and over population over the last decade.

<Figure 1>

The decrease in the rate of growth of the 90 years and over population seen in recent years is related to historical birth patterns. The dip in the number of people in the population aged 90 years and over between 2007 and 2008 is driven by the low number of births that took place in the UK during World War One (Figure 2). The spike in births seen in 1920 (Figure 2), followed by a higher number of births in 1921 and 1922 compared with previous years, drove up the number of those aged 90 years and over between 2010 to 2012.

Owing to relatively few years of remaining life expectancy at age 90 years, around three-quarters of those in the population aged 90 years and over are aged under 95 years, and most of those born in the post-War birth spike were no longer alive in recent years. Also, there was a sustained decrease in the number of births in the UK following the initial high number of births in the years immediately after the World War One. This resulted in lower numbers of people who could potentially survive to age 90 and over and enter the 90 and over population.

Despite this historical decrease in births, the number and proportion of people reaching 90 years and over has continued to grow. This is because of previous improvements in mortality going back many decades, related to the medical advances and improvements in public health over the 20th century.

<Figure 2> Having survived from birth to age 90 years, life expectancy at age 90 years also impacts the size of the 90 years and over population. Since 2011, increases in life expectancy at age 90 years have slowed, which is reflected in the slower growth in the 90 years and over population in more recent years.

People aged 90 years and over today were born at least 90 years ago. The chances of surviving from birth to age 90 years today are based on current mortality levels and represent the proportion of people born today who would reach age 90 years if current mortality levels stay the same throughout their lives. We would have to wait for 90 years to see any impact of this on the size of the population aged 90 years and over.

etc etc etc

Moschops - 09 Jul 2020 12:28:50 (#9 of 56)

Fuck that shit. If everyone starts living to 100 they'll raise the retirement age to at least 85.

WibbleAgain - 09 Jul 2020 12:35:24 (#10 of 56)

One of the most telling things in that video is that those people "exercise" not in the way we do "exercise" which is to burn up calories by doing meaningless things like running on exercise treadmills. If we brought back the original treadmills that would give "meaning" to exercise, and "meaning" is one of the factors touted in that video.

Get rid of our labour saving convenience devices? Most factories and Amazon would instantly go out of businessess, and so it would never happen.

Prayer and religion? Oh no! People would rather die young.

Otoh, it's not as if in our society people aren't finding their own ways in making/finding meaning for themselves. The explosion in the hobby and crafts industry is an example. In the lockdown millions of people are learning to cook, bake and garden, and finding satisfaction in these activities. Another side effect of lockdown is lots of people are finding spending more time at home with their kinds are worth the challenges.

etc etc etc

My point? That video is aimed at Americans. And I hate preachy videos as much as I hate preachy people. Preaching is futile because it won't get to those who need it most - who would simply shrug and ignore it - and it's not applicable to the rest of us who are already doing our best to be self-responsible.

Yersinia - 09 Jul 2020 12:37:15 (#11 of 56)

Can someone who bothered to watch the video summarise the 9 simple ways, for those of us unwilling to waste 5 mintes of our 90 years?

Agaliarept - 09 Jul 2020 12:41:15 (#12 of 56)

Loads of people in the UK are living well beyond 90.

I know it's not the same for everyone but a lot of the older people I've known have really struggled in the last few years when they've reach the upper 90s.

Watching my grandfather (96) who has lost nearly all mobility, suffer depression because his entire life is now sitting in bed or sitting in a chair and literally slowly shrink away isn't exactly a great advertisement for long life.

A Lot of my family have lived into their 90s and nearly all have had struggles to cope with.

My life of smoking and drinking probably means it's something I wont have to deal with though.

browserbutton - 09 Jul 2020 12:58:06 (#13 of 56)

"No pleasure is worth giving up for the sake of two more years in a geriatric home in Weston-super-Mare."

Kingsley Amis famously didn't end up in Weston-super-Mare.

Carked at 73.

JohnIlly - 09 Jul 2020 13:55:43 (#14 of 56)

My mother lived to 98 and was fairly active until the last six months. Rheumatoid arthritis was what slowed her down and I think the inactivity really contributed to her death.

She gave up smoking at 65. She drank moderately and ate fairly normally, cooking everything herself. As for praying, she despised religion and pre-booked a humanist celebrant for her funeral.

HouseOfLametta - 09 Jul 2020 15:17:10 (#15 of 56)

My problem with tofu is that it sounds a bit like toffee. But it doesn't taste like toffee. It tastes like bath sealant.

Catspyjamas17 - 09 Jul 2020 15:33:09 (#16 of 56)

It sounds like you might have eaten a slice of bath sealant by mistake. It tastes like beans to me (oddly enough) and has the texture of mozzarella. But I can understand why not everyone likes it.

Can someone who bothered to watch the video summarise the 9 simple ways, for those of us unwilling to waste 5 minutes of our 90 years?

-Exercise, but not too much. Built exercise into your daily life rather than go to the gym.

-Drink red wine, but not too much

-Live somewhere beautiful and temperately sunny

-Eat lots of fruit and veg, and tofu, but not too much, and perhaps use a smaller plate for meals

- Have a sense of community/collective

- Surround yourself with nice people

- Find a purpose for yourself in life

- Religion/prayer makes people live longer (or it just feels that way). I suppose it could be translated into any kind of spiritual pursuit, or anything that lift you out of the mundane.

- Not sure what the 9th was, if I missed one or combined two above. Don't get really stressed, perhaps. Cortisol has a lot to answer for.

cozzer - 09 Jul 2020 15:34:26 (#17 of 56)

- don't get hit by a bus

Verdigris - 09 Jul 2020 15:35:02 (#18 of 56)

...and wear clean underwear, in case you are.

Catspyjamas17 - 09 Jul 2020 15:35:08 (#19 of 56)

Don't get cancer. Or Covid, or heart disease.

HouseOfLametta - 09 Jul 2020 15:49:13 (#20 of 56)

Maybe not bath sealant. Some sort of expanding filler. Funnily enough.

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