Re: Nostaliga? (based on Back off! I'm gay!)

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Tue Oct 03 2000 - 08:41:20 MDT

On Monday, October 02, 2000 10:07 PM J. R. Molloy wrote:
> As you [Spike -- not me:)] wrote earlier,
> "I doubt anyone would dispute that eating right, proper exercise and
> in one's own bed really does result in longer life. Our challenge is to
> out how to produce the benefits without the profound sacrifices."
> I've just about given up on the sacrifices, especially the exercise.

I think the thing to do is find activities that give one the exercize while
being fun in themselves. For example, I like to hike and roller blade. I
do not like to pump iron. So, I do the former a lot in hopes this will make
up for not doing traditional exercizes. (It's not laziness with me, just
boredom.) Along these lines, there are many activities which can do this --
walking, biking, various sports (tennis, swimming, volley ball).

I wonder about the level of health on this list. How often do members get
check ups? have their blood tested? How many are on healthy diets? not
overweight? take supplements? One would hope people who are interested in
maximum lifespans are doing this more than the rest of the population, but
from the few people I've met over the years -- admittedly, not a good
sample, since it is small and extemely biased:) -- it seems like it's more
talk than action.

This is sad, since lots of nontraumatic, preventable things can kill NOW,
such as heart disease and certain other easily prevented diseases.


Daniel Ust

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