Lipidy Twister
Fats Domino and Chubby Checker are still alive. What do you skinny health nuts think about that? 10/10/2009 6:00PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
And The Big Bopper would still be alive too if it wasn't for Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens going at it hot and heavy in the cockpit of the plane in mid-flight. What were those two string beans thinking? Typical letsrun behavior if you ask me.
The what now
RE: Fats Domino and Chubby Checker are still alive. What do you skinny health nuts think about that? 10/10/2009 6:11PM - in reply to Lipidy Twister Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Actually, Chubby Checker isn't really a fat guy.
jsquire
RE: Fats Domino and Chubby Checker are still alive. What do you skinny health nuts think about that? 10/10/2009 6:14PM - in reply to The what now Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
He's been doing the twist. Fats? He just Ain't Misbehavin'.
Clowns of the Purple Sage
RE: Fats Domino and Chubby Checker are still alive. What do you skinny health nuts think about that? 10/10/2009 6:27PM - in reply to jsquire Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yeah, Chubby is not actually Chubby.
Lipidy Twister
RE: Fats Domino and Chubby Checker are still alive. What do you skinny health nuts think about that? 10/10/2009 6:39PM - in reply to Clowns of the Purple Sage Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Clowns of the Purple Sage wrote:

Yeah, Chubby is not actually Chubby.


How dare you drag real facts into my thread. GET LOST CLOWN!
<k>ilgore
RE: Fats Domino and Chubby Checker are still alive. What do you skinny health nuts think about that? 10/11/2009 4:37AM - in reply to Lipidy Twister Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Someone told me that you will not find any fat old people. The implication was that fat people died young, but this isn't true. They just get skinny as they get older because they can't absorb nutrition like they did when they were younger. This is why they sell Ensure.

Another myth has to do with smokers. They do shorten their lives, but their average life expectancies are about six years less than the average. Some studies have them at the high range of 14 years while it drops to four if smokers quit at age 50. Most people think smokers drop dead at age 50, but this isn't true. Many of them make it to 70 but not much beyond that. The reality is that a smoker living today will dramatically outlive a nonsmoker from a century ago.

I don't have any stats on lifelong runners, but I think their stats will not be much better than the average. Just as smokers are seen to die 20+ years prematurely, runners are seen to be certain to live past 100. I don't see it that way. Old guys like Sheehan and Lebow never made it that long. Cancer got them.

I think people should stress quality over quantity in this regard. Living healthy feels better than living lousy. Having energy and breathing fresh air and being able to walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded are valuable things. Being able to play with your kids or go on a hike or surf in your 70's are quality things.

Longevity is in the hands of the doctors. Sorry. But the quality of your life is all up to you.

Out.
douglas burke
RE: Fats Domino and Chubby Checker are still alive. What do you skinny health nuts think about that? 10/11/2009 4:50AM - in reply to <k>ilgore Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
then there are guys like former olympic marathon champion alain mimoun who is still running an hour a day, he has to be 85-90, i mean he won a 10k olympic medal in 1948.
perspective
RE: Fats Domino and Chubby Checker are still alive. What do you skinny health nuts think about that? 10/11/2009 8:48AM - in reply to <k>ilgore Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
From a friend of mine who is 92:

70-79: "young old age"
80-89: "middle old age"
90-99: "old old age"

Maybe he'll reassess in another ten years or so.