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Thought provoking and the conclusion is to enjoy life.

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The inventor of the treadmill died at 54,Inventor of gymnastics died at 57,The finest footballer ,Maradona died at 60.the World bodybuilding champion died at 41.

KFC inventor died at 94,The Winstone cigarette maker died at 102,Inventor of Nutella died at 88,the Opium inventor died at 116..in an earthquake.inventor of Hennnessy whiskey died at 98.

So why doctors presume that exercise prolongs life i cannot figure.

Rabbits spend their lives jumping around and live around 2 years,while a turtle does'nt exercise at all but lives for more than 200 years.

So rest,chill,exercise without overdoing it or becoming obsessed with it,eat and drink within reason the things that you like and enjoy.

I once knew a lady who taught Yoga and her obsession almost killed her,and now the poor lady is confined to a wheelchair and is housebound and cannot walk at all.

Everything in moderation is the key.

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I really and truly love this, and find it highly amusing and ironic too. Especially as someone who only does regular walks for exercise, and occasional swimming

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same here,i walk every third day for a mile and thats about it,but i do a lot of gardening.x

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Ah, gardening is not my thing, definitely would be good exercise, my tw sisters are great at it, each to their own. I usually get to walk twice a day, dog and I by day and again in the evening when my husband is finished work, only for about half an hour each time though, and probably should pick up the pace.

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i do find gardening a bit of a chore now since my partner died,i used to love it,but now i do it because i like to keep it up together.x

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I'm so sorry to hear about your partner, I didn't know your back story, how very sad.

Agreed, everything in moderation, Do just enough. Your body is a machine, overdo it and you will wear it out early.

and so do I.....i now have mine upturned in the garden using it as a barrier......lol.x

I agree too, I’ve always been very active and slim , never smoked or drank, and in my seventies find it hard to keep still or relax, Yet my OH likes a drink has smoked since very young and is so laid back , he also could do with losing a few pounds, lol, guess who’s the one who is ill. I have Arthritis, fibromyalgia RA in remission, plus other problems, he has high BP and that’s it, make you think doesnt it

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Bells are ringing here.I’ve always tried to eat healthily,gave u smoking 35 years ago.was always over weight even though ai had an active job.

Am now affected by interstitial lung disease and immune diseases,on oxygen.

Husband eats pies,pork scratching,hats vegetables

Hes skinny ,just has a bad back.probably from inactivity.

So there’s no justice,I’d eat pies myself,but my digestive system doesn’t like pastry any more.

Double no justice. I just keep soldiering on.

Sorry about the underlining/ bold.

I keep catching buttons.

Great post again secrets and so true. I'm very interested in Egyptology so I love the Egyptian statue. x

hey springcross.....we were addicted to Egyptology and used to visit Luxor at least 3 times a year,but i very much doubt i will ever go there again,but the history and the artefact's are extraordinary,the Egyptians then were before their time with the most gigantic temples and tombs ,their knowledge then surpasses anything today with the most amazing feats of engineering.x

I know, it's just incredible and absolutely fascinating. I always wanted to go to Egypt to see the pyramids and look round the museum in Cairo but I don't think we'll ever go now. I'm always looking out for TV documentaries, I can't get enough of them. Did you see the program not long ago about Moses, firstly they thought Akhenaten was actually Moses because of, amongst other things, his beliefs and religion change but by the time the programme had finished, they said they now actually believe that Thutmose (Akhenaten's brother) was actually Moses, it was fascinating. They really were before their time I agree. Strange how they have never found the tomb of Nefertiti! More to come I'm sure.

i think there is much more to be discovered,they are always unearthing new things.One of my favourite temples is Abydos,and the story of the English lady,Dorothy Eady ,who believes she was mistress of Seti1 in a previous life,a remarkable lady and all her utterances were true,she only died i believe in 1969,I could go on and on about her,but there is a book about her ''In search of Omm setti'' its fascinating.x

That sounds fascinating and I have made a note of the name of the book, thanks. I remember seeing on TV several years ago that Seti 1's mummy which had been stolen from its tomb was being used as a fairground attraction in America. No respect!

21 April, 1981 in Wikipedia.

oh blimey,i was a lot out...but this is fascinating.historyofyesterday.com/the-...

Wow, that's really interesting. I found a You Tube video about it earlier which I intended to watch (I should say listen to) within the next couple of days but there is a comment underneath saying that some of the details are incorrect. I may still listen and then find something more accurate later.

How interesting! I always said that exercise isn't good for you :)

I would replace the finest footballer however with George Best - to my mind the greatest footballer who ever lived who unfortunately died at 59.

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i do agree with you about George Best,he was a rare talent,but as for exercise,you can have to much of a good thing.x

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Definitely George Best over Maradona 😁

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Yes, George Best definitely over Maradona!! Xxxx

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Yep George Best all day long! xx

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Even without the "hand of God" 🙄xx

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It's a concensus then :)

Couldn't agree more secrets22!

That’s so funny and observant 😂 The only one I’d disagree with is Yoga as some of the best teachers in India live to a ripe old age but it shouldn’t be an obsession, more a gentle way of life when done properly and without the westernised frills.

On the subject of rabbits- two of mine lived until they were nearly 10. Mind you they did tend to just laze around the house for most of the day 😁🐰

HiYes, it's thought provoking. A friend of mine exercises every day and when the gyms are open she is there sometimes 3 X a day. We have all tried to tell her she is doing too much and that we all worry about her but she is obsessed about staying thin. She does eat well but I do worry that she does do too much. When I was little a man who lived near us went jogging etc every day and he sadly passed away at the age of 49, it was so so sad. Xxxx❤️💜❤️💜

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yes i am sure its bad to overdo things,its never a good idea.x

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I know!! I just wish she listen to us but she just says I'm fine. I do worry about her .Love and hugs Lynne xxxx ❤️🤗💜 🤗

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Very sad Lynne, another example was my Aunt died in her late fifties with breast cancer, she never smoked or drank and used to teach keep fit classes in night school after doing a full time job , and looking after her family , and she loved dancing, she was always on the go., it’s strange.

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Yes it is so sad and strange. I find it hard to get my head around sometimes. Hope you are well.

Lots of love and hugs Lynne xxxx ❤️🤗💜🤗

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Life is strange isn’t it, As they say , ours not to reason why , I’m not too bad , slowly coming out of my flare up, hope you are well too, 😘

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HiYes, that is true. I'm pleased you are coming out of flare up. I slept better last night but every time this happens I wake up in agony in the morning. True to form this morning I woke up in agony. Then felt a little better but it's now back with avengence so I know it's not going to be a good night tonight !! Oh well, I will have to start doing my digital pain by numbers again!!

Lots of love and hugs Lynne xxxx ❤️🤗💜 🤗

God must have wanted his hand back :D

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Sorry don’t get that 🤔

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You are probably too young. Maradona scored a goal with his hand which saw England sent home from the world cup. The referee allowed it. It was known forever as the Hand of God Goal.

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Ah Maradona , of course , I got lost in All the other posts lol, thanks for the compliment I do remember as I’m in my seventies 🤣

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When we get old enough we will probably forget it anyway along with everything else :D

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👍🤣

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I think it's a reference to the controversial goal Maradona scored against England in the world cup- it went in off his hand and he referred to it as ' the hand of God'

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👍😊

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Would never have been allowed with today's technology 😁

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No 👍

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It was the quarter finals and they won 2-1🙄

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Am trying to remember the year off hand without googling it. 1994?

Just checked and it was way back in '86.

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Goodness. That far back!!!!

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Yes, u remember watching it with my Dad and brother. My poor Mum went out of the room as she hated football. Now I'm going to digress. I can't remember when it was but England scored. We all jumped up!! Frightened my Mum who had just gone to bed and our cat jumped like in Tom and Jerry, his fur all stuck up!! Poor thing. 😂🤣He did look funny though xxxx❤️💜❤️💜

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🤣🤣🤣

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It was so funny 🤣😂 as you can imagine my poor Mum wasn't impressed as she had to be up at 6 the following morning!! I went out after school to buy her something Lots of love and hugs Lynne xxxx ❤️🤗💜 🤗

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Lots of love to you too Lynne ❤️🐰

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Thank you xxxx❤️💜💜❤️

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That is so true xxxx

That's my view is how exercise isn't some sort of be all and end all of life!

Are those your 2 dogs then?

Sadly these two wee dogs,Charlie and Chami, are no longer here......but i now have 3 more rescue little ones.x

They're nice little dogs are bichon frises!

they were wonderful.....now i have two rescue Papillon,Eddie and Diva...and the other one Yonnie, is mixed race all the way from Egypt ,she was thrown onto the streets of Cairo...but she is the most loving dog imaginable,I feel a bit like the Pied Piper as i cant move without them.

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Aww, they sound lovely xxxx❤️💜❤️💜

I fell off my exercise bike and broke five ribs in 2017, that's what exercises does for me?🥴😆😆

I have exercised most of my life and am back doing a daily workout. I've had a Total Gastrectomy some ten years and eight months ago, plus a fractured femur and in Dec. 2019 plus had a growth removed from my bowel due to cancer! Next I'll be 89 and a half years old and at my check up two weeks ago the doctor said it's because of your physical fitness you are still alive. I've competed at the highest level at sport : international. Physical fitness is fine, but without mental fitness ones lost. I've lived alone for the past 13 years after my wife passed away having chose to care for her in my own way against all medical advice after removing her from a Nursing Home. She suffered with Alzheimer's. and now see nor speak to anyone except for my daughter that delivers my food. I have a big family: a Daughter, Son, 4 Grandsons, five Grand Daughters and fifteen Great grand children. I've had little option but to live my own way. One size does not fit all. When the going gets tough one learns good lessons.

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