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Sleestak
05-01-2021, 08:32 AM
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Papa
05-01-2021, 09:02 AM
Absolutely. Take care of yourself.

But in Brimley's defense:

He was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 1979 and lived until 2020, age 85.

He served in the Corps 1953-1956. He was a cowboy, ranch hand, wrangler, blacksmith and stuntman, and reportedly Howard Hughes' bodyguard for a spell. In Cocoon, he was actually made up to look substantially older.

He married, raised a family and remarried after his wife's death. He campaigned to raise awareness of diabetes and how to fight it.

Maybe he didn't do too badly.

The other guy? He's an actor and the spokesman for a cult.

Gabriel Suarez
05-01-2021, 09:10 AM
I dont care for Cruise, or Stallone, or any of the Hollywood crowd.. but one thing that can be learned from them is they generally do pretty well with diet, exercise, the tactical use of doctors, and PEDs. All good things if you want to look like and be a bad ass in your later years.

LawDog
05-01-2021, 11:17 AM
There is definitely something to learn from the celebrity set. We have to be careful, though, to not follow their short-term strategies. People who make their living from cameras often take shortcuts that are detrimental in the long run. And we can skip all of the plastic surgery. But their long-term diet and exercise strategies are often useful.

I do wonder how Joe Rogan and Dwayne Johnson will look and perform at 70. Iíd wager theyíll both still be pretty bad-ass.


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Brent Yamamoto
05-01-2021, 11:34 AM
It's certainly easier to maintain your health when you get paid handsomely to do it.

But that's no excuse for the rest of us. Being fit and strong, satisfying your woman beyond what she thought was possible, walking this earth knowing you are predator and not prey...these are their own rewards and worth the effort.

Gabriel Suarez
05-01-2021, 02:49 PM
On the plastic surgery thing...why not?

I havent needed that and think that if you get a runnings start you most likely wont...but there is nothing wrong with paying somebody to help you look good if necessary...or your genes are not doing it.

Brent Yamamoto
05-01-2021, 03:08 PM
I likewise don't begrudge someone taking steps to becoming the person they want. Some of us were blessed with good genes and decent looks...some of us weren't. More power to someone that takes advantage of modern medicine to be the best they can be. Some people go overboard of course, but that can be said of many things.

Find the right doctor. Do your homework. Don't overdo it.

Which applies to most everything.

LawDog
05-01-2021, 03:42 PM
On the plastic surgery thing...why not?

To each their own, I suppose. While I donít embrace the idea of ďaging gracefullyĒ in all respects, Iím content to gray and bald and wrinkle at the pace of my own nature. I confess a bias, though: mine is a profession that doesnít reward youth. As a younger man, I actually debated dying my hair gray. Time took care of it, though, and now I donít need the dye.

paranoid
05-01-2021, 04:11 PM
Life style choices are personal choices. So to each their own. That said I strive to not be high maintenance.

apamburn
05-01-2021, 07:50 PM
On the plastic surgery thing...why not?

I've paid for fake tits and a tummy tuck (3 kids takes it's toll) on my already stunning wife and well...

Let's just say it was money well spent.

Definitely a fan of body improvement through modern medicine.

Haven't had a need for such operations myself yet but hey, if it was needed I'd do it.

Zzooomm
05-02-2021, 04:38 PM
Absolutely. Take care of yourself.

But in Brimley's defense:

He was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 1979 and lived until 2020, age 85.



Just remember, Type 2 diabetes is a self inflicted condition.

WOLF220
05-02-2021, 05:14 PM
It’s a simple fact the reason most Americans look older than their age is because they are lazy. It takes work to exercise after working all day long. In my case 12-14 hour days. It takes work to eat clean and prepare your food. Yes being blessed with good genetics helps, but making the right choices and putting in the work makes the difference. I’m not far from the mid century mark and I’ll be honest, it bothers me. I was always an animal when I was younger and I hate the thought of losing steps as the years go by. So it motivates me to keep pushing to stay dangerous as long as I can. It also helps me look younger than I am. Last week at work I unloaded some parts out of the back of a pickup truck and when I was done I stepped on the side rail and jumped off the back of the bed. The driver said it’s nice to be young, turns out I’m older than him!

Ragsbo
05-02-2021, 06:08 PM
A wise man once said, "If you first don't take care of yourself, you can't take care of anyone else!"

Papa
05-02-2021, 07:01 PM
Just remember, Type 2 diabetes is a self inflicted condition.

Not necessarily. My aunt, still kicking in her 80s, is type 2 and always has been rail-thin and physically active. (No other family members seem to have had it, but most of that generation failed to return from Hitler's quest for lebensraum.) I suppose it's possible that the wartime diet in Germany or a craving for sweets when she was teenaged caused it. Appears to be some question as to whether genetics, environment (meaning poor diet and other stressors) or some combination cause it.

And no, I'm not a doctor, not that kind, anyway.

Zzooomm
05-03-2021, 04:23 AM
Not necessarily. My aunt, still kicking in her 80s, is type 2 and always has been rail-thin and physically active. (No other family members seem to have had it, but most of that generation failed to return from Hitler's quest for lebensraum.) I suppose it's possible that the wartime diet in Germany or a craving for sweets when she was teenaged caused it. Appears to be some question as to whether genetics, environment (meaning poor diet and other stressors) or some combination cause it.

And no, I'm not a doctor, not that kind, anyway.

There are genetic predispositions to Type 2 DM for sure. These are expressed by a carbohydrate rich diet. It doesn't necessarily indicate that someone will be obese. It seems we are predisposed to insulin resistance as we move in to our 40's in this modern culture we live in. Most seem to over consume carbohydrates even when they don't over consume total calories. Remember, there are essential amino acids and essential fatty acids, but no essential carbohydrates! Most all of us could use a few less carbs in our life! If your are greater than 15% body fat mass (by an accurate assessment like DEXA, MRI, research grade BIA, etc.) then you over consume carbohydrates most likely!

Dorkface
05-03-2021, 07:29 AM
I've paid for fake tits and a tummy tuck (3 kids takes it's toll) on my already stunning wife and well...

Let's just say it was money well spent.

Definitely a fan of body improvement through modern medicine.

Haven't had a need for such operations myself yet but hey, if it was needed I'd do it.

If you decided you need a tummy tuck and fake tits go for it. Don't listen to the haters.

Papa
05-03-2021, 07:38 AM
Remember, there are essential amino acids and essential fatty acids, but no essential carbohydrates!

"There are no essential carbohydrates!" I like that.

Words to live by.

Gabriel Suarez
05-03-2021, 07:46 AM
I dont know what the aversion to looking your best is. Seriously. If it benefits your profession to look old...go for it. But otherwise...why not.

In my own case, I will be fighting thyroid disease for the rest of my days...but rather than throw my hands up and go with the age flow...I take steps to prevail. As well...at 60...if I let my hair and beard grow in, I look like a scraggly santa claus Viking in his late seventies. Some dont give a shit about hiw they look and that is evident with one glance. I have a different perspective on that.

I was at a pool party down south recently and a couple of ladies I was chatting with inquired about my diet and training and such. Then one commented that I had the body of a twenty year old. I furrowed my brow and without skipping a beat asked, "How did you know...did you look in my freezer?"

Stay fit, and looking good my friends.

chad newton
05-03-2021, 10:41 AM
Lol.... There are benefits other then health, one can say it’s directly related.....:)

Wiseguy04
05-03-2021, 01:21 PM
I dont know what the aversion to looking your best is. Seriously. If it benefits your profession to look old...go for it. But otherwise...why not.

I think some are just lazy and want to validate their poor life choices by using the phrase, “I don’t care what others think!”

Never understood those types. A race to mediocrity. :facepalm2:

Brent Yamamoto
05-03-2021, 01:26 PM
I think there is a big aversion due to the number of people that overdo it, as well as the obvious hack jobs.

I think it’s great that people have the option to use technology and modern medicine to improve the way they look. But I can understand why people have an automatic aversion to it based on all the bad examples.

Papa
05-03-2021, 01:30 PM
I ain't proud of it, but I earned this face.

My primary aversion is to letting anyone get close to me with a scalpel again.

Forklift
05-03-2021, 03:57 PM
If you decided you need a tummy tuck and fake tits go for it. Don't listen to the haters.

:biglaugh:

apamburn
05-03-2021, 04:23 PM
If you decided you need a tummy tuck and fake tits go for it. Don't listen to the haters.

ok, I left myself wide open for that one.

But hey, if I did that maybe I could actually make coin with Only Fans to afford some extra ammo :D