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6 hours ago, Max69xl said:

Walking 10km/day in a steady pace is more than anyone needs. After ~7,500 steps (use a pedometer) = ~6km, it won't do you much good in terms of trying to reach an old age. The curve flattens after ~7,500 steps. But if you're going for better condition, then you must go further than 6-7km/day.  

I walk because I enjoy walking especially with my wife.   We hold hands, laugh and sometimes, when we feel no one is watching, even kiss!    I have been blessed not only with lifelong good health but also a rather youthful appearance.   When I told neighbors my age they all accused me of lying!     We laugh a lot and enjoy simple things.    

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On 8/8/2020 at 10:54 AM, nikmar said:

I think about this as Im mid 50s now. Really never expected to be in Thailand this long. 

An aquaintence of mine died alone in his room a few years back and I wonder about his last moments.

 

At the end of the day we all will pass alone whether someone else is in the same room or not is irrelevant. We all eventually still pass alone and go back to the light!

 

With that said I often wonder what would happen (at any age) if i fell down the steps and my wife was away for a few days visiting her relatives. I could be stuck for days or dead.

 

Remember the emergency services number is 191 I think?

 

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On 8/7/2020 at 11:31 PM, KarenBravo said:

I think Trump is the poster boy for unhealthy life-style not being rigidly connected to longevity.

No exercise to speak of and a junk-food diet and he's seventy-four.

 

Doesn't drink alchohol either.

But great TF to turn the topic to politics; never pass up a chance to slam Trump.

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to add sarcasm.

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On 8/8/2020 at 10:50 AM, 4MyEgo said:

he has 6 kids ranging from 2 to 16, he is 73, yes 73, had a stroke about a year ago, still goes to the local everynight as he lives around the corner, kids usually his 3 young daughters, 6-8-12 wheel him in and wheel him out, left side is shot, his younger wife is never around and I would imagine if he lives any longer his kids won't be doing what they are doing now.

Irresponsible idiot, another example of why educated Thais detest such farangs married to poor women here. He needs to be castrated before he gets her pregnant again.

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36 minutes ago, IAMHERE said:

Doesn't drink alchohol either.

But great TF to turn the topic to politics; never pass up a chance to slam Trump.

Slamming Trump on this thread? Where? Point it out.

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1 hour ago, BritManToo said:

Cycling 10Km on the flat = 150Kcals

I do it every morning and ever evening making a total of 20Km and 300Kcals.

Many variables with cycling that Strava can't take in to account.  A Quality road surface equates to less friction, but even more importantly is the quality of the bike.  A 3000b hybrid from big c will take a lot more energy than a high end road bike, where 10km will pass on the flat without the least exertion.  

 

Strava  a for bikes is useful for comparing against your own previous efforts, but not much more.  Walking or running on the other hand is simply weight X distance travelled, and perhaps slightly modified for in

inclines.

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6 hours ago, Spaniel said:

Why was it so surprising that a 76 y/o (actually I was 75, just turned 76 in July) had a stroke? . . .  Prior to this stroke I had never had any serious illness, during my working career

But for 3 years you'd had high blood pressure and had resorted to medication. I'd call that a warning sign. People taking BP medication still have a higher risk of stroke than people who don't need any, which says much for prevention. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4924927/, Again, was it not possible to control it naturally? (Maybe not, just asking.)

 

6 hours ago, Spaniel said:

chol on the high side but still within the ok range.

On the high side doesn't sound that great, possibly going on for years, but we need to know the LDL, HDL, and triglyceride figures. That trigylceride/HDL ratio is quite important: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2664115/.

 

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12 hours ago, saakura said:

Irresponsible idiot, another example of why educated Thais detest such farangs married to poor women here. He needs to be castrated before he gets her pregnant again.

Agree, too late as his last kid who is 2 looks totally different to his other white kids if you know what I mean, a touch darker, actually a lot darker if you know what I mean, that said I don't believe he can perform due to his current condition which might be a blessing in disguise. 

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On 8/8/2020 at 10:29 AM, BritManToo said:

Walking 10Km/day on the flat isn't that much exercise,

<deleted>.... 10km walking is heaps of exercise. What are you talking about

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9 hours ago, BigStar said:

But for 3 years you'd had high blood pressure and had resorted to medication. I'd call that a warning sign. People taking BP medication still have a higher risk of stroke than people who don't need any, which says much for prevention. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4924927/, Again, was it not possible to control it naturally? (Maybe not, just asking.)

 

On the high side doesn't sound that great, possibly going on for years, but we need to know the LDL, HDL, and triglyceride figures. That trigylceride/HDL ratio is quite important: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2664115/.

 

Thank you for your post and concern about my  health but OP is about those living alone being prepared for emergency, not my health.   Please, everyone, lets stay on topic.  

 

Note:    HDL has been for years between 80 and and 98.   When I said high I l meant high end of acceptable range.

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49 minutes ago, bbabythai said:

<deleted>.... 10km walking is heaps of exercise. What are you talking about

Of course, half of it is that you're just not sitting.

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1 hour ago, Spaniel said:

Thank you for your post and concern about my  health but OP is about those living alone being prepared for emergency, not my health. 

That was part of the OP. The other part and major theme recurring throughout is your "surprise." So that needs to be addressed as well, you see. Obviously, NOT being surprised bears directly upon one's preparedness.

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