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What will you be doing at age 67?

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48 minutes ago, Seth said:

I've got 36 years to think on it so who knows. My main concern is staying the ours and retiring at 52 at this point.

Do as I say and not what I do.  Take care of yourself now while you are still young and invincible and it will serve you well.  I'm not overweight at all but I don't do anything to stay in shape and I'm starting to feel myself slow down.   I need to exercise more and drink less scotch.  Well, I need to exercise more.

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I am 60 now and when i was younger I did lawncare and landscaping for 20 years and beat my body up. Have had shoulder surgery on one shoulder and knee surgery on one knee and they are telling me i need to get the other ones done too. I have had a desk job for 20 years now and my back hurts every time i stand up,  They say sitting is the new smoking and i believe it.

Hope to retire soon so i can enjoy my remaining years before i can't do the things i want to do anymore.

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I'm soon to be 87 and trying to stay active. I do exercise at least 30 minutes per day in addition to working around the house. I still love fly fishing and golf. Taney is my favorite fly fishing site as I have conceded the capability for long distance trips because of age. Don't know how well i will play golf this year though last year I could still play in the 80's most of the time. Had shoulder surgery 2 years ago from a torn shoulder from exercising doing 45 degree pushups leaning against a counter. I firmly believe we must stay active and exercise every day, if possible, if we want to enjoy our Senior years.

Rolan

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I've had more fun than any 3 guys deserve. Never understood the 'saving myself for later' thing, there might not be any later. Better to burn out than fade away.

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Lots of guys I know worked hard at jobs that were hard on their bodies all their working lives, and by the time they retired they were all broken down.  Nothing could have been done to help that other than not working at those kinds of jobs.  I never had to work at hard physical labor--most of my work is sitting.  So I could have gone the other way and become so completely out of shape that I'd be in real trouble at this point in my life.  But fortunately, I have always stayed very active outside of work.  I hate "exercising", but hiking, outdoor sports, and basketball have served to keep me in pretty good shape.  For a while Mary and I did yoga, and it was boring but certainly did a lot of good.  As I've gotten older, I haven't lost all that much but the spring in my legs (a 24 inch vertical jump has turned into about 8 inches), a bit less sure in balance (can't jump around on the rocks at Elephant Rocks State Park like I used to), and I feel a little more brittle (can't jump down off the bed of the pickup without it being jarring).  It's gotten a little harder to throw the 60 pound tandem canoe atop the car, but I can still do it in one motion.  I can still hike 10 miles with no problem.  Two hours of full court basketball makes me sore the next day, but by the day after that it's back to normal.  Normal, though, is a lot of aches and pains after I sit for a long time, or when I get out of bed in the morning.

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3 hours ago, Stein said:

Do as I say and not what I do.  Take care of yourself now while you are still young and invincible and it will serve you well.  I'm not overweight at all but I don't do anything to stay in shape and I'm starting to feel myself slow down.   I need to exercise more and drink less scotch.  Well, I need to exercise more.

My weight is fine but I am lacking in the exercise department and I sit all day at work. Once the days get longer, I will become more active again. Right now, cutting and splitting wood on the weekends is the most exercise that I get.

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3 hours ago, Blazerman said:

I have had a desk job for 20 years now and my back hurts every time i stand up,  They say sitting is the new smoking and i believe it.

You need one of these. I just got mine a few months ago. Took a little getting used to but now I stand at my desk most of the day. But can easily push it down and sit too. 

 

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2 hours ago, Flysmallie said:

You need one of these. I just got mine a few months ago. Took a little getting used to but now I stand at my desk most of the day. But can easily push it down and sit too. 

 

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Is that thing sturdy enough to support a V6 powerhead ? 

I want one.

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