We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Y'all may want to check out P.D. Mangan's website; he focuses on protocols for older men to maintain strength, health, and youthful vitality. http://roguehealthandfitness.com/
Everything he writes is backed by scientific studies, testimonials, and personal anecdotal evidence. He shares info on the supplements he uses, however there's nothing of the 'snake oil salesman' in his online demeanor. His three part approach consists of weightlifting, intermittent fasting, and supplements tailored for older men. While I've been doing Mark Rippetoe's 'Starting Strength' for the past year, intermittent fasting and Mangan's supplements have enabled me to achieve personal records.
You're right. I was thinking of Kurt Vonnegut, George Burns, Keith Richards. My great-grandfather died at age 99 from falling down. My grandpa enjoyed smoking and heavy drinking for most of his life and quit everything but Levi Garrett after his heart attack at age 63. He lived another 24 years.
#4--That may be true, but I've seen an awful lot of folks shorten their lifespans and health through abuse of alcohol, smoking and drugs. Including right now my brother-in-law, who has condemned himself to a lingering and declining life due to smoking. Originally COPD and now congestive heart failure. Doctors originally gave him 5 years to live. He's on Year 5 now. He's 62.