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I Started to Fall Apart When I Hit 50

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At 51 it was cataracts, then high blood pressure (tablets), then underactive thyroid (tablets), then osteoarthritis, then gall stones, then diabetes 2 (no tablets yet) and now retinopathy (to do with the D2).

Don't get me wrong I am not moaning or complaining, in fact it makes me so much more sympathetic to those who are really ill, but it does bring in to question the life style I led.

I have never been a drinker, nor have I ever smoked or touched drugs but I am guilty of not eating a healthy diet and I have always hated sport or exercise of any kind.

When I was a girl people said 'you'll pay for that later' as I rammed yet another chocolate bar down my neck and ate loads of sugar rich food. I just laughed as I expect all the youngsters reading this will do. Old age seems so far away but it creeps up quicker than you think!

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Lynibis
4 months ago
What do you think of this?
PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc4 months ago

A lot of people know that eating garbage like McDonald's, Burger King, KFC, fried chicken, fried fish, etc is unhealthy because they're used to it and therefore like it but they ignore the effect they'll have on their bodies.

People have got to be responsible for their own actions.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock4 months ago

I go to a gym class for Active Retired three times a week and it has been a game-changer for me. I pay a year ahead which makes me go even if I don’t feel like it. I have met lots of nice people too!

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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4 months ago

I will certainly be looking for something like this when I retire, but at the moment I work 5 day and 6 day weeks alternately, full time, so what little time I do have over is for family, shopping, gardening and housework lol.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock4 months ago

Lynibis sounds like you are getting plenty of exercise!

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