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Old January 9th 17, 04:23 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default 105-year old sets new record

On Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:01:35 AM UTC-8, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
Per Phil Lee:
The fit ones tend to go downhill fast, once they drop off the fitness
level they are accustomed to maintaining.
My grandfather went from running a minimum of 5 miles every morning,
rain, shine, sleet, snow or fog, to his grave in about 18 months after
breaking his hip badly.


A book on aging that I read a bunch of years ago described "Normal
Death" as being pretty much that: good functionality right up to a few
months from the end, then rapid deterioration and death.

The book said that it has become more-and-more common and will increase
in frequency as people learn to and are able to take proper care of
themselves.


The maximum ages obtained by man has hardly changed since the 1500's. But the average age of death has GREATLY increased. But that won't stop the media from trying to frighten you to death with stories of global warming and Zika.
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