View Full Version : Vital To Your Flying: Do You Want To Stay Young, Like Me, Forever?

04-25-2007, 05:45 PM
Some things to live by: Leroy "Satchel" Paige's Recipe For Eternal Youth:

1. Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood
2. If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
3. Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.
4. Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society. The social ramble ain't restful.
5. Avoid running at all times.
6. Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.

"Leroy 'Satchel' Paige, B.1905 died 1982,
was a legendary storyteller and one of the most entertaining pitchers in baseball history. A tall, lanky fireballer, he was arguably the Negro league's hardest thrower, most colorful character and greatest gate attraction. In the 1930s, the well-traveled pitcher barnstormed around the continent, baffling hitters with creatively named pitches such as the 'Bat Dodger' and 'Hesitation Pitch'. In 1948 he was sold to Cleveland on his 42nd birthday, becoming the oldest player to make his major league debut, while helping the Indians win the pennant." Baseball Hall of Fame.

04-25-2007, 06:03 PM

04-25-2007, 06:19 PM
My mother is 90, is the essence of uncool, looks back (usually in anger), does not jangle, does avoid running. She smoked until she was 84. She never worked out after 20. She takes no medicines, which distinguishes her from, probably, 90% of the human beings in the U.S.A. regardless of age. She is still sharp as as tack, but deaf as Mount Rushmore.

04-26-2007, 06:31 AM
Just a note:

Marathon runners after 20 mins usually raise their blood pressure to dangerous levels and sustain those levels for some time after possibly damageing arteries or putting them under such pressure; the body then responds with a healing mechanism that is thought to cause plaque build up not to mention lots of poisonous lactic acid.

20-30 mins of excercise 3-4 week is really all one needs to keep fit for endurance.