I've just been to the gym. 30 minutes waking on the running machine. 10 minutes on the bike plus 10 minutes on the arm machine plus a few weights. We are going to go 3-4 times a week, when my wife retires, in two weeks time. With a controlled diet the weight should fall off. The objective is to lose the beer gut, which persists, even though I have not drunk alcohol for 5 years. Live as long as you can and prosper.
Men in England could expect an extra 6.4 years of life expectancy to reach 79.5 years of age, putting them level with Finns but behind the expected life span of a man from Luxembourg.
The average national life expectancy increased by 4.4 years to 83.2 years for women in England, which still placed them ahead of all other nations surveyed except Finland, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg and Portugal.
But it's not all good news: A larger older population also meant that conditions linked with old age such as dementia and injuries to the joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves were more common.
Low back and neck pain, along with hearing and vision loss and depression were among the illnesses faced by people who lived longer.
Co-author Dr Adam Briggs noted that life expectancy is increasing across the country but large inequalities still remain.
The study also found that poor diet and smoking are the biggest risks which may cause premature death or disability among people living in England.
Life expectancy by region (male and female combined)
South East England - 82.4
East of England - 82.2
South West England - 82.0
Greater London - 81.4
East Midlands - 81.2
West Midlands - 80.9
Yorkshire and the Humber - 80.6
Wales - 80.3
North East England - 80.1
North West England - 80.0
Northern Ireland - 79.6
Scotland - 79.1
Because of my chequered medical history I can expect to die before I am 80. I am not afraid of death. It's just like going to sleep but you don't wake up. And there is always the possibility of an afterlife which would be fun.
I suspect Hilary Clintin is seriously ill. I hope not. She will be suceeded by Bernie Sanders. He will lose. Under this scenario Trump will win by default. God help USA. God help the world. God help us all.
I caught pneumonia 3 times in Kensington and Chelsea ICU. The 1st time it nearly killed me twice. The chief doctor in the ICU told my wife that he fully expected me to die overnight. He had never been wrong before. Thank God on this occasion he was.
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