Living forever

Living forever, living longer, staying young and getting young.

OK lofty ideals all of these, especially living forever, how’s that going to pan out?

Anyway all of the ideas here are quack science, it’s stuff I’ve cooked up from personal experience and trawling around the internet. Don’t for goodness sake try any of these things without first consulting a physician or making a will. Some of it could turn out to be bloody dangerous, some of it could be pretty benign but some when tried with something else on the list could be blinking ruinous to one’s health. So please take this all with a pinch of salt, or rather have the pinch of salt only after consulting with a doctor.

Basically though I’m playing catch-up, years of smoking and I need something to peg back the damage that I’ve done. What I want to do is to turn back time a bit and negate some of the effects of smoking, to stabilise things and then to try and turn back the clock completely. Mad idea but my body is pretty responsive to exercise and I’ve a remarkable ability to remain youthful which is only just letting me down with my recent excesses of the deadly weed.

Anyway what I’m doing here is a set of ideas that I’m going to give a go, I’ll title each of them as to what I believe they may do for you. The four titles being:

Living forever, living longer, staying young and getting young.

1. Water and lots of it.

Living forever x
Living longer ✓
Staying young ✓
Getting young ✓

Water is super important to our bodies, too little and it’s bad, too much and it’s bad. I don’t have enough I’m sure, for some reason I have camel-like qualities and I don’t seem to need to take on as much liquid as others do. I scoff whenever I see a speed-walker out for a one mile walk clutching a water carrier, and I double scoff whenever I see a young person with a bottle of aqua just to get through a morning bus ride.

When I run I rarely take any water with me, I may have some when I’m doing a competitive run but that’s more to do with it being available than needing it. I often forget to take a bottle for a post run swig, I just don’t seem to need it… It’s my lack of sweating that’s weird too, or is everyone else just weird . I’m not really too sure.

Anyway after reading an article on how important water is and how it took ten years off the appearance of one lady’s face then I thought it was worth a go.

Daily Mail – mail online article

What I really need in order to pursue this idea is to have a water bottle to hand, something handy to get me through the day, plastics seem to be much maligned for the hormones etc. they can taint water with so I think that the best way forward would be a good old Sigg Bottle, I’ve had one for years now and whenever I’ve used it, it seems to provide a cool beverage in a cool bottle.

Basically the regimen calls for a large jug of water in the morning, a large jug at lunch and one in the evening. I think I’ll try for four litres a day, a litre at each stage mentioned for the jugs and I’ll allow for another litre taken in tea and coffee etc. throughout the day. Tea, coffee etc. being contributors to the daily fluid intake, alcohol isn’t a contributor at all and if you are to have alcohol you must offset it with even more fluids.

Let’s see what happens anyway, I think this could be a good one. But beware of over-doing it, taking too much water can be very dangerous.

2. The Gary Player Plan.

Living forever x
Living longer ✓
Staying young ✓
Getting young ✓

So how would an aging golfer remain young and sprightly well ask Gary Player, aka The Black Knight, who at the age of 78 still manages to do a fitness regime that would stretch most gym addicts, a regime including reputedly 1,000 sit-ups a day.

At the 2014 Open Championship he was interviewed by the BBC and told of his secrets to eternal youth.
Basically in his life Mr. Player has travelled a bit and on his travels he bumped into an Indian gentleman who advised these four tips:

• You’ve gotta be happy – it’s your choice happy or sad, it’s up to you
• You gotta rest well – not necessarily sleeping a long time
• It’s imperative that you exercise
• Contrary to Western opinion, the less you eat the longer you live

Pretty simple stuff, but remember keep it simple, it’s easier to drop out of an extensive complex regime, this is pretty easy to remember, not necessarily easy to adhere to but four good life markers to aim for.