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What kind of property do you want to raise kids in?
Apartment 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
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Detached 52%  52%  [ 35 ]
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 Post subject: Re: Going Japanese AKA The Disapearance Of The Western World
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:34 am 
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You have to remember that the Japanese do 90 better than we do 90.
They eat less processed food and saturated fat. They tend to sleep at floor level. And having to get up off the floor every morning is great functional exercise.

For anyone elderly or just old and overweight a good test is how many times they can get down to lying position and up to standing without holding on to furniture etc.

Doctors should prescribe yoga and turkish get-ups.

I once took an overnight train across China. Seeing the elderly climb into the top bunk was surprising. I put the strength and agility down to the fact they use squat toilets.


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 Post subject: Re: Going Japanese AKA The Disapearance Of The Western World
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:46 am 
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Braighni wrote:
GameBlame wrote:
You have to remember that the Japanese do 90 better than we do 90.
They eat less processed food and saturated fat. They tend to sleep at floor level. And having to get up off the floor every morning is great functional exercise.

For anyone elderly or just old and overweight a good test is how many times they can get down to lying position and up to standing without holding on to furniture etc.

Doctors should prescribe yoga and turkish get-ups.

I once took an overnight train across China. Seeing the elderly climb into the top bunk was surprising. I put the strength and agility down to the fact they use squat toilets.

And probably the fact that in early life they were far more physically active than their modern counterparts.

It's already an established trend that life expectancy is declining in some western economies, although the causes are multiple but I've no doubt that a sedentary lifestyle is a major contributing factor.

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 Post subject: Re: Going Japanese AKA The Disapearance Of The Western World
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:25 pm 
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Life expectancy at birth in Ireland is now 81.8 years although as recently as 1990 it was only 74.8 years, a full seven years less.

I believe the improvement is primarily due to better housing (central heating, double-glazing, better hygiene with modern toilets & kitchens, hot water on tap, washing machines), more generous pensions (thanks Bertie :? ) and lifestyle improvements (less smoking, more exercise) but some element of this improvement is surely attributable to the healthcare industry.

I heard the Taoiseach on Marian recently credit the HSE with this improvement in life expectancy. Did she challenge his medical expertise on this vital issue ? :x Can anyone tell us what share of HSE expenditure goes on the elderly? I suspect it is close to 80% and that's why no-one will say. Most people live with serious health problems for the last few years of their lives. The risk is that we will increase life expectancy without increasing the length of our healthy, active lives.
https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistic ... statistics


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 Post subject: Re: Going Japanese AKA The Disapearance Of The Western World
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Life expectancy at birth in Ireland is now 81.8 years although as recently as 1990 it was only 74.8 years, a full seven years less.

I believe the improvement is primarily due to better housing (central heating, double-glazing, better hygiene with modern toilets & kitchens, hot water on tap, washing machines), more generous pensions (thanks Bertie :? ) and lifestyle improvements (less smoking, more exercise) but some element of this improvement is surely attributable to the healthcare industry.

I heard the Taoiseach on Marian recently credit the HSE with this improvement in life expectancy. Did she challenge his medical expertise on this vital issue ? :x Can anyone tell us what share of HSE expenditure goes on the elderly? I suspect it is close to 80% and that's why no-one will say. Most people live with serious health problems for the last few years of their lives. The risk is that we will increase life expectancy without increasing the length of our healthy, active lives.
https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistic ... statistics

Also in Ireland up to 1990 there were still many suffering the ravages of the pre vaccination age. I think in the 1950s in the USA Polio was considered the biggest public fear after nuclear war.

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 Post subject: Re: Going Japanese AKA The Disapearance Of The Western World
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:38 am 
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Breda O'Brien, the IT's token Catholic, catches up with Japan, via The Atlantic Monthly. And exposes the "no platform" brigade who favour porn stars and brothel owners.

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/bred ... -1.3708257

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/ar ... te/534291/


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