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Want to live to be 80?
I recently picked a new primary care physician. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing "fairly well" for my age.
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, "Do you think I'll live to be 80?"
He asked, "Well, do you smoke tobacco or drink beer?"
"Oh no", I replied, "I've never done either."
Then he asked, "Do you eat rib-eye steaks with baked potatoes or barbequed ribs with French fries and cole slaw?"
I said, "No! Red meat is very unhealthy!"
"Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf or out fishing?" he asked.
"No I don't," I said. "It can cause skin cancer."
He said, "Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or fool around with sexy women?"
"No," I said, "I've never done any of those things."
He closed my chart, looked at me and said, "Then why in hell do you want to live to be 80?"
Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
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