Out-walking the Grim Reaper

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snibgo
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Out-walking the Grim Reaper

Postby snibgo » 17 Dec 2011, 11:12am

At this time of year, the BMJ publishes research with an interesting spin. Researchers have discovered that old people who walk fast live longer or, in their words:
This supports our hypothesis that faster speeds are protective against mortality because fast walkers can maintain a safe distance from the Grim Reaper.

Perhaps one of the few medical research reports to cite T Pratchett and JK Rowling as references.

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fausto copy
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Re: Out-walking the Grim Reaper

Postby fausto copy » 17 Dec 2011, 3:05pm

I'm coming ta get ya......
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Brian
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Re: Out-walking the Grim Reaper

Postby Brian » 17 Dec 2011, 7:25pm

The Grim Reaper came for me last night, and I beat him off with a vacuum cleaner. Talk about Dyson with death.

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Re: Out-walking the Grim Reaper

Postby tooley92 » 17 Dec 2011, 7:40pm

Brian wrote:The Grim Reaper came for me last night, and I beat him off with a vacuum cleaner. Talk about Dyson with death.




:D :D :D :D
Remember folks 'A pessimist is just an optimist with experience!'

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Re: Out-walking the Grim Reaper

Postby Michael R » 17 Dec 2011, 8:35pm

Oh dear, I am a slow walker and rarely do 3 mph on flat terrain.

In the Lakes if out for 6 -10 hours I average less than 2 mph

I better be careful