My Dad Isn't Aging

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    Oct 07, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    I've heard my dad talk about this a lot but I've never thought much of it. My dad is 54 and he looks more like he's 30. He has no wrinkles and very little grey hair. I asked him what he uses on his skin and he says soap. I'm not understanding how he's aging the way he is but it's amazing now that I actually think about it. It's really weird. I guess that means I will age well?
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    Oct 07, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    good for you you have his gene.
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    Oct 07, 2011 3:50 AM GMT
    Too bad it skips a generation. icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 07, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidToo bad it skips a generation. icon_eek.gif
    icon_lol.gif <3
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    Oct 07, 2011 5:25 AM GMT
    mynamesadonis saidI've heard my dad talk about this a lot but I've never thought much of it. My dad is 54 and he looks more like he's 30. He has no wrinkles and very little grey hair. I asked him what he uses on his skin and he says soap. I'm not understanding how he's aging the way he is but it's amazing now that I actually think about it. It's really weird. I guess that means I will age well?


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    Oct 07, 2011 5:37 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidToo bad it skips a generation. icon_eek.gif


    I wouldn't be surprised. I actually thought of that. Like I'm gonna feel like crap if I age normal.
  • kittar

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    Oct 07, 2011 5:42 AM GMT
    My dad is the exact same. He's 61 now and super hardy. I think it's because he's always up everyday working on something around the house. He and my mom actually started up P90X for a bit. Dunno if they're still doing it. He's just now showing signs of aging, with a few more gray hairs than before.

  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 07, 2011 5:43 AM GMT
    Haha, just be happy you have good aging genes in your family.

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    This is how my mom is, and I am following right along. My aunt was astounded since she hadn't seen me in 5 years "Ohhhhh, you look the same!"
  • Thirdbeach

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    Oct 07, 2011 5:58 AM GMT
    My Aunt Mary (okay, she's my mother's aunt) commented once:
    "that now she's starting to get old, she's slowing down a bit."

    I replied "Aunt Mary; you're 87, and your think you've started to get old?"
    Then I realized that her father (my greatgrandfather) died at 108.

    Age is in persective, to someone in their 20's 50+ is old. To someone in their 70s, 50-ish seems young.

  • vintovka

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    Oct 07, 2011 6:07 AM GMT
    My dad looked great for his age up until about 6 months before he died, but he never really took great care of himself so it was probably just good genes--I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
  • 6packabs

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    Oct 07, 2011 6:23 AM GMT
    Get digging bud. Give us a report of food intake, sleep and exercise habits. Anything else.

    I think people can stay way younger if they know the secrets, which it would seem nutrition and exercise are top on the list that makes a difference, avoiding the highly processed crap of the standard american diet, namely refined fats, sugars and flours, all doing huge damage to the population. Add to that mix the chemicals in processed foods, the deadness of processed foods, Sodium Flouride in drinking water, high fructose corn syrup in nearly everything.

    Yeah, there are some secrets to be found. I want to hear what your dad is doing merely beyond just the gene factor.
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    Oct 07, 2011 8:00 AM GMT
    Check in the attic. There might be a portrait of him looking completely trashed. But don't destroy the painting!
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    Oct 07, 2011 8:09 AM GMT
    same here with a lot of my family members in their 60's 70's who still look later 20's to early 30's
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    Oct 07, 2011 8:39 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]Scruffypup said[/cite]Too bad it skips a generation. icon_eek.gif[/quote

    LOL!
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    Oct 07, 2011 9:00 AM GMT
    He's a vampire.
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    Oct 07, 2011 11:50 AM GMT
    mynamesadonis said
    Scruffypup saidToo bad it skips a generation. icon_eek.gif


    I wouldn't be surprised. I actually thought of that. Like I'm gonna feel like crap if I age normal.


    It would be kind of ironic (but not that surprising) if the 10,000 face creams, body washes and shit people use are all useless and its just up to your genetics.

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    Oct 07, 2011 11:55 AM GMT
    My mom is the same way, it's disturbing when we're out together and people my age are hitting on her.

    On the plus side, I have her genes so I hope I look half as good when I'm 50.
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    Oct 07, 2011 12:31 PM GMT
    he must have ralph macchio syndrome.
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    Oct 07, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    FootballHawk saidsame here with a lot of my family members in their 60's 70's who still look later 20's to early 30's


    Yeah, uuuh huuuh. I'm sure it's really that dramatic! "omg, you are 70? I thought you were 27!" icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 07, 2011 2:59 PM GMT
    Pure saidCheck in the attic. There might be a portrait of him looking completely trashed. But don't destroy the painting!


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    Oct 07, 2011 3:05 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    FootballHawk saidsame here with a lot of my family members in their 60's 70's who still look later 20's to early 30's


    Yeah, uuuh huuuh. I'm sure it's really that dramatic! "omg, you are 70? I thought you were 27!" icon_rolleyes.gif


    I thought that only happens on hook-up sites icon_razz.gif (VGL looking for raw walk in annon, im 67 but look 22 lol icon_rolleyes.gif )
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    Oct 07, 2011 3:05 PM GMT
    I hate your dad icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 07, 2011 3:13 PM GMT
    I can relate to this as well. My dad looked younger than his age all his life and was mistaken for being younger.

    Luckily it hasn't skipped a generation and I'm mistaken for younger all the time. Only draw back now is that some people think I get botox or some kind of other cosmetic surgery.icon_lol.gif

    Like I have that kind of money to waste.
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    Oct 07, 2011 5:11 PM GMT
    mynamesadonis saidI've heard my dad talk about this a lot but I've never thought much of it. My dad is 54 and he looks more like he's 30. He has no wrinkles and very little grey hair. I asked him what he uses on his skin and he says soap. I'm not understanding how he's aging the way he is but it's amazing now that I actually think about it. It's really weird. I guess that means I will age well?


    Check the attic for a portrait of him that is aging horribly.
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    Oct 07, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    Pure saidCheck in the attic. There might be a portrait of him looking completely trashed. But don't destroy the painting!


    Damn, you beat me to it! Dorky lit jokes FTW