My doctor called to go over the results of my annual physical. My bloodwork was abysmal, and he told me in no uncertain terms that, given my family history, I'm not going to survive my fifties unless I make wholesale lifestyle changes.

Suppose I'll have to start riding my bikes more often, instead of just building or tinkering with them...

@sparcipx Speaking as someone who lost a brother who biked, swam, did martial arts, ran, and weight-trained at age 44 from a pulmonary embolism (he had hypertension too), I have these wisdom nuggets:
1. One cannot outrun a bad diet.
2. Humans begin their ascent to constitutional fragility in their 40s. I was saddened to see how many peers dropped from liver disease and other illnesses.

@cosullivan My dad lost a number of uncles and granduncles in their 50s and early 60s, we have a family history of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high cholesterol. I started making dietary changes just before Christmas but can stand to make more and bigger ones.

@cosullivan We're also doubly prone, as we are also partially indigenous.

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