Greed is good (and so is lust)!

This story is worth reproducing in full:

People who want to live longer and stay healthier were urged by an expert on ageing to have more sex and earn more money.

Dr Ronald Klatz, president of the American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine Inc, said on Thursday that a British study came to this conclusion.

“Sex and money help prolong life,” he told the daily newspaper Streats.

Attending an anti-ageing medical conference in Singapore, Klatz, 48, said, “Anti-ageing is 80% personal behaviour and only 20% medicinal.”

People should monitor any changes in their bodies so that illnesses can be detected early, he advised.

Eat well, take nutritional supplements, drink red wine moderately and don’t smoke, he added.

“It’s no use to live to 100 or more if you are a burden to your family and society,” Klatz said. “It should be a long and healthy, quality life.”

Adding to his confidence that life can extend to 150 is research in the ageing process.

“Doctors and scientists used to believe that ageing was inevitable and irreversible, so they never studied it,” Klatz said. Now, with more research, he is hopeful there will be more breakthroughs, he added.

Trouble is, I’m not at all sure I’d want to live to 150. But tasteful excess followed by death in flagrante delicto at (say) 105 doesn’t sound too bad. Funny it doesn’t say anything about blogging contributing to longevity. Maybe I should adjust my priorities.

About Ken Parish

Ken Parish is a legal academic, with research areas in public law (constitutional and administrative law), civil procedure and teaching & learning theory and practice. He has been a legal academic for almost 20 years. Before that he ran a legal practice in Darwin for 15 years and was a Member of the NT Legislative Assembly for almost 4 years in the early 1990s.
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Jason Soon
2024 years ago

I have a strong interest in living as long as possible mainly because of curiosity more than vanity. I *want* to see how the world turns out, whether for good or ill. Life is a tale told by an idiot but nonetheless a very engrossing one, at least I find it. Aren’t you the least bit curious? Thus both life extension and cyrogenics strongly appeal to me. I guess I’d better start saving.

2024 years ago

Sex and money, hey? Well, one out of two ain’t bad …