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Old 09-24-2015, 02:19 PM   #1
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Why do Astronauts live longer ?


Hi Guys,

If you seat daily writing codes,..., you may expect muscle loss and well. Good luck.

The human body is uniquely designed to live in Earth's gravity. In microgravity, astronauts no longer walk to get to different parts of the spacecraft.
Some possible issues:
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/HRP_Feature/

Although some controversies, it is reported that Astronauts live longer.
It is now scientifically proven that there are many drawbacks of travelling in space, but still they keep super conditions.

They scientifically have better health condition, which protect them from heart diseases, some cancers,...


http://www.nasa.gov/audience/formedi...autreport.html

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Old 09-24-2015, 04:06 PM   #2
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Without clicking of any of your links, my answer is: selection bias. Duh.

You can't become an astronaut unless you're super-healthy.

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Old 09-25-2015, 06:22 AM   #3
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Yeah, and there are only a couple dozen astronauts in total. So, I really don't know how they become a statistically-significant subgroup.

But the lesson to programmers is real: "turn off the computer, put that sugary drink aside, get up off your lazy and go outside. Take a walk." There's something called a "world" out there. You should look at it sometime.


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Old 09-25-2015, 07:22 AM   #4
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Doing informatics is unhealthier than smoking. Apparently...
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:58 AM   #5
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I would tend to agree that astronauts have better health because the investment in the technologies of space are still extreme and that it benefits the nation states to use their most healthiest candidates.
 
Old 09-25-2015, 09:07 AM   #6
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Doing informatics is unhealthier than smoking. Apparently...
Hmm, they compare 1 hour of sitting with 1 cigarette, but wouldn't it make more sense to compare 1 hour of sitting with 1 hour of smoking?
 
Old 09-30-2015, 12:06 PM   #7
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Nothing to do with that fact that they are specifically selected as the most fit and healthy that a massive battery of medical tests can identify?
 
Old 09-30-2015, 12:24 PM   #8
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It's probably cheaper to discover that aneurysm in a clinical visit prior to launch then while that same person is operating a multi-million dollar spacecraft.
This thread is a great example of why correlation does not equal causation.
 
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It's gotta be the Tang.
 
Old 09-30-2015, 01:33 PM   #10
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You may be interested to know that, since the middle ages, astronomers were seen to live exceedingly long lives (you may be familiar with the depictions of the wizend, old astronomer looking through his sextant at the stars). I sorta like to think that, much like astronauts, we're closer to being at one with the universe.
 
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You may be interested to know that, since the middle ages, astronomers were seen to live exceedingly long lives (you may be familiar with the depictions of the wizend, old astronomer looking through his sextant at the stars). I sorta like to think that, much like astronauts, we're closer to being at one with the universe.
Yeah but you did not consider that they could have crossed a vortex and arrive back few years after... like in this movie

Beware of apes...
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Astronauts are tested back to front and upside down, for health, fitness, and who knows what else.

This is a preselected group of some of the healthiest people on the planet. That they statistically live longer than average should hardly be surprising.
 
Old 02-13-2019, 03:51 PM   #13
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...There's something called a "world" out there. You should look at it sometime.

But the light in that big room out there is so bright...
 
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Astronauts are tested back to front and upside down, for health, fitness, and who knows what else.

This is a preselected group of some of the healthiest people on the planet. That they statistically live longer than average should hardly be surprising.
Yes, several people already pointed that out back when this thread started in 2015.
 
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Yeah, and there are only a couple dozen astronauts in total. So, I really don't know how they become a statistically-significant subgroup.

But the lesson to programmers is real: "turn off the computer, put that sugary drink aside, get up off your lazy and go outside. Take a walk." There's something called a "world" out there. You should look at it sometime.

WOW! Welcome back, old friend! and well said, as usual. I've asked about you... wondered where you'd gone and hoped you were healthy and reasonably happy for an ol' curmudgeon

I've been working toward doing exactly what you're mentioning. I have been a 4-5 Pepsi a day guy for many decades and despite Diabetes and a stroke, that was one vice I didn't quit.... until about a month ago. Because I sipped them all day long (I don't mind warm) it was such a steady intake that it actually kept me stable at least as far as my Target Number for Blood Sugar is concerned. However the amount of sugar is so freaking high that my whole body was, and likely still will be for some time, just saturated.

Additionally for several months I've initiated a routine of 15 minutes of exercise as soon as my feet hit the floor upon waking. I'm working toward long walks and possibly a Step Machine and maybe a Rowing Machine as well. We can't yet do much about our genes but we can do the most effective thing possible to maximize what we have - good ol' diet and exercise.

Great to see you back! My best to you and yours.
 
  


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