THE LAST ONE

Reduce your calories and take a nice walk, you’ll live longer, live better.

Moderate Walking Enhances the Effects of an Energy-Restricted Diet on Fat Mass Loss and Serum Insulin in Overweight and Obese Adults in a 12-Week Randomized Controlled Trial

The decrease in body weight was accompanied by a significant reduction in total fat mass, which was significantly more pronounced in the DI + walking group than in the DI group (−6.4 ± 3.1 compared with −4.8 ± 3.0 kg; P = 0.020). REE after 12 wk was not significantly different compared with the baseline REE. Diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, LDL cholesterol, and non-HDL cholesterol were similarly significantly improved by both interventions.

Still won’t?

Your choice. But know that if you are obese you then greatly increase your odds of having cancer.

Obesity-related cancers accounted for about 40 per cent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014. Although the overall rate of new cancer diagnoses has fallen since the 1990s,  rates of obesity-related cancers have been rising.

Nature does not want you to be fat.

Indian scientists studied more than 1,200 men and found that too much extra weight was linked to a lower volume of semen, a lower sperm count and lower sperm concentration.

In addition, sperm motility (the ability to move quickly through the female reproductive tract) was poor. The sperm had other defects as well, the researchers added. Poor sperm quality can lower fertility and the chances of conception.

Imagine we conquer death.

Too much to ask?

Imagine we are able to remake and re-fashion and enhance our mind and body, with all their various parts and functions, and live to 1,000, like Noah.

What if this transformation requires something of us?

The equivalent of eating right and walking?

Too much to ask?

What if this transformation requires the help of government or some other entity?

Too much to ask?

In America, blacks die younger than whites.

Life expectancy of black Americans in 2010 was equal to that of white Americans in 1980.

Might a similar “health disparity” prevent you or your loved ones from achieving radical longevity?

What demand of radical longevity would you reject? Already, millions — maybe billions — eat more than is necessary and don’t regularly exercise, despite possessing the full awareness that such acts lessen their lifespan.

Can you think of any requirement to living to 1,000 that might be too much for you to accept?

What if you are the only one, the last remaining?

All other humans have transitioned into some alternate state, some varied form that enables them to live one thousand years.

You are the last, and can’t or won’t go on.

Neanderthals lived among and near humans for thousands of years, their numbers becoming fewer and fewer, with the final remaining ones holed up in the caves and woods of northern Europe, most likely, endeavoring to stay alive, to find comfort, joy, talk of times gone, maybe dreaming of somehow passing on their genes.

There was a last one, then he died.

And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them.

I am at a loss to imagine what would keep me from embracing radical life extension, though I am certain there will be valid reasons presented.