Monday, 2 February 2009

Shome mishtake, shurely

Middle aged, middle class drinkers at greatest health risk - Telegraph, 23rd January

"Older drinkers also drank more regularly, with 21 per cent of the over-45s having alcohol at least five days a week compared with just 6 per cent of 16- to 24-year-olds, confounding the stereotype of binge-drinking teenagers and students."

Older people living longer, healthier lives - Dept. for Work & Pensions, 29th January

"Older people are living longer, healthier lives than they did ten years ago, according to a report published today. Not only has life expectancy for those over 65 increased, but healthy life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy at age 65, have increased."

Or maybe the old'uns just know what's good for them better than Nanny does?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Questioning the superior knowledge of the state....? Sounds like a thoughtcrime to me.

Sue said...

It is customary to start the day here with a brandy in your coffee. It's so popular that garages have bars in them and the police partake in this National Institution too.

At lunchtime (1ish) they all go for something to eat and drink copious amounts of red alcohol in some form or another.

After they have slept that off, they go back to work at around 5 to 8 and then go out again to end the day with another drink down the pub and another meal.

Spanish women have the longest lifespans in Europe!

Bill Quango MP said...

with 21 per cent of the over-45s having alcohol at least five days a week.

Someone's drinking my share. I haven't had a unit all week.

Raedwald said...

I haven't had a unit all week.

Uhm, it's only Monday afternoon, Bill ...

Anonymous said...

Are not the older living longer as a result the number of smokers diminishing either voluntarily or by death.
When all stop self harming habits you might rightly expect some benefit..