Middle age? Tell the wife it's OK to drink

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by dutchs, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. dutchs

    dutchs Well-Known Member

    Two glasses of wine a day improves quality of life for middle-aged
    A couple of glasses of wine each day improves your quality of life, researchers say.
    Source: Daily Telegraph
    24 Jun 2012
    A study finds that those who drink in moderation - no more than 14 drinks a week and no more than three a day for women and four a day for men - have better overall scores than those who abstain completely.
    The quality of life was measured using the Health Utilities index, which looks at factors including dexterity, emotion, cognition and mobility.
    Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine studied 5,404 Canadians at age 50, and continued to observe them over a follow up period.
    Most showed a stable alcohol consumption pattern and 'persistant moderate drinkers' were identified.
    They found that these regular moderate drinkers scored highest in each of the health indices.
    However, subsequent changes in quality of life past 50 were similar in all groups, except for those who cut down on drinking from moderate levels - and these showed signs of decline.
    The authors write: "Overall, this study shows a positive relation between regular moderate alcohol intake and quality of life in middle-aged adults.
    "The effects on the subsequent quality of life as one ages of continued alcohol consumption, or of decreasing intake, remain unclear."
    But reviewers invited to comment on the study warned that the study did not take into account the reasons for people stopping drinking or cutting down.
    Harvey Finkel, from the Boston University Medical Center, said: "As people age, even disregarding medical obstacles, social interactions generally decrease, which leads to both less stimulation to drink and less opportunity to drink."
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2012
  2. RusticBliss

    RusticBliss New Member

    I never drink. Not to say I am against it. I was at the local Pub every weekend before I had kids. But my husband and I do not want our kids to grow up around the amount of alcohol we both did. Not to mention we consider ourself responsible parents and don't want our kids to ever see us drunk.
    That being said - I think I can honestly say that I have 1-3 drinks MAYBE twice a year. Same for my husband.
    2 nights ago I was having some pain. I thought since all else failed - maybe a glass of wine would relax my body before bed and I would possibly get some sleep.
    OMG did it ever! 2 glasses of wine and I was out like a light! I woke up early the next day- refreshed- no headache- and had the best rest I have had in a decade!

  3. Blades

    Blades Senior Member

    Drink grape juice.
  4. SeventiesWreckers

    SeventiesWreckers Load Bearing Wall

    I have in the past, plenty of parties & good times. But now, not so much, hardly at all really. If you carry in this State, bars & establishments that serve liquor are off limits for CCW. If I'm at home, and there are other people around that don't drink, sometimes I'll consider myself "Off Duty", and retire to the back patio with a good bottle & some ice. I have 6 people living in the house, 3 of us are ex military, and we all shoot, so security is still up & running. Last summer I was shooting my bow out back, and sipping Cuervo on ice. I felt I was doing rather well for the most part. It did take me a couple of days to find all my arrows though. So I guess I didn't do quite as well as it seemed.

    It's an expensive hobby, and I just don't really have the money for it. So I spend what I have on ammo mostly. To old to have that much fun anyway.
  5. dutchs

    dutchs Well-Known Member

    I can appreciate that Wrecker, That being said, the article did say IN Moderation......:eek::eek::p:p I was about 50 yrs. old when I found the definition of that word, still have trouble with it:D:D
  6. SeventiesWreckers

    SeventiesWreckers Load Bearing Wall

    Yeah, I know. Not a bad article at all. I usually abstain 'cause Murphys Law is always waiting for me. It would be just my luck to pour a nice one, & have a Charlie Manson follower kick in my door. A total "Aw Crap" moment. I just can't get away with anything these days.
  7. dutchs

    dutchs Well-Known Member

    I know, Just busting your chops! I have 10 glasses of wine a year..... Old
  8. parkeral

    parkeral New Member

    14 a week is pushing it haha, I can do that in a night sometimes.
  9. Argyle64

    Argyle64 New Member

    If I could get my wife to drink even 1 glass of wine a night I would be a happy man. Wine gets that girl going and let's just say....she hasn't drank any wine in a loooong time. I'm only 32 and she's only 30. I joke that my grandfather gets more action than I do and he's 91.
  10. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

    Actually, there is no longer any restriction in Nevada for a CCW permitee to carry into any establishment that serves alcohol, even if there is a sign that prohibits it, PROVIDED it is not located on the premises where other restrictions may apply (such as a bar inside an airport terminal building).

    In all but one case, there are heavy penalties for being in possession of a firearm with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% (the DUI limit). In fact, a DUI conviction automatically suspends the CCW permit, even if the gun or the permit had nothing to do with the drinking.

    The sole exception is when at home or place of temporary residence....you can be drunk as a skunk and still legally shoot an intruder....if you see three of them, aim for the one in the middle! LOL!
  11. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

    "Strong drink giveth the desire....but taketh away the ability...."
  12. dutchs

    dutchs Well-Known Member

    Geez, Wet blanket.....:(
  13. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

    Yes, but true!
  14. SeventiesWreckers

    SeventiesWreckers Load Bearing Wall

    Well, that's a delightful little tidbit of information. I honestly don't know how you find the time to stay current on all this stuff, kinda boggles me. I still probably won't rush out to get a bottle. Trying to save up for some new guns, & some fresh .45 ammo. Thanks for the code update though, always nice to know the law.
  15. SeventiesWreckers

    SeventiesWreckers Load Bearing Wall

    Don't take much these days.

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  16. jonm61

    jonm61 New Member


    There are many things that are good for us now that they used to tell us were bad...and vice versa.

    Dark chocolate, red wine, dark beer, sex...all good for us! Yay! :)

    Those first three are, of course, in moderation...