And for all that's what its worth, my best friend, who never smoked, ran three miles every day, ate the best diet I think I 've ever known anyone to eat, dropped dead in his kitchen making a fruit & yogurt smoothie (he was 58). Even with his healthy ways, he was blocked more than 95% in every major aortic artery. Way more than 65% of all cardiac disease is genetic. My great aunt died at age 92 while trying to ride her tricycle up a steep hill. She did die of cardiac failure. She smoked a pack of chesterfield's (unfiltered) about every two days and never missed a hot toddy at night. She always ate whatever she wanted and exercized sparingly except for the trike which she used weekly to go to the corner grocer. She and her sisters, all of whom lived well into their 90's had good genes as does my mother who is still cranking right along at 88. And so it goes.
As to the pills you take to not cack from a heart attack also stopping other physical pleasures...that's what they make the little blue pills for.
Exceptions to every rule, indeed, but I still don't like the idea of skydiving!
Regarding blue pills: living alone now it's academic; if not living alone, from the selfish perspective I can think of few greater disincentives towards copulative delight than needing to benefit from them. Alternatively, from any partner's perspective, what a blow to think your mate has to be doped in order to find you exciting enough to light his candle!
Maybe there is
something to skydiving after all!